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“Not as good as it says” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Yoho International Youth Hostel

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Yoho International Youth Hostel
Paracelsusstrasse 9, Salzburg 5020, Austria   |  
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“Not as good as it says”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2005

this is 'one of europes most famous/best hostels' apparently but there are several reasons why it shouldnt be:

1) if you are male and have a room on the top floor then you have to go down two flights of stairs to have a shower.

2) you arent allowed to bring food into the hostel during 'mealtimes' as they sell meals at the hostel, which are quite cheap but you could eat cheaper out of a supermarket.

3) during the making up of one of our meals the guy handled raw meat then made my sandwich. i didnt notice but after id eaten it my friend chose to tell me and i was paranoid for the rest of the day. incase you're interested, i didnt get ill.

4) one member of staff, with two of his friends, blocked off the common room door with a table, preventing anyone else from entering, so they could watch tv alone.

5) you have to pay 1 euro every time you want to open your locker - it adds up after a while.

6) up to about a week before we arrived you had to pay to have a shower. this obviously isnt an issue anymore but the fact that it once was is pretty scandalous.

this may seem like im nit-picking but id say we stayed at 5 better hostels than this which apparently arent 'the best in europe'.

nonetheless, the rooms were clean and quite spacious and the breakfast options were extremely reasonable. pretty good location - about 10 minutes from both train station and centre of town.

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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2004

Quite a strange one! It is about 10 minutes from the train station in a quiet area. In my room there were 10 beds (5 bunks) and the room was very small. The shortage of space made it difficult to inhabit. Most odd was the fact that cold showers were free...whooppee! However, if you wanted warm water you had to pay 50 Euro cents for 6 minutes. You best get out before the clock counts down, as the cold water will come as warned. I have never stayed at a place with a meter for warm water.
I actually resented having to pay for it, as the cost of the hostel is not cheap. Anyway, the bar is really relaxing and there was a nice mix of people. I would probably advise you to find a better hostel in Salzburg, as there are no doubt alternatives. I stayed here in August 2002.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2003

Cheap and close to the train station, but you get what you pay for. We got a room to ourselves (we were travelling in a group of 6) but the shower situation was awful. You have to pay 50 cents for 6 minutes--then the water turns ice cold! I had to run out mid-shower to feed the thing for another 6 minutes. The bathrooms were definitely on the smelly side as well.If you really like hostels, you might still enjoy it--there were lots of backpackers and young people to talk to.I wouldn't say it was terrible, but it was definitely on the "would not stay again list." We loved Salzburg...next time we'll pay a little more for a decent hotel there.

  • Stayed May 2002
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Paracelsusstrasse 9, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Salzburg
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Ranked #7 of 29 Specialty lodging in Salzburg
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