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Marseille is ripe for travelers to discover. You may have heard this city is often regarded as underdeveloped or even dangerous due to crime. Though there are problems in this city, they don't make it worth skipping. With a bit of a sense of adventure you'll not only tour the center with its historic port and architecture, but you can find your way to markets like Noailles Market, known for its African flair. Or you might take a morning out to the Calanques, Marseille's fjord and well-preserved natural area.
Getting around Marseille by public transportation is preferable. The metro and bus lines are frequent and easy to use, especially if you know enough French to ask for directions. Other forms of transportation are less preferable, but locals do drive, and bicyclists are starting to appear as well. Walking is sufficient if you're staying anywhere in the central district (1er).
Marseille hostels are typical of southern France, they are mostly medium-sized with considerably less than 100 beds, and offer a variety of service. Some have rules, as are common in traditional association hostels. For instance, one hostel prohibits alcohol consumption.
A cluster of hostels are located not far from the train station, Marseille St. Charles, and the historic center around Vieux-port. Others are further out of town, in the more tranquil suburbs of the city. Note that Marseille has a considerable crime rate, if you plan to hike through distant (possibly desolate) neighborhoods to get to your hostel. Crime is otherwise not much of an issue, although some areas around the city center are run-down.
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"Even though Vertigo opened just two months before we arrived there, it felt like it has been there for years -- warm, welcoming, and like home. It's a hostel where the owners and staff are friendly and nice, giving you the feeling you're staying with friends, not in a foreign country in a strange city. Every room is unique and has a warm touch of colours. All have a bathroom and toilet as well as a lot of space to drop your backpack and...
Hotel Saint Louis
"… the attractions of the city can be found, like the well known "ferry boat", various restaurants and the renowned fish market. The hotel has obtained in 2012 The "Green Key" environmental label for its efforts in saving water and energy, managing waste and informations to clients about actions that can be led in order to limit our impact on environment All of the accommodations have a private bathroom with hairdryer. They are...
London Connection Hostel
"London Connection Hostel is about five blocks from the train station and twenty blocks from the port of Marseille. The Location It´s well located, and although the neighborhood doesn´t look very nice, the hostel is clean. You have to remove your footwear everytime you come from outside, so that´s a way to keep floor clean. Rooms and Bathrooms It has three rooms that are big enough to sleep and have your stuff around. One bedroom...
"Vertigo Vieux-Port is a nice hostel for backpackers who want to visit Marseille for a few days. It is located close to a street full of bars and close to the Notre Dame de la Garde Basilique. As with any hostel, it has its ups and downs, but the crew will try to make you feel at home. The Location The hostel is located close to the port and to the main bars in the city, as it takes less than twenty minutes to walk there from the train...
Hello Marseille Hostel
"… room has its own large marble bathroom with large mirror and a bathtub. LOUNGE: If you are looking for a good reading, chatting with other travellers, relaxing or watching the last news from your home place on our large screen TV, this is the perfect place. INTERNET SERVICE: We offer you free Internet service 24h a day, with flat screen, webcam and Skype. If you have your own laptop, you’ll always find a WIFI internet connection...
Hostel Sylvabelle Marseille
"We provide a warm family welcome in a semi-residential neighborhood. We are a very quiet. 1 star hotel recently renovated. A breakfast buffet is served from 7:00 to 10:00 Continental. The rooms are functional and equipped with television, direct dial telephone. From the month of June 2011 take advantage of our new space Hostel, 16 beds in dormitories just renovated Our entire team would be delighted to welcome you for your stay in our...
"… many storage, two spacious bedrooms and modern design. The modern bathroom invite you to relax. The fully equipped kitchen will allow you to express all your culinary talents and you can enjoy your mixture into a large living room with a magnificent view of the hills. Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in...
Campsites & Camping Bungalows
"YesWeCamp is a special project for Marseille 2013, European Capital of Culture. A group of architects, artists and engineers built up a kind of artistic and ecologic city for only one Summer. The idea is to intermingle different amenities in the same space and create a multi-usage public space.Situated on the docks of Estaque, the site offers a wonderfful view on marseille harbour." … "By train, by boat, by...
"… n" … "Address: 23 rue d'Italie, Marseille By metro stop at the station Prfecture then take the direction to Rue de Rome. Marseille-Provence International Airport is located about thirty kilometers from Marseille. Buses, taxis and now train connect in less than 30 minutes." … 23 rue d'Italie
Hostel de l'Etoile
"In a very secure and very quiet area of Marseille, this hostel offers charm, very large rooms decorated in Provence style and a friendly atmosphere, next to the new High Technology Center and the University Campus . You can park your car inside the property for free and breakfast is included. The sunny rooms overlook the landscape and the swimmingpool. The house has been recently restored and is a rare survival of a 19th century Bastide. A...
