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The Treehouse Backpacker Hotel

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A tree house has always been a special place to go when one needs to get away, to have some free time. Sometimes it is a secret place, where only a few special friends get together and enjoy each other's company. We would like to include you in our secret. The TreeHouse Backpacker Hotel is a comfy bed and breakfast - youth hostel just 100km from Salzburg and 70km from Linz. Although we've been around since 1997, the TreeHouse is still one of the best kept backpacker secrets . You will find it in a few good travel books, which means it's not overcrowded and still has the personal touch which many of the larger and modern backpacker accommodations have forgotten about. Located in a traditional, little village called Gruenau im Almtal, in Upper Austria, you will find beautiful countryside, crystal clear lakes surrounded by majestic mountains and an atmosphere that is sure to make Gruenau one of your most memorable destinations. Gruenau is a town that can be enjoyed anytime of year.In spring/summer/fall, the TreeHouse organizes hiking, mountain biking, horse back riding, swimming and many other ways to enjoy the Austrian countryside. Simply relaxing in the cool shade of the trees or enjoying a spectacular sunset from a mountain top, Gruenau can provide something for everyone. In winter (sometimes into spring), Gruenau hosts one of the most inexpensive ski areas in Austria, the Kasberg. With over 40km of runs, the Kasberg offers skiing and snowboarding for all levels of expertise. The TreeHouse is conveniently located just a 5 minute walk to the chair lift. Keeping the traveler in mind, the TreeHouse also provides ski clothes for those who just couldn't find room for those bulky items in their bags. So, now there is no excuse. Take a break from those busy, noisy, cities. Relaxation and fun is what every traveler needs and what the TreeHouse provides, all year round.
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Free parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
Ski-In / Ski-Out
Tennis Court
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I stayed with Busabout crew on our way to Vienna we stopped here for two nights and it was one of the best decisions along my 5 week trip. The river right next to the hotel has beautiful alpine water and the surrounding area is magical.
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From the moment a guest enters the Treehouse Backpacker's Hotel they are made to feel at home as the friendly, helpful and kindhearted Gerhard welcomes them into his home in the Mountains. Feeding his guests hearty home cooked meals and a fresh continental breakfast to fuell
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Gerhard was an amazing host. Made us feel at home straight away. He always asks if you’re around for dinner and will cook a 3 course tasty meal for next to nothing. The breakfast is generous (even included vegemite). He helps you plan your day on what you want to do eg: bike
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Walking into the treehouse Hostel I arrived as a traveller and walked out feeling like part of the family. Gerhard was an amazing host and ensured I had the best and most memorable stay. From home cooked meals three times a day to his expert secret spots to visit, I can honestly
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Gerhard is actually an angel incarnate and this place is heaven on earth. Expect delicious home cooked meals, incredible natural sights and a host who treats every guest like family. He knows everyone by name and does his best to make sure everyone is happy. From making
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Hi Nikita There is a Ski & Snowboard rental at the bottom station of the Skilift , only 300 meters from the Treehouse. The Snow should be good at the end of December . Kind regards Gerhard
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Wifi worked well in parts of the common areas. Strong enough for skype!
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You can take the train to WELS ( on the main train line between Salzburg and Vienna)get off that train in WELS and change to track 11. Take regional train to Gruenau im Almtal. Call us from the station to pick you up. Telephone booth next to the station ( 30cent ) just dial 8499 or from your Cell phone +43 7616 8499. Kind regards Gerhard Hi, Gerhard. Answer this traveler's question here.
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Horse riding is all year round as long as the weather is nice. We organize it for you when you get here. :)
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"Rooms are set out like a hostel but they are much nicer than the ones I came across"
"Room 11 is a great size with a nice bathroom, 2nd floor, beds are comfy as is the bedding."
"The private double room is worth it if you can afford it"
"All private rooms have ensuite shower/toilets, so you can't go wrong. Views are all good."
"If its not too busy, Gerhard is usually happy to upgrade you to a private room"
$30 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustriaUpper AustriaGrünau im Almtal
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