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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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Svetlana Segarceanu

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 March 2015 Svetlana would recommend this property

Liked: The opportunity to meet a diverse people

Disliked: Svetlana left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 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 anything fancy.

Disliked: As there's no such thing as cheap and good, the low prices comes with some trade-offs. First of all the rooms are teeny tiny. Everything from the bed linen to the kitchen equipment is a bit dodgy at best. Apparently not all of the rooms have lockable doors and the ones that have are missing lockers. Also the breakfast is definitely not worth the cost.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

08 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has a fantastic location - a bus stop right outside the hostel that goes to the slopes and just a short nice walk (5 mins) into the centre of town. It's really quiet and peaceful and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The showers are warm, the place is clean and the rooms have cute little balconies. Most of all, it's super cheap and great value for money.

Disliked: The internet only works in the reception, not in the rooms. The reception opens at 10am so you can't use the internet before then. There's no sort of common area/bar to hang out in. They do breakfast in the morning but theres's no kitchen to make your own food/teas. They can only provide blankets (that you pay for) that arean't that warm so bring your own sleeping bag. However every room is heated so it may not be an issue for you. Although I'm pointing out the negatives, none of this really bothered me because the place is such a bargain and you will not find a better place in Chamonix for this price.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: v.good

Disliked: nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Edward Osley

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 March 2015 Edward would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful and friendly staff. Be prepared for dorm living, however everyone I met was friendly and enthusiastic. With gas ring cooking and no oven it's advisable to bring a kitchen knife and maybe some cutlery. This is definitely a hostel with no desire to be anything else, as such you get to save your money for the real reason you're in Chamonix. Short walk to a bus stop. Check out MBT bar just down the road for really nice beer and food.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike apart from the Breakfast, which I only tried once.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 March 2015

Liked: Its price and location, the people staying there

Disliked: There was absolutely no security and the wifi hardly ever worked.

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Syed Shah Hussain

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 February 2015 Syed Shah would recommend this property

Liked: 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 made new friends to go snowboarding with. Location is great 10 minute walk from centre; bus stop for Is only 100 yards from gite, wifi is available and people are great!???

Disliked: Syed Shah left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There were fleas in the bloody bed! How can that be possible?! You should also provide sheets for the bed.

Disliked: There were fleas in the bloody bed! How can that be possible?! You should also provide sheets for the bed.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very social. Short walk to town centre and bus stop

Disliked: Poor wifi quality. Tiny push button showers.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful with late arrival

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Linus Thomson

With a large group / tour

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 January 2015 Linus would recommend this property

Liked: Clean rooms,bathrooms and showers. Bus stop located nearby. Good proximity to town.

Disliked: They provide bowls to drink from instead of the cups which they have in ample supply sitting on a shelf in the kitchen.

100.0%
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Gavin Lindsay

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 December 2014 Gavin would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and welcoming

Disliked: WiFi was a bit erratic

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

Hayley Tuffin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 September 2014 Hayley would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff

Disliked: the place feels unloved and is rather in need of redecoration

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice staff, good location and great value

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 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 etc.). Good place for sleeping before and after hike or climb. Don't forget, that the weather is very important for climb, and be ready to stay near the mountain for a week or two. Have a nice weather!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Ioan Alexandru Tataru

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 April 2014 Ioan Alexandru would recommend this property

Liked: Clean. Can check very late at night through provided PIN code.

Disliked: Ioan Alexandru left no negative feedback.

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

robert giblett

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 April 2014 robert would recommend this property

Liked: €5 to have your washing done by someone else was nice. Reasonable price. Not a bad place as such, just not many perks.

Disliked: Only one power point in Each room. Push button showers. Super basic kitchen with barely any utelsils-no kettle or toaster. The lights are all on short timers so the place is always very dark. Wifi was dodgy.

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

Linnea Ögren

With friends / other travellers

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

17 April 2014 Linnea would recommend this property

Liked: Very charming and cosy hostel. I like the non-modern and non-perfect aura it has.

Disliked: The kitchen could be a little more modern, but we didn't use it so it actually doesn't matter.

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

Patrick Spencer

Alone

City break
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 April 2014 Patrick would recommend this property

Liked: Lockable storage in the rooms, free wifi, foosball table, just outside of town.

Disliked: Nothing really, only there for one night.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The facilities are basic but clean and there are not many places in ski resorts where you can stay for this sort of price. Having a kitchen available was a boon and presented good opportunities to meet other travellers.

Disliked: needs more hooks in the shower room a better wifi connection.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

01 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff, card given to customers which gives access to free transport between different ski areas, good value for money, can enter hostel 24hours a day.

Disliked: No sinks in toilets and no soap provided in areas where there were sinks

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Greg Long

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 March 2014 Greg would recommend this property

Liked: Price

Disliked: Lack of security/lockers etc......

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

Claire Merritt

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 March 2014 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful staff brilliant location and the building was cute and homely

Disliked: I didn't dislike anything really I was happy with the stay

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Matthew Murray

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 March 2014 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: It was extremely good value for money. We stayed only one night, arrived late and left early so all we really wanted was a bed and we got accommodation for a great price!

Disliked: Matthew left no negative feedback.

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Dariusz Dluzniewski

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 March 2014 Dariusz would recommend this property

Liked: location. nice breakfast with nutella

Disliked: none