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Hostel Ruthensteiner

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 February 2016

I was looking forward to staying at Hostel Ruthensteiner as I read so many good reviews on Tripadvisor and it clearly matched all the reviews I've read. It's really in a great location. Few minutes walk from Westbahnof train station. It's walking distance to the shopping area, walking distance to the palace. There are also many shops in this area,cafes...

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

THANK YOU for this lovely review, Regal_Ali! Think about coming back in the summer, when we switch from hot home-made tea to our tasty & refreshing elder-flower lemonade. I bet you' love it :). Until then, happy traveling!!!

Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

This hostel is simply amazing. Why? Firstly because the staff is super friendly and very welcoming and helpful when it comes to giving tips on what to do in the city and where to go at night. Also the whole place is very bright, modern, artsy and boots an open and great atmosphere! Plus the whole building smells like apples...

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

Hey Laura P, thank you so much, we LOVE phrases like 'Best in Vienna' - not to mention 'artsy', 'super friendly', 'great atmosphere' ... :)! Come kick back with us again any time you like!

Swieqi, Malta
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Positives: - receptionists were competent, helpful and friendly - bar/lounge area had a tasteful decor and great vibe - rooms and beds were decent - location is quite central - lockers were good - charming garden Negatives: - the hostel could do with a bit of a makeover - the building is hardly welcoming and the interior does look aged...

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

Hey there muzillu, thanks so much for taking the time to review us! We're glad to hear that you dug our vibe, our friendly staff, our much-loved garden, etc. As for that make-over...our building was built over 150 years ago, and since this place opened up as a hostel in 1968 we've been renovating & improving more or less continuously....

Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Location was great. Near the Westbahnhof Station and several supermarkets were around. 24-hour reception was provided which made travelers relieved. Also staffs were super friendly and helpful. Beds and mattress were cozy, what's more, other facilities were well-equipped. Definitely will visit again!

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

THANK YOU Chen-Lin! We're so happy to hear that you had a cozy & comfortable stay. We'll look forward to seeing you here again - until then, happy traveling!

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 January 2016

I stayed here for three nights with two friends in a three bedroom dorm. We really enjoyed our stay - the location was great, the kitchen was massive and very well equipped, there was a laundry available for use, the common area was large and had an awesome vibe (largely due to the bar with great happy hour specials, the...

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

Hi Gina, thanks so much for your 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 -...

Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We've returned to Ruthensteiner after our previous visit in 2014. We booked again simply because we had such a great time then and because this is one of the best places I've stayed in. It's very, very central, minutes from Westbanhoff (airport shuttle, U3 and U6 metro lines), it's surrounded by good places to eat and the city center can...

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

Thank you so much, Darmoth! We love return visitors :). We'll hope to see you here again in a year or two - until then, happy travelling!

Tartu, Estonia
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Very cool, artsy atmosphere. There is piano, guitars, board games.... and a bar offering drinks with happy hour prices - cheaper than anywhere outside the hostel! So I really didn't feel like going out to find another bar. It just felt great there. Perfect for socializing. The room was nice as well ..and spacious enough. The staff was also very...

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

Thank you Maike!!! It seems we're really racking up the 'cozy' points at the moment :). It's true, our bar is a great place to meeting folks from all around the world. Come back and get cozy with us again sometime soon!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I stayed for 3 nights and fell in love with this hostel! It’s a very quaint and cosy place, the rooms are very spacious and clean, beds are extremely comfortable and you can find all the amenities you would need from a hostel – good kitchen, breakfast, excellent internet and great lobby/communal area. It was very easy to make friends...

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

THANK YOU Mayski, we love the love! Greets from all of us, we'll look forward to your next visit - 'slightly drunken antics' and all! ;)

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

A great hostel with a warm, cozy atmosphere that makes you feel welcome. My 6 person all female dorm was creatively decorated (it even had a swing/hammock hanging from the ceiling!) and very spacious. Beds had personal lights and electric plugs. Pretty much loved it.

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

Hey Elyse P, thanks so much for this fantastic review! The women's dorm you stayed in was decorated and tiled by our team in honor of the brilliant Viennese artist & architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser - I hope you got to check out some of his stuff while you were here :). And yeah, I love that hammock too! We'll hope...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed this hostel a lot. Atmosphere makes it easy to make friends. Clean facilities, cheap breakfast, free homemade tea everyday, book swap, big kitchen, two garden areas, lots of common space, comfy beds, friendly staff, good location. You don't need more than that in a hostel!

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

Thanks so much for this great review, aja22 - making new friends is what hosteling is all about, after all :). Come see us again sometime - until then, happy travelling!!!

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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: $27 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Ruthensteiner 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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