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Le Vagabond

Hostel | 365 Ave Ravannel Le Rouge, Chamonix, France 74400

76.1% Overall Rating

72 out of 85 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/02/2015)

"Authentic experience! Great place to meet fellow skiers/borders/travelers. Food is amazing! Overall, Ecellent experience! Will be back!"

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 2.65
  • Linen USD 5.82
  • Towel USD 3.71

Important Information

Please note: any cancellation can only be made by email and not by phone The hostel reception closes at 21.30pm ALL card payments attract additional charge, TPE_frais @ 5.5% IMPORTANT :Winter 2014/15 Breakfast included in price from Fri 12/12/14 to Sat 27/12/14 Half board included in the price from Sat 27/12/14 to and including night of Sunday 04/01/15 From Monday 05/01/15 to and including the night of Saturday 04/04/15 half board included on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, breakfast only included Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. With exception of days Mon 19/01/15 and Tues 20/01/15 HB included or otherwise privately arranged. Breakfast included in the price from Sunday 05/04/15 to and including the night of Saturday 18/04/15 Bed Linen is obligatory @ 5€50 per issued set, covering up to 7-nights continuous stay

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 16:30
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Le Vagabond® BED et BAR et CUISINE offers year round budget board & lodgings.

Vagabond's Bunkhouse & Bar is conveniently located—at the very heart of central Chamonix. As the truly only in-town hostel, the Vagabond is situated a mere few minutes’ walk from the very center of town!

Current offer—Autumn Season 2014—Inter season rate :: BED BUNKER @ 21€36 inclusive of bunk bed in dormitory bunk room (N.B. There is NO breakfast service during the inter-season period) :: BED LINEN is obligatory @ 5€50 per issued set, covering up to 7-nights continuous stay. Read more

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About Le Vagabond

LE VAGABOND is the famous, friendly, relaxed and atmospheric 150-year old oak-beamed, stone-built hostelry... PRESENTing carefully preserved character & traditional charm, alongside the comfort and convenience of modern-day refurbishment.

VagaBED™ reception hours are everyday: from 9h00 to 10h00 in the morning; AND THEN, between 16h30 and 21h30 in the evening (CET).

VagaBAR™ opening is daily, year-round: from 16h30 'til late... stayHappy between 17h30 and 18h30 with "Happy Hour" | getGrub anytime with bar snacks & meals!

:: Simplicity has it's own special charm—with simple happenings everyday! THE VITAL AND VIVACIOUS VAGABOND WAY®

Opening THROUGHOUT the YEAR, the Vagabond is able to provide a full range of VagaBED™ accommodation options.

:: VagaBUNKer™ guests are comfortably accommodated in rooms of 2, 4 or 6 persons; Three bunkhouse rooms have balcony access to magnificent views of the massif du Mont-Blanc.

:: VagaB&B™ presents spacious, well-appointed bed & breakfast rooms with fantastic uninterrupted mountain views!

< Early Arrival < anticipated before 16h30 | contact VagaBED reception immediately prior to arrival BY telephone DURING reception opening hours AND obtain code for Ski/Equipment Locker... to leave luggage!
>> Late Arrival >> expected after 21h30 || TELEPHONE VagaBED reception from 16h30 >> UPON day of arrival TO initiate 'Out-of-Hours' check-in procedure.
< Early Departure > guests leaving before 9h00 ||| check-out with VagaBED reception before going to bed/up until VagaBAR evening closure... to return Room keys/Towels and obtain Deposits. N.B. Issued Bed Linen must be deposited by each guest in the laundry basket located in the entrance hallway upon departure.

Access/Restrictions :: Strictly Non-smoking, Minimum age: 18 years (Winter season) / 12 years (Summer & inter-season), Pets are not allowed.

Booking Details : All booked accommodation is 100% pre-paid upon arrival AT Check-in and BEFORE Room Key Issue. NO alterations upon or after arrival. Extension of stay/additional nights must be booked AND paid BEFORE 10h00 on morning of departure. Each issued room key requires 20€ refundable deposit; Lost room keys are charged at 20€

Payment : Payment is accepted in EURO cash and by VISA or MasterCard. ALL card payments attract additional charge, TPE_frais @ 5.5%

Catering : Self-catering facilities are available to currently registered VagaBUNKer™ & VagaB&B™ guests in the spacious basement Common Room / Guest Kitchen [during limited opening hours AT extra charge]; with access to Garden Seating Area.

Communication : Free Wi-fi internet access [only available during bar opening hours]. France Télécom payphone in entrance hallway.

Entertainment : Bar serving a wide range of beverages and offering bar snacks in front of an open log fire. Satellite TV with HD large screen projector viewing of international sporting events. Exceptional Bar Terrace presents superbly panoramic, simultaneous double aspect viewing of the Mont-Blanc massif, Le Brévent et Les Aiguilles Rouges!

Guest Facilities : Heated Boot Room/Drying Room; Ski/Bike/Equipment Locker; Large Garden with outdoor Climbing Wall.

Leisure Facilities : Daily weather and snow forecasts; Handy information centre for local activity leaflets, timetables, piste maps, street plans... etceteras!

Laundry Facilities : Washing-machine; Tumble-dryer. Availability upon request, additional charges apply.

Parking : Private outdoor car park available to currently registered VagaBED™ guests & VagaBAR™ clients at no extra charge.

