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Auberge de jeunesse Hi La Rochelle

Avenue des Minimes, BP 3045, La Rochelle, 17031, France

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Overall Rating 86%

From 56 Reviews

Hostel rating (56)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 85%
Location 86%
Security 89%
Service 87%
Comfort 78%
Green rating 84%

The youth hostel in La Rochelle invites you into a unique setting at the foot of the largest yachting harbor in Europe.

  • Dorm
    From €16.30
  • Private
    From €32.50
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La Rochelle Hostel

Hostel La Rochelle

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Hostel La Rochelle is a great place to stay if you’re looking to relax and explore the attractive and unspoilt maritime city of La Rochelle. Conveniently located between the old port and the beach, the hostel overlooks the Marina Minimes.

Our accommodation includes 2, 3, 4 and 6 bedded rooms. Facilities include a large bar/common area, laundry, a relaxation area with TV and games, Internet access and Wi-Fi. Breakfast is provided and is included in the price, and the hostel offer an affordable nightly dinner.

Hostel La Rochelle is close to the local bus route that links travellers with the main railway station and the city centre. While you’re here why not hire one of La Rochelle’s ‘yellow bikes’ – the first 2 hours are free! Attractions to visit include the aquarium, the beach, Fort Boyard, the Towers of La Rochelle, and the many museums of the city.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 15:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 22:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 17 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 3 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Non-members are required to purchase full membership on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - 1 to 2km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby - At or next to the hostel
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available - Charges Apply
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 05/01/2016 to 18/12/2016

From 15:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +33-5-46 44 43 11

Fax. +33-5-46 45 41 48

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Le Vieux Port (1 to 2km)
  • Les Trois Tours (1 to 2km)
  • Aquarium (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



JH herunter gekommene, abgewohnt und versifft. Zimmer dreckige Abstellkammer. Auf dem Balkon viele Zigarettenkippen. Keine Ablagebretter nur ein kaputter Stuhl. Abends Restaurant geschlossen. Abendessen in der Bar, mit Zigarettenqualm von den Rauchern auf der Terrasse. 2 Tage das gleiche lausige Essen. Getränke-Preisliste ohne Mengenangaben (z.B. 0,33) . Bei Ankunft die gebuchten 3 Nächte bezahlt, Rechnung erst nach 2-maliger Nachfrage bekommen. Fazit: schlechtes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis.


Avatar for Alke-Brigitte


Wed 12 Oct 2016

Breakfast very good.


Avatar for Anthony


Sun 25 Sep 2016

Great breakfast. Would have wished there was a kitchen. Smelly toilets.


Avatar for Annasara


Sat 24 Sep 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (500m - 1km)
  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (2 to 3km)
  • Nightlife (2 to 3km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Water park (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

7km: Laleu airport, take bus #7 to town centre
500M - Take the Illico bus from minimal to the town center via the train station.
20m: Yachting harbour of Les Minimes
20m: Free parking in front of the hostel
2km: Take the Illico bus, direction Les Minimes – bus stop La Sole (500m to the hostel)

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Renewable energy
  • Double-glazing windows


  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities
  • Educational programs


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting
  • Organic food served
  • Local and seasonal food


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps
  • Water-wise garden

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