Gay friendly hotels Salzburg

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Salzburg Austria (2023 Updated)

Gay Pride in Salzburg  is a peaceful march of LGBT people and their relatives and friends, which combines social and political protest with entertainment such as live concerts. A few gay friendly hotels Salzburg are available to be booked online. It takes place every year in the month of September, one of the main destination of Austria. There are more than 45 daily flights from various cities of Europe to Salzburg if you want to attend the parade.

Salzburg is an Austrian city on the border of Germany, with views of the Eastern Alps. The city is divided by the Salzach River, with medieval and baroque buildings of the pedestrian Altstadt (Old City) on its left bank, facing the 19th-century Neustadt (New City) on its right. The Altstadt birthplace of famed composer Mozart is preserved as a museum displaying his childhood instruments.


What are the top attractions to visit in Salzburg?

Salzburg enjoys a special fame in the world of music as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, reflected in attractions such as the museum in his family home, various festivals showcasing his music, and even the melodies that ring out daily on the glockenspiel.


Salzburg Day Tours



1. Hotel & Villa Auersperg 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Salzburg


Hotel & Villa Auersperg
Hotel & Villa Auersperg

Family-run for 3 generations, the small and elegant boutique Hotel & Villa Auersperg is located only a 15-minute walk from the historic center of Salzburg and features a charming garden terrace and a spa area with a roof terrace.

The individually designed non-smoking rooms range from classic to modern style. They are located in the hotel and the adjacent Villa Auersperg, a city villa from the mid-19th century. All rooms feature coffee and tea making facilities.

City maps are provided for free and bicycles can be rented at surcharge.

A hideaway in the middle of the city. Charming boutique hotel & gay friendly with extraordinary style and ambient, beautiful city garden, cozy terrace, organic breakfast, A*Bar & Lounge, rooftop terrace city SPA, Yoga & massages. Situated in the urban Andräviertel near the pedestrian zone Linzergasse. With private parking & high-class city bikes for our guests.

The hotel is so well decorated, with a perfect blend of modern architecture and old fashioned style. Anyway that was our impression. Room was spacious enough for two adults, comfy beds and nice size bathroom.

Breakfast was great! Everything felt fresh and organic. The bio-yoghurt specially is really delicious, so that is a must. Croissants were also yummy.

Location is also fine. It is around a 10 minute walk from Altstadt/Old Town and centre of Salzburg. And only 10-15 minutes walk from main central train station.

The location is good. Within easy walking distance of the main train station, Mirabellplatz, and Linzergasse in the “new” town and we were across the river in the “oldtown in less than 10 minutes. Lots of shopping, restaurants and sightseeing hotspots were close by.

The room was just as the online pictures, and spotlessly clean. The staff were super friendly, helpful and efficient. The breakfast was amazing with a huge choice to include freshly cooked eggs. The location was quiet but within easy walking distance to the old town, the garden was lovely and included bee hives which were great to watch. The rooftop terrace/sauna area was very relaxing at the end of the day. The bikes were great, we had a great day out following the hotels recommended routes.

The room and hotel is quiet, clean, and very well maintained. The breakfast, a typical European breakfast, was very good and of high quality. The hotel maintains an umbrella stand near the front door of the villa, which came in very handy during an evening rain storm. It’s about a 10 minute walk from the hotel to the old town of Salzburg.

It is a boutique hotel so there are random stairs which make transporting luggage a bit of a challenge. Parking, typically tight spaces with difficult access, was adequate with three spaces for charging Teslas (and there was one Tesla one night…)

The room was spacious and was not cluttered with excess furniture, quite different from the typical European boutique hotel room. The couch was functional; the desk and chair, less so; the night tables barely useful. There was not a chest of drawers, rather built-ins in the closet (which was spacious and functional) There was a mini-fridge stocked with beverages for purchase. The bed covers were about 1 x 2 m and the bed was made with the long side across the bed; we unmade this and changed the axis of the covers to coincide with the bed, it worked. Pillows were a bit skimpy but not something to complain about.

