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Carcassonne, the famed medieval walled city, is a popular destination with tourists the world over. It can be said that the modern Carcassonne area is divided into two distinct parts – the world-renowned walled city, and the slightly more ‘modern’ town. To call the non-walled city of Carcassonne ‘modern’ is a slight misnomer, as it is dotted with charming historic buildings and bisected by narrow streets.
When choosing a Carcassonne hostel, visitors must decide whether they would like to stay in the walled or the non-walled part of town. The walled city is pedestrian-only, and is quite a distance from the railway station. While the distance can be walked, it is difficult with luggage or when the weather is bad, and therefore it is better to take a bus or taxi if arriving by train and staying in the old town. The walled city offers a unique historic atmosphere, small shops and several restaurants and ice cream kiosks,. However, many of these also offer tourist prices. The non-walled part of town offers a typical French town experience and a wider variety of eating establishments. Also here one can find grocery stores, pharmacies and the like.
Although there is a bus system, it can be limited on the weekends, so visitors are advised to be prepared to walk through the city or to rent a car. Carcassonne is situated in the heart of “Cathar country”, and can be used as a base for exploring other small towns and cities in the vicinity, such as Montsegur.
Take a look at the available Carcassonne hostels listed here and enjoy your stay.
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Sidsmums Travellers Retreat
"This is the wonderful hostel that brings relaxation, calm, and a chance to unwind to the busy backpacker, and is the perfect relief on a hectic travel schedule if you have the time, at least two nights. Sidsmums Travellers' Retreat is located outside of Carcassonne, just outside of the circulade village of Preixan. It is owned by Jan and her son, Sid, two Brits in France. Let Jan or Sid know when you'll be arriving, or else call when you...
"… 6 beds ensuite (toilet, 2 showers) and another room with 14 beds with bathroom (2 toilets, 2 showers) Please Note: Our check-in times: 11h00 to 13h00 in Morning and from 17h30hrs to 20h00 in evening. **ATTENTION**: after 19:00hrs, taxis are expensive and there are no buses. We can pick you up if you plan your arrival with us by sending us an e-mail: Breakfast is not included in the room rates online but is available for...
Carcassonne AJ - Cité Médiévale Hostel
"Carcassonne AJ - Cité Médiévale Hostel offers an affordable and nice place to sleep in the medieval city of Carcassonne. The Location The location of this HI hostel is amazing -- inside the medieval city of Carcassonne, one corner away from the castle's entrance. Arriving at the SNCF station Carcassonne, there is a bus stop just across the “Canal du Midi.” The bus line 4 goes straight up to the “Cité Médiévale” (last bus at around 6...
Pilgrims' Nest Backpackers'
"… clean and pure and radiates peace. The place is fed by delicious spring water. Electricity is provided by solar and wind power, and nature grows a wealth of herbs everywhere. This is the place to be if you like a quiet, pure and natural environment, away from the noise of roads and towns.Please note :Cancellation Policy : 48 hours.Payment on arrival: only cash accepted.Check-in time : 13.00 - 21:00.Check-out time : 11:00.Breakfast...
La Cave Sabatié
"… cave sabatié sleeps 1 to 9 people. Cave Sabatie is a two storey village house with a room containing two bunk beds, a reception room and a kitchen/diner, bathroom and separate toilet on the ground floor. The first floor has a large lounge with a big sunny terrace and a double bedded room. There are two sofa beds to accommodate a further four guests and a cot is available for infants. The kitchen is fully equipped for all...
Adonis Carcassonne – Résidence La Barbacane
"… success. We put at your disposal: a pleasant dining room for your family breakfast, for your well-being you will have access to the area of fitness and jacuzzi, and for business meetings ,an equipped meeting room is available on request. Like a hotel, there is a professional and dedicated staff ready to help you with whatever you need, so you can head out and discover all the treasures in this medieval city. Breakfast:...
"… local produce markets and is surrounded by many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. The famous ‘Canal midi' and Carcassonne's medieval fortified city ‘La Cite' are both in walking distance. The guesthouse offers a relaxed and comfortable environment from which to explore Carcassonne and the historic Languedoc region. The bedrooms are spacious, simply furnished, clean and airy. All rooms are furnished as twin rooms; extra beds are...
Demeure Saint Louis Guesthouse
"… and a private interior car park. - Relaxing spot; with library and living room with satellite TV. - Pets are not allowed in the Residence - Credit cards are not accepted. - Possibility of transport from the station or towards the airport of Carcassonne. In spectacular natural decorations you will discover the castles of the Catharses Country, but also the medieval City of Carcassonne and the Channel of the South; both classified...
