Hostel in St. Gilgen, Austria

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

St. Gilgen, Austria, is a small city that borders the Lake Wolfgangsee on the northeast, and enjoys a remarkable view of the lake and the surrounding hills. Since St. Gilgen is accessible from major cities in Austria, it attracts day trippers in abundance. In summer, travelers visit to enjoy water sports and hiking trails, whereas in winter the Christmas Market is what draws them. The many hostels in St. Gilgen, Austria, are located in the city’s center as well as close to the lake, so you can choose the right accommodation according to your preference. Book an accommodation ahead of time to enjoy a hassle-free, once-in-a-lifetime experience in this city.

When touring the city of St. Gilgen, the best place to start is the city’s center. Take a walk and enjoy the streets that are lined with frescoes buildings along with colorful shops, cafes, and restaurants. Drop by the Musik Instrumenten Museum Der Volker, a museum that hosts musical instruments from all over the world. If you are spiritual, visit the St. Giles Parish Church, where music maestro Mozart’s grandparents were married and his mother was baptized. Also visit St. Giles Cemetery that lies right next to the church, and pay homage to Mozart’s grandfather, whose tomb lies here.

At close proximity to the church is the Promenade that borders the lake, where you can indulge in water sports such as water skiing and water surfing, and boat cruises too. The Promenade is a perfect place to relax, stroll around and enjoy the scenic views of the surrounding hills with your family. This is the starting point for the many hiking trails around the city that will lead you across the mountains and even to its summit. Take the cable car to reach the summit of the Zwolferhorn Mountain and enjoy some mesmerizing views of the alpine flower-covered valleys and hills.

If you are a water sports enthusiast, the many hostels in St. Gilgen, Austria, located at the beach of the lake are perfect for you. These St. Gilgen, Austria hostels are well equipped with water sports equipment, free internet, TV, sport facilities such as soccer and table tennis, and even sauna in winter. Book your room as soon as possible, and ensure you have a comfortable place to crash while you enjoy the city of St. Gilgen, Austria.

Written by local enthusiast for St. Gilgen hostels

Written by local enthusiast for St. Gilgen hostels Aaron Barboza

FAQ about St. Gilgen Hostels

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Your Packing List for St. Gilgen

Your Packing List for St. Gilgen

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St. Gilgen 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 St. Gilgen, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
8.9 Average rating of all hostels

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