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Reviews of Hostel-Chalet-Gite The Chamoniard Volant

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

75.9% Overall Rating

324 out of 390 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/06/2015)

"Extremely nice and helpful staff. I was only there for one night so didn't spend a lot of time at the hostel, but perfect for my needs and very affordable."

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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 2.22
  • Breakfast USD 7.22
  • Linen USD 6.11

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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75.9%

Overall Rating

324 out of 390 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel-Chalet-Gite The Chamoniard Volant'

Atmosphere
69.6%
Location
81.6%
Facilities
67.2%
Cleanliness
75.2%
Staff
81.6%
Value
82.4%
Safety
73.6%
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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

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is the cheapest bed in the Alps! Although the location is a bit off Chamonix centre, but it really is only 10 minutes walk. Also there is free WIFI.

Disliked: When you are in Chamonix, you should get a Guest Pass from your hotel which entitled you to several privileges including free bus ride, but the staff did not (maybe forgot) to give it to us and its too far for us to walk back and ask for it from them .

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Jodie Hawkes

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 July 2012 Jodie would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, as it was close to nice hiking routes and close to downtown, but not immediately in downtown, so it was quiet at night.

Disliked: There was no room key, so the room was unlocked all the time.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

kenny hamilton

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 June 2012

Liked: Nothing - maybe only the location

Disliked: Where do i start!! Bed were dirty, and never changed. Staff were so unhelpfull Unprotected luggage which things were stolen no cold water dirty w/c showers were dirty and unmaintained floors were very sqeaky and noisy lights in property not working kitchen was dirty

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

Branislav Petrovic

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 April 2012 Branislav would recommend this property

Liked: Good place to meet other people especailly if you travel alone. Short walk to Chamonix center . Good location, cheap, nice kitchen, very friendly staff

Disliked: Branislav left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice kitchen, cool balcony on our room.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Liviu Barsan

As a family with children

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 March 2012

Liked: Near the center

Disliked: Kitchen and reception not cleaned/not maintained properly.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very convenient and good value and good breakfast and sociable

Disliked: lack of lockers or even a locked door to the building to stow expensive equipment

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very friendly, and helpful (e.g. leaving luggage whilst skiing). They also allow bookings of just one night, whilst other places have a 2-night min booking.

Disliked: I stayed in the 16-bed attic dorm, with some noisy students. Earplugs meant I slept well, but other people didn't. On the other hand there was a friendly atmosphere up there!

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Matthew Brettell

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 March 2012 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: cheap, safe, near bus stop

Disliked: no lockers ( however not an issue as it was very safe) , 1 plug in the 18 bed dorm

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Robert ScottRobertS

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 March 2012 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly atmosphere , good showers

Disliked: It was a bit dark, breakfast basic

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

Michael Johnson

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 March 2012 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Warm staff, and reception, easy to use, no issues, is as exactly as described, and location is same if not closer as described. only 8 min walk into Chamonix centre.

Disliked: Nothing, it was great, met some amazing people there!

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

tony sheridan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 March 2012 tony would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: key for room would a good upgrade.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and approachable staff who genuinely try to help you whenever you ask.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: OK, so it is not exactly the Ritz - but it is €18 per night and offers clean & simple accomodation, kitchen facilities, clean hot showers, space for ski kit, and very friendly owners. I thought it was ideal, a 10 minute walk from the centre of town, and despite a young ski crowd was quiet at night. I would happily return and recommend it. Take your own padlock for the lockers.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.