I read the stuff online about this place so I knew it was supposed to be quiet and not a lot going on. When I got there around 4 in the afternoon there was Nobody anywhere, not in the reception, not in the lounge or restaurant, not in the parking lot, and not even in any of the rooms as far as I could tell. So I called the phone number and someone came out right away to check me in. This wasn't bad so much as just kind of indicative of what the place is like -- you're not going to meet people, and there's nothing happening nearby. But other than that, it's very clean, the rooms feel safe, the staff when present are friendly and helpful, and there's a nice pool, lounge, cafe, and outdoor dining area with a view across the river. I was there in November so it was probably even more dead than normal. Make sure that the buses into Avignon are actually running during the time you'll be there, because the walk into town -- yes, it's only twenty minutes -- is not at all pleasant. Basically you walk along a highway going over the river, and it's usually really windy. Other than that, a fine place to stay and one of the only legit hostels in Avignon.