Austria: Cheap Castle Accommodations

We recently came across a guide to Castle Hotels and Mansions in Austria and bordering countries published by Historic Hotels of Europe. Castle accommodations aren’t usually Cheapo territory, which is why we were overjoyed to find multiple listings for rooms under €100/night, as well as several castles with rooms for far, far less.

The lakeside Seeschlössl Velden in Velden (Carinthia) has rooms that begin at €65, including breakfast. Herberge an der Nikolauszeche in Purbach (Burgenland) sports single rooms that begin at €66, including breakfast. We found another great value at Strasserwirt Herrenansitz zu Tirol in Strassen (East Tyrol), where room rates begin at €48 per night for three-night stays.

The conventional wisdom is that this sort of lavish accommodation is well beyond Cheapo budgets. We’re happy to discover plenty of evidence to the contrary.

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Alex Robertson Textor
About the author: Bitten by the travel bug at 11, Alex Robertson Textor has fond childhood memories of ultracheap Spanish hotels (the kind with Styrofoam shelving) and supermarket lunches scarfed on park benches. Formerly an academic, Alex has spent the last several years redirecting his professional life into full-time travel journalism and editing. He has published articles in the New York Times, Guardian Unlimited, Condé Nast Traveler, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian, among other publications.
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