Best Places for Backpackers in Austria.

Enjoy backpacking around Austria without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Austria.

Top 50 hostels in Austria.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Austria.

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Die Lilie – Hotel Garni

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Die Lilie – Hotel Garni

Tradition is very very important to us - our house is already owned by the family Tauber since 1911 . Even the exterior conveys that the Hotel Lilie is a house with style and history. The family sets a high value on individual care and intensive contacts to their guests. By lift you can reach easil...
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The Treehouse

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The Treehouse

The Treehouse is a small friendly hostel hidden away in the tiny village of Grünau. Sitting in the middle of the Totes Gebirge (the dead mountains) the area around the hostel provides an ideal environment for outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, swimming, or just relaxing. The secluded locatio...
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Pension Primavera

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Pension Primavera

Set directly on the Mariahilfer Straße, Vienna’s main shopping street. The bright and modern rooms at Pension Primavera are located on the third floor of a historic building but without a lift. Pension Primavera offers spacious rooms and free WiFi access. All rooms have a flat-screen TV, air c...
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AllYouNeed Hotel Salzburg

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AllYouNeed Hotel Salzburg

Culture and Chocolate. The sound of music and the taste of marzipan. A divine city surrounded by a fabulous landscape. This is Salzburg, famous and popular by visitors all over the world. And the AllYouNeed Hotel Salzburg, located at the foot of the Kapuzinerberg in quiet location, but near the vivi...
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myMOjOvie

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myMOjOvie

When booking myMOjOvie Apartments you have read & agreed to the following: MOjO = Number of homelike APARTMENT UNITS, Dorm/Privaterooms/whole Apartment rental are all situated at the same intersection of Kaiserstraße/Burggasse What do you get: - All accommodation types: Dormbed/Private shared s...
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Der Salzburgerhof & Hotel-Annex

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Der Salzburgerhof & Hotel-Annex

The hotel Der Salzburger Hof and Hotel-Annex is a rather traditional ruled hotel in Salzburg. The Hotel is located next to the railway station and is also just a few minutes walking distance to some of the most famous sight-seeing attractions of Salzburg like e.g. to the Gardens of Mirabell or...
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Doug

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Doug's Mountain Getaway

Welcome to Doug's Mountain Getaway We are located in the mountains in Fulpmes which is a 10-15 minute drive from Innsbruck, or a direct, 30 minute, 5 Euro bus ride. Our Chalet has not only a cinema, hot tub, chill-out lounge, sauna, foosball and poker rooms, but being at the base of a fantastic...
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K&T Boardinghouse 2

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K&T Boardinghouse 2

This is a private guesthouse with a friendly, welcoming ambience. Absolutely non-smoking! The location could not be better: right off of Vienna’s main shopping street; Mariahilfer Strasse is one of Vienna’s liveliest areas. The intersection directly in front of our windows is one of the busiest in t...
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Bärenwirth - Hotel Restaurant

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Bärenwirth - Hotel Restaurant

Originally built around 1500, Bärenwirth in Patsch can be found 8 km from the centre of Innsbruck off the Brenner Highway and 2 km from the Patscherkofel Ski Area. It offers en-suite rooms with free high-speed WiFi and a restaurant serving typical Tyrolean cuisine. Free private parking is available...
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Romedihof Backpacker Hostel

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Romedihof Backpacker Hostel

In case there are no free beds available you can also check out our website, there are maybe more free beds! 'Romedihof Backpacker Hostel' is located in the area of Brennbichl, near to the town of Imst in the Tirol, Austria. Romedihof was built in the 15th century and was completely renovated in...
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Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten

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Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten

The Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is a small, charming four star hotel in the centre of the city of Salzburg, and have found great popularity with our guests through the personal care of our staff. The hotels name means 'Four Seasons' and we look forward to greeting your in all of them. In the hotel lob...
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Youth Hostel Melk

