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Munich & Salzburg Hotels

My husband & I will be travelling to Munich & Salzburg in next couple of weeks & was going to see if anyone has any hotels/ hostels they would recommend staying at in Munich or Salzburg? Any recommendations of whether or not to stay near train station in Munich??

Thank you so much,
Katie Wilkins

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I'll highly recommend ...

Munich: Hotel Uhland about 10 minutes walk from the München Hbf.

Salzburg: Altstadthotel Weisse Taube in the historic center.

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Katie,

I second the recommendation for www.hotel-uhland.de/enwelcome.html It's in a great location in a quiet residential area, the staff are great and the breakfasts fantastic. It's only about a 10-minute walk to the Munich Hbf once you know the way.

For Salzburg you might consider www.hotel-goldenekrone.com/hotel/e_willkommen_fr.htm It's also in a nice area, the owners are great and the breakfasts are almost as extensive as the Uhland. I found it to be an easy walk to the river and the sights on the other side. There are some nice restaurants on the same street as the Hotel.

One tip for Salzburg though - if cigarette smoke bothers you, it might be an idea to sit outside at the restaurant patios if possible (hopefully the smoking situation has improved in Austria since my last visit). There was one Italian restaurant close to the Hotel that was "non smoking".

Happy travels!

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Another vote for Hotel Uhland...my Munich home away from home. In Salzburg, we liked Pension Bergland. You could walk to Old town Salzburg, but it was a few long blocks. With the dollar tanking, it is no longer in my budget. My last couple of trips I have stayed at Haus Reichl our on Moostrasse. Very,very nice. You can catch the bus into Salzburg a couple of blocks away.

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It’s been a few years and things may have changed, but I thought I might add that driving directly to your hotel in the old part of Salzburg may not be possible. I was driving when I visited and had to park in a garage right outside of the historic core and walk several blocks to the hotel. Parking was convenient and posed no issues. The streets leading into the center were equipped with automatic gate arms…access was controlled. No problem if you’re coming in by rail. Again, this may have changed, but that was my experience at the time.

Yes, rates can be higher in the center of town, but the hotel I mentioned is number 5 on tripadvisor and receives 4.5 stars from customers. It’s a wonderful, historic hotel. Doubles with shower and WC go for around €115 in low season and €140 in high season. Not super cheap and more than I normally would pay, but it can be worth it depending on your needs/requirements.

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Katie, strongly agree with Michael on both Hotel Uhland and Weisse Taube. The old section of Salzburg is a ways from the train station. I would recommend emailing the Weisse Taube to find out the bus line to take. The bus stops about two blocks from the hotel. Go to google maps and input the hotel address and zoom to scope which includes bus stop and hotel. Print and follow.

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I have yet to stay at a hotel in either Munich or Salzburg so can't recommend any.

In Munich, I've had such good luck with Pensions that it's been my first choice every time. I can't remember the names but standards are high and I don't think you can go wrong.

In Salzburg, I really like the Institute San Sebastian. It's like a hostel but really a college dorm - clean, quiet, very well run.

Either of these choices generally comes with a bathroom down the hall. If you can be happy with that, you can save a lot of money on very comfortable lodging.

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We traveled to Munich & Salzburg in September last year and stayed at Hotel Uhland and Hotel Weiss Taube. In both cities, we walked from the train station to the hotel. Found both to be conveniently located for all the sites and restaurants.

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Katie, you didn't ask about restaurants, but we had some wonderful meals in both Salzburg and Munich. In Salzburg, the Goldene Ente was superb. Ate there two nights. Near the Hotel Uhland in Munich, I believe it is Beethoven Square area, there is a restaurant with a grand piano. Great food and reasonable prices. Sorry, can't remember the name.

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Hotel Ludwig opposite the train station. Review their web site for specifics. Stayed there with 23 fam and friends.

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Thank you so much for everyone's replies! So helpful - we booked at Weisse Taube & are working on booking Hotel Uhland! They have limited availability, so may be staying at Euro Youth hostel as an alternative? I REALLY appreciate the help!

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Regardless of who mentions Wombat's in Munich, it is indeed a place that lives up to its reputation--outstanding, excellent. Stayed there a couple of nights last June. Right next store is the Euro Youth, also very recommendable.