The 11 best cheap hotels in Marseille, France

Oh, Marseille. How can you not fall in love with a city where the sea salty breeze takes over as you peruse the historic port, the bountiful museums, the charming old buildings and the seemingly endless delicious eateries? And once you see just how affordable it is to visit this city, you might never leave!

To make the most of your trip to Marseille, you’ll want to stay in a cheap hotel that doesn’t skimp on comfort, cleanliness, amenities or location. Yes, you can have it all! As you prepare for your adventure, we’ve made it simpler by finding some of the top cheap hotels in Marseille, France.

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Which Marseille neighborhood should you stay in?

So, you’re headed to Marseille, but where should you stay? Here’s a quick guide to the city’s most popular and central neighborhoods.

La Canebiere

This main thoroughfare of Marseille runs due east from Vieux Port and showcases some of the city’s 19th-century architectural achievements. Built in 1666 under orders from Louis XIV to expand the city, recent public works projects have tried to restore some of the original glory of La Canebière with new shops, restaurants and hotels. Just off the main drag, there is the “Musée d’Histoire de Marseille” and the Opera House.

Place Castellane

Place Castellane, located south of the Old Port, is a grand roundabout (complete with fountain and sculpture), surrounded by chic cafes and cinemas.

Vélodrome Stadium

The Stade Vélodrome, located south of the city’s center, is Marseille’s main soccer stadium. The home of the “Olympique de Marseille” soccer team, it’s the largest soccer stadium in France, seating more than 60,000 spectators.

Vieux Port and Panier

The historic center of Marseille grew up around the Vieux Port (Old Harbor) and the neighborhood just to the north, le Panier. Though most shipping activity has moved to the new Port de la Joliette, the old harbor is still used as a private marina. In this area, you’ll find the church La Vieille Charité and many museums. Vieux Port is a great neighborhood to stay for the views and central location, but the streets can be a bit noisy in the evenings.

The best cheap hotels in Marseille, France

Here are some of our favorite affordable hotels throughout the city.

yellow hotel room with zebra rug

A cheerful room at Massilia Hôtel.

Massilia hôtel

Neighborhood: La Canebiere
Doubles from $62

The Massilia hôtel offers incredibly low rates with a great location near Vieux Port and the center of Marseille, with the port being less than a 10-minute walk away.

The recently renovated hotel offers 18 refreshed rooms with warm, cheery decor to make you feel at home. Guests can also enjoy all the common creature comforts: air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, kettles and more. Breakfast is available for a reasonable fee.

Stay at your new home away from home at the Massilia hôtel.

rooftop terrace with port views

Hôtel Hermès offers lovely port views from the rooftop terrace.

Hôtel Hermès

Neighborhood: Vieux Port and Panier
Doubles from $79

With a rooftop terrace and a central location, the Hôtel Hermès is a bang for your buck considering it is just steps from the scenic Vieux Port.

The cozy guestrooms provide standard hotel decor, but the views of the port are a great bonus. Each soundproofed, en suite room also includes free Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, air conditioning and more.

The real draw here is the lovely roof deck that offers sweeping views of the harbor and the city. Enjoy breakfast, available for an additional charge, or an evening glass of wine here while you take in the scenery.

Take advantage of excellent views and low rates at Hôtel Hermès.

bright white hotel room

The Europe Hotel Vieux Port is merely 50 feet from the Old Port.

Europe Hotel Vieux Port

Neighborhood: Vieux Port and Panier
Doubles from $79

The two-star Europe Hotel Vieux Port will keep you just a stone’s throw (50 feet!) from Vieux Port during your stay.

The rooms are modestly decorated but are bright and airy with views of the city. There is no shortage of amenities either: air conditioning, flat-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, video game consoles and kettles top the list of perks.

Breakfast is available for an additional charge and is served until midday — perfect for those who prefer to sleep in.

Call Europe Hotel Vieux Port home for your next trip to Marseille.

charming building with balconies

Some rooms at Hotel du Pharo even include balconies.

Hotel Du Pharo

Neighborhood: Vieux Port and Panier
Doubles from: $84

Less than a 10-minute walk from Palais du Pharo, the two-star Hotel du Pharo sports sweet and simple rooms, some of which even have balconies.

Each room includes a minimalist design scheme with a framed art print to be found here and there. You can score a deluxe double room for under $100, complete with a private bathroom, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, telephones and — best of all — balconies with city vistas. Breakfast is offered for an additional fee.

Grab a balcony room at Hotel du Pharo before they are gone.

red hotel room

A stay at Saint Ferréol will give you quick access to the center of Marseille.

Saint Ferréol

Neighborhood: Vieux Port and Panier
Doubles from $89

Just a 5-minute walk from the port, the three-star Saint Ferréol offers unbeatable rates and quick access to the heart of the city.

The spotless hotel rooms are quiet and comforting and feature excellent views. Every room has a private bathroom, most of which also include bathtubs. From kettles to cable TV to air conditioning to free Wi-Fi, you’ll find all the comforts of home here.

