Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Voted the best hostel in France for 2011 by Hostelworld customers!

Vertigo Vieux Port is a newly renovated hostel in Marseille. As for Vertigo Centre that opened three years ago, you can find the feeling of a second home here.

We’re located in the Old Port area, walking distance from beaches, bars, clubs, the central market and the famous Notre Dame church.

We offer charming two-, three-, four-, five- and six-bed rooms. All of our dorms are very clean and equipped with comfy wooden bunk beds, private shower and toilet facilities. The five- and six-bed dorms are equipped with two private bathrooms.

Every room in our hostel is carefully designed and decorated by local artists according to the unique character of each room.

Our building was renovated from two typical buildings which makes for a modern cosy atmosphere, while at the same time it has the feel of a typical Marseillean house.

We offer a ton of free amenities, such as breakfast, Wi-Fi, linen, a fully-equipped kitchen with free spices, city maps, personal travel info, use of our travel guidebooks, luggage storage, book swap and a valuables safe at reception – all for free!

Our friendly, caring and multi-lingual staff are here 24hrs a day to answer all your questions. We'll try our best to make you have a memorable stay in our hostel and in Marseille. And of course there’s no curfew, no lockout and no stupid rules!

We'll make sure that you feel like you're home here. After you have been either on the road all day, or walking around in the city, you'll be able to relax in our cosy and friendly common areas, have a drink, talk and make friends.

**We accept a MAXIMUM of 7 nights stay in every 3 month period in dormitory style rooms.
**No check out and check in on same date allowed, minimum 1 night between check out and check in.
*Group bookings must be made by request only.
**Booking multiple beds in dorm rooms does not guarantee you to all stay in one room; to ensure you all stay together, book private rooms.
If you and your friends book a dorm, we will try and keep you together in one room but can't guarantee it. Book a private room to be sure to stay together!
**Minimum age 18 to stay with us.
**We are a non-smoking property; smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the building. View House Rules


From the minute you step through the door and see our bright murals – painted by local artists – we reckon you'll be wowed by Vertigo Vieux-Port. Our social areas, from the spice-stocked kitchen to the TV lounge, mean we're as fun and lively as Marseille itself. Whether you're chatting to new friends over the free breakfast, or showing old mates YouTube videos using the free Wi-Fi, you'll feel right at home here. Our friendly, multi-lingual staff will do their best to make sure of it.


We’re in the Old Port area, a short walk from beaches, bars and clubs. The central market is an 8-minute stroll away, and the iconic Notre Dame church is 15 minutes by foot. To get to us from the airport, you can take the shuttle bus to St Charles Train Station, then jump on the metro (take the blue line) towards La Fourragère before jumping off at Vieux Port (the Old Port). You can stroll to us in 20 minutes from there.

Rooms and Dorms

We've got private rooms or mixed and female-only dorms to pick from – all with en-suites so you won't have to wake up early to avoid those morning queues. Linen's included, and your comfy wooden bunk has a storage locker under it for the backpack. We keep our dorms spotlessly clean (just like the rest of our hostel!).

Extras and activities

If a chilled out morning's on the agenda, open up a novel from the book swap or borrow one of our travel guides for inspiration on your next destination. You can also ask our staff about their tips – whether for Marseille or elsewhere in France. We've got free city maps to have a look at, too. The luggage storage means you can check out but keep your bags here until you're ready to leave the city.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    14 Aug 2019
    Staff were amazing, so incredibly welcoming and helpful! Perfect location to the beach, and really good set up with facilities. Highly recommend!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    08 Aug 2019
    Pros: -My 16 bed was HUGE— 4 bathrooms, not crowded at all -lockers -outlets each bed -kitchen & common room -friendly staff -decent facilities Cons: -hot as HELL even though AC was advertised -difficult to meet people as solo traveler
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 Aug 2019
    At first I felt this hostel was a bit expensive compared to others I have been to, however once I arrived I realized the price is worth the level of comfort we felt here! The 16-bed dorm was HUGE, the a/c made it fresh and comfortable, the showers were clean and nice, and the aestethic was colorful. The staff were very sweet and helped us find coffee, food, and cheap transportation (bus routes) to where we wanted to go.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    06 Aug 2019
    I loved my stay at Vertigo! From what I hear, by far the best hostel in Marseilles, and definitely exceeded my expectations. I stayed in a dorm of 8 beds, but since there was a loft set-up, there was so much space -- four beds were upstairs, and four were downstairs. We had two bathrooms which was perfect for the number of people, and everything was very clean. I love the fact that the hostel is set up around a courtyard -- a great hostel for social people. :)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    12 Aug 2019
    Amazing newly renovated hostel with spacious rooms and multiple kitchens. Friendly people and lots of common areas to meet others. Great location so close to the port.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    05 Aug 2019
    The 16 bed dorm is set up on two floors in one giant room. It doesn't feel at all like there are 16 people in it!! There are so many little spots to hang out it makes it very easy to make friends. The location is great as well!! The breakfast is nothing special (baguette and cereal), but it's free!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    04 Aug 2019
    Positives: INCREDIBLE LOCATION!! Right in the heart of the city and close to everything, very nice and comfortable rooms - I was in the 16 bed dorm, it was very spacious with 4 really nice ensuite bathrooms, didn't feel like you were in a room with 16 beds! Negatives: staff very unfriendly, a bit too big making it difficult to meet people as a solo traveller, lacking in atmosphere, kitchen not the best for cooking. Despite the negatives would definitely stay again because of location.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    12 Aug 2019
    Great location and spacious rooms with clean bathrooms! The bed and pillow were fairy uncomfortable and unfortunately the place echoes a lot so it can be noisy but otherwise a really nice hostel!!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Aug 2019
    Good hostel but don’t expect anything special. One of the beds was broken in the middle. Staff is okay but not too friendly. Location is perfect.
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 5.1


    06 Aug 2019
    This hostel was wAY too expensive for what it had to offer. The only pro was that the rooms were clean and had an ensuite bathroom. But other than that the common areas were really dirty. Super basic breakfast. Weird atmosphere. Not the best place to socialize. Staff was ok. Overall: not worth the money.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Key Card Access
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage


  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners France

  • 2011

    2nd, New to Hostelworld


  • 2012

    Worldwide Medium Hostel

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