HERE IS THE THING ABOUT FINDING ACCOMODATION IN ZILLERTAL...
moving into a new place is always complicated. You need to understand it won’t be easy at times. You might feel homesick, but it will end up being rewarding and worth your money, effort and time. A seasoner life is a whole different world to the kind of city life you might be used to. Be open, humble and friendly and everything will be smooth and easy. (You can have a look at HOW TO FIND A JOB IN ZILLERTAL)
Here is what we will be talking about if you are interested keep reading:
Arriving to Zillertal
Accommodation in Zillertal
Our tips to make it work
We won’t lie to you like others would: finding accommodation in the Zillertal valley is not the easiest. But hey, it’s also not impossible! So a big tip here is: book a flight and a hostel early before the season starts, and go in person to look for your season apartment in Zillertal. Austrians will appreciate it and you will find a place a lot earlier than doing it behind your computer.
ARRIVING TO ZILLERTAL
If you are coming by car, no problem, your GPS will drive you safe and straight to the right place. There won’t be tricky roads. Just be aware that at night, Austrian roads might get a bit dark.
Your adventure has just started. If you land in Innsbruck, you will only have to go to the main train station (Check their website). You can take a bus from the airport to Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof (train station). From Innsbruck to Mayrhofen by train, it will take you about 1.30 h. Your route is this one: Innsbruck – Jenbach – Mayrhofen. In Jenbach you’ll take the Zillertalbahn, destination Mayrhofen (1 hour). It is an old-school train. If you like train rides, you’ll enjoy this one, for sure. The valley is pretty astonishing.
If you land in Munich, you can take a Flixbus for around € 19 that will leave you already in Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof.
The lazy option is to take a transfer from the airport (from Munich to Innsbruck or straight to Mayrhofen). This is also for those who think a carry on backpack plus a big snowboard bag is not enough to make it through the whole season. There is a fairly cheap transfer (around € 55) you can take from Munich airport with the company Four Seasons. You’ll only pay for your seat instead of the whole cab, so maybe you can meet some new people already at this point!
WHAT TYPES OF ACCOMMODATION CAN I FIND?TYPES OF ACCOMMODATION IN ZILLERTAL
HE CAMPING PLACE
If you own a caravan or a van this is a great option to save money. And yes, on a cold day you could miss a good fireplace but the whole camping experience sounds pretty appealing, doesn’t it? You can also rent a bungalow so you don’t need to walk on flip flops on cold snowy days. If you are a camping expert we won’t need to tell you that taking a pee means walking in the snow. But, if you are lucky and have some cool neighbours, it can be a great experience.
THE FAKE LONG TERM
Did we mention that Finding accommodation in Zillertal can be challenging? This type of apartment might be tricky. It is normally a separate bed in the landlord’s own apartment. It is a decent option only if you get to know your landlord and you both get along.
They might want to rip you off by asking you for money when you bring friends over. DON’T PAY IT. There is no law for that. It’s just a trick to get you to pay extra. If you are a smoker and you dare to do so in your room, you might have your dear neighbour knocking on your door to complain about the smell.
Summing up: good option if you get along with the landlord.
THE BEST WAY TO FIND ACCOMODATION IN ZILLERTAL
OUR STRONG RECOMMENDATION
We know it’s really easy to make a search on the Internet but you won’t get answers that fast. And you might be lucky enough to get your accommodation sorted through the Facebook Seasoners Page. That’d be ideal, but not everybody gets it that easily.
In case you’re not one of the lucky bastards that get all magically sorted by contacting the right person on the Internet, don’t be scared: book your flight, go there, walk around and negotiate in person.
By this point you’ve got that message, but we needed to say it once more. This way you’ll avoid any possible inconvenience or scam. You’ll meet a lot of people in the same situation you’re in. And who knows… Maybe you’ll find your next roomie already at the hostel you’re staying, or even a job that offers you accommodation.
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