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Jugendherberge Innsbruck - Youth Hostel is a large Hostelling International hostel located right by the Inn River offering a good budget option outside of the Innsbruck city centre.
The hostel is located about a thirty-minute walk from the Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof, which is the main train station. Most attractions and sights are located in the city centre, which is just past the train station. A bus stop is also located just outside the hostel, so you can easily catch a tram or bus from here; most routes stop by the Hauptbahnhof, from where the buses to Innsbruck Airport also leave. The location is ideal for people who just want to relax in the evening, as the area around the hostel is fairly quiet, but you can still find supermarkets and restaurants within a fifteen-minute walk. If staying in winter, the ski bus also stops at the hostel, giving you easy access to all the surrounding ski resorts.
Rooms and Bathrooms
Youth Hostel Innsbruck offers both dormitory and private rooms. Dorm rooms are four to six beds to a room and are fairly basic with minimal extra space, but beds are fairly sturdy. Each bed has its own large, thin locker with keys provided. Just one power socket per room means the provided power board is a necessity for everyone to be able to charge their devices. Private rooms are also very basic and are available with one, two, four, and six beds; the one- and two-bed rooms have private bathrooms. The layout of the hostel means that three rooms share the two showers and two toilets, which are all in individual rooms. Many of these showers do not have locking doors or even a door that will shut, which means anyone could walk in on you. Soundproofing is nonexistent, as from the dorm room you could hear everything anyone does in both the bathrooms and the rooms in the same area as if they are in the room with you.
Youth Hostel Innsbruck has many different common areas, which gives everyone lots of room to spread out. A reading room and a TV lounge are both available for guests to relax in. You can also make use of the basic shared kitchen, which has enough equipment to make simple meals. In the mornings you can enjoy the included continental breakfast with enough food to get your day started, although the 7 to 9 a.m. time it is offered might not suit travelers wanting a sleep-in. In summer, you can also sit on the outdoor terrace. The vibe of the hostel is very subdued and not social at all so it's more suited to people who enjoy their own company or the company of large groups staying at the hostel too. Wi-Fi is also free, but does not work very well in the rooms, which means many need to sit in the retro-looking lobby to use it. On arrival, you also need to leave an ID with them or a large deposit for the key and sheets.
This hostel is a good budget option for anyone looking for a quieter hostel that still offers the basics. but the hostel could use a much-needed update to bring it into the twenty-first century from the current spaceship-retro look it is currently rocking.
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Published on Mar 22, 2019
Our facilities are:
* dinner (groups only) * sattelite TV
* laundry * beach volleyball
* kitchen * table tennis (outdoors)
* bike rental * basketball (outdoors)
* common rooms * climbing wall (for children)
* table soccer * adventure slide
* inline hockey ground * internet terminal
* site close by the Inntal biking trail * seminar room (X)
Location and Contact
• Bus: Outside the railway station turn right, go straight on and then turn right again and go through the viaduct archway. Cross the street and outside Sillpark shopping mall take Bus O to Jugendherberge stop (13 min travel, about 2 min walk to the hostel). • Metro: - • Parking: At the hostel • Location: East of Innsbruck centre • Rail: 2km Hauptbahnhof Innsbruck • Airport: 7km Innsbruck - Bus `F' to Hauptbahnhof