Pick-up and Drop-off Points

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Here is our recommended accommodation for each of the hop-on hop-off stops. We spend each winter reviewing them to ensure we offer the best value options. All these properties can be booked through your MyTrip account and we've made sure you won't be charged a booking fee. Happy planning!

The hostel with the (P) is our pick-up and drop-off point. We also offer other recommended accommodaton nearby whenever you book through MyTrip. If you want to read up on any of the destinations before you make a reservation, then check out our Lonely Planet information.

Pick-Up & Drop-Off Points - 2014

Amsterdam

The Flying Pig Uptown Hostel (P)

Vossiusstraat 46, 1071 AJ
Amsterdam,
Holland

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Directions

Directions: From Amsterdam Central Station take tram 2 or 5 and get off at the Rijks Museum (this stop is called ‘Hobbemastraat’), one stop past the famous Leidseplein bar area. Walk back 150 meters in the direction the tram came from and turn left into the Vossiusstraat, we are at number 46. Map of Flying Pig Uptown

Ancona

Hotel Fortuna (P)

Piazza Rosselli,
15,
Ancona

Prices

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Directions

Directly opposite the main entrance to Ancona train station.  Map of Hotel Fortuna

Avignon

Les Jardins De La Livrée (P)

4 Bis Rue Camp de Bataille,
30400 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon,
France

Prices

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Directions:

Jardins La Livree is located 3 km away from Avignon, in the easy and quiet suburb of a provencal village. You can reach us by crossing the Rhone River by foot (approximately 40 minutes) or by getting the city bus ligne 11 (sunday ligne 70). You must take the stop in front of Credit Agricole Bank, the old church, and the church tower square. We are located on the first street on the left after the square with cafés on the Rue de la République of Villeneuve lez Avignon.  Map of Le Jardins De La Livrée

Barcelona

Barcelona Sound Hostel (P)

Carrer Nou de La Rambla 91
08001, Barcelona
Spain

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Directions

From El Prat Airport you can jump on a train which takes about 30 minutes to get you into the centre and costs €2.80. Take the RENFE service and get off at Sants Estació. Once you're there you have to change to the metro system. Find the green metro line and take it in direction 'Canyelles' and get off at Liceu. Exit the metro station and onto Las Ramblas heading down towards the sea. After a short walk you'll will see the street 'Nou de la Rambla' on your right hand side, the hostel is number 91.

If you are coming from Girona airport you need to take the bus that brings you to Estació del Nort at Barcelona city centre. Ryanair prepare and coordinate these buses with each flight. The bus takes 1h and 15 minutes and costs about €12. Once you are in Estació del Nord (the main bus station of the city) you need to get out of the station to find the metro system. Take the red metro line and get off at Plaça Catalunya, where you change lines to the green line. Take the green line direction to Zona Universitaria and get off at Liceu. The metro ride takes you 15 min and cost you 1,35 euros.  Exit the metro Station Liceu and follow the same directions as above.

If you are arriving by train to Sants Estacio (main train station), find the green metro line and take it in direction 'Canyelles' and get off at Liceu then follow the directions above.  Map of Sound Hostel

Berlin

Citystay Mitte (P)

Rosenstrasse 16
10178 Berlin
Germany

Prices

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Directions

From Station 'Zoologischer Garten' or from Station 'Hauptbahnhof/Lehrter Bahnhof'. Take the S-Bahn line 7 (S7) in the direction of 'Ahrensfelde' direct to S-Bahn Station Hackescher Markt. Take the exit (Ausgang) marked 'An der Spandauer Brücke'. At the bottom of the of the stairs turn right. Go over the parking lot, cross the street and go into the "Rosenstrasse" - around 150m down this street is the Citystay Hostel.

Bern

Landhaus Hotel, Restaurant & Bar (P)

Altenbergstrasse 4-6
CH-3013 Bern
Switzerland

Prices

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Directions

From the train station (bahnhof) take bus 12 in the direction of Schosshalde, and get out (approx. 4 stops) at the Barengraben (bear pit). From here walk across the parking lot towards the river and you'll find Altenbergstrasse.