Le Castel Enchante
"… and 3km from the Canal du Midi. Located in a small village. Large garden and unheated swimming pool in the warmer months. We have 4 bedrooms (2 with double bed and 2 with twin beds with shared bathroom facilities. Breakfast is available together with meals and snacks. There is a kitchen available for coffee tea etc., but not the facilities to cook meals Breakfast and other meals available and small kitchen with tea &...
Maison de Laura
"… in the foothills of Montagne Noire in the small village of Salsigne. There is a local shop selling most items including fresh bread and croissants. We are within walking distance of the Cathar castles of Lastours. The historic walled city of Carcassonne is 30 minutes drive away and 15 minutes to the canal du Midi where you can take a boat trip or simply walk along the canal banks. In Carcassonne on a Saturday there is a market...
"… city and its countryside cathare castles, here you may also take the opportunity of enjoying a walk in the shade of then hundred year old plane trees alongside the canal du midi twice declared a site in the UNESCO world heritage, or else choose some of the numerous open air activities either in the mountains or at the sea. *Large car park *Bus services available. Meeting room for television, reading, breakfast no credir cards...
"… with 3 bedrooms sleeps 6 and family shower room and Olive cottage with 2 bedrooms sleeps up to 6 with two double beds and two single bunk beds. All on the, Relaxing peaceful - Domaine De La Matte, was orginally the vineyard and farm for local Chteau (Villegly). Producing wine on site in the cave and housing local farm workers. La Matte is set in 100 acres of private land. breathtaking views over surrounding countryside....
"In a splendid residence just outside Carcassonne, the grand art of guesthouse and delicious food where everything is thought for your happiness! Surrounded by its vast park overlooking the Orbiel, the Métairie is a harbor of wellness where luxury is reflected s much in the comfort and elegance of its spacious rooms as in the delicacies of a wonderful meal among friends and Amélie’s heartfelt desire to provide satisfaction. Free...
Auberge du Balestié
"… bed and 2 single beds. We are in a nature lovers paradise. The lake is home to egrets and herons and we have over 40 house martins nests and it is a real pleasure to watch the aerial acrobatics of these beautiful birds from April to September. We are also perfectly placed to explore the local area. We are only 5 minutes from the medieval town of Mirepoix and 30 minutes from the unmissable medieval walled city of Carcassonne....
Hotel L'Etoile Carcassonne
ZI La Bouriette
"… Week Ends. A dinner service is proposed Monday to Friday from 19h00 to 21h00. Everything on the menu is home made. Distributor of hot and fresh drinks and snacks Access Internet free; Wifi in all the rooms. Internet in conference room Deposit cases at the reception. Free closed private carpark 10 minutes driving from the Medieval City of Carcassonne, 5 minutes driving from the city center. Walking distance 5 km Rates are...
Au Royal Hotel
"Guests must arrive at the hotel prior to 19:00. Your room cannot be guaranteed after 19:00. Please note that the hotel closes at 20:00 Set in the heart of Carcassonne's city centre near the Canal du Midi, Au Royal Hotel is listed in various tourist guides and offers good value accommodation. Au Royal Hotel is a family-run hotel. It offers a warm welcome, and features smart and functional guest rooms. A savoury buffet breakfast is...
Hotel du Soleil le Terminus
"… information on local sightseeing hotspots and conference rooms are available for the use of business guests. La Brasserie offers an a la carte menu, including specialties such as Cassoulet Gratin de Carcassonne and Foie Gras, and serves up buffet dishes in a relaxed chalet-style atmosphere. The Canal du Midi, 50 meters away, leads into the medieval centre of the city just 800 meters away. The hotel is five kilometers from...
Hotel Du Pont Vieux
"Ideally located at the foot of the fortified town at Carcassonne, in a stunning 18th-century building, this hotel offers comfortable rooms overlooking the castle towers or the hotel's pretty garden. On sunny days you can enjoy your delicious continental breakfast amongst the flowers on the outdoor terrace. Or, you can stay in your comfy bed and have breakfast delivered to your room. A range of convenient services are offered at the...
Residence Les Oliviers
"… Oliviers welcomes all through the year 24h/24 for a pleasant stay offering every modern convenience close to the Medieval City of Carcassonne... Rooms and studios are all air-conditoned and have complete bathrooms, European television, internet connection. Les Oliviers has a spacious and private car park. The restaurant opens its doors for a buffet breakfast from 7.00 am and proposes you every evening its seasonal menus. You...
Carcassonne Travel Tips & Suggestions
It looks like a Disney attraction, but this castle-town is the real thing. It really makes you feel like you're living in the middle ages. Take a walk in the evening and buy a crepe from a street vender and wander around the cobblestone walkways inside the walled old town city. There's a bus from the new town city center (not far from the train station) that takes you to the walled old town. You can also walk to it in about half an hour or so.
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