Yes you did see correctly: our 5 star hostel in Vienna is Hostel Ruthensteiner and we just know you’re going to love it.
These hostels are suited to backpackers, female solo travellers and couples to name a few.
This guide is perfect for YOU, when …
tired of bad and crappy hostels
want to avoid the “young party kids”
happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
We condensed it all to the 3 coolest hostels in Vienna. Do you want more details on neighborhoods and hotels? Then read this guide to where to stay in Vienna for first-time visitors. It includes maps and recommendations for all types of travelers.
Quick Introduction to Vienna Hostels
Average price for a bed: A bed in a dorm can be as cheap as 14€ up to 22€ per night. This is a rough average to give you an idea. If you are really lucky, you can get prices as low as 9€ per night.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Type of hostels: Vienna offers a wide range of hostels. From budget backpacker to upscale hip hostels. There is not a lot of boutique hostels in Vienna though. Nevertheless, we are confident in this list you will find the perfect place for you.
Important Note: there is a minimum age of 18 years.
Did you see how spacious the rooms are? Go and have a quick look at the pictures; we’ll wait here.
That’s right: you can choose from many mixed/female only dorms with or without a panoramic view.
Ready made beds are a luxury and you’ll find them here. Perfect if you plan to arrive a little late. Note that the beds in the dorm do not have any curtains on them.
There are so many big reasons you should consider staying here.
Let’s look at some of them:
It has been awarded for being clean – twice!
All rooms have their own private shower + toilet
Reception is 24-hours + you’ll find no stupid rules here
The social atmosphere is second to none
By now perhaps you are already convinced… but we’ll continue.
The WomBAR serves cold beer and a friendly smile. It’s possible to eat here too, and this is where you’ll find an all-you-can-eat buffet breaky for an extra fee.
There are games, 3 happy hours and frequent events happening here so
make sure you don’t miss out!
A warm welcome at Wombats goes one step further by handing over a welcome drink as you check in. Pretty nice, huh?
Like we mentioned earlier; this is the best location hostel Vienna has to offer. Walk for a few minutes and you’ll be in Vienna downtown surrounded by cool things to see and do, as well as shopping streets.
Wombats City Hostels Naschmarkt is the best hostel in Vienna for:
Welcome Meininger Vienna Downtown Franz, a lovely stylish hostel in Leopoldstadt, Vienna’s second district near the Danube River. Colourful and creative hostel for those lovely solo travellers out there.
Visitors can choose from female-only dorms , single and private rooms.
A family hostel in Vienna
If you are looking for a hostel for solo travellers in Vienna, this place is perfect, get social at their artistic lobby w/ comfy sofas, a lounge, a game room w/ pool table.
Last but not least, Meininger Vienna Central Station right at the city center. This hostel is perfect for travellers interested in visiting the Stephansdom, the Staatsoper, The Schoenbrunn castle, Belvedere Palace and the Botanical Gardens.
Visitors can choose from shared rooms and dorms, up to a more private accommodation such single rooms.
Someone said freebies?!
Towels (excluding dorms)
Free and fast Wi-Fi
Guest kitchen use
Game Zone ( with pool, fussball & PlayStation)
Check out the extras:
Towels (1 Euro)
Breakfast (7.50 Euros per person, buffet)
Vienna card for transportation (reductions included)
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Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.