With all the great reviews on Trip Advisor, i think we had the wrong expectations for Haus Lenz.
Firstly, we asked for a private room with private bathroon but were given a room with the bathroom across the room - still only for us, but with the owner Helga, being able to walk through the passage whenever - not my idea of a private bathroom. We then realised that there was a room upstairs (yes more stairs) with a private bathroom and asked to be moved to this room.
ALL the stairs - watch the you tube video. This place is great if you are staying in Hallstatt for a weekend trip in Europe, but as South Africans on a month long vacation in Europe, all those stairs were traumatic and really left a sour taste by the end of them.
The place is clean and decent, but it is like going to stay with friends for the weekend - all the owners things are everywhere - even the cupboards, unlike other bed and breakfasts we stayed in where the lodgers and the owners were separate. The breakfast was extremely simple.
The view is amazing, but you can walk up yourself (without luggage) and admire the view and return to the bottom. remember it will take you about 15 minutes to see the whole of Hallstatt.
We left wishing we had rather booked into the Hotels right near the ferry at the bottom.