Institut St Sebastian
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We arrived in Salzburg and went to check out the town. Salzburg's downtown is pretty small, so it was quick to walk everywhere (and we didn't get lost! - too much). We went to the Residenz - the Archbishop's Palace and saw decorated rooms from the 18th and 19th century. There was also an art gallery with an exhibition about the Alps (they had a map …
Traveled around city and LOVED it. Music played everywhere. Saw Church with Crypts. Town square had LARGE chess table. Left hostel in rain/thunder storm to call Teresa one night. Went on "Sound of Music Tour", and got duped into buying overpriced strudel. Ate at a Turkish restaurant. Went to local grocery store. Left early in the morning.
Day two in Salzburg started off bright and sunny, much unlike the forecast for rain. I had until 10 in the morning until my 24 hour Salzburg card was due to expire. So I decided to make the most of it. I caught the early bus headed out of Salzburg to nearby Hellbrun. The first part of my exploration at Hellbrun, included the tour of the trick …
Michaela here ... Brrrrrr.... We made it into historic Salzburg after only a 2 hour train trip from Munich. Immediately we were hit with a fresh blast of chilled air, still no snow, but it gave us an excuse to whip out the jumbo jackets. Welcome to Austria! (Michaela learns slightly later than she should, that we are in fact no longer in Germany even though they still speak German...) We waddle over to our hostel with our mini homes on our back, and ...
... has walked, biked, and sailed most of the world, including the South Pacific (but just a day in Auckland on flights between Fiji and Samoa). While teaching for a few years at a time, he’s permanently planning his next travel. He’s a born and raised Salzburgian with a family apartment - so we got the inside tour of Salzburg, great travel stories, and the most fantastic Austrian meals (that stay in your stomach for days!).
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TravelPod Member ReviewsInstitut St Sebastian Salzburg
This place is very clean, quiet and a good deal if you are looking for a central location for a very reasonable price. We had our own room with a bathroom. There is a kitchen (2 burners - no oven - sink , fridge and microwave) on each floor and dishes, pots etc can be requested from the staff. The front desk staff are very friendly and helpful.
I wouldn't recommend it for people who are travelling alone or are looking to meet other travelers. It's pretty big and a bit institutional. It is a university residence during the school year. It's also beside a church with a large bell that chimes every 15 minutes starting at 7 AM - so not for those who love to sleep in either.
The included breakfast is pretty basic - buns, tea or coffee, juice, jam and packaged turkey spread.
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