Pontivy: Auberge de Jeunesse!

So lets get nostalgic again shall we! You may notice I have written several posts on the city of Pontivy in my lovely Morbihan 56 of my beautiful Bretagne in my belle France! But as often, the case write we shall about the tourist spots and historical architecturally stunning places of my Bretagne. However, we leave out the little spots that are so full of memories for us as a family.

This is one of them. The Auberge de Jeunesse or Youth Hostel of Pontivy was the place one of my sons stayed while doing a work assignement there. Working in woodwork for patio houses in Pontivy. He was directed here by his employer to this inexpensive place right in city center where a bus (bus terminal only half a km or 500 meters from the hostel) took him directly to his job. And we found a great spot!!


And yes you can stay here too, in fact local sports team stay here when visiting to play against the local team and even the gendarmerie or police army on training sessions sent their students here. And the place is very central for walks and bike rides!

As my previous posts will expand on this, Pontivy was founded by the monk Ivy. It was also called Napoléonville when both Bonaparte I and III, wanted to make the city the administrative center of Brittany.

This youth hostel is part of the HI network of French youth hostels and welcomes you! With family rooms and a garden, the hostel can accommodate all types of travelers. The HI Pontivy Youth Hostel is located in a former flour mill. This atypical and picturesque place set on a small island of greenery, Ile des Récollets, located in the heart of downtown Pontivy. Be welcomed by a dynamic and friendly team. Take the time to share a meal with passing travelers. Cycling on the many circuits crisscrossing the region.

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The Pontivy youth hostel was created in 1979 in a former flour mill . Everything takes place in a main building and in a farmhouse: 67 beds (accessible to people with reduced mobility) including a 27-bed dormitory unique in France, a shared kitchen and two large meeting rooms.  Here, the price of a night in a shared room with breakfast and city tax included is 23 euros per person. For one of the two double rooms (for couples), you have to add a few euros more.

The official HI PontivyHI France on the Auberge de Jeunesse Pontivy

The tourist office of Pontivy on the youth hostel: Tourist office of Pontivy on the youth hostel

A nice souvenir that we came to pick him up on weekend to walk around Pontivy and take him back home for the night. And of course, all in family spirits that the memories will linger long::: in fact each time we are in town we passed by it for a hello! Hope you enjoy it as we do.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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