This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Annecy.
Annecy, a touristic town situated in the north of the French Alps, has a number of small canals and streams that run through the town and link to the beautiful, blue, Lake Annecy. The town is a fourteenth-century medieval town, with many old traditional buildings, including a chateau (castle) and old churches, which can be visited by tourists.
There are a number of accommodation options in Annecy, including catered and self-catered apartments and chalets, hotels, B&Bs, and a number of popular Annecy hostels. Hostels in Annecy tend to be the cheapest options, especially if you are traveling solo. Annecy is very touristic, so book accommodation in advance if visiting during the peak season. Hostels in Annecy tend to be centrally located, within walking distance to transport links, as well as many shops and restaurants. Hostel prices tend to be more expensive during the peak season, however are still reasonably priced for Western Europe. Most hostels in Annecy include free Wi-Fi, kitchen facilities, social and communal areas, comfortable beds, and hot-water showers. Some hostels in Annecy also provide information about local events, bike or ski hire, and day trips.
During the summer months, it is popular to hire bikes and cycle around the lakes. There are many established bike trails, both for road bikes and mountain bikes. During the winter season, Annecy is located close to many ski resorts and slopes. There are many good restaurants in Annecy that serve local Savoyard cuisine, such as fondue (melted cheese), racellete (strong flavoured cheese) and poulet savoyard (a tomato and cheese chicken dish).
Written by local enthusiast for Annecy hostelsKelly Sheldrick