You are looking for hostels in Languedoc-Roussillon? 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 Languedoc-Roussillon 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 Languedoc-Roussillon.
We list every single hostel in Languedoc-Roussillon and the world. In total, we have 25 cities in Languedoc-Roussillon 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.
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Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Languedoc-Roussillon. 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.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region of France is located in the far southeast. Today, it is mostly known for its incredible wine production - it produces over one-third of France’s wine - and ancient mountain villages with winding streets, Roman ruins, and a sense of mystery. Along the coast, the sandy beaches glisten in the sun and the cities seem to vibrate in the summer with the many holidaymakers that fill the towns and beaches.
The main cities in the Languedoc (called so for the language Occitan: “langue d’oc” and pronounced “Long-eh-Dock”) are Montpellier, Nimes, and Carcassonne. You’ll find most of the hostel accommodation in these towns, although there are also a few hostels outside of the cities in the hills. The word for “hostel” in French is “Auberge de jeunesse,” or you may also see “habitat jeunesse.” Either one will get you to a youth hostel!
The main language here is French, but the old language is Occitan and you may find older locals that still speak it. There are three distinct regions to the Languedoc-Roussillon. The first is the coastal region, home to the picturesque South of France beaches, glittery towns, and faster-paced life. The next is the inland region, where the ancient towns are still alive and hiking trails link old villages with the still thriving city of Carcassonne and vineyards dot the countryside. The third region is the Roussillon, which is very Spanish in nature and still speaks a dialect of Catalan. You will find, if you stay in the Roussillon, that you feel like you are in Spain rather than France.
Because this part of France has such a varied history there are plenty of things to see and do. One of the highlights is the Pont du Gard, near Nimes. It’s one of the finest examples of a Roman aqueduct outside of Italy. If you’re a hiker or keen to get outdoors, the Parc National des Cevennes is a great place to spend some time. You can hike or swim in much of the park, which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site for its incredible wildlife and plant diversity.
Of course, being in France, you certainly have to visit a vineyard as well. This region is one of the newer appellations in France but no less storied. Some of the wines produced here include Syrah, Grenache, and Grenache-Blanc. Your hostel can help you arrange a wine tour if you want!
Handwritten by local expert for Languedoc-Roussillon 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 Languedoc-Roussillon 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.