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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 B&B
"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
"Very good vibe, excellent staff and location - Hello Marseille is one of the best hostels I've been to. They really care about the visitors. Their location cannot be better than that, in a calm and safe neighbourhood but at 500m from the old port and all the bars. If your looking for basically a cheap living arrangement, Hello Marseille is maybe not for you, but if you're looking for a real youth hostel, I cannot recommend it enough."...
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...
"… 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: 10 days before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 12:00 to 21:00 . Check out from 07:00 to 12:00 . Payment upon arrival by...
Bonneveine Hostel - Marseille
"A bright and friendly hostel. You have to take a bus to get there from the train station. The bus may not be running late at night, so you may have to take a cab if you arrive late. It's located in a residential area, but it's a short walk from the beach and bars. The hostel is bright and cheery inside. There is a bar and a large common area. It's usually mostly empty during the day, and it can be social in the evenings, but even at...
Appart'hôtel Marseille Canebière
134, La Cannebière
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...
Pitchounette & Olives
"… the beauty of the city day and night, not to mention the pleasures of the sea and the coast Marseillaise. The guest house of 70 m2 is an independent town house with 2 floors: quiet atmosphere, the house is insulated with an inner courtyard (or you can have breakfast, a drink, read a book, is relax or dream), separate entrance, kitchen, one bathroom to share two toilets. Please note: Check-In Time: 14.00 pm Check-Out Time:...
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...
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...
"… 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 train station (TGV, local trains) and the bus station...
"… 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,...
Hôtel Carré Vieux Port Marseille
"… y." … "… (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
"The Bompard Hotel is situated just a short distance from the busy city centre and offers visitors to Marseille the opportunity to stay in calm and relaxing wooded surroundings. Greenery, a swimming pool, the "Le Lautrec" lounge bar and wonderful terraces ensure guests will experience a relaxing stay only a few minutes' from the Old Port of Marseille. Rooms are tastefully and warmly decorated and equipped with mini-bar, satellite TV,...
"… 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 Hôtel Marseille Vieux Port
"This charming 3* hotel is fantastic value for money! It combines all aspects of a good hotel including a guaranteed warm greeting at check-in and an excellent location in a lively shopping area just a couple of minutes away from the Vieux Port and la Canebiere. The Hotel du Palais has been renovated in a warm and art deco style. The hotel offers 21 comfortable bedrooms each equipped with satellite television, safe, telephone, minibar and free...
Newhotel Saint Charles (ex New Hotel Select)
"… more than 200 metres from the new St. Charles railway station, visitors arriving in Marseille by TGV will find the New Hotel Select well located; similarly, the Vieux Port and La Canebiere are just a few minutes' walk away. Offering up-to-date and comfortable accommodation, business travellers and tourists will appreciate the air-conditioning and soundproofing which is standard in all the rooms. A continental buffet breakfast is...
"… and restaurants. Ideal place to stay to start the visit of the city. Come to taste the Famous "Bouillabaisse" and all the local "cuisine" in its numerous restaurants or have an "Apero" facing the Mediterranean sea. Guests have free access to a computer terminal with an internet connection. Free newspapers are also available in the hotel lobby. The staff at Lutetia are available to assist you 24 hours a day, and a buffet...
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...
"… free of charge when using existing bedding. Maximum capacity of baby cots in a room is 1. Extra beds and baby cots are upon request and need to be confirmed by the hotel. Pets Pets are allowed. No extra charges. Accepted credit cards American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Carte Bleue. ll rooms enjoy an exceptional view onto the Vieux Port, Notre Dame de la Garde and Fort Saint Jean. Room Facilities: • Air conditioning &...
"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...
"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,...
"The hotel Victory is just a few steps from the Saint Charles train station, the famous Canebière and 5 minutes 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 Property Information 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...
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...
Hôtel Les Cigales
"Situated between the city of Marseille and the village of Allauch, Hotel Les Cigales offers you the comfort and the tranquillity of a cozy country inn with it’s seven guest rooms decorated in authentic provençal style. Its emplacement is ideal for visiting cultural sites (Aix en Provence, Marseille, Avignon, Arles, ...) or natural splendor (Cassis, the Calanques, the islands, ...). Whether your passion is for outings in the unique light and...
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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