Where To Stay In Pau, France: Hotels, Hostels & Airbnbs! - Updated 2021

where to stay in pau france

So you’ve decided you want to visit Pau, France. Great choice! The scenery is gorgeous, there are castles, mountains, the seashore is nearby and there are a variety of things to do in this relaxing and beautiful town. But first you have to plan out the logistics, and finding a place to stay in a city you’ve never been to can be overwhelming. So here are some hostels, hotels, and Airbnb’s for every type of traveler. Whether you’re on a budget or a honeymoon, with your family or wandering through Europe on your own, these accommodations will not disappoint.

Get more bang for your buck in a hostel

If you’re a lone traveler on a budget or looking to stay for a while, a youth hostel is a great option. This budget-oriented, social and fun type of accommodation usually have a common room and a kitchen, where guests can interact with each other or make themselves dinner, and provide rooms in a dormitory style and often have private rooms for an extra cost.

1. The Auberge de Jeunesse

The Auberge de Jeunesse is a youth hostel in the heart of Pau, with multiple residences for those aged 18-30. Michel Hounau is the most popular of the residences, offering 5-day deals, ranging from 50 to 80 EUR. That’s just 10 EUR or 10.78 USD a night!

Auberge de Jeunesse de Mulhouse

7.7 User Rating

Address: 37 RUE DE L'ILLBERG, Mulhouse City Center, Mulhouse, France, 68200

Find a home away from home in an Airbnb

For larger groups of travelers or families, booking an Airbnb might be the best option. Although slightly more expensive, most tend to be closer to attractions, more private, and homier because you’re actually renting out someone’s home. You’ll need an Airbnb account to make a booking, but once you have one, there are loads of options available. Here are a couple of the best ones:

2. A cozy apartment for two (from USD 42)

For 33 USD a night, book a cozy apartment for two and enjoy a fully equipped kitchen and quiet atmosphere. Only a bit more expensive than a hostel, and with more privacy, this might be the perfect option for a couple or small family. For a home away from home and the homeowner nearby, ready to give advice, this is a great way to feel like you’re not just staying in Pau, but living there.

Appart cocon 50m2 Pau centre avec vue sur château
Pau, Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, France
125 reviews
Entire apartment 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is in a great central location and has a beautiful view of the chateau
the apartment was very clean and just as depicted in the photos
michel is a great host he’s very kind friendly and welcoming
michel and his wife are very helpful and respond rapidly to all requests
location is perfect to walk everywhere in the city center
on sundays there is a market literally outside the window - making grocery shopping quite nice
a charming apartment in the historic part of pau making it very easy to walk to places of interest
charming apartment in a perfect central location overlooking the château
michael's place was much better than we could have expected
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3. Stay on the Boulevard de Pyrénées (from USD 145)

For 132 USD a night, this Airbnb houses up to four guests, and you can stay right on the Boulevard des Pyrénées. With utilities like a washer and dryer, kitchen, and TV, you might find yourself having to convince your family to leave!

These are just two of the Airbnb’s available, but you can tailor your needs and price range on the Airbnb website. While both these Airbnb hosts have been given Superhost status, there are plenty of others with high ratings. Just be sure to check the reviews!

Splendide 4 pièces refait à neuf
Pau, Aquitaine, France
44 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
minimalist furniture and decoration spacious rooms with high ceilings excellent shower comfortable beds
the modern shower is wonderful and the kitchen is excellent (we cooked in most nights)
it’s quite spacious very clean and designed well
it was exactly as advertised wonderfully clean quiet and centrally located
a good location and very clean well sized apartment
they were very friendly accommodating and flexible
despite changes to our itinerary our host was kind and accommodating
pictures are very accurate and hosts very accommodating would highly recommend
great large apartment close to everything
location is perfect for discovering the city or trips to the pyrenees
centrally located and near car parks which are not expensive the apartment is excellent
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4. Cozy loft (from USD 51)

If you’re looking for a cozy getaway to Pau, check out this loft apartment. Conveniently located in the center of the village, with plenty of cooking utensils and basics provided, this place is perfect for a couple or small family that want some relaxing nights in.

