Centre Européen de Séjour

Hostel in Calais

Great for meeting fellow travellers, this efficiently run, 162-bed youth hostel is just 150m southeast of the beach and 1km northwest of the city centre. There's a bar, a lounge area with table football and a pool table, and 84 modern (if spartan) one- to three-bed rooms; bathrooms are attached but shared by two rooms.

Meals are available at its cafeteria, which can also arrange packed lunches.