Nami House: cosy hostel between Bayonne & Biarritz
Laid-back & international atmosphere!
Inspired by backpackers in Australia and guesthouses in Asia, Nami House is much more than a standard hostel. We wanted our house to reflect who we are and what we enjoyed as accommodation when travelling abroad: a hosting place where you can meet new people from all over the world and exchange with them for a while… or for your entire life!
Do you like traveling and meeting new people ? German, Irish, Australian, Japanese… and of course French people ! Well, look no further, Nami House is for you! We ‘ll be glad to make you feel comfortable and to help you discover the beautiful Basque Country!
You will enjoy a huge Basque house with 4 spacious bedrooms accommodating up to 15 people, 3 shared bathrooms, a fully equipped modern kitchen to prepare your meals which opens to a large lounge with a fireplace, and a huge sunroom to enjoy your breakfast in the morning sun .
You will also enjoy the garden with deckchairs, a barbecue, ping-pong table, darts and an indoboard, so as to relax after a busy day at the beach, in the mountains, or discovering the charming inland Basque Country.
You will like the different public areas organized in and outside the house, either to chat with other guests or to relax on your own.
- In Anglet, a 10-minute bike ride from Biarritz city center and a 25-minute bike-ride from Bayonne (10 minutes by car).
- A 15-minute walk to the beaches and a 5-minute bike ride to Chiberta pine forest.
- All amenities within less than 5 minutes: bakery 300m away, local supermarket open until 10pm, newsagent’s & tobacco shop, chemist, food market, etc.
- At night, you’ll enjoy the bars and restaurants around the beach Les Sables d’Or, all within a 15-minute walk from Nami House: ask us for our recommendations!
- Don’t fancy walking or biking to get to the beach ? No worries ! During the summer, a free shuttle service, L’Océane, will drop you off at one of the 11 sandy beaches in Anglet!
- Regular bus services will take you to the neighbouring cities of Bayonne, Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz, etc. even San Sebastian in Spain! Bus stop Anglet Cinq Cantons is only 500 m away from Nami House.
Nami House… What’s that?
Since our opening, our guests often ask us about Nami House’s story. You will find here about the how and the why of your favourite hostel!
When did you open the hostel? Why this project? Where did you get the idea?
In 2017 ! We both wanted to change few things in our lives: change of scenery, of work, of social interactions in our everyday lives.
The idea of a hostel started to take seed in Clément’s head while travelling around the world: during his trip, he had the opportunity to stay in many hostels and guesthouses. The meeting with Fanny, who lived in Japan for 3 years, made them decide to leave everything behind and start the Nami House hostel project.
Welcoming friendly and easy-going guests (we are talking about you!) coming from all around the world, in our pretty Basque house located on one of the most beautiful coastlines of France… you will admit there are worse jobs 😊.
What does ‘Nami House’ mean?
As for the decoration of the house, you may have noticed Japanese items here and there… If you go upstairs, you’ll find a Japanese style bedroom with traditional Japanese bedding – tatami mats and futon mattresses.
Three years in the country of sushi and sumo leave their mark, hence the name Nami House: nami = wave in Japanese (think about tsu-nami). Sorry, it is not the little nickname of one of us (even less the first name as some of our guests may have thought 😉).
If you’ve already been to Anglet beaches, admired the view from Biarritz lighthouse, hiked along the Basque coast or in the countryside and explored its pretty typical Basque villages, you’ll easily understand why we decided to settle down in one of the most beautiful places in France!
Moreover, when it comes to surfing, this is the place to be: the Côte des Basques in Biarritz is the first spot ever surfed in Europe (1956), and between the beach breaks in Anglet and Biarritz and the reef breaks in Bidart and Guéthary, there’s something for everyone!