My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights during a 2 week Europe vacation. We booked early and were able to get the private room. They only have one room that has only 2 beds in it. I realize that is not the typical hostel experience, but for couples, it was definitely worth it! Our room had the picture perfect view of all of Salzburg....and the restaurant outside was in the most perfect setting for breakfast or a late-night drink when you get back at night. The only complaint was that the restaurant had a lot of bees during the day (not really in the morning or at night), which was distracting while eating! Getting up to the hostel could be tricky, but luckily they have the elevator that you can pay a euro or two and it will whisk you right up. however, we left early in the morning before the elevator was operating, so we had to go down with our luggage...but it was actually not a big deal at all, there are stairs. And if you are thinking of going to the fortress, it is an easy walk from the hostel. Sharing the bathroom and the shower was never a big deal. There is a shower room for boys and one for girls, each with 2 shower stalls each. There was never anyone in there when we went. If you are traveling with someone else, you could both go together and lock the door even so no one else came in. For the price, only 43 euro/night, and getting the private room, it was the best deal of the trip. And how cool is it to literally stay INSIDE a fortress from the 1400s....would go back!! But only if I got the private room!