The bathroom had no tub but a large(1×2.5 m) shower with a glass shower door more than 1.5m wide (yay) and although this greatly reduced water on the floor the bottom of the glass was inadequately sealed and there was a wet floor nonetheless. There was a single sink and a long shelf, not a long counter, much of which was above the toilet making use of the shelf somewhat risky. The floor was heated and robes and slippers, both of which were large enough for me (185cm 95 kg) were provided. Towels were limited in number and not refreshed.

Breakfast was typical with meats, cheeses, and baked goods. Egg preparations were available on the days we were there. Juices can from boxes.

Gay friendly hotels Salzburg
Gay friendly hotels Salzburg

How much does a room costs at Hotel & Villa Auersperg?


Prices start 172$/night for Double Room.  The Double Room with Garden View is 190$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

These rooms are located in the hotel building and face the garden. They come with a flat-screen TV, a DVD player, a Tivoli music system and coffee and tea making facilities. In addition, they feature a minibar and a bathroom with a hairdryer.

Where to book online – Hotel & Villa Auersperg – Gay Friendly Hotels Salzburg – you can find the best hotels deals in Salzburg during Salzburg Easter Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Salzburg on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Eco Suite Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Salzburg


Eco Suite Hotel
Eco Suite Hotel

Opened in March 2016, the Eco Suite Hotel enjoys a quiet location next to the Salzach River, an 18-minute walk from Salzburg Main Train Station and a 25-minute walk from Mirabell Palace and Salzburg’s Old Town. Free WiFi and free private parking for cars and groups with buses are available.

The rooms feature a moveable flat-screen cable TV, a small kitchenette, a desk, a bathroom, and a separate toilet. Breakfast is available every morning.

Guests of the Eco Suite can rent bicycles and e-bikes, and a lockable bicycle storage room is available.

Since 2016, the Eco-Suite Hotel in the Mozart City Salzburg has been welcoming its guests in a modern feel-good atmosphere. The 44 hotel rooms with an average of 26 m² living space convince our guests with high-level comfort and top price-performance ratio.

The convenience of staying in a spacious hotel room direct at the river delights holidaymakers & business travellers alike. What makes the Eco-Suite Hotel your favorite hotel in Salzburg? The ecological construction of the city hotel in the north of the city provides for a positive energy balance. More energy is produced than consumed, this makes the Eco-Suite Hotel a “Climate-Alliance” enterprise, which won the award “House of the Future Plus”. The concept of sustainability enables our hotel guests to leave the smallest possible CO2 footprint.

Downtown Salzburg accommodation is quite pricey and parking is a drag. There is free parking here next to a decently priced hotel with a good breakfast, and it is just a 20 minute walk or few minute bike or bus ride to the city. Definitely keeping this one in the loop for future visits to Salzburg.

Smart design at its best ! new, clean, spacious, the cosmetics just great and the view is simply wonderful ! we loved it and we’ll definitely choose this hotel again for our vacations. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful.

his is a place to stay, if you are making Salzburg your 5 to 6 day stop in Austria. The hotel is conveniently located near the station and most of the road exits to take one out of Salzburg are very near to the hotel. One can walk to Salzburg town in 20 minutes using the road parallel to the river. This is a very clean and nice hotel with a reasonably good european breakfast.

More importantly if offers clean parking for your car, which is a huge saving. There is a posh hostel besides this hotel. The reception of the hostel also offers check in to this hotel. Eco-suite has a check-in machine and if you don’t want to use that, just go to the hostel reception in the next building.e most surprise for me was how homelike the interior of the room is.

The thought crossed my mind that I could live there 😀 anyways, the fridge and the small kitchen in the room is a great idea, I love it. Only downside that the one cutlery in the drawer was dirty, so I could not eat with it, and there was nothing there to wash them with.

The breakfast buffet had scrambled eggs, which is my favorite! But it had only one type of sweet bakery what to eat to the coffee, that one type was tasty though. I think everyone could find something they like.

Altogether I think it is a great choice to stay, I probably will return.

Gay friendly hotels Salzburg
Gay friendly hotels Salzburg

How much does a room costs at Eco Suite Hotel?


