You are looking for hostels in Midi-Pyrénées? 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 Midi-Pyrénées 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 Midi-Pyrénées.
We list every single hostel in Midi-Pyrénées and the world. In total, we have 7 cities in Midi-Pyrénées 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 Midi-Pyrénées. 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 Midi-Pyrenees is a region in France that has no historical or political background; it was created as a “zone of influence” for the regional capital, Toulouse, in the mid 20th century. It is made up of several different French regions, those mainly being Languedoc, Gascony, and Rouergue. Because most of the southern regions of France are later inventions around a metropolis, the smaller towns tend to identify with the old provinces rather than the new cities. As a result of this, you will find that even though a town may be part of Midi-Pyrenees, it identifies with the Languedoc because its closer and was once a part of that region. You will find people that still speak Occitan, the old language, also.
The largest city in the region is Toulouse; other large cities are Tarbes, Albi, and Cahors. The easiest way to get to the Midi-Pyrenees region is through Toulouse. You can fly here from Paris Orly in just over an hour. A train from Paris Austerlitz or Montparnasse takes on average seven hours. If you are here to explore outside of the city, you might prefer your own transport, but it is not necessary. There are local buses that can take you between towns. If you have plans to hike or want to go on your own schedule, a car is best. You can hire them from the Toulouse Airport.
Most hostels in the Midi-Pyrenees region are found in Toulouse, it is after all the regional and economic capital. Look for the words “auberge de jeunesse,” because that means “hostel” in French. Some of the smaller towns, particularly the pilgrimage town of Lourdes, have hostels. If you are staying in a small town, expect the hostels to be very basic!
The Midi-Pyrenees region is France’s largest and least populated region, but it packs a big punch. One of the biggest draws to the region is the Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, where the Virgin Mary is supposed to have been seen. Every year, millions of Catholics visit the Grotto of Massabielle to pay homage to the mother of Jesus. If you are planning to visit the Midi-Pyrenees region around this time, you should book your hostel in advance. The region also has excellent hiking in the Pyrenees mountains. Some of the trails meet up with the St James Way and the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage routes.
Handwritten by local expert for Midi-Pyrénées 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 Midi-Pyrénées 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.