You are looking for hostels in Provence? 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 Provence 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 Provence.
We list every single hostel in Provence and the world. In total, we have 21 cities in Provence 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 Provence. 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.
Provence is a region on the Cote d’Azur in the southern part of France, on the Mediterranean. It is bordered by the left bank of the Rhone River to the west, to the Italian regions of Piedmont and Liguria on the east, and the Mediterranean Sea on the south. The largest city and regional capital is Marseilles; other cities within Provence are Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Toulon, and Cannes.
There are several airports in Provence that are easily accessible to travellers. Marseilles and Nice both have direct flights from most European cities. To explore the region in depth, it is best to have your own transportation; buses link major cities and towns but not the remote hiking trails, vineyards, and many Roman ruins that litter the region.
Provence has been inhabited since prehistoric times. It has some of the oldest known sites in Europe, such as the Cosquer Cave and the dolmen near Draguignan. In the 10th century BCE, Ligurians came from modern-day Italy and in the 8th century BCE, Celts settled nearby. The two tribes easily conquered the local tribes. Over the course of later centuries, Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans conquered the region and the evidence of their inhabitation is still there. History buffs can explore the many ancient sites, from the city of Massalia (modern-day Marseilles) to the Roman amphitheatres and aqueducts that are scattered around Provence. As Roman power waned, Germanic and Frankish tribes moved in. In the Middle Ages, Provence was ruled by Visigoths, Merovingians, and Carolingians. Provence came under French rule under Louis XI in 1486.
Budget hostel accommodation in Provence can be found in Marseilles, Nice, Avignon, Cannes, and other larger towns. Look for “des Jeunes” or ask for a backpackers hostel. Traditional hostels are rare in many of the small, remote towns; consider a guesthouse or bed and breakfast if you plan on travelling overnight.
Provence is a wine-lovers paradise. There are vineyards with impressive, ancient wine cellars and rich, bold wines. The landscape, with its rolling hills and fertile soil, makes for an outdoor enthusiasts paradise as well. Once you have your hostel accommodation sorted, wander Provence’s mountain trails, prehistoric caves, and remote Alpine villages. Sun-seekers should head for the coast, where the Mediterranean sun bears down on the pristine beaches. The Cannes Film Festival takes place each year in May; interested travellers should make accommodations in advance. With such a rich, vibrant culture, Provence is a region not to be missed! Enjoy!
Handwritten by local expert for Provence 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 Provence 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.