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Refuge du Piton des Neiges

Address: 97413 Cilaos  show map
Location: Piton des Neiges
Guest score: 73% (3451 of 4703 recommend) (2012 reviews)

Location : Piton des Neiges
Mountain and Trekking Hostel

Refuge de la Caverne Dufour, also known as “Gîte du Piton des Neiges”, is an unmissable stop-off for hikers. It contains 4 dormitories and sleep a total of 48 people. The refuge is 1 hour and 15 minutes' walk from the summit of Piton des Neiges. Standing on the roof of the Indian Ocean at sunrise, hikers have views over almost all of the island, the Cirques of Mafate, Salazie and Cilaos, the volcano and a good part of the coastline. Meals available upon reservation 48 hours beforehand. The refuge belongs to the Mountain Gites Managers Association (AGGM).Pets not allowed.
Low-season prices.
Sheets are not provided.

For safety reasons, it is strictly forbidden to camp next to the refuge.



”this is a nice gite. it opens every day at 3pm, if you get there erlier you need to wait. the dorms are ok, 3 levels so early means bottom floor. not a lot of electricity to charge but sharing is ok. dinner is pretty good you'll be sure to be full at the end of it. breakfast is kind of a joke - 4 pieces of bread, 1...”

Recommended by NotFrench
Israel Israel (Sun 27 Oct 2019)

”Il est vrai, qu’il existe une différence entre «gîte» et «refuge». En tant que gîte, moyen. Si, refuge de haute montagne et de surcroît à La Reunion, je dirais Bien. Certaines personnes rouspétent sur le confort et Surtout, sur les prix, mais je rappelle que le Piton d’Inès Neiges se situe «à La Reunion »”

Recommended by Mary-Jo
France France (Sun 27 Oct 2019)

Guest score 73%

(3451 of 4703 recommend)
Overall opinion 3.4 of 5
Welcoming, listening, kindness 3.9 of 5
Equipments 2.4 of 5
Cleanliness 3.3 of 5
Quality of the meals 3.7 of 5
Value for money 3.2 of 5

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