Where to stay in Innsbruck in Austria? The charming city between the Australian mountains has amazing hotels, stunning luxury stays and historic boutique hotels. There are actually so many great options it can be overwhelming to choose the right place to stay in Innsbruck. The historic old town of Innsbruck and the nearby neighborhoods are packed with beautiful places to stay. This blog will help you find the perfect hotel for your visit to Innsbruck. What are the best places to stay in Innsbruck? And which hotels are recommended there?
- Iconic luxury hotel in Innsbruck: Hotel Goldener Adler
- Best hostel in Innsbruck: Montagu Hostel
- Nicest budget accommodation in Innsbruck: Hotel Ibis Innsbruck
- Best apart-hotel in Innsbruck: Blackhome Innsbruck
- Best family accommodation in Innsbruck: Faktorei
Where to stay in Innsbruck
If you are looking for a place to stay in Innsbruck, your first choice should be the Innenstadt (Altstadt). It’s the historic center of Innsbruck and the area with most of the sights. It is a beautiful part of Innsbruck with charming streets and historic buildings with always the snow-capped peaks of the Alps in the background. But a hotel in Innsbruck in the old town can also be quite pricey, just as everything in Austria is expensive. So if you are looking for a more budget-friendly place to stay, consider one of the nice neighborhoods right next to the Innenstadt. You’ll get to stay in an affordable hotel, but within walking distance of all the best things to do in Innsbruck.
The best neighbourhoods of Innsbruck:
- The historical Innenstadt for the old town with most of the sights.
- The quiet residential area Höttting across the river and within walking distance to the Innenstadt.
- The central Wilten south of the Innenstadt at the train station.
- The upcoming and increasingly popular Pradl east of the old center.
The 10 best places to stay in Innsbruck
Where to stay in the Innenstadt
The old historic center of Innsbruck is the Innenstadt. It is known for its charming streets with monumental buildings and majestic palaces. Must-see attractions include the Imperial Palace, the Hofburg, the Hofkirche, the Golden Roof and the Stadtturm. If you want to stay close to these sights of Innsbruck, you should look for a place to stay in the Innenstadt.
#1 Hotel Goldener Adler
The most beautiful hotel in Innsbruck is Best Western Hotel Goldener Adler. In a beautiful building around the corner from the famous Goldenes Dachl, the hotel itself is one of the historic sights of Innsbruck. It is the oldest hotel in the city with a history dating back to 1390. In the past, Goldener Adler has hosted many important historical figures such as emperors, archdukes and the poet Goethe.
Goldener Adler still offers guests a wonderful stay. The facade is still as authentic, the rooms and suites have been refurbished since 1390. The comfortable hotel rooms have soft box-spring beds, modern bathrooms and a stylish design. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Goldener Adler also has a well-known restaurant, where you are welcome as a hotel guest and non-hotel guest to try the local Tyrolean dishes.
#2 Altstadthotel Weisses Kreuz
With a location in the heart of the pedestrian zone of the old town, all sights are close to Altstadthotel Weißes Kreuz. The Golden Roof is just around the corner, 100 meters from the hotel and the Imperial Hofburg is 200 meters away.
The Altstadthotel Weißes Kreuz is located in one of the beautiful historic buildings of the Innenstadt. The building dates back to 1465 and even then it was already a hotel. Mozart is said to have stayed here in 1769 and is one of the many famous guests who have preceded you here. The historic reopened in 2020 with a brand new and luxurious design. Since the renovation, the rooms have a luxurious and cozy design with dark colours, beamed ceilings, comfortable box springs and modern bathrooms.
#3 Stage 12
If you prefer a slightly less historic and more modern and stylish hotel in Innsbruck, then consider booking your stay at Stage 12. This modern hotel from 2017 is located around the corner from the Rathaus and the main square.
The stylish city hotel offers its guests a spa area with a sauna and steam bath, a fitness centre, a terrace and a cocktail bar. There is free wifi throughout the hotel. The rooms and suites often have beautiful mountain views, are all air-conditioned and have a private modern bathroom.
#4 Hotel Ibis Innsbruck
With a location right next to the train station and a 5-minute walk from Innsbruck’s attractions, the Ibis Innsbruck is a perfect choice for those visiting the city by train. The room prices of the hotel are a bit lower than most hotels in the Innenstadt, so also expect a bit less luxury and design. The rooms are fairly simple, but modern and brightly furnished with everything you could need. All rooms have air conditioning, a private bathroom and comfortable box springs.
#5 Weisses Rossl
Weisses Rössl is located in a historic building in the old town, a 1-minute walk from the Goldenes Dachl. With a location in the quiet pedestrian zone, you can easily walk to Innsbruck Cathedral and the shopping streets. Even though the hotel is located in a pedestrian zone, there is a parking facility. Guests of the hotel can park their car at a discounted rate in the nearby Altstadtgarage.
