Hostels in Loire ValleyHostels in Loire Valley

You are looking for hostels in Loire Valley? 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 Loire Valley 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 Loire Valley.

All Cities in Loire Valley

We list every single hostel in Loire Valley and the world. In total, we have 26 cities in Loire Valley 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.

All Loire Valley hostels on a map

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 Loire Valley. 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.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is a region in central France. It is in the central bit of the Loire River and is mostly known for its lush vineyards, orchards, chateaux, and historic towns. The central Loire Valley is a a UNESCO World Heritage Site; it is known as the “Valley of a Thousand Chateaus” for its rich history, beautiful architecture, and impressive gardens. It is also one of the world’s most recognised wine regions.

The Loire Valley was first settled under Julius Caesar, but it was finessed under future Roman kings. In particular, the reign of Augustus saw the formation of several prominent Loire Valley towns. The first vineyards were planted under the late Roman emperors, leading to the Loire Valley’s fame today. The region was fought over by the successive Franks, Goths, Saracens, and English. Likely the most famous Loire Valley inhabitant is Joan of Arc, who successfully pushed the English away from the region.

During the Renaissance, the French kings relocated most of their palaces here. These castles became the summer residences of the French nobility, and the minor lords and dukes followed suit. Often, the entire court spent the summer in the Loire Valley! When the plague came to France in the 17th century, the royals retreated behind their walls in Paris leaving the chateaux to the elements. Today, these chateaux are highlights of the region.

The Loire Valley is only a short train ride from Paris; this is the easiest, quickest, and cheapest way to get here. The main towns in the Loire Valley are Amboise, Angers, Orléans, Saumur, and Tours. If you’re seeking a hostel, the best places to look are in the main towns. Hostels in rural France tend to cater to hikers as well as backpackers, but this means you meet a wide variety of people. The word for hostel in French is “auberge des jeunesse,” but if you ask “parlez vous Inglese” you could ask for a hostel as well.

The Loire Valley is full of spectacular architecture, from the medieval chateaux to the castles and cathedrals. Don’s miss the former home of Leonardo da Vinci, Clos de Luce, which is in modern-day Amboise. A region steeped in history and wine, the Loire Valley is a great place to spend part of your French holiday!

expert for Loire Valley hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Loire Valley hostels Jakob Lombardi

FAQ on Hostels in Loire Valley

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

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.

How much are hostels in Loire Valley?

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 Loire Valley 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.

When to book hostels?

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.

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Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Loire Valley safe?

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.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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