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Youth Hostel Melk

Enjoy your stay at the Youth Hostel Melk that will provide for a unique multicultural experience. People from all over the world come to Melk, one of Austria's most exciting areas, to explore the Benedictine Abbey Melk or the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau. Be the 'captain' of a ship, or simply a 'bik...
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Haydn Hotel

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Haydn Hotel

Hotel Haydn is a pleasant and comfortable hotel located close to the Haydn monument. The hotel is located on the main shopping street in the centre of Vienna. All rooms and apartements have bath/shower, WC, telephone, cable TV, hair-dryer, minibar and air condition and offer guests relaxing holid...
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B&B Graz

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B&B Graz

The B&B Hotel Graz was opened in 2012 and is appreciated for its central location. And it was renovated in May 2016. It’s just a 5 minutes walk to the main station, the city center with all its many tourist attractions is only 10 to 15 minutes away. The tram to the city center stops only 200 meters...
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Gally Apartments Vienna

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Gally Apartments Vienna

Gally Apartments Vienna provide clean, bright and cozy apartments for the budget traveler. In addition to the cozy atmosphere, special attention is paid to the cleanliness of the accommodation. Free WIFI access is available in each apartment. Free of charge for every guest: City map, leaflet of the...
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Hotel Drei Raben

Hotel Drei Raben is a modern and comfortable city hotel located close to the historic city centre. The hotel is also just a 10 minute walk from the central railway station (Streetcar stop directly in front of the hotel) and has double and single rooms, including shower and WC. The hotel is in an...
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Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna

Perfectly located between the city center & Schönbrunn Palace, close to the biggest pedestrian street you will find immaculate accommodations, comfy beds, kitchen & BBQ, lovely gardens, musical instruments, affordable bikes for rent, free internet PC's, free wireless (working in rooms), free maps, i...
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Jugendgästehaus Mondsee

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Jugendgästehaus Mondsee

The hostel ia about five minutes walk from the city centre of Mondsee, a beautiful village in a picturesque setting. Lake Mond itself, offering water sports and swimming is very close, as are local heritae and open air museums. The area is ideal for activities such as hiking or cycling. The host...
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Wombats City Hostel Vienna - The Naschmarkt

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Wombats City Hostel Vienna - The Naschmarkt

Centrally located directly at Vienna Naschmarkt, Wombat´s is the place to be with its proximity to all major sightseeing sites. No matter what you want to see in Vienna, it is all just moments away from Wombats City Hostel Vienna at the Naschmarkt. The center can be reached within minutes by foot...
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Haus Christine

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Haus Christine

Welcome at Haus Christine - Bed & Breakfast in Hallwang near Salzburg! Enjoy our breathtaking view over Salzburg! Haus Christine offers guests the personal environment combined with the warmth of a country cottage. Guests are greeted and made to feel immediately “at home”. Families are welcome....
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Pension Bosch

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Pension Bosch

We are looking forward to welcoming you in the homely and familiar atmoshpere of Hotel Pension Bosch. Our house allows you to enjoy a quiet stay in Vienna at a convenient price. The hotel is located in a Jugendstil house from the 19. century in close proximity to the Botanical Gardens and th...
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MEININGER Vienna Downtown Sissi

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MEININGER Vienna Downtown Sissi

The MEININGER Hotel Vienna Downtown Sissi is located in Leopoldstadt, Vienna's second district, close to the Karmeliter Market, a traditional fruit and vegetable market where you can find Viennese life in bloom: it's a meeting place for artists and a colourful mixture of people. There are plenty of...
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Marmota Hostel

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Marmota Hostel

Hostel Marmota is a great choice for both - backpackers travelling around Europe and coming to Innsbruck for sightseeing, sport activities, adrenaline and partying, as well as for tourists coming to Innsbruck by car, no matter if they want to stay a few days, or are just passing by on their way from...
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Youth Hostel Bad Gastein

