You are looking for hostels in Auvergne? Good news, you have come to the right place.
On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Auvergne hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Auvergne.
We list every single hostel in Auvergne and the world. In total, we have 4 cities in Auvergne for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.
Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.
Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Auvergne. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.
Auvergne is a historical region in central France filled with mountains, forests, and dormant volcanoes. The volcanoes are tens of thousands of years old, with the most recent eruption dating back about 6,000 years. The hardened lava outlining summits are referred to as “puys.” Natural hot springs have created spa towns, including Vichy, a former World War 2 headquarter for the French State’s government.
Since January 1, 2016 this region is referred to as Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes. There are four provinces, with the main city and university town of Clermont-Ferrand located in the province of Puy-de-Dome. You can see this province in the 2002 movie “To Be and to Have.” This is also the place where you will find most hostels in Auvergne. The hostels tend to rate around 3 out of 5 stars, as they are minimal yet good to rest your head at night. There are also B&B’s, motels, and apart-hotels within a similar price range that might offer a bit more quality. When searching for hostels in Auvergne, look for the French word “auberge.”
Puy-de-Dome is not only the location for most of Auvergne’s hostels, but it is also the best spot for sight-seeing in the region. Here is the well-known Romanesque Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port, one of five greater churches of Auvergne. Founded in the 6th century by Saint Avitus, it was built on a floor plan in the shape of a cross. It was burned down and rebuilt in the 11th or 12th century, and has been restored several times. Today, it is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
Also in the Puy-de-Dome province, you can partake in the 4-day Renaissance Festival of the Bird King in September. It is a colorful event where residents wear traditional outfits and indulge in music and dancing.
For the kids and children-at-heart, Puy-de-Dome has a wonderful, volcano-themed amusement park called Vulcania. Check online to be sure the park is open at the time of your visit. It is easily accessible by shuttle bus, train, and plane, and just a 20-minute drive away from Clermont-Ferrand. Here you can enjoy rides and animations that will teach you about volcanoes as well as planet Earth. Spend a leisurely day enjoying the scientifically and environmentally themed park. At the end of the day, there are several hostels surrounding the area where you can settle down and catch up on your Z’s in preparation for the next day’s fun.
Handwritten by local expert for Auvergne hostels Jakob Lombardi
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There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:
There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.
This is where Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.
For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.
Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.
You can search for exacty hostel prices in Auvergne here on Hostelz.com. Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.
If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.
We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.
Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.