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The Vaga Hostel
The vag
The vag
Steeped within history and character, LE VAGABOND bar LE BRÉVENT stands as one of the oldest and most famous Alpine hostel..ries
AND IS—a pub legend
in Chamonix et environs ...
Over one hundred years ago, as stopover for stagecoaches en-route to Switzerland, the coaching house 'Le Brévent' catered to tired & thirsty coach horses, coach drivers and passengers alike.
NOWADAYS, LE VAGABAR caters FROM ... the warm comforts and crisp crackling of a roaring open log fire OR an exceptional terrace presenting superbly panoramic, simultaneous double aspect viewing of the Mont-Blanc massif, Le Brévent et Les Aiguilles Rouges.
While catering FOR ... a lively, upbeat & friendly crowd who complement the regularly returning locals, sprightly seasonal saisoners, and simultaneously smiling & smashing staff!
Following the pleasures of a delightful day out-and-about on the mountain or elsewhere—be catered TO ...
SEEK OUT this vibrant yet relaxed, cosy & atmospheric watering place ...
stay HAPPY to the
full-on tune of
FRESH funky beats,
CHILLED out Lounge
... and ENJOY
fireside COMFORT,
great GRUB
along with, that
... terrific TERRACE!
LE VAGABAR as one of the consistently & continually acclaimed, best-priced and all-year round lastingly popular bars in Chamonix will offer A MOUNTAIN OF FOOD—as a traditional range of mindfully satisfying, generously proportioned and surprisingly priced carbo-loading mountain food ... to fill you up & keep you fuelled with home-cooked and freshly prepared bar snacks & bar meals throughout the Winter 2005-2006 season:
get GRUB ... everyday
between 17h30
and 21h30.
A BLASTING music selection, SUPER DJs, SMASHING barbeques, ILLUSTRIOUS pub quizzes, satellite TV with regular large screen projector viewing of international sporting events; and, presenting
THE ever-popular
Happy Hour:
stay HAPPY ... everyday
from 16h30 until 18h30
then, onto 2h00.
An extensive program of general improvement, renovation and refurbishment has been continuing from the beginning of 2003 with the new proprietors.
Who along with a friendly & helpful team, look forward to warmly welcoming both new, along with our very many returning guests to the cosy comforts of ...
le vagabond® BED et BAR et CUISINE ... amidst the mountainous splendours of Chamonix, Haute Savoie and Rhône-Alpes region of la belle France.
LE VAGABOND rest and recuperation
with VagaBED character
and charm
or the,
VagaBAR ... great place
to party
And, stand-by for
... VagaVIEW a perfectly
panoramic place.
The choice is yours !
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LE VAGABOND  as the famous, friendly, relaxed and atmospheric 150-year old oak-beamed, stone-built hostel... PRESENTing carefully preserved character & traditional charm—alongside the comfort and convenience of modern-day refurbishment.
LE VAGABOND is the historic and hospitable home from home ... OFFERing superb all-year round budget board & lodgings with, the manifest benefit of a fully licensed in-house bar & restaurant.
Opening THROUGHOUT the YEAR, the Vaga is able to provide a full range of wintertime accommodation options.
VagaBEDprovides excellent bunkhouse lodgings, as priced per person per night:
  • BED Bunker @ 21.36€ with shared shower & toilet facilities.
    n/a Ski Season
  • BREAKie Bunker @ 34.23€ including continental breakfast.
  • DEMI Bunker @ 44.80€ with half-board fayre inclusive of a home-cooked evening meal. Sorry only available to groups with prior arrangement
BUNKer guests are comfortably accommodated in rooms of 4 or 6 persons; three bunkhouse rooms have balcony access to magnificent views of the massif du Mont-Blanc.
BUNKer lodgings are inclusive of all-new, top quality bedding & bed linens. BED linens are obligatory @ 5.50€ per issue, to cover laundering for up to 7-nights continuous stay; TOWEL linens are optional @ 3€ (small) or 9€ (v.large).
VagaB&B presents spacious, well-appointed bed & breakfast rooms:
  • B&B double @ 100.90€ per night
    for 1 or 2 persons, with separate sitting/dressing room and en-suite facilities, including continental breakfast.
  • B&B single @ 43.12€ per person per night
    with 4 sharing, table seating area and shared shower & toilet facilities, including continental breakfast.
B&B accommodations are fully inclusive of luxury bedding with 100% cotton bed linens & towels, along with complimentary toiletries and tea-making facilities.
B&B rooms provide Alpine charm while offering, ample storage space and enjoying, magnificent uninterrupted rooftop views of the massif du Mont-Blancin particular L'Aiguille du Midi et Le Brévent.
As one of THE ORIGINAL ALPINE bunkhouse and bars, restaurant and rooms, the Vaga provides an extensive range of guest facilities & accommodation services.
General Facilities include | private parking | heated mountain equipment storage locker secured with an ADT® monitored Intruder Alarm—for skis, boards, bikes & climbing hardware | boot and drying room | unlimited access to luxurious hot showers | laundry facilities | spacious common room along with, a fully equipped guest kitchen—access & use of cooking facilities BY prepayment of additional charges (limited self-catering places available); Laundering also AT extra charge.
Safety & security are of the utmost importance with recent installation of an ADT® monitored Fire Alarm & Fire Control System providing 24/7 protection for potential emergencies.
Leisure Facilities present | daily weather and snow forecasts | an outdoor climbing wall in our large garden | a handy information centre for local info./activity leaflets, timetables, piste maps, street plans ... etceteras!
Keep-in-touch Communications through | ADSL Broadband Internet access gratis via VagaNET™ wi-fi, with print-scan-copy-fax bureau facilities upon request | postal address for incoming letter post | and, FT payphone.

... world-renowned, capital
of extreme skiing
and alpinism.
THE legendary location unsurpassed activity on and off the mountain—to ski then après-ski ... snowboard but s'never bored. Of course!
VagaBODS  hardcore,
softy-core, or somewhere
Exciting powder days vis à vis wonderful waterfall ice ... eXtreme climbing, tough tours, fantastic freeriding, hard hikes, riproar boarding.
Off-piste PLEASUREising or upon polished piste BUT always ... after-piSSsssssSed!!! LEISUREising—long & loud with great partyin' for top times!
THE wonders of CHAM-LAND ... in winter raiment @ gîte Le Vagabond.
Et voila!

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Simplicity has it's own special charm!

le vagabond®   PHILOSOPHY
We don't believe budget accommodation should be poorly presented or indeed lacking in due care, attention to detail or comfort.
We do believe in offering a good deal for a fair price—SLEEPing, DRINKing, or EATing! And strive, to present the best value-for-money board & lodgings in the neatest, tidiest and best-placed hostelry in the Chamonix valley.