Hotels in Austria

Austria is the first country in our series of European countries that you shouldn’t miss to pay a visit to! We have listed the 15 most spectacular places to visit in Austria, that despite being a relatively small country is very rich in natural beauty and history indeed!

A perfect destination for every sesason
Austria is a place you can go visit no matter the season, it is as beautiful in the summer with its clean long shores at the clear blue lakes, the green hills blossoming with summer flowers, as it is in the winter with its snow covered alp peaks against a clear blue sky. Austria is a place where you can practice basically any outdoor activity, and in summer climbing, hiking, river rafting or mountain biking are all excellent choices, whilst in the winter skiing, snowboarding or glacier climbing are the given activities. But if you are no sports fan, don’t despair; Austria offers much more than adrenalin kicks in the mountains! History and culture have its given place on our list, and if you like relaxing SPAs you have also come to the right country.

Book cheap hotels in Austria

A wonderful holiday to Austria? It is a surprising holiday destination. This country has a lot to offer: a wooded area, great restaurants, old buildings and a very warm culture. You can choose from numerous hotels. A cheap budget hotel is available from €110,00 per overnight stay. Are you looking for a little more comfort? A hotel room will cost you about €180,00 per overnight stay. A sunny holiday is very popular here. You can also enjoy a great holiday here in winter. Book your own hotel room in Austria without hassle via the internet. Choose one of the hotel providers and find the best deals.

CountryAustria
Capital cityVienna
Price of hotel accommodation€140,00
Official languageGerman
CurrenciesEuro (EUR)
Busiest travel timeMay and September
Population8.939.617
Land area83858 km2
TimezoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
Leading carrierAustrian Airlines
Main Airport Vienna International Airport (IATA:VIE)
Government informationwww.digitales.oesterreich.gv.at

Information before you leave
Are you going on a trip to Austria? Prepare yourself well! The capital city is Vienna. In the hotel you pay with Euro (EUR). The Austrian time zone is UTC+01:00 (CET). The most spoken language(s): German. The country has approximately 8.939.617 inhabitants. The country’s total land area is 83858 km2. Information about power and electricity: the current voltage is 230 V, 50 Hz and the socket type is C / F. The country code for phone calls is +43.

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Austria has different regions for a holiday. Below you will find a summary of beautiful regions. You can then read additional details and research the different hotel offers. Also explore hotel accommodations in Tanzania or Peru.

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Details on public transportation in Austria

Austria offers many options for public transport. A good domestic airport is Vienna International Airport. This is a very nice airport. The national flight company is Austrian Airlines. They offer good conditions. Possibly you can find a last-minute deal. Via www.digitales.oesterreich.gv.at you will find additional explanations about: tourist tax, police and emergency services and passport control.

Standard hotel prices

Austrian hotel prices can be different every day. You can view the expected rates in the next scheme.

Type of overnight stayTariffs
Budget accommodation€110,00
Average room€140,00
Luxurious accommodation€180,00
Weekend holiday€420,00
Dining (per person)€40,00
Indication rates for an hotel stay in Austria

Climate & Weather Forecasts January 2023

Austria is a special country. The climate can best be described as a Warm-summer humid continental climate. The standard annual temp. is 7,3°C degrees. In the winter months it is slightly colder. Take into account about -6,0 degrees Celsius. Summer can get pretty hot. About 19,2 degrees Celsius. In the widget below you will find the weather forecast for the next 7 days.

Top 15 Places to Visit in Austria

1. Salzburg

This is the essence of Austria in one city! In Salzburg you find culture, history, spas and gastronomic experiences all together, and guess what? The city is surrounded by beautiful nature as well. Heilbrunn Palace is a must visit, with its beautiful architecture, lush gardens and its grand halls and the spectacular fountain park. The old town of Salzburg is on UNESCOS world heritage list and well worth a visit. If you are here in winter don’t miss the local Christmas market, when wooden stalls fill the streets and the irresistible smell of Gluhwein accompanies the visitor when watching Austrian handicraft.

Salzburg is also the place where the most famous son of Austria; the musical genious Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born, so a visit to his old house and birth place from the 18th century is a must.

