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ACHAT Plaza Zum Hirschen 3.0

Salzburg, Salzburg Region, Austrian Alps

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  • Competitively priced hotel with traditional and contemporary decor 
  • Location a five-minute walk from Salzburg’s central train station
  • Simple but attractive rooms with spacious bathrooms, mini-fridges, and air-conditioning
  • Saunas, Turkish bath, and fitness room
  • Lobby bar and attached restaurant
  • Outdoor patio with central fountain
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking


  • Not easy walking distance to Salzburg’s Old Town area
  • Breakfast not included in room rates
  • Attached restaurant has limited hours
  • Patio located in the parking lot
  • Some guests find the decor dated

Bottom Line

The ACHAT Plaza Zum Hirschen Hotel is a competitively-priced, 60-room mid-range hotel with a simple but tasteful combination of traditional and modern decor -- think fresh white walls paired with classic wood furniture in both the common areas and guest rooms. Rooms are simple and clean with hardwood floors, air-conditioning, and spacious bathrooms. There’s a small bar in the lobby, and an attached restaurant serves a buffet breakfast, though this costs extra. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and there’s a sauna and fitness center on the upper floors. Those looking for more on-site dining options can try the Crowne Plaza Hotel Salzburg — The Pitter, a five-minute walk to the south. 

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A lively yet tasteful combination of traditional and contemporary decor 

Located on a busy main road in downtown Salzburg, the Zum Hirschen Hotel occupies a square, flat-roofed building that blends with the area's architecture. With pale yellow facade, white trim detailing, ground-floor window boxes, and a carpeted stairway entrance, the hotel offers a stylish welcome for guests. The interior decor is a lively but tasteful combination of traditional and contemporary elements with fresh white walls, bright modern accents, and rich wood furniture and architectural accents. The lobby is bright with inset lighting, and marbled tile floors balance well with heavier wood accents, such as a wood reception desk, doors, and wall molding. A striped chaise lounge couch sits across from the reception desk, and it's topped with bright pink and green pillows marked with the hotel’s trademark deer print. The nearby lounge and seating areas offer an eclectic mix of furniture ranging from pink armchairs to green couches. While pleasant on the whole, some guests find the decor dated. The hotel is frequented by families and couples sightseeing in Salzburg. 


A five-minute walk from Salzburg’s central station, an eight-minute drive to local tourist attractions

The Zum Hirschen Hotel is located on a busy main road in downtown Salzburg. While the street outside has a few shops and eateries, it’s not in a prominent tourist area, though it’s only a five-minute walk from Salzburg’s central station and an eight-minute walk from Mirabell Place. Guests who enjoy walking can get to many tourist attractions in 25 minutes or less on foot (eight minutes or less by car), including Mozart’s Birthplace, the popular old town historic area, the Salzburg Festival, and Hohensalzburg Fortress. Salzburg Airport is 20 minutes from the hotel via public transportation. Those arriving in Salzburg by car will find a large parking lot behind the hotel.


Simple but pleasant rooms with hardwood floors, wood furniture, spacious bathrooms, and air-conditioning

Rooms at the Zum Hirschen Hotel offer simple decor with traditional wood elements. Sleek hardwood floors, fresh white walls, chestnut-brown wood furniture (including a hefty wood wardrobe), and candelabra-style sconce lighting add to the basic but attractive look. Some guests find the decor tasteful, while others feel it's old-fashioned. Rooms range in size, with Double Rooms, Suites, and two-bedroom Family Rooms that are perfect for parents and kids. All rooms have air-conditioning, coffee and tea service, flat screen TVs (with some English channels), safes, mini-fridges with free bottled water, and free Wi-Fi. Rooms are finished with a chocolate on each pillow. Bathrooms are spacious, with pink-tinged tiled walls, hairdryers, and glass-doored showers with wall-mounted hair-and-body-wash dispensers and individual lotion toiletries. Some rooms also have bathtubs. 


Outdoor patio, attached restaurant, and lobby bar

The hotel has a charming large back patio with umbrellaed seating, manicured trees, and central fountain -- though the patio is essentially sitting in the middle of the parking lot. Rental bikes are also available from here. The hotel has a small bar in the lobby, and an attached Zum Hirschenwirt restaurant, which is not officially a part of the hotel. The restaurant features traditional Austrian decor and food, but some guests complain that it has limited hours and an unchanging menu. A breakfast buffet is also served here and offers a smorgasbord of breads, cereals, and pastries -- guests tend to find it satisfying but pricey. The upper floor contains two saunas, a Turkish bath, and a gym. 

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