sidsmums travellers retreat

11 chemin de la croix d'achille


Located in the 1,000 year old circulade village of Prexian, between the Montagne Noir and the Pyrenees, surrounded by woodland and vineyards of the Malepere wine region, just 10 Km/minutes from Carcassonne 1€ bus stops 250m from the hostel . Cathar Country with it's cliff top castles, La Cite, Canal du Midi and the infamous Rennes le Chateau (Da Vinci Code and Holy Blood and the Holy Grail)
Dorm beds, Private Twin Rooms, a 4 bed Family Room with double bed and 1 set of bunk-beds, and Cabins with a double bed and 2 sets of bunk-beds that sleep up to 6 guests
Cabins and Rooms at Sidsmums Travellers Retreat have garden views. The large garden is yours to enjoy where there is ample furniture (including a BBQ) to sit and eat al fresco.
All rooms in the main building have shared bathroom facilities (2 toilets 1 shower 1 sink) within the main building.
Cabins in our large garden have shared bathroom facilities consisting of a shower block (2 showers, 2 toilets 2 sinks and a laundry sink). Security lockers are available and free Wi-Fi access is provided
There is a large shared kitchen with 2 gas hobs, mini-oven, micro-wave, coffee maker, 2 fridges and dining area, as well as a furnished terrace with a BBQ. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are provided free of charge, and cold beverages are available for a supplement. Breakfast and a fixed-menu dinner can be provided on request.
The lounge area is comfortable with plenty of books and games and a large wood burning fire.


  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Foosball table
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils



Traveler Reviews

“Highly recommend”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on October 05, 2017

The hostel was lovely. Very clean and comfortable with everything that was needed. The setting is beautiful and the owners are so friendly and helpful. I would definately recommend and would stay...

“Booked for 1 night, impossible not to stay for 2 (or longer, or return...)”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on September 29, 2017

This place really is as good as the reviews say it is. I'd stayed in another hostel on the other side of Carcassones for 1 night but wanted to try here too so booked for the next night and ended up...

“nice stay near Carcasonne”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on August 22, 2017

We stayed in a room with two beds. There were several people in the other rooms and a few in the blockhuts in the garden. The atmosphere was relaxed and with different people from all over the world...


Road Directions: Junction 23 A61. 2nd exit at roundabout (Limoux). Right at lights at T junction. 10 mins south of Carcassonne on the D118 towards Limoux. Follow Preixan then Centre Ville. At Presse supermarket turn right then immediate right at fork. Hostel 150m on the right. Call around back.

Public Transportation: #53 QUILLAN / LIMOUX bus from Boulevard de Varsovie bus stop (bus may not have number on it and could be on either side of road). Get off bus in Preixan village centre (250m from Sidsmums), walk down hill to PRESSE supermarket on right, turn left then immediate right, 150m on left is Sidsmums. Call around the back. Timetable sent when booked. NB no buses on a Sunday

Airport: Salvaza International Airport (Ryanair) 10km shuttle bus to Carcassonne station then same directions as above
We also offer direct transfer service for 10€ per car (up to 4 guests) or FREE pickup for 3 night stays.


Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 7 days before arrival (local time).
25% cancellation fee will be charged 1-7 days before arrival date
First nights stay will be charged if less than 24 hours notice is given