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Youth Hostel Bad Gastein

The hostel is located in an international ski resort, only 10 min from the train station and the Felsenbad (rock spa) with its thermal and mineral springs. The ski resort offers 250 km of slopes, 50 lifts, 90 km of cross country tracks, 3 ski schools and fabulous routes for ski hiking. Summer at...
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Adlerhof

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Adlerhof

Our family-run Hotel-Pension offers an affordable alternative for guests looking for personal service, character and history. Family owned for 30 years, we combine our personal service with comfortable, clean rooms, all individually furnished, either in modern or traditonal Austrian style. A...
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Mellow Mountain Hostel

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Mellow Mountain Hostel

Our Mellow Mountain Hostel is the perfect home base for a good time in the Tyrolean mountains. We offer two cozy living rooms (one with fireplace and one with communal kitchen area), a bar, a conservatory, a bike and ski/board storage, sauna and steam-bath. Our hostel is only a few meters fr...
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Hotel Tyrolis

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Hotel Tyrolis

Very central - only 10 km from Innsbruck away. Family run 4-star hotel located in the heart of Tyrol with a magnificent view of the mountains. Innsbruck, the Olympic city and capital of the federal country Tyrol, is at a distance of only 10 km and the Olympic skiing-area Seefeld is 15 km away....
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Alp Art Hotel

The hotel is in the heart of Tyrol, located only 8 km away from Innsbruck and close to the ski and hiking areas of Olympic Ski World Innsbruck (Axamer Lizum, Mutteralmbahn). Located in Goetzens, on a sunny plateau, makes our warm, welcoming hotel a perfect getaway destination. Fine design united...
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Hotel Lasserhof

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Hotel Lasserhof

COMPLIMENTARY BUFFET BREAKFAST Comfortable 1st class privately owned, and family run hotel in the centre of Salzburg. All rooms with air conditioning. The hotel enjoys a quiet position although in the centre of the town. Within easy reach on foot to all of the historic and interesting points of the...
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Yoho International Youth Hostel Salzburg

Welcome to Salzburg! The Yoho-Team, who is welcoming backpackers since 1978 (big anniversary this year!) is very happy to accommodate you. We have been a proud member of „Europe’s Famous Hostels“ for almost 25 years! We are located only ten minutes away from the main train station and three m...
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Gartl Apartments & Hostel

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Gartl Apartments & Hostel

Our hostel is situated just a few minutes from the city centre by public transport. Hostel Hartl is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travellers, families or big groups. Towels and linen are included. We also have lockers in our dorms. Free Wi-Fi is available for all of our guests. Dir...
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MEININGER Vienna Downtown Franz

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MEININGER Vienna Downtown Franz

The MEININGER Hotel Vienna Downtown Franz is located in lively Leopoldstadt, Vienna's second district, between the Danube Canal and the Danube. Here, in the former Jewish quarter and one of the town's most popular areas, you can find ample green spaces and the Karmeliter Market with numerous stalls,...
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Wombats City Hostel Vienna - The Lounge

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Wombats City Hostel Vienna - The Lounge

We're centrally located and close to the trains and public transport, right on Mariahilferstrasse, the longest shopping street in Vienna, only 50 metres away from the Westbahnhof railway station. Certainly the best choice if you are up for a state-of-the-art Hostel, cozy common areas, social vib...
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Youth Hostel Tulln

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Youth Hostel Tulln

The youth hostel is located directly at the Danube, by car, bike or train it is the perfect place to start your excursions - 25 km away from Vienna, being a thoroughly happening trade fair and shopping town, Tulln not only offers a variety of recreational activities such es tennis, miniature golf, e...
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Hotel Praterstern

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Hotel Praterstern

We welcome our guests to a friendly and cosy atmosphere in our charming old vienna city hotel. Whether you plan a trip with your family, alone or for business or you would like to experience the Viennese charm with an art, culture, music or shopping vacation, we expect our guests between the Wiener...
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AllYouNeed Hotel-Vienna4

