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.