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Guesthouse Wakolbinger-Wieder

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Welcome at Guesthouse Wakolbinger-Wieder! Situated directly at the lakeside our house offers throughout the year both: silence and privacy aside of mass tourism and the possibility to reach the centre and sights of our famous historical village within a some minutes' walk. Feel at home! Our comfortable furnished apartment is spacious enough for up to 5 guests. The second floor is on your disposition (2 bedrooms, 1 living-/sleeping room, 1 fully equipped combined kitchen, bathroom/toilet, balcony). Beds, towels and homeware are prepared. For your entertainment you will find satellite TV, radio, books and information material of the area. If you bring your sports equipment you can also store it safely. Already in the morning your cosy, wooden balcony is the perfect place to enjoy our pict...Welcome at Guesthouse Wakolbinger-Wieder! Situated directly at the lakeside our house offers throughout the year both: silence and privacy aside of mass tourism and the possibility to reach the centre and sights of our famous historical village within a some minutes' walk. Feel at home! Our comfortable furnished apartment is spacious enough for up to 5 guests. The second floor is on your disposition (2 bedrooms, 1 living-/sleeping room, 1 fully equipped combined kitchen, bathroom/toilet, balcony). Beds, towels and homeware are prepared. For your entertainment you will find satellite TV, radio, books and information material of the area. If you bring your sports equipment you can also store it safely. Already in the morning your cosy, wooden balcony is the perfect place to enjoy our picturesque landscape. At nightfall you can listen to the splashing of fish and the music and sounds of night active animals. You are also welcome in our garden and the romantic sitting place at the lakeside. Jump into the lake and take a bath in the sun afterwards, smell the roses and - if you want to - take some fresh, organically grown herbs. We would be glad to welcome you in our house!
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
No parties allowed The rental is for usage of booked guests only
Bedrooms
1 Double1 Sofa1 Single
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Ruth W
Hosting since February 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 75%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Monika K
Monika K
London, United Kingdom9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Avoid !
I booked this place during our euro trip with my family .. on Easter Monday we decided that our next stop will be Hallstatt .. I start searching properties in this beautiful village and I found this property … I read first 2 reviews and I said ok let’s try as reviews been good .. I just wished I read all of the reviews ( negative once ) .. we have been travelling by car from Poland ( we had 9 hours drive ) I messaged to the lady what time approximately we will be and I explained we travelling from far … around 8 pm I received a call from the owner if we can hurry up as she is hungry and she is not gonna wait for us to check us in as she wants to eat her dinner with family . I apologised and explained it was massive traffic .. and explained we will be in 20-30 min .. the owner again in very rude Manner and not very friendly tone of her voice said hurry up ! If the property wouldn’t be prepaid I would cancel that after this conversation ! But because she charged us 320 euros per night I said fine we need to stay there.. when we arrived I was shocked … I thought I booked 80 m apartment for ourself .. but then the owner explained she live with her family downstairs , and we have a upstairs .. all rooms ( especially living room ) stink of cigarette .. the smell was that strong that all out clothes after 1 night stinks of cigarette smell . the owner said to me it was previous guests but now I see review from few years ago with the same problem. She put containers around the house with coffee inside to reduce the smell , but didn’t help .. the worst part is that we had the same main exit … going to the bathroom everyone could see you so you had to make sure after bath you changing straight in a bathroom before going to the rooms . our rooms could t closed .. you couldn’t close your rooms with a key and we felt extremely uncomfortable ! My 12 year old daughter said she is scared to sleep in her room as everyone could get there and after 2 hours she come to sleep with us as she said she is scared … Bathroom was disgusting too … shampoo and shower gel could be enough for 1 person ( well good we had our own cosmetics ) . Towels thin as paper and smells of cigarette too .. the only positive thing was that we stayed in this place just for 1 night ! I have never stayed in the worst place then this and we travel a lot … the fact the owner and her family could come upstairs any time was really uncomfortable together with her attitude . Such a shame as Hallstatt it’s a beautiful little village and this house had nice view from the balcony .. Definitely not worth the money .. for 320 euro per night I expected a bit more !
Visited April 2023
Written 13 April 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

