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Recommendations hotel in Salzburg & Halstatt

I'll be arriving in Salzburg from Vienna end of April

I'm a solo traveller. My budget is less than €120 a night.

Any good recommendation of nice hotels with free wifi in the room for Salzburg and Halstatt??

I'll be walking most of the time. So I hope the hotel is within walking distance from attractions.

Thanks

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Hi kenlee6,

Back in 2010 I went to Salzburg and really enjoyed my stay. I had a room at the
Wolf-Dietrich Altstadthotel & Residenz,
Within a 5 minute walk of the river and surrounded by lots of little restaurants and churches. At the time, through Expedia, I paid $109 USD a night.

They were very pleasant, the room comfortable, and they let me leave my luggage in their secure room all day after checkout as I was to catch an overnight train around midnight.

Here is a blog post I wrote at the time. Picture of my room at the bottom.

http://leslieraetravels.blogspot.com/2010/09/austria-sound-of-music-country.html?m=1

Enjoy Austria!

Leslie

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For your stay in Salzburg, you might consider....

http://www.krone1512.at/hotel-krone-en.html

For your stay in Hallstatt, have a look at.....

http://gasthof-simony.at/en/gasthof-simony.html

I've stayed at both places, and found them to be very comfortable (I can't remember if Simony had Wi-Fi). If you want to increase your budget, you could also stay at.....

http://www.gruenerbaum.cc/nc/en/home.html

It's right next door to Gasthof Simony.

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Hi Leslie

Thanks for the intro. That hotel cost $USD 202 a night. Quite out of my budget. Anyway what a nice blog you have there.

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Hi Ken

Thanks for your recommendations. krone 1512 looks good. The other two are out of my budget. Have you heard of NH Salzburg??

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No, I haven't heard of NH Salzburg but I assume they're part of the Spanish NH Hotels chain. I have stayed at one of their properties in Barcelona and it was great.

I last stayed at Krone 1512 in September and had a very comfortable stay. The service was great, especially at breakfast. The bar adjacent to the front desk can become very "smoky" in the evenings, but that wasn't a problem in my room. They have a nice back garden where you can sit if the weather is nice. The location is perfect and it's an easy walk across the bridge to the old town. There are some nice restaurants within a five minute walk from the hotel (including some on the same street as the hotel). I was able to walk to the rail station, but with luggage using a Taxi is a better idea.

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Hi Ken

Thanks for the recommendation. Will consider that hotel. Does it have free wifi in the room??

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We loved the Hotel Elefant. Easy to take the bus from the train station to Rathaus Platz, then a 2 minute walk to the hotel. Nice breakfast, excellent WIFI, top notch shower.

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Hi laurel

It's a nice hotel but slightly out of my budget. Thanks

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Regarding the Wi-Fi, the Krone 1512 website says.....

"cozy beds and cuddly linens, fast internet free of charge, a lot of space, 24/7 free coffee & tea"

In you're so inclined, ask them about their champagne breakfast.

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I checked one of the hotels in Halstatt in hotels.com. Under the title "required at check in" it says credit card or cash deposit and Government issued photo ID

What is this government issued photo ID??

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Government issued photo ID

Passport photo.

Examples of what the US TSA allows for identification would likely also satisfy the hotel but your passport would be the most universal:
https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Identification Adult passengers 18 and over must show valid
identification at the airport checkpoint in order to travel.

Driver's licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by
Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) U.S. passport U.S.
passport card DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI,
FAST) U.S. military ID (active duty or retired military and their
dependents, and DoD civilians) Permanent resident card Border crossing
card DHS-designated enhanced driver's license Airline or
airport-issued ID (if issued under a TSA-approved security plan)
Federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID HSPD-12 PIV card Foreign
government-issued passport Canadian provincial driver's license or
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card Transportation worker
identification credential Immigration and Naturalization Service
Employment Authorization Card (I-766)

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Regarding "government issued photo ID" to use in Europe, a Passport is absolutely the best thing as hotels and other tourist-related businesses are familiar with those. Using something else may not work as well (if at all).

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1133 posts

Salzburg - Hotel Weisse Taube - right in the center of town, quiet, with excellent breakfasts

Hallstatt - Gasthof Simony - lovely, creaky old place with tons of charm

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We also liked the Weisse Taube in Salzburg; comfortable room, excellent location and helpful staff. Easy tram from train station and a short walk to the hotel. Not sure whether we had wifi.

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My daughter and I stayed at the Gästehaus I'm Priesterseminar in Salzburg which is on the Markatplatz just across the river form the old town. It is not fancy, but very clean and has free wifi and breakfast. There are no TV's in the room. I believe this would be in your price range. We took a bus from the train station, but we walked everywhere else in Salzburg. Only about 10 minutes to the old city and on the bus line to and from the train station.

http://www.gaestehaus-priesterseminar-salzburg.at/english/location/

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Have you heard of NH Salzburg??<<

Yes- we will actually be staying there in May. I have stayed at other NH Hotels in Europe and they are quite nice- it is a chain so pretty consistent as far as amenities/service, etc. Excellent bkft, comfortable well-appointed rooms and wifi is free.

If you book on the NH site- sign up for their membership program and you will get a 10% discount.
The NH Salzburg is very close to Wolf-Dietrich mentioned above so within walking distance of sights.