Welcome to Beaugency YH - “Princess of the Loire” Beaugency is proud to be part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Loire Valley. This charming medieval town is only 1 hour and a half from Paris and 30 minutes from Chambord, Blois and Orléans. The main heritage of a rich past is composed of: the Tour César, from the 11th century and its legendary bridge, the Château Dunois built by Dunois, Joan of Arc’s armourer. Hikers will enjoy going by foot, bike or canoe to discover the Abbey of Notre-Dame dating back to 12th century, the Tour St Firmin, the Renaissance townhall with its magnificent collection of tapestries, the clock tower Church of Saint Etienne, one of the oldest Romanesque churches in the Loire Valley which was restored and made into a cultural centre.
Reception desk is open from 9:00 am to 12:00 am and from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 16 May - 15 September, and from 9:00 to 12:00 am and from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm the rest of the year. YH 2 km's walk from the train station. Bike rental available at the Y.H. or in Relais, 500 m from the train station.
What travellers think
It's an ok hostel, but its in the middle of nowhere, they had awesome lounge areas and a charming courtyard, but I had to hike 2 miles to get dinner everyday. They also don't provide any practical way to get around. You can rent a bike which will set you back 5 euros a day, but that defeats the purpose of this hostel which is to be cheap. The information was also pretty weak and since I couldn't connect to the web with my laptop I had no way of finding the cool stuff around except walking.
Fri 01 May 2015
the hostel is 2,5 km to the railway station and there are no buses to reach it, so we'll recommend it for car owners only. staff was ok, but seems a bit annoyed by our requests. there is no WiFi and no computers available. kitchen is big but on our arrival there was no salt and oil. dorms were ok. the bathroom, instead, was not very nice.. the price was a bit too much for what the hostel offers. breakfast is good :)
Mon 25 Aug 2014