Hostel in Annecy, France

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Get to know Annecy (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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!

 Get to know Annecy (no more

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

Written by local enthusiast for Annecy hostels Kelly Sheldrick

FAQ about Annecy Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Annecy. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Annecy. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Your Packing List for Annecy

Your Packing List for Annecy

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Annecy and France.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Annecy Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Annecy, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
1 Party hostels in Annecy
Annecy Hostel Loverchy is the best rated
8.4 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Annecy - from the Community

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