Our youth accommodation

Upgraded youth hostels

Open to all with no age restriction, youth hostels provide simple, straightforward and friendly accommodation. Increasingly contemporary and trendy in their styling and facilities, they offer shared rooms, as well as private en-suite rooms perfect for families. The shared areas - bars, cafés, restaurants, etc. - make for a very friendly and informal atmosphere in which to share a drink or a meal prepared using fresh produce. Many hostels organise events, activities and tours.

To stay in a youth hostel, alla you have to do is join one of the two French networks: "Fédération Unie des Auberges de Jeunesse" (FUAJ) or "Ligue française des Auberges de Jeunesse" (LFAJ). The one-year membership card costs €7 if you’re under 26, €11 if you’re over 26, and €20 for families with children under 16.

You can find the list of Nouvelle-Aquitaine youth hostels on the FUAJ website at www.hifrance.org and the LFAJ website at www.auberges-de-jeunesse.com.
Some independent hostels are not members of these networks. You can find these by visiting www.french.hostelworld.com or www.hostels.com.

Surf lodges

Run on the guest-house model, surf lodges are the ideal low-cost solution for experiencing the best surfing beaches of Nouvelle-Aquitaine.
They offer surfing lessons with comfortable, friendly and eco-responsible B&B accommodation, giving adults and children the opportunity to try surfing for the first time or to improve their technique in a 100% natural seaside environment.

After a good surf session, you can chill out in the communal resting and relaxation areas (hammocks, lounge area, hammam, living/dining room, etc.), rent a bike or canoe for an active wind-down or drive out to explore the surrounding area.

Here are a few suggestions for surf lodges on the Nouvelle Aquitaine coast: Nature Surf Camp at Messanges, Natural Surf Lodge at Seignosse and Atlantic Surf Lodge at Vieux Boucau
A number of surf schools also offer surf camps throughout the summer (lessons with or without accommodation).

Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing is a free accommodation arrangement between individuals, that allows you to stay in someone else’s home for one night or a few days. The Couchsurfing network is an excellent way to meet locals, keen to welcome travellers from all over the world and encourage them to visit their town or city.

This type of accommodation is another low-cost option for your stay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Although there is no requirement to pay your host, a small ‘thank you’ gift is always greatly appreciated.

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Youth hostel

Rochefort Youth Hostel is located on the banks of the Charente, in a natural and protected setting close to the town centre. It welcomes individuals and groups of all ages (rooms from 1 to 6 beds, all equipped with toilet and bathroom).
The Youth Hostel is in a unique setting within easy reach of the main cultural, sports and events activities of the town via a walk alongside the River Charente. You can make use of the patio looking out on the garden to have a barbecue or read in the sunshine. The rooms and dormitories all have a separate bathroom and toilet. We have accommodation for individuals and groups of up to 95 people. According to demand and the season, we can provide meals or picnics at our restaurant. Free wifi throughout the premises.

7 avenue Maurice Chupin Parc des Fourriers 17300 Rochefort
Du 06/04/2024 au 31/08/2024
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Youth Hostel

The youth hostel in La Rochelle welcomes you on 2 sites ideally located near the historical centre of the city: The site of the port of Minimes to stay alone, with family, with friends or in group.
Reception 7 days a week from 8am to 10pm, except weekends from October to February from 8:30am to 12pm and from 3pm to 8:30pm. FUAJ card required. Breakfast included. Classified 4 fir trees.

Avenue des Minimes BP 63045 17000 La Rochelle
Du 08/01/2024 au 20/12/2024
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Youth Hostel

Adjacent to the Abbaye aux Dames site, the Youth Hostel has been awarded a 4-star rating for its warm and friendly welcome.
Reopening to groups on 18 March 2024 and to individuals and families on 6 April 2024. Don't hesitate to drop us a line. We are always on hand to deal with your requests. We hope to see you soon!

2 place Geoffroy Martel 17100 Saintes
Du 06/04/2024 au 30/11/2024
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