"… is located above a church, below the beautiful house at the top of the Estaque area. It faces south (thus overlooking the bay of Marseille, which is north-south) The room is in 3 parts: the living area, with a double bed, a table and two chairs, a stereo, wireless internet access, an upright piano, a wardrobe and the kitchen: fridge, microwave, small electric stove, coffee maker, toaster and dishes in common use. Please note:...
B&B La Sylvabelle
"Great location in the heart of Marseille!! You will be close to the city centre of Marseille, and 10mn only from the famous Vieux Port! 'The Sylvabelle' offers a large private double bedroom of 25m2. Located on the fourth floor of a building opulent 19th century and overlooking the gardens. Nice view of the rooftops and the Massif of the star. Please note: Check-In Time: 17.00 pm Check-Out Time: 12.00 noon Credit Cards Not...
Le Bungalow Guesthouse
"… that you will need during your stay. We offer a Sofa bed, Kitchenette: microwave oven, stove, refrigerator, the bathroom (shower, toilet washbasin) A wardrobe, chest of drawers. You can also dine on the fantastic terrace. Parking is provided free of charge. Our great location allows you to be 15 minutes from the sea and 5 minutes from bus and stop. Please note: Check In Time: 14.00 pm Check Out Time: 12.00 noon...
"… and toilet, along with a flat-screen television, Wi-Fi and reversible air conditioning. Breakfast is served in a pleasant communal dining area and can be eaten quickly at the counter or while seated at beautiful Parisian bistro tables. We have a central and practical location in the heart of downtown Marseille, on a quiet street which is conveniently located and easy to reach. We're just two minutes by foot from the Saint Charles...
"… and also enjoy the beautiful swimming pool that is heated in the off-season. Each room has an independent entry and a furnished terrace. The rooms are tastefully decorated and features a 160x200 bed, a sofa, desk, wardrobe, LCD television, and a kettle. Adjacent bathroom has a hydro massage shower, wash basin, toilets, and hairdryer. Please note: Check In Time: 17.00 pm Check Out Time: 11.00 am Credit Cards Not...
Le Laurier Rose B&B
"… terrace in a quiet and flowery place. The room of 20 m2 is equipped with a double bed and a bathroom. It is located close to the metro station 'Saint Barnabe', 15 minutes only from the Vieux Port ! We will gladly make your stay in Marseille more enjoyable and will provide information on current events and cultural tourism of our beautiful Mediterranean city. Private terrace in the shade of a large oleander, garden furniture,...
Le Clos du Jas
"… downtown, close to the beache and the Technopole de Chateau-Gombert and Faculty Saint-Jérôme. Our guesthouse has two large bedrooms, tastefully decorated with love and tradition, with a view of Marseille and the massive the star, Garlaban. Our rooms immerse you in the atmosphere of a family home. The two rooms are designed with private bathroom and toilet. Possibility of picnic basket (on request) Please note: Check In...
"… the comfort and services of a hotel (flat screen TV, WiFi, safe) with the charm and cosiness of home away from home. Breakfast included : Breakfast time, during weekdays, is at Le Comptoir Dugommier (1 mn by foot) from 8:00 to 10:30 AM and the weekends, in the dinning room of the Pension Edelweiss, from 9:00 to 10 30 AM PLEASE NOTE: A visitor tax of 0.75 per person per night is due to pay on arriving and it is not...
Hôtel Carré Vieux Port Marseille
"… ." … "… (A7) or Coastline motorway (A55), follow signs for ‘Centre Ville’ and ‘Vieux Port’ (parking Hôtel de Ville, behind town hall). Go to the top of the Canebière, then take the 1st right. Parking : €8/24 hours. By air: from Marseille Provence airport, take the shuttle to St-Charles rail station then the underground, line 1 direction La Fourragère. Vieux Port Station. Exit Canebière, the hotel is 30 m away on the...
New Hotel Bompard
"… of them have a small terrace with a view on the garden. Pets are allowed in the hotel on request. Hotel facilities - A shady flowered terrace where breakfast is served till a late hour - Outdoor swimming pool with solarium. - Large bar saloon - The restaurant Albert Café - 1 daylight meeting rooms. - Free car park. - FREE WIFI The breakfast can be served in room, in the restaurant or in the terrace from 7h to 12h Rooms at Bompard...
