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Vertigo Vieux-Port Reviews

38 Rue Fort Notre Dame, Marseille, France

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4104 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Great location - right by Vieux Port and within walking distance of the old town and loads of bars and places to eat. The room was the biggest hostel room I've stayed in - so much space and comfy beds. We did have a few problems with plug sockets not working though and the bathroom could have been a bit cleaner, but not bad at all. Free breakfast is plentiful and there's a couple of nice common areas. Staff are happy to help. Thank you!


Great hostel! Good ambiance, social but not cramped, facilities, in beSt part of town etc tx etc had lots of fun here Thank you!!


One of the worse hostel I have been. The place was not depicted as in the picture we are shown in the review section. The room has no wifi and even worse during my stay there was an electricity shortage. I had informed the staffs but they just won't resolve anything.


This hostel was pretty but as I had a suitcase with me, it was not worth the uphill walk. There was no elevator either and lots of stairs. The place was nice overall.


The good: the location and a few of the staff members are helpful. The bad: everything else. The dorm room has no a/c only 2 small fans on the floor so the room is sweltering. There are only 2-3 electrical outlets in an 8 person room. Anything you leave on your bed will get tossed. I lost travel documents, a t-shirt and a towel..and the bed. Beds are not assigned so each night you have to come in and find which one is free. No real common area to speak of. Very disappointing hostel.


staff always made it feel like you were bothering them. super close to the port, metro, shopping, and awesome bars. we did have 2 bathrooms in our room for 5 girls which rocked. not really any atmosphere but made friends with the girls in my room at least.


Beautiful clean hostel with great staff, location and good breakfast! Would recommend.


It is a lovely hostel, clean and well situated. I have been three times and each time have met other interesting people. positives are the lockers in the room, towel renting for 1 euro and the helpfullness of the staff. Breakfast is also included. I would not hesitate to stay again


This is a first rate hostel; relaxed yet professional, well maintained yet unfussy, in a great location and a lovely set of building. Rooms are uncluttered, super clean and spacious.

  • 6th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Really nice dorm rooms and very spacious and clean. The girls at reception really weren't much help, we always waited for the Canadian guy at night for suggestions because they kept leading Us in the wrong direction and didn't know much about the city at all. The common area wasn't great for socializing but had everything you needed. Good location at the port as well


Hostel is in an awesome location in the port of Marseille. 1 block away from the port Boardwalk with many reataurants and stores. Short metro ride from the main station St Charles and a short walk to the hostel from metro station. 15-20 min walk to the beach and a hilly 15-20 mins to Norte dam. Cute facilities, rooms clean, bed comfortable, outlet at every bed. No AC, very hot and loud at night as the windows had to be left open. Overall would recommend.

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Hi danielle, There is an AC in every room at hotel Vertigo. Some people don't stand it and ask for it to be turned off. You just needed to come down at reception and we would have turned it back on... Hope you had a great stay despite this inconvenience.


I found most of the staff here really helpful and provided tips and suggestions on where to visit and how to get there. One of the girls even tried to help me call and email a dive group as I was not able to get hold of them. Laundry facilities was a little lacking compared to some of the bigger hostels ive stayed at. Location isnt too bad, a bit of a walk from the metro if you have luggage. Kitchen was ok, free breakie wasn't bad.


Great hostel, amazing rooms but staff wasn't too helpful with things to do around Marseille or where things were.


The hostel was in a really nice location. The ambiance was nice but I was not overly impressed with the cleanliness compared to my experience in other hostels.


Location was excellent - couldn't be close to th centre, and near the beautiful old port and about 10mins from the open ocean. However, staff were a bit moody and everything was self-service, including cleaning and serving breakfast.


Very nice spacious room. Common area very open and welcoming. Good location.




Very nice hostel, a bit pricey but worth every penny. Located near the Vieux Port in Marseille, Lidl and artisanal bakery at walking distance. Beautiful rooms and quiet, peaceful atmosphere.


Located 5 minutes from the port, the hostel has good beds and bathroom facilities in the rooms. A/C however was barely working which made the rooms quite warm. Wifi in the B building is very weak, much better in the A building. Breakfast is good, and the kitchen facilities are nice. Had to change rooms due to staff error. They made it seem like it was our fault for not realizing the price difference.


Very spacious rooms and the free breakfast was very helpful!

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