After hearing a horror story of a friend being mugged after being shown a shotgun on the way to this hostel located in one corner of the city, we were extremely afraid of reaching the hostel late in the night. The hostel is at one end of the city at the end of the metro line. The path leading to the hostel is deserted and not properly lit up (Although there is a police station on the way).
The hostel is located atop a hill and has a nice view from the hostel windows. It is converted out of a chateau so has a nice feel to it. The hostel will provide you entrance codes to the main door as well as the outside gate if you plan to arrive late and you mail them. The breakfast was one of the best we've had in hostels in Europe. However, the bathrooms were really smelly and were a tad too less in numbers.
The staff was really curteous though, gave us a map and explained what we should do throughout the day. If you can search for a better option (There is a famous hostels in Marseilles as far as I know) well and good, otherwise this is also a good option. But do go to Marseilles, especially for Callanques.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is in a castle of Second Empire style, built on a hill, in a quiet and wooded area, the Auberge de Jeunesse of Marseille Bois-Luzy is installed. In addition to its view of the harbor, Auberge de Jeunesse Marseille Bois-Luzy has a set of sports facilities (volleyball, basketball, handball, football, tennis) and is surrounded by a public park. On the heights of the city of Marseille, enjoy this exceptional place and stay in a castle that overlooks a hill. You like ... ... Staying in a castle of the Second Empire style to put you in the skin of a squire. Read a book in the peacefully installed park while being in the heart of the city. Enjoy a warm welcome. Cross the path of travelers having the same idea of the journey. Discover a rich heritage city. Sea kayaking in the calanques. ... more less