Hostels Austria and Switzerland: The Only Comprehensive, Unofficial, Opinionated Guide

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Here is the unbiased lowdown on 182 hostels in Austria and Switzerland. Whether you're looking to party or looking for a clean, quiet, affordable place to crash, this guide will get you exactly where you want to go. The authors tell it like it is with their at-a-glance rating system and candid descriptions. Entries include their opinions on cleanliness, hospitality, party potential, what to see and do in the area, suitability for families, skiers, romantic couples, and others and favorite hostels. They'll also ...

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Overview

Here is the unbiased lowdown on 182 hostels in Austria and Switzerland. Whether you're looking to party or looking for a clean, quiet, affordable place to crash, this guide will get you exactly where you want to go. The authors tell it like it is with their at-a-glance rating system and candid descriptions. Entries include their opinions on cleanliness, hospitality, party potential, what to see and do in the area, suitability for families, skiers, romantic couples, and others and favorite hostels. They'll also tell you how to get there using your own feet or wheels as well as public transportation. (4 3/4 x 8 1/2, 288 pages, maps, b&w photos, icons)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762721832
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Series: Hostels Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Karr is an award-winning writer from Athens, Georgia, whose contributions have appeared in Sports Illustrated, Sierra, and other publications. He has twice been named artist-in-residence by the National Parks Service.

Martha Coombs is a translator, writer, and photographer who works in North America and abroad. Her hometown is Portland, Maine.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
How to Use this Book 1
A Short History of Hostelling 10
How to Hostel 15
Transportation 21
Phones 29
Money 31
Speaking French, German, and Italian 33
Other Resources 37
The Hostels 41
Vienna 43
Eastern Austria
Admont 59
Annaberg 60
Bad Grosspertholz 61
Drosendorf 62
Freistadt 63
Graz 64
Grundlsee 66
Judenburg 67
Klosterneuburg 68
Krems an der Donau 69
Lackenhof am Otscher 70
Maria Lankowitz 71
Melk an der Donau 72
Murau 74
Neuberg an der Murz 75
Neu-Nagelberg 76
Neusiedl am See 77
Oberndorf an der Melk 78
Pernitz 79
Rechnitz 80
Rust 80
St. Sebastian 81
Schladming 82
Ternitz 83
Ulmerfeld-Hausmening 84
Wiener Neustadt 85
Salzburg and Central Austria
Aigen im Muhlkreis 87
Bad Aussee 88
Bad Gastein 89
Bad Ischl 91
Bad Kreuzen 92
Bad Leonfelden 92
Braunau am Inn 93
Bruck an der Mur 94
Ebensee 95
Faak am See 97
Finstergrun 97
Grunau im Almtal 98
Hallein 99
Hallstatt 100
Heiligenblut 101
Hinterstoder 103
Kaprun 104
Klagenfurt 105
Linz 107
Mondsee 109
Neustift im Muhlkreis 111
Obertraun 111
St. Gilgen 113
St. Martin am Tennengebirge 114
St. Michael im Lungau 115
Salzburg 116
Spital am Pyhrn 125
Spittal an der Drau 125
Steyr 128
Villach 128
Weissenbach 129
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