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Hostel Ruthensteiner

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New Glasgow, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I spent our two nights in Vienna here at the hostel. The staff were very friendly and helpful at the front desk. They have maps of the city and will give you any kind of tourist advice that you need! There was also free hot tea in the lobby to welcome you back from a day out...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Friendly and cosy atmosphere. The staff is also very friendly and helpful. (Their cinamon and apple homemade tea is really fantastic!!!) Also the location of the hostel is very good, just few steps from the Westbhanhof.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place! I stayed in an all girl dorm which was located across the street in another building. My room was HUGE for a hostel, three bunk beds with lots of space. There is an ensuite toliet and shower, as well as a separate sink outside the toilet for getting ready. Lockers in the room came with a lock and...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walk in through the door of the hostel and you get the feeling that it's going to be a good stay! The heating is pumping as there's snow outside, you can help yourself to hot apple and cinnamon tea as much as you want and the staff are upbeat and cheery. I was offered extensive advice on how to get...

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Dear Backpackingtree! Your review made our day. :) Happy traveling and hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bed is clean and comfortable, a lot of entertainment devices here. And there is a minibar in the hostel, an amazing place. I strongly recommended you to choose here as your starter of Vienna traveling.

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights in an appartment, confortable, warm and clean. The Ruthensteiner's team is really kind and we loved our stay here, despite the typical Austrian rudeness, in this hostel you can find friendliness and smiles, something really rare in whole Wien.

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Amasra, Turkey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed at the hostel, all stuff were so kind, volunteers are cooked at night also in the morning too, hostel is close to Schonbrunn palace so you can walk there if the weather is good. Thanks!

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Staines, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With its own little bar and a 5 - 10 minute walk from the Schonbrunn it's a superb place to stay. Reasonably priced and great staff to advise I would certainly recommend it to anyone. 25 and travelling solo I wasn't really sure what to expect but it seemed to cater for everyone, families and business chaps using the place...

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Hi Dave! Thank you for this lovely review. We are glad to hear that you had a good time here. :) Enjoy your travels and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First time traveling solo and was a little worried to stay in a hostel but I loved it! Great, friendly and helpful team, I would highly recommend Hostel Ruthensteiner! A free warm apple and cinnamon spiced tea would greet me when I came back from a days adventures! I could leave my key at the desk and pick it up...

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Thank you for this awesome review! Come hang out with us again anytime - maybe think about a summer visit, when the hostel-action spreads out into our lovely flower-filled garden (complete with BBQ!), the free apple tea transforms into icy-cold home-made elderflower lemonade...and Vienna explodes with free concerts & amazing events of all kinds... :). Until then - happy travelling!!!

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Great on every front: nice location. Easy to find. Lovely staff (seriously, every person I met was helpful and happy!). Nice setup of the hostel. Tidy rooms. Nice facilities. Good bathrooms and showers. Delcious breakfast. Comfy sofas. Musical instruments. Really, these guys go above and beyond. Absolutely an excellent hostel.

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

Hey Benny, it was great having you here! Let me know the next time you're heading our way, I'll invite you for a beer :). Best wishes, Courtney

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
* Vienna's original independent backpacker's hostel, Hostel Ruthensteiner is the perfect place to stay - with its friendly, international atmosphere in a smoke-free environment. * "One of a kind" and not "one of a chain", our fun hostel is run by family and good friends and is the ideal hostel for the individual traveller or small friends/family group. * Newly renovated, our early 1800's historical building is just a stone's throw from the Westbahnhof Train Station and equidistant between the City Center and lovely Palace Schoenbrunn. Here, weary travelers can rest their bodies and refresh their souls! * "Cleanliness & friendliness" is our motto, helping you feel at home is our passion! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Ruthensteiner

Address: Robert-Hamerling-Gasse 24 | 1150, Vienna 1150, Austria
Location: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna
Price Range: $20 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Ruthensteiner 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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“Make sure not to get room #21 - The door is literally in the bathroom area, so you will hear noise at all hours!”
 of 5 bubbles marleec2016, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“Not so crowded room.”
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“All the rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles BenAndJazzy, Aug 17, 2016 | Read review
“As a family choose one of the beautiful apartments!”
 of 5 bubbles isa_belle_1414, Jul 27, 2016 | Read review
“I liked second floor where I stayed”
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