Vertigo Vieux-Port Hostel

Hostel Marseille

Vertigo Vieux-Port Hostel

From 22 EUR

Vertigo Vieux-Port Hostel is a newly renovated hostel in Marseille. We’re located in the Old Port area, walking distance from beaches, bars, clubs, the central market and the famous Notre Dame church. We offer charming two to eight bed rooms, all of which are clean and equipped with comfy wooden bunk beds.

Every room in our hostel is carefully designed and decorated by local artists according to the unique character of each room. We'll make sure that you feel like you're home here. After you've been on the road all day, or walking around the city, you can relax in our cosy and friendly common areas, have a drink, talk and make friends.

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85 % Total ratings: 92

  • Designed by local artists
  • Home-away-from-home vibe
  • Walking distance to beaches

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Vertigo Vieux-Port Hostel is a newly renovated and located in trendy Marseille’s Old Port.

The third EFH hostel in France, it won’t be long before you feel it becoming your home away from home in the south of France

Vertigo Vieux-Port Hostel has small, medium and big dorms with shared bathrooms (from 4 to 14beds). Our rooms are comfortable, modern and clean.

Vertigo was elected by HostelWorld as the second best new hostel worldwide. No matter what sort of visit you’re planning Vertigo can cater to you. You want to laze on the beach? You want to hit the bars and clubs? You want shopping and sightseeing? Whatever you’re after you’re in luck. The hostel is located in the Old Port area, meaning it’s walking distance from beaches, bars, clubs, the central market and the famous Notre Dame church. It is also great for accessing boat tours along the famous Riviera and sight seeing.

From here you can also visit the famous Calanques – 20 kilometres of white cliffs rising vertically from the sea which 12,000 years ago formed the famous coastline with its many azure blue bays. Diving trips and beach trips are available depending on the time of year, and the coast enjoys sunshine most of the year-round. Its great location spreads to transport links too, there are plenty of buses around and it’s within walking distance of the main Marseille train station.

Every room in Vertigo Vieux-Port Hostel is carefully designed and decorated by local artists according to the unique character of each room. This has made Vertigo a must-go for style spotters and lovers of innovative design.

Hostel facilities

  • Free luggage storage
  • Free breakfast
  • Free Internet access
  • Free Wi-fi in the lobby
  • Cosy lounge with cable TV
  • Guest kitchen
  • Linen included
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • 24 hour check-in and reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Security lockers in the rooms
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Useful information

City: Marseille
Country: France
Address: 38, rue Fort Notre Dame 13007, Marseille, France
Phone 1: +33 4 91 54 42 95

How to arrive

The Hotel Vertigo is located within 3 minutes walking distance from the central train station Saint-Charles. 2 possible accesses :

At the end of the big famous stonestairs: Turn rightwards about 10 meters and then turn once again right in going up the street for about 50 meters. On your left hand side you will see a square which is on the reverse side of the street, it is the Place Bernard Dubois . The street rue des Petites Maries goes down on the left side of the café: tobacco shop, the Balto which is in the centre of this square. You will reach the Hotel Vertigo after 10 meters.

From the station St Charles at the end of the platform : Take the escalators in descending one level and go to the exit Boulevard Maurice Bourdet. At the pharmacy and the post office turn to your left on boulevard Maurice Bourdet on the left hand side for the next 50 metres. On your right hand side you will see a place, the Place Bernard Dubois . The street rue des Petites Maries goes down on the left side of the tobacco shop the Balto which is in the centre of this place. You will reach the Hotel Vertigo after 10 metres.

By train or by bus

The Hotel Vertigo is situated about 50 meters from the station Saint-Charles or the bus terminal.

Navettes (shuttlebusses) departing from the airport: The terminal station of the shuttlebusses is the station Saint-Charles.

Duration du journey : 25 min

Timetable : from 5:10 until 0:10 every 20 min until the last flight

By car

Via freeway A7 : exit station Saint-Charles, at the top of the boulevard Charles Nedelec when the station is right in front of you, turn to one's right until you reach the boulevard Maurice Bourdet and descend about 70 meters. On your right hand side you will see a place, the Place Bernard Dubois . The street rue des Petites Maries goes down on the left side of the tobacco shop, the Balto which is in the centre of this place. You will reach the Hotel Vertigo after 10 meters.

Via freeway A55 : follow the direction Centre Ville - Vieux Port and station Saint-Charles

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Reviews of Vertigo Vieux-Port Hostel

60% 06 August 2017
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Booked through this website as it advertises a 10% discount with an interrail pass. When I arrived to check in the lady's demeanor became quite rude as soon as I mentioned this and shown my pass. To cut a long story short I didn't get the discount after a lengthy call to I presume a manager. I gave up as I just wanted to check in and get on with my day. This put me off the place entirely really. Won't come back.

