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Sleeping condition are refuge-like. But this one has thick and very soft blanckets. A bivy or soie bag is recomended cause i do not know how often the blanket are cleaned. You have water, showers (that we didn't use). They recomend you to go to...More
In order to hike le piton des neiges and see the sunrise, you either have to stay here, camp or hike at night. So this is always a packed gite with 3 levels dorms and 15 people per room. The room gets quite hot and...More
Well, it's a refuge, it's not a boutique hotel. It's a basic accommodation for people seeking a shelter over the night before continuing their hike in the next morning.
The bedrooms are made for 9 to 15/16 people, all bunk beds I believe. I noticed...More
No showers, stinky hot bunker tents. Do they even wash the blankets? *shudder*
However you have no other options to stay that close to Piton De Niges if you wish to do a sunrise walk. Just to give you a small positive... We could see...More
In my opinion this is the worst refuge i ever visited in my life. Poorly run facilities, unfriendly and unmotivated staff. Never the less the trip to the Piton des Neiges is a must for all hikers visiting this island. The sunrise on the top...More