Center Duguesclin

Open from April 1st to September 30th
* Opened in April and September according to reservations and continuously from May to August (possibility of opening until mid-November for groups)
Opening hours from 8h-12h to 17h-20h

In downtown of Pontorson between Brittany and Normandy, it is a large authentic Breton stone building that houses the Youth hostel. Just 9 km from the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, take time for a walk, bike, horseback or carriage. The Youth hostel is very close to the Green Pathway which runs along the Couesnon, to walk to the Mont Saint-Michel. A large bowl of iodized air!

The youth hostel suitable for individuals, solo/friends, families, groups and people with a motor, hearing or mental disability.

It is accessible by the Pontorson station (500m), Rennes airport (60km) or by the harbors of Saint-Malo or Granville (40km). A bus stop is available in front of the Youth hostel (line 17a - Pontorson/Pleine-Fougère/La Boussac/Dol-de-Bretagne).

A dedicated car park is available next to the building.

The Mont Saint-Michel

Marvel of the West

It's located at 9 kilometers from Mont Saint-Michel. You can reach it by the shuttle at the Pontorson station (500m) or by Green Pathway.


Norman city located on the banks of the Couesnon, Pontorson is the gates of Mont Saint-Michel as well as Brittany and presents a very rich cultural heritage. Ideas to see the area differently: crossing the bay of Mont Saint-Michel on foot, horseback... Circuits in bouchots (culture of mussels).

Between canoe kayak, sand yachting, horseback and pedestrian trekking, tennis, mountain biking/VTC or free flight (paragliding, ULM...): you have enough to spend a great time !

For lovers of history and nature in an exceptional natural setting, the area is full of monuments, castles or museums.

Emerald bike (06 58 02 24 61)

Electric bike rental, mountain biking, children's bicycles, tandems on site and delivery, present at the Sheep Barn of Ardevon. One Way Service: the delivery of your bicycles can be done on Normandy as well as on Brittany and on the course of the Véloscénie with a return on Saint-Malo or Mont Saint-Michel or surroundings.

Outdoor base of the Couesnon (02 99 39 30 78)

Base located in the heart of the city, on the edge of Couesnon at the bridge (rental Canoeing, VTT/VTC/electric bikes, framed sessions).





Find all information about the Youth Hostel

  • Services

    - Breakfast
    - Tourist information
    - Cleaning/end of stay cleaning
    - Free Wi-Fi
    - Supermarket/market at 300m
    - Restaurants/bars at 300m

  • Features

    - Rooms of 3, 4, 5 or 6 bed(s)
    - Handicap access
    - Fitted kitchen available
    - Garden
    - Conviviality room with television
    - Luggage storage
    - Relaxation area

  • Groups

    - 63 people maximum
    - Parking for coaches

  • Spoken languages

    - French
    - English

  • Environment

    - In downtown
    - Mont Saint-Michel at 9 km
    - Proximity to a national road
    - Green Pathway
    - Pontorson station at 500m

  • Prices

    Cost estimate for groups.
    Details of prices are shown below.


We accept bank checks and postal checks, holiday checks and the species (CB not accepted).

We do not offer full board.

Our friends the pets are not accepted.

Youth Hostel FUAJ members Not FUAJ members
Overnight stay - 2nd floor (shared bathroom) 12.50€ 15.00€
Overnight stay - 3rd floor (bathroom in room) 14.00€ 16.50€
Breakfast 4.00€ 4.00€
Tourist tax* 5% Tourist tax 5% Tourist tax

* Exemption for: minors, holders of a seasonal employment contract employed in the town, persons benefiting from emergency accommodation or temporary rehousing.