Staying in one of the Antibes crew houses has a host of benefits if you are seeking work on a yacht. Firstly, it works out substantially cheaper than staying in hotels, but it is also an excellent way to network with other crew.
The yachting season in the South of France gets started as early as April, and with Antibes being a popular destination for job seekers, you will need to plan and book your accommodation well in advance.
In no particular order, below we will take a look at some of the best crew houses in Antibes to help you decide which accommodation is best for you. Prices will vary based on the time of year and the amount of time you spend in the crew house.
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The Crew Grapevine: The Most Popular of the Antibes Crew Houses
This crew house is situated in the heart of Old Antibes just beside Port Vauban. This sophisticated accommodation offers a range of amenities catered specifically to yacht crew members.
Their facilities feature high-speed Wi-Fi, communal kitchens that are fully equipped, and cozy living spaces. Crew Grapevine has a warm and friendly environment where yacht crew can network and unwind.
Additionally, their friendly staff is always ready to assist with local recommendations and guidance as you spend your days trying to find work.
€35-€45 per night
€210 – €260 per week (6 nights, 7th free)
The Crew Grapevine for bookings.
Debbie’s Crew House
Debbie’s Crew House is situated in a gated community with a secure courtyard. They offer bright and spacious accommodation as well as 3 independent self-contained studios for those looking for more privacy.
Debbie’s is an excellent option for networking as it is run by Chief Stewardess Debbie and Engineer Franco. You can also expect to find more established crew staying here.
Debbie’s Crew House is situated right near a bus stop which is great as it is about a 20-minute walk to downtown Antibes.
€35-€45 per night
€220-€270 per week (6 nights, 7th night free)
Debbies Crew House for bookings.
The Crew House
The Crew House is a very popular option among new yacht crew seeking work. It can sleep up to 30 crew at one time so you will be networking with a big group of people.
The Crew house is run by Martin and Virginie who are well known for looking after the crew and helping with job seeking and advice. Known commonly as a home away from home, this crew house in Antibes comes highly recommended by other crew.
It is also centrally located near the main docks and crew agencies of Antibes. They also offer discounts and good prices dependent on the time of year and length of your stay.
€25-€35 per night
€150 – €210 per week (6 nights +1 free)
The Crew House for bookings.
The Glamorgan is another popular crew house in Antibes located just a few minutes walk from Port Vauban. This crew house can accommodate up to 30 crew in both private rooms and shared dorms of up to 6 people.
Facilities include Wi-FI, laundry, air-conditioning, a computer and TV in the main lounge. If you choose to stay here, it is recommended to send your CV before arriving as the owners of Glamorgan receive many requests for day workers and crew!
€45-€55 per night
€220-€260 per week
The Glamorgan for bookings.
Amma’s Crew House: The Cheapest of the Antibes Crew Houses
Amma’s Crew House is known as the cheapest option for crew housing in Antibes. Based on its further location from the marinas, and the facilities not being as great as the others, it is ideal for crew on a tight budget.
€20 per night
€120 per week
Amma’s Facebook page for bookings.
Alternative Antibes Accommodation Options
For those of you who would prefer to stay in accommodation other than a crew house, or if the crew houses are fully booked, below are some options of varied prices in Antibes.
Backpackers is set right in the heart of Old Town Antibes which is an ideal location for getting to the docks as well as networking with other crew.
The property hosts dormitories that can sleep 6-10 people at a time, air-conditioned rooms, a communal lounge, and Wi-Fi.
+/- €45 per night
Make your booking here through booking.com
Situated in the centre of Antibes, Bohobos Hostel provides a shared lounge, air-conditioned rooms, a garden, and free WiFi. They offer mixed and shared dormitories as well as private rooms.
+/- €60per night
Make your booking here through bookings.com
Final thoughts on finding Antibes Crew Houses
Antibes is a major yachting hub and the perfect place to kick-start your job search. The connections you make at these crew houses in Antibes will lay the perfect foundation for your yachting career.
If you have made your way to Antibes, and you are wondering what next, check out my post on The Mediterranean Yachting Season – A Comprehensive Guide.