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This four-star hotel, which seems to attract mostly business travelers, is in a quasi residential district about a 10-15 minute walk from the Old Town. Guestrooms are spacious and well-appointed in a traditional old-world style. Ask for one away from the street. Parking is free, there is a fitness room on the hotel's top floor with sauna, steam bath and roof terrace. Video players and fax machines are available in some rooms. Doubles range from €129-176.
Rating: Quality 12/20, Value 10/20
This hotel, in an attractive Baroque-style building just out of the right bank's commercial area, has the great advantage of being a definite step up the quality ladder from most left bank hotels and also one step down in price. Guestrooms are more spacious and better maintained and furnished. The location is quiet and the welcome warm. With doubles as low as €105, Markus Sittikus offers good value.
Contact: Markus Sittikus, A-5020 Salzburg
Rating: Quality 12/20, Value 15/20
This cozy hotel enjoys a convenient location just over the river from the old town. Though time had taken a bit of a toll since an earlier, very positive review, the Trumer Stube has recently been refurbished and is a better deal than any hotel in its category in the old town.
In addition, the Hirschbichlers are pleasant hosts and able to offer guests passes for on-street parking in the neighborhood. That's not to say there will always be a spot available, but at least there is the possibility of free parking-a convenience that doesn't exist across the river.
This is a simple hotel-don't expect large rooms or piles of fluffy white towels-but for one of its double rooms you'll pay less than similar accommodations just a 10-minute walk away. Doubles from €89.
Rating: Quality 10/20, Value 12/20
Unquestionably the best value in Salzburg. In addition to 16 thoughtfully furnished guestrooms with hardwood floors, guests can surf the Internet in the hotel's cozy reception area and parking is free.
The disadvantage is the old town is a 15 to 20 minute walk away. By bus, however, it is only three or four minutes away.
This is a non-smoking hotel. Double rooms are in the 75 to 105 euro range.
Proprietor Walter Gmachl is an ebullient sort you will immediately warm to.
Rating: Quality 13/20, Value 15/20
A fairly recent refurbishment, including all new bathrooms, has raised this hotel near the rail station from a backpacker's flop-stop to one that we can recommend to a broader audience.
Guest rooms are pleasantly furnished and bathrooms now have convenient, fully glassed-in showers. There is no lift, however. Though very near the rail station, the Auerhahn is nonetheless a long walk from Salzburg main tourist sights. Public transportation, however, is readily available and the price, 72 to 81 euros for a double room, is right.
The Auerhahn is also one of Salzburg most popular restaurants, rating a red toque in Gault Millau.
Contact: Gasthof Auerhahn, A-5020 Salzburg, Bahnhofstrasse 15, tel. +41/0662/451052, fax 451052-3. Proprietor: Family Pongratz
Rating: Quality 10/20, Value 15/20