Biarritz

We are currently reviewing the accommodation for 2015, all changes will be confirmed by January 2015

Bruges

St. Christopher’s at The Bauhaus (P)

Langestraat 133 - 137
Bruges, 80010
Belgium

Prices

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Directions

From the main train station take bus 6 or 16 (every 10-15 minutes) and ask the driver for the Bauhaus stop. Tickets can be purchased on the bus.

Cesky Krumlov

We are currently reviewing the accommodation for 2015, all changes will be confirmed by January 2015

Dresden

Hostel Mondpalast (P)

Louisenstrasse 77
01099 Dresden
Germany

Prices

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Directions

From main station Hauptbahnhof take tram nr.7 (dir. Weixdorf) and get off at stop Louisenstraße and then walk along Louisenstraße up to nr.77. You will find the hostel on your left hand side.

Florence

Plus Florence Hostel (P)

Via Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, 15
50129 Florence (FI),
Italy

Prices

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Directions

From the train station:
As you exit Santa Maria Novella through the main entrance, turn left, cross the two sets of traffic lights towards the McDonald’s.Take the first street on your left, Largo Fratelli Alinari, continue up Via Nazionale, straight on up Piazza Indipendenza onto Via di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, we are numbers 13-17 on the left hand side. The hostel is 900m from the train station.

From the bus station:
Exit the bus station onto the main road that passes in front of the train station, into Piazza della Stazione. Walk up towards the McDonalds, cross the two sets of traffic lights towards the McDonald’s, take the first street on your left, Largo Fratelli Alinari, continue up Via Nazionale, straight on up Piazza Indipendenza onto Via di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, we are numbers 13-17 on the left hand side.

Gruenau

The Treehouse (P)

Schindlbach 16, 4645,
Gruenau im Almtal,
Austria

Prices

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Directions

From Vienna or Salzburg take a train to Wels, then change at Wels for the train to Grüenau, then phone 8499 from the station for a free pick up.

Lake Como

In Riva al Lago (P)

Via Crespi,
4 - 22100, Como
Italy

Prices

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Directions

From the FS railway station (Como San Giovanni)

Take the stairs down to the exit and head straight to Via Gallio which will take you to Via Garibaldi. From here, make your way to Piazza Volta, turn left on to Via Cairoli and then turn right on to Lungo Lario Trieste, making your way straight to Piazza Matteotti. From here turn left on to Via Crespi and you'll find the hotel is # 4.

From Stazione F.N. (Como Lago) Exit the station and turn right towards Piazza Matteotti, then make your way straight to the bottom of the square. From here turn left on to Via Crespi and you'll find the hotel is # 4.

La Spezia (Cinque Terre)

The pick-up and drop-off point in La Spezia will be at the main entrance to the train station - La Spezia Centrale.

La Spezia is the gateway to the 5 towns of the Cinque Terre - Riomaggiore, Cornelia, Vernazza, Manirola and Monterosso.  Please book any of the 'Other recommended accommodation' choices at these towns, as they are all easily accessible by train from La Spezia.  To see these accommodation options please log onto MyTrip.

Lauterbrunnen

Camping Jungfrau (P)

Ch-3822, Lauterbrunnen
Switzerland

Prices

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Directions

From Lauterbrunnen railway station, turn left and proceed through the town. Take the road leading straight ahead … the entrance to ‘Camping Jungfrau’ is situated 800 metres down the road on the left hand side.

Lucerne

Backpackers Lucerne

Alpenquai 42, Lucerne, Switzerland

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Directions

It is a 12 minute walk from the main station. Leave the station by the main exit, turn right, pass by the congress-center named 'KKL', keep the lake on your left, walk straight along 'Inseliquai', 'Werftestrasse', before you enter 'Alpenquai', we are the last building on this street just after the restaurant 'Seepark'.

https://www.backpackerslucerne.ch/pdf/backpackerslucernemap.pdf 

Madrid

uHostel (P)

C/ Sagasta
22 Madrid
Spain 28004

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Directions

The two closest metro stops are Bilbao (metro line 1) and Alonso Martinez (metro lines 4, 5, 10) both stops give access to calle Sagasta, which is where the hostel is located (2 min walking distance).

