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Vertigo Centre Reviews

42 rue de petites maries, Marseille, France

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85%

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3345 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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46%

The hotel's location was terrible. I could not get ANY sleep from the outside noise and smells (and I had to leave windows open since there was no AC). Probably the hottest night I've ever had to endure. The wifi didn't reach all the rooms and the "breakfast" was just 2 pieces of bread and NOT free. We had planned to stay 2 nights in Marseille, but we could only handle 1. Basically, don't waste your money or time on this place or Marseille. Head over to Nice instead (only 1 hour by train).


86%

Best 16 person dorm I have stayed in. Very friendly and helpful staff. Atmosphere made it easy to meet other travelers.

  • 11th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

I only stayed for one night, but it's not really a place I would want to stay longer than a couple nights stay. The room was good, bathrooms were clean, and a pretty good breakfast. Overall pretty good though


94%

Nice hostel. It have everything, a bar, kitchen, hangout area, garden. Very nice staff, good atmosphere. Would like to stay here again!

  • 9th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

This was a great hostel. The staff were very friendly and always helpful. There is a kitchen so you can cook but only one hotplate so there is sometimes a queue. Stayed in the big dorm and unlike some hostels it wasn't small and cramped. Nice little patio area with tables, chairs and umbrellas. 2 minute walk from supermarket and gare st Charles rail station. Really enjoyed my stay

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Hey! Thank you for your review! It really pleased us to read it! See you next time!

97%

There's a small bar next to the reception, it close after 11pm, and there's a kitchen there, that's all I want!


100%

Amazing staff, amazing city, amazing atmosphere to make friends from all over the world!! Much love from Anthony, London

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GREAT! Thank you! We are very happy that you had a great stay! See you next time!!

94%

The staff were great, especially Stephane, who is an absolute legend. I stayed in a cool bedroom with a funky mezzanine-type thing in it. On the downside the internet was a bit unreliable, and it's a bit of a walk to see/do things, but it is well placed for the main train station, and there are far worse parts of Marseille you could stay in. Kitchen is a bit dingy and small, I guess. There's a bar, which is always a plus, and when I was there I met tons of nice people. Not a bad hostel at all.


89%

The staff was great! Even though we had some problems with the reservation, they were very friendly. The interior decoration was very pretty and cool. We also fell in love with the inner court. And so good that there was a kitchen! The location couldn't actually be better. The only minus we found is that the air in the rooms was quite damp. The location was perfect!!

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Hey! So good to hear that you had a nice stay! Thank YOU for this nice comment! We are trying so hard to give you the best service! It's nice to know that it works!

97%

Really friendly hostel, had a great stay. Staff were really helpful with tips about what to see in Marseille and how to get there. Thank you!

  • 6th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hey! You are very welcome! We are glad to know that you had a great stay with us. Regards,

74%

If you stay in cabanon 1 or 2 its very loud until 2 o'clock in the night. So if you are very sensitive better get another room, they may be more quite.

  • 6th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hey ! Thank you for letting us know. We'll try harder to keep people quiet after night time. Regards,

94%

Loved the location because it was so close to the train station!

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

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Hello ! Thank you for this nice review. Regards,

63%

My travel book told me this neighborhood is a good place to get into a knife fight. I was with 2 other guys and we traveled together on the main roads, so we didn't have a problem. The hostel is expensive but good. The bar has cheap Heineken, and the staff is very knowledgeable. Good wifi. Good kitchen, great out door area. No AC but the rooms were well ventilated.


91%

Staff here are friendly and helpfull. I really appreciated it. Location is perfectly located especially for the train station.only thing I didnt like was hostelworlds websites directions to the hostel. Thoes stairs are an absolute killer while carrying luggage. There is a more pleasant route heading right out of the station instead of left down the stairs. It has escalators and the route is a slight down hill rather than an up. I feel its more direct aswell. I would definitely stay here again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey! Thank you for your nice comment! ;) You are right, there is a much simpler way to get to the hotel, but it is also harder to find when you don't know the place! Fortunately you still enjoyed your stay in Marseille! Best regards, Remy

86%

Very convenient location, literally right across the street from the st. Charles train station. Staff is friendly and helpful. Our double private room is quite small but it is neat. The area around the hotel, however is very ghetto even in daytime, and gets worse at night. There are quite a number of homeless people and beggars down the street, and it smells everywhere. All in all, the hotel is nice but the area is not.


94%

Such a cool quirky place, right next to the train station and short walk to the harbour. Staff were nice and everything was clean. Can hear a bit if notice from everything going on in the streets and not a huge vibe in the bar/ common area but awesome for a relax after massive days of walking :)

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Hey! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Next time don't hesitate to give us some music to play at the bar! ;)

77%

Location is fantastic and cannot be outrivalled since it is practically on St. Charles train station. Staff is helpful and eager to help. I only resent not getting breakfast for 26€ dorm. But this is France - shut up & drive. I recommend this hostel!

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Hi , Thank you for your nice review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! You are right, breakfast is not included but 5€ all you can eat buffet is not something you'll find often in france especially with croissant and fresh bread every morning.

71%

Very close to the Trainstation, don't miss to visit the harbour


89%

It's a very good hostel, very secure and just in front of the main train station. The only annoying problem I found were the crackling beds in the 8 people room. Everytime someone was moving, you could hear cause the noise was loud!

  • 19th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

You had to return your when you left the hostel and then say your room number to get it back when you come back, so anyone could just say your room number and go into your room. There are also no lockers in the room and the WiFi didn't work at all in our 3rd floor room. Location is close to train station which was convenient but apparently an unsafe area according to a friend from Marseille. Ensuite bathroom was spacious and very clean.


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