The Gastein valley lies an hour south of Salzburg in the heart of the majestic Austrian Alps. These mountains are what make the spa town of Bad Gastein such a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, whether you like throwing yourself down them in winter, jumping off them with a bit of cloth attached to your back (all year round) or conquering them on foot or by pedal power during the summer months.
Along with the mountains, the town is famous for its healing thermal waters which attracted nobility from all over Europe in years gone by, in turn bringing a wealth which can still be seen in the elegance of the Belle-Epoque architecture.
The fantastic thermal baths are located right next to the Euro Youth Hotel and all guests enjoy a discount there, with an especially generous discount for guests in dorm. Bad Gastein offers the perfect mix of extreme activities and extreme relax and recuperation.
Euro Youth Hotel Bad Gastein has an unbeatable location at the bottom of some of the best ski slopes in Austria. It's easy to see why it's Bad Gastein's Famous Hostel!
What to see in Bad Gastein
Nestled in Austria's Salzburg hills, Bad Gastein truly captures the essence of an Austrian spa town. Blessed with an awesome view of the Hohe Tauern National Park, Bad Gastein offers travelers a wide range of activities. When figuring out what to see in Bad Gastein, you have to make sure you try attractions connected with its mountainside locale, historic buildings, and ski trails. If you are looking for a great place for spa treatments and water therapy, put Bad Gastein on your list of travel spots to visit.