The 8 best Hostels in Salzburg for every traveller

The 8 best Hostels in Salzburg for every traveller

How to find the best hostels in Salzburg for your trip

Salzburg is a gem that Austria is proud of, not only because it’s one of the most visited cities and a gateway to the alps, but also its stunning fusion of history, incredible baroque buildings and beautiful nature. Not least, it’s the birth place of the famous musician Mozart which is music to both history and music-lover’s ears. Whether you want to feel like a king in one of the magical castles or be treated like a queen in our comfy hostels, Salzburg’s got what you want. But in a city full of hostel-options, the question arises: where do you start?

One of the many great things about Salzburg is that not only the amazing sights but also the hostels are dotted around the city centre. Whether you want to stay close to the main station, the famous Kapuzinerberg or a stone’s throw from the Mirabell castle, there will be an amazing hostel for you. To make your choice even easier, we created a list of the best hostels in Salzburg, so you have enough time to eat a delicious ‘Schmankerl’ or create a bucket list of lakes … Lake Atter, Moon Lake, Lake Wolfgang – you name it!

1. Yoho International Youth Hostel Salzburg

best hostels in salzburg, austria - Yoho International Youth Hostel Salzburg -

Back in 1978, a hostel opened its doors for curious adventurers who came to explore Salzburg. And today, this hostel is one of the best in town, a member of ‘Europe’s Famous Hostels’ for almost 25 years and a place with an impressive 12,500 + reviews – positive ones, of course! Welcome to Yoho International Youth Hostel Salzburg, the perfect spot for a great trip. How great? Well, you can start your day with an amazing all you can eat breakfast, explore the cities’ attractions for free with their 24h Salzburg Card and end your day with a cold pint of Stiegl, Austrian delights and happy hour deals at the hostel bar. Sounds pretty great to us!

Hostel highlights:

  • Common room
  • Hair dryer
  • Book Exchange
  • Reading light
  • Tours/Travel desk
  • Salzburg card
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Games room

🏠 Address: Paracelsusstr. 9, A 5020 Salzburg

🏘 Neighbourhood: Centre

🚍 Nearest station: HBF (Main station)

Book your stay at Yoho International Youth Hostel Salzburg Now

2. Hotel Lasserhof

best hostels in salzburg, austria - Hotel Lasserhof

In Hotel Lasserhof, it’s all about decisions: With the central location, will you visit the Mirabell Castle, the theatres, many churches, the congress house or the historic old town centre first? Will you start sweet or savoury at the complimentary breakfast? Will you stay at the in-house bar or try the amazing restaurants, pubs and bars close by? The only easy decision is to book Hotel Lasserhof in the first place…and the rest? Don’t worry, none of your choices will disappoint.

Hostel highlights:

  • Breakfast
  • Hair dryer
  • Tours/Travel desk
  • Salzburg card
  • Bar

🏠 Address: Lasserstrasse 47

🏘 Neighbourhood: Centre

🚍 Nearest station: Salzburg HBF (Main station)

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3. Meininger Salzburg City Center

best hostels in salzburg , austria -Meininger Salzburg City Center

Travel in style while staying low cost at Meininger Salzburg City Center. The famous chain is popular among travellers, including the laid-back hostel in Salzburg. And justifiably so, we say, as it’s treating you with beautiful spacious rooms while offering a kitchen to cook your own meals (good to save some cash) and a bar (good to invest the cash) to bond with fellow backpackers over a game of pool or table football.

Hostel highlights:

  • Hair dryer
  • Tours/Travel desk
  • Elevator
  • Common room
  • Pool table
  • Bar and café

🏠 Address: Fuerbergstrasse 18-20

🏘 Neighbourhood: Centre

🚍 Nearest station: Salzburg Gnigl

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4. Jufa Salzburg City

best hostels in salzburg , austria -Jufa Salzburg City

We all love a hostel with free breakfast, especially if it includes cold cuts and Austria’s finest spreads, cheese, homemade jams, various styles of eggs, cereals, yogurts and – of course – coffee (yum!). Afterwards, the 24 hours bar and 24 hours snacks will get you through a day of exploring all the close sights, because an adventurous traveller is a hungry traveller, right?

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • BBQ
  • Hair dryer
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Tours/Travel desk
  • Bar and café
  • Games room

🏠 Address: Josef Preis Allee 18

🏘 Neighbourhood: Centre

🚍 Nearest station: Justizgebaeude (Bus stop)

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5. Stadtalm Naturfreundehaus

best hostels in salzburg , austria -Stadtalm Naturfreundehaus

What comes after a hike up the hill? A great view of course! – and the hostel Stadtalm Naturfreundehaus! Located up the Moenchsberg, it offers a unique location close to nature which has a remote feeling while still being within the centre. Wake up, enjoy the breakfast and the view over Salzburg and decide between a city visit or a day of exploring nature.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant

🏠 Address: Moenchsberg 19c

🏘 Neighbourhood: Centre

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6. Goldenes Theater Hotel Salzburg

best hostels in salzburg , austria -Goldenes Theater Hotel Salzburg

Milady, milord – welcome to Goldenes Theater Hotel Salzburg, the place where you’ll feel like a truly majestic traveller. The beautiful furniture and details make you look around in awe and the location is only a short walk to the Mirabell Gardens. Queen and King worthy is also the delicious included breakfast that ensures that you’ll start your day right. The best thing? All the glamour won’t break the bank. You’re welcome, your highness.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Elevator
  • Hair dryer
  • Tours/Travel desk
  • Parking
  • Bar

🏠 Address: Schallmooser Hauptstrasse 13

🏘 Neighbourhood: Centre

🚍 Nearest station: Salzburg Hofwirt (Schallmooser Hauptstraße) (Bus stop)

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7. Adlerhof

best hostels in salzburg , austria -Adlerhof

For all those who don’t only want to visit culture but to experience it. Adlerhof is a family run hostel for a whopping 30 years! The rooms are furnished in either modern or traditional Austrian style and the whole building is brimming with character and history. The friendly staff will help you with local insider tips and provide you with a lovely Austrian breakfast. What else do we travellers need?

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Elevator
  • Hair dryer
  • Tours/Travel desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • Parking
  • Bar

🏠 Address: Elisabethstr. 25

🏘 Neighbourhood: Centre

🚍 Nearest station: Salzburg HBF (Main station)

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8. Der Salzburgerhof & Hotel-Annex

best hostels in salzburg , austria - Der Salzburgerhof & Hotel-Annex

A traditional, pretty house from the outside with bright, colourful and modern interior on the inside. Your stay will be sweetened by the friendly staff and an amazing free breakfast. Thee spacious rooms got an amazing value and with the location of Salzburgerhof & Hotel-Annex, you are located right in the centre of the action – perfect!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Towels included
  • Elevator
  • Hair dryer
  • Tours/Travel desk
  • Parking
  • Bar

🏠 Address: Kaiserschtzenstr. 1&6

🏘 Neighbourhood: Centre

🚍 Nearest station: Salzburg HBF (Main station)

Book Der Salzburgerhof & Hotel-Annex Now

 

We hope this list helps you discover the perfect hostels for your trip to Salzburg. Make sure to tell us all about it in the comments and to greet the staff with a friendly ‘Gruess Gott’, the Austrian hello!

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