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Auberge de jeunesse Hi La Rochelle

Avenue des Minimes, BP 63045, La Rochelle, 17031, France

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Overall Rating 87%

The youth hostel in La Rochelle invites you into a unique setting at the foot of the largest yachting harbor in Europe.

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La Rochelle Hostel

Hostel La Rochelle

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

If you are looking for a newly-refurbished hostel with top notch facilities overlooking a marina which plays home to some 3,000 boats, then this could be the choice for your group.

Located in Les Minimes, the hostel is a 15 minute walk into the centre of La Rochelle, but there are also great local transport links including a solar-powered boat which can take you into this fascinating city.

The hostel which is in the Charente Maritime region of France, is also linked to La Rochelle by a pedestrian walkway (you can cycle the route too). A great destination for history groups, the port is the focal point for all visits and is lined with bars and seafood restaurants. And you can walk along the city walls for great views of the city.

La Rochelle has a very big aquarium, and a small botanical garden. The Calypso, the ship used by Jacques-Yves Cousteau as a mobile laboratory for oceanography is now on display (sadly rotting) at the Maritime Museum of La Rochelle.

And if music is your passion then don’t miss one of the biggest music festivals in France, ‘FrancoFolies’, which takes place each summer here.

So whether you are a group looking for history, arts, music or sports, then our hostel in La Rochelle could be the perfect destination for you. Why not make an enquiry today?

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Suitable for Special Occasions
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Packed Lunches
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - 1 to 2km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby - At or next to the hostel
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available - Charges Apply
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 05 Jan to 22 Dec
Open from 08 Jan to 20 Dec

Reception:
Check-in:
From 15:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +33-5-46 44 43 11

Fax. +33-5-46 45 41 48

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Le Vieux Port (1 to 2km)
  • Les Trois Tours (1 to 2km)
  • Aquarium (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (500m - 1km)
  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (2 to 3km)
  • Nightlife (2 to 3km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Water park (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
7km: Laleu airport, take bus #7 to town centre
Bus
500M - Take the Illico bus from minimal to the town center via the train station.
Ferry/Boat
20m: Yachting harbour of Les Minimes
Car
20m: Free parking in front of the hostel
Rail
2km: Take the Illico bus, direction Les Minimes – bus stop La Sole (500m to the hostel)

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning

Energy

  • Energy saving lights
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Renewable energy
  • Double-glazing windows

People

  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities
  • Educational programs

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Composting
  • Organic food served
  • Local and seasonal food

Water

  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps
  • Water-wise garden

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