Maison des Quatre Balcons, Les Arcs

Nancroix
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Maison des Quatre Balcons Reviews

Fun and friendly place to stay.

Came to stay for only a month and ended up on staying the whole season. Had an amazing time there. The owners were very accommodating and a lot of fun. Would recommend anyone who is heading out to stay there. The hostel is situated about a five-minute bus ride from the slopes and buses run every half an hour, so it is very east to get around if you dont have transport. The hostel itself was nice and clean, hot water that didnt run out, and decent size rooms. Would stay there again if i was heading out that way.

Dean T
2009-06-21
Australia

If you are looking for basic cheap accommodation (relatively speaking) this is probably up your street. If you have higher expectations about hostels in terms of real cleanliness of cutlery, extras like the Internet, and not wanting to wait in line for the shower of an evening, than maybe you should re-think your budget and go somewhere more expensive.

The lady who runs the place is helpful and has plans to renovate, which I think is definitely the way forward with this small, slightly rickety, hostel. By the way, you should be weary of the staircase...it requires precision of foot work!

The hostel is a little bit out of the way, so I would definitely recommend getting some car hire (fairly cheap with Atlas at Chambery airport). There is an hourly local bus service, but it may mean coming home earlier than you want.

Lovely unspoilt area. Great place to learn to ski/snowboard. Not exactly bustling with nightlife (unless you make the effort to get to Arc 1800, or the slightly closer, and less docile, Vallandry).

This place is not for 'girlie girls'.

McCouie
2006-01-06

WOW! What a friendly atmosphere! I love the stairs! The owner is very nice and down to earth. There were some problems with my arrival and she was patient and kind through our whole stay. I would recommend this place to all my friends and will try to stay again next season. It's very clean; the shower is nice and hot, and the whole feel of the place is beyond explanation. The town of Nancoix is tiny and beautiful.

Getting there is just a little tricky, so be ready to ski to the bus stop or pay for a cab from the train station. If you get a chance, arrive in the da time so you can navigate. I had a little adventure at night and ended up on the wrong side of the mountain on arrival. That's another story.

Stay here, it's fantastic!

Rhett
2005-02-23

Advantages: 1. It's a nice person running the hostel and the people there last year (03/04 winter) were very nice as well. 2. The price is one of the best you can find and the paradiski lift is really near.

3. Les Arcs is one of the best areas I've been.

Disadvantages: 1. It's a bit dirty now and then. 2. It has a very small capacity kitchen for the self catering with more than 8 people in at the same time. 3. Going out is putting your thumb up or bringing your car.

Joost
2004-09-09

Description

Small, friendly ski/snowboard/Mountain Bike hostel at the heart of the superb Les Arcs/La Plagne (Paradiski) ski area.

Winter price 25.50 Euros or 21.50 pounds sterling per night season 14/15

Open Summer & Winter.

Basic Self Catered, accommodation, 4/6 pers to a room. Cooking and shower facilities provided.

Situated in the beautiful unspoilt little Alpine village of Nancroix we are ideally suited for the winter & summer sports enthusiast.
During the winter season there is a free shuttle bus leaving from Nancroix every half hour during the day linking us to the Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry lift system (5 minute trip). The first bus in the morning takes us directly to the 'Vanoise Express' cable car which is the link lift between Les Arcs and La Plagne. There is also a reduced bus service in the Evenings running until around 11pm (monday to friday).

Nancroix is a quiet little village and there is no bar in the village but the bars in main resort can be accessed via the free winter evening buses or a taxi or during the summer via a 20 min walk to the next village.

Unfortunately as a small hostel we cannot provide separate male/female dorms and although we will do our best to separate the dorms this is not always possible (particularly at busy times).

There is no age restriction as such but we cannot accept young children, the hostel is not suitable.

If you have expectations of luxury accommodation then the hostel is not for you but if you want to ride one of the best ski/mountain bike areas in the world on a budget and stay with like minded individuals then this is the perfect place and we look forward to welcoming you.

- Please contact the owner to arrange check in once you have made your reservation.

- In addition to the winter the ski lifts will be open in July and August for the summer mountain bike season.

Location and Contact

Location

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Address: Nancroix T9, Peisey-Nancroix, Nancroix, Les Arcs, French Alps, France

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Website

Website Maison des Quatre Balcons Les Arcs www.chaletarc.co.uk
Phone Number: Landline FR +33 (0)4 79 04 28 15 Mobile +33 (0)6 65 69 65 18
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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller

Luggage Storage

Parking

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Entirely Non-Smoking

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

TV

Airport Pickup

Credit Card Payments

Lockers in Rooms

Wheelchair Accessible

Pet-Friendly

Genders: Males & Females

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 16

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 12:00 (12 Noon)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: Winter ski season + summer + other times by arrangement

Reception Hours: Any Time (by arrangement)

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)

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