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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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.


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My first volunteering experience and more than I could have wished for. I got the chance to meet incredible other volunteers, really nice guest and welcoming staff. The work was really easy to do and most of the times it felt more fun than work. Also the managers do an amazing job and do everything they can to make your experience as nice as possible. And besides that, Vienna is an amazing city to stay for weeks/months.
I would totally recommend to everyone!

23 days ago



One of the coziest, cleanest hostels I have ever stayed in. It's a shame I had to leave early.

about 2 months ago



I spent 6 amazing weeks in this hotel and I can say it has been my best volunteering experience so far. I really felt like at home, all the staff is so nice and I also had amazing teammates. All the shifts are quite easy to do and you can really create a connection with the guests thanks to the activities and the dinner. I definitely recommand this host. Thanks for everything!

2 months ago

Monika replied

Thank you soo much, Carole! You did a great job and you are a wonderful person!



This was my first worldpackers experience and i had such an amazing experience volunteering at this hostel. The staff is so welcoming. The volunteers organize their own schedule so you can plan your trips or your days off. Totally recommend.

5 months ago



When I decided to take some months off to travel as a volunteer I was not prepared for what Hostel Ruthenstainer had for me. It was truly one of the best experience ever. I got to know amazing volunteer from all over the world and really create some lasting friendships, the staff was so welcoming they made me feel for the 2 months I spent here that it was my home. Don’t hesitated to apply here.

Thank you Monika, Juan, Matt, Varun, Ramiro and all of the staff. I will see you in the next volunteer reunion 🫶🏼❤️

5 months ago

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