Help Chicag’ Hostel to open its own restaurant! Snacks, brunch, breakfast, made of fresh local and seasonal products, all day long!


The project

Do you also enjoy spending your time in the Chicag’ Hostel, but sometimes you’d love to eat there as well? Are you dreaming of getting a tasty snack there at any time of the day? --- Help the Chicag’ Hostel to open its own little restaurant and soon you’ll enjoy there cold and warm snacks, sandwiches, pastry, breakfast and brunch, everything prepared with fresh local ingredients, every day of the week!



What is the Chicag' Hostel ?  


The Chicag’ Hostel is a backpacker’s hostel which was opened in the old centre of Toulon in May 2013 having an ambitious aim: to participate in the revivification of this lovely quarter by bringing the international travelers together with the locals, just as diversified as the others. To reach this goal, the Chicag’ is organizing and hosting a lot of culture events such as concerts, movie nights with local artists, flea markets etc. So, within just one and a half years, the Chicag’ has already become an incontournable meeting spot for all kind of multicultural exchanges in the heart of old Toulon!





It was two years ago in 2012 that we, Clara and Björn, fell in love with the charming old centre of Toulon. Our ambition to diversify the local hotel offers in a way that the city will become more attractive to backpackers travelling on a lower budget led us to the decision to open a hostel. Today, the Chicag’ is able to offer space for 21 travelers in 4 individually designed shared bedrooms. On the ground floor our flourishing café welcomes anyone passing by, locals and travelers, as a tearoom in daytime, a bar in nighttime when there’s an event going on and at all time of the day as a meeting point for many different people. 


Aiming to connect the travelers with the local life, we always update them with the newest informations about all cultural activities in Toulon as well as about everything organized by the citizens’ group of the quarter.   


A well equipped kitchen with a nice and welcoming ambiance offers our guests the opportunity to prepare their own meals, probably bought on a trip on the local market in the neighborhood ;)



Why do we need your help?


We want to create a new feature inside of the Chicag‘, improving the time for all the people who love to stay there  -  a restaurant. Maybe it’s too ambitious to call it a “restaurant”, let’s call it a” snack bar”, a place where you can enjoy delicious little plates and fresh finger food, all made of local products, served all day long without a break.


Because today, more and more travelers and locals would love to eat in the special ambiance of the Chicag’. But to be able to offer such food, we have to invest in a kitchen meeting the professional standards. That’s where you can help us by participating in its realization!




What will you be able to eat?






- Breakfast, brunch, sandwiches, soups, quiches, pastry…

- Every day from 9 am till 9 pm without any breaks

- High quality seasonal products from local producers


We’ll offer delicious snacks for every taste, doesn’t matter if you are carnivore, vegetarian or vegan.




Our inspiration


The various travelers who have already passed a time in the Chicag‘ have left  their marks, in nice memories of beautiful shared moments, but as well in giving us some of  their culinarian secrects...

And of cours, we won’t forget to offer the taste of the Provence to our travelers, for example with crunchy goat cheese croutons refined with lavender honey and rosemary and fresh salad dressed with good Provenҫal olive oil. Or a delicious porridge with fresh fruits and sunflower seeds.




And last but not least...





We’ll offer you our delicious food during the whole day, at the time you want it! So all of those who forgot the strict lunch time in France can finally be free to choose something else than a kebab at the port or a pizza with French fries … Even if we agree that this can be really good, from time to time…



Why fund it?

We want more than just a simple donation, we want to offer you an honest exchange!  


We want to give you something back, something equal. To thank you for your donations we came up with some fantastic gifts!


The collected money will help us to install a professional kitchen in our hostel. Therefore we need:  


- To install:  a new water pipe  


- To buy:  refrigerators, work disk made of stainless steel, a professional dish-washer, induction  cooktops, a small oven, some smaller kitchen facilities as thermometers, a mixer, a pressure cooker, professional knifes etc.  


A third of the collected money will be spent to finance the gifts, you’ll get in exchange for your donations.  


Many thanks in advance,

The Chicag' Hostel team    



Newest comments

Bravo et à bientôt Diane
Bravo pour cette envie et cette volonté d'entreprendre et de donner vie à vos projets! Belle initiative pleine de partage et de solidarité permettant d'animer ce coeur de ville!
Bravooo les amis!! Merci pour votre motivation,votre bonne humeur et tous vos chouettes évènements!! J'suis super admirative de votre travail! Gros bisous. Marie alias Maï B.