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AllYouNeed Hotel-Vienna4

Vienna has many charming faces apart from the breathtaking opulence of it’s many sightseeing attractions. During your stay at our AllYouNeed Hotel Vienna4 you will find that nearly all of them are within easy walking distance, just as the famous Opera House on Ring Street, the Karls-Church, St. Step...
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Jugend & Familiengaestehaus Cap Woerth

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Jugend & Familiengaestehaus Cap Woerth

This youth and family guest house Cap Wörth with its 300 beds offers everything for a relaxing and fun-filled holiday Guaranteed: on-site beach, sports facilities, lawns, playground, park, forest, etc. Our year-round operation is ideal for vacation, recreation, summer and winter sports and for holdi...
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MEININGER Salzburg City Center

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MEININGER Salzburg City Center

Servus and welcome! Salzburg is the home of the Mozartkugel, the Salzburg Festival and the Old Residence. But up to now there has been one thing missing - the new MEININGER Salzburg City Center. For your convenience, we've sited it close to the historic old town in the 'Zentrum im Berg' shopping ce...
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7 Days Premium Linz-Ansfelden

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7 Days Premium Linz-Ansfelden

Enjoy great transport connection of 7 Days Premium Linz. Our hotel is located just off the A1 motorway with close proximity to Linz. Free underground parking and special spaces for women. Breakfast is for an extra charge. Pet under 20kg is welcome for an extra charge. All 100 modern rooms desig...
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Youth Hostel Fritz Prior Schwedenhaus

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Youth Hostel Fritz Prior Schwedenhaus

Our youth hostel is only opened in Summer. Travelers, families and groups are very welcome - enjoy the tranquil but central location (it's about a 15 minutes' walk to the town center, next to the Inn River), recreation facilities, fully renovated rooms, an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet (included)...
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Palace Hostel

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Palace Hostel

This hostel is perhaps in the best location, and certainly in the most beautiful! Hey, we have rooms with a view! Authentic Austrian restaurants are within short walking distance and the 'Wienerwald' is just across the street. Mountain-Bike and Nordic-Walking trails start right from the front do...
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A&T Holiday Hostel Wien

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A&T Holiday Hostel Wien

A&T Holiday Hostel is one of the most modern youth hostels in Vienna with a fantastic location and excellent public transport links. This means fast access to the city's historical sites. St Stephen's cathedral, for example, is just only 11 minutes from the hostel. The building has been newly...
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Hostel Wien - Brigittenau (HI)

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Hostel Wien - Brigittenau (HI)

Our rooms have 2-6 beds (bunkbeds) breakfast buffet, sheets and all taxes are included in our prices - NO extra costs ! Please note: Accommodation in our youth hostel - Vienna Brigittenau requires membership with the International Youth Hostel Association. A non-member supplement of 3.50 per...
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Summer Hostel Salzburg

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Summer Hostel Salzburg

Summer Hostel Salzburg is situated in Salzburg’s city center, only 500m from Mirabell Palace and a few minutes from central station. Why you will love staying with us: ❤ Great location ❤ Free & fast Wi-Fi throughout the building ❤ Lovely & helpful staff ❤ Linen and towels included ❤ Comfy...
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MEININGER Vienna Central Station

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MEININGER Vienna Central Station

We are located on the shopping mile Favoritenstrasse not far from the city centre. You can reach the Stephansdom, the Hotel Sacher or the Staatsoper by U-Bahn in just 10 minutes, and the Schoenbrunn castle in 15 minutes. The U-Bahn Station Keplerplatz on the U1 line is virtually on our doorstep. It'...
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Jugend und Familiengästehaus Villach

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Jugend und Familiengästehaus Villach

