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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2013

The experience would have been fine if not for the rude, miserable staff. I didn't expect much from a €16 per night hostel, but I certainly didn't expect such unpleasant hosts. I would avoid this gite in future, especially having been told of others at a similar sort of price. The big dorm was just about clean, and comfortable enough...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2013

Well, where shall I start......we were greeted by an unfriendly & impatient woman who no body saw smile the whole weekend. The hostel has a side door that is left unlocked all night. The main room on the top floor has no door. In our group of 12.... 6 people were robbed in the night. The hostel owner didn't seem...

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Reviewed 28 March 2013

The robbery is probably as good as anywhere to begin, in the night 6 people in our dorm were relieved of wallets and cash totaling over €1,000 and we heard another person had their skis taken. However, a robbery would have been more palatable if it hadn't been in one of the least hospitable and unfriendly hostels I have ever...

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2Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 28 March 2013

If you want to leave Chamonix without any of your valuables, and to have permanent ear damage from being screamed at in pigeon-English by the tyrannical owner, then stay here. If not, look elsewhere sharpish. A terrible hostel with appalling management. There is also a nightly thief. Our group of 10 had c.£3,000 worth of belongings stolen in the first...

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1Thank Jones_MEC
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2013

This is an exceptionally low cost backpackers in the normally expensive Chamonix. Located about ten mins walk from the town centre. I stayed in the big dorm for a week for approx £12 per night. Had a comfortable single bed (but there are bunk beds as well). Pillow and blanket provided but you must bring a sleeping bag (would advise...

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Thank robcollin
chicago
Reviewed 30 September 2012

Place wasn't that bad, although it's very much a backpacker. It's a bit far from the city center, which drops the price down. The rooms don't lock, so i was always worried about keeping stuff in there. The bathroom were clean enough. The breakfast was nothing to write home about. Overall, the place was just clean enough, although it could...

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Thank jszafraniec
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2011

My wife and I have four children so price can be pretty important to us. This is a great value place and I have been back with the whole family for a week three times. We can get a family ski holiday in some of the best skiing areas of France in peak season for the same price as you...

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4Thank AndrewWood
Ireland
Reviewed 15 February 2011

The place is very old and the rooms need renovation. When you walk upstairs, you will hear the cracking of the floor. You have to ring the bell in the front door every time you want to ask or need something because the woman who was the receptionist, is not there all the time. She was very rude and embarrassed...

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4Thank Danskiedoo
Edinburgh
Reviewed 21 January 2011

We enjoyed our stay at this warm and friendly, chalet-style hostel. Great value for the price and also a good location, a 10 minute walk from the centre of Chamonix and close to the bus stop to the slopes. Our only critisism is the kitchen which is very old-fashioned and badly equipped. A lick of paint in all areas would...

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Thank Sue C
lancs
Reviewed 6 April 2010

Basic bunkhouse. Do not pay for an evening meal and breakfast, the food is overpriced and utterly appalling. We had to go out for a meal afterwards as nobody could eat what was served. The service was sullen and unconcerned.

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“A 4-bed would be perfect because there isn't too many people in the room but there'll be a chance to socialise with other travellers.”
 of 5 bubbles , 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“do not choose the big dorm”
 of 5 bubbles Kaner21, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“if i had to stay here again i would pay the extra for the smaller rooms, at least your equipment would be safer”
 of 5 bubbles 93qwerty, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Mont blanc is the best room, especially if you are a group of 4.”
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“Get a small room that has a solid lock on the door!”
 of 5 bubbles BW892, 28 Mar 2013 | Read review
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