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Hostel Vienna, Austria

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Free stay in an international atmosphere in a beautiful city!

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This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
A traveler recommended this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice Spanish
A traveler recommended this host to practice Spanish
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Volunteers will be expected to work around 20/25 hours per week, supporting and organizing evening events with the guests, helping maintaining the kitchen clean and tidy and doing nightshifts. Shifts will be arranged together with the other volunteers with some flexibility.

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  • Fluent English
  • Over 21 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

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15 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

1 Meeting international travelers

1 Practicing Spanish

1 Practicing English



Amazing place and team to work in !! thank you very much for everything, this is the most amazing hostel i have ever been to, i had a lot of fun with the team members and the guest. A lot of things to see and do, also very close to the train station and the palace!




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.


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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.


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