The most centrally located hotel in Salzburg – Hotel Stadtkrug

Imagine living in an Austrian house that dates back to the 14th century, long before Mozart was even born. Looking for a place to call home in Salzburg, we came across this charming family-run hotel. Not only is Alstadt Hotel Stadtkrug one of the most characteristic hotels we’ve stayed at, but also the most convenient Salzburg hotel.

1353 marks the year this historic building was first documented on paper. It was originally a brewery in 1492, which later became a bakery before turning into a restaurant towards the beginning of the 20th century. The Lucian family took ownership of the building in 1987 and transformed it into what we know today as Altstadt Hotel Stadtkrug.

The most convenient Salzburg hotel – Hotel Stadtkrug

Location and Space

Situated on the picturesque corridor of Linzer Gasse, Hotel Stadtkrug is steps away from the Salzach River and a stone’s throw from Mount Kapuzinerberg. Everything is within a 20-minute walk, making it the most convenient Salzburg hotel. You can reach HBF (main bus and train terminal) in 18 minutes, Mirabelle Gardens in 6 minutes, Mozart’s Birthplace in 5, Monchsberg elevator in 16, University Square in 7, and the furnicular to the fortress in 12.

Feel immersed in the Middle Ages with warm palettes, stone floors, arches and alcoves.  There’s even a rooftop patio on the fourth floor! The first and second floors carry the most charm and are kept in their original state. There is no central air conditioning because the building is protected by the City. Installing new windows or making breaking down any walls is prohibited by law!

The family also owns a ranch north of the Flachgau county. Proudly on display in the lobby is the mounted head of the owners’ first highland cattle. You can even see their grass-fed cattle roam freely on the Juhu Ranch through a webcam.

READ MORE: Exploring the City of Mozart with the Salzburg Card

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There are 7 bedroom styles: single rooms, 4 types of double rooms, and 2 types of suites. Each comes with a flat-screen TV, sitting area, and a modern bathroom. The famous Mozartkugel (chocolate pistachio balls) awaits you every day!

Note: 4- and 6-bed fully equipped rooms are also available for large groups.

Our comfort double room was extremely clean with lots of natural sunlight. Similar to many European hotels, the mattresses are separate- which means no fighting for blankets or bed space!

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Staff & Service

You know you’re in good hands at family-run hotels, and Stadtkrug was no exception! Three generations of the Lucian family live in the same building. Jessica and Dominik, daughter-in-law and son of the owners, welcomed us with open arms. That homey feeling is hard to come by when you’re on the road and we were glad to have found it here.

Other staff were friendly and helpful, especially Mohammad who always has a warm smile on his face. We learned much about the history of Hotel Stadtkrug from Günter, the General Manager and family friend of the Lucians. We felt a little sad to say goodbye to these guys!


Enjoy a variety of cheeses, cured meats, fresh pastries, and our favourite- smoked salmon, at the breakfast buffet! Hot dishes are made to order and are included in your nightly rate.

The roof garden is the perfect place to chill over a glass (or two!) of wine along with some snacks. Don’t forget to make a dinner reservation at the restaurant, where only premium local ingredients are used. Try the beef! They use only certified organic cattle from their own ranch.

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Other Tips & Info about the most convenient Salzburg hotel- Stadtkrug:

  • Rates start at $150CAD+ for single rooms, $230CAD+ for double rooms, and $280CAD+ for suites.
  • Breakfast is served between 7-11am.
  • Non-guests can also enjoy the breakfast buffet for 16€.
  • WiFi is available free of charge.
  • Shuttle service from the train station or airport can be arranged for a fee.
  • For more information and current rates, visit their official website and Facebook page.

Disclaimer: AS and I were invited guests at Alstadt Hotel Stadtkrug. All experiences and opinions are honest and our own- we wouldn’t recommend something if we didn’t love it ourselves!

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  1. July 14, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    It’s stunning! I would definitely stay here. Thanks for the recovery!

  2. July 14, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    What a cute hotel! This looks perfect – centrally located, historical building, and very comfortable. I look forward to being in Salzburg again, and it’s a great recommendation, Ivy — thank you!

  3. July 15, 2017 / 2:41 am

    The city of Mozart seems right up my alley! And that chocolate pistachio is adorable, it’s all about the little touches. So glad you had a great visit!

  4. July 15, 2017 / 5:22 am

    The breakfast buffet looks so good. I love having a high quality bread, soft cheese and, maybe a little lox. Salzburg seems like a beautiful city to just breath in and feel the history flow into your body.

  5. July 15, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    I love the look of this hotel! Such a cool historic building, and looks like it’s been beautifully restored. Also love that it’s conveniently located close to everything – that’s important to me when I pick a hotel.

  6. July 16, 2017 / 7:09 am

    Such a charming hotel! You can’t really go wrong with a family run hotel, especially one with a central location. The breakfast buffet is a treat!

  7. July 16, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    This hotel is so beautiful! Family run hotels always amazes me with so much care and pride they have for their property. Oh the breakfast spreads looked sumptuous and healthy too!

  8. Julianne
    July 17, 2017 / 12:54 am

    I love that this hotel was originally a brewery. Sounds like my kind of place 🙂 The hotel is beautiful, and the breakfast buffet sounds delicious (I’m also a big fan of smoked salmon). Glad to hear you had a great time. Would definitely consider staying here!

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