Hostel Review: Auberge de Jeunesse (Hostelling International), Rennes – France

Hostel Name: Auberge de Jeunesse (Hostelling International)
Address: 10 Canal Saint-Martin, Rennes, France

Auberge de Jeunesse (Hostelling International), Rennes - France

I stayed at the HI Hostels (Auberge de Jeunesse) in Rennes, France for two nights. I booked it online for €22.45 per night. I also had to buy a HI Hostels membership card, which was €11 for one year. Some HI Hostels will just charge you extra (such as my stay in Zurich) if you don’t have a card.

When I booked online it didn’t indicate how many beds were in the dorm. I usually like to stay in 4-bed dorms but 6 is ok if I am stuck. I was pleasantly surprised to find I was allocated a 2-bed dorm. And as there were few people staying in the hostel I got the room to myself. This is the ultimate prize in hostelling – a private dorm room. Of course I wasn’t celebrating too early. I’ve had too many times when I thought I had a dorm to myself, only to have someone turn up at 11:30. I figure if I make to midnight the room is mine.

2-bed dorm

Downstairs there is a lounge area, and a kitchen with dining tables. The wifi is only downstairs so I was in the lounge while I was here.


Breakfast is included, which includes cereals, bread, pastries, fruit, and yogurt. The breakfast starts at 7am and on the second day I was leaving at 6:15. I wasn’t expecting to get breakfast but when I said I was leaving early they provided breakfast for me. Great service on their behalf and they restored my faith in French hostels after my crappy customer service experience in Nice.


The hostel is about 35 minutes walk from the main station. A bit of a hike but other wise it was in a decent enough location, about ten minutes from the old city area.

Overall this was a great hostel to stay at, one that upholds the good standard of a HI Hostel.

Book online or search for more hostels in Rennes.

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