Warm Welcome for Asian Travelers in Marseille at La Girelle

Warm Welcome for Asian Travelers in Marseille at La Girelle

Welcome to Marseille, a sunny and vibrant city that blends culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes. Located at the foot of the magnificent calanques, La Girelle is a small hostel known for its warm welcome and services tailored for Asian travelers. Whether you are from China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, or Malaysia, we are delighted to welcome you and offer you an unforgettable experience.

Why Choose La Girelle?

Proximity to Asian Consulates

  • Consulate General of China: Only 10 minutes by car from La Girelle, this consulate is located at 20 Boulevard Carmagnole, 13008 Marseille. It offers visa issuance and assistance to Chinese citizens.
  • Consulate General of Japan: Located at 70 Avenue de Hambourg, BP 199, 13268 Marseille Cedex 08, this consulate provides visa services, passport renewals, and emergency assistance.
  • Honorary Consulate of South Korea: 15 minutes from our hostel, this consulate is located at 13 Rue Farges, 13008 Marseille, and offers consular services by appointment.
  • Consulate General of Indonesia: At 19 Avenue du Prado, 13006 Marseille, this consulate offers visa and consular assistance services.
  • Consulate of Malaysia: Located at 11 Boulevard des Dames, 13002 Marseille, this consulate provides consular services and assistance to Malaysian citizens.

Ideal Location

La Girelle benefits from a strategic location allowing easy access to the main attractions of Marseille:

  • Downtown Marseille: Discover the Old Port, the Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica, and the Panier district, just a few minutes away by bus or car.
  • Calanques National Park: Only 10 minutes away, this park offers spectacular hikes and stunning coastal landscapes.
  • Stade Vélodrome: For football fans, the iconic stadium is accessible within 20 minutes.

Comfort and Amenities

Warm Welcome: No matter what time you arrive, we will greet you with a smile and a welcome drink.

Included Services: WiFi access, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, towels and linens, barbecue, and daily cleaning.

Proximity to Shops: 100 meters from the hostel, you will find supermarkets, restaurants, tobacco shops, and bakeries, some of which are open on Sunday mornings.

Local Activities and Discoveries

Take advantage of our recommendations to explore Marseille and its surroundings:

  • Local Cuisine: We will point you to the best restaurants to enjoy Marseille specialties such as bouillabaisse and panisses.
  • Markets and Shopping: Discover local markets for fresh and artisanal products.
  • Outdoor Activities: Hikes in the calanques, kayaking, snorkeling, and boat rides in the turquoise waters.

Easy Access

Transport: La Girelle is well served by public transport, including night buses to the city center. NAP tourism departures to Cassis are available every morning at 9:20 am.

Beaches: Direct access to the beach in 10 minutes, perfect for a relaxing day in the sun.


At La Girelle, we are committed to making your stay in Marseille as pleasant and memorable as possible. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, we are here to offer you quality service in a friendly atmosphere. Come and discover the treasures of Provence and let us guide you to a unique and authentic experience.

Book your stay at La Girelle now and dive into the charm of Marseille!

For more information and to book your stay, contact us today!