Free stay & breakfast, friendly people and an international atmosphere in a beautiful city!

Hostel Vienna, Austria
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What you offer

Hours per day

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

Party Promoter

Help to promote parties and social activities.


Prepare meals for guests.


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

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Discounts on Restaurants

Yummy! Get discounts and grab a bite.

Discounts on Drinks

Drink up! Get discounts and order a few drinks.

Discounts on Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Volunteers will be expected to work up to 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, doing breakfast shifts, helping out with the dishes during breakfast time, helping maintaining the kitchen clean, supporting the reception and organizing evening events with the guests on weekends. Shifts will be arranged together with the other volunteers with some flexibility.

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  • Fluent English

  • Between 21 and 35 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
6 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

Talk to those who have lived the experience

6 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Best hostel ever what a beautiful experience , beautiful people and beautiful atmosphere , thank you guys for everything you will always be my second Family

about 1 year ago


they are too good and helpful
thank you Paola and jelena too much

over 1 year ago

Patrick replied

Thank you Maged soo much, and I'm really sorry that it didn't work out. I really hope that one day you come to visit us :)


One of the best experiences I could ever wish for! The hostel has an amazing vibe and the staff are extremely friendly and welcoming! You can really feel that they want you to have the best time in Vienna. I often feel like I'm getting more from the hostel than I'm giving back to them! You feel like on hollidays forever, working only few days per week having the rest of your time to enjoy the city by foot or with the amazing volunteers bikes. You can spend your time chilling around the common area, gardens and at the bar. If you want to, you can end up learning how to prepare some drinks!

about 2 years ago

Patrick replied

The most lovely crazy Taiwanese-Brazilian girl I had the pleasure to meet!! :) Very responsible, committed, efficient, creative and joyful. Always with a smile on her face and ready to jump in and help! She also spoiled us and the guests with lots of yummy Brazilian food. The halloween fingers were simply the best! :D She made cry when she left and the hostel doors will always be open for her whenever she visits Vienna again!


Best place ever!

about 2 years ago

United States

Your first day is a free day. That allows you to settle in. You get a room with your peers rather than the guests so that is a cool experience. The work is fair and simple to pick up on. The Staff is warm and even if you can't communicate with everyone, a smile speaks through it all. Your bosses are fun and always wondering what they can do to make the hostel better. You are allowed to set up your working schedule with you peers so yes. you can have 4 days off in a row and make up those days later. You get a meal that is really tough to get tired of. 2 months there and I never disliked it.

over 2 years ago
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About Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna

  • Hosted by Patrick

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  • Response Time: 2 days

About the host

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!

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