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“some what disappointing....” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Les Clarines Hostel

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Les Boisses | Tignes, Rhône-Alpes, 73320 Tignes, France   |  
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Ranked #48 of 61 Specialty Lodging in Tignes
south west England
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“some what disappointing....”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2007

Don't stay here if you are a vegetarian - even though it's 2007 and this is an international youth hostel in a major resort they were not really prepared to accommodate the three veggies in our group (and were pretty unfriendly and unhelpful about it with the exception of one guy who covered a shift in the kitchen mid week) which really rather spoilt our holiday.

Overall the hostel is 'ok' but we were also disappointed by the showers (push button type lasting for only 1 min each time, too hard to stand under, sporadically hot and cold), the lack of a comfy communal room (the school style dining room/ bar area was available but not terribly appealing), the stuffiness of the rooms (had to sleep with the balcony door wide open in -10 so that we didn't all suffocate) and the fact that we were often kept awake by loud music until late at night/ people coming in late as the rooms are directly above the bar.

The hostel is well situated for the buses up to the resort but the last one back is at midnight (even on new years eve) and it's a long walk home at that time (hitching sometimes possible but taxi's were hard to come by). The packed lunches are quite good and the evening meal is fairly decent as long as you eat meat, breakfast was a bit limited and only really for those with a sweet tooth. They did go to a lot of trouble over the food on new years eve with 5 courses provided - but not well timed if you want to attend any celebrations in the main resort due to the lack of buses and we had to miss the main course to get the 2245 bus. Also a bit of a shame that you could only make hot drinks at limited times (ie with meals and between 6-7) and then there was no hot chocolate (only provided at breakfast time).

  • Disliked — staff seemed uninterested in helping us to have a pleasant stay
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Address: Les Boisses | Tignes, Rhône-Alpes, 73320 Tignes, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Savoie > Tignes
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Ranked #48 of 61 Specialty Lodging in Tignes
Number of rooms: 17

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