60% 06 August 2017
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Booked through this website as it advertises a 10% discount with an interrail pass. When I arrived to check in the lady's demeanor became quite rude as soon as I mentioned this and shown my pass. To cut a long story short I didn't get the discount after a lengthy call to I presume a manager. I gave up as I just wanted to check in and get on with my day. This put me off the place entirely really. Won't come back.

100% 08 April 2015
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Very close to all the bars and restaurants in Vieux Port & shopping in Canebière, only a short walk to Notre Dame de la Garde, friendly staff, free breakfast, clean rooms... couldn't have asked for more!

80% 29 September 2014
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Great hostel in the perfect location in Marseille next to the port. They have nice common areas and the rooms are clean and spacious. Would recommend!

100% 23 June 2014
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Pretty hostel in a great location for Marseille. Will go again

100% 01 February 2012
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One of the best famous hostels I stayed in. Big common rooms, a in a very nice building. In the Old Port area which is great. My room was big and bed was comfortable. Really recommend to stay here if you visit Marseille and i recommend also to visit Marseille,it's definetely a beautiful city,I love portual cities and Marseille is the best one. Visit Notre Dame de la Garde

94% 18 May 2018
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Pros: Great hostel. Fantastic location, good free breakfast and clean rooms. Staff were very friendly. Cons: Atmosphere could have been better if there were...

96% 14 May 2018
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Positive: It was a nice hostel, with nice staff. Facilities and cleanliness are perfect for such price.

94% 01 May 2018
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Nice staff. Great location. Busy and friendly place. I would stay again.

92% 30 April 2018
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Positive: Great location and nice staff.

100% 24 April 2018
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My first hostel stay - went better than expected! Staff is helpful, rooms and bathroom/shower facilities were clean (although the rooms did get quite warm at...

100% 22 April 2018
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Positive: The room had a lot of space and I could sleep properly, nights were quiet. Negative: Well, I don't like bunkbeds, and I didn't try the shower.

89% 15 April 2018
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I didn't stay here long but the staff were very friendly, the facilities were clean. I didn't get much of a breakfast, just a bit of cereal, but it was free....

100% 14 April 2018
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Positive: The room was better than expected, therr were single beds rather than bunks. The shower and toilet where in the room so you only shared with 3...

97% 09 April 2018
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Such a nice place to stay, great character. The room we stayed in had its own en suite and as we first walked in the whole place smelled so clean. There was...

100% 08 April 2018
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Excellent!!! One of the most comfortable and cleanest hostels I've stayed. Big rooms & enough showers + toilets for every guest. Also free wifi, 2 computers,...

100% 07 April 2018
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One of the best hostels I have been ever. The atmosphere was incredibly nice!

100% 06 April 2018
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Nice hostel with great free breakfast of fresh bread, cereals, and jam. Friendly staff, free luggage storage, great location. Bathrooms are connected to the...

100% 05 April 2018
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It was one of my favorite staysh. The location is perfect you are almost by the old port, the rooms are clean and very big, the breakfast was good and i...

100% 04 April 2018
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Good calm and friendly atmosphere. Good facilities.

96% 28 March 2018
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Positive: Breakfast is very fair, as it's included in the price. Nice bed. Great location. Negative: No elevator, only stairs. The power plug was far from...

94% 13 March 2018
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We would definitely recommend it! The staff was very nice the free breakfast was very good too!! Every dorm hast it’s own bathroom and shower. It’s in the...

100% 24 February 2018
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Good rooms, 6 beds have two bathroom in and are spacious. It’s really clean, specially the guest kitchen. Quiet in nights and located next to port,...

94% 10 February 2018
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Lovely staff! Was difficult to judge when the shower would be hot but that’s hostel life! overall a lovely stay with brekkie and kind folk around , awesome...

97% 09 February 2018
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The best thing about this place is, it is situated in front of the harbor and is very near to the railway station. All the important places for the tourists...

90% 03 February 2018
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Great hostel, very well run and good location!

100% 01 February 2018
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Positive: Just perfect!.

92% 26 January 2018
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Positive: The location is amazing compared to how unsafe I felt walking in most parts of Marseille. The hostel is quite nice. I loved that the room had an...

100% 13 January 2018
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I found the staff to be very helpful and accommodating, the room and common areas very nice and welcoming, and the location to be great in relation to the...

