Accommodation in 2 to 4 bedded rooms (4 to 16 bedded shared rooms in July and August). For more safety, you will find in your bedroom an individual lockable closet for your valuables, and in summer, in dorms, you can use lockers (locks on sale at the reception).
HI Q is the International Federation Quality Label, which enables our members to enjoy a constant quality level in all the Hostelling International network's Youth Hostels. The Biarritz hostel complies with the International Federation requirements and was the third hostel in the world being awarded the Quality Label, in May 2005.
The Green Key is a green label for tourist accommodation which was given to Biarritz Youth Hostel in October 2010 in acknowledgment of its eco-friendly management.
Facilities include bike rental, Internet access, laundry, a members' kitchen available all year long + cafeteria from June 15th to September 15th, 3 equiped meeting rooms (video projector, Wifi, sound equipment, microphones). Meals for groups all year on a half-board or full-board basis. This Youth Hostel has been recommended by the Guide du Routard, Let's go, Lonely Planet, Trip Advisor. We welcome only members aged 18 and older. This hostel is not appropriate for families from 15 June to 15 September.
Hostel bed capacity
|Beds per room:||Total
|Number of rooms:||9||3||17||95|
|Opening times (daily/weekly):||2012 Reception: 8:30 - 11:30 ;18:00 - 21:00 in low season (16/01 - 30/04 & 01/10 - 14/12) 8:30 - 12:30 ; 18:00 - 22:00 in mid-season (01/05-30/06 & 01/09 - 30/09) 8:30 - 12:30 ; 18:00 - 3:00 in high season (01/07 - 31/08) CHECK IN from 11:00 or 18:00. Rooms available from 18:00. Luggage room available anytime. PLEASE NOTE: if you arrive once reception desk is closed (21:00 in low season or 22:00 during the rest of the year) please contact us by e-mail or telephone to know the way to obtain your room key.|
|Opening times (over the year):||2012 16 January 2012 - 14 December 2012|
Street Map and Route Planning
|Bus:||500 m CHRONOPLUS bus stop 'Bois de Boulogne".|
|Parking:||At the hostel|
|Location:||2km South of City centre|
|Rail:||Biarritz hostel is 800 m from the train station.|
|Airport:||Biarritz airport 1km from Biarritz Youth Hostel From the airport, take CHRONOPLUS bus line C, direction Bidart Izarbel, and stop at Gare de Biarritz. Then, 800 m to the hostel. Walk towards the city centre to the "La Négresse" roundabout, under the viaduct, go straight for 50 m, then turn left onto Philippe VEYRIN street and you'll reach the hostel.|
|Cultural centre nearby||Museums/art galleries nearby|
|City centre location||River/harbour/lake nearby|
|Hiking area||Main attractions nearby|
|Swimming pool at or near hostel||Nightlife nearby|
|Botanical gardens nearby||Forested/wooded area|
|Horseriding at or near hostel||Restaurants nearby|
|Hostel with a difference||Leisure facilities nearby|
|Beach at or near hostel||Mountainous/hilly area|
|Meet other travellers! Read their tips for things to do in Biarritz|
|Suitable for wheelchair users||Breakfast in price|
|Hostel open 24h||Sheets for hire|
|TV room||Self-catering kitchen|
|Groups welcome||Common room(s)|
|Sheets in price||Laundry facilities|
|Cycle rental available at or near the hostel||Internet access|
|Credit card accepted||Café/Bar|
|Meals available||Individual traveller welcome|
|Luggage Store||Lockers available|
|Non smoking room/area||Garden|
|Rates include local tax||Cycle store at Hostel|
Customer Reviews Biarritz
|17 May 2013 Hanna Päivikki, Finland||70%|
|Nice quiet hostel near the train station.|
|13 May 2013 Jacob, Netherlands||77%|
|Dining in the bar when you cook your own food is not really comfortable.|
|09 May 2013 Ashley, Canada||93%|
|It was a great stay and very organized. Two friends and I got our own room and bathroom and it was a very safe environment, I would definitely recommend again. |
|22 Apr 2013 Emmanuelle, Switzerland||83%|
|This time I was on the first floor and there were only three of us, much better than ground floor ( a bit damp back in october)
Most pleasant stay|
|17 Apr 2013 Mario, USA||73%|
|Cool place right next to a lake. Its really close to the train station and a bus runs from the hostel to the center which is a 10 minute ride. |
|16 Apr 2013 Tom, England & Wales||83%|
|Basic but fantastic Location and staff helpful in everyway. |
|12 Apr 2013 Hayley, Australia||57%|
|Day one was bed bugs. it got to the point where they said take just your hot washed pjs and toothbrush to the third room change...and i still got bitten. I am alergic to mites so they appear as huge welts on me instead of small moquito like bites or nothing.
the staff were helpful with spray and a washing machine but they are not available during the day which is terrible for such a large hostel and worse when you are the only hostel in the area.
i spent most of my time waiting around for the staff whilst trying to solve the bed bug problem.
coffee should not be in a bowel. you say that it is what is done in the region. but after all my travels in the area and in france, it is only this hostel who needs to change their machine settings to cup instead of bowel.
breakfast was poor in comparison to other and cheaper hostels i have stayed in in france.
|08 Apr 2013 Charlotte, England & Wales||100%|
|Excellent hostel, major different is they had evening entertainment and for a lone traveller this makes a huge different.|
|03 Apr 2013 Julia, Switzerland||83%|
|It's a really nice hostel, eventhough the location is not that perfect if you wanna go surfing and not having a car. |
|02 Nov 2012 Gerda, Ireland (Republic of)||90%|
|Very convenient location for train and airport. Not far from bus into town
Lovely staff. Have been there off-season twice and really found the place very good. Lovely spacious rooms - clean bed linen - good breakfast and most helpful and friendly staff|