Camping Hostel Auberge Bagatelle, Avignon

Ile de la Barthelasse
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Location is nice

Facilities are not good, but good location.


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stayed for 6 months found it good. no hassles easy to get to town. friendly staff not the patron. worth a visit if you on a budget. festival de avignon is the best time to go lasts a month. english girl called Jane works there every year, very helpful girl for local knowledge.


Bagatelle is a hostel, campground, and a hotel. It includes a restaurant, cafeteria, and an expensive supermarket. The hostel itself is located in a building to the right after entering the Bagatelle ground. The reception for the hostel is in the cafeteria which is straight ahead when you enter Bagatelle. The location is great -- situated on the Ile de Piot, just across the big bridge, it is away from traffic and noise.

The rooms are basic and do not expect them to be too clean. Dorms come with four to eight beds and private and double rooms are also available. Some of the dorms have a balcony with a nice view across the Rhone River towards the old part of Avignon. You will have to pay for sheets and a pillowcase. Don't place your backpack under the beds -- last time the space there saw cleaning was during the French Revolution. Big minus -- there are no lockers and you can't lock the doors of the rooms. The reception will keep your passport.

Bathrooms are on each floor and cleaned twice a day, but you will have a hard time having a nice, hot shower. Real hot water you'll only get in the bathrooms of the campground.

Breakfast is included in the price and consists of a hot drink, a cup of orange juice, a croissant and a bread roll, some jam and butter. The supermarket covers the basic needs for a high price, so do the shopping in town. The cafeteria offers small menus, pizza, pasta, and drinks and it is nice to sit on the terrace and have a glass of wine while meeting other travelers.

Wi-fi is offered for a charge. Time counts from the start, even if you log off. Internet doesn't work most of the time. Check in starts at 11 a.m. Reception/cafeteria is closed 2 to 5 p.m., as is the hostel, so you cannot get into the dorms at all.

Staff are friendly, but after being open so many years, they should have placed a proper reception sign at the entrance -- many backpacks walk around the campground looking for the check-in while the staff watches. Overall, it is a place to stay, and the owners know that people come to stay cheap, so why change?


The dormitories are very clean. So are the bathrooms. My overall experience was very good. Some nights were louder than others but that all depends on who else is staying in the hostel. The service at the reception was very good and all the workers and staff are very nice. The breakfasts are amazing! They were simple but you got a lot of food. The choices were very good as well. The only thing that bothered me was a banging door at night or in the morning. I'm not sure which one it was (I tested some of them close to my room), but it's there somewhere. But a great place to stay overall if you're young and on a tight budget.

Iva Vukicevic

Great deal for the price. nice to have a cheap "home base" to stay while I explored Provence. Enjoyed having a nice breakfast included. Suggest you invest in screens for the windows because the mosquitoes can be quite bad.


I camped here in September 2004. The showers and toilets were very clean. I met several young people who were staying in the hostel. They all thought the hostel facilities were good. It has a very friendly staff with several native English speakers. You can buy your beers in the local supermarket and sit outside the camp bar and chat. The best bit is that it's so close to the town you can see La Pont Sur Avignon from camp. A must is a visit to Pont Du Guard Roman Aquaduct, about 15 miles south.

Richard Edeson

Avignon is a fun city, one of the best in France (especially during the theater festival in July). I had great time there. The hostel is in a wonderful location and it is fun to sit outside by the lake. It has a weird smell, but it wasn't dirty and it was cheap. The hostel lacks locks, lockers and a common room.


It sucked. The food was as bad as hell!!! Really disgusting. The showers were really dirty. It was not really cheap if you ask me. You have to pay 9 euros extra for food that was not eatable. If you pay some euros more you can eat very well in a restaurant in town. It's better to pay some extra euros and have a cheap hotel. The owners were not friendly at all.


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Welcome to Auberge Bagatelle. We are located in a green camping site, besides the Rhone river, only a 10 minutes walk from the historical center of Avignon.

Our hostel has 180 beds consisting of single & double ensuite rooms and dormitories (4-6-8 persons) with facilities in the corridor.

we are 10 minute walking distance from the historical center of Avignon and only a 20 minute walk from the center train station and bus station (Take Cours Jean Jaures, then left into rue Joseph Vernet (when tourism office is on your right), almost at the end of rue Joseph Vernet, take left, arriving on Place Crillon, then take the in the middle of the bridge "Daladier", take stairs down to the camping hostel Bagatelle.

From post office (facing main station) take bus nr 10 or 11 - ask for stop "Ile Piot" (middle of the bridge "Daladier")

Panoramic view facing the famous Palace of the Popes and 'Pont d'Avignon'
Bar-restaurants, inside car parking (cars and buses) , washing and

Features :
Little football and basket ground, "boulodrome"
drying machines, internet, WIFI, CPL access
Phones (public)
2 Bars / 2 restaurants
Bike Rental

Location and Contact




Address: 25 allées Antoine Pinay, Ile de la Barthelasse, Avignon, Provence, France

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Website Camping Hostel Auberge Bagatelle Avignon
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 90 86 71 35 / +33 (0)4 90 86 71 31
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller


Bike Rental


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons


Cable TV

Camping Allowed Onsite

Clothes Dryer

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking



Hot Showers


Swimming Pool


Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 7:30 for clients already in / 10:30 for arrivals

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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