The Best Hostels in Avignon, France
Avignon is the Provence region's largest, most culturally rich city, home to no fewer than five UNESCO world heritage sites, including such stunning works of architecture as the Palais des Papes and the Pont Saint-Benezet. Historically, then, it is one of the most diverse and popular destinations in the whole of France, with much of its architecture dating back to its history as the papal seat during the early 14th Century. It is also one of the country's best-kept culinary secrets, with Michelin-starred chefs and family-run restaurants equally at home here. Travelers have the option to stay either right in the midst of the historic town, or further out, experiencing its fabulous views. Below are some of Avignon's most popular hostels.
Pont d'Avignon, France
Social and in a great central location
Dorm Bed: $23.00
Pop Hostel is one of Avignon's best. It has garnered excellent reviews thanks to its friendly staff and its central location, right on Rue de la Republique, one of the city's main streets. Indeed, the hostel is situated just 400 meters away from the Palais des Papes and a 5-minute walk from the TGV train station.
Here, you have two room options: a private room (available both for couples and groups of up to five people) or a more sociable dorm, making the hostel perfect for single travelers, groups of friends and even families. Irrespective of your chosen room, you have access to an excellent bar, well-stocked with local wines and good deals to be had at happy hour, where you have a fabulous opportunity to meet new people.
17 rue de la République ,
A fun atmosphere just a bit outside of town
Dorm Bed: $14.21
This hostel is perfect for late travelers, with check-ins accepted until late. Situated against the backdrop of a green campsite, just a 15-minute walk from the center of Avignon, it offers panoramic views of the Rhone, with the Palais des Papes and the Pont d'Avignon visible. The campsite location gives way to a social setting, with a club close by allowing guests to party the night away!
The hostel caters mainly for groups, with separate dormitories, though double rooms are also available for couples. In season, they host themed music and dance evenings, as well as year-round karaoke nights, all of which can be enjoyed completely free of charge.
25 allées Antoine Pinay Ile de la Barthelasse ,
Quiet and relaxed with plenty of amenities
This hostel is one with a more relaxed, quiet atmosphere, making it a superb option for older visitors. It provides guests with free Wi-Fi, and meals are available at a small cost. Its facilities include a cafeteria, a pool and a terrace (complete with table-tennis and views of Avignon), making it a great place those either just wanting a bed for the night or desirous of a more complete accommodation package. You are also guaranteed security, with keycards required to access all rooms.
Placed halfway between Avignon and Villeneuve, with a multitude of free parking spaces, the YMCA is perfect if you're driving, but a mile-long walk is picturesque and not too taxing for most, with views of the Palais des Papes. A bus is also available and can get you to the center in five minutes.
7 Bis Chemin De La Justice B.P. 112 Villeneuve-lez-Avignon ,
A family-run hostel with a comfortable atmosphere
A superb hostel, this is located just 3 kilometers from the center of Avignon, easily accessible by public transport, but also within walking distance. A converted farm, this hostel's large garden and swimming pool, as well as a few friendly animals, make this the perfect place to relax and explore Avignon (and, indeed, Provence) from a distance.
Reviews of the family-run hostel are unanimously excellent, with host Jean-Paul always welcoming and eager to help. A fresh, homemade breakfast is provided each morning
and the family are on hand to give recommendations and local knowledge, without being intrusive. A/C and speedy Wi-Fi are provided throughout, bringing a modern touch to what is otherwise the perfect way of experiencing France at its traditional best.
4 Rue Camp de Bataille Villeneuve lez avignon ,
An affordable and comfortable hotel for budget travelers
This affordable hotel is ideally located, right in the city center and only a stone's throw from either the Palais des Papes or the city's medieval ramparts, two of the city's most popular tourist destinations. It is also within close reach of the train station, allowing easy access to both Avignon itself and the wider Provence region.
The rooms here, which include ensuite bathrooms, and provide Wi-Fi, towels and bedding, all at no extra cost, are clean, and provide a safety deposit box to secure any belongings, as well as a luggage storage service. Some rooms look onto the fabulous Rue de la Republique, with the main square visible from private balconies. At night, though, shutters block out excess noise, and quiet rooms are available on request. You are offered a superb, complimentary
, typically French continental breakfast.
6, rue de la République ,
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