We were planning to stay at the Hotel Mozart in Salzburg and the Uhland Hotel in Munich during the period April 19-22. Unfortunately the Mozart will not be open and the Uhland is booked. Can anyone suggest a Rick Steves Type hotel or B+B in both cities? Our budget is no more than 75 Euro/night. We'll be traveling by public transportation so being within 300m of SBahn, UBahn or Tram is important. Thanks for any suggestions.
I stayed at the Hotel am Viktualienmarkt in 2010 and found it just fine. It's at the south end of the Viktualienmarkt, just a short walk from the Marienplatz station. If that's too much of a walk, the Tram 17 stops at the corner and is an easy connect to the Hauptbahnhauf.
The B&B Am Moos in Salzburg would fit your budget. We stayed there a few years ago and the rate was under 70 euros per night. It is located on Moostrasse which is not in the old part of Salzburg but a bus(just outside the door) will get you to rail station or historic area quickly. There are many B&B's in this area that were farm houses in the past. Would stay there again.
Jon Just two blocks from the Uhland and across the street from the U-bhan station(Theresienwiese) is the Hotel St.Paul. Nothing fancy, but location is great for transportation. Hotel St.Paul St.Paul Strabe 7, 80336 Munich, DE.There is also a good (locals) place to eat on the corner. Have a good trip Wayne
Thanks for the recommendations; I've contacted both. Other cities we'll visit for the first time are Cologne and Berlin. We're looking for the same type places in these two citiesdo you have any suggestions? In the case of Cologne we'll be driving so we'd like a place we can park a car (doesn't have to be at the city center so long as we can get to a SBahn or UBahn station. In Berlin we will arrive by train, use only public transportation in the city and depart from the airport on an intra Europe airline for Budapest. As folks won't be looking under the heading of Salzburg and Munich for questions bout Cologne and Berlin, I'll wait and see what happens, and then start a different thread if needed. Thanks again
Weisse Taube is a great family run hotel in the center of Salzburg. Extremely nice family running the place and the rooms are very big. Great price too.
Munich lodging tends to be expensive (and Hotel Uhland is never under 75/night anyway, is it?) so I think your best bet is to stay near the hauptbahnhof where there is a large selection of decent budget hotels, and you are a 15 minute walk or a 2 minute sbahn ride to the old city. I stayed at Hotel Eder and liked it just fine. In Berlin, it really depends what neighborhood you want to be in - although luckily hotels in Berlin tend to be affordable. If you're trying to maximize sight seeing time, I'd stay in Mitte. Arcotel Velvet's basic rooms should be right around your price range and it gets high reviews (I've only stayed at their more expensive sister hotel but would consider that one on a return trip). If you want to get more of a 'local' neighborhoody feel, I'd consider Prenzlauerberg or Kreuzberg, still easily accessible to other parts of the city.
Jon, Around the Munich train station (Hbf.) particularily on Schillerstraße are numerous small hotels and Pensionen. The same with Goethestraße. I stay in this area where for a single (EZ) I pay 45 Euro. Conceivably, you can get a double (DZ) for 60-65 Euro. If you stay in the München Hbf. area, you'll have access to both S-Bahn and U-Bahn since the station "Hauptbahnhof" is a junction for both lines.
Could you give me a bit more insight on the Arcotel Velvet? This will be our first visit to Berlin and we will use public transportation to get everywhere we go. It looks on a map like the hotel is practically "across the street" from an UBahn station. Is this correct? We will probably not return to the hotel until the evening each day we are there (21:00 h or later) will all the public transportation (busses, trams that connect to the UBahn) be running frequently at that time so that we can get back to the hotel without using a taxi?
Unfortunately I haven't stayed at the Archotel Velvet yet, although if I'm ever in the city again when it's just me and my husband, it would be my first choice based on my own research and budget preferences. My last few trips to the city have always been with groups of 4 or more, so we've been renting apartments instead. The location for me is about as convenient as it gets - some people on TripAdvisor found it a bit noisy/"seedy" but it's just in a high-traffiked urban area which means you have everything you need - restaurants, bars, corner shops, transit - right outside the front door. The rooms are supposedly very well insulated so the foot traffic noise is only an issue if you don't like being bombarded with it when you step outside the hotel. And someone who HAD recently stayed there did post in a thread about Berlin hotels just yesterday and recommended it, which I was glad to hear. As far as getting around in Berlin, all public transit runs til 11:30pm-12am (that's fairly consistent through large cities in Germany) and after that, Night Buses run on the major transit routes as well if absolutely necessary. Meanwhile taxis are also affordable, but you won't need one prior to midnight.
Try Hotel Europäischer Hof in Munich - across from train station, good breakfast and steps from UBahn stop. Good deals with early booking, though I just checked and it appears that some kind of event is happening April 14-20 so you may not find a good rate.