Salzburg City Information

Salzburg City InformationBefore you get to Salzburg, it's helpful to know how the city is organized. Read on for a short summary of Salzburg's layour and the city's hostel scene.

City Layout

Salzburg covers both banks of the Salzach River, though most of its attractions are on the left bank, in Altstadt (Old City). Bring your sneakers, because most of Altstadt, including the major shopping area, Getreidegasse, is a pedestrian zone. In fact, if museums, churches, and major sites (including Salzburg's famous landmark, the Hohensalzburg) are what you're looking for, stick to Altstadt. Otherwise, you can stroll on over to Hauptbahnhof on the east bank, and lodge or eat in the newer part of town. 

Hostel Overview

The hills are alive with the sound of Mozart and, to accommodate its many visitors, Salzburg is brimming with hostels. But, don't be fooled. The annual five-week summer Mozart festival ensures a 'battle of the beds', so be sure to stake your claim well in advance. The variety of hostels means there's something for everyone and travelers can choose between the hopping city center or the rustic outskirts.

Most popular hostels in Salzburg (by views)

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Yoho International Youth Hostel Salzburg
8.6

Doubles from $50

Distance 0.91 km

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Youth & Family Guesthouse
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7.9

Doubles from $57

Distance 1.12 km

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Strawberry Youth Hostel Salzburg
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7.3

Doubles from $56

Distance 1.18 km

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Stadtalm Naturfreundehaus
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Doubles from $0

Distance 0.63 km

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Haus Kernstock
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7.0

Doubles from $29

Distance 3.79 km