100% 10 January 2018
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Everything you need is here! I would rate it 20/10 if I could! Stay here!!!

94% 02 January 2018
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Based on price, i thought this hostel would be dodgy, but it wasn’t! I felt very safe and comfortable, slept well, and the reception staff were easy to talk...

100% 27 December 2017
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Positive: Nice place and conformable!.

97% 22 December 2017
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I met great persons and had fantastic Christmas holidays in this hostel! I really liked the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, the stuff was nice and helped a...

100% 20 December 2017
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Even though I was there at a very quiet time (right before xmas), I can tell this is an outstanding hostel. I met one of the owners who was very welcoming...

97% 12 December 2017
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The best hostel. The dorm is on a mezzanine floor and the toilets and bathrooms are below for every room. It’s very cosy with a skylight and all. I liked the...

94% 08 December 2017
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Very nice hostel. Next to old port and the most important landmark of Marseille. Good breakfast. Highly recommended hostel.

94% 06 December 2017
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Good: - Big rooms with lamps that you can move around. - Comfortable common areas, suitable for many things (reading, music, meeting friends, ...) - Heating:...

97% 01 December 2017
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The location is absolutely fabulous! Not far from Notre Dame de la Garde in one direction and Vieux-Port in the other. Easy to find, too. Free breakfast was...

100% 26 November 2017
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The accomodations are clean and comfortable, but the best was the service. The personal it's very helpful and friendly. Will be staying here again as soon as...

100% 26 November 2017
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my room was S P A C I O U S! the fellow travelers were fun. i loved this hostel and it is right in the center of it all!

94% 18 November 2017
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We had a very nice stay and would definitely recommend the hostel :)

97% 13 November 2017
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really good,very convinent and staff there are nice,facility is fine as well

94% 06 November 2017
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I am a woman traveling alone and it was perfect. The old port is down the street. Close to metro and bus. Ideal for a typical time in Marseille. I loved it...

97% 30 October 2017
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Really nice and spacious hostel with friendly staff and good breakfast. Definitely my choice for the next visit to Marseille!

94% 21 October 2017
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Good hostel, staff very helpful

90% 20 October 2017
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This was a great hostel! Nicest showers/bathrooms I've had during two months of hostel travel, great kitchen/lounge area, perfect location within marseille....

94% 18 October 2017
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It would be good to have a means of hanging our clothes, just a hook or something very simple.

100% 08 October 2017
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As my first experience in a hostel, I just love it and definitely gonna try it again. I loved me most that I was able to get to know people, my roommates,...

94% 29 September 2017
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The hostel s great solution for those who in love with sea! I had common room and actually it feels quite comfortable with everything. The only issue we had...

97% 19 September 2017
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Absolutely loved staying at the hostel. The location was perfect! Perfectly situated next to several metro stops, next to the beautiful port, a couple of...

94% 16 September 2017
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I loved my little 4 room female dorm. I actually felt like I could escape easily and rest after traveling for months. Not sure why they only have 3 lockers...

100% 12 September 2017
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Positive: Very homely Great people, lots of socialising.

92% 07 September 2017
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92% 31 August 2017
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Positive: I stayed in 4 shared bed room, the room was spacious. The bathroom was big. Breakfast was OK, many choices to start your day. Staff was really...

100% 22 August 2017
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Loved it, good location and a sign out front so you don't miss it.The rooms are spacious, very clean and ensuit in room. Use of the kitchen and lots of...

100% 07 August 2017
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Positive: It's a small hostel and the room I stayed in didn't remind a regular hostel room at all, was rather like a bedroom in a country house, which is not...

94% 30 July 2017
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Close to the port and metro station. Staff was awesome! Air con did not work very well. Pack lightly because there are a lot of stairs, especially in room 3...

100% 24 July 2017
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Positive: Everything, perfect location, nice staff, great room.

94% 20 July 2017
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Staffs are kind and nice Should work on poor wifi connection and kitch facilities. In general, very worth it

97% 08 July 2017
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This is a beautiful place to stay. It's easy to meet fellow travelers over breakfast in the common room, and the whole place has an easygoing atmosphere. The...

94% 05 July 2017
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Maybe the most important thing is that there are no bunk beds!!! The rooms were big enough in a 4-person dorm to have all the beds on the floor-what a...

97% 29 June 2017
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Really nice hostel in an excellent location.

97% 23 June 2017
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Excellent stay, great location, helpful staff. Would stay again, has more of a hotel vibe though with an older crowd staying there. Lovely kitchen area.

