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11 Chemin de la Croix d'Achille | Preixan, 11250 Carcassonne, France
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. The couple that run the hostel are amazingly committed to looking after each of their guests as individuals, going that extra mile at a level I have never encountered at a hostel before. They are so very friendly and welcoming, and then will help you get the best... More

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7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was cycling from Bordeaux to Sete and stayed here one night.It had everything I needed even a hammock to lie on in the Garden.The hosts were very friendly and Peter made a lovely dinner on Sunday night which will earn him the new Fait a maison sign on his menus as everything is cooked from fresh . Breakfast was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location perfect distance from Carcasonne and surrounded by lovely countryside. Even without a car getting around was no problem with a 1 euro bus and train and Peter and Tracy couldn't have been more helpful giving us lifts to fit around our timetable. Lots to do and see around the area with Carcasonne perfect cycling distance away. Great accomodation... More

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Windsor, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Sidmums is nothing like I've stayed at before! After a long train trip with a heavy backpack weighing me down, how lovely it was to be picked up from the station by Tracy and to then be offered a beer on arrival by Peter. This couple knows how to treat their guests well! The cabins are very clean and comfortable... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Tracey and Peter - thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful retreat weekend. The location was superb and as described - remote with good transport connections. Picking us up and greeting us with a beer was first class. The bike loan was much appreciated as were the spotless bathrooms and kitchen. Your company was very welcome and the atmosphere... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

An overnight stay before flying home. As usual, a wonderful welcoming atmosphere, from our hosts, Peter and Tracy, and Fergus. Our room was spotlessly clean and the bed, very comfy, giving me one of the best night's rest of my trip. It's a great place to relax. Wish I could have stayed longer. Will do next time.

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TracySidsmums, Owner at Sidsmums, responded to this review

Thanks for repeat custom and a lovely review. Hope to see you again soon - or at least next ski season:) A bientot More

Michelstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

As is known, one should be economical and careful with the use of superlatives. Be that as it may, in writing a review of Sidsmums, I’d preferably bandy them about. It is hardly likely to find a heartier, more affectionately arranged and neater accommodation around Carcassonne. Quite rightly, the guests feel comfortably like in a second home! I can’t wait... More

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TracySidsmums, Owner at Sidsmums, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Sidsmums Backpackers Hostel. Enjoy your travels and the rest of 2014. Hope to see you again soon More

Barcelona, Spain
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I was biking through France when a robber stole my bike. After a desperate six hour Internet search (All of Toulouse was packed solid), I found this place. We could say it turned out to be the dawn after a quick but cold night. I now consider it my favorite hostel in all or Europe. If you are looking to... More

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TracySidsmums, Owner at Sidsmums, responded to this review

Great to here you enjoyed your stay at Sidsmums Backpackers Hostel Carcassonne. Good luck with your forward plans and travels and hope to see you again soon. Thanks for taking the time and effort to review More

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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

I was here last July and the hostel was dead, as in I was the only person theree. I had previously been travelling through Spain and all hostels were packed so it was a shock, and ended up with nothing to do as the hostel is located in a very very small village outside of carcassonne, it's not actually in... More

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TracySidsmums, Owner at Sidsmums, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for the review. We have looked back over our records and you did in fact stay with us midweek in late June 2013 (not in July the high season) and there were in fact 4 other people staying at the Hostel at that time. During that period we did NOT offer bikes for hire but offered FREE... More

19 reviews 19 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

My buddy and I stayed here quite a few years ago so I can't vouch for anything recently (I stayed in 2008) but it was a great and relaxing place to stay. The hostel is out in the lovely French country-side away from a lot of the main attractions and hustle and bustle of the city. When we stayed there,... More

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TracySidsmums, Owner at Sidsmums, responded to this review

WOW! Thanks for a great review, even after 5 years Sidsmums Backpackers Hostel Carcassonne still leaves you with good memories. We took over the Hostel in 2011 and made various improvements. We still offer lifts to town and this is supplemented by the 1€ bus and train to make it even easier to get to Sidsmums. Another great improvement is... More

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Address: 11 Chemin de la Croix d'Achille | Preixan, 11250 Carcassonne, France
Location: France > Languedoc-Roussillon > Aude > Carcassonne
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SIDSMUMS is a small, family run backpackers situated in the quiet foothills of the Pyrenees and surrounded by the vineyards and forests of the Malapere region. This is a place to relax and recharge. Meet new friends and enjoy the quiet countryside, or use our home as a base to further explore Cathar country. 10 kms Carcassonne, la Cite, Salvaza international airport. ... more   less 
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