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.
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!
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.
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!