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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Stayed at the hostel in month of October while travelling solo. The hostel is very close to main train station. The staff is brilliant; very hospitable and friendly. The hostel has facility of paid breakfast. There is a bar at the ground floor which is open from evening to late night. You are allowed to play musical instruments - guitar,...

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Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Super friendly and helpful staff, fun bar area to hang out in and meet people, and great location to town, transport and various fastfood. After a busy day rooms are quiet and comfy to sleep in with cool decor... just stay here!

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HostelRuthensteiner, Inhaber at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Hey Kiwikate! Thank you so much for taking your time to review us, we are also quiet happy about our fastfood selection close by too by the way :) We hope to see you soon again... All the best, Stefan

Edmonton
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Pros: - clean dorm rooms with lots of space - excellent front desk staff - fun lounge/bar area which is set up well for interacting with fellow travellers - close to trams subway and west train station - inexpensive Cons: - none I can think of I'd totally stay here again if in Vienna!

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

Hey flipside, thanks for this great review - come back & get to know some new folks in our bar anytime :). Until then, happy travelling!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This was my first time staying in an actual hostel, and given my age (nearly 30), I was a bit nervous it would be a bunch of 18-year-old party animals. I ended up having a great time! I spent two nights in a 6-bed mixed dorm (boys and girls). The rooms were pretty basic (bunk beds) and had an in-suite...

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

Hi Ashley - we're VERY honored to have introduced you to the wild & wonderful world of hostelling! It sounds like you've already tuned in to what makes hostel travelling so great - the chance to get to know folks from around the world, and to discover a new place together :). In fact, part of why we close our...

Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Super friendly staff, comfortable beds, big clean kitchen, nice bar, excellent bike rental service, location is good, next to a West Bahnhof and shopping area with places to eat until late. next to city bikes station.

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 21 October 2015

We stayed there for 3 nights in a room for 5 people. Although there was nothing special about room as such but hostel atmosphere is amazing,It feels very cozy. The atmosphere in the common room is very lively unlike some other well known hostels where you dont get that feeling. They have variety of small games and music instruments which...

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

Hi Ankitjain1985, we're really glad to hear that you enjoyed our place! As for the shower - I am so sorry about the cramped showering experience! We're currently reviewing the house for winter renovations, and it sounds like the shower next to your room may be a good candidate - please get in touch with us so that we can...

Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I have spend two nights at Hostel Ruthensteiner. The dorm rooms are spacious and clean. The lockers are quite big so it can fit a very big backpack. Each dorm has its own bathroom and shower which are clean. The location is also very good. Hostel is located close to Westbahnhof train station on a street next to Mariahilfer Strasse,...

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Zagreb, Croatia
Reviewed 19 October 2015

This hostel is just pure awesomeness! It is indeed one of those places that are chilled-out but also quite buzzy. It is a great place to meet other travellers and it has a great vibe to it. I've stayed there 3 nights in a private room and couldn't be more happy. The room was clean, well furnished and super nice....

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

Thank YOU Filip!!! It was awesome having you here! Come see us again soon, k?

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

I just spent 1 night and I reckon that's not enough to judge deeply but I had a good connection and vibes as soon as I got in! The only problem was the rate, they charged me 19€ for a 6bed dorm (the only available atm) but I actually guess it is in line with the other hostels of the...

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

Hey Daniel, we're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Our prices are quite competitive, especially considering all the perks we throw in (awesome common areas & gardens, free computers & wifi, plenty of Vienna info, a fully equipped guest kitchen, in-house bike rentals, lots of love&attention, etc etc). We do also offer a cheaper dorm category (10 beds,...

Ulm, Germany
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I arrived here after missing 2 buses from Prague to Vienna. I had slept only for 2 and a half hours the day before, struggled to get to Florenc bus terminal with a heavy backpack, and encountered heavy rain in Vienna. I, as a consequence, was in a really bad mood when arriving. But I could redeem myself soon since...

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

That's what we're here for - a little hot-noodle-cup-providing shelter in the storm ;). Thanks so much for your review, jkim - we do hope you can make it back one day and enjoy some better weather. But, rain or shine, that spicy noodle cup-of-comfort will be here - we promise!

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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 

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Address: Robert-Hamerling-Gasse 24 | 1150, Vienna 1150, Austria
Region: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna
Price Range: €19 - €88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Ruthensteiner 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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