Youth Hostel Saintes


Located in the heart of Saintes and just a stone’s throw from the Charente River, the Saintes youth hostel is a quiet and green place.

Open from early March to late November

Reception hours: 9am-12:30pm, 3:30pm-9pm

Bank cards accepted

Located in the city center, Saintes youth hostel is right next to the 11th century Ladies’ Abbey in a quiet and green area. The city is located between the sea and the countryside and allows you to go either to the Atlantic side or to the heart of the Saintonge country.
The youth hostel is recommended by the French Cycling Federation.

Access information about the youth hostel :

services of the youth hostel of Saintes


88 beds
24 rooms
Rooms with 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 beds



Available services

Internet access / Wifi / Independent kitchen / Laundry / Luggage room / Garden / Bike garage


Shopping center: 200 m
Exchange office: 500 m
Supermarket / Market: 500 m
Restaurants / Bars: 500 m

services of the youth hostel for groups



Available room(s)

1 meeting room: 10 seats
1 meeting room: 50 seats


Single/double rooms for attendants and drivers
Parking for coaches

You like
  • Take a walk on the banks of the Charente.
  • Take a cruise on board the gabarre.
  • Discover prehistory in the footsteps of Pierrette, a young Neanderthal woman of 36,000 years.
  • Live to the sound of the classical music festival of Saintes.

the activities of the youth hostel of Saintes

Ancient Roman city already inhabited in the Paleolithic period, Saintes has preserved many treasures of civil and religious architecture : amphitheater, triumphal arch, Roman baths… 10 minutes away from the youth hostel, the Paleosite allows you to discover the story of Pierrette, the Neanderthal woman who lived there 36,000 years ago and, through her, the art of living in prehistory. Close to the coast and Cognac, Saintes offers many opportunities to taste the local gastronomy between land and sea : “Mojhettes”, “Cagouilles” and oysters from Marennes-Oléron, Cognac, Charentaise galette… You can even book a wine tasting session with the local wine growers.

  • Rowing
  • Canoe
  • Kayak
  • Hiking
  • Mountain bike / VTC
  • Natural heritage
  • Monuments / Castles / Museums
  • River / Port / Lake: 500 m
  • Main monuments: 500 m
  • Museums / Art galleries: 500 m
  • Botanical gardens: 500 m
  • Historical sites: 5 km
  • Wooded / Forested area: 10 km
  • Beach: 25 km

Map & access


Line 1 > Abbey stop (200 m)




Bordeaux (100 km)


La Rochelle (70 km)

Access by road

N137 > A10 freeway Paris exit n°35 – Saintes/right hand side > A837 freeway Rochefort-La Rochelle

Youth hostels near Saintes

Jugendherberge Rochefort
Located in a natural and protected area, Rochefort youth hostel welcomes you in a quiet environment.
Jugendherberge La Rochelle
La Rochelle
Conveniently located between the old port and the beach, La Rochelle youth hostel is on the Minimes marina.
Jugendherberge Poitiers
The youth hostel is located in a quiet area with a wooded park where you can enjoy many activities in the nature.
Jugendherberge Bordeaux
Hostel 20 is ideally located between the Saint-Jean train station and the wine city.