Top-3 hotels Salzburg:

  1. Hotel Sacher Salzburg
  2. Altstadthotel Weisse Taube
  3. Hotel Garni Frauenschuh

2. Innsbruck

Innsbruck is a true gem in the Austrian Alps and well worth a visit. The old town is filled with narrow streets perfect to stroll along, and whenever you peak out at the surroundings you will have the most amazing Alp view.

Take a look in the many small and unique shops, and behold the colorful old, well preserved houses. Find the famous Golden Roof, constructed for the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.

Top-3 hotels Innsbruck:

  1. The Penz Hotel
  2. Gasthof Goldener Adler
  3. Adlers Hotel

3. Zell am See

Zell am See meaning Zell by the sea is one of Austria’s most beautiful spots indeed! Situated by the grand, blue lake overlooked by the snowy mountains the town looks like a postcard. In the summer it is a place perfect for outdoor life, like hiking, biking, swimming and climbing. The are is also famous for its organic food movement, so the restaurants boost really good local Austrian food. When tired of doing sports and eating, take the cable car to the top of the Schmittenhöhe, where you can go for a very unique hike. The path is lined with sculptures, not to mention that the views are stunning.

Top-3 hotels Zell am See:

  1. Grand Hotel Zell am See
  2. Hotel Seevilla Freiberg
  3. Hotel Stadt Wien

4. St Anton am Arlberg

One of the worlds’ and definitely Austria’s most famous ski resorts boosts magic nature not only in the winter. In the summer take the cable to the top of the highest mountain peak and the views will take your breath away. You can see the mountains in all three neighboring countries from up there on a clear day. Don’t miss going to the museum of St Anton where you can learn more about alpine ski history.

Top-3 hotels St Anton am Arlberg:

  1. Hotel Grischuna
  2. Hotel Montfort – St. Anton am Arlberg (Haus Pirker)
  3. Hotel Rundeck

5. Vorarlberg

The perfect place to go for a natural SPA experience! In one of the two villages of Bezau and Lech am Arlberg you can get your fair share of relax and healthy beauty treatments! Spoil yourself at any of the spas that use only natural ingredients found in the near surrounding Austrian Alps. How about clay wrapping or facial masks with herbs from the area? And for the all-Austrian experience, treat yourself to a glass of wine on the terrace afterwards, enjoying the magnificent Alp views – Austria at its best!

Top-3 hotels Vorarlberg:

  1. Mount 74
  2. PURE Resort Schruns
  3. Panoramahotel Alpenstern

6. Vienna

The capital of Austria disappoints no one with its grandiose architecture and splendid art. The major attraction is Schönbrunn Palace from the 17th century and here you can visit the worlds oldest zoo, the marvelous palace itself and the labyrinth and the beautiful gardens. The Hundertwasserhaus is another spectacular building, and couldn’t be more different from the palace. The house is an example of innovative Austrian art, with its bright colors and the trees growing on the roof and even inside the apartments in the building. Another kind of art that you can only find in Austria is the one performed at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. The snow-white Lipizzan horses perform a magic show and have done so since the 18th century.

Top-3 hotels Vienna:

  1. Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier Wien
  2. The Levante Parliament A Design Hotel
  3. BoutiqueHOTEL Donauwalzer

7. Graz

In Graz new modern Austria meets Medieval Austria. The old town dates back to the Middle Ages, and the now most famous building; the Museum of Modern Art right by the river is as futuristic as one can wish for. In the center of town lies the Schlossnerg, palace hill, where once a majestic castle dominated the top. Nowadays only the clock tower remains. The Eggenberg castle on the other hand is very much existing still, and if you start counting windows and rooms you would be able to tell that this castle, like the Mayan pyramids in Mexico, is based on numbers from a calendar. In this case the Gregorian calendar that we use in Europe today, with 365 days, 52 weeks and 12 months.

Top-3 hotels Graz:

  1. Palais-Hotel Erzherzog Johann
  2. Schlossberghotel – Das Kunsthotel
  3. Grand Hôtel Wiesler

8. Seefeld Tyrol

This place in Austria has twice been the host of the Winter Olympic Games, and when you visit you will find out why. Seefeld is famous for cross country skiing and here you can stay in a comfortable housing, enjoying all day in the snow. In summer hiking, biking and just enjoying the beautiful surroundings with a picnic on the green meadows are just as good activities to practice here.