92% 17 June 2017
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Positive: Elisa from reseption was super nice! Helping with all my quesitons. Hostel was nice, area and location was perfect. Best shower in hostel ever (for...

100% 09 June 2017
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Everything is good. The beds are comfortable. The rooms are very clean. The staff is always nice and ready to help you. The location is perfect. The...

100% 07 June 2017
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Positive: Great location - close to the train station, the old port and plenty of restaurants and bars with a good atmosphere. The staff were friendly and...

90% 04 June 2017
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The location was perfect. The staff were all very friendly and so were most of the guests we met. If you are visiting Marseille, I definitely suggest staying...

94% 13 May 2017
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Very well located and a fantastic place to meet other travellers. The rooms are very uniquely decorated which gives a nice atmosphere and the facilities are...

100% 13 May 2017
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Very nice, clean hostel locates in the centre. Breakfast was included in my rate, continental style. Stayed in a 4 bed dorm, very calm, with space.

90% 03 May 2017
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Perfect location!! The bathrooms were really clean and the bed sheets as well! Great choice ❤️

92% 26 April 2017
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Positive: Good location, easy to get to from metro. Lots of restaurants nearby and easy walking distance to all attractions. Room size was great with one...

94% 14 April 2017
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Really great hostel- within walking distance to a main train station, good atmosphere, complimentary breakfast, and good wifi. Good atmosphere. I would...

90% 10 April 2017
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Great hostel in a great location. I stayed in what appeared to be a new room. The kitchen lacked equipment and the bathroom lacked the basics - soap.

80% 26 March 2017
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Good hostel with a very nicely decorated common area. Room's interior is nice, but the beds are not very special and don't really fit in the interior....

100% 19 March 2017
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Loved the place it was right in the middle of all the attractions and the staff was very nice and helpful

100% 18 February 2017
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Perfect place. Good placement, with a lot of different areas (bars, restaurants, parks, sightseeing...), staff very friendly, and all clean. Free breakfast...

100% 13 January 2017
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Positive: Everything.

100% 04 January 2017
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Best hostel I've been so far

100% 25 December 2016
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Positive: Dorm is real big, lots of air to breath. No street noise, kitchenette and fridge in the dorm. Internet was fast!.

100% 01 December 2016
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Nice for young people who have to visit Marseille in a short. It's not expensive a are located next to the old town and York of Marseille...

100% 01 November 2016
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Very happy with my time here. Good location, spacious rooms and friendly staff.

97% 20 October 2016
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I had a lovely stay and all of the staff I encountered were helpful and informative. The breakfast is decent and the washing machines and luggage storage...

100% 17 October 2016
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There's good staffs, free breakfast, good Wi-Fi and clean rooms. I'll stay again when go back Marseille^^

94% 22 September 2016
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This was my first experience staying in a hostel, and I was extremely pleased with it! The rooms were clean, had plenty of space and privacy, breakfast was...

100% 12 September 2016
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I only stayed one night in Marseille, but this hostel was a great place to lay my head. It was exceptionally clean and my room had its own bathroom and...

90% 14 August 2016
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One of the best hostels I have ever stayed in!

100% 01 August 2016
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Positive: Lots of space, clean, stylish, breakfasts included so you can meet people easily. Negative: I had to wait 50 minutes before the room was ready for...

97% 22 July 2016
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You can't beat that price. And you get a clean and safe hostel in a great location for it. Staff is super nice. Would stay there again for sure!

97% 04 July 2016
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Staff was very friendly and place was in a great location. Would recommend!

100% 25 June 2016
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This hostel exceeding my expectations in every possible way! Certainly it is better for young travelers as the majority of the tenants were under 30 when I...

94% 01 June 2016
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The vibe was so cool here and location was perfect!!

100% 23 May 2016
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Loved it. Great location and very clean. Big shower and all the good stuff. Can't imagine having a bad stay here

94% 03 May 2016
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Yummie! Nice, central place to be in Marseille. Relaxed atmosphere, very relaxing.

100% 21 April 2016
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I stayed one night in the 8-bed room. We had an own WC and even simple kitchen. There is an other kitchen for all. The location is very good, nearby the port...

100% 01 April 2016
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Fantastic and characterful hostel in a great location near the historic port of Marseille. Lovely old building features combined with a modern twist. Nice...

92% 26 March 2016
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Positive: Very clean!!. Negative: Breakfast could be better, perhaps. Nothing else!.

97% 19 March 2016
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Liked: Cute, cozy, artsy place with positive vibes.

90% 18 March 2016
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Liked: Neat little place with all the necessary facilities. The location near the port is great. I had to change my booking a bit because my train was...

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