The city hotel offers spacious rooms, a bar and a restaurant. The historic restaurant has been serving traditional Tyrolean specialities and seasonal dishes for 600 years.
#6 Hotel Zach
Hotel Zach is located on the edge of the Innenstadt and therefore close to the train station, which is a convenient location for train travelers. There is a private parking garage 3 minutes’ walk from the hotel and you have the option to unload your luggage from your car in the driveway in front of the main entrance.
The hotel is located in a historic building in the old town of Innsbruck. It was completely renovated in 2016 to meet all modern requirements for comfort and design. The rooms are decorated with light colours, wooden furniture and comfortable box springs. Many rooms have beautiful skylights overlooking the old town. The hotel has an extensive breakfast buffet and a lovely courtyard with a sitting area.
Where to stay in Hötting
The quiet residential area of Hötting is located at the foot of the mountains, within walking distance of the historic center of Innsbruck. The Innenstadt borders directly on Hötting, only separated by a river. A worthwhile attraction in Hötting is the Innsbruck Botanic Garden, which you can visit for free. When booking a stay in this area, you get a quiet and more budget-friendly neighborhood, while the bustling old town is only a few minutes away.
#7 Montagu Hostel
If you cross the Innbrücke from the old town to Hötting you will arrive at Montagu Hostel. This central location combines the affordability of Hösting with the proximity of the sights of the old town. The Golden Roof is only 300 meters away.
The hostel offers modern furnished dormitories with screened sleeping cabins for privacy. There are also private rooms with a shared bathroom available. Montagu Hostel has an on-site bar, a terrace with views of the Alps, a restaurant, a shared kitchen and a shared lounge.
Faktorei is one of our favorite places to stay in Innsbruck. The hotel is only 300 meters from the Golden Roof and other popular sights are also within walking distance. Despite its central location, you will find Faktorei in the quiet residential area of Hötting, where there is enough space for a private garden.
The rooms of Faktorei are beautifully decorated with light colours, beamed ceilings, modern design, soft box springs and designer lamps. All rooms have a private bathroom and some also have a seating area. Family rooms are available. Partly because of its quiet location, Faktorei is one of the best places to sleep for families in Innsbruck.
Breakfast with fresh and local ingredients is included in the price. Guests can make use of a bar and private parking.
Where to stay in Wilten
The Wilten district is located south of the Innenstadt and is a convenient base for those traveling by train. The neighbourhood has one of the largest train stations in Innsbruck. The sights of the Innenstadt are within walking distance. The district offers a number of small museums like the Grassmayr Glockenmuseum and on the north side is the iconic Triumphpforte as the entrance to the Innenstadt.
#9 Nala Individuellhotel
The Nala Individuellhotel is located just south of the old town of Innsbruck, only 800 meters from the Golden Roof. Maria-Theresien-Straße, the city’s main shopping street, is just a 2-minute walk from the hotel. In 10 minutes you are at the central train station.
The hotel’s beautiful roof terrace overlooks the surrounding mountains. Together with the lush green garden, the roof terrace is one of the main reasons for choosing Nala. It is perfectly close to the old town, but after exploring all the highlights of Innsbruck you can quietly relax in one of the outdoor areas of your hotel. Nala also has its own Italian restaurant and a small fitness center.
The rooms are modern and stylishly furnished. Some have a view of the beautiful mountains around Innsbruck. It is worth taking a look at the types of rooms, because there is quite a bit of choice. There is a garden apartment with its own kitchen and the Climb-Up Room, Cinema Room and Nightingale Room have a very special design.
Where to stay in Pradl
Pradl is a quiet residential area east of the Innenstadt. Here you will find Innsbruck’s lowbudget accommodations and you’ll get to stay in a quieter and more local part of the city. The neighborhood used to be nothing more than a boring residential area, but Pradl is getting more popular, offering more and more restaurants and coffee bars.
#11 Leipziger Hof Innsbruck
The Leipziger Hof is a traditional, family-run hotel. It is right next to the Rapoldi City Park, and the historic Innenstadt is a 15-minute walk away. The hotel has a total of 50 rooms and family suites. They all have a modern design with wooden floors and lovely furnishings.
On the top floor, the hotel has a relaxation area with a sauna, steam bath and infrared loungers. You also have a beautiful panoramic view from there. The hotel has its own à la carte restaurant, which also hosts regular casino evenings. In the morning, the Leipziger Hof serves a decent breakfast buffet.
#12 Aparthotel Blackhome Innsbruck
Blackhome Innsbruck is a 20-minute walk from the Old Town. Blackhome is an aparthotel with spacious and stylish apartments with their own kitchen, bathroom and balcony. The kitchens are fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, fridge, kettle and coffee machine. If you travel on a tight budget, you can easily save money by cooking your meals yourself. The aparthotel has private parking, a shared lounge area and a lovely garden.