We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hostel Ruthensteiner

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
Robert Hamerlinggasse 24, Vienna 1150, Austria
Special Rate
€16 (EUR)
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Hostel Ruthensteiner
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Hostel Ruthensteiner
Write a Review

448 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    287
    119
    27
    12
    3
See reviews for
35
95
137
9
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (59)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (448)
  • Mar-May only
    (93)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (130)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (116)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (109)
All months
Houston,
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So I stayed several nights in the 6 bed dorm across the street from the main building. The dorm had an ensuite bathroom as well as a separate sink. Yeah it was a bit obnoxious to push the shower knob every 30 seconds to keep the water coming but at least there was plenty of space to put your towel... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My two friends and I stayed here back in December of 2013 and we had a really great experience. We actually made a booking to share a dorm room but there was a mistake and the room was over booked. However, they upgraded us to a room of our own at the same rate as a dorm room. From the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Sophia M! Do drop in and see us if you're ever back in this corner of the world! More 

Dendermonde
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a disappointment! First of all, the pictures make it seem nicer that it is, the rooms are big enough and mine (a 6 bed dorm) had an ensuite shower, which looked like a cabin of 1m x 1m so really tiny. I liked the separate sink a lot. The staff was helpful except for the blonde woman, she made... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Hi there, let me say on behalf of the entire Ruthensteiner Team - we're really sorry to hear that you were so disappointed with your stay...! It sounds like you might have had a bit of bad luck, with the noisy roommates & the not-so-exciting night at the bar - under normal circumstances our bar is a great place to... More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of five (two adults late 40's, two 10 y/o daughters, and a grandmother in her early 70's) had a great time. The shared facilities (shower and toilet) were clean and well maintained and the staff were always friendly and helpful. We arrived about 7PM on a weekday tired and hungry and explained that we simply wanted a good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Hey lurgist, THANK YOU for this absolutely splendid review! You're right, Gasthaus Quell is a great little secret - I doubt any tourists EVER went there before we started talking them up at reception. Like you say, nothing fancy - just real-down-home-grandma cooking. Or I guess ''Oma'' cooking, I should say ;). Thanks again for taking the time to review... More 

London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed 2 nights in a private single room with shared bathroom. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Room was compact but clean, comfortable and had everything one needed - reception was even able to sell me a €5 UK to Europe adaptor. Bathrooms were clean with good showers and no queues. Location was great, very close to Westbahnhof train/underground... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

THANK YOU for this great review, nodoytak! You're absolutely right about walking around at night - we're lucky enough to be located in one of the safest cities in Europe, if not the world. In any case, we're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay - we'll hope to see you around here again sometime! More 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here recently in a 6 bed female dorm, for three nights. It took me a while to find, there could have been written directions rather than an unclear map. The hostel was clean, quirky with all the paintings and posters, quiet, staff were friendly and helpful - apart from one woman I checked in with, quite miserable! All... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Hey Laura M, thanks so much for your review! I do apologise for any problems finding our hostel - we are just a few minutes walk away from the Western Train Station, but it is awfully easy to get turned around in a new city. I just took a look at the map on our website, and you're absolutely right,... More 

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights in this hostel and it was superb. We were upgraded to a private apartment. Near to the Westbahnhof Underground station and local shops or takeaways, all was spacious, clean,calm and well run. Staff were very friendly, readily to hand 24/7 with any information you may need. The bar was open from 7pm each evening where lots... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

THANK YOU Cecilia B, reviews like this really make our day! The way you describe our bar - social, relaxed, multi-generational - is just how we want our house to be, a real meeting place for travellers of the world. Thanks so much for spending some time with us - we'll hope to see you here one day soon! Until... More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I was here with my girlfriend, stayed for 3 days. The place looks really awesome, and well equipped as well. Location is perfect. The staff was amazing, very helpful, had a bit of problem with the heater, but fixed it in no time! Also they recommended places to go out, eat, drink, party....absolutely fantastic experience all together!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Thank you sigonen, we're so glad you like our place! Come visit us again anytime! More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I really enjoyed our stay at this hostel. The accommodation was exactly as it was stated online, and we were pleased with the amount of room we had, even in our 8 person dormitory. Everyone who worked at the hostel was very pleasant and tried very hard to make sure everyone enjoyed their time there. Great atmosphere... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Hey rm3060a, thanks so much for the lovely review! I am sorry to hear about the snorer in your room - that can make anyone's dorm-stay a bit of a nightmare. If this ever happens to you again, please be sure to inform reception. At the very least we can give you some earplugs - and when we can, we... More 

Nuremberg, Germany
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They've got everything you need and the bar is always packed with people in the evening, a good place to meet new friends. Good wi-fi coverage, decent kitchen, lovely garden, helpful staff... located between schoenbrunn and inner city so I may say the location is quite nice, less than 5 mins walk from closest trams and trains. However don't expect... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Thanks so much, rogertsang, for taking the time to write this lovely review! As for our 'compact' rooms - it's true, some of our rooms are a bit on the small side :). owever, we're slowly changing this (we're in the process of converting our 8 bed dorms to 6 bed dorms, for example). When available we also offer a... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

340 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (98)
Viewed
Room/suite (29)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (23)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
View from room (6)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (34)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (207)
Viewed
Other (57)
Viewed
6-Bed Dorm (21)
Viewed
Amenities (14)
Viewed
Private Double Room (19)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (29)
Viewed
The Hotel (53)
Viewed
Three Bed Room (14)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (35)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (12)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (2)
Viewed
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question