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Institut St Sebastian

Linzer Gasse 41, Salzburg A-5020, Austria
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Institut St Sebastian
Ranked #74 of 135 hotels in Salzburg
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I studied abroad through AIFS for a month, in which we stayed here for 4 weeks. The best experience. Great location, front desk was so helpful and friendly, wifi, cleaned the rooms, felt so safe. I was given keys, one of which is to a small fridge and cabinet to store my groceries. It was right in the heart of... More

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is not even a hotel, so don't expect that environment. You're staying here because it has a fabulous location and its cheap. With that said, it does a great job of being what it is, but by its very nature it has some quirks. As someone else mentioned, refrigerators are compartmentalized with locks. The rooms are fairly spartan, but... More

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San Diego
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

It's comparable to a youth hostel in terms of facilities. The rooms are basic, but clean and functional, with shared cooking facilities. Breakfast was okay, but not great, in a somewhat austere dining room. It's a Catholic church, after all. The price was reasonable, the staff very friendly, but the location is fabulous. It's on the NE side of Salzburg,... More

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Rome, Italy
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297 reviews 297 reviews
35 hotel reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Friendly desk staff communicated with us prior to our visit and welcomed us on our arrival. Rooms were basic (institutional). The facility also accommodates university students, so think dorm-like, but clean and quiet. There is no daily maid service, except that our trash was emptied. Our group had two rooms and neither was supplied with soap, so I assume that... More

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Vacaville, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

You get what you expect for a good price.Location,elevator,washer/dryer good breakfast.We walked from the train station with our wheeled carry-on, no problem.Get the day pass and do what you want, a good value.

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Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

ISS is very institutional which reminded me of being back in school. It is a great value for the location. Everything is within walking distance whether the grocery store, pharmacy, restaurants, Mirabell gardens or the old town. The have little lockers in the fridge so ask for a key if you plan to store anything there. They provide utensils, pots... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This hostel is my least favorite of my Europe trip. The hostel itself is pleasant. It's small and quiet, the breakfast is nice, and the accommodations are cozy but comfortable. However, the desk attendant here was utterly unhelpful for any questions we had as tourists, and worst of all seemed totally uninterested in helping us. The hostel also has a... More

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Portland, Oregon
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Stayed here 2 nights in a double and we agree with other reviews. One thing to add: Its a bit tricky to find this place the first time. Main entry/front desk is on a walkway that intersects the Linzer-Gasse west of the St. Sebastian church, rather than on the Linzer-Gasse itself. The walkway connects with the Paris-Lodron Strasse to the... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The Institut is actually a student guest house with some rooms for visitors and is located on a pedestrian street with plenty of restaurants (open until late at night certain evenings) and a couple of grocery stores (Spar & Billa). It is a mere 5-minute walk to either the historical center or the Mirabel gardens. From the train station, it... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Budget travelers have to make sacrifices and Institut St. Sebastian is a perfect example. The location is great. 5-10 minute walk to old town. The street outside has a number of food and shopping options. It is currently under construction which is loud in the morning. Others also mentioned the church bells ring every fifteen minutes starting at 6am. There... More

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Address: Linzer Gasse 41, Salzburg A-5020, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg
Also Known As:
Institut St Sebastian Salzburg

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