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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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"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...
Hostel Innsbruck Studentenheim
"Far from the train station--the tourist office gives you the bus route to the hostel. I stayed for one night and it was pretty decent, clean, and well kept. It offered a good breakfast and a friendly staff. However, it is far from the main tourist places, but is well connected by buses." … "This place wasn't so bad. The kitchen was clean when I was there and you do have to pay for the gas, but it is very cheap. Good location, right...
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...
Doug's Mountain Getaway
"Awesome place to stay - Thanks for the stay Doug, Like spending time in Friend's house. Good company and nice facilities. Not for everyone though. For me, was perfect. if you would like to have something carried to you or be served, Don't. If you would like to have things as they are and keep it real, Do." … "All 5 Stars for a Reason - This place is really fantastic and there is a reason it's so highly rated. Doug really cares about...
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." …...
"… 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...
Nepomuk's B&B Backpackers Hostel Innsbruck
"Clean and friendly. Great breakfast. Would stay there again. Very central!" … "This place is just great! Staff is nice. Breakfast is good (great pastry!). Rooms are well furnished and clean (same for bathrooms and showers). You can even make your own food (pastas, tea, coffee -- it's all there!). Definitely the place to stay if you go to Innsbruck!" … "Truely excellent when I stayed there in October 2006. Nepomuk's is on on a...
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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...
City-Hotel Goldene Krone
"… Bergisel and its restaurant. With Innsbruck’s all inclusive card diverse entrance fees and bus tickets are for free. In winter you can reach the 8 surrounding ski areas easily by a free ski shuttle bus, starting nearby the hotel (270 km ski slopes, cross country ski-tracks, snowboarding fun-parks or toboggan run). At the annual Christmas market in Innsbruck you are able to get an impression of the tradition, handicraft and...
Art Hotel Binders
"… close to the city-center of Innsbruck. In line with our slogan "every day is different", we offer our guests 50 rooms in more than 15 different styles.We are certain that you'll find the right room for your needs amongst our rooms with Shower / toilet, telephone, TV and WiFi.We "restyled" our hotel, with attention for details, in 2002 and 2005 to better fit the needs of our customers. This way, your...
"… world (20 min), King Ludwig Castle (90 min), Silver Mine (30 min), Ambras Castle (15 min), Tratzberg Castle (30 min), Casino (15 min) and much more. Zirl is set at the heart of the Inn valley, at the foot of the Zirler Berg Mountain. Only few places are as rich in history and tradition as Zirl. When hiking around Zirl you will walk upon historic grounds wherever you go. You can now follow in the footsteps of legends and tales....
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 stay at Weisses Kreuz - A friend and I looked for a budget option for the weekend in Innsbruck and found Hotel Weisses Kreuz on hostelz.com. We paid 40 Euros each for a small room with a single bed and sink. Shower and toilet was shared as described. The hotel was very clean and staff very friendly. It is actually not a budget hostel as it turned out but a very old and traditional 3 star hotel. It is right in the city center, just...
"… 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...
"… 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...
"… guests to use in the lobby to check business, or search for the various activities to do in Innsbruck, and the surrounding areas. Our bar downstairs, the Innkteller, has become one of the top hot spots in Innsbruck, with D.J nights, and a wide variety of drinks to choose from. Come stay with us, and the AWA Hotel Innbrucke, and we promise you the vacation of a lifetime. **rates online are the best available. walk ins will...
AWA Innbruck Hotel Tautermann
"… you're a skier, snowboarder or are simply 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 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! **rooms...
Alp Art Hotel
"… with loving attention to detail and furnishings that are traditional and timelessly elegant. ***Please note***Payment upon departure: VISA, Mastercard, Maestro, CashCancellation Policy:Cancel until 3 days before arrival free of charge, cancelled later than this the first night will be charged. For a No Show the total amount will be charged. In high season Christmas, New Years and winter season - cancellation 2 weeks before arrival...
"… an easy going family atmosphere. It is situated in a quiet picturesque area, just 5 minutes from the centre of Igls. Spacious rooms with bathes or showers and toilets, telephone, TV. Large parking area for Buses near the Hotel. Weekly barbecue and dance evenings on the terrace or in the grill room. 900m squared large lawn for siestas, lakeside location and bathing. The Gruber-family await your reservation with pleasure. The Hotel...
Bärenwirth - Hotel Restaurant
"… spontaneous travelers a comfortable bed. Has 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 pmCheck Out: 11.00 am Method of Payment upon the arrival:...
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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