Reviews of Ski Hostels in Bad Gastein, Austria for Snowboarding, Skiing, and Hiking
Bad Gastein (or Gastein or sometimes Badgastein) is a ski resort and mountain town in central Austria. With its stunning vistas of the Alps, convenient location via train to the rest of Austria, and world class skiing, it's no surprise that this town stays busy in both the winter and summer months.
Plenty of activities abound such as skiing and snowboarding, hiking, rafting, biking, and more. But you already know this, and that's why you need the best and cheapest place to stay in the area. The hostel selection is somewhat limited, but the options below should fit everyone's needs and budget. Free breakfast and good amenities seem to be the norm, thankfully. Check out these hostels and have a great time on the mountain!
How much do hostels in Bad Gastein cost?
|Average Dorm Price
$23 ($23 to $23)
|Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel)
$55 ($55 to $55)
A ski hostel for skiers, backpackers, and families
The Euro Youth is set right in the middle of Bad Gastein, only steps from the train station, restaurants, shops, and the gondolas to take you up the mountain. This fairly large hostel and hotel resides in a quaint building that has been refurbished on the inside to provide a comfortable and modern stay.
Both dorms and private rooms are available. Privates have ensuite bathrooms, while dorms have lockers, and modern bunks.
Free breakfast tops the list of amenities, along with free Wi-Fi and free parking. A nice common area makes for a good spot to mix with fellow travelers, and includes a pool table, foosball, TV with games, darts, and more. A hot tub on the outdoor terrace is open year-round. Laundry, luggage storage, tour booking, and bike rentals are also on offer.
The onsite restaurant is also a bar, and there are other nightlife spots around the small town as well.
Guest reviews state that the staff is very friendly, the atmosphere is quiet, and the free breakfast is terrific.
Bahnhofsplatz 8 A-5640 ,
A quiet hostel for families, skiers, and backpackers
Dorm Bed: $23.40
This large hostel is about 10 minutes' walking distance south of the train station. While it's not in the heart of the town, it's still a short walk to everything you can find in town such as restaurants, shops, and more.
This YHA member hostel has private rooms and dorms, all with ensuite bathrooms. The dorms are smaller rooms with only a small number of bunks. Everything is simple but modern, with bed shelves and lights, as well as other furniture for convenience. The dining hall is large and serves a free breakfast which guests claim is very good.
Other typical hostel amenities can be found here such as common areas with a TV, outdoor terrace, a playground for kids, bike rental, free parking, internet and Wi-Fi, luggage storage, and more.
The staff receives high marks from guests for being very friendly and attentive. Some guests complain about the limited reception hours and the lack of social atmosphere.
Ederplatz 2 ,
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