Yacht crew houses in Antibes
Written by Simon Osborne
Where to stay: Are you superyacht crew heading to Antibes this season?
One of the first things to think of when heading to Antibes for the start of the Mediterranean season is where are you going to stay when you get there? Crew houses are a popular choice for potential yacht crew, as they offer a number of advantages; it is often through crew houses that you will make friends and get a job, but which one is best for you?
They often get booked up early before the Med season (it’s a good idea to book before February), but there are plenty of choices for yacht crew. See below for some pointers in what to look for in a crew house as well as information on current crew houses.
Advantages and what to look for in a crew house
- No deposit required
- Printers and computers for updating your CV
- Facilities (including linen, towels, TVs, etc...)
- Socialising and networking
- Job opportunities
- Helpful and knowledgeable staff
Recommended crew houses
There are some very well-known crew houses in Antibes, all of which are at least partly dedicated housing for prospective yacht crew. See below for information on some well-known crew houses in Antibes or click here to get a complete list of all crew houses in Antibes.
Seen as more of a premium crew house, The Crew Grapevine is ideally located in central Antibes, very near to nightlife, the harbour and shops and amenities. A big advantage is the fact that it offers regular job postings on the notice board as well as knowledgeable staff. It offers a range of facilities with computers, printing and Wi-Fi for sorting out job applications and CVs, a kitchen, lounge with a large TV, as well as laundry facilities and air conditioning/heating in all bedrooms.
A popular and well-known house for crew, The Glamorgan generally has a good reputation and is in a good location, just a few minutes’ walk from Port Vauban and near to crew agents, shops, and bus and train stations. It features a communal lounge and kitchen, along with Wi-Fi, computers and printers as well as laundry facilities. Rooms sleep two to three people and come with en-suite showers and toilets as well as air conditioning/heating.
Strictly for crew, Bel-Air is a family owned and run crew house, with English speaking staff. Facilities are suited to both existing and new crew, offering free Wi-Fi, kitchen and laundry facilities, British TV, a lounge and BBQ area. It is in a central location, only a 5 minute walk away from Port Vauban and close to crew agents, local transport stations and nightlife. It has a shared room for males and one for females, with four single beds each.
A relatively small and relaxed crew house just outside of Antibes, Debbie’s Crew House is located only a few minutes’ walk from the beach and close to the Antibes station, making it easy to travel to different ports. A good idea if you want to get away from central Antibes and relax in the evenings, but close enough that you can walk in (30 mins). With three bedrooms in total (two per bedroom) and a shared bathroom, the house also features a pool, lounge, kitchen, HD TV, Wi-Fi, printing and laundry facilities. Amenities are only a minute’s walk away.
Possibly the most popular crew house in Antibes, The Crew House can sleep up to 30 people. Also one of the cheaper options for crew, it provides printing, a kitchen and free Wi-Fi and laundry facilities. Thought of as a great place for networking and meeting new people, The Crew House is located very centrally, close to the docks, crew agents and local amenities. It also features a notice board with the latest job postings. They have single beds in mixed dorm rooms of 4, 6, or 10 people with bedding.
Known to be one of the cheapest crew houses, Amma’s is located further away from the marina and can sleep up to about 14 people. Suited for crew who are on a tighter budget or willing to pay a bit less for their accommodation, Amma’s has less facilities than some of the other crew houses (but is cheaper), though still offers Wi-Fi, printing, a washing machine, kitchen and garden with a shaded lounge area; breakfast is also included.