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Innsbruck is a bustling provincial capital nestled in the Austrian Alps. Innsbruck has stunning views of the Alps, the literal backdrop of this city. The city center has major shopping, stretching north from the train station. The adjoining old-town offers a classic historic core. Innsbruck's universities are also notable. There's a young flair to this city, especially during the semester.
This city is the center of Tyrol, a region which braces the Alps across the Austrian and Italian boarders, ending at the Dolomites to the south. Innsbruck as Tyrol's main city is the transportation hub and hence extremely easily accessible. There are trains from Germany, all of Austria, Switzerland, and Italy constantly arriving and departing. The major north-south motorway also passes Innsbruck. Getting in by plane is also easy, especially in winter, when flying at the local airport picks up.
Surprisingly, Innsbruck is relatively flat and bicycling is popular. Additionally a fleet of flashy new trams and buses roll you around town, in case you're heading out of the center, or just aren't up to walking too far. Driving is a comfortable option as well -- just avoid rush hour.
There are a few hostels in Innsbruck that range in price and size, all aimed at the short-stay traveler -- they are suitable for most. Meeting other travelers or making local friends isn't always easy, though there is plenty of nightlife in town. Ask around -- the student crowd tends to be in the loop. There is a decent arts scene, so you can find diverse theater, music, and arts events nightly.
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Hostel Innsbruck Studentenheim
"Hostel Innsbruck Studentenheim is located northeast of the old town, close the Inn River. It was apparently built for the Winter Olympic Games in the seventies, and it unfortunately seems like it hasn't been renovated much since then. The Location The hostel is located somewhere around twenty to thirty minutes from the main train station, if you go on foot. However, there is a bus station right in front of the building and since there...
Doug's Mountain Getaway
"Can I give 6 stars? - Unbelievable place. I booked after seeing the reviews but had no idea that I was really going into such a warm, friendly environment. I was the only one there on my first night. It was raining out so I spent the evening drinking and playing games with Jamie. it's typical to eat supper together with the rest of the guests and get to know everyone. The chalet is fantastic, the hosts are incredibly friendly and they know...
"… services including free WiFi, free luggage storage, and usage of summer terrace and guest kitchen. Our guests will be delighted with our ensuite rooms and with their prices. We offer a great variety of rooms: single, twin, triple and dorms, all in really competitive prices. Check the availability and… we hope to see you soon. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 2 days before the arrival, Check In: 2.00 pm - midnight (please contact...
The Apsley Ski Lodge
"The Apsley Ski Lodge, this cute little ski lodge, is situated in the heart of the Austrian Alps and is a cozy place to stay winter or summer. The Location The hostel is situated in the village of Niederau, approximately ten minutes' drive from the township of Wörgl, in the Wildschonau Valley. If you are arriving by bus or train, you will arrive in the town of Wörgl. There is an hourly bus to Niederau (except on Sunday when it is less...
Youth Hostel Fritz Prior Schwedenhaus
"Cheap, clean, comfy, and convenient. - One of the best hostel experiences I've had. A lovely walk along the river gets you to the city centre in 10 minutes. Free breakfast each morning, free internet (computer lounge and wireless). Private bathroom / shower in each room. Close to the Nordkette railway (up to hiking/biking trails and the Alpenzoo) and bus stops. Courteous staff. Good vibe. If in Innsbruck again, I will stay there." … "I...
Nepomuk's B&B Backpackers Hostel Innsbruck
"Truely excellent when I stayed there in October 2006. Nepomuk's is on on a quiet pedestrian street, right in the old town centre. It is spotlessly clean, and the friendly staff had huge amounts of helpful information on the sights, where to go and what to see. Breakfast is served in a nice cafe next door, and was a wonderful spread, with cornflakes, rolls, jam, coffee, and a huge wedge of cake. I'm sure some cafes in the U.K. would charge as...
"Just got back from a weekend stay at the St. Nikolaus, and what a truly remarkable experience it was. We were in Innsbruck to give our dear friend a proper job of a send off as he enters married life. But sweet Jesus the St. Nikolaus didn't disappoint. Having read other reviews on this site, Team Stag were a little sceptical but the St. Nikolaus delivered. As expected the rooms were a little rough around the edges but this was more than...
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Camping Innsbruck - Kranebitten
"Great place to stay! This place is affordable, very clean, and nice. My boyfriend and I rented a two person caravan that was just perfect. There is no running water in the caravan, but a gas stove and fridge were great for cooking, and the close by bathroom and kitchen dish cleaning area were close. The showers were hot and clean, just don't stay on. They go off every three seconds, but I managed to push it on with my hip the whole time to...
"… centre of Matrei am Brenner, 15 min far from Innsbruck and the Italian border and 1 km from the motorway A13. Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 16:00 to 20:00 . Check out before 11:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards. Taxes included. No curfew. All the rules of check in and...
City-Hotel Goldene Krone
"The Hotel Goldene Krone is located right in the most popular shopping street of Innsbruck, the Maria-Theresien-Strasse besides the 'Gate of Triumph', one of the major tourist attractions. Our family-run hotel lies in 400-years-old baroque walls but offers all the comfort that you would like to have. Modern and bright furniture, bicycle rent and an own tour program are features of our hotel. All rooms have a bathroom, satellite TV, and, for...
Art Hotel Binders
"… of the tools. As a "beat it all" we consider the following offer: We bought a Mercedes-Smart, which (only) our guests-staying can rent for excursions! A total of 50 rooms in three different categories await you. The furnishing in every room includes the following... You can choose from one of the three following categories... - The Sleep Comfort category includes double rooms, rooms with three beds, four beds and five beds. The...
