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 Salzburg. To help you make friends with Salzburg before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The hills are alive with the sound of Salzburg, Austria! This Austrian city is famous for many things, one of them being the place where the classic Julie Andrews musical "The Sound Of Music" was filmed. If you’re a fan of the movie, there are tours available that take you to all the iconic places as seen in the film, including Mirabell Gardens, Schloss Leopoldskron, and the wedding church at Mondsee.
Salzburg was also once called home by Mozart, who was born in the city. The house where he was born in the mid-eighteenth century is now a museum that you can visit to learn more about this famous classical composer.
Instagram addicts will have loads of image fodder here, as Salzburg is one of the most picturesque cities in Europe. Apart from its natural beauty (it boasts mesmerizing landscapes, rivers, parks, and the nearby Bavarian mountains), the buildings are stunning beyond measure.
Get a picture in front of the Salzburg Fortress, then visit it to learn the history of the magnificent structure as well as to experience an amazing view of the city from its high vantage point. Also check out the Old Town, as well as the many old buildings around such as the Salzburg Cathedral, the Horse Well, and more.
Getting around is pretty easy. Local buses service the city well and Salzburg’s main train station makes onward travel to your next European destination a breeze.
Salzburg caters for backpackers quite well -- there is a huge range of Salzburg, Austria hostels available to book, making it relatively easy to find a place to stay. Many of the Salzburg, Austria hostels are quite modern or have been recently renovated, so for those wanting to scrimp on accommodation costs without sacrificing comfort, Salzburg, Austria is a great choice. In addition, where as some hostels in Europe have quite a limited selection for breakfast (with just cereal and toast), many hostels in Salzburg, Austria, put on quite a decent spread, often included in the price of a night’s stay.
Written by local enthusiast for Salzburg hostelsErin