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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   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 ()
5   Clean, good location, lovely rooms Really enjoyed my stay here; the staff were nice, the rooms clean and fresh, the bathrooms and shower rooms well-cleaned. Close to the train station and Mirabel Gardens/Palace. Actually about halfway between the train station and the old town, which is ideal. The only downside was that the room was pretty hot at night, and when you opened the window, the noise from the street below was quite loud. Also, the female and male toilets were located in the same room, which I found a bit odd. Overall, though, it was great, and I would stay here again.  , age 21, Australia ()
5   Everything was great I would definitely recommend this hostel to stay.  , russian ()
5   Superbly clean! Facilities are clean and easy to access. Lockers are accessible by electronic keycards. Free wi-fi. Also, the maps provided are helpful too. Easy and fast checkin/out.  , USA ()
5   This is a great place Clean, cenrtally located, and packed with people. We had a great time hanging around the hostel. The room was a good as any we stayed over our 5 weeks in Europe; clean bathroom with a great shower, nice air conditioned rooms with lockers with a washer and dryer.  , USA ()
3   So-so in almost every way It was clean enough and had the standard features of a hostel and showing the Sound of Music was good. But it ends there pretty much. I stayed for 3 nights and was given a top bunk despite my multiple requests for a bottom bunk. Meanwhile, there were different people in the bunk underneath me for all 3 nights. So randoms coming and going had priority over my 3-night stay, which I found to be grossly unfair. The book exchange was very weak. The food they offer is overpriced. The lettuce was brown. The self-catering kitchen is open from 11 a.m.-11 p.m., so you cant even prepare your own breakfast because they want to sell you their overpriced breakfast. And the kitchen is WAY too small to be of use to more than 4 people at a time. Its smaller than my kitchen at home, I think. You have to wait for a shower if you want to take one at in the morning or evenings. Anyway, it wasnt a terrible hostel, but definitely not my favorite. I would be hard pressed to recommend it to others.  , UK ()
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