In winter The mountain peaks are more coated than ever and the slopes are waiting for you to come for a day of skiing or snowshoeing. Enjoy Semnoz, only 18 km away from the hostel, the Annecy inhabitants favourite station with great views on the lake and the surrounding mountains. In evenings, stroll and enjoy the magic of Annecy and its old town, its canals which earned it the nickname of «Little Venice of the Alps ». A fully assumed Venetian spirit during its Carnival, in February! In summer You can enjoy the Lake and the fresh air of the surrounding mountains. The Hostel offers a wide range of activities and sport holidays: go downhill the Semnoz on a mountain bike (with assistance) / VTC + Canyoning (with assistance) / cycling around the lake + ½ day kayak (without assistance) / diving in the lake (with assistance)… All this will make you enjoy your stay!
Do not forget your membership card! You can get it at the hostel (11 € / pers. Discount fares and family rates available, see conditions at the hostel).
Hostel bed capacity
|Opening times (daily/weekly):||In the early part of the year, the reception is open from 7.00 am to 12.00pm & from 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm. Check-in from 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm. Please contact us if arriving after 9.00 pm|
Street Map and Route Planning
|Bus:||Bus #6 direction Colmyr. Stop at Hôtel de Police. Follow direction Semnoz, 500m. Bus from Monday to Saturday between 6am and 8.30pm. From the 1st of july to the 31st of august, direct bus from Annecy train station (on the Pôle d'échanges, quai nord) to the youth hostel (name of the bus: LIGNE D'ETE): Departure : 9:00 am, 10:35 am, 01:30 pm, 03h05 pm, 04:40 pm, 06:15 pm|
|Location:||800 m from City Centre|
|Rail:||Train station (SNCF), approx. 2km from the hostel. Bus station opposite the train station.|
|Airport:||40km Geneva International Airport (4 shuttles per day from the airport to Annecy train station). 130km Lyon-St Exupéry International Airport (4 shuttles per day from the airport to Annecy). 15km Annecy-Meythet National Airport (regular bus line to / from bus terminal).|
|Cultural centre nearby||Museums/art galleries nearby|
|River/harbour/lake nearby||Hiking area|
|Main attractions nearby||Swimming pool at or near hostel|
|Nightlife nearby||Forested/wooded area|
|Horseriding at or near hostel||Restaurants nearby|
|Shopping centre/market nearby||Leisure facilities nearby|
|Beach at or near hostel||Winter sports|
|Mountainous/hilly area||Meet other travellers! Read their tips for things to do in Annecy|
|Discounts and concessions available||Family rooms available|
|Breakfast in price||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|
|Games room||Individual traveller welcome|
|Luggage Store||Non smoking room/area|
|Cycle store at Hostel||BBQ|
Customer Reviews Annecy
|26 Apr 2013 Stephanie, USA||100%|
|03 Apr 2013 Sarah, England & Wales||97%|
|We had an excellent stay at Annecy HI Hostel. Good breakfast and short work to the town and lake. Beautiful views. We stayed in April so not many people were staying - I think it would be cramped in high season - kitchen and rooms quite small|
|25 Mar 2013 Charlotte, England & Wales||87%|
|My pillow was very uncomfortable, when I asked for a replacement I was told there were none spare.
I have stayed in a lot of hostels in France recently, I have found the price really varies, some free and others charge between 1 and 3 euros for 2 hours. Hostels I have stayed in are Paris, Strasbourg, Lyon, Chamonix, Annecy, Nimes, Montpellier.
|16 Mar 2013 Edward, England & Wales||97%|
|Loved my stay there. A great hostel made great by the staff and the guests.
I will definitely visit again.|
|09 Mar 2013 Simon, England & Wales||90%|
|A convenient stopover on way from UK to the Alps|
|08 Mar 2013 Sarah, France||70%|
|There were a lot of times when no one was at the desk to help me answer questions, or there was only one person working and a long line of people waiting to check in/out. This makes the process nerve wracking, especially if you have to catch a train. |
|10 Feb 2013 Maria Thereza, France||90%|
|The o only problema is that the wi-fi only works in the lobby ... But I had a great time, staff is really friendly!|
|07 Feb 2013 Guillaume, Canada||90%|
|I arived 15min befor the closing hour and there was no at the reception|
|31 Oct 2012 Shengtao, France||87%|
|25 Oct 2012 Hadi, Jordan||83%|
|Many Thanks for your friendly staff, they were very cooperative, and have a smiley face (Muss is wonderful).
but i wish if there will be activities or entertainment (sport, music, sing,,,etc)for your visitors. Maybe i came at the end of summer season but it is a comment no more.
Any Way many thanks for all of you|