Accommodation in our host families
BLCI offers accommodation in a host family . During your stay in Biarritz, you will participate in your family’s daily life and events.
There are some rules to respect in this kind of accommodation :
The family should be notified of any changes regarding meals or overnight absences.
→ The accommodation contract is personal, this means you cannot invite anyone to stay overnight. You must seek agreement from your hostfamily if you want to invite someone during the day.
→ A set of keys will be given to you on arrival. Any loss or breakage will be at your expenses.
→ Upon your arrival a member of the host family will pick you up. Therefore, please inform us of your arrival time and place (e.g. airport, train station, etc …), before 12 pm on the friday, prior to your arrival.
Otherwise, BLCI cannot guarantee the transfer by your host family on the day of your arrival.
Additional transfer fees will be at the student’s expense.
→ If you get to Biarritz by car we will put you in direct contact with the host family.
Administration fee is 95€, whatever the duration of your stay is. This fee cover all administrative procedure related to the booking of your accommodation. The fee is not refundable.
→ For cancellations received 7 days prior arrival, the accommodation will be refunded except for the administration fee.
→ For any cancellations received less than 7 days prior to arrival, you will be charged four days plus the administration fee.
→ If you leave your accommodation before the end of your stay, you will not be refunded.
→ Extending your homestay accommodation cannot be arranged directly with the family. It must be done through the school.
For any change of accommodation during your stay, you will be charged an 80€ administration fee.
You must have a minimum risk insurance cover when staying at BLCI:
→ Medical expenses (illness, hospitalization, repatriation)
→ Liability (damage to a third party)
Half board single or double bedroom Full board single or double bedroom 40€ /night 45€ /night
Accommodation in a Studio – Flat
Accommodation in Youth hostels
Upon your arrival at the Youth Hostel (Auberge de Jeunesse), your stay will start right away with a warm ONGI ETORRI (welcome). These are the Basque country youth hostels. You will be introduced to the culture, sports and the ITSASALDERAT MENDIALTERAT ( sea-side and mountain-side) of our beautiful EUSKAL HERRIA (Basque Country).
You will discover villages with the distinctive Basque architecture and their village PILOTA PLAZA (fronton where pelota is played). Taste the local products at every stop, TXOKOLATEA (chocolate), in Biarritz, the famous PIPERRA (red peppers) from Espelette which are a staple ingredient in basque cooking, the well-known URDAIAZPIKOA (ham) from Bayonne and to finish, ARDI GASNA (goat cheese).
Accommodation at Hotel KARITZA ***
5 mn walk to our school
Ideally situated in Biarritz city centre close to the main sandy beach, the Palais des Festivals (concerts and Biarritz events venue) and the Biarritz Casino, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Karitza Hotel & Restaurant*** welcomes you day in, day out to enjoy the best of Biarritz and to discover the Basque Country. The hotel is composed of 77 entirely renovated rooms. All hotel rooms are air-conditioned and have been redecorated to a high and modern standard offering our guests a comfortable stay. During your stay in Biarritz at the hotel you can enjoy the free access to the outdoor heated swimming pool, try the local cuisine at the new restaurant and relax at the hotel bar. A professional team always available to answer your needs and who will be happy to ensure a relaxing and friendly experience.
For students lodging in a hotel :
→ Upon request, BLCI can organise a transfer to and from the school (bus or taxi)
→ In case of delay or problems, please contact us at + 33 6 67 93 95 34,
→ Or by mail : Contact