The Villach youth hostel offers 135 beds and is located in the Villach neighbourhood St. Martin nearby a number of sports and recreation facilities and only 20 minutes driving distance away from Italy and Slovenia. Villach is Carinthia´s second largest city and a typical all year holiday region....
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a&o Salzburg Hauptbahnhof

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a&o Salzburg Hauptbahnhof

With its modern and functional rooms the A&O Salzburg Hauptbahnhof is located only 500 m from the central station. Vibrant, cosmopolitan, international – that’s what A&O stands for. In our hotels the world comes together and our young and friendly staff is 365 days a year 24 hours there for you, to...
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a&o Wien Stadthalle

Vienna! The A&O Wien Stadthalle in Vienna is only one stop away from Westbahnhof. The short distance to the historic city center and to the shopping mile of the Austrian capital makes this A&O especially attractive for all travelers. A typical A&O is waiting for you in Vienna - clearly structured...
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SnowBunnys

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SnowBunnys

We cater to budget-orientated travellers in the centre of Kitzbhel, in the Austrian Tirol. Our dorm rooms sleep four or six people, while our double and twin rooms have satellite TV. Our guests enjoy a free self-service breakfast, free coffee and tea all day, free Wi-Fi, all-day hot showers,...
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Westend City Hostel

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Westend City Hostel

We are situated right next to Mariahilferstrasse (most famous Shopping street) and 'Westbahnhof' Train station on the intersection of two metro lines (U3, U6) which take you into the city centre within 5 minutes. Sites like St. Stephen's, the city hall, the museums quarter, the parliament, the impe...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Austria.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Austria.

If you're already planning to visit Austria - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Graz, in the heart of Europe.

From where could I start? Graz is the capital of the federal state of Styria and it is the second largest city in Austria after Vienna. It is located on the Mur River in the southeast of Austria. Graz is an alpine town with very pleasant summers. Temperatures range between 20 and 25 degrees and hardly overcome this barrier. The winter is hard, because it snows and temperatures tend to go below zero.I wanted that my first post was about the place where I had the best experience ever. I have stayed there for five months during my bachelor studies and I can say that Graz is one of the most organized and clean cities I have been, I always felt safe, it is like a miracle city.

Denisse García

6. Austrian Cuisine

If you like classical music, Salzburg will be like heaven for you! It would be hard to miss out that Salzburg is the city of one of the word’s famous composer, as he – Mozart – is everywhere in the city : from the city’s famous chocolate/marzipan delicacies named after him (Mozartkugel), to his statue errected in the middle of Mozartplatz, not to forget of course the world-renowned music school called the Mozarteum. Top-quality Mozart or classical music concerts in general are an integral part of Salzburg cutural life. Moreover, you can also visit the house he was born in (Mozartgeburtshaus) and the house he grew up in (Mozartswohnhaus) which were both turned into museums. 6. Austrian Cuisine  My love of food is immense and Austria never fails to satisfy my apetite with its local cuisine influenced by German and Hungarian cuisine. Among my favourite dishes, you will find:

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Why Vienna?

Vienna as a destination is often overlooked, abandoned for more trendy but pricey locations like Paris, Venice, and London. But this is a grave mistake! The Austrian capital gleams alongside the shining waters of the Danube River, about an hour’s drive from the UNESCO Heritage wine region, the Wachau Valley, also recognized for producing delicious apricots of continental fame. In the city center, ‘Jugendstil,’ or art nouveau, architecture abounds, bathed in various shades of exquisite marble and graced with ornately scrolled ironwork signs and balconies. In the picturesque distance, the forested hills are considered the green lungs of Vienna, aptly named der Wienerwald. Historic preservation here has been elevated to an art, and throughout the city one can endlessly discover tales of the Imperial era. Near the main palace rests a recently uncovered Roman ruin, and quietly remembering the second world war are ruins of bombing lingering behind the summer palace. Music and art are celebrated in both new and old style here in the heart of Old Europe, with classical concerts offered most evenings and a continually packed State Opera House. Last but certainly not least, traditional Austrian cuisine comprises hearty fare, sure to please travelers from all over the globe. For those more interested in finer foods, the Viennese coffeehouse culture, renowned patisseries and sophisticated desserts continue to satisfy connoisseurs with the most discriminating palates.