Top-3 hotels Seefeld Tyrol:

  1. Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol
  2. Hotel Klosterbräu & SPA – Seefeld in Tirol
  3. Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol

9. Kitzbuhel

Another of the worlds’ greatest ski resorts is found in Austria: Kitsbuhel. But except for the amazing slopes, the adrenaline pumping off-piste challenges you can experience other things here as well. Why not try snowshoe hiking for a different snowy experience? After a day with sun and snow it is time for After Ski. The party here is famous for being that of the high-end kind, so don’t miss the chance to make the most out of your stay in Austria, day and night. This is also the place to get an unforgettable trip into the gastronomic Austria at some of the many restaurants that Kitzbuhel offers.

Top-3 hotels Kitzbuhel:

  1. Hotel Kaiserhof
  2. Tiefenbrunner Hotel
  3. A-ROSA Kitzbühel

10. National park Hohe Tauern

The national park of Hohe Tauern is the oldest National park in Austria, and stretches between three different Austrian regions. Here in the park you can hike, mountain bike, climb or practice any other outdoor activity basically. However you choose to move through the park you will find yourself surrounded by stunning views, snowy mountain peaks and meadows in full bloom, crystal clear Alp lakes and all kinds of animals and different plants that you find no other place in the country.

Top-3 hotels near National park Hohe Tauern:

  1. Gradonna ****s Mountain Resort Châlets & Hotel
  2. Wander- & Wellnesshotel Gassner
  3. Landhotel Gut Sonnberghof

11. Grossglockner Alpine Road

If you visit Austria between May and October this is a must visit! In the national park of Hohe Tauern you find the most scenic route of all Austria: The Grossglockner Alpine Road. This winding road boosts tremendous views of Grossglockner, which is Austria’s highest mountain.

Top-3 hotels near Grossglockner Alpine Road:

  1. Grossglockner Alpine Road
  2. Hotel Wasserfall
  3. Wuidererhüttn

12. Hallstatt

Not only is Hallstatt one of the most picturesque villages one can imagine, it is also the most unexpected home to a few interesting things. Being an old salt producing town, Hallstatt has long lived well off that industry, going back to the baroque era. Today we cannot only see the glory of old baroque style houses all through the village, but we also have the chance to visit the subterranean salt lake. And proof of that salt has been found here for an immensely long time in history is the prehistoric man that has been preserved forever in the salt lake.

Top-3 hotels Hallstatt:

  1. Pepi‘s Apartment
  2. I da Mitt
  3. Lakeview Apartment

13. Melk Abbey

Well guarded upon a cliff above the river sits one of the world’s most famous monasteries. A place in Austria well worth a visit! This former royal palace was given to the Benedictine monks and has since served their serene purposes upon the hill. Watch its majestic baroque architecture overlook the city and the surrounding landscape.

Top-3 hotels near Melk Abbey:

  1. GOLDEN STAR – Premium Apartments
  2. Pension Babenberger
  3. Pension Weisses Lamm

14. Alpbach

For the perfect hiking vacation Alpbach is a great choice when in Austria. When you walk through the Alpbach valley you have the chance to pass not only majestic natural wonders, green hill slopes with grazing animals, hear birds singing or just experience tranquility. You can also visit small charming Medieval villages, an old mine and stay overnight in a charming rural Gasthaus. Alpbach itself is a charming village that you will not be surprised to find out has won several prizes for Austria’s most beautiful village.

Top-3 hotels Alpbach:

  1. Hotel Alphof
  2. Boutique Hotel Die Alpbacherin
  3. Der Böglerhof – pure nature resort

15. Bregenz

This Austrian city is an unimaginable wonder of beauty dating back over 2000 years, situated in the area where Germany, Switzerland and Austria meet. Its strategic position by lake Constance makes it historically important, so there is no end to what a history bum can explore here in the historic center of Bregenz. If you are in to outdoor activities you wont miss any of that here, since Bregenz is also a paradise for sports as much in summer as in winter. The mountains, valleys, the lake and surrounding forests offer unlimited possibilities, for the experienced as well as the beginner, for young as well as old. Therefore – make sure you make an unforgettable stop in Bregenz on your trip to Austria.

Top-3 hotels Bregenz:

  1. Grand Hotel Bregenz – MGallery
  2. Hotel Messmer in Bregenz
  3. Villa Raczynski