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Montpellier is the capitol of the Languedoc-Roussillon region and entices visitors with its location on the coast of southern France.
If you are looking for a Montpellier hostel, the city center is the best location. It is a pedestrian’s paradise and features many historic buildings as well as great shopping. Polygone is a modern quarter which is home to many university students and therefore has a vibrant nightlife. In the southwest is Figuerolles, a multi-cultural quarter dominated by North African culture and cuisine.
Montpellier has a small airport, but there are not many flights. If you want to arrive by plane, you may want to fly into Marseille. Getting around the city from your Montpellier hostel is easy since there is a comprehensive public transport system in place. However, it is best to explore the old city center on foot.
While you are staying in a Montpellier hostel, stroll through the old city center starting at the Place de la Comédie. Visit the Musée Fabre, and the botanical garden which is the oldest in France. We also recommend checking out the Antigone District and other neighborhoods which have been designed by the famous Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. Enjoy the French way of life, lie on the beach, drink some wine, and go to one of the numerous markets to buy fabulous cheese, baguette, and fresh herbs.
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HI - Montpellier Hostel
"A hostel located about 10 minutes walking distance from the Montpellier train station. The rooms and bathrooms (which are coed) are on the average to poor side. The sinks and showers are ok, but the toilets are the French kind without a liftable seat. There are also no lockers available, and they recommend that you put all of your stuff in the luggage room whenever you leave your room because theft has been a problem. On a positive...
Le Lis Casa Blanca
"… where colors and textures combine to create a gentle and relaxing atmosphere. The patio with its vegetation, is a perfect place for relaxing, reading and sun bathing. You will relax on an attractive lush terrace under the shade of a palm tree. Open the door and stay two or three nights, a week or longer, this is your new home ... Each accomodations offers comforts and raffinement in a contempory style. Spacious suites offer a...
"Welcome to Le Patio34 in Laverune, 4km from Montpellier with easy access to center and sea. Our guesthouse has an Andalousia style with Moroccan inspiration. We have 5 guest rooms on the first floor with a very nice view on the countryside. The patio is a meeting place where you will find a swimming pool/jaccusi and a bar. Please Note: Breakfast is included in the price online." … "From airport: Highway A9 (dir.Toulouse),...
Le Clos des Olivettes
"… oaks.The center of St. Croix has kept its charming thick walls, build of old yellow stone and a Romanesque church with elegant proportions.Located between Montpellier (25 km), Nîmes (40 km) and some lovely mediterranean beaches (20 km), the village is the starting point of many hiking and bike trails of all levels. There is a great variety of outdoor sport activities including 6 beautiful golf courses nearby.For regenerating...
Saint Jean de Védas
"Our family has stayed at this hotel as a 'stop-over' on our way down to Spain for the last two years. It is basic, but clean, towels provided. We enjoyed staying here as it is just off the autoroute, and adequate for getting your head down for the night. Also, (a big plus in our case) they have family rooms that sleep five (1 double, 1 single, & bunks), a brilliant money-saver because at Etale, Etape, F1, you have to book two rooms!" …...
"Situated right in the heart of Montpellier, 2 steps from the famous square: La Place Comédie, the rail station, Corum congress centre the hotel Kalliste** provides you entirely well decorated and equipped rooms. Big room: - Double bed + bed for 1 - Shower and wc - Television with canal+ - Wi-fi - Air conditioning Standard Bedroom: - lit double - Shower and WC - Television with canal+ - WIFI; Air conditioning" … "Hôtel Kalliste...
Grand Hotel Du Midi
"… the 44 sound proofed standard rooms and superior rooms, all equipped with individual reverse air conditionning. The furniture, modern or traditionnal according to the room, features a remarquably cosy decoration where the very detail was studied for your comfort : twin or queen size beds, individual safe, mini bar, Nespresso coffee maker (with surcharge), satelitte TV. The bathrooms are large and practical, equipped with shower or...
"The Hotel Majestic is located in the heart of Montpellier city centre, 5mn walk from train station and 1 mn walk from famous Place de la Comedie.The hotel has 23 private rooms,some ensuite and some with shared facilities. All equipped with WIFI connection. Free luggage storage, Internet connection available in common room.Continental Breakfast served for 5 euro extra. **PLEASE NOTE: VISITORS TAXE OF 0.35 PER PERSON PER NIGHT IS NOT INCLUDED...
Hotel le Brasilia
"… large golden sand beach, Brasilia hotel is located into the heart of the fishing and lively village of Palavas les Flots. WIFI and Free access to Internet make it easy for a holiday break or a business trip. We are only 10 minutes drive from the airport, 15 minutes from the station, 10 minutes from Exhibitions Hall of Montpellier, it is easy to reach us by car . Large and free public car park very nearby or private Garage...