Prices start 121$/night for Small Double Room.  The Large Double Room  is 132$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This twin/double room features a balcony, kitchenette and electric kettle.

Where to book online – Eco Suite Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Salzburg – you can find the best hotels deals in Salzburg during Salzburg Easter Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Salzburg on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Radisson Blu Hotel Altstadt 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Salzburg

Radisson Blu Hotel Altstadt
Radisson Blu Hotel Altstadt

Radisson Blu Hotel Altstadt is a 5-star hotel in a historic building dating from 1377, located right in the Old Town of Salzburg and only a few steps away from all sights. It was renovated in spring 2016 and offers free WiFi in all areas.

The tastefully furnished rooms and suites are air-conditioned and offer views of the Salzach River or the Old Town.

The Radisson Blu Altstadt’s air-conditioned Symphonie restaurant offers Austrian and international dishes and views of the river and the Kapuzinerberg mountain. The breakfast buffet is served between 06:30 and 10:30.

In the centre of Salzburg; landmark building can be traced to the 14th century; near all major points of interest & shopping.

Perfect location in the city center in an old historic building. You can feel the glory of the city within the walls of this hotel.

The location is perfect for exploring the old town, the cathedral and the fortress. All staff charming, helpful and couldn’t do enough to make our stay a comfortable one.

Nice hotel modernized in an old building in the middle of Salzburg. Perfect location to walk around and explore Salzburg. Stepping out of the hotel and you are in the middle of the pedestrian area with plenty of Shops and restaurants. Breakfast was perfect and parking is very close. Overall a perfect experience in Salzburg.

There is so much old world charm in this hotel. A mix of modern amenities in a 700 year-old building. Ask the front desk to print a copy of the hotel history…it’s mind boggling and very much perceptible in the stone walls, wood-planked ceilings and maze-like corridors. You can easily imagine yourself to a different time period by walking out the front door of the hotel and onto the cobbled streets beyond. RB Altstadt is situated on a narrow street filled with shops and restaurant in both directions as far as the eye can see…and the shopping was glorious! Exploring this jewel of a city was easily done on foot from this location.

Built in 1377, they’ve done a wonderful job of preserving history, Large wooden beams throughout, wooden floors that were charmingly uneven, but modern amenities just the same. Our room looked down the cobblestone street just outside. We were just steps for Mozartplatz and all the charming shops and restaurants along the passages. We enjoyed a full day of exploring and finding our way around.

Radisson Blu Hotel Altstadt Salzburg is a classy luxury hotel in the heart of Salzburg Old Town. Backside of the hotel faces Salzburg river (Salzach), and the front side is right on Judengasse which becomes, Getreidegasse, Old Town’s main street. From this hotel, you can easily walk to all the attractions in Salzburg’s Old Town and some in the New Town as well, including Mirabell Palace, Mozart Wohnhaus, Mozarteum and Salzburger Marionettentheater.

If you arrive at this hotel by car or bus for check in, you will be arriving at it’s rear entrance facing the river. For strolling around the Old Town attractions, you will step out of the hotel’s front door leading to Judengasse. The hotel’s sign on its pink color front facade on Judengasse side was “Hotel Altstadt”. This hotel is an elegant old hotel with renovated modern interior and amenities. The hotel staff members offered courteous service, and buffet breakfast was fine.

Our room had air conditioning unit mounted on the wall near the ceiling was blowing out cold air with fan noise even when the temperature setting was raised above the cooling mark. So, we ended up turning the cooling unit off before going to bed for uninterrupted sleep. Radisson Blu Hotel Altstadt Salzburg’s elegant atmosphere and incredibly convenient location were more than enough to make up such an inconvenience.

Gay friendly hotels Salzburg
Gay friendly hotels Salzburg

How much does a room costs at Radisson Blu Hotel Altstadt?


Prices start 192$/night for Standard Double Room.  The One-Bedroom Suite is 348$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite has air conditioning.

Where to book online – Radisson Blu Hotel Altstadt – Gay Friendly Hotels Salzburg – you can find the best hotels deals in Salzburg during Salzburg Easter Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Salzburg on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.