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365 avenue Ravanel le Rouge, Chamonix, France
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Gite le Vagabond
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My dad and I stayed in the Gite le Vagabond Hostel for four nights from Tuesday until Saturday morning. On the Thursday afternoon the Hostel owner named Ella had an issue with four of the other people we travelled with where she threw their bags out the balcony window because they left them in the corridor. On the Friday morning... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Stayed here last week, aside from the location being a 5m walk into the centre of Chamonix, I genuinely have no positive comments to make. Be prepared for a very 'robust' welcome from the Scottish Woman, whom I understand is named 'Ella' and works as a barmaid. Unfortunately, we committed the unforgivable crime of leaving our bags on the landing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stayed in vagabond for 4 nights. As a couple on a budget we stayed in a dorm room. We got the dorm to ourselves for 3 nights. Couple running hostel really lovely and approachable. Really nice kitchen area! Close to town centre, nice view of alps! Clean and tidy. Enjoyed our stay. Recommended for those on a budget!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

While the hostel is relatively cheap for the location - there are many downsides and I won't be returning for the following reasons: - The room I stayed in was filthy - it wasn't cleaned the whole week I was there - The 'kit room' which is actually a gardening shed - is not accessible until 7:45am - not good... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Although the owner was very friendly and welcoming the premises and facilities need to be addressed.. Paying to use kitchen in a hostel is not what I expected, dirty shower cubicles, the bar closes at 10am then opens at 4.30pm so no where to sit or relax in day apart from shared dorm, wifi is free, but can only use... More 

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Denver, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were expecting simple, hostel-style living and they delivered. We had a small double on the second floor, #2. It opened on to a communal balcony with amazing views. Make a note if you want to cook, there was no cooking knife in the kitchen, so bring your own. Also I wished I'd had some salt. The sleeping areas were... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I have stayed here on many occasions but sadly won't be going back. Initially struggled to get a place as they lost my telephone booking. Not a good start and it went down hill from there. The place was virtually empty and I can see why. To say the place is tired is an understatement. Good location but the bar... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Pleasantly surprised by the B&B, great value for money, the location is brilliant, 400 meters away from the bus stop and just a short walk away from one of the main streets, very good conditions inside the B&B, very clean, a small boot room behind the B&B, very useful if you want to keep skis bags boots etc. Overall great... More 

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I stayed at the Vagabond for three nights in March. The hostel is in a great location just 5 mins walk to the ski buses and also the same to town. The hostel has a good atmosphere with a great bar downstairs. the rooms are as you would expect for a hostel couple of bunk beds in ours and four... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Vagabond is dirt cheap and the price of your bed includes an evening meal. It is reasonably well situated, being around the corner from the bus stop (almost every location in Chamonix requires you to get a bus to the slopes). There is a little pub downstairs which is busy, cosy and a pretty good shout. You must however share... More 

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Address: 365 avenue Ravanel le Rouge, Chamonix, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Chamonix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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