Welcome to Pontarlier - city center & altitude.In the city center of Pontarlier, this refurbished hostel is well equipped for families. It is a pleasant place to stay with comfortable rooms (all with shower and washbasin and some with WC). The warm atmosphere of the hostel combines authenticity and gastronomy (please tell us what you think of the cheese Mont Gold and hot sausage Morteau ... ).SkiingThere are so many of of cross country skiing in the High River Doubs, that you will only be able to leave for a long trek to skiing. 32 Loops of all levels allow everyone to discover the region and to refine their style, ski or in shoes. The Great crossing of the Jura Mountains (175 km) past also very close. You can not resist its charms! With 40 km of tracks, the station of metabief france on the slopes of Mount of gold (the highest summit of the Doubs) has something for everyone: tracks for all tastes and all levels, a snowpark, a luge track, and a ski area fully equipped and secure, for the whole family.The tracks1 000 m / 1,470 mAlpine Skiing - The hostel is located at 15 km of tracks (shuttles available on request).Ski Resort of metabief france, 26 tracks (20 km) : 2 black, 11 red, 8 blue and 5 green.Cross-country Skiing - The hostel is located 3 km from the slopes (vehicle necessary to access it).210 Km of marked trails on the sites of the Malmaison and The Larmont (connections to Switzerland), the stained-de-Joux and the Big Top.The Great crossing of the Jura Mountains (175 km of slopes).The cityhas 837 m of altitude, nestled in the greenery, between Larmont (1,323 m) and the floodplain Arlier (who is in reality a plateau of high altitude), Pontarlier is the 2nd highest city in France after Briancon.Mountains and nature are everywhere, but it is also a city rich in culture and history. Located at 830 m of altitude, the good air, Pontarlier offers all the benefits of the average mountain. The Youth Hostel, you can jump in your walking shoes: hiking trails spend a few meters away and Switzerland is only 10 km! To return, tasting of regional products for sports enthusiasts.

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Grosse dégradation par rapport à des séjours passés dans l'auberge de Pontarlier, il semble qu'elle ait besoin d'une sérieuse réorganisation. Il a fallu supplier pour avoir coussin et lumières de chevet, nous ne fûmes éxaucées et à grand peine que pour l'un des vœux.


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Sun 01 Nov 2015

Good location. Kitchen was adequate but there was no space in the fridge if I wanted to use it - a larger one for all guests would be preferable and why could we not use the main dining room to eat in please? Also why are there no evening meals provided at the hostel? There is a huge catering kitchen going to waste. As a long distance walker, and I was not the only one, why is the hostel only open at 5.30pm. Could users of the hostel not have a secure part to rest out of the heat and get water.


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Mon 06 Jul 2015