Hostel Grenoble - Echirolles
Grenoble - Echirolles
10 Avenue du Grésivaudan
Tel. +33 4 76093352
Fax. +33 4 76093899
The City Grenoble is a valley city surrounded by famous natural sites such as the Chartreuse Mountains and the Vercors Regional Natural Park, but it is also a renowned architectural site that has preserved its heritage. The fortified Bastille site is not to be missed, with the panoramic view from its terraces overlooking the city, its sundial, its fortress and its old cobblestone streets. Grenoble is also a university city that is on the move with an exciting nightlife and plenty of things to do!
Summer season Available in this hostel a “Grenoble City break” including 1 night with breakfast and a Discovey pass for the major touristic sites of the city: the cable-car to the top of the fortress la Bastille, the museum of the city, a guided tour of the city, a tour with the touristic train. Book on this website or at the hostel.
Winter season This hostel is also close to a major ski area - Use the regular shuttles leaving from the station to reach the many ski resorts in the area (VFD bus). The first slopes from the hostel are in the resorts of Chamrousse, Les 7 Laux, Les Deux Alpes, L'Alpe d'Huez, Autrans, Villars de Lans… Depending on your desires and your level, you can choose a different ski area every day!
All the advantages of the city & the mountain in one place !!!
Don't forget your membership card to stay in this hostel (sold at the hostel or online).
Hostel bed capacity
|Beds per room:||Total
|Number of rooms:||11||20||4||126|
|Opening times (daily/weekly):||Reception closed 23:00 - 07:30 hrs.|
|Opening times (over the year):||Open all year round, even on bank holidays.|
Street Map and Route Planning
|Bus:||Bus 100m and Tramway 1200 m: Tramway A or B from Train station, first stop then Bus n°1 "Pont Rouge" Direction and stop at "Quinzaine"|
|Metro:||None: only beautiful outdoor blue trams!!!!|
|Parking:||Private guarded parking at the hostel|
|Sea port:||300 km...|
|Location:||5 km: South of Grenoble city center. Very easy and quick access to Grenoble city centre (20 minutes), Echirolles city center, and to the university campus.|
|Rail:||Paris - Grenoble - only 3 hours by regular train. Lyon - Grenoble - 1h15, one train every hour or so. Marseille - Grenoble - 2h20 Geneva - Grenoble - 2h30 For more information go to www.voyages-sncf.com|
|Airport:||30 km: Nearest airport Grenoble - Saint Etienne de St Geoirs. Many low cost airlines.|
|Cultural centre nearby||Museums/art galleries nearby|
|City centre location||Historical sites nearby|
|River/harbour/lake nearby||Hiking area|
|Main attractions nearby||Swimming pool at or near hostel|
|Nightlife nearby||Horseriding at or near hostel|
|Restaurants nearby||Shopping centre/market nearby|
|Hostel with a difference||Leisure facilities nearby|
|Winter sports||Mountainous/hilly area|
|Meet other travellers! Read their tips for things to do in Grenoble - Echirolles|
|Discounts and concessions available||Family rooms available|
|Suitable for wheelchair users||Disco|
|Breakfast in price||Hostel open 24h|
|Sheets for hire||Lift|
|TV room||Self-catering kitchen|
|Groups welcome||Common room(s)|
|Sheets in price||Laundry facilities|
|Cycle rental available at or near the hostel||Air conditioning|
|Internet access||Credit card accepted|
|Games room||Individual traveller welcome|
|Luggage Store||Lockers available|
|Non smoking room/area||Basic store available at or near the hostel|
|Rates include local tax||Cycle store at Hostel|
Customer Reviews Grenoble - Echirolles
|05 Apr 2013 Mary, England & Wales||97%|
|Tres agreable! Un court sejour mais le service etait tres efficace et sympa!|
|23 Mar 2013 Alexandra, Canada||87%|
|Breakfast is severely limited; internet was unusable for me (way too slow to even load html)|
|08 Feb 2013 Daniel, USA||60%|
|Good experience, but my double room in the western wing smelled of cleaning detergent. I was VERY uncomfortable breathing it in. Can you please ask the housekeepers to use a less pungent solution?
I don't plan to go back.|
|31 Jan 2013 Nicolas, France||83%|
|fair deal: good ratio price/ quality. |
|01 Jan 2013 Henrique, Brazil||93%|
|It was far from the train station and the info to get to the hostel is not good. We've found rats in the common room... Which puts your mind to wonder if there aren't more in the rooms. Moreover, there are no lockers in the rooms, so you never know if your stuff will be there when you wake up.|
|29 Dec 2012 Malte, Germany||50%|
|cheap but far away|
|22 Nov 2012 Antoine, France||90%|
fermeture de la cantine le matin pour le petit déjeuner > courtoisie peu présente (un peu l'impression de se faire virer malgré le respect de l'horaire)|
|02 Oct 2012 Muiris, USA||83%|
|The maid who cleaned the rooms was abrupt and impatient with us, as was the matronly brunette who worked the kitchen. They both spoke to us as if we were young teens misbehaving (which we were not). The location is awful. It is 1hr and 10mins walk from central Grenoble. The bus which is convenient and quick stops service at 8pm. Given that there is no bar at the hostel, one has no opportunities to "go out" at night. It's a rural, sedate retreat center. If you want to relax in quiet surroundings, go here.
|21 Sep 2012 Sachin Baboo, India||87%|
|The security option is not good.
there was a locker room for each resident but key was not given.
locker facility must be there.|
|16 Sep 2012 Jules, England & Wales||80%|
|Very friendly welcome, big plate special in bar very good,as is two euros a pint for beer. Fifteen mins bus ride from city center The bar is closed at weekends and the last bus back from the city center is at about quarter to nine(not the hostels fault)so best to go out for food early if poss. Breakfast is quite simple (cereal, baguette slices, cheese spread etc)although you can eat as much as you like. The dorm I was in was quite small and simple but that's hosteling.
All in all, its a nice hostel to stay in while enjoying the mountains and / or the city. |