Map showing the different Hotspots of Bordeaux

We know there is no better tips than the ones we get from locals.

You’ll see, Bordeaux and its area are beautiful and worth discovering. From the best districts, to museum, restaurants, shopping and nightlife… Central Hostel team knows it all and will be more than happy to share it with you. So let’s jump in !

Marie - 31 years old
Marketing & Com at Central

Favorite terrace ? At the bar Chez Fred, place du Palais, but don't tell anyone!

A romantic dinner? Actually, I'm single at the moment!

Guilty pleasure ? Grabing a kebab at Cappadoce, rue des Bahutiers. A pure delight, yummy!

On Sundays ? I go have lunch at marché des Capucins then I pass by la Rose de Tunis to buy bite-sized mediterranean pastries traditionally prepared with the finest ingredients

A museum? The CAPC, Modern Art museum of Bordeaux. I confess, I live right in front of it, but I truly love the vibe of the place and enjoy their exhibitions

Martin - 29 years old
General Manager at Central

A nice restaurant for a date ? I would say Central Hostel, best spot for a date according to me

On fridays ? Les Halles de Bacalan are always a good idea. This is a fantastic food hall located directly across the street from the new Cite du Vin. It's a wonderful place to grab a snack, meal or drink. The atmosphere is very friendly and international, pretty much as in Central Hostel...

On Sundays ? I kick off my day with the amazing Central Hostel brunch and then head straight to a sporting stadium like UBB or stade Chaban-Delmas that regularly host local and international rugby games

Your must-do for a weekend? A live concert at Central Hostel, and then it's worthwhile to hit the road to Arcachon and climb the majestic Dune du Pyla

Laure - 22 years old
Waitress at Central

Shopping ? There are plenty of shopping streets in Bordeaux. 3mn walk away from Central Hostel, I find that la rue du pas Saint-Georges has really cool and trendy boutiques. POP, rue Sainte Colombe, is also a pop-up store where I go from time to time to discover new brands from around the world

Must-see ? The wine museum of Bordeaux, La Cité du Vin. Mainly for its architecture and to discover the cultures and civilisations of wine. Beside, you can taste a glass of wine at the Belvedere with a 360° view of Bordeaux, not bad!

Places to party ? I never party! Just kidding... but don't tell my mum. L'Iboat, is a ferry on 3 levels located in the historic district north of the city, on the Tidal bassin. It's a fun and original space with eclectic music venues. La Plage - Le Club, is another option, after Central Hostel that said

Guilty pleasure ? A pizza at Peppone, classic Bordelaise institution since decades. You must pick up your own wine bottle directly from the restaurant's cellar! Masaniello is also know for the best pizza in town

On Sundays ? Often I'll have lunch around the fancy place des Chartrons followed by a stroll on rue Notre Dame for a window shopping session around the very fashionable antiques and decoration boutiques

Norbert – 21 years old
Food manager at Central

Your favorite restaurant? I very much enjoy this restaurant called Frida, rue Buhan. They have the most lovely outside patio which is great on hot summer nights

Your must do ? It's a classic and you will probably meet other tourists along the way, but whatever! You should definitely take a walk on the banks and enjoy the beauty of Place de la Bourse and its famous water mirror

Gateway ? Drive to Cap Ferret, eat oysters in one of the little fishing shack around the bay, take a nap on the beach and splurge for the best waffle at Fredelian

The best hot dog in town ? At Woof

Camille – 25 years old
Trainee at central

Favorite Japanese restaurant? Maruya, on place des Grands Hommes, makes the best sushis in Bordeaux. Beware, like any sushis restaurant, it's a little bit expensive. Don't forget to book!

3 spots to party ? This one's easy! La Cueva, rue Sainte-Colombe, is an argentina bar with a great terrace. It's also near place Fernand Lafargue where you'll find plenty of bars and places to eat. You can also head to Le Carré, more fancy, place des Chartrons, where Bordelais and Bordelaises do their afterworks on thursday nights. Le Milo's is another option, rue du Parlement Saint Pierre, and is where you should end your night with a Long Island cocktail!

A cultural place? Darwin is an alternative place in Bordeaux dedicated to social entrepreneurship, ecological transition and more. It's located on Quai des Queyries on the right bank and constantly bubbling with activity. Go check it out, and have a drink at la Guinguette d'Alriq, great bar 3 minutes away from it

Juliette – 29 years old
Cook at Central

An Asian restaurant? Mokoji, rue du Serpolet

Shopping ? They're always quite busy but you'll find everything you're looking for on rue Sainte-Catherine and rue Porte Dijeaux

Your cinéma ? 2 minutes walk from Central Hostel, you'll find my favorite Cinema Utopia that shows an array of independent and foreign films in a wonderful setting with an adjoining cafe, place Camille Julian. I just love that place!

And during the week-end ? Well, it depends, but I like to go running along the banks and have a walk across the beautiful Jardin Public

With your kids? Oh that's easy! Take the early morning 702 bus to Lacanau. Enjoy the beach, have a picnic and surf all day!

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