B&B La Joliette is a very new budget hotel in the Euromediterranee Area, the area used to be derelict harbour buildings but has undergone a massive reconstruction in the last ten years and is now a bright quarter with many conference and concertvenues. The old port and the St Charles TGV-station are still within walking distance, but public transport in Marseille is ridiculously cheap and the "la Joliette" stops of Metro, Tramway and Bus right in front of the hotel.
Reception is staffed 24hrs, instead of keys one gets a six digits code for the room which will also open the main entrance in the late evenings.
As one would expect rooms are small and basic, but the interior is better than the plastic look of many french competitors and there is one chair and one stool, a decent size desk and free wifi in each room. For your electronics there is one socket in the bathroom and two in the bedroom, one at the desk and another beside the bed.
Staff was friendly and checkin very swift, checkoutprocedures dont exist.More