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 Hallstatt. To help you make friends with Hallstatt before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Dubbed “The most beautiful lake town in the world” is the small city of Hallstatt, Austria, that cozily nestles between the Lake Hallstatt and the Dachstein Mountains. The medieval Alpine houses and Gothic churches complemented by the crystal clear waters of the lake make Hallstatt the most photographed village in Austria. The many hostels in Hallstatt, Austria, are located at strategic points that make it easy to access the lake as well as other treats the city has to offer. Book your room as soon as possible to enjoy your holiday to this city to the fullest.
On arrival to Hallstatt, Austria, be prepared to be welcomed by an astounding colorful mirage of the city on the serene waters of the Lake Hallstatt. The tranquil ferry ride from the train station to the city itself is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will cherish forever. The best way to traverse Hallstatt is by foot, and your stroll across the city will take you through romantic alleys and laid-back cafes and shops where you can buy exclusive handmade jewelry as souvenirs for friends and family back home. When you reach the city’s center, relish the cultural treat in the famous Hallstatt Market, and make sure to memorialize your holiday with a picture of yourself in the most photographed spot in the world here.
Take yourself back in time by visiting the Cultural Heritage Museum, or if you are courageous, drop by at the Beinhaus (“Bone House”), that holds more than a thousand skulls, many of which are painted and sorted by family. Hallstatt boasts hosting the world’s first salt mine, and the city offers tours where you can traverse through the mine’s original tunnels and salt caves, as well as ice caves around the mine. Experience exhilaration on the World Heritage Skywalk platform as you admire the breath-taking panoramic view of the Lake Hallstatt and the inspiring mountain scenery.
In summer, enjoy the well-defined hiking trails in the region, and get enthralled by the salient reds and oranges of the panoramic views that the trails will take you through. In winter, take a break from the usual winter sports, and try out interesting winter adventure such as sledge dog rides and husky rides.
The hostels in Hallstatt, Austria, are well equipped with basic necessities such as free Wi-Fi and TV to make your stay here comfortable and enjoyable to the fullest extent possible. The hostels’ rooms’ large windows allow for good ventilation and natural sunlight to flood in, as well as provide a picturesque view of the outdoors right from the comfort of your room. Make arrangements for your stay here at the earliest to get exclusive offers.
Written by local enthusiast for Hallstatt hostelsAaron Barboza