Hotel Le Huitieme
"A warm welcoming reception with a friendly, young and dynamic staff. We have a tea bar where you can sample 12 varieties of tea in a very warm and relaxing atmosphere. We also have a restaurant called Le Huitième within the hotel; which is open from Monday to Friday till 9:30 pm except on Friday (till 3pm). Restaurant opens during the weekend on request to cater for groups, birthdays, business lunches...etc. Each room at the Huitieme Hotel...
"… note that guests staying at this property are required to provide their security code or cvc number of their payment details in order for their reservation to be confirmed. Also bear in mind that guest who do not provide this information, the property reserve the right to cancel their reservation. Situated in the heart of the city, the ‘Azure Hotel’ offers you 20 quiet rooms, some of which feature a view of the flower garden!...
Adonis Marseille Vieux Port
"Hotel du Palais, newly renovated, is located in the heart of the city of Marseille, two steps away from the Old Port. A charming hotel, ideally located, where you will find comfort and a provençal decor. Our location is perfect for business or leisure travellers, with shops, public car park and underground close by. The hotel boasts 21 entirely renovated and fully equipped rooms with minibar, safety box, telephone, Satellite TV...
Newhotel Saint Charles (ex New Hotel Select)
"… a few steps from the Saint Charles new train station and its TGV (high-speed train), from the famous avenue the Canebière and 5 minutes walking from the Vieux Port ! The underground (Saint Charles or Noailles stop station) is nearby the hotel, and Gambetta car park is in front of the hotel - all of this illustrates the practicality of thi hotel. 60 comfortable rooms All the 45 standard rooms and 15 superior rooms are equipped to...
"… Lutetia is located at the crossroads of the city's main roads, just a couple of steps from the very famous Cannebiere, the authentic vieux port with its fish market taking place every morning of the week and the St Charles station, from where you can catch a great view of the "Bonne Mere" and the surrounding landscape. The 29 bedrooms are all air-conditioned and well sound-proofed, they also have a bathroom with bath or shower,...
Hotel Stars Marseille
"… its guests. It is easily accessible from the A50 motorway and the airport at Marignane and is close to the Velodrome, Aubagne and rocky inlets. Stars Marseille has 45 well-appointed rooms, each equipped with air conditioning, satellite television and private shower. Our attentive, multi-lingual staff is on hand 24 hours a day to ensure a smooth and pleasant stay and all major credit cards are accepted. Guests enjoy a delicious...
Hotel Kyriad Paradis
"… courts, with the variation of agitation but near the tourist places, Notre Dame of the Guard, the Old man-Port, the Estrangin Place, the Prefecture, the Castellane Place, the market. Cassis 25 minutes, Aix-in- Provence 30 minutes, les Calanques 15 minutes, Chateau dIf 18 minutes The hotel need the guest credit card number with the CCV for all reservations. The cancellations are possible without charge until 48 hours before...
"… is the ideal solution to spend an enjoyable stay in Marseilles. The rooms offer sweeping views overlooking the Vieux Port and Notre-Dame de la Garde. Room Facilities: TV, Incoming Telephone, Air Conditioning, Bathroom Amenities, Toilet, Bathroom, Satellite TV, Bath or Shower, Free wireless internet Breakfast: Buffet breakfast is not included and costs EUR 10.00 per person. Taxes: EUR 0.40 city/tourist tax per person per night is...
"Located in the center of Marseille, Hotel Montgrand, air-conditioned two-star hotel is a heaven of tranquility in the heart of the triangle Vieux Port - Palais de Justice - Prefecture. Whether you are in Marseille for your business or pleasure, the hotel is Montgrand you promise to stay sunny! The hotel Montgrand, completely renovated, offers comfort in all its guest rooms: heating, air conditioning, wardrobe, direct telephone, television...
Hôtel Première Classe Marseille
"… the Old Port, it has a private garage and free WiFi access. Please note that after booking you will receive an e-mail from the property. You’ll need to send your card security code of the card you used when booking (this is the last 3 digits number on the back of your card) in order to fully secure your booking. Failure to do so may result in losing your reservation. The 83 rooms (double and with three beds) are soundproof, with...
