The Best Hostels and Cheap Hotels in Toulon, France
Toulon is one of the French Riviera's most popular cities. Though home to one of the continent's best rugby teams, sport is not the only attraction here. Indeed, its old town is thriving, with typical Provence flea markets and ancient fountains adorning its streets. The city also has one of Europe's largest military ports, serving both as the Mediterranean base for the whole of the country's navy and as a departure point for cruises to Sardinia and Corsica. You don't have to travel, however, to experience exceptional beaches, with the Morillon quarter a 20 hectare area of stunning coastlines, from which watersports excursions can be easily organized in the summer months. The city is served by lots of excellent budget hotels, many of which are just a stone's throw from its main sites. Some such options can be found below.
Perfect for a rugby visit
This hotel has 55 spacious rooms, each equipped with free Wi-Fi and satellite television. The atmosphere in the hotel is relaxed, served by a 24-hour reception, with friendly staff on hand at all times who go above and beyond cater to your every need. Check-in times are flexible, with latecomers accommodated (provided staff are given notice), and you are even allowed to bring small children (cots are available for no extra charge) and smaller pets (for a discretionary supplement of 10€) with you.
Located centrally, you are a very short walk away from the city's train station and its rugby stadium, as well as within just 10 and 20 minutes of the port and beaches at the city's perimeter respectively.
10 Rue Berthelot ,
Fabulous views, historic touch
This hotel is notable for being the former residence of Napoleon Bonaparte, and comes complete with quirky period features, such as a stone spiral staircase and typically French shutters. The hotel is a small one, with just 22 clean and comfortable rooms, so book quickly to avoid disappointment! Some rooms have views of the church of Saint-Louis, with others overlooking the city's arsenal.
Perfect for leisure or business, rooms have recently been refurbished, and are decked out in Provencal decor, each served by free Wi-Fi and en-suite bathrooms. Smoking or non-smoking rooms each have a hairdryer, as well as a fan in summer months, to make your stay more comfortable. A stereotypically French breakfast is also available on request for less than 9€.
16 Rue Anatole France ,
Ideally located, recently renovated
Just 300 meters from Toulon's train station, and close to the beautiful Place Liberte, this characterful hotel is something a little bit different. Though the hotel has been recently renovated, some of the original features (including shutters and built-in wardrobes) remain. The new decoration is quirky and makes you feel right at home regardless of where you're from, with different themes on every floor, each one focusing on a different continent.
The hotel is fully air-conditioned and provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Rooms are cited as being large, especially given their price, and with spotless, well-equipped bathrooms attached. Some rooms are also equipped with flat-screen televisions and balconies. Breakfast is also available for just 7 euros. Staff are very friendly, happy to interact in English, but equally so if you want to practice your French!
7 bis rue de Chabannes ,
Great location, well-equipped
This hotel has 29 comfortable, soundproof rooms, all with televisions and private en-suites. Breakfast is available from early until 10:30am for just 7 euros a day, and is popular amongst reviewers. The hotel is directly opposite the SNCF train station, the car park of which is available to all guests at a reduced rate. The hotel is also very close to the city's main sites, including the old town, the port and the arsenal.
With the feel of a family-run hotel rather than that of a chain, this would be suitable for holidays, tourism or even business stays. Rooms are basic, but equipped with everything you need and more, with Wi-Fi available in every room, and beach towels, cots and "boules de petanque" (a French game) all at your disposal.
224 Boulevard de Tessé ,
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