The auberge Saint Etienne - The Echandes is located in the heart of a preserved site, on the banks of the Loire River. The Youth Hostel is a hamlet authentic, only 15 minutes from Saint-Etienne . Modern facilities in buildings of character. The hostel offers many cultural and sports activities. Site class natural reserve of Loire Gorges, espace Natura 2000.For nature lovers and sports: mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, climbing, treetop adventure park ...To see: the site Le Corbusier at 10 minutes from the hostel.Nearby: Saint-Etienne and its rich cultural heritage: Mine Museum, Museum of Modern Art, cited the Design.
What travellers think
Incredible village, probably a bit isolated for young ones, we found a nice restuarant over the bridge. Didnt really like the mattresses, or bunks, breakfast basic , could make the main dinning room a bit more homely. My son is retarded, but was surprised to find heavy handicapped there, didnt like the way one young woman disciplined one. My husband got on well with the chap running it.
Mon 10 Aug 2015
Plus: Extremely friendly and informal host. Guest room and toilet/shower clean. Beds to HI hostel standards. Potentially the best location on earth for a hostel as well given the surroundings. Minus: room atmosphere and amenities comparable to a state prison. Breakfast to be made yourself in a kitchen belonging to the owners' family- not clean, not equipped, with bread that was not fresh. Public toilets in main building dirty beyond use. Grounds outside dirty- plastic, waste, paper everywhere.
Thu 23 Jul 2015