As kids of the 80s and even 90s, we would have watched ‘Sound of Music’ a thousand times and we can never forget the opening scene of those dreamy mountains and the clear blue sky, which serves as the background. That is Austria for you and Salzburg is the city of those dream-like mountains. It is also home to a lot many other places which are of historical and cultural importance. The best place to stay while you discover this charming little city are the hostels in Salzburg.
Top 6 Hostels In Salzburg
There are a lot of options for the tourists even when it comes to these hostels. The city is brimming with them and you will be left with a difficult choice to make. Hostels in Salzburg will leave you wanting for more.
1. Yoho International Youth Hostel
This is one of the best hostels you can stay in this city. Where else would you get free shots on arrival! Yes, you heard that right. The hostel provides a free shot voucher for the bar when you arrive. The Yoho hostel in Salzburg is conveniently located in the heart of the city and all the landmarks of the city are just a walk away from the hostel. During spring and summer time, they also offer you bike rental services, which is the best way to explore the city. They provide you with a leaflet, with all the things that you can do, while you are there. They also have a guest kitchen, where, if you feel like it, you can cook for yourself and if you like, some for the other guests too! What is unique about this hostel is that they also have a free book exchange and even the screening of Sound of Music every single day...nothing can get more 'Salzburg' than this!
2. The A&O Hostel
If you are looking for a budget hostel to stay in, then the A&O Salzburg Hauptbahnhof is the place for you to crash. Now, just because it is a budget hotel, it does not mean it is not that clean or remotely nice. In fact, offers the best for the price that you pay. The A&O Hostel, Salzburg is located close to the main train station, in the Old Town region. But, the rooms are anything but old. The hostel provides modern rooms - single, double and even family - there are a lot of choices. The rooms come with en-suite shower as well as TV. There is free Wi-Fi in the entire hostel. The staff is quite friendly and are there for any guidance. The lobby downstairs offers drinks and snacks through and through, be it day and night. There is no better way to explore the Old Town than staying at this hostel.
3. Muffin Hostel
This is where the old meets the new. It is the newest addition to the number of hostels that are running successfully in the city. Just 15 minutes from the city's centre, this hostel is located in a quiet neighbourhood. The dorms are spacious, airy and clean. One of the advantages of staying in this hostel is the friendly staff, who are happy to guide and who are multilingual, which is great relief in a place like Salzburg. Apart from that, they have a pretty huge garden, where you could relax or play some sports; sports like football, volleyball. They also have a badminton pitch as well as table tennis. So, you can be rest assured that you will never get bored here. They also have a great BBQ area, if you are in a mood for it. What more...they also have a guest kitchen, where you can cook yourself. Muffin Hostel in Salzburg has 29 rooms in total, that comes with a wet bar, tea/coffee making equipment, a writing desk, an iron with ironing board, among others. The hostel also offers private bathrooms, which also have Jacuzzis! You might even call this place a Luxury hostel.
4. Summer Hostel
Located along the Salzach River, this hostel is actually as its name suggests - open only from June to September during summer vacations at Salzburg University. The Summer Hostel in Salzburg is run by the students, and it is one of the best hostels you could crash in. It has the best views where some of the rooms have the view of the Salzach river, while some rooms have the view of the garden in the front. The rooms are spacious and no bunk beds; you get your own comfy bed. All the rooms come with their own bathrooms and are fully equipped with hair dryers. There is a shared kitchen in the hostel premise, where all the basic amenities are available; the friendly staff will be more than happy to guide you. They will also be happy to guide you on what to do in the city. The linen and towels are free, which is rare for a hostel in Salzburg, where you are usually charged for it. There are also Laundromats that you can make use of. What more...you can even store your luggage for free here. You can also get free city maps at the reception, which will be your perfect guide to explore the city.
5. Meininger Hostel
Located in the Old Town, Meininger Hostel in Salzburg, is one of the popular hangouts for the tourists and locals alike. The bar at the hostel is teeming with people, who come here to enjoy a game of pool or table football. If you are not up for a game of pool, you could also try the karaoke. There are different types of room available - single, double, or a shared room. What is truly unique about this hostel is that there also mixed dormitory and a women-only dormitory, where else would you find that! Every room is equipped with a TV and a private bathroom with a shower and toilet.
The linens are free here and are included in the room rent. There is a guest kitchen here, where you can cook your own meal or try the all-you-can-eat-and-drink breakfast buffet at the hostel breakfast room for quite a cheap price. The hostel also has a roof terrace, where you can relax after an adventurous day of exploring the city. The list does not end there; the hostel also has internet terminals in the lobby, which is for yours to use. Especially for the winter season, they also have a ski storage room. A stay in this hostel, for the price they offer, is totally worth it!
6. Stadtalm Naturfreundehaus
The hostel, located in the heart of the city, is a sight to the sore eyes. It was renovated a decade ago and the views that you get from here, cannot be compared to anywhere else in the city. Since it is situated atop the Mnchsberg mountain, no matter which room you stay in, you get the best views of the city and those views are just stunning. There are five rooms and 22 beds in all, where every room is equipped with a locker and wooden floors. The bathrooms and the restrooms are shared here, but not to worry, they are quite clean. You do not have to pay for the linen either, as it is included in the total cost. There are bunk beds and regular beds to choose from, though for the latter, you need to book in advance. The hostel has a lovely little garden and to add to the charm of its already gorgeous place, is a rustic dining room with a fireplace. They offer the best of Austrian food and drinks here and with the view that it offers, even from the restaurant, it is just enchanting. If you are a sucker for beautiful views, this is where you should stay.
Hostels in Salzburg offer you the best and cheapest accommodation. They are pretty well-maintained and some even offer services that are usually not found in a typical hostel, which is a plus-point. It is also an advantage, as most of these hostels are located near the city centre or near the important landmarks. So, pack your bags and plan your trip to Austria for a relaxing holiday experience like never before!
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