Sidsmums Travellers Retreat
If you are looking for a peaceful stay in the beautiful countryside then Sidsmums is the place for you. Sidsmums is a family run backpackers situated in the tiny, unique medieval village of Preixan just 10kms outside the famous Cite of Carcassonne. A 1€ bus service connects Carcassonne and Preixan supplemented with a 1€ train to nearby village. We welcome guests who are looking to relax, read, walk, cycle or meet up with other like minded people. We provide a fully equipped kitchen for you to cater for yourself, a lounge, sunny garden and veranda terrace to relax and full information on the surrounding region if you want to get out there and explore. We have a selection of FREE to use bikes to explore the Cathar Aude region
HOSTELWORLD OVERALL RATING 9.8 Superb (340 reviews)
AUGUST 2013 '100% I have stayed in many hostels all over the world, and this was by far my favourite. At Sidsmums i was able to stop and breathe. And never before have I been so warmly welcomed. Tracy and Peter are so incredibly passionate about making sure this is a wonderful experience for all. Tracy kindly picked me up and dropped me off at the train station when I needed. Peter also saved the day and picked me (and my bike) up when I got lost. I was really sad to say goodbye and cant wait to return some day x ' AUSTRALIA
28th Apr 2017 10.0
The room, facilities, location -- everything was just as expected. But Peter and Tracy went above and beyond to make sure that we had a great stay. From going out of their way to get us to the hostel the first night (since we arrived late and the buses had stopped), to saving us when we were stranded in the rain (without even having to ask) -- they're special people who love what they do, it's a beautiful place, and I wholeheartedly recommend Sidsmums for your stay in the Carcassonne area.
30th May 2017 10.0
Best hostel stay I've had in Europe! Peter and Tracy are caring hosts who know the surrounding area very well, recommended some great things to do and made sure that I was well equipped with the bus/train information to get around. The location is beautiful and the facilities are top-notch. A stay at Sidsmums feels like staying with old friends. I'd visit again in a heartbeat.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Airport Transfers
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Breakfast Not Included
- Common Room
- Cots available
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- No Curfew
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pet Friendly
- Taxes not included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 7 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
We accept cash, credit card and PayPal payments.
Visitors Taxes €0.30 PPPN not included.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
Public Transportation: #H & #2 bus from Boulevard de Varsovie bus stop (bus may not have number on it and could be on either side of road). Get off bus in Preixan village centre (250m from Sidsmums), walk down hill to PRESSE supermarket on right, turn left then immediate right, 150m on left is Sidsmums. Call around the back. Timetable sent when booked. NB no buses on a Sunday but there is a limited train service to nearby village.
Road Directions: Junction 23 A61. 2nd exit at roundabout (Limoux). Right at lights at T junction. 10 mins south of Carcassonne on the D118 towards Limoux. Follow Preixan then Centre Ville. At Presse supermarket turn right then immediate right at fork. Hostel 150m on the right. Call around back.
Airport: Salvaza International Airport (Ryanair) 10km shuttle bus to Carcassonne station then same directions as above
We also offer direct transfer service for 10€ per car (up to 4 guests)
Situated in the peaceful circulade village of Preixan, surrounded by woodland and vineyards of the Malepere region nestling between the Montagne Noire and the Pyrenees.
10 minutes from Carcassonne, la Cite' medieval, Canal du Midi, main motorway and rail links and Salvaza International Airport (Ryanair)
TRANSPORT - REGULAR 1euro BUS service (ligne H and ligne 2) to and from Carcassonne and Preixan