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Reviews of Hostel-Chalet-Gite The Chamoniard Volant

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

79.0% Overall Rating

311 out of 374 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/02/2015)

Syed Shah Hussain thinks…

"Coffee is really good at breakfast and able to cook own meals, using visitors kitchen facilities. Was here last Year for 5 night, had a really nice stay where I met friends I saw last year here; also…"

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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 2.26
  • Breakfast USD 7.35
  • Linen USD 6.22

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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79.0%

Overall Rating

311 out of 374 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel-Chalet-Gite The Chamoniard Volant'

Atmosphere
76.8%
Location
82.4%
Facilities
70.4%
Cleanliness
77.6%
Staff
84.0%
Value
85.6%
Safety
76.0%
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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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
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.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Claire Brown

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 January 2013 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: Only 20 min walk in to town, staff were really nice, comfy bed and hot showers.

Disliked: Kitchen is a bit dated, hard to have a shower with out getting everything wet.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

04 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, Value for money

Disliked: There is no wash machine and boil water machine

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cheap and near the bus stop

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Chang Jui Min

With friends / other travellers

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

06 December 2012

Liked: The location is not strategic...pls do not stay there if u have a big luggage. I was dragging the luggage from the hostel to chamonix train station on the snowing day. The 50m bus stop In front of the hostel is a lie..... No bus is ever going to chamonix train station, the bus is only departing for chamonix centre(national train station and city centre is not in the same place)conclusion, the location is not Good if you are not familiar with the places..Free wifi is good,hot shower is acceptable.

Disliked: Cleanliness is ok, kitchen has cooking pot, gas stove, plates and fridge.No microwave,no kettle...

The property's response is...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 November 2012

Liked: It was very clean.

Disliked: I went during the off-season so the hostel was pretty empty. I wanted to ask the staff about activities around Chamonix but she wasn't helpful and just went up to her room after checking us in.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Tianjun LIU

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 November 2012

Liked: The price is OK

Disliked: The room cannot be locked.

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Visiting friends or family

24 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Even though it was out of town it wasn't very far to walk, so the location was good. The staff were friendly and very helpful. It wasn't cold and the hot showers were amazing! There was free WiFi so I could keep in touch with family.

Disliked: One of the front doors was open all the time so anyone could walk in. The rooms only had locks on the inside so security seemed a slight issue. This was the only negative!

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place, helpful staff and well placed also. Very good value for money.

Disliked: Beds were small and showers too hot, and it can be quite noisy because of other guests, een those who are not in one's room.

28.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

joanne lester

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 September 2012

Liked: nothing

Disliked: everything

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was quite cheap, not far away from Chamonix Mont Blanc center, a big parking space for a car. We booked a place in big dormitory, they gave us place in 4bed dormitory.

Disliked: Kitchen is not the place where I would like to return. With one blanket it was quite cold at night.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything. very comfortable, very welcoming, very good! thank you very much! I will come again.

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Guests were mostly walkers or climbers of all ages from different countries. For those that make the effort to engage with others this can be interesting. The place is basic but adequate for a 1 or 2 night stay where a clean room/ bed, a warm shower and WCs are required. Theres no problem with abusive or difficult guests.

Disliked: The kitchen is basic. Theres no oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, chopping/bread board or or even a tin opener/ gas lighter and little crockery. Breakfast and evening meal are offered, and for the majority of guests who stay a couple of nights and either pay to eat here or in town its fine . For a 1 week base where you intend to cook each evening its below par. Apart from reception theres no area to sit and associate-ie no lounge, no garden to sit in and eat/enjoy a beer or coffee. The kitchen has a vending machine for soft drinks,coffee and beer. If you compare with a backpackers in NZ it wouldn't rate highly-thats cos it only a place to wash and sleep not a place to live for a week.

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

ilias varadas

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 September 2012 ilias would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: poor breakfast

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

29 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good kitchen.

Disliked: not really safe; no locks on any doors. rentable sheets were no good.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

John Elliott

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 August 2012 John would recommend this property

Liked: Staff generally helpful and accommodating. Climber orientated. Close (10mins) to town center. Good value for money.

Disliked: Kitchen fairly basic (but kept clean). No locks on the doors of rooms.

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

Daniel Jenson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 August 2012 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: This was definitely worth it! It's a fantastic price and a nice place. I didn't spend much time in the hostel cause I was out and about but from what I experienced it was clean, quiet, and had all the services I needed (shower, kitchen, bed, etc.)

Disliked: It's not bad but its a bit of a walk from town. Maybe 10-15 minutes?

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 July 2012

Liked: nothing

Disliked: everything