Hostels in Linz, Austria

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Get to know Linz (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Linz. To help you make friends with Linz before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Linz is the third-largest city of Austria and the capital of the state Oberösterreich (Upper Austria), located about thirty kilometres south of the Czech border. While Linz does not exactly suffer from the tourist overload like Vienna, Salzburg, or Innsbruck, there are still plenty of interesting sights to check out while you are there.

Some of the most famous are Ars Electronica Center (center of electronic arts), Mariendom/Neuer Dom Linz (New Cathedral -- the largest church in Austria), Alter Dom (the largest Baroque church in the city), Schlossmuseum (Linz castle and castle museum), Hauptplatz (main square), Pöstlingbergbahn (mountain tramway that connects city centre with Pöstlingberg district), Grottenbahn (an electric train ride through a fairyland, located on the Pöstlingberg Hill), Lentos Kunstmuseum (museum of modern art), Linzer Tiergarten (zoo), and botanical garden on the Gugl. While there you might also want to visit the Mauthausen Memorial, a concentration camp memorial museum, located around twenty kilometres east of Linz.

If you are planning on visiting a couple or perhaps all of the above attractions, buying a special

Linz card might be a good idea. You can choose between a one-day or a three-day ticket, which gives you free admission to museums and exhibitions, various discounts, and free unlimited use of public transportation during the time your Linz card is valid.

Even though Linz is relatively well known and offers various interesting sights, your Linz hostel options are actually very limited. Besides a few hostels in Linz, the accommodation is predominantly hotels. Fortunately, the hostels in Linz are quite nice and not too far from the main train station and the old city centre -- not that moving around the city represents a problem, though. Linz, like all major Austrian cities has a good public transport system, consisting of buses, trams, and trolleybuses, which makes exploring the town easy and pleasant.

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FAQ about Linz Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Linz. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Linz. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Linz costs on average $35 for a dorm. A hostel in Linz with private rooms costs on average $105. shows all 2 Hostels in Linz. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 2 hostels in Linz, Austria. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Linz such as
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Your Packing List for Linz

Your Packing List for Linz

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Linz Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Linz, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$35 Average dorm price
$105 Average private room price
$35 Cheapest hostel in Linz
Jugendgästehaus Linz is the cheapest
Most Linz hostels are located in
8.1 Average rating of all hostels

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