The Best Hostels in Carcassonne, France
Carcassonne is a historic fortified city, which has been classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site for over 20 years. Despite attracting around four million visitors every year, the city, whose major sites were restored in the 19th Century, remains largely untouched by tourism, with its must-see attractions including the popular La Cite (the beautiful yet foreboding ramparts encircling the city) and its gateway, Porte Narbonnaise, as well as the Chateau Comtal, with its fantastic views over the countryside and distant Pyrenees. Accommodation in this fabulous city is widely available regardless of budget, and backpackers can take advantage of the multitude hostels within its walls or those in smaller, more peaceful villages just a few miles away.
Quiet and comfortable, yet convenient to Carcassonne
Dorm Bed: $25.00
This hostel is a fabulous home away from home. The small, well equipped kitchen gives you a little more autonomy than some, and popular owners Tracy and Peter are on hand to help you out with any local information and recommendations, going above and beyond to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Sidsmums offers guests free Wi-Fi and security lockers, as well as free parking, meaning that during your stay, you will be lacking for nothing.
You are situated in a small village just outside of Carcassonne, just a 1 Euro bus ride away, meaning you can easily access Carcassonne, but have the views of some wonderful countryside scenery. If you want to explore the local area, the owners provide you with free bikes.
11 Chemin de la Croix d'Achille Preixan ,
A quiet and comfortable place to stay
Despite its central location (just a kilometer's walk from the station, and close to the historic center), this hostel does not feel as if it's in the middle of a city, with its two beautiful gardens and 'hidden-away' feel. Set in a 19th Century stone mansion, it retains many of its former features, and includes five quaintly-furnished guest houses across three stories. Guests cite comfortable beds, as well as the excellent breakfast provided by host Joel (willing to cater for various dietary requirements) as highlights. He will happily speak French with you if you want to practice, but is also comfortable in either English or Spanish.
19,boulevard marcou ,
Experience Rural France
This hostel is in a small village just 10 kilometers from Carcassonne itself, providing the opportunity to experience rural France at its finest. For short stays, this would be best for travelers with their own transport, but transfers are offered for stays of three nights or more. With a large garden and a swimming pool available when weather is warmer, this is the perfect place to relax away from the stresses of daily life. The owners, Julie and Malcolm, are accommodating and passionate hosts, happy to cook meals for you (which can be enjoyed on a beautiful terrace) for a small supplement, and they allow takeaways to be consumed onsite, so no need to cook while you're here.
20 Chemin de Matet Fonties D'Aude ,
In the Center of Town
This hostel is perfect for exploring the very center of Carcassonne, right by Place Carnot, home to markets selling local produce. La Cite and Canal Midi are both within easy walking distance, and the hostel is surrounded by bars, restaurants and cafes. A traditional townhouse, twin rooms are standard, but the hostel's British owners are happy to add extra beds for larger groups wishing to share. A continental breakfast is provided at no extra cost, and the owners are willing to share their wealth of knowledge about the city and how best to travel in and around it.
28 Rue du 4 Septembre Carcassonne ,
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