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“Decent hostel but really City Centre?”

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MEININGER Hotel Salzburg City Center
Ranked #30 of 132 Hotels in Salzburg
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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“Decent hostel but really City Centre?”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Stayed here during my recent trip in a 9 person room as it was the cheapest option. Unfortunately there a few real hostelling options in Salzburg and the Meininger was one of the better options available. However, the Meininger was good value in the end as the price was reasonable, my room was very clean and there was a very good bar area to meet people. The negative was that it was a good 10-15 minute bus ride into the city centre (old town) - generally saying city centre would mean a short walk out of the front door!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Toni_Meyer, Manager at MEININGER Hotel Salzburg City Center, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear "f1manoz",

Thank you very much for your feedback. It is nice to hear that you had a nice time at our hostel. The hotel might not be at the very heart of the old town of Salzburg, on the other hand everything else a traveller needs (shops, bars, restaurants, bus stops) is indeed right outside of the front door.
We hope you will still give MEININGER a chance and we would be pleased to welcome you again!

Best wishes
Your MEININGER Salzburg Team
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

This probably would have received a very good rating if not for one occurrence. I lost my wallet/my wallet was stolen in Salzburg. Fortunately, there was nothing in the wallet that couldn't be canceled or replaced, and my travel partner had credit/bank cards to get us through. However, when we checked out of the hotel, they charged us 5 euros for a lost room card. Now, most hotels in the US don't even bother to collect the room cards anymore. It's simply a piece of plastic with the room code programed on it. I'm sure they cost a small amount--probably less than 25 cents each. Great service would be to simply say don't worry about it. Average service would be to charge a nominal replacement cost. Bad service is to add insult to injury and charge 5 euros for a near worthless piece of plastic. This is simply kicking someone while they're down.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toni_Meyer, Manager at MEININGER Hotel Salzburg City Center, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Dear Nathan,
Thank you for your report, it is very important for us to have your opinion to raise the service for our costumers.

We regret the circumstances that happened to you and we do agree that EUR 5,-- is a very high price for a piece of plastic. But please mind that we do not make any profit with it. To produce these key cards it costs us those EUR 5,-- as they can get programmed a several times. Surly we could raise our room rates to include lost hotel items. But at MEININGER we always try to keep the costs for our guests as low as possible to offer a valuable price to all our costumers.
However, due your report we will discuss that matter with our board again and we will surly find a better solution therefore in the future.

We hope that on your trip there were no further incidents and that you still were able to enjoy it. It would surly be a pleasure for us to welcome you again at MEININGER in future.

Kind regards
Your MEININGER Salzburg Team
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

There were some changes to my travel plan and I booked this hotel online literally minutes before I board the train. It turned out to be a pleasant surprise that I decided to stay put for my next 2 days in Salzburg.

Location: It's a 10 min tram/bus ride to Zentrum (where the activities are) but I didn't find it an issue since there are 2 services (no. 4 & 10) that can take me there and it's not a long wait.

Service: Polite and helpful staff at the reception, Stefan and Julia (on 7sep 8pm shift) who speak good English. A lady who came to clean the guest kitchen periodically was absolutely lovely. Guests were supposed to do their own dishes but she offered to take mine to the main kitchen.

Amenities: Free wifi, guest kitchen with microwave, stove, washer & dryer

Cleanliness: It is by far the cleanest dorm I've ever stayed in. In fact, everything felt like a hotel except for the double-decked beds. The room was spick and span. Another perk was having the toilet separated from the bathroom. And the room was cleaned every day (which I don't get at other dorms).

Perk: A mall with supermarket, pharmacy, stationery shop, cafes, restaurant is just next door. Super convenient!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Thank ivysg
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Toni_Meyer, Manager at MEININGER Hotel Salzburg City Center, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Hi!

Thank you for your comment! We glad to hear (read) that you liked our ho(s)tel so much. We are a mix between a hotel and a hostel, which means that we try to offer hotel quality at hostel prices - that is why you felt like in a hotel.
Maybe you could also try the other MEININGER hotels in the future!

Best wishes
Your MEININGER Salzburg Team
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

My fiance and I reserved a private room w/ensuite bath w/another couple. We all found the value to be GREAT for the amenities we had. Although the location is not very close to the historic city center, it is easy to access historic Old Town w/a 10-minute walk. The staff are very helpful and available 24/7. It is very convenient to have the common areas and bar down stairs. Taxis frequently pass by if you would like to go farther than walking distance. This place was very affordable w/no hidden fees and very clean facilities. We will be back!

Room Tip: The 4-person ensuite has a queen and two bunks. The 5-person ensuite has a queen and four bunks. I...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Melissa W
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Toni_Meyer, Manager at MEININGER Hotel Salzburg City Center, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Hi there!

Thank you for your feedback! We like to hear that you had such a good stay with us and already plan to come back.
We are looking forward to seeing you again!

Best wishes
Your MEININGER Salzburg Team
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Pune, India
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We booked this hotel well in advance at a very affordable price. The hotel is 10 min by taxi from the train station. It is away from city centre in a quite locality . It is on the bus route from station to Mirabel gardens . The hotel offers free wi-fi and kichen facility for cooking your own food. The hotel staff is very helpful. The rooms are moderate sized with a bunk bed , which is not very comfortable.The hotel and is clean and modern

Room Tip: Many rooms are facing a small mountain
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank sandeepkarya
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Toni_Meyer, Manager at MEININGER Hotel Salzburg City Center, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Hi there!

Thanks for the feedback! It seems like you had a good time here in Salzburg, thats always good to hear.
We would be pleased to welcome you here again!

Best wishes
Your MEININGER Salzburg Team
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2013

We booked at the last minute and wanted to make sure hotel was air conditioned. With that. there were only a few options. While clean, this hotel was inconvenient in every way
1. far from the center--not sure why they'd call it "city Center hotel", nor how one of the previous reviewers walked--it was a 15 minutes drive for us.
2. extremely uncomfortable beds. In our family room, bunk beds' mattresses were terrible, and even the big bed had a soft fall-through mattress you felt the bottom with
3. Breakfast options bad enough, that however tired we were--we walked away to look for something better. Hotel staff sent us to attached shopping mall, but really slim pickings there, as well
4. Hostel feel: teenagers filling public areas, so you can't really sit at the bar and relax, not any appeal for family/ mature visitors

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Rapallo, Italy
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We spent a couple of nights here and the hotel exceeded our expectations. The room featured some very tiny furniture and was somehow not very practical. Nevertheless the beds were comfortable, the receptionist was helpful and there was a nice hostel-like atmosphere in the lobby. Hotel is not close to the city center... and yet, it is appealing as it's on the other side of the Kapuzinerberg... which means that you can reach the old historical center by hiking. The trail takes 90 minutes and offers some splendid views and a nice restaurant on top of it. It also features a bunch of stairs, but then, if there's no pain there's no gain. And we feel that we had more gain than pain. So, in the end, we would return to Salzburg Meininger.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: MEININGER Hotel Salzburg City Center
Address: Furbergstrasse 18 - 20, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Salzburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #30 of 132 Hotels in Salzburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — MEININGER Hotel Salzburg City Center 2*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MEININGER Hotel Salzburg City Center is located in the ZIB shopping centre in the historic centre of this small town with international flair by Kapuziner mountain: central, low-cost and lots of fun! Our international guests can benefit from low-cost accommodation in modern rooms, enjoy the views from the roof terrace or use the small theatre stage. ... more   less 
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