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Situated in Salzburg, YoHo - International Youth Hostel is only a 10-minute walk from the main train station. The property is set 500 metres from Mirabell Palace, 600 metres from Mozarteum and a 9-minute walk from Kapuzinerberg & Capuchin Monastery. Free WiFi is included.

Phenominal place and staff and location. Will DEFINATELY stay we again.... Loved t.

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8.1
Very Good
5,159 reviews
Price from
$35
per night

Enjoying a unique location on the Mönchsberg mountain in the centre of the city, the Stadtalm Naturfreundehaus offers panoramic views over Salzburg from all rooms, the restaurant and the garden.

The simply furnished dormitories of the Naturfreundehaus have wooden floors. Bathroom facilities are shared.

Absolutely fantastic location! It overlooks the whole city and it’s tucked away from everything else. Very cute and a great place to stay.

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8
Very Good
1,384 reviews
Price from
$33
per night

Located in Salzburg, less than 1 km from Klessheim Castle, Hostel Salzburg-Wals provides accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace. Located around 4.5 km from Red Bull Arena, the hostel with free WiFi is also 5.9 km away from Festival Hall Salzburg. The property is non-smoking and is situated 4.2 km from Europark.

Clean and new building!!! Good breakfast!!

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8
Very Good
965 reviews
Price from
$111
per night

Institut St.Sebastian is situated in the Old Town Salzburg, at the foot of the Kapuzinerberg Mountain. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

There is a shared kitchen, a roof terrace, and covered bicycle storage available.

I stayed here four years ago when I was a student and it’s just as I remember it. Located right in the center of the city on a small pedestrian street. The room was clean and the bathroom was big with a hairdryer included. The staff look after you and the room very well. The building is connected to the church which has a historic and beautiful cemetery. There is also a rooftop with gorgeous views of the city.

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8.6
Excellent
712 reviews
Price from
$83
per night

At the hostel, all rooms are fitted with a desk. With a shared bathroom equipped with a shower and a hairdryer, certain units at The Keep Eco Rooms also provide guests with a balcony. At the accommodation every room includes bed linen and towels.

Cozzy rooms with wood touch interior

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7.7
Good
3,741 reviews
Price from
$68
per night

a&o Salzburg Hauptbahnhof offers pet-friendly accommodation in Salzburg. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.

All rooms have a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a shower. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. a&o Salzburg Hauptbahnhof features free WiFi throughout the property.

Nice and spacious room. Simple but cool design. Very calm despite next to the sration. Good breakfast.

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7.2
Good
7,502 reviews
Price from
$26
per night

The breakfast at Kolpinghaus Hostel is included in the room price. You can start your day in a relaxed manner in the modern breakfast room. Our sumptuous buffet will give you the energy to explore Salzburg for the day!

Absolutely perfect! I am amazed how splendid was our stay. Room were clean, spatious and very nice. The rooftop terrace is brilliant. And the breakfasts are excellent! The accommodation is basically in the city centre. Next time in Salzburg I want to stay in Kolpinghaus again! :)

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7.8
Good
1,948 reviews
Price from
$95
per night

Providing self check-in, Sishaus - View at Mozarts is situated in Salzburg, 100 metres from Mozarteum. This property is set a short distance from attractions such as Getreidegasse. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and Mozart's Birthplace is a 4-minute walk away.

All guest rooms is equipped with small fridge, a kettle, a shower, free toiletries and a desk. Every room has a shared bathroom with a hairdryer. At the hostel every room comes with a seating area.

Great location, I and my family are much interested in.

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6.6
Review score
199 reviews
Price from
$133
per night

At the hostel, each room comes with a wardrobe. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom equipped with a shower, while certain units at myNext - Riverside Hotel Salzburg also provide guests with a seating area. At the accommodation every room has bed linen and towels.

Room is clean and comfy. Staff are friendly.

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7.8
Good
688 reviews
Price from
$143
per night

Situated in the Herrnau district of Salzburg, Eduard-Heinrich-Haus offers simple accommodation, a volleyball court, a common room with TV, and table tennis facilities. Free WiFi access is available in public areas.

