This was a truly great hosteling experience. I spent July hosteling in Spain and France and this was without question the best place I stayed at. Sidsmums is a true backpacker's hostel operated with the adult traveler in mind. This is the place to go when you are tired of all the youth hostels with their silly rules, which frankly don't apply to adults. If you're looking to actually meet other travelers, have a good time, enjoy good food (depending on your ability to cook!), good wine (some of the local wines are exceptional) relax in a country setting and just kick back and enjoy life for a while, this is the place to do it. It's like renting a country villa in France or Italy without the big-ticket price. Be prepared to be sociable; there's no TV so you HAVE to actually talk to the other guests. HA! I truly appreciated that.
Here are a few other details:
* Good country style kitchen. You can cook for yourself.
* Private style bathrooms
* It's clean!
* Nice backyard
* Jan will run you into Carcassonne and pick you up for free!
* If you ask her real nice, Jan will do your laundry for a reasonable fee. She'll even fold it.