Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna

To be part of an international team, get to know people from all over the world and experience the everyday life of the hostel business in Vienna´s oldest and best hostel!

Over the years we have become really good friends and that is one of the reasons for the good atmosphere and team work at the reception. We care for each other, have fun together and it really feels like a big family! That is how volunteers can expect to be treated :) See more about that here: A security deposit of EUR 120 is also required in order to guarantee your place in the program. This should be paid up to a month prior to your arrival date and will be refunded at the end of your stay. The down-payment can be done via Paypal or bank wire. Thank you!

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I highly recommend hostel Ruthensteiner. Staff members are very welcoming to volunteers. The job is fun, and you can get to know people from all over the world. I had a wonderful time in its relaxed and friendly environment.


United Kingdom


The first thing I did when I left was to thank Valentina for giving me the privilege to work there, because that's what it is, a privilege. Not only has the hostel just recently and deservedly won the award of 'Most Popular Hostel in Vienna', but it is testament to the level of organisation and care that goes in to how the hostel is being managed. From all levels of staff, there is an inclusivity and friendliness that makes working there so memorable and pleasant, and the guests can see that too. Hostel Ruthensteiner was the first stop on my travels but I didn't want to leave. I loved it all.




I had a Amazing time in the Ruthensteiner, as a volunteer you will be overwhelmed of fun and benefits you will have there. Nice dorm, bike, breakfast, dinner, a beer for free, laundry, etc
Our job is to make sure the guest have a great time in the hostel at help the receptionist and bartender to do a great job. In the work times always you are able to have a talk to a guest.
I left the hostel with a new skills, new friends and amazing time. I 100% recommend.




Hostel Ruthensteiner has surprised me so well that I feel that a part of me has stayed there or wants to stay. The best volunteering I've ever had with a lot of learning, fun all the time, respect among everyone and the friendliness that exists in every conversation. The work hours are very fair, the tasks are rewarding and gives us enough time to explore the city.
I recommend it to the best and enthusiastic travelers planning a volunteer time in Vienna :)
Thank you Valentina and the whole team for my brief and wonderful month, I hope to see you soon.


United States


This experience was the best I've ever had at a hostel. It was great learning to cook various dishes for the guest and you don't need to go far to enjoy the city. Vienna is a jewel and this hostel is it's crown, they're perfect for one another.


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