GrandTour614550
GrandTour614550
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing
Amazing hospitality and views. Absolutely loved it. We would visit again. We visited the town and also the 5 fingers look out and it was beautiful.
Visited September 2018
Written 8 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspire478801
Inspire478801
Thanks for your review, a pleasure having had you!!!!
Written 11 October 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LAExplorer69
LAExplorer69
41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
One night stay is not enough!
I stayed at this location for only 1 night, so did not get to fully appreciate all the amenities this place offered, such as the garden area. It was also raining the day we arrived. Directions were spot on: Pull to the side of the road before you reach the tunnel. Then be careful crossing the road to go into, and past, the parking gate arm. We were provided passes to get in and drop off our things, but as there was no parking, thus we had to park outside of the parking gate, luckily for us there was 1 of the 2 spots left near the bus stop. Ideally I would recommend to travel light and not use the auto passes as it's very narrow and hard to get out of once you go past the gate/arm. If you can see the tunnel just park on the rock side and walk to the home not very far. As stated in some of the other reviews there is a shared entrance as you only get the top floor of the home. The space is adorable, yes the beds are on the smaller side but I found that to be true in most of my travels throughout Europe, still it accommodated our family of 5 perfectly ( 3 adults, 2 children) in the 3 bedrooms. 2 double beds, and 1 twin bed. The kitchen was well equipped. We had coffee in the morning on the balcony...lovely views. The center is about 5-7 minutes away walking. Ruth was very welcoming at check in, While I loved the location and views, the mattresses were not the most comfortable I've slept on...they squeaked all night and was hard to fall asleep. Also as most old wood homes...it creaks with every step. I felt a little bad for the people below us, and felt a little uncomfortable, but I'm sure they must be used to it by now and they might not even notice it anymore. Maybe new bed frames and mattresses would be great! Either way I would stay here again in a heartbeat. I loved it, it had what we needed and more. I'm very happy Ruth had a 1 night availability and she was willing to accommodate me, I got to see the town of my dreams, and it did not disappoint, even with the clouds and rain, it's still magical. I would definitely recommend this guesthouse, even with the creaky floors and beds.
Visited June 2018
Written 1 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Katherine T
Katherine T
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Welcoming & Charming
This house is so charming and was perfect for my family of 5. The location was perfect to the sites we wanted to see. The host, Ruth, was lovely and welcomed us into her home. I only wished we could stay longer. Will definitely be back and would love to come back in the summer time.
Visited March 2018
Written 2 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspire478801
Inspire478801
Thanks Katherine, it is a pleasure having met you and your family! Till next time;-) Ruth
Written 5 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ImmerWandern
ImmerWandern
Palos Park, IL534 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great stay. Amazing views. Responsive owner
I needed a unit that could accommodate 5 persons, including my elderly parents that was a short distance away from the center of Hallstatt, and Ruth W’s house fit these requirements “to a T” Not that my parents were infirm by any means but they tend to tire easily so an 8-10 minute walk (depending on stops to take pictures) was just right. Booking through TA went through fairly smoothly. Subsequent email communications with Ruth were likewise straightforward and prompt. Our family stayed in Vienna for a few days before driving out to Hallstatt and I was pleasantly surprised to receive a call from Ruth inquiring as to our wellbeing and updating us as to the arrangements for the rental. One such arrangement was the use of vehicle entry passes; electrical gates at north and south ends of town limit entry to locals. Hallstatt is tiny with one narrow road parallel to the lake. A tunnel diverts traffic around town. Official parking lots are found north and south of the tunnel, those south of town were about 15 minutes brisk walk from the rental. Needless to say street parking is at a premium and while there was a short strip of parking spots just north of the rental only 2 were unassigned to locals and theoretically available to visitors. We had to park just outside the north gate, get the passes and then scan ourselves into town. Firstly, while we were able to enter the house there were no passes. A call to Ruth had her housekeeper deliver the said passes. Once last the gate we found that no parking was available. I unloaded family and luggage and drove on to the parking lots south of town - P1 or P2, I no longer remember which - where multi-day discounted parking was available for visitors staying in Hallstatt. The “visitor parking” was never available during our 3-night stay. The parking problem was the only hiccup during our visit. The beds were comfy and I think we all slept well. The building is rustic, the wood floors creak in certain spots and the bathroom is small (and patience is required with 5 people) but this was a family home and never meant to be a high-end contemporary accommodation. The kitchen was of a decent size by European apartment standards and we all easily sat the dining table for breakfast (if not having “Frühstuck” at Konditorei Meislinger. The best feature was the wooden balcony looking out on the lake, Hallstattersee. I would watch the sunrise each morning. One night the skies were so clear that even the glow of lights from nearby Obertraun could mask the multitude of stars. My siblings and I enjoyed the local brew (Hallstatter Bier, of course) out on the balcony. We never did make it down to the garden. The house is on a slope below street level; the roof is at eye level from the street. A short steep staircase leads down to the entryway; a handrail might be helpful especially during winter when I could see the steps getting slippery with snow or ice. Overall our family had a very good stay here, and we would recommend this unit anyone looking to rent a place to stay in Hallstatt
Visited September 2017
Written 11 January 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspire478801
Inspire478801
Thanks for your great, detailed review and your realistic view! For all those wanting to stay with us during wintertime: There is a handrail on the 5-steps staircase down to the entry of the house - it is on the left side;-)
Written 12 January 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Erick P
Erick P
Mataram, Indonesia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wakolbinger-Wieder = Superbbbbb
Hallstatt is a highlist of our trips and staying in Wakolbinger made it perfect. The View (on our picture), The Rooms, The Balcony, The History of the House, The Backyard .. Especially to the Owner, Ruth. Ruth is a very special nice Austrian Lady (we gonna miss ya) very details in giving information, direction, everything you need .. thats what we experienced about Wakolbinger .. Superrrrbbbbbbbb
Visited September 2017
Written 27 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspire478801
Inspire478801
Thanks Erick - miss you all too;-)
Written 29 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

