Sunday, 25 September 2011 01:25

The Lovely Hotel Vertigo in Marseille

Written by  Ken Ku
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After spending a week in Nice, it was a bit hard to leave.  The people there have been so wonderful and I also met a lot of new and wonderful friends.  Hopefully we will continue to keep in touch and perhaps meet up in our travels again in the future.

I headed towards Marseille again on this leg of the journey.  I found this hostel called Hotel Vertigo that had wonderful ratings so I decided to give it a try.  If you are coming in from Barcelona, or Paris, or just had a long travel day, the last thing you want is to have to take more public transportation to find your hostel.  I was amazed at just how close Hotel Vertigo is to the Marseille Saint-Charles train station!  You go down the escalators, turn to your right, you'll see a pharmacy and post office.  Make a left and cross the street.  Walk down that side of the street until you see "Balto" (it is a tobacco shop) and go down the alley.  You won't miss the sign that says Vertigo that's probably 30 metres down.  I can't think of anything closer to the than that!

The staff is very friendly and there is a communal kitchen.  If you get hungry and don't want to cook, there are some small pizza shops a couple doors down from the hostel that you can visit as well.  Other than that, you may want to stock up on groceries after settling in.  There doesn't seem to be a huge variety of food around here.

What I like about this hostel is that it is calm and quiet.  There is a small bar with a limited selection of drinks.  For those that are interested in having a good nights rest, this is where you want to be.

Last modified on Sunday, 25 September 2011 14:31
Ken Ku

Ken Ku

A photographer/printmaker/perpetual wanderer going on a backpacking adventure around the world.  Follow my journey as I discover new places and meet new people!



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