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Hostelz.com's Review
Yoho International Youth Hostel is a social hostel with a good location between the railway station and downtown Salzburg. A bar on the ground floor serves as the main common area with twice daily happy hours, but is not the only common area, good for those who want to get away from the rowdiness.

The Location

This hostel is on the north side of the river and is a ten-minute walk from the train station. It is a quick five-minute walk to the river and a twenty-minute walk to main tourist destinations in town. It is well marked outside the building and easy to find.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorm rooms are large; each has four to eight beds (bunk beds, but they are sturdy and have plenty of room to place belongings). There are no lockers in the rooms, but there are pay lockers in the basement. The doors have electronic locks and automatically lock after opening. The toilets and showers are separated into separate rooms. The toilets are small stalls and there's not much room to change. The showers are single stalls, but each has a small private changing area to place clothes and towels.

Common Spaces

There are several common areas -- the bar is the main hang-out spot and in the morning breakfast is served there. There is a TV room that is connected to a computer room -- both rooms are spacious with several couches and chairs. A book exchange is in the computer room, behind lock and key, which must be requested at reception. In the basement is the laundry room and common-use kitchen. The kitchen is very small, not well stocked, and only large enough for two people to cook at a time. This is a place for socializing and meeting fellow backpackers, especially in the bar area.

Summary

This hostel is large, clean, and has character. The kitchen in the basement is less than optimal but the common areas are plentiful and the hostel is kept clean. There is a large supermarket up the road from the hostel and the staff are very friendly and will give recommendations for eating out if desired.

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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
5   Almost a Model Hostel Liked -- Easy to find, phenomenal location, ok Wi-Fi on the ground floor, the staff tell you tons about the city, clean bathrooms, comfortable beds, efficient check-in and check-out. Disliked -- No Wi-Fi in the rooms, no real kitchen facilities, some unfriendly staff members, the shower stalls always flood, the rooms get very hot at night. While this hostel has a lot of annoying little drawbacks, on the whole it is fantastic. It is big enough to be anonymous if you allow it to be, but it also has good common areas for meeting other people, if that suits you. Cheap breakfasts and dinner for sale. Generally laid-back atmosphere. Would come back for sure.  , age 28, Canada ()
4   Very good hostel Big hostel. Nice clean rooms, but no air conditioning, so can get really hot in summer. Breakfast a little bit expensive (3,50 euros) for a hostel. Nice common rooms.  ()
5   Nice, relaxed atmosphere. They have a bar, which serves food in the evening. It was pretty fun to watch the sound of music in a room filled with people. No complaint about the room.  , age 36, France ()
5   Second time staying here and never get disappointed! friendly staff who is very welcoming, great room and facilities, especially big rooms locker ... great hostel to come back to!  , age 25, indonesia ()
4   Good choice for a stay in Salzburg The hostel was quite good. It is a large building but well maintained and the facilities are kept clean. Laundry facilities are also available on the premises for a reasonable price. The beds in the dorm rooms were sturdy, I could barely detect any movements from the person sleeping on the top bunk. Room was also warm and equipped with a small sink and reading lights for each bunk. Downside was the lack of individual power points, only one power board is connected and does not reach most beds. Receptionist at check in was friendly but not memorable. I wish he had spend a bit more time giving us general information about the hostel, it generally felt a little rushed and impersonal. Overall a good experience and good value in a quite pricey city/country. Oh and the location is great, close to the train station and a brisk 20 min walk to the main sights.  , Italy ()
4   Very good the hostel was very good, clean. breakfast was good and cheap. a good place to stay, although we only stayed for one night.  , age 29, Uruguay ()
5   The best hostel I've ever lived. The shared bathing room is designed so well, providing private dry place for hanging towel, dryers are also enough and available. The atmosphere in public space is excellent, there are movies and place for talking. Guys on reception is helpful, nice, and humorous.  , age 19, China ()
5   Great place in Salzburg Great buffet breakfast available for 3.50 Euros. Mueslie, yogurt, bread, jam, cheese and real orange/apple juice. Separate lockers in my room and wifi worked well. The wifi was a little slow but not unbearably so. Good location too.  , age 39, Canada ()
5   Great hostel This was a really good hostel with good quality beds and lockers in the rooms. I loved that they had the sound of music on every night!  , age 20, British ()
4   Good hostel, good location Nice Hostel. Your key card accesses the locker which is nice. Overall good quality in Salzburg. Very convenient location (5 minute walk to Hauptbahnhof).  , age 25, USA ()
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