tuscany1943
tuscany1943
Jupiter, FL373 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Not a true description, caveat emptor!
This will be a lengthy review, and meant to assist trip advisor readers. We read the reviews and were certainly impressed. We arrived on a cold rainy night, were met by the somewhat elderly lady of the house, she was pleasant and welcomed us. We were shown the house and that queasy feeling set in, like this is not what I want. The location is excellent and the view like a postcard, ok that's the good stuff. Ruth asked us to sign the obligatory Austrian paperwork for our two night stay and gave us the several page list of rules, lights off, recycle, etc. More rules than I care to worry about while on vacation. I noticed a strong smell of smoke and asked about it, yep! It is a smokers house, boy, do I wish I checked that. Another problem is that there is a common entrance, and the bathroom door is adjacent to the front door, so, if you decide to take a shower, better get dressed before leaving the bathroom. We were surprised by the teen son of the owner walking in , since we thought they had a separate entrance. The bathroom is very small, there were two paper thin bath towels, no soap ( there was shampoo) and a very high tub to step into. We dried our two towels on the radiator every night. The bed was the worst part of the trip, rock hard, and pillows that have seen better days. The surroundings and decor are like a very cheap motel (with a view) There was nothing in the kitchen but things like sugar, tea, I would gladly pay extra for a welcoming bread basket, tea cookies , but here, nothing. I guess the days of baking for guests are over, as one review mentioned. So we headed out in the rain before the grocery store in town closed at six. Also be aware that there is a 100 euro cleaning fee, that applies if you are there 2 nights or two weeks. Since we only slept there we paid ( we knew about this and tried to negotiate , to no avail) 100 euros to have the sheets washed. Please be aware that sleeps five is not accurate, there is a double twin bed, the hard one, and a very very small room with a very small bed, so that's three. There is a couch and I guess that's where the five comes in, but if the bed is that bad , good luck with the couch. I have stayed in Band Bs and guest houses all over the world, this was the worst.
Visited September 2017
Written 16 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspire478801
Inspire478801
'There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.' Leonhard Cohen
Written 21 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Seaidol
Seaidol
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wish we could've stayed two weeks!
So thankful we were able to find this apartment for 3 day stay. It sits directly on the water, unreal views, spotlessly clean, well stocked kitchen, comfortable bed, easy to communicate with owner, Ruth. Wish we could make this an annual vacation stay. LOVED IT!
Visited June 2017
Written 20 June 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspire478801
Inspire478801
Would be fun having you again! All the best for you!
Written 21 June 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ArijitChoudhury
ArijitChoudhury
Mumbai, India64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely Stunning
This has been one of the most beautiful stays for us in entire Austria. The location of the house is out of the world. Facing the lake, you could take a dip if you wish to. Sitting in the balcony watching Stephanie make rounds and trains passing by the other side of the mountain is a view worth staying here. Hallstatt being a small town, you could walk to everything from this place. Since this was the last leg of our 2 weeks in Austria, we had heavy luggage and lugging it from the boat port to the apartment was a challenge as there is a slight incline and one may find it challenging, but once you reach the place, all your pains will be gone. We loved Hallstatt and this apartment so much that we will definitely return here when we do our Germany Holiday. Connections from Munich to Salzburg and then to Hallstatt is fairly good and quick. So it is definitely in our repeat bucket list. Ruth was a very good owner. Was very helpful in the booking process and communication all through from the time we booked to our stay.
Visited June 2017
Written 19 June 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspire478801
Inspire478801
Thanks Arijit - I'm looking forward hosting you and your great family again;-)
Written 21 June 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lifegoesfast
Lifegoesfast
Berne, IN3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome location. Stay here if you have a chance to
The location is perfect. Just at edge of town away from the day crowds. View from balcony is epic. Ruth was great host and very helpful. Can park your auto very close to house.
Visited June 2017
Written 8 June 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Kitchen and dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Entertainment
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Location features
  • Waterfront location

