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Refuge du Piton des Neiges

Address: 97413 Cilaos (show map)
Location: Piton des Neiges
Guest score: 73% (2281 of 3144 recommend) (1160 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.



”Pas de douches ce qui manque vraiment quand on fait une pause entre deux jours de rando. Les robinets ne sont pas non plus très vifs et ça n'aide pas à avoir une hygiène minimale. Les housses plastiques sur les matelas permettent d'avoir plus d'hygiène mais ça garde la chaleur et on dort très mal...”

Recommended by Mayennais
France France (Thu 23 Nov 2017)

”Un peu rustique comme refuge mais tout à fait correct et impeccable pour l'accès au Piton.”

Recommended by Thomas
France France (Wed 22 Nov 2017)

Guest score 73%

(2281 of 3144 recommend)
Overall opinion 3.3 of 5

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