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Where stay in Salzburg?

Hello -

I am traveling to Salzburg in late June with my husband and two teens (13 & 15). We will be there for three nights. We are arriving via train from Budapest and then onto Munich to fly home.

I would love any recommendations on where to stay in and around Salzburg for four people (1 or 2 bedroom apartment preferred). Is it easier to stay outside the city center? Is it best to have a car during a stay in the Salzburg area? A friend recommended Anif but it looks about 20-30 minutes away.

I found a few places on but nothing really popped out at me. Any recommendations would be helpful.


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Sounds like you will have 2 days of sightseeing in Salzburg - so, no car is needed - unless you want to make a day trip to Hallstatt and the Lake District or Berchtesgaden.

I would shoot for lodging near the city center - the RS walking tour is excellent; as is the Hohensalzburg fortress tour. And if you do some Google research, many of the Sound of Music sights are within walking distance.

If you want to get out of the city center, you can do the Sound of Music tour or rent bikes at Mozartplatz or cheap city bikes at the waterfront and ride out to Hellbrunn Palace.

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I would stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the old town of Salzburg. The hotel is in fact in the "old town," but it is across the river from the new town so it puts you in the center of the action while maintaining the charm.

I thought this hotel met all the traveling needs one needs to have while touring this beautiful city. Located on the river, this hotel is on the side of the old town, but is equal distance from both sides. It was a 20 minute walk for us to the train station for our day trip and was not a strenuous walk. I loved how the hotel's back door opened up to Judengasse which was convenient because my boyfriend and I spent most of our time in the old town. There are some bars on the river side next to the hotel which adds to the convenience of drinking at night. Salzburg is pretty small, but you'd want a hotel like this and not have to waste a lot of time walking back and forth if you don't have to.

Our hotel room was a suite, above a standard room. We went in February so the price was great however, if you're looking to come in June I think that number goes up for high season.

Cleanliness and Décor:
Our hotel room was very spacious, clean and had European charm. I wouldn't change anything about it. the building dates back to the 1300's and used to be a Jewish temple and brewery. There are signs of medieval doorways and such that only adds to the charm of the stay. I loved the spacious bathroom with a large bathtub and shower. Usually European rooms -especially ones this old are not this big. The theme was kind of Parisian of course with the medieval building façade.

If you have any questions feel free to private message me!

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We stayed on Moosstrasse in a B+B called Haus Am Moos ( It's a great B+B with apartments or rooms, depending on your wants. Breakfast is included. It's an easy bus ride into the city. I would highly recommend staying here. There are many reviews on Tripadvisor or this website, so you can get more info from other folks who have stayed there.

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Our family with teens 19, 20 stayed at the Weisse Taube for 2 nights in June 2015. We took a short bus ride from the train station and got off at the Mozartsteg bridge just a 5 min walk to the hotel. The family room was very clean and comfortable and the staff very helpful. The breakfast was delicious and the location of the hotel was convenient to all of the sites. Including breakfast 219 Euro per night. We did not need a car but walked to the local sites and used buses to get to the Salzbergwerk salt mine to visit. have fun!!

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Ditto for Weisse Taube. Right in the Old Town. We took the bus from the train station and had a brief walk from the bus drop off.

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Thanks for the recommendations. Unfortunately, some of these locations did not offer a room for four or did not allow children under 18. I was fortunate to find an apartment in city center. We decided that we wanted to be in the city and in walking distance of major attractions. We may look to rent a car for a day to explore outside the city.

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My wife, adult daughter and myself stayed at the Haus am Moos on Sunday the 18th of May 2016. Frau Strasser was so kind when she saw that she had an extra single room for my daughter and allowed her to stay there with my wife and I in the bigger room for the same price as our one triple. The rooms are small but very comfortable gemütlich. The views of the mountains are beyond description. It had snowed on the peaks so you had sun reflecting off white snow fields. Wunderbar!!! The Strasser family are doing some improvements on the pool area so it looks a bit like a construction zone. Breakfast was typically Bavarian, tasty and filling. We could only spend one night here since we were headed for the Konigssee boat trip, but it would be a great location for an extended Salzburg stay.

Very quiet and peaceful stay.

Would recommend the Reiterhof Moos just north on Moosstrasse. We might have been the only Americans in the place. Great food, good beer and a local tavern like atmosphere. Oh yes, the deserts are to die for. Always order the special for the day. You will not be disappointed.

We stayed at Blobergerhof on Moosstrasse which was a lovely B&B run by a family. There is a restaurant on-site for dinner Mon-Sat for guests if you want to eat-in. The bus stop was very conveniently located and the guesthouse is just off the main street. We had a room with a beautiful view of the mountains. We enjoyed being away from the bustle of the tourists and took a walk along the local road which led to a bicycle path/pedestrian pathway beside a small river. Very comfortable beds and staff was helpful with providing access to a computer and assistance with planning activities. Umbrellas were available on loan for our rainy weekend this past May. A wonderful choice of food for breakfast including cooked eggs as well as your usual cold meats, cheeses, fruit, yoghurt, cereal and breads. Rick Steves discount available.