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Orange County, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Felt like I was in a hotel. Wonderful staff, resources, and rooms! Everything was very clean; it was the nicest hostel I've been to in all my travels throughout Europe. I had a private room, so cannot speak to the shared rooms, but the service was great.

Thank mmccann12
Mexico City, Mexico
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel y very near the train station Westbanhof, that one is interconnected with the bus stations and the airport,which is nice, the building is very big and pretty busy (in low season), so maybe you have to wait a little to shower in the morning, and to wait in the laundry room. The staff is very helpful and they're... More 

Thank Eduardo C
Management response:

Hi Eduardo, thank you for this lovely review :) A quick note about the bathrooms, I don't know if you checked, but we have several showers and bathrooms on every floor. Thanks once again for your feedback and hope to see you some other time :) Until then, all the best! Jelena More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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64 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the Ruthensteiner hostel, the staff clearly wants you to feel comfortable. Everyone is so friendly and helpful! The rooms are simple but nice (with an artistic touch), breakfast is great (so much food for 3,90 euros!), and the location is good too (very close to the westbahnhof, 15 min walking distance to Schonbrunn palace, 20 min walking distance to... More 

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

Hey Caroline, thanks so much for your review - we're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Come feel at home with us again anytime :). More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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284 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some hostels in europe are pretty touch and go especially for the price but Hostel Ruthensteiner was actually a great stay. Its close to Westbahnhof which is easy to get to from the airport but in saying that it is quite a fair distance to the centre of vienna, we over heard the front desk lady telling a few people... More 

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

Hey kimrux - thanks for taking the time to review us! I'm a bit sad to see that we only made it to 'decent' - we strive for awesomeness, so we'll just have to try harder next time! Just a quick note about that walk - a 20 minute stroll down the Mariahilferstrasse (Vienna's loveliest shopping street) will bring you... More 

New Delhi, India
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is clean, and they have made effort to add some unique things to do while at the hostel. The staff was very helpful. Location is walking distance from Westbanhoff. thanks for the experience ! Highly recommend it :)

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

You're very welcome, mayankbansal - thank YOU for the lovely review :). Do come see us again sometime. Until then, happy traveling! More 

Troyes, France
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was staying in a 10 bed room, it was clean and spacious and we had our own toilets and shower, WIFI was ok and I had my own plug. Very friendly and helpful people and atmosphere with a common room, music instruments, coffee machine... You can have a full breakfast for 3.90€ coffee is included. Free lockers can be... More 

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Management response:

Thank you so much for this great review! :) Come hang out with us again anytime, until then, happy traveling! Jelena@Hostel Ruthensteiner More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Ruthensteiner is a very well organized, clean, and friendly hostel just a bit outside Vienna city centre. If you are driving, you can leave the car parked at the door for 5 euro/night. Price <> quality ratio is perfect. Hostel crew were extremely helpful and nice. Had some laughs with all of them. WiFi ok in mixed room. Lights and... More 

Thank Sebastian G
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Thank you for taking the time to review us! :) It must have been your lucky day :), because you've got one of our employees parking permit, as all of central Vienna is a short term parking area. We really try to provide it to our guest, but sometimes we don't have enough parking permit for everyone. Thank you once... More 

Thuringia, Germany
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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were staying in a private four bed room. It was not huge but large enough for the four of us and fitted with everything we needed. Especially the common space is very cosy and comfortably furnished. The location of Hostel Ruthensteiner is easy to find and close to tram/metro stations. Walking to the city center takes about 30 minutes.... More 

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Zittau, Germany
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It is the friendliest hostel I've ever stayed at. They offer lockers for free and in my case there was no extra charge for the towels. The check in and check out are very uncomplicated. I also found the staff to be very helpful and friendly. I do think they could improve their breakfast menu, but maybe that's all they... More 

Thank Anxhela M
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This place is to date, the best place I have stayed in. The staff are fantastic, the lodgings are clean, well appointed and comfortable. The atmosphere is exactly what one could possibly hope for in travel in a foreign country. I have to take my hat off, these guys have got it so right. The common areas are friendly, and... More 

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

Ok, wow. What a lovely review! One of our primary aims here at HR is to provide a great base for solo travelers, and it's wonderful to here that we're hitting the mark. And I can't wait to read your blogpost - thank you so much! All the best, Courtney & the Hostel Ruthensteiner Team More 

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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
Region: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna
Price Range: ₹ 1,309 - ₹ 6,834 (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!”
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“Not so crowded room.”
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“All the rooms are great!”
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