Where To Stay In Salzburg, Austria: 7 Best Neighborhoods - Updated 2023

where to stay salzburg
Andrea Mae
Andrea Mae 
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Nestled in the northwest part of Austria is one of the preserved old town centers in Europe. Salzburg’s charming town is famous because it is the classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s birthplace, and it has various historical sights and fun attractions to visit. You can enjoy peace with nature as you stay here because the beautiful city stretches along River Salzach banks and emerges from Salzburg Slate Alps. Whether you are up for an active weekend getaway where you can explore, hike, and ski, or a laid-back holiday of visiting museums and galleries, Salzburg has it all for you. If you have finalized your itinerary, know where to stay in Salzburg, Austria. Here are the best neighborhoods that we recommend.

1. Altstadt Salzburg (from USD 1290)

Salzburg Altstadt Panorama
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Altstadt is considered the old center of Salzburg. If it is your first time touring the country, this place can be the first on your itinerary because it is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With stunning architecture, winding alleys, and historic buildings, Altstadt is a place where you can spend a fun-filled vacation. Besides the exciting places to visit, there are also several traditional bars and restaurants to keep you entertained during your stay. If you prefer to explore the area more, you can try to go to Mozart’s Residence on Marktplatz, and Hohensalzburg Castle, one of the largest castles in Europe.

Hotel Sacher Salzburg

Wifi Available

Address: Schwarzstraße 5-7

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna

Leonardo Boutique Hotel Salzburg Gablerbräu

Wifi Available

Address: Richard-Mayr-Gasse 2

Pets allowed Bar 24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Lift

Getreidegassen Appartements

Wifi Available

Address: Getreidegasse 42, 2. Stock

Parking Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Family rooms Internet services Hiking

2. Elisabeth – Vorstadt (from USD 279)

Salzburg - Elisabeth-Vorstadt - Karl-Wurmb-Straße
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Eweht used under CC BY-SA 4.0

This neighborhood is ideally located in the city’s heart, offering a taste of local life in Salzburg. There are many affordable accommodations in the area and multiple public transport options. That is why, for newcomers, this is a very convenient place to stay in. If you are a food enthusiast, you can enjoy the relatively great restaurant and breweries around the neighborhood. One of Salzburg’s most famous tourist attractions is Mirabell Palace and Garden, which is a short walking distance from Elisabeth – Vorstadt and Bibelwelt, which highlights the significance of religion in the city.

Austria Trend Hotel Europa Salzburg

Wifi Available

Address: Rainerstraße 31

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms

arte Hotel Salzburg

Wifi Available

Address: 28 Rainerstraße

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests

Studio Four Seasons !

Wifi Available

Address: 5 Ferdinand-Porsche-Straße

Parking Pets allowed Non-smoking rooms Internet services Lift Heating WiFi Available Free WiFi

3. Schallmoos (from USD 154)

Doppelkruzifix - Salzburg-Schallmoos 11
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Situated in the east of Elisabeth – Vorstadt is the neighborhood of Schallmoos. If you are visiting Salzburg on a budget, this place can be one of your best choices. Schallmoos is also located next to a train station, so you can scour the neighborhood without renting a car. It may not be filled with a lot of tourist attractions, unlike Altstadt, but the hospitality of the locals is what lures tourists in. If you want to have a full experience of the local’s life, visit Cafe Bar Laganini and enjoy a unique nightlife experience. Exit The Room is a great place where you can have fun and bond with your friends while solving the mystery of a highly recommended escape room in the city. For more adventurous people, you can try racing around the courses of Kartworld Salzburg.

Hotel Amadea

Wifi Available

Address: 7 Vogelweiderstraße

Non-smoking rooms Internet services Heating WiFi Available Allergy-free room Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout WiFi available in all areas

Mercure Salzburg City

Wifi Available

Address: Bayerhamerstraße 14a

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Garden

Amedeo Zotti Residence Salzburg

Wifi Available

Address: Vogelweiderstraße 98

Parking Pets allowed Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services Lift Express check-in/check-out

4. Lehen

Salzburg - Lehen - Neue Mitte Lehen Motiv - 2020 06 03
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Ewald Ehtreiber used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Lehen is situated in the north of Altstadt. If you are searching for a neighborhood in Salzburg where you can enjoy the serenity of nature, Lehen is the place to be. This is primarily a residential district, but you can still visit many tourist attractions nearby since it is near the city center. It is a place where you can bring the whole family because there are several parks where you can take an occasional stroll, enjoy a picnic or let the kids have all the fun they want on the playgrounds. You can also visit Ignaz Harrer Strasse if you’re going to try out cafes and stores. If you prefer to exercise, you can visit the hiking trails of the Glankanal Area.

