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

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Sightseeing
  • Sports & Activities

Green rating



Very nice and peaceful place.


Avatar for David


Wed 03 Sep 2014

We could only stay one night as had to move onto pre booked accomodation for the next night so we really didn't make use of the environment and activities possible. Gorgeous location if you are an outdoors type and having a car certainly helped. The hostel has a relaxed, easy going feel to it and the staff were very helpful.


Avatar for Alan


Mon 28 Oct 2013