Milan

We are currently reviewing the accommodation for 2015, all changes will be confirmed by January 2015

Munich

Wombat's City Hostel (P)

Senefelderstrasse 1
80336, Munich
Germany

Prices

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Directions

From the Hauptbahnhof, take the exit on to Bayerstrasse. Cross the road and walk to your left towards Schillerstrasse. Senefelderstrasse will be on your right-hand side.

Nice

St Exupery Beach (P)

6 Rue Sacha Guitry,
06000 Nice,
France

Prices

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Directions

FROM THE TRAIN STATION: Turn left at the exit and walk up to the tram stop. Trams run every 6 minutes from 6am to 2am. You can either walk by the tram lines up to the tram stop Massena (10min) or take the tram towards Pont Michel (€1) and get off at Massena.

FROM THE AIRPORT: Bus 23 from Terminal 1 to train station Gare Thiers Nice Ville (€1, duration: 1h45, last departure at 21:h35)
Bus 98 from Terminal 1 to the bus station Gare Routiere (€4, duration: 20-30min, last departure at 23h50)

Orvieto

Hotel Corso

C. Cavour n. 343 - 05018,
Orvieto

Phone: +39 0763 342020

Directions

Hotel Corso is in the historical center of Orvieto. The Hotel is only 300 mt. from funicular that connect the historical center to the station. Free parking or garage is available at 100 mt. from Hotel.

Pamplona

Hostel Hemingway (P)

Amaya 26,
31004 Pamplona,
Spain

Prices

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Directions

The Hostel is situated in the heart of the city, walking distance from the old town.

From the airport take bus number 21 and get off at the last stop, Estella Street, next to the 'El Corte Ingles' shopping centre and the bus station. From here you can walk to the hostel, following the signs from the bus station. If you are coming by taxi the journey takes about 10-15 minutes and should cost approximately €12 (make sure the meter is on and note you may be charged for baggage if you put your bags in the boot of the car).

Paris

St Christophers - Paris (P)

159 rue de Crimee
75019, Paris
France
P. +33 (0) 140343440

Prices

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Directions

For detailed directions to the hostel visit St Christophers website.

Prague

Plus Prague (P)

Plus Prague
Přívozní 1, Praha 7
Czech Republic

Prices

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Directions

By tram from Hlavní Nádraží train station. Take either tram #5 or #12 northbound to Osadní. Walk to the intersection of Plynární, Ortenovo Náměstí and U Uranie. There is a large green park on the corner on the left. Cross over to the park and walk down Ortenovo Náměstí until you reach Přívozní. The hostel is number 1 on the left hand side

Rome

PLUS Camping Roma (P)

Via Aurelia, 831 (km 8,2)
00165, Rome
Italy

Prices

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Directions

From Rome central station, Termini, take metro line A to CORNELIA station. From the station, take bus number 246 which stops on demand just outside the campsite, in front of the Panorama supermarket.  Please use the footbridge to cross the road to the camping village. If you’re flying into Rome - take the train to Termini Station and follow directions above. Check the campsite website for the airport shuttle timetable.

Salzburg

International Youth Hostel (YOHO) (P)

Paracelsus Strasse 9
A - 5020, Salzburg
Austria

Prices

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Directions

Turn left out of the main train station and turn left again at the first set of traffic lights. Walk under the rail bridge and turn right at the second set of traffic lights onto Paracelsus Strasse, the YOHO is on the right.

San Sebastian

Lolos Urban House (Enjoy San Sebastian) (P)

Plaza de Guipúzcoa, 2
20004, Donostia, San Sebastian
Spain

Prices

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Directions

From the train station (Estacion del Norte), cross the river, turn right and walk up Calle de Bergara.  After 15 minutes you will come to Plaza de Guipúzcoa - the hostel can be found at no. 2 on the plaza.

