In Biarritz, European capital of surfing, you will feel privileged at the Youth Hostel. Moderne, comfortable, welcoming, and user-friendly, it offers a large choice of sport and cultural activities. It couldn't have a better setting. Located near all means of transportation, it is a gateway to the Basque hinterland. Hiking is definitely on the menu - You'll be at the foot of the Pyrenean Mountains, and on Spain's doorstep. Many pilgrims have a stop at the YH before starting the coastal path, also called "El Camino Francés", leading to Santiago de Compostela.
This YH is located in a Natura 2000 protected area, on a lake shore, and very close to Biarritz Océan / la Cité du surf, the biggest European Surfing and Marine museum.
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.
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Opening times (daily/weekly):
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):
16 January 2012 - 14 December 2012