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“You won't believe the view from this hostel!” 5 of 5 stars
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Chalet les Frenes
637 Route de Vers le Nant, 74400 Chamonix, France   |  
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Ranked #14 of 26 Chamonix B&B and Inns
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“You won't believe the view from this hostel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

The host, Phil, was awesome. We didn't actually see him much, but when he was around was very kind and gracious.

We lucked out. Our room was on the 2nd floor facing the mountains. We had a little balcony from which you could see a glacier and even Mont Blanc if I recall.

Rooms are lockable but with a very basic key - never worried about anyone going into our room, but if you are, just don't leave valuables in there.

Phil had some bikes available for us to bike into Chamonix (which was actually quite fun) - there is a busstop nearby but we never used it.

You can't beat the price for that view.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2009

You get what you pay for with this chalet, the rooms are basic and clean, breakfast is good and conviniently timed.

The only problem I had with this chalet is that it's a 10-15 minute walk to the bus stop and when carrying skis and boots, it can be tyring, but you get what you pay for. The chalet is quite some distance form Chamonix and there are a couple of resteraunts nearby and a hotel, if you can't be bothered going into Chamonix, which we couldn't due to the logistics involved and returning bus times not being convinient.

But the skiing is good, Chamonix itself is very expensive, so this is a good alternative if you can cope with the walk. I would reccomend this place but would stress the walk to the bus stop and waiting may put some off.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Chalet les Frenes

Address: 637 Route de Vers le Nant, 74400 Chamonix, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Chamonix
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Chamonix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free breakfast, bike hire and jacuzzi. A typical alpine chalet offering an economic alternative to costly hotels and catered chalets. The chalet is set in the corner of an alpine meadow and looks up at the mont blanc massif and it's glaciers. There are 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a terrace and huge garden for you to enjoy. ... more   less 
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