Siena

Camping Siena Colleverde Campsite (P)

Strada Shiacciapensieri 47
53100, Siena
Italy

Prices

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Directions

From the city centre, catch Bus 3 from Piazza Gramsci or Bus 8 from Piazza Del Sale. Buses operate approximately every 30 minutes from 06.20 – 23.59 daily.

Stuttgart

Hotel Espenlaub (P)

Charlottenstrasse 27
D-70182, Stuttgart
Germany

Prices

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Directions

From Stuttgart airport take the S2 or S3 to Hauptbahnhof (Direction Stadtmitte). From Hauptbahnhof take the U5 U6 U7 or U17 from platform (gleis) 4, direction Charlottenplatz. Get off at the third stop - Olgaeck. Hotel Espenlaub is the big blue building to the left of the U-bahn stop with 'Hotel' written on it in big orange letters.

Tours

Hotel Val de Loire (P)

33 Boulevard Heurteloup
37000, Tours
France

Prices

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Directions

From Gare SNFC (main train station), walk straight out of the station over the square and turn right before the Congres centre into Boulevard Hourteloup. The Hotel is on the right across from the Tourist information.

Valencia

Purple Nest Hostel (P)

Plz/Tetuan, 5
46003 Valencia
Spain

Prices

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Directions

From the Valencia train station catch metro line number 3 or number 5, which will take you to metro stop 'Alameda'. Leave the metro station via the exit marked 'Paseo Ciudadela', take the road Calle Justicia, turn right onto Calle General Palanca and at the end of this road you will find Plaza Tetuan. Purple Nest Backpackers Hostel is number 5, Plaza Tetuan. The journey will take you 15 minutes by metro and then 7 minutes on foot.

Venice

Plus Camping Jolly (P)

Via G. de Marchi 7
30175 Marghera
Venice, Italy

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Directions

Plus Camping private shuttle will now leave from the main bus stop at Tronchetto. You can get there via the "Trenino Tronchetto" from Piazzale Roma. When you arrive at Tronchetto our shuttle will have a big "PLUS Camping Jolly" sign on it.
The shuttle costs the princely sum of €2 each way - here's the timetable:

Campsite to Venice:
9.00, 10.00, 11.00,  19.45, 20.15, 21.15.

Venice to the Campsite:
9.15, 10.15, 11.15,  20.00, 21.00, 22.00.

Vienna

Wombat's City Hostel (The Naschmarkt)(P)

Rechte Wienzeile 35,
A-1040 Vienna
Austria

Prices

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Directions

From the Airport: The quickest option is to take the shuttle bus to 'Schwedenplatz' (€7). The cheapest option is to take the S-Bahn to Bahnhof (train station) Wien Mitte (€3.60).  From both you can then take the U4 direction Hütteldorf to 'Kettenbrückengasse'. Leave the station in the same direction the train was driving. Cross over Kettenbrückengasse and Rechte Wienzeile. Turn left and walk the last 100 meters to wombat’s CITY HOSTEL Vienna at 'The Naschmarkt'. Travel time approx. 40 minutes.

The 'City Airport Train' (CAT) is a couple of minutes faster than the S-Bahn but costs €10 (return ticket: €18). The CAT-Ticket is not valid for the U-Bahn.

Wildschonau Valley

The Apsley Ski Lodge (P)

191 Wildschonauerstrasse
Wildschonau Valley
Austria

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Directions

Getting to Niederau is very straight forward Train: Niederau is accessible by train from Innsbruck), Munich or Salzburg. Catch the train direct to Woergl. From there you can jump on the bus outside at bus stop H sign posted Niederau/Auffach, which will drop you in Niederau in about 20 mins outside the Spar supermarket. (You will pass the hostel with the old sign 'Gasthaus Margit' written on the wall as you enter Niederau on your right hand side) Just walk back on yourself round the corner from where the bus came from about 100m and it is opposite the Sports Klaus hotel. Number 191. ( The hostel still has the old name 'Gasthaus Margit' written on the side so look out for that!)