Julie Rosser

Dating Abroad: Meeting the “One” while Traveling

I myself never thought that I would find my prince charming, let alone find him 6,000 miles away from home. But here I am now, living in Vienna, Austria and married to my best friend.

Nat Gold

An easy plan

The Family Ski Trip (or Ski Camp, as we call it) have been always important  in our life, but until this year we managed to join to a bus trip or family friends, so we never actually had to organise it by ourselves. The only thing we knew was that we (mom, sis, her son and I) would like to go skiing to Austria by car. Being the most computer friendly from the „team”, finding out the details seemed to be obviously my job.

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Discovering the spirit of Tyrol

You can find the true essence of the region in the squares and churches, markets and monuments. Formed by part of Austria and part of Italy, Tyrol has a long and intricate history of battles, anecdotes, traditions and famous nationalist characters. It’s a Tyrol that many do not know, but all should. Here are four of the best towns you should see in Tyrol, in all of which you will feel the particular spirit of the historical region among the Alps.

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Experience of nature on the traces of the historical Austria

If you live in close touch with nature and you have a fable for historical castellated buildings in which former monarchs could have lived, with high rooms and lovely balconies as well as saunas and health spas? – Yes, you are totally right in Bad Gastein, Austria. This remarkable place is a spa town in the district of St. Johann/Pongau in one of the nine Austrian states called Salzburg.

Konstanze Meindl

Planning the great escape

If someone does not know, northern Italy, Austria and Germany are famous, during Christmas period, for their theme markets, where you can find a lot of different typical food and particular Christmas presents. The atmosphere is very joyful and unique, red, green and white are dominant colors and make you feel the happiness of Christmas time.

Maria Giovanna Serra

8 Must Do´s in Innsbruck

Innsbruck is internationally known as sport centre and the reason is more than obvious. It hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic Games and everybody does some kind of sport there. However, you don´t have to be a sport freak to fall in love with this city. I prepared for you my list of Top Must Do´s in Innsbruck. I hope this article will make you to put Austria and especially Innsbruck on your bucket list.

Klara Unzeitigova

Austria: Hallstatt – magnificent views, time travel and loads of bones

Hallstatt – a small village of around eight hundred inhabitants somewhere in the Upper Austria that you’re always being told about and never really get to go there. I actually did, pretty spontaneously and I don’t regret anything.

kasia-makusz

Salzburg: Its Essence in a One Day Trip

During the past six months, I was living in Vienna (City number 2 in my top 3 of most amazing cities I ever have been). During my time there I had the chance to meet remarkable people from different countries and origins. Zuza one of my friends who is originally from Poland, told me about all the places she has been in Austria and we noticed she didn’t have time yet to visit Salzburg. I express to her my interest to visit Salzburg and suddenly we were planning how to get there. I must confess that the first time I heard about Salzburg was when I was a child (around 7 or 8 years old) and I was watching “The Sound of Music” movie (1965). If you are not familiar with the history and you like musical I encourage you to check it. My friend Zuza, never saw this movie before so the day before our trip we check it together. Here you can appreciate in advance the beauties that Salzburg has for you.

Yho!

A Day in Salzburg

Salzburg is famous for being the birth place of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the filming location for “The Sound of Music”, a 1965 American musical drama starring the famous Julie Andrews. Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria and situated near the German (Bavarian) border, the city is split by the Salzach River with Altstadt (Old City) located on its left bank, and 19th-century Neustadt (New City) located on the right. On a trip to Munich in Bavarian Germany I knew I couldn’t leave without sampling a little bit of Austria’s gem. I had an incredible time in Salzburg and glad I took the opportunity to go.

