Hostels in Marseille, France

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Get to know Marseille (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 Marseille. To help you make friends with Marseille before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Marseille is also named and spelled Marseilles - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
 Get to know Marseille (no more

Marseille is ripe for travelers to discover. You may have heard this city is often regarded as underdeveloped or even dangerous due to crime. Though there are problems in this city, they don't make it worth skipping. With a bit of a sense of adventure you'll not only tour the center with its historic port and architecture, but you can find your way to markets like Noailles Market, known for its African flair. Or you might take a morning out to the Calanques, Marseille's fjord and well-preserved natural area.

Getting around Marseille by public transportation is preferable. The metro and bus lines are frequent and easy to use, especially if you know enough French to ask for directions. Other forms of transportation are less preferable, but locals do drive, and bicyclists are starting to appear as well. Walking is sufficient if you're staying anywhere in the central district (1er).

Marseille hostels are typical of southern France, they are mostly medium-sized with considerably less than 100 beds, and offer a variety of service. Some have rules, as are common in traditional association hostels. For instance, one hostel prohibits alcohol consumption.

A cluster of hostels are located not far from the train station, Marseille St. Charles, and the historic center around Vieux-port. Others are further out of town, in the more tranquil suburbs of the city. Note that Marseille has a considerable crime rate, if you plan to hike through distant (possibly desolate) neighborhoods to get to your hostel. Crime is otherwise not much of an issue, although some areas around the city center are run-down.

Written by local enthusiast for Marseille hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Marseille hostels Carl

FAQ about Marseille Hostels

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

A hostel in Marseille costs on average $39 for a dorm. A hostel in Marseille with private rooms costs on average $121. shows all 5 Hostels in Marseille. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 5 hostels in Marseille, France. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Marseille such as
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The People Hostel - Marseille is the best rated hostel for partying in Marseille.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Marseille

Your Packing List for Marseille

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Marseille 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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Marseille 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 Marseille, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
5 Total number of hostels
$39 Average dorm price
$121 Average private room price
$32 Cheapest hostel in Marseille
1 Party hostels in Marseille
The People Hostel - Marseille is the best rated
8 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Marseille - from the Community

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