Auberge de Jeunesse

Hostel in Le Puy-en-Velay

Bright and clean, this hostel offers great value for its prime position below the cathedral. Dorms sleep three to nine people; there are facilities for disabled travellers, plus there are washing machines to blitz the trail dust from your clothes. Simple breakfasts of cereals, bread and orange juice cost €4.50 per head, and the on-site parking is free.

Note that reception is only open in the afternoons, usually from 2pm (but 4pm in July and August). Gates close at 11.30pm.