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Gite le Vagabond

365 avenue Ravanel le Rouge, Chamonix, France
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived I knew my friend had picked a good place to stay. Everyone was friendly and welcoming, and the place was clean and didn't smell of mountain boots and sweat! We had booked a two person room and it was small but very well appointed with large drawers under the bed for storage. The best part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Stayed here for just one night, the room was as expected, a bunk house, but it was friendly, comfortable, the breakfast was included, it did the job at the right price. The only downside was the lack of hot meals apart from re-heated pies. The place is run on a shoe-string to give the guests the best value, and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Incredibly friendly and reasonably priced, 10 mins from Brevant lifts and serving really good evening meals, this is the perfect antidote to chalet life and ideal for a long (or short) weekend. The staff are super friendly and knowledgeable and create the ideal après environment. Well worth a visit for a few early drinks even if you're not staying there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Stayed at Le Vagabond from 10th to 13th March 2015. Good location close to the South end of Town. 5 minute walk to ski bus (we had a car which is really needed for a short break in Chamonix if you want to use different ski areas each day) Staff were mostly Australian or English and very helpful and polite.... More 

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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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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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