Loft cosy en centre ville
Pau, Aquitaine, France
190 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was as described and was wonderfully spacious well equipped and beautifully designed
stylish well-equipped flat and very comfortable
very nice clean and tidy apartment
it's really clean and there are lots of towels etc available
the flat is beautiful and clean
the appartment is clean and modern
pierre's place was modern and clean
thank you pierre for being our host feli & toan
amazing apartment and great host
pierre was a generous host responding positively to my special request
pierre was a great host showing us his great home and places around
pierre was very helpful and provided us with a key and access to all of the facilities
well located and easy to park
good location and in a street easy to park
a short walk into the central area of the city and all the attractions and restaurants
you have good access to buses or take a 10min walk to the city center
great apartment within easy walk of the historic centre of pau
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5. Appartement en hypercentre, charme & design (from USD 75)

For a slightly larger group of people, try this charming apartment, in the center of Pau. The apartment comes equipped with a kitchen and a spacious living room and bedroom - you and your friends are sure to feel at home in the warm atmosphere of this apartment.

Appartement en hypercentre alliant charme et design
Pau, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
149 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful apartment with lovely furnishings and decorations
very well decorated a relaxed atmosphere and all necessary amenities available in the apartment
must visit it is a beautiful apartment with stunning views
the decor in the apartment is gorgeous and the view from the living room window is stunning
the widows overlooking the city and castle give light and fresh air to the apartment
everything was clean
very clean and had everything we needed
the flat is well equipped clean and spacious
it was super clean lovely design and comfortable
beautiful clean and quiet apartment in a great central location in pau
marion is a great host
the hosts are very friendly and helpful
marion and michele are best hosts you can asked for
michèle was so lovely and helpful and made check in easy
parking is a breeze and the hosts were warm and friendly
a beautiful apartment within walking distance to all of central pau
what a wonderful place and location
great place very close to centre ville
excellent restaurants a short walk away
really central location and right next to some great restaurants
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Top rated hotels for a perfect getaway

While perhaps a little more on the expensive side, there’s no denying that housekeeping and room service are key to a relaxing vacation. From room service to your very own spa, hotels know how to make a vacation in France easy and luxurious. So if you’re looking for a place to kick your feet up and unwind, check out these top rated hotels.

6. Quality Hotel Pau Centre Bosque (from USD 93)

The Quality Hotel Pau Centre Bosquet is not only reasonably priced for a hotel, but it provides minibars and flat-screen TVs in all the rooms. With a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, it’s hard to go wrong, and for roughly 100 USD a night, you can even bring your pet to this centrally located, beautiful hotel. This place is perfect for couples looking to have a relaxing vacation, in Pau.

Quality Hotel Pau Centre Bosquet

Address: 80 rue Emile Garet Centre Bosquet

Contactless check-in/check-out Smoke alarms Trouser press All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Luggage storage Safety deposit box Meeting/banquet facilities

7. Hotel Parc Beaumont (from USD 184)

Also highly rated is the more modern Hotel Parc Beaumont. This hotel is more expensive, perhaps ideal for those wishing to get the most comfort and luxury out of their vacation, and costs approximately 170 USD a night. The hotel provides not only breakfast but a relaxing pool and spa, as well.

Hotel Parc Beaumont Pau - MGallery

Address: 1, avenue Edouard VII

Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Ironing service Non-smoking rooms Physical distancing in dining areas Bar Currency exchange Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay

8. All Suites Appart Hôtel Pau (from USD 59)

For a more hands-off hotel experience, make your way over to the All Suites Appart Hotel. You can get both suites and studios at the hotel, which are equipped with a kitchenette. A buffet breakfast is also served daily in the brightly decorated breakfast room.

All Suites Pau – Zénith

Address: 4 rue des Tiredous

Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Physical distancing in dining areas Internet services Soundproof rooms Non-smoking rooms Heating Vending machine (drinks) Meeting/banquet facilities

Now all that's left to do is enjoy your vacation!

So, there you have it accommodation options for every type of traveler! Hopefully, these beautiful places help paint a better idea of what type of accommodation is best for you. Although, to be honest, in this beautiful, royal, countryside town…you can’t really go wrong! All that’s left to do is grab some friends, book your favorite lodging, and pratiquez votre français!

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