Denise Neary

My Kind-Of-Weekend in Vienna, Austria

My current “do-good” work regularly involves travel. We went to the Vienna, Austria in time for a global convention. As much as I want to share what the whole meeting was all about, I will have to stop myself, and not digress.

Glorie

In the city of balance and culture - Vienna

City of culture, dreams, music and balance! The capital city of Austria will tuck you in the sweet melody of classical music. It can alter your dreams, and revise your travel stories. ? Vienna deserves its title “The City of Music”, and not just because of Mozart, Strauss, Schubert, and many others who gave mark and such an influence on the world music, but also for all those steps in Vienna that are filled with music, even though you haven’t brought your mp3 with you. Vienna was also named “The City of Dreams” because it was a work home of Sigmund Freud. But also, if I may add, for all the people who dream about living in this capital. It’s on the list of world’s most desirable places to live for many years now.

Marija Altman

Discovering the spirit of Tyrol

You can find the true essence of the region in the squares and churches, markets and monuments. Formed by part of Austria and part of Italy, Tyrol has a long and intricate history of battles, anecdotes, traditions and famous nationalist characters. It’s a Tyrol that many do not know, but all should. Here are four of the best towns you should see in Tyrol, in all of which you will feel the particular spirit of the historical region among the Alps.

debora-mauri

Sacher Café

Vienna boasts about its coffee culture, that’s why it’s not an easy thing to write about all good cafes of the city (there are a lot of other great places to enjoy traditional Austrian coffee and sweets during brunch or lunch;  Café Mozart in front of Albertina museum or Oberlaa – in the first district, as there are 9 Oberlaa cafes inVienna-also worth mentioning), so you should just come and find your favorite.

Kseniya

Planning the great escape

If someone does not know, northern Italy, Austria and Germany are famous, during Christmas period, for their theme markets, where you can find a lot of different typical food and particular Christmas presents. The atmosphere is very joyful and unique, red, green and white are dominant colors and make you feel the happiness of Christmas time.

Maria Giovanna Serra

One night in Vienna (and why you should go now)

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is a popular destination this time of year. My recent and unfortunately short trip to this beautiful city finally put me in the Christmas mood, despite the lack of snow. One night in Vienna made for a nice, relaxing getaway but I would love to go back and discover more. Nevertheless, let me share with you some of the must-sees and tips I can offer about Vienna.

Gen Boucaud

My Kind-Of-Weekend in Vienna, Austria

My current “do-good” work regularly involves travel. We went to the Vienna, Austria in time for a global convention. As much as I want to share what the whole meeting was all about, I will have to stop myself, and not digress.

Glorie

Why Vienna?

Vienna as a destination is often overlooked, abandoned for more trendy but pricey locations like Paris, Venice, and London. But this is a grave mistake! The Austrian capital gleams alongside the shining waters of the Danube River, about an hour’s drive from the UNESCO Heritage wine region, the Wachau Valley, also recognized for producing delicious apricots of continental fame. In the city center, ‘Jugendstil,’ or art nouveau, architecture abounds, bathed in various shades of exquisite marble and graced with ornately scrolled ironwork signs and balconies. In the picturesque distance, the forested hills are considered the green lungs of Vienna, aptly named der Wienerwald. Historic preservation here has been elevated to an art, and throughout the city one can endlessly discover tales of the Imperial era. Near the main palace rests a recently uncovered Roman ruin, and quietly remembering the second world war are ruins of bombing lingering behind the summer palace. Music and art are celebrated in both new and old style here in the heart of Old Europe, with classical concerts offered most evenings and a continually packed State Opera House. Last but certainly not least, traditional Austrian cuisine comprises hearty fare, sure to please travelers from all over the globe. For those more interested in finer foods, the Viennese coffeehouse culture, renowned patisseries and sophisticated desserts continue to satisfy connoisseurs with the most discriminating palates.

Julie Rosser

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