Jugendherberge Innsbruck - Youth Hostel, Innsbruck

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Jugendherberge Innsbruck - Youth Hostel Reviews

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 Location

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.

Common Spaces

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.

Summary

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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Exterior
Exterior
Reception and lobby area
6 bed dorm
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Straighty
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on 2019-03-22

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 are no attractions around the hostel, taking a bus is the best option. There's a restaurant and a gas station close by, though, so in case you want something to eat or drink you can get it there.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Although the building is large, the dorms are very small. Keys are used instead of keycards, which might bother some visitors, especially if you are entering the room at night and trying to be as quiet as possible. There are bunks, and a small table and lockers in them, but they are uncomfortable and old. All in all, the dorms are very basic and quite noisy. Bathrooms are shared and can be found in the hall. They are decent enough, but you have to bring towels and soap with you.

Common Spaces

There are a couple of common spaces, where some of the guests occasionally socialize, but since the atmosphere is quiet and dull, a lot of the visitors prefer staying in the rooms. Perhaps the best common place in the building is the dining room, where breakfast is served every morning.

Summary

Unfortunately, the hostel options in Innsbruck are very slim, so staying there is better than nothing. However, the hostel has a lot of issues. Besides the mentioned unsatisfying rooms, some of the staff can be quite unfriendly. At the check-in, you also have to pay extra for sheets and leave your ID card as a deposit for the keys. There is a Wi-Fi connection in the building, but you have to pay to receive a username and password, which only work for twenty-four hours. If you can't get any other option in Innsbruck, go with this hostel -- just don't expect much. It has no character and what you get in the end seems quite overpriced when compared to other hostel options in Austria.

chaser
2014-03-03

Great place to crash. Do not stay here more than one night.

Super tight accommodations. Breakfast was pretty bland, warm milk. The shining light was the strong coffee. It was pretty clean but super industrial. Service was not bad but just too impersonal.

K-Dawg
2013-09-28
Age 32 | USA

So bad

The guy in reception at night in July 14th asked me to give him 50 as a deposit for the key of the room, something really incredible that has not ever happen to me till new. Also, he said me that breakfast was till 10 am, but the next morning it was over about 9 am. The girl in the morning of July 15th, saturday, a blonde haired one, is really nasty and unkind. I wanted to claim to her but she did not let me to explain anything, shouting me and in a hurry all the time. She just said me that her timetable in the work had just finished and she was leaving the hotel to go home. She refused to give me any full to make claims. I am really disappointed with this hostel, mostly for this unpolite girl, and really do not want to come back ever.

Alberto
2012-07-16
Spain

This hostel has a few problems. The rooms are cramped and not very practical -- there is no floor space so getting dressed is difficult. The showers are unisex with no lock on the door so anyone can wander in while you are showering/drying off. The staff were a bit uninteresting and didn't go out there way to be helpful. The seven-hour lock out and curfew make it difficult to go out at all in the evening because its at least a twenty-minute walk into town or pay for bus. However, breakfast was free and good.

Dan
2007-01-22

Average it is. Not good but not awful either. The rooms, although cramped, have habitable, though not the most comfortable, beds. The showers were clean and hot, though you can't lock the door. The breakfast was ok for the price, and the staff were neither friendly nor rude. Like many HI hostels, there was no atmosphere -- the TV room, an ideal meeting spot for travelers, was dead (but then who came to Innsbruck to watch TV?). But it was cheap, and as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. If you don't spend too long in the hostel, and don't go out at night (strict 11 p.m. curfew), it's a bearable experience.

Hannah
2006-11-02

Average hostel -- not good nor bad. I didn't find any mice in my bedroom which was averagely clean, as well as the bathrooms. However I found the room somehow small and sometimes I felt like a packed sardine.

The staff is ok but unfortunately the hostel is far from the train station.

Breakfast is good and it's included in the price.

Pedro
2006-09-20

The place looked ok. the staff were pretty dull. I had to change rooms in the middle of the night when one man in the dorms got pretty wierd. They had no rooms except private and said it would be ten extra a night. I paid but when i checked out the woman tried to say i owed sixteen more and that i was lying and i tried to deceive them on purpose and threw my hostel card back at me and shouted at me to go.

John
2006-08-03

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 next to the bus stop to town and a big supermarket. Beds were clean but the showers were terrible. There's no privacy because you can't lock the door.

Kiri
2005-07-20

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Description

Our facilities are:
* dinner (groups only) * sattelite TV
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* 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

Location

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Address: Reichenauerstrasse 147, Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria

Jugendherberge Innsbruck - Youth Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Phone Number: +43 512 34 61 79
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Groups (10+ people)

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Breakfast

Parking

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

Towels

Board Games

Cable TV

Currency Exchange

Gameroom

Hair Dryers

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

TV

Table Tennis

Genders: Males Only

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