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Reviews of Le Vagabond

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

73.4% Overall Rating

67 out of 79 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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Facilities

  • 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 2.77
  • Linen USD 6.09
  • Towel USD 3.88

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

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73.4%

Overall Rating

67 out of 79 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Le Vagabond'

Atmosphere
71.2%
Location
88.8%
Facilities
60.0%
Cleanliness
74.4%
Staff
71.2%
Value
71.2%
Safety
76.8%
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94.3%
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Jocelyn Hsueh

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 June 2015 Jocelyn would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice and warm place. Gaz gave us very helpful information everyday.

Disliked: Jocelyn left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything. Bar downstairs, friendly English-speaking staff, comfy atmosphere.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Eurico Villalba Murillas

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 February 2015 Eurico would recommend this property

Liked: Good staff, very friendly

Disliked: Maybe a little expensive

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

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

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Haydon Gray

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 September 2014 Haydon would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were very nice and the chairs outside to sit and watch the sun go down over the mountains. The included breakfast is very good. The bunks are very comfortable and the sheets freshly washed and clean.

Disliked: The receptionist/supposed owner was very unprofessional and unreasonable with some guests in the morning. Doesn't seem to understand the 'hospitable' part of working in hospitality. No sinks to wash hands after using the toilet. You have to find a sink in one of the bedrooms to wash hands.

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

ioannis kalikas

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 September 2014 ioannis would recommend this property

Liked: I like the friendly staff.The location and the people that i found there.The breakfast was very good and the enviroment was clean.I like that the showers also had hot water.THe toilet was clean. The wifi was open almost all day.The view was amazing from outside and the location was close from the center of the city.

Disliked: ioannis left no negative feedback.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Evelyn Sedelies

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

05 September 2014

Liked: Outdoor patio and views. Location.

Disliked: Extremely dirty. Hand basins/sinks are in the dorms only. There are no immediate hand washing facilities near the toilets and I heard/saw nobody wash their hands in my dorm. Hand sanitizes near the toilets would be handy. I was there for two days and the cleaning was superficial at best. Our hand basin remained filthy for two days. The stair wells are poorly lit making them dangerous. The bar area is ok, but can be noisy as the dorms are mostly above. No safe facilities. You can store your luggage in an outdoor shed but it was unlocked when I went to check it; so I didn't trust leaving anything there. Reception hours are very limited and inconvenient. Staff not particularly friendly; can seem put out by you.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and staff!

Disliked: No lockers and spywebs all over the kitchen.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The view, the terrase

Disliked: Wi-fi only during recepción hours

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good communal spirit

Disliked: No access in middle of day

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

David Bea Solana

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

26 May 2014

Liked: Las vistas del hotel.

Disliked: Todo demasiado viejo.o

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Owner was helpful and friendly. The view from the room was amazing. There weren't many others at the hostel which made it nice.

Disliked: Kitchen stoves did not work. Internet only worked when the owner was there from 9am - 10am and then 4.30pm - 10.30pm. I would imagine on peak season the hostel being cramped

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central location Easy to get to slopes Bar lovely atmosphere Nice VERY hot water (when it worked)

Disliked: Staff were not very friendly - when the heating and hot water weren't working they were rather defensive

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

jonatan holmgren

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 March 2014 jonatan would recommend this property

Liked: Very cozy and felt like a home

Disliked: The checkin times

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great breakfast, excellent Central location

Disliked: There was an extra 5% fee for paying by credit card

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 February 2014

Liked: They have good pies available at the bar.

Disliked: - no heating overnight, it was like sleeping in a fridge - lack of wifi available before sleeping and when I wake up, turns off too soon and comes on too late

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Cato Klefsås

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 January 2014

Liked: Location

Disliked: Everything

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

Customer review

Alone

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

06 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: close to centre

Disliked: weird rules like no internet during day and night. Sometimes no heating

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Ronen Tagger

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 September 2013

Liked: location good

Disliked: no hot water, when the bar is closed they disconect the wifi.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 June 2013

Liked: The location is great. If you only need a bed and somewhat okay shower then you will be fine.

Disliked: There is no kitchen, internet is off most of the time, no hand soap, and because it is an older building it is loud and smelly. After being active all day it is impossible to get a good night's sleep. I was going to stay longer but ended up just camping out because it wasn't worth it.

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

Zhouyu Han

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 February 2013 Zhouyu would recommend this property

Liked: Luxury location, 5 min walk to the ski resort shuttle bus stop. 3 Euro/per cup of beer at happy hour from 16:30 -18:30, a good deal and option after a full day skiing. The water in the bathroom is very warm The staff is very friendly and helpful

Disliked: The check-in time only after 16:30

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

Jeffrey Hassan

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 February 2013 Jeffrey would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, very close to mountain.

Disliked: N/A

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

Geoff Barnes

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 December 2012 Geoff would recommend this property

Liked: Good position friendly staff

Disliked: No communal area open outside of bar times

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice environment.

Disliked: Need extra charge for linen and towels.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 November 2012

Liked: nothing

Disliked: there is nothing there, and the price was 4euros higher than the price online