Youth hostel of Saintes


Youth hostel of Saintes

In the city center, close to the Abbaye-aux-Dames and the Charente river, the youth hostel of Saintes welcomes you in a cocoon of greenery. It is the ideal starting point to discover the ancient city and its remarkable Gallo-Roman heritage, but also to practice many outdoor activities along the Charente river.

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Auberge de Jeunesse à Saintes

What to do in Saintes ?

Close to many historical sites, from prehistoric times through ancient Rome and up to our contemporary era ! Saintes has a wide variety of cultural places to visit and activities to go green while enjoying the Charente river (hiking paths, Flow Vélo route, barge rides…). The ideal place for your stay in Saintes ! The perfect place for your stay in Saintes !

Amphithéâtre de Saintes

Gallo-Roman amphitheater

The unmissable Amphitheater (or “les Arènes de Saintes”) once welcomed many spectators during gladiator fights or animal hunts. It is now possible to visit it to admire its remains and discover its history. Although no longer having its primary function, the site remains very lively, participating in the National Days of Archeology or even the European Heritage Days.

Arc de Germanicus à Saintes

Arch of Germanicus

Yet another trace of the passage of the Romans, the Arch of Germanicus had the function of organizing the circulation of the city, thanks to its 2 arches allowing entry and exit. Imposing, you won't be able to miss it if you walk around Place Bassompierre. All year round, with free access, discover this Roman treasure!

Jardins de l'Abbaye aux Dames à Saintes

The Ladies' Abbey

Emblematic monument of Saintes, this former abbey created in 1047 was the first women's monastery in Saintonge. Today, you can discover this place from a completely different angle: the Cité Musicale. Many shows take place there, visits such as Musicaventure are organized, and it is even possible to sleep there!

Sleeping at the youth hostel


From€87.40 / night

Private room with 4 beds

Perfect for families and groups of friends.

Picto wifi Picto petit déjeuner Picto handicap Picto draps Picto WC Picto douche Picto lits superposés

From€71 / night

Private room with 3 beds

Ideal room for a small family or a small group of friends.

Picto wifi Picto petit déjeuner Picto draps Picto WC Picto douche Picto lits superposés

From€57 / night

Private room with 2 beds

Perfect bedroom for a couple.

Picto wifi Picto petit déjeuner Picto draps Picto WC Picto douche

* Departure before 10am and access to rooms from 5pm (6pm on weekends and holidays)

Come as a group !

Are you traveling as a “tribe” (schoolchildren, students, families, colleagues, organisations…) ? Our hostels welcome you in a friendly atmosphere and our team bend over backwards to make your stay as easy to organise as it is unforgettable ! A group welcome at a right price, with beautiful memories guaranteed : it’s a big YES !

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Groupe d'amis
Family and friends
Groupe d'étudiants

The hostel services

The little extras of the hostels !

Icône lit
Icône wifi
Free WIFI in our youth hostels
Icône parking
Free parking in front of our hostels
Picto salle de réunion
Meeting rooms by reservation
Icône salon
Relaxation areas (TV, sofas…)
Icône valise
Luggage room
Icône machine à laver
Icône couverts
Catering (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Réfectoire auberge de jeunesse de Saintes

Eating at the hostel

Our catering team offers set menus suitable for groups (by prior reservation)

For groups and families

Come to the hostel and move around

Make way for soft mobility and carsharing ! Think of alternative solutions to reach our youth hostels and to discover cities and territories.
By bike (rented or not), by bus, by train, or on foot, find the shortest and least carbon-intensive way to reach our door and then to organize your visits.
picto voiture
By car
picto bus
By bus
picto vélo
By bike
picto train
By train