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Ruthensteiner Backpackers and Youth Hostel in Salzburg, Austria.
Hostel Ruthensteiner
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Reviewed By: Robert (July 4, 2004)
Type of Room Stayed In: Dormitory
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I was quite happy with this hostel when I stayed there in early May. I was in a 5-bed room at the main complex for 5 nights, and it rained almost every day I was there. Because the hostel is not too big, I was able to get to know the staff and many of my fellow backpackers. Both the outside courtyard and the small inside social/breakfast room are excellent ways to get chatting to people (just take a book to read, someone will join you shortly), and I spent several nights in long conversations with large groups, and often making plans with new friends for the following day. There's also a good cheap restaurant to the right and across the street from the entrance, with a huge muzzled dog (mostly friendly). The hostel itself is very clean, and the staff friendly. The rooms all seem to have large lockers, capable of storing my whole backpack. My only qualm is with the cost of the Internet, and the occasional problems with the browser. Although it's the same price as everywhere nearby.
Reviewed By: Tara (July 4, 2004)
Type of Room Stayed In: Private
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Location was great, staff friendly, but my single room was like a cupboard. Was clean but wouldn't want to be claustrophobic. Only down side, someone was singing and practicing their vocal scales at 5am.
Reviewed By: El (June 13, 2004)
Type of Room Stayed In: Dormitory
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Great location, walking distance from train station. We stayed in a clean 5 bedded dorm with free locker. Good hot showers, clean toilets. Small but nice kitchen and not forgetting the friendly staff.
Reviewed By: Jennifer (Oct. 1, 2003)
Type of Room Stayed In: Dormitory
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Really good staff, really fun and close to Westbahnhof. Good location. Cheap comfortable, but early closing hours for backyard and common room!
Reviewed By: Andrea (May 26, 2003)
Type of Room Stayed In: Dormitory
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Nice little hostel. We stayed here twice and the first time in a smaller room so that was a lot nicer than the second time when we were separated into same-sex dorms with not quite as nice beds but still comfortable. Kitchen is very small but it was nice to have! And the bathrooms were clean with lockers for all beds in the hostel. Breakfast not included and very overpriced considering all the food stores close by. Central to everything Vienna has to offer.
Reviewed By: Lara
Type of Room Stayed In: Private
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This is probably one of the cleanest hostels I stayed in while I was in Europe. They have people who clean it everyday. Overall, our stay was enjoyable. My only complaint would be that you can't stay outside in the courtyard after 22:00 or so because the neighbors complain about the noise. If you want to stay in a hostel that is party friendly this might not be the one for you.
Reviewed By: Halina (December 27, 2002)
Type of Room Stayed In: Dormitory
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Very clean, very comfortable, very friendly people, working there and staying there. I would definately recommend this hostel to others, especially people traveling alone. It's close to the train station and walking distance to the centre of Vienna.
Reviewed By: Craig  
Type of Room Stayed In: Private
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Was 4 minutes walk from the train station which was perfect for a late night arrival. Was clean, friendly, had an awesome beer garden, nice spacious rooms and a someone that resembled Miss World manning the reception desk when I arrived. One of the best hostels I've stayed in.
Reviewed By: Eddie
Type of Room Stayed In: Dormitory
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I stayed in the annex. There is a basic beer garden so we just bought beers (coupled with the spirits we had brought from Prague) and played drinking games all night. You can't avoid the beer garden so you HAVE to speak to people - this is the way a hostel should be! The rooms are great but no one cares about that. The cold beers at the hostel were quite cheap too...
Reviewed By: Juliette
Type of Room Stayed In: Dormitory
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Clean and civilised, lovely courtyard to sit around in with a giant chess set!
Reviewed By: Kat
Type of Room Stayed In: Dormitory
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Nice common room. Also, the little snack bar was convenient. Internet access, reasonable showers, relatively close to what you'll want to see. I would stay again.
Reviewed By: Snorkelman
Type of Room Stayed In: Dormitory
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I also stayed at the annex. We flew into town and had no place to sleep. We called around 11 am and dropped off our bags shortly thereafter. Nice having the key. We cooked spaghetti for a cheap meal. Since we flew into town we went to sleep early (10 pm) and only had a few beers at a nearby pub.
Reviewed By: Debbie
Type of Room Stayed In: Private
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Nice clean place close to the train station. Kitchen is small but better than nothing. Very friendly and helpful.
Reviewed By: GoodKarma
Type of Room Stayed In: Dormitory
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I stayed in their annex building, one block away from the main hostel. I didn't see the rooms in the main hostel, but I would definitely say to request the annex. It was great. You get a key to the main building, so you can come and go at any time of day or night. The room I stayed in had 8 beds, but was spacious and airy. Big windows, nice wood floors, kind of IKEA-ish. Nice big lockers too. There is a kitchen(no fridge though) so you can make your own meals(and a grocery store a few blocks away), a shower and sink, and the toilets are just outside the door, in the hallway. Everything is more or less clean, the people working there are nice, there's also an outdoor sitting area/patio. It's only a few blocks away from the train station, and metro/tram connections. And the best part....the price. At 12,50 euros, the best deal I had my whole trip.
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