Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Annecy, France. You can choose from 3 Annecy hostels. In total, there are 4 cheap places to stay in Annecy such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $26 for a dorm.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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. To help you make friends with Annecy before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
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 hostels Kelly Sheldrick
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I went to Annecy for a youth exchange -- it is beyond amazing! I will go again one day!
Annecy is aewsome. You should definitely go to the parks. One is next a lake and you can paddle boat up to the edge of a cliff. The buildings and briges are all very pretty.
Annecy is heaven on earth.
We decided on Annecy on a whim and what a lucky whim it turned out to be. Beeeautiful, picturesque Annecy is in France, yes, but the architecture is very swiss. Big ol Chalet type houses, incredible lake front mountain view. Not only do you step back in time, with the well-preseved buildings, but you step out of the caotic rush of some of the larger cities in France. Annecy has all the amenities of a big town, but provides a very welcome respite to backpack weilding travellers. Come here to relax, eat and sleep. Just not to party, cause their ain't to much going on. I lucked out because when I was there, there was a huge music festival, and we followed an amazing Brazilian band through the old town. They would stop periodically, forming a circle encouraging us to dance in their midst. That was living. Annecy is a retreat, a story book escape.
I lived in Annecy for 3 months and I found it to be one of the most well-hidden gems in France. There weren't a lot of tourists coming through and therefore you could really get a taste of French culture in this amazing, beautiful town in the French Alpes. The lake borders up to the base of the mountains...Italy and Switzerland are a short train ride away. Could you ask for anything more?
Annecy is quite simply one of the most beautiful places on earth.
What a beautiful city! I've been twice and both times it took my breath away. I recommend renting a small motor boat. Its a wonderful and extremely cheap way to get out on the lake. If you want to experience real french culture... get to Annecy!
If you're into taking pictures, this is a great place for it. There are canals running through the town past some great buildings (like an old prison) and up to a huge lake bordered by mountains. Get a crepe and sit in the town park to watch the boaters.
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