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11 Chemin de la Croix d'Achille | Preixan, 11250 Carcassonne, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 3 weeks ago

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
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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

London, United Kingdom
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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

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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

Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenees, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I first stayed at Sidsmums back in 2010 when the hostel was run by its previous owner. Since it's changed hands, Tracy has kept all the things that were lovely about the hostel, made several necessary updates, and added some flair of her own. For example, the book exchange is still available along with board games and puzzles that guests... More

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TracySidsmums, Owner at Sidsmums, responded to this review

Thanks for a nice review. It is especially important to us because you have returned to Sidsmums after the hostel changing hands. It is really good to hear that the changes we have made have improved the hostelling experience whilst maintaining all that is good. We continue to make improvements to Sidsmums hoping to provide a comfortable environment for all... More

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I stayed at Sidsmums at the end of August/beginning of September. I only have good things to say about this place! Tracy and Peter are GREAT hosts! They do go out of their way to make sure their hosts are confy. Everything was clean, very spacious, it felt like home! I had planned to stay 2 nights and I've extended... 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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