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Sidsmums Travellers Retreat Reviews

11 Chemin de la Croix d'Achille, Preixan, Carcassonne, France

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94%

Rating
233 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 98%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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94%

This is a great hostel. The atmosphere is very laid back and both Peter and Tracy are very friendly and accomodating. The location is great, just far enough away from Carcassonne to escape the tourists, but close enough not to be an inconvenience. This hostel felt like a home away from home and I recommend it to anyone staying in the area

  • 3rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

The hostel is a little far from the city, but the place and the staff are amazing. I really enjoyed staying there

  • 3rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Such a great place to stay! It was the perfect place to just relax after all the stress and craziness that comes with traveling.


94%

This hostel provides a village experience in Carcassonne. I cycled through grapevines and through small villages on a well marked route into La Cite and then back on the train. Fun. Helpful and friendly hosts who communicate well.


100%

What an amazing stay!! The perfect balance between seeing a famous landmark and city and experiencing a French village. On advice from Tracy and Peter I wandered through the vineyards to the next town to enjoy a great dinner and amazing scenery along the way. The hostel itself is impeccably kept and charming and the hosts have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable! Great facilities to socialise with others in a relaxed environment if you want. Thanks again!!

  • 15th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

What a great hostel! You get a very nice taste of the region by staying there, nice yard with a lot of activities and free bikes for visiting the peaceful vineyards all around. The area is well deserved by 1euro buses, although bus stops are not well indicated, but the hosts, Tracy and Peter, are awesome and will help you out with everything! Its definitely the best hostel I've been ! Carcassonne is not far and it is also not very far from other nice villages that are worth a look


97%

I spent 4 days in Sidsmums Travellers Retreat and it was amazing. The staff was adorable, the atmosphere was very peaceful, the landscape is gorgeous and the Retreat wa really clean. Yes, it can be hard to go to Carcassonne from Preixan but once you understand how the bus service work it's only 1 euro and it's not too far. Also if you stay more than one night you can have a pickup from Carcassonne to the Retreat for free. Thanks again Peter and Tracy to make me feel like home for 4 days.

  • 5th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

It's quite far away but ideal if you're looking for a retreat. Excellent place to read books for a few days. Staff is ever helpful and positive mood is present.


100%

Best hostel I've ever stayed at! Peter and Tracey were awesome hosts!! I ended up staying an extra 3 days it was such a nice place to be. Would go back in a heart beat! -Tyler from Canada


97%

Great place out in the country. The family that runs it is spectacularly nice. I stayed in the dorm in the main house, but it has single rooms and cottages as well. Borrow a bike for a cruise through the vineyards, or just lounge in the hammock, you can't go wrong. Do yourself a favor and stay here for a night or eight, you won't regret it.


91%

Awesome time there... 100% recomended! Excellent hosts!


97%

One of the best hostels I've stayed in. As there were few other guests while I was there it felt like having my own holiday villa. Although it is far from Carcassonne, arrangements can be made to be dropped off and picked up. The family who own the hostel - Peter, Tracy, Ben and Sarah - are very friendly and accommodating and just nice to chat with. If I was to go back to the area I'd definitely stay there again and I've already recommended it to other backpackers!


100%

It was such a wonderful stay with Tracy, Peter and their dog Fergus.

  • 7th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

As is known, one should be economical and careful with the use of superlatives. Be that as it may, in writing a review of Sidsmums, I’d preferably bandy them about. It is hardly likely to find a heartier, more affectionately arranged and neater accommodation around Carcassonne. Quite rightly, the guests feel comfortably like in a second home! I can’t wait to stay there again..

  • 15th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)




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