Auberge des Lices

Guest house in Carcassonne

This HI hostel is smack-bang in the centre of the Cité Médiévale – great for atmosphere, but not great if you’re arriving at the train station 4km downhill to the northwest. Facilities include four- to six-bed dorms, a spacious kitchen, an outside terrace and bike rental. It’s very popular, so book well ahead.