"… tastefully styled and furnished. We have a 60-bed-capacity. 3 apartments for 2-5 persons 3 single rooms 4 triple rooms 17 double rooms All our rooms are equipped with bath or shower, toilet, radio, cable television, direct-dial-telephone, room safe, minibar and hairdryer. For the most part our rooms have a balcony. Enjoy our delicious cuisine in our restaurant. Our offer reaches from Tyrolese...
Hotel Alt Pradl
"… the central location, it is quiet due to the bordering city park and the river Sill. For three generations, we have been taking care of our guests. Our hotel also provides a Sauna, Gym and steam bath for our guests which is ideal after a hard day of working, hiking or skiing. A ski bus is available free of charge in wintertime. A decent breakfast buffet is included, all rooms have a bathroom and are individually furnished. Parking...
Hotel Weisses Kreuz
"Great place to stay! - This hotel was nearly perfect! It's in the pedestrian area of Innsbruck, so it's in the center of the town, yet nice and quiet at night. My room (without private bathroom) was very small, but functionally furnished and very clean. Unfortunately, the only public shower of the hotel was one floor above my room, so a lot of walking. There is only one shower for the whole hotel, but I never had problems, and the shower was...
"… company. This allows us to offer special packages.Rooms:All 85 comfort-rooms are equipped with shower or bath, cable-TV (with 6 Premiere-channels - free of charge), minibar, radio, telephone with hotelinformationsystem, high speed internet-access and hair dryer.Appartements and suites as well as family rooms are at the disposal of our guests.During the winter months the hotel turns into a true sporthotel and our guests enjoy their...
"… cancellation - 100% of reservation is charged PLEASE NOTE JULY & AUGUST 2014 TWO NIGHTS MINIMUN STAY I'm sorry, we do not accept AMEX cards MINIMUM STAY FOR JULY 2014 AND AUG 2014 IS TWO NIGHTS Please note that after you have made a booking the property will do a pre-authorisation on your bank card. This is not a charge, but a validity check on your card to guarantee your booking. The pre-authorisation will then be removed from...
AWA Innsbruck Hotel Tautermann
"… in Innsbruck to visit this beautiful, historical city, the AWA Innsbruck Hotel Tautermann is the perfect base to relax and enjoy your travels on a budget. All rooms have shower/ WC, central heating, TV and of course a gorgeous view and a rich (FREE) and filling breakfast in our pastoral dining room is also included in the price. For a real taste of Austrian hospitality come stay with us! Please Note: All reservation changes...
Alp Art Hotel
"… rooms to our employees, radiates Tyrolean hospitality and care. Our unique place in Götzens, sited on the sunny plateau of the western Mittelgebirge mountains, is just a few minutes' distance from Innsbruck and is framed by beautiful skiing and hiking areas (for example: Muttereralm, Axamer Lizum, Nordkette, etc). This places our hotel in a perfect holiday location. The ALP ART HOTEL will enchant you with the hosts' cordiality,...
Hotel Gruberhof - Bed & Breakfast
"Great stay in the Gruberhof. - I stayed here Dec 2013. Great atmosphere in the Bar and for non smokers plenty to do in the Winter Garden lounge and lobby areas. New managers eager to please and help make the stay a happy one. Food was tasty and plentiful. Clean rooms, friendly staff and magnificent views in every direction. Ski from the front door down to the cable car." … "… There are tennis courts and golf courses just...
Bärenwirth - Hotel Restaurant
"… bed. As well we have a restaurant that is known for its delicious cuisine, the warm support from family Farbmacher and breathtaking views that can safely be called one of the most spectacular in the Alps. Room has satellite TV and a bathroom with a bath and free Wi-Fi. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 3 days before the arrival Check In: 2.00 pm Check Out: 11.00 am Method of Payment upon the arrival: Cash, Credit...
"… will be at guests' disposal 24 hours a day. Free wireless Internet access and an Internet point are provided in the lobby.All Maximilian's 43 elegant guest rooms feature private bathrooms with shower/bathtub and hairdryer. Further accommodation amenities include direct dial telephone, satellite TV and safe. Ventilators and ironing facilities are available. Some rooms enjoy beautiful views on the Old Town and the surrounding...
Innsbruck Travel Tips & Suggestions
Innsbruck is ok -- they're so nice and friendly!
Innsbruck is fantastic! How can anyone say there's nothing to do? Unless, that is, you're not into hiking, skiing, and mountain-biking, in which case it may be a bit boring. It's even worth it for the scenery and the turquoise rivers. It's one of the few places I've left feeling disappointed -- disappointed I didn't stay longer!
Innsbruck is awesome. I recommend a visit to the Scholss Ambross.
Innsbruck is so beautiful!
We love Innsbruck too! We recommend to go to Jimmy's, a nice bar in the center. For those who love to swim, Lanser See is the very best place.
I love Innsbruck. The air is incredible. My skin has never felt so good. Who needs expensive creams when you can go to Innsbruck, go hiking for a day and look like Claudia Schiffer? I love the little church Universitats Kirche near Innsbruck University. It is so sweet.
End your trip with a great, cheap meal at Bergisel! It is just amazing!
I loved Innsbruck. There's so much to do - hiking, skiing, mountain climbing, cycling.
Innsbruck is beautiful, clean, and refreshing. I could easily spend a year there.
Not a lot to do in this place. You wouldn't need more than 2 days!
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