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Hostel Ruthensteiner

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Robert Hamerlinggasse 24, Vienna 1150, Austria
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Henniker, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a fantastic stay here. I must say that this review might be biased by the fact that we were upgraded from a dorm room to a private apartment. The apartment was beautiful. Three beds, new-looking kitchen area and table, appliances and fridge, stand-up fan, private bath, private balcony! Other pros: free wifi that worked in our second-floor apartment; a... More 

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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was possibly the best hostel I have stayed in. We were in a private room which was small but comfy and clean. There is a quiet after 10pm policy and it was adhered to. The staff were wonderful and helpful. There is a cheap bar in the hotel with lovely barmen and a really social atmosphere. The hostel is... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pros: Helpful staff willing to print things for us and help with directions. Cool large common area with a bar and an outside area. Clean. Cons: Our double room was small. The 'double bed' was only a 3/4 bed. I don't mind small rooms but it was so small that you couldn't close the ensuite door even halfway because the... More 

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Clemson, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel was amazing. I did stay in a private room so not sure how the dorms were, but our room was fantastic. Very clean, quiet, comfortable beds, and though it did not have AC like many places in Europe it did have a fan. But really what makes the hostel great is the atmosphere. It has a wonderful bar... More 

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Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Wow, thank you 79LEH! This review made our day :). More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's well-located near a bunch of food options (both cheap/quick and fully sit-down), near supermarkets, shops, and ATMs, and near the Westbahnhof. Great public transit links to downtown Vienna and a short walk from the Schönbrunn Palace. Amazing and cheap breakfast. Wonderful lounge area with a number of plugs. A nice bar with a happy hour and good hours. A... More 

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Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Well - if the review above made our day, this review made us blush! :) THANK YOU, Brody! Come again soon! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is fantastic and by far one of the best I have stayed in throughout my 4 months spent in Europe. Its clean, beds are comfy and the rooms are spacious with decent lockers. There is a great kitchen, laundry service, indoor and outdoor areas to sit and breakfast is available for reasonable price. I found the location to... More 

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Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much, Emspems00! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really quite amazing for a hostel. It had breakfast for an extra cost, free guide books to borrow from the reception, bikes to rent, nice, clean toilets and showers, a refrigerator for the guests perusal, real close to a large train station... The only drawback was that the floors in some of the corridors were really cold.

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Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Thanks Judit, we're really happy to hear that you enjoyed our place! As for the cold floors - I have to tell you, you are the ONLY person who's complained about something being too COLD in the last few weeks! But it's true, even in a heat wave, these old European buildings can get a bit chilly - sorry for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a twin room which was clean and tidy with a beautiful view. The hostel itself was beautiful. Very cute. The bar and communal area are lots of fun and the garden is really lovely. The staff are so friendly, cannot help you enough. We were backpacking and this place had the best breakfast of the trip.

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Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Yay, here's to great breakfasts - and coffee refills!!! Come back and break your fast with us anytime :). More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positives: Comfortable and clean room Tasty breakfast at very reasonable staff Staff are extremely helpful and friendly Good facilities such as washing room, kitchen, bar, computer room Delicious homemade elderflower lemonade is FREE!! Quiet at night Good location - very close to westbahnhof train station, city centre and schonnbrun palace I really enjoyed my stay and hope to stay again... More 

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Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review - do come back for another visit! Summertime in Vienna is great, but winter has it's own special charm too...and if you like our elderflower lemonade, you'll love our wintertime spiced-apple-tea :). Hope to see you here again - until then, happy travelling! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited hostel ruthensteiner this July, whilst on our travels around Europe and it was brilliant. Rooms are clean and spacious with all the amenities that you need whilst backpacking. Wifi was good for a hostel. Staff are lovely and breakfast is fairly nice for the price. It's more of a comfortable place to relax rather than a loud party... More 

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Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

THANKS Abbie! Come back and chill with us anytime ;). More 

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