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.
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
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:
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 châteauPau, Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, France
Top guest reviewsthe apartment is in a great central location and has a beautiful view of the chateauthe apartment was very clean and just as depicted in the photos
Host:michel is a great host he’s very kind friendly and welcomingmichel and his wife are very helpful and respond rapidly to all requestsRead more reviewslocation is perfect to walk everywhere in the city centeron sundays there is a market literally outside the window - making grocery shopping quite nicea charming apartment in the historic part of pau making it very easy to walk to places of interestcharming apartment in a perfect central location overlooking the châteaumichael's place was much better than we could have expected
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 neufPau, Aquitaine, France
Top guest reviewsminimalist furniture and decoration spacious rooms with high ceilings excellent shower comfortable bedsthe modern shower is wonderful and the kitchen is excellent (we cooked in most nights)it’s quite spacious very clean and designed wellit was exactly as advertised wonderfully clean quiet and centrally locateda good location and very clean well sized apartment
Host:they were very friendly accommodating and flexibledespite changes to our itinerary our host was kind and accommodatingpictures are very accurate and hosts very accommodating would highly recommendRead more reviewsgreat large apartment close to everythinglocation is perfect for discovering the city or trips to the pyreneescentrally located and near car parks which are not expensive the apartment is excellent
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 villePau, Aquitaine, France
Top guest reviewsthe apartment was as described and was wonderfully spacious well equipped and beautifully designedstylish well-equipped flat and very comfortablevery nice clean and tidy apartmentit's really clean and there are lots of towels etc availablethe flat is beautiful and cleanthe appartment is clean and modernpierre's place was modern and clean
Host:thank you pierre for being our host feli & toanamazing apartment and great hostpierre was a generous host responding positively to my special requestpierre was a great host showing us his great home and places aroundpierre was very helpful and provided us with a key and access to all of the facilitiesRead more reviewswell located and easy to parkgood location and in a street easy to parka short walk into the central area of the city and all the attractions and restaurantsyou have good access to buses or take a 10min walk to the city centergreat apartment within easy walk of the historic centre of pau
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 designPau, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Top guest reviewsbeautiful apartment with lovely furnishings and decorationsvery well decorated a relaxed atmosphere and all necessary amenities available in the apartmentmust visit it is a beautiful apartment with stunning viewsthe decor in the apartment is gorgeous and the view from the living room window is stunningthe widows overlooking the city and castle give light and fresh air to the apartmenteverything was cleanvery clean and had everything we neededthe flat is well equipped clean and spaciousit was super clean lovely design and comfortablebeautiful clean and quiet apartment in a great central location in pau
Host:marion is a great hostthe hosts are very friendly and helpfulmarion and michele are best hosts you can asked formichèle was so lovely and helpful and made check in easyparking is a breeze and the hosts were warm and friendlyRead more reviewsa beautiful apartment within walking distance to all of central pauwhat a wonderful place and locationgreat place very close to centre villeexcellent restaurants a short walk awayreally central location and right next to some great restaurants
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.
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
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
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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