Salzburg’s accommodation is pricey by Austrian standards, but you can get a good deal if you’re willing to go the extra mile or two. Ask the tourist office for a list of private rooms and pensions. Medieval guesthouses oozing history, avant-garde design hotels with river views and chilled-out hostels all huddle in the Altstadt, where booking ahead is advisable.
Bear in mind that the high-season prices below are jacked up another 10% to 20% during the Salzburg Festival. If Salzburg is booked solid, consider staying in Hallein or just across the border in Bavaria.
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