HI - Jugendherberge Melk an der Donau Hostel, Melk

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HI - Jugendherberge Melk an der Donau Hostel Reviews

HI - Jugendherberge Melk an der Donau Hostel is surprisingly good, given it is part of the HI Hostel franchise.

The Location

This hostel is very close walking distance to the city centre and all tourist attractions in the city of Melk. It is also within walking distance of the train/bus station, as well as to the boat dock if arriving along the Danube. The directions provided by the hostel are not great, however the hostel is very easy to find. Essentially as you are leaving the train/bus station walk straight ahead down the hill for about a hundred meters. The second street on the right is called Abe-Karl-Srate. Take a right and walk about seven hundred meters. The hostel is well signposted and easy to find. If you're driving in, follow the road signs to the hostel (there's only one hostel in town so there's no chance on being mistaken!). There is free parking on the street outside the hostel. Right next door to the hostel is a huge shopping complex. There are two major supermarkets and two pharmacies as well as some other retail stores.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorm rooms themselves are quite small, but well equipped. Upon entering the room you notice that there is a sweet on each bed (a nice touch!). Each of the mattresses has a mattress protector (pretty much unheard of in most hostels), and linen in included. The bunk beds are of a good height so as one can sit on the bottom bunk without hitting their head. There is a desk in the room, as well as a large window for natural light. There is an individual wardrobe for each guest, with coat hangers and shelving.

The en suite to the dorm rooms includes a shower but not a toilet. The great thing about the shower is that the door is glass (not an awful shower curtain!). There are shelves within the shower itself for shower items. There is are also hooks within the en suite for hanging clothes. A basin and mirror are also included. The toilets are fine -- the best thing worth writing home about is the quality of the toilet paper!

Common Spaces

There is a small area near the entrance of the hostel with some comfy couches, vending machines, and computer with internet access (which you can use for an extra cost). The dining room is very large, and a good breakfast is served here daily. There is no kitchen unfortunately. The outside area of the hostel has the most potential, with plenty of chairs for lounging in the sun or having a sneaky beverage. Wi-Fi is included and works in the rooms. As with most HI Hostels, the atmosphere is lacking -- very quiet and subdued.


If you're after a cheap, clean, and quiet stay in Melk, naturally you should choose to stay at the only hostel in town!


HI - Jugendherberge Melk an der Donau Hostel is located in Melk, Austria, a beautiful town worth exploring.

The Location

The hostel is quite easy to find, but it is a bit far from the center (a fifteen-minute walk) especially considering Melk is a small town.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel offers two kinds of bedrooms -- four-bedded mixed dorms (which can be booked as private rooms for one or two persons) or eight-bedded mixed dorms. This hostel is not crowded at all and during our stay in September, it was practically empty and we had a four-bedded dorm for one person only, so there is no need to book private rooms. The rooms are not huge, but they are alright.

Only bad point is that when we went, rooms were full of mosquitoes, which made sleeping quite difficult (as they flew around us, making lots of noise, and biting us) and the hunt lasted all night long.

Shower is ensuite, but there is no lock on the door, so if you are staying with people you dont know that can be quite a problem. Bathrooms are shared and facilities are quite clean, as at most HI hostels.

Common Spaces

Common spaces offer nothing exceptional -- a lounge, TV, and videotape-recorder; a small garden with a barbecue area; and a bicycle storage room. There is no internet (even if it says so on the website) or at least it wasnt working when we stayed there.

One detail that made our stay quite complicated is that reception and arriving times are from 4 to 9 p.m. Since we hadnt read that, when we arrived (at 1 p.m.), after a fifteen-minute walk, we found the unpleasant surprise that the hostel was closed, and had to go back to town with our heavy backpacks and pay for a locker near the tourist information office.

At last, if you leave before 8 a.m., you will not get the chance to eat from their free buffet breakfast, and they wont even prepare a single coffee for you.


This is a below-average hostel that will probably suit you if you are only staying to sleep, but dont expect anything else. It has no character, facilities are just ok, staff are not very helpful, and it is empty, which makes it boring if you are staying on your own.




Backpackers, schoolkids and teachers, weekend tourists or bikers everybody will find what he or she is looking for in youth hostel melk.

Leave the train station to the right and follow the street until the next sign. It´s just 800m to the hostel.

Location and Contact




Address: Abt-Karl-strasse 42, Melk, Lower Austria, Austria

HI - Jugendherberge Melk an der Donau Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website HI - Jugendherberge Melk an der Donau Hostel Melk www.melk.noejhw.at
Phone Number: +43 2752-52681
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Groups (10+ people)

Solo Traveller




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental


BBQ Grill

Cable TV

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange

Entirely Non-Smoking



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental


Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Reception Hours: 4 PM - 9 PM (16:00-21:00)


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