Cadouin Hostel is situated in an old Cistercian Abbey built in the 11th and 12th centuries. This unique and outstanding architectural site is part of the UNESCO World Heritage with a beautiful courtyard and landscapes of French countryside around.

hostel facilities inclde; self-catering kitchen, laundry, cycle store and 24 hour reception desk. Cadouin Hostel is also wheelchair accessible.

There are three tours offered by the hostel. La boucle des pèlerins is a short walk between fields, forest and hamlet which will reveal the natural heritage of Bessède. Le sentier des paysages walk will enable you to discover the landscape evolution, from the site selection by the monks over 800 years ago, to the 21st century contemporary landscape. La balade patrimoine is about Cadouin’s turbulent history and you will discover that the history of the village and residents is linked with the history of the abbey.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Relaxing
  • Eco-tourism
  • Sightseeing
  • Culture

Green rating



A very quiet place in the middle of nowhere. But nice to relax and very helpful and friendly staff


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Sat 04 Jul 2015

Les draps étaient troués ... Pas digne d'une auberge de jeunesse abritée dans un site classé au Patrimoine Mondial de l'UNESCO !


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Thu 25 Jun 2015