Yoho International Youth Hostel

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The Hostelz.com Review

This is an interesting hostel, a place that tries to be fun and almost succeeds. Finding it can be a tad confusing, but it's only about 10 minutes from the train station, and another 20 to the old town center. The owners are nice enough, though reception tends to close briefly at odd times. There is lots of info about the surrounding area available here, along with internet (1 computer). There is a common room and a bar which serves some food, but hardly anyone hangs out in these places until after midnight. Dinner and breakfast are available but expensive. A market across the street provides cheaper options.

Dorm rooms have decent bunks (8-10 beds), card access, and pay lockers outside the room. Bathrooms are mostly clean and single-sex. The hostel doesn't seem very close to the old town, but the walk is not bad and goes through some castle gardens. There is 24 hour access to the hostel, though the bar supposedly closes at 1am (if people are having fun though, you can talk the bartender into staying open later). Many trips are offered from here (go to the ice caves on your own though, it's cheaper and easy, despite what the reception might tell you). This place is nice enough and tries hard to have "atmosphere" but doesn't quite succeed.
by David
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer

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Location/Contact

Address
Paracelsusstrasse 9, Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Coordinates
47.808419, 13.047271 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.yoho.at
Telephone
+43 662-879649
Fax
+43 662-878810
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Almost a Model Hostel
Liked -- Easy to find, phenomenal location, ok Wi-Fi on the ground floor, the staff tell you tons about the city, clean bathrooms, comfortable beds, efficient check-in and check-out. Disliked -- No Wi-Fi in the rooms, no real kitchen facilities, some unfriendly staff members, the shower stalls always flood, the rooms get very hot at night. While this hostel has a lot of annoying little drawbacks, on the whole it is fantastic. It is big enough to be anonymous if you allow it to be, but it also has good common areas for meeting other people, if that suits you. Cheap breakfasts and dinner for sale. Generally laid-back atmosphere. Would come back for sure.
Max
Age 28, Canada
2015-07-18
 
Very good hostel
Big hostel. Nice clean rooms, but no air conditioning, so can get really hot in summer. Breakfast a little bit expensive (3,50 euros) for a hostel. Nice common rooms.
Marie
2015-07-12
 
Nice, relaxed atmosphere.
They have a bar, which serves food in the evening. It was pretty fun to watch the sound of music in a room filled with people. No complaint about the room.
Yann
Age 36, France
2015-06-26
 
Second time staying here and never get disappointed!
friendly staff who is very welcoming, great room and facilities, especially big rooms locker ... great hostel to come back to!
tiffany
Age 25, indonesia
2015-06-06
 
Good choice for a stay in Salzburg
The hostel was quite good. It is a large building but well maintained and the facilities are kept clean. Laundry facilities are also available on the premises for a reasonable price. The beds in the dorm rooms were sturdy, I could barely detect any movements from the person sleeping on the top bunk. Room was also warm and equipped with a small sink and reading lights for each bunk. Downside was the lack of individual power points, only one power board is connected and does not reach most beds. Receptionist at check in was friendly but not memorable. I wish he had spend a bit more time giving us general information about the hostel, it generally felt a little rushed and impersonal. Overall a good experience and good value in a quite pricey city/country. Oh and the location is great, close to the train station and a brisk 20 min walk to the main sights.
Susy
(Italy)
2015-01-16
 
Very good
the hostel was very good, clean. breakfast was good and cheap. a good place to stay, although we only stayed for one night.
Fiorella
Age 29, Uruguay
2015-01-15
 
The best hostel I've ever lived.
The shared bathing room is designed so well, providing private dry place for hanging towel, dryers are also enough and available. The atmosphere in public space is excellent, there are movies and place for talking. Guys on reception is helpful, nice, and humorous.
Jing
Age 19, China
2014-11-11
 
Great place in Salzburg
Great buffet breakfast available for 3.50 Euros. Mueslie, yogurt, bread, jam, cheese and real orange/apple juice. Separate lockers in my room and wifi worked well. The wifi was a little slow but not unbearably so. Good location too.
Chris
Age 39, Canada
2014-07-29

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