Hotel de France
"In the heart of the capital city of the historical Languedoc-Roussillon region , Hotel de France is a beautiful 18th century residence turned into a hotel in the 30's. It is close to the train and bus stations , Place de la Comédie and Corum. It was recently fully renovated in order to give a nice homely feel to it. You will appreciate the warm and friendly atmosphere here." … "… family environment, you will appreciate the...
Résidence Hotel Le Milos
"15km from Montpellier, L'Castries has succeeded in retaining its village character. Close to a castle dating from 1495, the historic centre has not lost its soul. The hotel is close to all facilities.This hotel offers 30 rooms with all facilities (air-conditioning, kitchen, terrace...) in a ethnic-chic style. The hotel is 15 minutes away from the city centre of Montpellier and from the airport. Please Note: Visitors Taxes of €0.40 are not...
"… Park and Suites Arena, Montpellier Corum, the hotel Amerique offers some large and airconditioning rooms. For a business or tourism stay, the hotel will welcome you every day. Please Note: Local taxes are not included in the on-line room rates and are due to be paid separately upon arrival (€1pppn) Credit cards Accepted Cancellation policy: 3days Check In: 14.30 Check Out: 11.00 Breakfast Not Included Hotel opened...
Hotel Des Voyageurs
"Hotel Des Voyageurs is located in the beautiful Montpellier town, close to the tram station and city center. All rooms are equipped with full bathrooms, flat screen TV (82 cm), quiet rooms. Large rooms available from two to five people. You are very welcome anytime of the year!! Please note: Check In Time: 2pm Check Out Time: 11am Cancellation Policy: 24h Credit cards & Cash Accepted Breakfast Not Included Taxes...
Montpellier Travel Tips & Suggestions
I liked Montpellier because the people there are very welcoming, friendly, and nice. Everyone has his own proper style. The thing I liked the most is walking in the streets -- plenty of people, with musicians playing French songs with their guitars. And I also liked the hippies who were always walking with their dogs! It was a great experience!
The people were very nice. We were stuck in the train station, because there were no more trains to Paris.
I thought it was a beautiful and friendly place, with lots to see and hundreds of bars and restaurants to go to.
Montpellier is as safe as any other city.
Montpellier is awesome -- great nights out with a vibrant student life!
Montpellier's people are the worst people I've ever met. Cross my heart.
It's full of hot, French, hippie guys up for some French kissing.
I lived in Montpellier for a year and spent holidays there several times. I love it. It's a little rough around the edges, but all in all, very beautiful.
Montpellier is an ideally located and beautiful town. Unfortunately, I had more problems in five-months living there than I've had in years of traveling (mostly in the U.S., Caribbean. and Mexico, but also through much of Europe). I broke my hand defending myself and a girl who was being assaulted by a group of young men. I also had two incidents of people throwing bottles at us because we spoke English -- one said he was going to kill us and smashed in the window of our house with his fist. We called the police, they arrived two hours later and told us that if the guy came back we could "kill him" for all he cared (since there was five of us and because he was Palestinian -- there was a lot of open racism by the police there). Needless to say most experiences aren't like this and my study abroad program put me in a very shady part of town. I also refused to quit the nightlife like the other people who lived with me so I became somewhat of a target for the local riff-raff that sat on the corner near my apartment. I'm still very glad I lived there. Montpellier made me a much tougher person and taught me things that I couldn't have learned in a safer environment.
I´ve been in Montpellier for about 2 months and I love it. It's not as touristy as other towns in southern France, but it's still beautiful! Wander around the Comdie, go shopping, have some crepes, and party at night with friendly people. What more could you want?
Dog poo is everywhere throughout France. Deal with it.
We visited Montpellier for 3 weeks in the Summer. It is a fantastic city with brilliant architecture. My children have asked to visit again, which we will do in October. We had no problems, and didn't notice any dogs' muck.
— Phil Medlow
I lived in Montpellier for a summer and found it pretty dangerous and the dog droppings are everywhere! Wouldn't really recommend it for a long stay but if you're in town for the afternoon, the shopping and siteseeing is pleasant. The beach is a nice destination for an afternoon as well.
Montpellier is like an international student town. That's why it's so young, and old for its monuments and buildings. You must pay attention to the dogshit... it's everywhere!! In cyber-cafes you must be careful of your belongings. And those shady characters are the kings of the city on Sundays!! The bars are close on 1 AM in the city center, but there are the special buses to after parties out of town. These are the great clubs with entrance fees (generally 10€ including 1 free drink) and there are after after parties on the beach. Enjoy!
I found that Montpellier was quite disgusting, a terrible place to holiday.
Montpellier has a few rather shady characters especially once it gets dark, but a really lovely town. Very relaxed and pleasant.
This is the kind of town where you want to keep a close eye on your pack when your walking around or in the hostel, and it's best to not wander off on your own if you go out at night. It's a nice place, but it does have a bit of a petty theft problem at times.
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