HI - Nîmes Youth Hostel Chemin de la Cigale





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257 Chemin de l'Auberge de Jeunesse, Nimes (Nimes), Languedoc-Rosellón, Francia
43.842746, 4.333939 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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Superb all round
what a joy -- friendly staff, great accommodation. met lots of ace people, had a super time here.
(liverpool england)
Finding the hostel was really easy, it's marked by street signs -- it IS bit far and uphill to walk with a huge backpack, but the walk is really nice. great bakery and FRESH produce store right along the way! staff was really friendly and helpful. room was really clean as well, spacious with a sink, and the shared bathroom was quite large. big lockers if you're the person that locks all your stuff. really loved this hostel, i wish i would have had more time here!
(United States)
Certainly, it's a bit of a hike up from the bus stop if you've got a heavy backpack on, though I did walk to and from the centre of town a couple of times, and it's not a bad walk in summer. I, too, really appreciated being given a glass of cold water when I arrived. I've stayed in a lot of French Youth Hostels, and, although they're getting better, they can often be quite impersonal and institutional. This one isn't like that. It has a really friendly feeling. The rooms are just basic youth hostel rooms -- spartan and clean. That's all I want in that regard. But they serve really good meals in the evening at outdoor tables in the garden. And once you've finished eating, you can sit an ponder life the universe and everything with a nice pint of cold beer. Basic but good breakfast in the morning. I speak French reasonably well, but also noticed that the staff spoke excellent English.
Nick Thompson
(New Zealand/UK)
  Possibly the best hostel (apart from the Woodstock in Paris) I stayed in whilst in France. The staff were exceptional -- even offering me cold water after I hiked in from the train station. Rooms, bathrooms, and grounds are in excellent condition and always kept clean. Highly recommended.
  The best hostel I stayed at in France! The rooms are spacious, clean, and have bathrooms and showers inside each one. Most rooms also have a small patio with a sliding door. Everyone here was friendly, and it was easy to meet other travellers in their outdoor cafe area. Yes, it is a bit of a hike from the bus stop, but well worth it! I was also offered a glass of water immediately, too. And there's a kitchen for guests! Since there's a great supermarket in between the hostel and the bus stop, this is absolutely invaluable and something more hostels should have. Nimes is a lovely small French city, with a charming old section and an amazing intact Roman arena. It's also easy to take the train to Arles for the day from here.
  This hostel is really fantastic! The staff are friendly, the place is very clean, the rooms are great and the garden is beautiful. I highly recommend it.
  Can you say overrated? This place was not that great at all. It's a long walk up a hill, expensive, and breakfast is 3.50 extra. Aside from the Pont du Gard, there's not much to see in Nimes anyway. See the Aqueduct and maybe the arena and spend the night in Avignon of Arles. Don't waste your money on this hostel.
  This is a fabulous hostel, and the only negative point about it is the walk from the bus stop to the hostel, which is all uphill! It was 30 degrees when we arrived, and we just barely survived the uphill walk with our rucksacks! However, the lovely people at the hostel greeted us with big glasses of cold water! You can buy lunch and dinner at the hostel and the eating area is lovely--set in their botanical gardens! We stayed in an eight-person room, but there were only two of us in it. Even with eight people it would have been very spacious. The shower and toilet area were very clean, as were the bedrooms. Eggs are cooked for breakfast, which is a bonus! This is a lovely hostel, and also includes room for camping. The town of Nimes is a 15 minute walk downhill from the hostel, but I would recommend getting the bus back up!

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