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Hostel Vienna, Austria

17 reviews17

Free stay in an international atmosphere in a beautiful city!

Connect with international travelers
3 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
3 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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
12 weeks

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17 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

3 Practicing English

3 Meeting international travelers

2 Practicing Spanish

2 Meeting locals

1 Immersing in the local culture



Staying at the Hostel Ruthensteiner was my first volunteering experience and I couldn't have found a better place to do it! I met so many amazing people, I practiced all the languages I speak, the team at the hostel is amazing and I got to experience the best of what Vienna has to offer :)

11 months ago



Beautiful hostel! The place is just amazing, the team is easy-going and chill.
Despite the current situation and restrictions, they're trying to keep the usual good vibe and ambience* I'd totally recommend it! :)
Activities and routine is being adapted to the 2020-situation, write to me for any other details

12 months ago



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!

about 1 year ago



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.

over 1 year ago

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.

over 1 year ago

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About the host

Hosted by Monika

Response Rate
This host usually answers to 30% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 4 days
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