The Best Hostels in Kitzbuhel and Ellmau for Snowboarders, Skiers, Backpackers, and Couples
The Kitzbuhel area is known for its world-famous skiing and snowboarding, as well as scenic summer activities. No doubt, you're probably planning a ski trip for the winter if you're interested in this area of Austria. But keep an open mind about the warmer months, too, because there's plenty to do in the mountains other than ski.
The towns of Kitzbuhel, Ellmau, and other surrounding areas are usually old and medieval, with beautiful architecture and plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops. This history and culture only adds to the fun adventures that await you up on the mountains.
The hostels below are the best in the area, offering so much for guests, but also in a fun, social vibe that backpackers and skiers are usually looking for in a hostel. Check them out, and have fun on the slopes!
A social hostel for backpackers, solo travelers, skiers, and hikers
Dorm Bed: $24.20
Located right in the middle of Kitzbuhel
town, surrounded by restaurants and shops, and only a 5-minute walk to the ski lift is this comfortable hostel with all the usual hostel amenities. Private rooms and dorms are available. Free breakfast is included, as is free Wi-Fi, hot showers, and more. TVs with cable and satellite in multiple languages are set up for your entertainment in the common area. A shared communal kitchen is also here for those that wish to cook their own meals. An outdoor terrace and garden area with a BBQ also makes for a nice spot to relax and socialize with fellow guests. And the ski and bike storage area is nice for those enjoying the outdoors (that's why you came, after all). Free bikes are available for exploring the town and surrounding villages.
In the winter, skiing and snowboarding are of course very popular. But in the summer, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, swimming, and even more activities are available. The friendly hostels staff can hook you up with any activity you might be interested in.
This hostel receives a large number of positive reviews from previous guests, which highlight the friendly staff, the comfortable beds, the great location, and the fun social atmosphere.
Bichlstrasse 30 A-6370 ,
A fun, social hostel for backpackers, skiers, couples, and groups
15 minutes from the town of Kitzbuhel is the town of Ellmau
, at the base of the massive SKIWELT Wilder Kaiser/Brixental ski resort (which has been awarded the best ski resort in the world
several times). The Alp King is a relatively new hostel situated in the middle of this town, with easy access to the ski lifts of the resort as well as nearby restaurants, grocery stores, bars, and shops. The closest ski lift is only a 3-minute walk from the hostel!
The onsite bar provides plenty of entertainment with a pool table, music, TVs, and plenty of other travelers to meet and plan your mountain adventures with. Also, theme nights are schedules, as well as pub crawls through the surrounding town. Also the friendly staff can help book tours and arrange transportation. Also nearby is a heated swimming pool with waterslides for your use, even in the winter!
Dorms are simple but modern and clean, and include lockers. A shared kitchen is available for those who wish to cook.
On the long list of amenities are free parking, free internet, a nearby swimming pool (heated in the winter), lockers, a shared kitchen, laundry, linens, tour booking, luggage storage, and more.
Although new, this hostel has a lot of positive reviews which highlight the friendly staff, modern facilities, and great amenities.
Dorf 44, Ellmau ,
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