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Reviews of Hostel-Chalet-Gite The Chamoniard Volant

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

78.7% Overall Rating

318 out of 382 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/03/2015)

"The absolutely best thing about the hostel is the cheap prices, location and friendly staff. If you're looking for a cheap bed to sleep in, a hot shower and a place to cook and this is your place. Just don't expect…"

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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 2.18
  • Breakfast USD 7.08
  • Linen USD 5.99

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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78.7%

Overall Rating

318 out of 382 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel-Chalet-Gite The Chamoniard Volant'

Atmosphere
74.4%
Location
84.8%
Facilities
69.6%
Cleanliness
80.0%
Staff
84.8%
Value
84.0%
Safety
73.6%
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68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great value for money, it has all you really need if you're going to be out all day in the mountains.

Disliked: The kitchen's cramped and fairly basic - though that's partly because the good stuff has been taken by previous visitors, so only the (ancient) essentials are normally available. If you ask nicely you might be able to get some better items. And you might find yourself suddenly moved to another room - not a major problem, but they do their best to handle short-notice cancellations and arrivals and the solution can involve shifting individuals in order to put a group together in a room.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

JUNJIE ZHANG

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 February 2014 JUNJIE would recommend this property

Liked: I like this place very much. Close to the town centre and good value for money. The stuff are really good. I left my bag in the bus the first day I arrived, the lady in the reception helped me called the airport and bus company, and also called me a taxi to go le houches to pick my bag. I really appreciated that. hot water 24 hrs, ppl are friendly. Good place and definitely will go and visit again.

Disliked: JUNJIE left no negative feedback.

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

Patrícia Ludmila de Mello Lima

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 February 2014 Patrícia Ludmila would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was so attentive, serviceable and cool with me. They got involved with my requests and solved everything. The climate was of friendliness. It was so inforgetable, people all over the world discussing, having fun, and even sharing dinner time! We were always joint together, like close friends! I would stay there for 3 days, and I finally stayed for 5 :))

Disliked: Maybe that´s because of the wet clothes and boots during the winter, but the property was so bad smelling.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 February 2014

Liked: It was very afordable

Disliked: The rooms are very small and i found myself tight for space. There were only 2 toliets for alot of people and i wasnt fond of the unisex showers

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

04 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was the less expensive

Disliked: no good facilities

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

james sharpe

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 January 2014 james would recommend this property

Liked: great location and very nice honest helpful staff

Disliked: james left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

01 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness

Disliked: Lack of security and breakfast wasn't good

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

john buchan

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 December 2013 john would recommend this property

Liked: Location, friendliness of staff, friendliness of other guests oh and price!

Disliked: Guests leaving the kitchen in a mess (not the staffs fault obviously) lack of cups glasses and cutlery. no hardship to take your own tho if you are aware. No microwave either.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Richard Johnson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 December 2013 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient, cheap, warm

Disliked: Breakfast could be improved....hot coffee!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Gavin Lindsay

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 September 2013 Gavin would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly place.

Disliked: it was quite a walk from town.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Adam Jantz

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 September 2013 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: Uses keypad locks on rooms so you can leave early without having to turn in key, or worry abut losing one while hiking. Does bag storage as well for good price.

Disliked: Wifi didn't work in rooms.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a nice walk into town, there were plenty of stoves in the kitchen, and it was a great place to meet people! They also provided blankets.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

MARIA GARCIA Y VALDES

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

04 August 2013 MARIA would recommend this property

Liked: It's a very good place for relax after a day of adventures in the Alps. I really enjoy it.

Disliked: May be some details of the organization or abut the service, but not so bad.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 August 2013

Liked: Location is good, just a quick walk from the centre of Chamonix. Helpful staff.

Disliked: 1. Power outlets were few or nonexistent. There was nowhere except for the lobby to charge your electronics. 2. The Wifi was a joke. You were lucky to even get to connect to the network. None of the guests I spoke to had been able to access Internet through it.... 3. Guest kitchen was under-equipped and filthy. Utilities to wash your dishes were missing, which could explain why nothing was very clean.

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

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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

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

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.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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

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

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

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