Europe Hotel Vieux Port
"… in the heart of the city centre, just 50 metres from the Old Port. Were a 10 minute walk from the train station, located on the same street as the Tourism Office. We have free WIFI access and a free internet post available. All our rooms are equipped with air conditioning, flat screen tv and en suite fully equipped bathrooms. If youre arriving early or leaving late then well happily keep hold of your luggage for the day. Our...
Hotel Edmond Rostand
"… and equipped with bathroom with tub. They feature a flat screen TV and internet access via WIFI free and unlimited. Edmond Rostand Hotel is at the crossroads of the popular street of Rome, the Central Saint Ferreol, and 'chic' Paradise Street which offer a variety of stores for a good shopping day. Please note: Check In Time: 14h Check Out Time: 12h Credit cards & Cash Accepted as payment upon arrival Cancellation...
"The hotel welcomes you by the bustling Old Port of Marseille and the staff will try their best to make sure you enjoy your stay in the city of Marseille. Htel Herms boasts a privileged location to discover the city and it features a nice buffet breakfast and family atmosphere. The rooms are clean, functional and all provide en suite facilities. The hotel also offers a solarium and roof terrace with unique view of the city, the Old...
"• In the hotel : - Television - Alarm clock - soundproof rooms - Breakfast in the bedroom - Electricity 220V -Air-condition rooms • Authorized means of payment : - Cash - Check - Credit card - American express We speak English, French and Arabic. We propose to you 3 types of rooms : -Simple room -Double room -Triple room Rooms are equipped with: - Shower and toilet - Colour TV - Phone" … "… breakfast served in the room,...
"Arc Hotel is located three minutes of motorways Lyon-Marseille-Nice and five minutes from the city's most beautiful city center provençale.Cette location allows a better appreciation of comfort actuel.Arc Hotel is air conditioned and equipped with swimming pool, private bar , meeting room with audiovisual, private parking and garage. The 40 rooms are equipped with bathroom, LCD TV, WiFi and direct phone. Nearby, enjoy golf, tennis,...
"… walk from the Old Port. The metro stations (Saint Charles or Noailles stations) are only 100metres walk away.Public parking is in front of you facilitate safe parking The hotel has 26 air-conditioned with free wifi and flat screen TV The rooms have been recently renovated and feature a private bathroom fully equipped with new comfortable beds rooms. The reception is open 24h/24h A luggage storage service made available to...
Quality Hotel Marseille Vieux Port
"… offers you all the services and comfort of a modern hotel. And whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, its location and decor will exceed your expectations. Our entire team is at your disposal to make your stay in Marseille in one of our 51 rooms as pleasant as possible. All our non-smoking rooms are equipped with individual air conditioning, flat-screen TV with international channels, a safe, a telephone and a...
Hotel des Moulins
"Implanté à Allauch, dans un domaine de 1 600 m² sur les hauteurs du quartier d'Enco-de-Botte, face aux collines de Pagnol. L’hôtel des Moulins propose des chambres réparties sur le 1er étage et rez de jardin avec un parking fermé et gratuit. Marseille qui est 8 km est accessible par ligne bus 7, qui est à dix minutes de marche. Sur réservation l’hôtel met à disposition des vélos pour découvrir la région Présentant un cadre...
Hôtel Les Cigales
"… of Allauch, our hotel offers you the comfort and the tranquillity of a cozy, family-run country inn with all the modern amenities you would expect. Its seven guest rooms are furnished and decorated in a style authentic to the provencal region of France. The hotel's geographic emplacement is ideal for visiting sites of cultural interest (Marseilles, Aix en Provence, Avignon, Arles) or natural splendour (Cassis, the Calanques). All...
Marseille Travel Tips & Suggestions
Marseille is not the picturesque, idyllic city in France that you have in your mind, but it has a totally different character and vibe to it, which attracted me immensely. It's brilliant.
This is a great city. The JFK coastal walk from Pointe Rouge beach into the Vieux Port is truly stunning -- turquoise water to one side of you and chalk mountains behind the city to the other side of you. There's lots to do and see here, truly undiscovered.
Marseille itself is not a very beautiful city.
We spent a few days in town and there is plenty to do. The downtown is colourful and the walk up and down to the cathedral is spectacular and so is the view. We made a daytrip to Cassis and really was worth it. One thing about Marseille is that it is a lot dirtier than other cities in France and beware of dog waste everywhere. Of course, we have found no city in France where the streets are not caked with it -- there seems to be no social outcry at all from locals.
Nothing to see or do here... don't waste your time!!!
Marseilles is a beautiful city with a very different character than most of France. Good luck and have fun.
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