Hostels in Picardy Hostels in Picardy

You are looking for hostels in Picardy? 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 Picardy 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 Picardy.

All Cities in Picardy

We list every single hostel in Picardy and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in Picardy 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 Picardy 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 Picardy. 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 Picardy

Picardy is a region in northern France. It was a former historical province until boundaries changes in 2016 and is now part of the Hauts-de-France region. The province stretches from the southeastern Somme to the coast and down to the northern edges of Paris and Champagne. Culturally, the region is very Flemish. Picardy was originally part of the Frankish Empire (5th century); by the end of the 15th it was fully incorporated into France under King Louis XI.

Some of the largest cities in the province include Amiens, Beauvais, Peronne, and Soissons. The easiest way to get to any of them is by train or car from Paris; it is less than one hour away! If you’re coming from outside of France, you may already be flying into the region - Beauvais -Tille (or Paris-Beauvais) airport is the hub for budget airlines like Ryanair, Blue Air, and more. If you want to see the region at your leisure, you’ll be better off getting your own transportation. One of the charms of this region is the small unassuming villages, cathedrals, and more. The village of Gerberoy is often called the prettiest village in France.

You’ll find most hostel accommodation in Picardy in the larger towns, like Amiens, Beauvais, and Laon. The French phrase for “hostel” is “auberge de jeunesse.” Its worth knowing a bit of French instead of assuming that everyone can or will speak English! Once you are settled into your hostel, you should get out and explore all of the historical attractions that this region has to offer.

You very likely recognise the name Somme from the famous World War I battle. Lying right in the middle of Western Europe, on a coast near England, Picardy has been home to numerous battles over the centuries, not just the infamous World War ones. In the Middle Ages, towns like Amiens, Beauvais, and Laon, built cathedrals and city walls that were fought over by the Hapsburgs, Spanish, French, and English. The cathedrals in this region are some of the largest in France and also among the first Gothic cathedrals. The one at Amiens is the most impressive; this is a must-see!

Picardy is also relatively flat, since it lies at the mouth of the Somme River. It is well known across France for having thriving wetlands, a lush farming community (including sugar cane, introduced by Napoleon), and Europe’s best nature reserves. The Baic de Somme, on the far western edge of the region, is a great place to see a regenerating seal colony. Your hostel can help arrange tours. Lastly, don’t miss the many chateaux that were built by French nobility. Chantilly is likely the most famous one, since it also houses massive stables for the king that decided he would be reincarnated as a horse.

expert for Picardy hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Picardy hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Picardy - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Picardy. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Picardy. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Picardy

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 Picardy?

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 Picardy 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 Picardy 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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