Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Jun 2019
    Fantastic location.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    08 Jun 2019
    Beds and sheets were spotless. Bring your shower shoes. Towels are $1. Staff was multi-lingual and highly tolerant of my attempted French. Felt safe sleeping/traveling as a single female in a bit of a gritty city. Dorm roomies were from South Africa, Brasília and Canada. Great group eating area and casual feel. Mixed ages from young to older. Nice place. Recommend.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    08 Jun 2019
    This is my favorite hostel I’ve stayed in so far!!! It’s one of the only hostels in the area so I was able to meet so many other likeminded travellers and made many friends. The rooms are great, staff were very nice, awesome area, and the breakfast was a bonus too. It was so great I decided to stay an extra night!!!! Looking forward to going back one day.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 Jun 2019
    although I only got to spend a night here, I really loved this hostel! This hostel is in close proximity to the beautiful port (the safe part) of Marseille. The rooms are basically little houses of their own with high ceilings, multiple bathrooms each and surrounding a nice gated courtyard which adds to security. The rooms were clean, the beds were comfortable and they provided a good breakfast for free. If you're going to Marseille, I highly recommend staying at this hostel!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 Jun 2019
    Perfect location, just a 5 minute walk to the main road of the old port! Nice atmosphere with breakfast, good facilities, and lots of room to meet people. Info about cruises to the calanques and free walking tours available at front desk! Would definitely stay here again and recommend to a friend.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    05 Jun 2019
    Good location and friendly staff. Amazing communal area and kitchen. The dorms are very spaceous with excellent bathrooms and showers. Free breakfast was lovely
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.6


    05 Jun 2019
    Great location and facilities but very poor common area so not great vibes for a solo traveller
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.3


    16 Jun 2019
    decent hostel. wifi works. breakfast is free but very simple (instant coffee, white bread, jam). no soup in bathrooms. towels cost extra,
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    05 Jun 2019
    The room was massive with tons of showers and bathrooms in the room itself. Space was clean and location was perfect. Not much in terms of a social atmosphere. Common area was dark and quiet. The staff were incredible helpful.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    07 Jun 2019
    Worst Hostel I’ve ever stayed in. Do not book this hostel. Massive red flags. The building is falling apart. As I entered staff was rude, touched my passport with his hands he was eating food a second ago. Didn’t explain anything or showed room. Bathroom was stinking so bad. No shower curtain, so water went everywhere in the bathroom. I wanted to move curtains in the room but the whole thing fell on me. Not in a safe area. Absolutely disgusting in every shape & form. This hostel should be shut !
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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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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