If you really need fuel for the day, a buffet breakfast (available for an extra fee) includes eggs, pancakes and fresh pastries. You can also go the ultra cheapo route with the offered express breakfast, which includes orange juice, tea or coffee and a croissant for a reduced rate.

Enjoy a peaceful and budget-friendly stay at Saint Ferréol.

port views from window of hotel room

The modern rooms at Hôtel Belle-Vue boast port vistas.

Hôtel Belle-Vue

Neighborhood: Vieux Port and Panier
Doubles from $100

Tucked into a 19th century building, the one-star Hôtel Belle-Vue will place you just a 4-minute walk to the Old Port. The hotel also prides itself on its sustainability, making it ideal for eco-conscious travelers.

The port views from the hotel rooms will leave you speechless. In addition to the picturesque views, each room also includes air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, electric blankets, board games and much more. A continental breakfast is provided for free. There is also a traditional French restaurant and a cocktail bar with a balcony on-site.

Score unmatched views of the port in a room at Hôtel Belle-Vue.

modern black, white and beige hotel room

The brand new Hôtel Mercure Marseille Canebière Vieux-Port offers a touch of luxury on a budget.

Hôtel Mercure Marseille Canebière Vieux-Port

Neighborhood: La Canebiere
Doubles from $101

At the new, four-star Hôtel Mercure Marseille Canebière Vieux-Port, you’ll find stunning rooms at affordable rates right in the heart of the city near the Old Port and La Canebiere.

The stylish rooms are impressive, and this attractiveness carries over into the private bathrooms as well as the shared spaces. Guestrooms are spotless and sparkly new, as the hotel is just opening July 2019. Amenities include air conditioning, kettles, flat-screen televisions and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms also offer excellent views of the neighborhood.

Breakfast is available, but it will cost a pretty penny. You might be better off wandering the area for a cafe instead to save some money.

Be one of the first guests at Hôtel Mercure Marseille Canebière Vieux-Port.

view of Marseille from wrought iron balcony

The charming views from a guestroom balcony at Hôtel Maison Saint Louis.

Hôtel Maison Saint Louis – Vieux Port

Neighborhood: Vieux Port and Panier
Doubles from $101

After undergoing a complete renovation just this year, the Hôtel Maison Saint Louis – Vieux Port is ready to welcome guests into its lovely hotel located a few minutes on foot from Vieux Port. The Opéra de Marseille and La Canebière are also just a short stroll away.

It’s a bold move for a hotel to go for all-white guestrooms, but this shows the hotel is proud of just how impeccable these rooms are. The bright, updated rooms are also equipped with everything from air conditioning and soundproofing to flat-screens and free Wi-Fi. A continental breakfast, available for an extra charge, is served in the hotel restaurant, which also dishes out lunches and dinners.

Stay in the heart of Marseille at the Hôtel Maison Saint Louis – Vieux Port.

patio seats in a garden

Relax in the lush gardens of Le Clos du Jas.

Le Clos du Jas

Neighborhood: La Canebiere
Doubles from $101

Situated just outside the center of Marseille, this charming B&B will make you feel at home and will keep you based just a short trip to the port, the historic city center or the beach.

Dressed in varying hues of purple, the rooms are cute and welcoming. They come complete with flat-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and kettles for coffee or tea. Many of the rooms also offer views of the city to boot. Breakfast, consisting of homemade pastries, marmalades and orange juice, is included in the low nightly rate.

Sleep easy at Le Clos du Jas.

studio hotel room with bed and kitchenette

Studio rooms at Aparthotel Adagio Access Marseille Prado Périer are a steal.

Aparthotel Adagio Access Marseille Prado Périer

Neighborhood: Vélodrome Stadium
Doubles from $113

Nestled into a quiet, residential part of town, Aparthotel Adagio Access Marseille Prado Périer offers sleek and reasonably priced accommodations just a little over half a mile from Vélodrome Stadium.

Rooms here are bright and modern with chic furnishings and fully equipped kitchenettes for those who prefer to whip up their own meals. Aside from the perk of having kitchens, the rooms also feature air conditioning, safes, en suite bathrooms, flat-screen televisions and free Wi-Fi. A buffet breakfast is sometimes included in the room rate, or you can save more money by making something in your room.

Book a studio room for a steal at Aparthotel Adagio Access Marseille Prado Périer.

old chateau building

Chateau du Bois-Luzy is located within a chateau dating back to the 19th century.

Auberge de jeunesse Hi Marseille – Chateau du Bois-Luzy

Neighborhood: La Canebiere
Beds from $27

Located 4.5 km east from the city center, the youth hostel Chateau du Bois-Luzy might be a tad far-flung, but it offers extremely affordable rates and is positioned close to the bus stop for easy transit access.

Travelers will be wowed upon arrival to this 19th century chateau, which is charming inside and out. Skylights, mosaic tiles and wrought-iron balconies all add to the old world-feel. Guests can take advantage of the long list of communal spaces, including a kitchen, a TV lounge and a spacious dining room.

Book a super cheapo stay and make new friends at Chateau du Bois-Luzy.

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