Set on a hill in a magnificent 19th century château, Chateau du Bois-Luzy is surrounded by 8 hectares of public park. This Napoleon III building is spectacular to look at and offers wonderful views of Marseille.
On the inside the hostel is as attractive, with a sky-lit reception hall, wrought-iron balconies and mosaic-tiled floors. On offer are 4-8 bedded rooms and facilities including a kitchen, common room, TV room, laundry and a large dining room that looks out across the gardens to the Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde.
Chateau du Bois-Luzy is just 200m from the nearest bus-stop and 4.5km from the city centre, an area with a rich heritage and vibrant culture. France's second largest city, Marseille has a colourful harbour, charming old town and a plethora of museums to visit. The hostel offers a range of sports facilities including basketball, football and tennis.
What travellers think
The staff are very nice & helpful, & the chateau has a beautiful view. Finding it is a challenge, but they will clarify online just one bus line that runs close by; signs with arrows near the stop to point to the path would also help (then only a 5-minute walk). It is far from shopping, but has continental breakfast & kitchen. The main constraint is bathroom facilities: one WC, with commode & shower together, for some 30 beds in a coed dorm? Manageable off-season, but how can it work if full?
Mon 20 Apr 2015
Me gustó el trato del equipo. Todos fueron muy amables. A mejorar: el desayuno fue muy pobre los dos días que estuve.
Mon 20 Apr 2015