Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna, Vienna

Rudolfsheim Reindorf
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Good location

Really near to everything, which was great especially those historical building and Westbahnhof Metro. The room was ok but the shower room was a bit too small even for an Asian guy like me. The garden was a nice touch and enough rooms for people to socialize.


Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna has all the benefits independently run hostels tend to have, as opposed to large chains. They offer good accommodation in a nice atmosphere and all of this for a decent price. It's definitely one of the better hostels Vienna has to offer.

The Location

The hostel is located quite conveniently in the city center near the Mariahilfer Strae and only a five-minute walk away from the Westbahnhof, from there you can take the subway in practically any direction. The hostel itself consists of two houses, one which houses most of the facilities, the reception, and common rooms. It is also quite easy to spot the hostel, mainly because one of the buildings has "Hostel" painted on its side in very large green letters. Even though it's located very close to a big shopping street the area of the hostel itself is rather quiet, which is also a big advantage if you're looking for a good night's sleep.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are quite small and not as nicely decorated as the rest of the hostel. Everything is pretty basic but the rooms are clean. The lockers in the room are provided free of charge and so are bedsheets, towels, and hairdryers. The bathroom is quite simple as well, but it will suit most travelers' basic needs. The same goes for the little guest kitchen. A laundry room is also present, and clothes can be dried on the clothesline in the courtyard as well as using the dryers. Besides the free lemonade that's available at the reception, they also offer a simple breakfast for a very democratic price.

Common Spaces

The common areas have a traditional and homey atmosphere and are very pleasant to spend your time. Of course free Wi-Fi is offered and the bar provides a wide variety of drinks as well as various meals such as pizza and spaghetti. A wide selection of musical instruments is available for guests to play, including an upright piano, two acoustic guitars, and a ukulele. This makes the music played from the barman's iPhone quite redundant in a way and makes it also very easy to socialize and jam out with other guests as well. A book exchange and some board games are also present for guests to use. In the courtyard, people can smoke or use the barbecue.


All in all Hostel Ruthensteiner is a very well-equipped hostel located in a great place. Its cosy atmosphere is complemented by most of the staff members who are cheerful, welcoming, and helpful. The fact that the hostel is located in the heart of the city and that its facilities are how they should be make Hostel Ruthensteiner an excellent place to stay while in Vienna.

The common room. The outdoor common area. The bathroom. The front of the hostel.

Great place to stay!

Great location in relation to the train station! Rooms were spacious, cool chairs and hammocks in our room. Great WiFi throughout the entire hostel. Staff was super helpful, great info about public transport and things to do in the city at the desk. Bar/lounge was nice, plenty of room, great place to meet people. They had great lockers for luggage storage. Highly recommended!

Age 20 | USA

Immaculate, attractive, very helpful staff, good location

My grandson, his friend and I stayed 3 nights in a private room ... very small but so clean. Unfortunately, our room (I think it was 40) did not get wi fi service, but that was a small inconvenience as it was available everywhere else. All staff were wonderfully helpful and so pleasant. Breakfast option greatly appreciated. Having at the front desk the pre-printed direction slips to attractions of note was fabulous. Free locker use was a plus so we could go exploring on our last day after check out and before we were scheduled to leave Prague. All in all, delightful. We would definitely recommend Ruthensteiner to others.

Age 76 | USA


Such a friendly, lively place. People are awesome, they have everything you'd want and need in a hostel. Musical instruments, great courtyard, bar, helpful and fabulous staff. I loved it!!! One if the best hostels I've stayed at!! Oh everything was clean too.

Age 26 | Australia


I loved this hostel. I travel a lot, and this is one of my favorite hostels ever. I'm 62 years old, and in some youth oriented hostels, you feel separate from the social life of the place. I met great people from all over the world here. This atmosphere is due both to the great common areas (I particularly liked the garden), and the staff who are organized, helpful, social, and a great bunch of people who have traveled themselves and know how to make backpackers feel welcome. Nice work guys!

Age 62 | USA

Pretty good hostel

Overall, I would probably recommend this hostel. The lockers were average-sized, although they didn't seem very secure. They have a nice kitchen, and washers and dryers available for use. It seemed like there were too many people for our bathroom (10 people for one bathroom). Cleanliness was slightly questionable, but I think it was a case of sloppy roommates, rather than lack of cleaning. There is a bar and quite a bit of common space, which is nice for socializing. The staff does a good job of keeping people in the common areas after specific times, so it doesn't get too loud. More outlets would be nice, as I had to chose between my reading light or an outlet. Also, the bunk beds are very short, so if you are on the bottom, you have to hunch over rather severely to sit up in your bed. They accept credit card payments, but they don't mention anywhere that they charge you a fee, so it's better to pay with cash.


Very good location, nice atmosphere and not that expensive

Visited there for one night, and it was quite comfortable. Prices were cheaper than other good located hostels around. The hostel had very good atmosphere inside, it's not like hotel type and unsocial. but it was joyful and interesting, and friendly atmosphere while it was so silent after the evening which is a really good and wanted feature.


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Hostel Ruthensteiner is the FRIENDLY non-smoking hostel with a great international atmosphere just 4 minutes walk from the Westbahnhof Train Station, open 24hrs/day all year round! Within walking distance of both the Old Center City and the beautiful Palace Schönbrunn, this is the perfect base from which to discover Vienna. Family-owned and run by travellers (one of a kind, not one of a chain!), our hostel is ideal for individual travellers or small family groups. Do come visit!

Special features include:

*Free MAPS on arrival
*High-speed INTERNET
*Free WIRELESS in every room
*Free COMPUTERS for guest use
*24 hour reception (NO LOCKOUT), including tourist info and advice anytime
*Unlimited, 24h free HOT SHOWERS
*SMOKE-FREE environment
*Free use of our large, brand-new self-service KITCHEN and BARBECUE
*Beautiful GARDENS for relaxing, enjoying a drink from the bar, making new friends and playing OVERSIZED CHESS with our handmade wooden figures
*Self-service LAUNDROMAT (soap provided)
*New, relaxed BAR serving the best draft beer in town, cocktails, wine and non-alcoholic drinks
*BIKE rental and storage room
*Walking, grape-grazing and bike TOURS that leave directly from the hostel

We offer all sorts of accomodations, from dormitory rooms (4 to 10 beds, mixed and single-sex) to private rooms (from single, double and twin-bed rooms to larger rooms for groups; both ''en suite'' rooms with private shower/WC and rooms with shared facilities are available). All rooms include FREE LINENS.

We can't wait to have you stay with us!!!

- The Hostel Ruthensteiner Team

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Location and Contact




Address: Robert Hammerlinggasse 24, Rudolfsheim Reindorf, Vienna (Wien), Vienna, Austria

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Website Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna Vienna
Phone Number: +43 1-8934202
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller


Lockers in Lobby

Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage

Safe Deposit Box

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Bike Rental (€12 per day)

Breakfast (€2.50 - €3.50)

City Tours (Various)

Parking (€5 per day)


24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill


Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange

Entirely Non-Smoking



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Airport Pickup

Wheelchair Accessible


Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 18

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Note: We prefer cash payment when possible!

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 7 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: all year round!

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Large (60-100 beds)


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