This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bad Hofgastein. To help you make friends with Bad Hofgastein before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Not very often can you see a city merge business, fascinating architecture and holiday fun as elegantly into its picturesque, rugged surroundings as the city of Bad Hofgastein. This Austrian city does exactly that by housing conference rooms, skiing facilities and spa resorts against the backdrop of snowy peaks. The historic spa city is built into the side of a mountain, with houses, hotels, and hostels constructed on its slopes, creating a spectacular view. Contact one of the many affordable mountain side hostels in Bad Hofgastein, Austria, to book a suitable accommodation and enjoy a carefree holiday.
For centuries, the radon-rich hot springs and healing caves of Bad Hofgastein have attracted millions of visitors searching for a cure for their ailments. These natural caves can be accessed by traveling for two kilometers into the mountain region via a mining train. Additionally, visit the Alpentherme spa resort that houses six different adventure worlds allowing you to be pampered to your heart’s delight. Here, enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the Alps as you rejuvenate in the spas and indulge in other treats.
The city of Bad Hofgastein is also proud to be part of the largest and most affordable ski area in Europe. Enjoy a ski ride here anytime during the year, sliding down mountains that are the most favorable for beginner skiers. Also allow some time to see the city’s center, which has a unique pedestrian zone buzzing with hotels, restaurants, cafes and boutiques accompanied by live music bands to enchant you. The winding streets lead to the romantic waterfall in the middle of the city and are lined with buildings in Habsburg-style architecture. Evenings are ideal to walk down these streets and admire the old street lamps still lighting the city.
When visiting Bad Hofgastein, try out sledding, snowshoeing or ice-climbing too, if possible. Last but not least, the city also regularly hosts musical and cultural events for you to enjoy. Start planning and book your accommodation now in one of the well-equipped hostels in Bad Hofgastein, Austria, to fully experience what else this city has to offer.
Written by local enthusiast for Bad Hofgastein hostelsAaron Barboza