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Hostel Ruthensteiner

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Robert Hamerlinggasse 24, Vienna 1150, Austria
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Athens, Greece
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Plain and simple this is the hostel you want to go to.Its clean,it has a laundry,a kitchen even guitars and a piano.The atmosphere is great with plenty opportunities to meet new and exciting people.I totally recommend it.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hostel is located quite a ways from downtown, but it is a blessing in disguise, because it puts you about midway between the tourist attractions in the city center and the Schönbrunn Palace on the west side of town- with convenient transit running to both spots. You're also just a few minutes from the Mariahilfer Street pedestrian mall, which... More 

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Stefan K, Inhaber at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Hi DENBackpacker! Wow, this is a really nice and also extensive reviews. Thank you for your praise and your friendly words! Indeed our Hostel has been around since 1968, so about 47 years. It is the first independent Hostel in middle europe and it has developed a lot since - BUT we try to keep it small and charming. While... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hostel itself was nice and clean. The bar was cheap and had a good atmosphere. The staff were lovely. However the directions in the email were very hard to follow. The kitchen was well equipped and there was breakfast available.

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Stefan K, Inhaber at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, Thank you for reviewing us on Tripadvisor. I am sorry that our Email description did not help you enough to get to the Hostel. Interesting enough we are right now working on a new description, new map etc. because we got that feedback from a few of our guest. Too bad, because in the end it is really... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The overall vibe and staff of this hostel was very nice. The common areas were clean and cozy, and the bathrooms were private lockable rooms rather than dormitory style. Private bedrooms are kind of small, and with no A/C and windows that don't open very far, it can get really warm and stuffy in your room. It's not really close... More 

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Stefan K, Inhaber at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you very much for taking your time for reviewing us! About our distance from the center: The majority of good Hostels in the city are not located in the center as prices there are too high. We want to offer our guest a affordable bed/room in an area where food and going out is great and reasonably priced.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great hostel with friendly staff and a warm vibe. It's fantastic for everyone as the mood within the hostel can change overnight, buzzing with electric conversation one night and calm and refreshing the next. The gardens are a massive plus, beautiful to eat in, drink in or just soak up the sun. Obviously some nights there can... More 

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

Thanks for this lovely review, Vibeoh! We do love our gardens - we're really very lucky to have such a fantastic space (complete with two gardens and plenty of indoor common space as well), tucked away on a calm side street smack in the middle of the city! We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed it - come and... More 

London, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed in Vienna for the Christmas markets and the sights but only stayed for one night. Would have happily stayed longer as the hostel was great. We stayed in a double room with a shared bathroom - the room was very small but the bed was very comfortable and I was happy with what we got for what we paid.... More 

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

Hey there cmsldn - I have to say, I was surprised to see the words 'Christmas Markets' in the reviews today, sitting here in my sundress in the July sun! I'm happy to know that we stuck in your memories from all the way back in December - thanks so much for your lovely review! As for Vienna - I... More 

Gouda, The Netherlands
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in hostel Ruthensteiner for only two nights and we wish we could have stayed longer. The hostel was very cosy and we felt very welcome. The staff was friendly, even in the middle of the night (: The room was great, we loved the beds and the washstand. We used the kitchen twice, which was great and we... More 

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

Thank you so much, NynkeGouda! Come back and rock out on our piano anytime :). More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel was a great place to spend a few nights in Vienna. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the hostel was equipped with everything that a traveller needs! The only negatives for us was that our room was very small which made it difficult when we had our backpacks etc, and the wifi was not very reliable... More 

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Stefan K, Inhaber at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your overall positive review! I wanted to address the size of our rooms: Yes, it is true, we like to call them cozy and they are outfitted with all amenities and are very clean rooms, but after all we are a Hostel, not a Hotel and our mission is to offer affordable rooms for everybody.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This the first time i ever stayed in a hostle, and it was just amazing! I stayed in a 6 bed dorm and it was very spacious, the lockers were big. Two showers shared with about 10 other girls. I almost never had to wait to go inside. Great kitchen, fully equipt with everything and very big. Cool lounge area... More 

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

Hey there Tal S - thank you for this lovely review! We're so happy to have had the honor to introduce you to the wonderful world of hostelling. Wishing you happy travels & many future hostel adventures - if your path ever brings you back to Vienna, be sure to stop by! More 

Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff, great faclities (kitchen, multiple lounges, garden patio). Lockers are large enough to fit suitcases, which is helpful because there isn't really any space in the dorm to leave mine. Wi-fi internet was excellent everywhere in the building. The shower was conveniently outside my room on the 3rd floor. It was a bit small though, and I kept accidentally... More 

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Stefan K, Inhaber at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Too bad! next time you should REALLY have some time to enjoy our beautiful gardens, fresh drinks, happy hour and all the other fun guest! :) More 

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