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Reviews of Hostel-Chalet-Gite The Chamoniard Volant

Hostel | 45 route de la Frasse, Chamonix, France 74400

78.6% Overall Rating

302 out of 364 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (10/07/2014)

"Very nice old-style climber's guesthouse with a perfect personnel. Calm place, friendly visitors, good cooks. 10 minutes on foot from the center of Chamonix (cable-way stations, train stations, alpine equipment shops…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Café
  • Communal kitchen

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 2.69
  • Breakfast USD 8.75
  • Linen USD 7.41

Important Information

The Hostel cancellation policy is 7 days prior to arrival. We will pre-authorise the first night on your card after booking. If card is not valid we will request new card details - failure to provide new card details may result in your booking being cancelled.

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78.6%

Overall Rating

302 out of 364 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel-Chalet-Gite The Chamoniard Volant'

Atmosphere
79.2%
Location
81.6%
Facilities
69.6%
Cleanliness
76.0%
Staff
85.6%
Value
85.6%
Safety
72.8%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 July 2013

Liked: cheap, good for people enjoying skiing in winter for several days

Disliked: dirty kitchen, small room, water for shower not hot, mixed room, not good

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Could be better

Disliked: Did't have a blanket

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hosts were very friendly and went beyond the call of duty.

Disliked: Nothing that i can think of.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Goncalo Fonseca

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 July 2013 Goncalo would recommend this property

Liked: The place is very cool, great view to the mountains, and the kitchen is a real kitchen

Disliked: I'ts a bit far from the center of Chamonix if you don´t have car

91.4%
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Goncalo Fonseca

Alone

Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 July 2013 Goncalo would recommend this property

Liked: Nice rooms , the place has very character

Disliked: If you don't have car it's a bit far from the center, but is positive you can always see better Chamonix

62.9%
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Martin Hämäläinen

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 June 2013 Martin would recommend this property

Liked: Quite close to the "city centre".

Disliked: The kitchen needs more kitchen supplies and better cleaning products. You need to bring your own lighter/matches to turn on the stove.

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Marcus Edwards

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 April 2013 Marcus would recommend this property

Liked: Great value for money, nice mix of people that stay here.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 April 2013

Liked: Volant is very cheap. No arguing with that. There are plenty of interesting people knocking about.

Disliked: The staff are rude and unhelpful. The Volant is not a particularly welcoming place.

88.6%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, comfortable beds,

Disliked: Not enough cooking utensils, plates, mugs, glasses etc.

68.6%
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thomas mccrae

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 March 2013 thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Cheapest accomodation available. Easy access to buses. Free wifi.

Disliked: Noisy some nights; thin walls and floors. No drying room for wet ski gear. Some people leave smelly gear in rooms.

42.9%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 March 2013

Liked: Available in peak season

Disliked: Kitchen was not well equipped - no cleaning facilities, security poor - code locks that aren't used

65.7%
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Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

04 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Informal, cheap, but not too rough

Disliked: Kitchen could be a lot better

80.0%
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david jackson

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 March 2013 david would recommend this property

Liked: very good value for money with easy access to town and ski areas

Disliked: self catering kitchen and equipment needs renewing, i used this place last year so i packed my own mug

62.9%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Michael Neill

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

27 February 2013 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast was really good, nice staff

Disliked: No lockers

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

21 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location. Simple.

Disliked: The hostel would benefit if the staff was more welcoming.

97.1%
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Vadym Kusakin

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 February 2013 Vadym would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, clean rooms, good shower.

Disliked: Problems with internet. Sleeping bag is not an option; rental sheets is awful.

94.3%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: nothing

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap hostel in chamonix, hard to beat

Disliked: When they say you can buy sheets they mean you can buy what, in essence, is a paper potato sack. That said, it turned out to be okay. 15min walk to town can be difficult in ski boots.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Thomas Mulroney

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 January 2013 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: close to snow bus route. gear room. very cheap.

Disliked: beds in rooms sqeezed into corners in which you can not sit as roof is too low. limited common area

77.1%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

michael turley

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 January 2013 michael would recommend this property

Liked: clean and warm , friendly receptionist, hot water at all times,excellent value for money

Disliked: well established hostel, can be noisy until 11-12ish, slighty out of town whch may put some off but all detailed on hostels web site so no suprises

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Robert Collin

Alone

Business / conference
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 January 2013 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Low cost backpackers with wide range of people staying for all kinds of reasons. Stayed in winter whilst on medical course and fitted in lots of skiing. Location was reasonable, approx ten mins walk to centre vile. Reasonably frequent ski busses which allow free transport into town or to le tour, argentiere. Frequency increases at peak times. The bus stop is about 50m away, very handy. Unsure about previous comments about no busses and difficult access to town, if you do some thinking you will be fine! I stayed in 18 bed dorm. Comfy mattress, pillow and blanket provided. Room warm. No lockers in 18 bed dorm but felt safe and secure. Facility to hand valuables to reception for safe keeping. Ski locker seemed safe but not locked, but you can put skis in your room if you want. Kitchen is bombproof with massive fridge, loads of ring burners. A few old pots and pans (bring one if you don't like battered stuff). Does get messy but hey this can't be helped.

Disliked: Only one mains plug for 18 bed room was comical, but a 4 gang adapter soon sorted that. No kettle/toaster. In house breakfast 6 euros for a coffee, cornflakes and some French bread and jam. Avoid if on a budget and hit the amazing patisserie on the way into town instead.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Anthea Sarantis

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

24 January 2013 Anthea would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, good breakfast, toilets and showers always very clean, comfy beds with good heating in the rooms

Disliked: Not much to dislike, maybe the fact that the showers don't last very long as they are activated by a timed button, which causes you to press it 10 times which is a little frustrating

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Saurabh Rao

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 January 2013 Saurabh would recommend this property

Liked: The staff - they are really genuinely helpful and nice! My stay covered a weekend, and on sat night a bunch of rather rude kids partied up to 3am, verrry noisily, in the hostel's common areas. I thought the staff handled the situation quite well, sending them off to their rooms. In any other hostel such noisy people would've been thrown out!

Disliked: Saurabh left no negative feedback.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 January 2013

Liked: It was inexpensive.

Disliked: The staff was incredibly rude and disorganized. I've never been treated so poorly at a hostel. The kitchen was outdated and didn't offer much. No microwave, few plates, no cups. They didn't offer secure storage for my valuables. I stayed in the 18 bed dorm and it was freezing, there was no door to it, let alone a lock, so anyone staying in the entire hostel could have come and gone through my things.

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

10 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice residential location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.