Safety & Security : Of utmost importance with an ADT® monitored Fire Alarm & Fire Control System providing 24/7 protection for potential emergencies. Heated mountain equipment storage locker | boot & drying room—securing skis, boards, bikes & climbing hardware—via CCTV and an ADT® monitored Intruder Alarm.

Location Details : Ideally located in the Main Resort/Town Centre of Chamonix Mont-Blanc.

Accommodation Information

LE VAGABOND is the historic and hospitable home from home... OFFERing superb all-year round budget board & lodgings with the manifest benefit of a vibrant, fully licensed in-house bar & bistro.

VagaBED™ provides excellent bunkhouse lodgings, as priced per person per night:
• BED Bunker @ 21€36 with bunker bed;
• BREAKie Bunker @ 28€18 including bunker bed and breakfast (4 or 6 person bunkroom);
• TWINie Bunker @ 32€73 inclusive of twin beds with breakfast (2 person room with balcony);
• DEMI Bunker @ 36€80 with bunker bed and demi-pension*
• DUPLI Bunker @ 40€80 with twin beds (balconied room for two) and demi-pension*

i.e. Half-Board* fayre is buffet breakfast with evening meal [only available for groups by prior arrangement!]

For all BUNKer accommodations, linen issue charges cover laundering for up to 7-nights continuous stay
:: Bed Linen is OBLIGATORY @ 5€50 per set
:: Towel Linen is OPTIONAL @ 3€50 per serviette

BUNKer board & lodging :: Dormitory accommodation in bunkrooms of 2, 4 or 6 persons with shared shower & toilet facilities; washbasin located in each bunkroom; bunkrooms furnished with two-person wooden bunks benefiting from Dunlopillo latex mattresses. Bed Linen: Obligatory/Issued as standard, compulsory charge applicable. Towels: Optional/Available on request, additional charge applies.

VagaB&B™ presents bed & breakfast rooms with character & charm:
• L'Aiguille du MIDI double room @ 103€20 per night || sleeping 1 or 2 persons in double bed with en-suite bathroom, toiletries and separate sitting/dressing room.
• Le BRÉVENT quad room @ 176€40 per night |||| sleeping up to 4 persons in single beds with shared shower & toilet facilities; along with, table seating area.

B&B rooms :: Spacious well-appointed bedrooms with oak-beamed character and Alpine charm, ample storage space and magnificent uninterrupted rooftop mountain views. B&B rooms include buffet breakfast, along with luxury bedding, bed linens and towels.

Location Information

Le Vagabond consistently offers well-priced value-based budget board & lodgings :: VALUE with VITALITY®

Le Vagabond is ideally located, a mere few minutes' walk from the very center of Chamonix!

Le Vagabond as one of the original Alpine bunkhouse and bars, restaurant and rooms has a reasurringly long tradition of catering for travellers, tourists and mountain folks | sleeping, drinking & eating. Tuck-In then Tuck-up!™

Le Vagabond is at 365 avenue Ravanel le Rouge, 74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France.

Le Vagabond rest & recuperation remains :: Famously FIRED :: WARMLY Welcoming :: THE Happening Hostelry®

| Guests should 'carefully note' THE STATED hours of VagaBED reception—as outwith opening hours, you will be unable to Check-In or Check-Out...

VagaBED™ reception hours are everyday: from 9h00 to 10h00 in the morning; AND THEN, between 16h30 and 21h30 in the evening (CET). Central European Time is GMT +1 hour!

For ALL further enquiries/queries/early check-in questions/late check-in notifications :: please TELEPHONE reception DURING reception hours on +33 450 531 543 (out of France) // 04 50 53 15 43 (in France).

N.B. Only "complete cancellations" of HostelBookers.com accommodation bookings are notified to the Vagabond by e-Mail!

| Guests should 'kIndly note' THAT FOR the safety and security, comfort and convenience of all VagaBED™ guests:

LE VAGABOND offers strictly NO SMOKING accommodations and, does not accept pets.
LE VAGABOND is unsuitable for children: ALL guests must be at least 18 years of age during the Winter season, and usually over 12 years during the Summer & between season periods.
LE VAGABOND does not allow mountain equipment or mountain boots within the accommodation nor in any VagaBUNKer™ or VagaB&B™ bedroom. ALL skis | snowboards | mountain boots | bikes | climbing hardware | climbing ropes | ice axes | crampons | etceteras... are retained until use—in the heated equipment locker, boot room and drying room.
LE VAGABOND strictly prohibits the use of propane gas camping stoves (or similar) WITHIN the confines of the building, the bar, OR anywhere NEAR the building.

Beware! Both Smoking and Camping Stoves are:-
~ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN as a naked flame & fume risk—in any BUNKer or B&B bedroom; in the bar, the toilets & showers, the front entrance porch, the hallways and on the stairs.
~STRICTLY PROHIBITED as a naked flame risk—both in the fully-equipped Guest Kitchen AND anywhere, within the basement Common Room OR upon the back Balcony.

LE VAGA THE VAGA™ :: LE Vagabond is THE Vagabond protecting intellectual property rights with Trade Mark registration since 2003.

Registered Trade Marks for S.A.R.L. Le Vagabond are consultable at The Intellectual Property Office web site here >> http://www.ipo.gov.uk/tmownerid/search?domain=1&id=61043&app=1&name=Le+vagabond&postcode=

Registered Trade Mark infringement and passing off are cumulative and will result in legal proceedings.