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Hello Marseille Hostel
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

I stayed in this hostel for three nights travelling through the South of France. While the hostel is clean and has pretty comfortable beds, it lacks in facilities. There are around 18 beds and only one toilet for everyone, as well as a small shower room.

The hostel has one common living room which was nice to relax in, but due to limited space in the hostel it became a crowded noisy place every evening with everyone trying to squeeze into it. If you tried to use it during the day, you had to compete with the staff's loud music that was always blaring.

While the staff were nice and the location is good, it was an average stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

I stayed here for two nights with three friends. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful with all of our touristy inquiries! Excellent location, right next to Vieux Port and Notre Dame; the area is very safe and easy to navigate. Not much night life around (that we found) but the hostel itself is a great community with diverse, friendly, and outgoing people. Definitely recommend it, especially for the price!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

This hostel was very clean and had a nice sitting area for drinking, listening to music or just relaxing by the tv. Hello Marseille was right near the port which is ideal for backpackers getting around on foot!! They had good kitchen facilities and are renovating for more bathrooms which when up and running will be excellent!! MOST IMPORTANT the staff here were so helpful, if you get to hang out with Julien and Eugene I wouldn't give it up they were a laugh and i would highly recommend to stay here!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

I stayed in this hostel for one night out of the five that I spent Marseille on a solo trip last week.Although I did find the staff very friendly and the hostel in a good location I did prefer another one a short distance away. This is due to the fact that the other one is in a more interesting building with better facilities.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Thank brianandc
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HelloMarseille, Gérant at Hello Marseille Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2014

Agree, better facilities there, we are smaller and in older facilities, not "modern hostel" more "local taste"/travellers oriented.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

The hello marseille hostel is amazing and I highly recommed to stay there. It's clean, cosy and central. the breakfast-bread is amazingly tasty and there is enough for everybody :)
but most important: the hostel-stuff makes my time at the hello marseille unforgettable. we had dinner together every night and i very much enjoyed spending my time with them.
so make sure you have some spare time for hanging out at this great place if you're in marseille :)

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Stayed here for just one night but had a great experience.Really good rates and the staff was super helpful.Even though it was a hostel but it was very homely.Would be the first choice if I had to stay in Marseille.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Siddharth H
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This hostel is great. Clean, really close to the center of the city and very friendly staff. does not have an elevator though so be prepared to go all the way to the 2nd floor. I spent only one night there and the people working there had a big dinner and they made me feel really welcome to join them. This hostel is family!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hello Marseille Hostel

Address: 12 rue Breteuil, 13001 Marseille, France
Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Bouches-du-Rhone > Marseille > Opéra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Marseille
Price Range: $38 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hello Marseille Hostel is located in a safe area in the very center of Marseille, the "Vieux Port". Our HostelHello Marseille is a brand new concept in town. We opened May 13rd 2010 in fully renovated facilities within a charming typical 19th century Haussmanian building (marble floor, high ceiling with nice mouldings, large rooms). Note: Beware, we are a backpackers hostel ...On the third floor, no lift. So to our great regret, our hostel is unfortunately ​not convenient for - disabled persons or persons with limited physical abilities - minors under 18, even if travelling with elders. ... more   less 

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