Hotel Lehenerhof

Address: Ignaz-Harrer-Straße 46

Ticket service Shared lounge/TV area Smoke alarms Daily housekeeping CCTV in common areas Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Facilities for disabled guests Physical distancing rules followed

Bright and cozy apartment in a quiet area - free parking, CENTRAL

Address: 20 Leonhard-von-Keutschach-Straße Top 71

Terrace Private parking Free parking WiFi available in all areas WiFi Available Non-smoking throughout Heating Internet services

Salzburg, Austria
204 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had bad luck with the weather so really appreciated somewhere warm and comfortable to retreat to
the shower was awesome for after a day of exploring
a clean and quiet place
very clean and tidy
clean and nice bathroom
very clean and well kept
clean and would recommend this place
lukas is a great host
great host and very helpful and understanding
the host was very responsive and gave clear instructions
lukas’s apartment was lovely and he was a great host
the were also vey helpful when i needed help
nice apartment close to train station and walking distance to all tours and concerts
the unit was located in a quiet neighbourhood close to the local attractions
great apartment in a good location
a lovely flat in a great location
great apartment it a top location
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5. Maxglan (from USD 207)

Salzburg - Maxglan - Innsbrucker Bundesstraße Nepomukbrücke
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For those couples looking for a romantic getaway in Salzburg, you can try going to Maxglan. Although this neighborhood is situated a bit further out of the city, it is still famous for tourists who prefer an exclusive and classy experience. There are several must-visit stores and restaurants around the area. If you want to take your special someone on a romantic date, you can bring them to Weinstoekcl Stadtheuriger, a great restaurant that serves Austrian and European cuisines. It also offers unique attractions such as Hangar-7, which features a private collection of airplanes.

Villa Ceconi by Das Grüne Hotel zur Post - 100% BIO

Wifi Available

Address: Maxglaner Hauptstraße 28

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Skiing Family rooms Free parking Internet services Safety deposit box

Das Grüne Hotel zur Post - 100 % BIO

Wifi Available

Address: Maxglaner Hauptstraße 45

Parking Sauna Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests

Hotel Astoria

Wifi Available

Address: Maxglaner Hauptstraße 7

Parking Pets allowed Bar Terrace Non-smoking rooms Barber/beauty shop Family rooms Internet services

6. Nonnatal (from USD 197)

Seniorenwohnhaus Nonntal, Salzburg
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Mattana used under CC BY 2.0

Nonntal is a neighborhood that shares its area with Altstadt. That is why you can find historic and modern places within the place. You can observe a lot of medieval residential buildings and modern villas in Nonntal. There are numerous attractions in the district, and some of those are shared with Altstadt. Within walking distance, you can visit Salzburg Fortress or Fortress Hohensalzburg, which gives you a panoramic view of the Alps in the city. If you want to appreciate Gothic architecture, you can go to Nonnberg Abbey, the oldest nunnery in the Germanic world.

Hotel Via Roma

Address: Nonntaler Hauptstraße 47

Salzburg, Austria
386 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment has stunning views of hohensalzburg fortress
beautiful apartment with lovely views of the castle and surrounding mountains
the scenery and views going to and from the apartment were amazing
the apartment had great amenities including a good kitchen which we used one night
convenient quiet neighborhood great amenities we loved staying at gariele’s apartment
the apartment is clean and well appointed
her place is clean and beautiful
the house was very clean and gabriele was very thoughtful and helpful
nice large spaces perfectly clean and well-appointed with everything you could possibly need
gabriele's place is very clean and has everything you need for a nice stay
a friend host with quick response
lovely place and very kind hosts
beautiful home with an amazing host she makes you feel at home
gabriele is a wonderful host
and she was kind enough to let us use her bikes
the location was excellent
very easy to take bus from train station - stops very close to apt
great villa near a gas station and a spar supermarket
easy walk or quick bus ride to downtown
great location - easy to find when taking the bus from downtown salzburg
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Salzburg, Austria
333 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
would suggest a fan in the bedroom window for noise
the apartment was so charming and the view out the window was beautiful
the apartment was superb the photos don’t actually do it justice
the apartment was very spacious with lovely views towards the mount peaks
what a quaint airbnb the view from the apartment is majestic we were welcomed with warmth by marco's grandma
sparkling clean comfortable bed
sparkling clean is something different
the place is clean and safe
it was very clean and had everything you needed
the flat itself is impeccably clean
greeted by hosts grandmother who was very welcoming and kind
marco was a great host
this apartment is fabulous as is the host marco
super kind host helping us also with other things
foutio was helpful upon our arrival
easy walking distance to downtown
great location to explore salzburg
great location and great apartment
we found interesting vegan restaurant close by
the location was perfect
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7. Leopoldskron - Moos

Pfarrkirche Leopoldskron-Moos
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Anton-kurt used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Leopoldskron – Moos is situated in Mosstraße. It is mainly filled with residential buildings and agricultural land that was once a swampy wetland. This place is excellent for people interested in Salzburg’s history because of the several bathhouses and public lidos that are popular in the city since the 19th century. These spas are famous in Leopoldskron – Moos because of sulphuric mud’s healing properties. Besides, you can also book a private Celtic tour to Hallstatt and a private King Ludwig Tour to Herrenchiemsee.

Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron

Address: Leopoldskron 56-58

On-site parking Pets allowed Non-smoking rooms Terrace Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Lift Parking Non-smoking throughout

Kal's Studio Apartment Salzburg

Address: Moosstraße 63b

WiFi available in all areas Ski storage Garden Free WiFi WiFi Available Skiing Heating Parking

Salzburg, Austria
66 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
very nice clean brand-new appartment
it was perfectly clean modern quiet and very comfortable
gorgeous flat modern and sparkling clean
the apartment was clean newly decorated with great amenities
anne was friendly and easily contacted
anne and her husband were super helpful and kind
the location is very good and its very close to bus station
the place is located walking distance to many attractions
very chic and well appointed studio apartment in quiet salzburg location
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Visit the romantic Old Town of Austria

Stunning architecture, historic sites, and picturesque landscapes await you in Salzburg. Ready your cameras to take snaps at the magnificent places in the city. This place will be a delight for both nature and culture enthusiasts. Book your flight now and discover the romantic Old Town of Austria.

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