Perfectly located in a quite and peaceful place and walkable from main arena

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7.3
Good
993 reviews
Price from
$43
per night

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Budget travelers know there's no better way to make the most of their trip than by staying at a hostel: Save money for exploring during the day, and swap stories with fellow backpackers in the shared kitchen or bar in the evening. Dorm-style bedrooms with shared bathrooms are standard hostel fare, but private rooms are also available for those willing to pay a little more.
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  • Avg. price/night: $80.43
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,384 reviews
    View outstanding, but of course a hike to earn it! Once you get used to those stairs it goes more quickly but the first hike up with bags was grueling. Clean clean clean, very safe feeling place, youth hostel vibe (but super clean!)
    Pamela
    Family with young children
  • Avg. price/night: $128.49
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 7,498 reviews
    One of the best hostels I’ve been to. Very cheap but the hostel offered a lot like free towel and toiletries. It’s very clean as well. It’s close to the train station and check-in is very quick. They send a booking code that can be used on a self-Checkin machine that actually works. Will definitely stay here again when I go back to Salzburg.
    Philip
    Solo traveler
  • 8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 5,159 reviews
    The hostel was in a great location, on a quiet street halfway between the train station and the city centre. Staff were friendly and always around to answer any questions. There were lots of ladies showers, and they were kept very clean. Rooms were spacious and included a desk and a secure locker each (which locked with your room key). The bunk beds were really solidly built and comfortable (not the flimsy squeaky type you get in most cheap hostels!) Coffee, tea and juice available at reception throughout the day was a nice bonus.
    Jeni
    Solo traveler
  • 8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 5,159 reviews
    many shared areas with plenty of space available. staff was nice and helpful. cheap to wash and dry clothes comparing to other hostels (3€ for wash 3€ for dry) bunk beds in shared room were comfortable and not noisy like in other hostels. location was convenient
    Maria Virginia
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $104.75
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 3,741 reviews
    Great location, lovely decor, cheaply priced, really nice breakfast and quiet, safe atmosphere
    Grace
    Family with young children
  • Avg. price/night: $104.75
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 3,741 reviews
    The eco concept and design was cool. Loved the reclaimed wood and dangling light bulb and socket design. The decor was practical and beautiful. Beds were sturdy and comfortable. Great communal areas - had a good backpacker/hostel vibe. Easy to check-in, convenient luggage storage and easy to get from the airport and hauptbahnhof. Safe location and quiet. Great for a solo female traveller. About 10mins walk from the city centre.
    Charlotte
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $128.49
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 7,498 reviews
    Ok, it's not too bad - for one night or weekend. 15 min walk to old town, nice staff. cheap and safe parking near hostel - 10 EUR / 24 h
    Mateusz
    Young couple
  • 8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 5,159 reviews
    A decent youth hostel, providing cheap stay in the expensive city of Salzburg. The hostel is located strategically, equidistant from the Salzburg Hbf and Salzburg city center. There is a common seating area on the ground floor and they also offer lockers (1 EUR per day) in case you want to store your luggage after checking out. They serve breakfast and that costs 5 EUR per person.
    Gagan Shinde
    Young couple
  • 7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 993 reviews
    Location ok, very pleasant lady on reception, breakfast was just bread/cheese/ham/apple/egg/coffee, which is typical for every place. Hostel reminds post soviet dormitory as we have in Czech Republic for students, but as I understood cheaper price you wouldn’t find anyways, Austria has its own crazy prices. So in total place is ok, especially for one night :) Very clean, silent, nice nature, all good
    Mariam
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $104.75
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 3,741 reviews
    This place is exactly like a cheap backpackers hostel but with rooms instead of dormitories and you get a towel. Bathrooms have a shower and toilet together and there are very few of them. Old building, some things like furniture are cheap, second-hand and old. Things that break or fall apart are repaired instead of replaced. No staff on site is annoying when there is a problem. Much of what is in the room has been made cheaply and looks that way.
    Giannis Kataskevastis
    Solo traveler

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