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Map
Getting there
Vienna Intl Airport
226.3 km

W. A. Mozart Airport
54.5 km
Restaurants
Restaurant Im Seehotel Gruner Baum
5 min

Gasthof Zauner
5 min

Gasthof Simony Restaurant am See
5 min

Heritage.Hotel Hallstatt
4 min
Attractions
Central Square Marktplatz
5 minPoints of Interest & Landmarks

Old Town
5 minHistoric Walking Areas

Hallstatt Ossuary
5 minCemeteries

Parish of the Assumption
4 minChurches & Cathedrals
About the neighbourhood
Our house is located very quiet directly at the lakeside within the traffic restricted area of our small village. The historical centre with sights like the marvellous market place, the famous catholic church surrounded by the grave yard, the bone house or the museum you reach easily by foot, they are only 300 to 500 meters away. If you enjoy your walk a bit further you arrive at the cable car up to the salt mine, it will not take you longer than 10 minutes. Travelling by train/ferry: The walking distance to the ferry station is about 300 meters, next bus station: less than 100 meters. Travelling by car: Parking for guest staying overnight is on parkdeck P1 - the fee includes shuttleservice at arrival and departure
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Next airports: Salzburg, Linz, Munich, Vienna Public transport: - Train/ferry: Hallstatt station is on the opposite side of the lake, ferry leaves some minutes after a trains' arrival. Ferry station 'Hallstatt Markt' is about 300 meters from my house. - Bus: next bus station 'Hallstatt Roemische' 100 meters - Shuttle bus: pick-up/drop-off point about 800 meters from my house,ask the driver to drop you off at the bus station 'Hallstatt Roemische' - Taxi: available Car: Public parking available Please note: There is a traffic restricted area
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Cleaning fee (incl. 10% VAT) is added once per stay Visitor's tax (Euro 3,00 per guest/night) is included the rate!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Guesthouse Wakolbinger-Wieder

Guesthouse Wakolbinger-Wieder is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

Guesthouse Wakolbinger-Wieder has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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