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Open House Reviews

13 Rue Saint Jean, Noisy le Sec, Paris, France

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46%

Rating
87 Total Reviews
  • 56%Value For Money
  • 48%Security
  • 53%Location
  • 37%Staff
  • 41%Atmosphere
  • 46%Cleanliness
  • 39%Facilities

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43%

This place is not at all professional. I chose this place as it was very cheap. However, I did not go to the Open house. I was taken to somebody's house . I was not given a receipt for my payment. Should be the last on your list.

  • 15th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


29%

This hostel is a joke, the owner doesn't speak French or English just Chinese and he points to things and grunts, i had to translate via google translate. The main door is open and there are no keys for the rooms and no reception to check if people are coming in or out. The location is horrid, dogs barking 24hrs a day, guys selling drugs on streets. The metro takes you to the centre but you have to walk or get a taxi as it has no connections. bathroom is ok. people smoke in the rooms.


49%

The Open House was our hostel for 4 nights. It is in the near of Paris but you can reach very quickly the city by train.Unfurtuately the owners dont speak any french or english. so it was reaaaaaly difficult to understand what they want. furthermore we noticed that there are some bedbugs in our bed and that was really disgusting - so we dont felt really happy there...

  • 3rd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


49%

The staff can't speak english or french, they don't have toilet paper.

  • 23rd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Vietnam
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


20%

I did not stay at Open House When I first arrived to Noisey le Sec I was immediately fearful for myself. Since I didn't know a word of French I felt scared to open my mouth as I walked the streets in the neighborhood. I chose to leave and find accommodations elsewhere. I felt the atmosphere was unpleasant and hostile. It was like the ghetto, and as a lone traveler I chose to look after myself and be in a better environment where I could feel safe to walk at night


60%

The location is really good (near the Gare du Lyon Station). But the hostel is expensive for the service. NO WI-FI, no elevator, just one key for the bedroom ( it's really annoying wake everybody up) and the breakfast is three coins to the coffe and bread machine. Hopefully there was hot water in the shower.


43%

The value for such low price is good. But nevetheless staff, facilities and cleanness are the lowest I have expirienced.


20%

Bad location, bad service. They don't speak any other language and dirty rooms. Don't go there!


29%

This was the worst hostel that I ever saw!!! The man does not know any English or French or anything else. He speaks just Chinese. He calls a woman to speak in English. For the keys, he asks 50 Euro as deposit and it smells very bad.

  • 30th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

Staff indeed do not speak English or French and the location requires connections at the Gard Du Nord which gets tiresome quite quickly. We were expected to pay €50 deposit on a dorm key which we drunkenly negotiated on arrival. The room and bathrooms were clean, the wifi worked and the hostel was kept very warm at all times. The bunk bets had thin squeaky mattress' and a single tiny cushion to use as a pillow. However for what we paid to expect anymore would have been silly. Paris is Paris.

  • 28th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


23%

The worst hostel ever, if that can be called a hostel. The owner are not able to speak French nor English. It seems like he lives in his kitchen and rents the rooms. The atmosphere is suspect! The security is very poor and the cleanliness almost doesn't exist. It's a very old house and the electrical system is dangerous, it even burned out my cell phone charger. There's no luggage storage and the internet conection is awful. Very far from the center of Paris, you'll need expensive train tickets.


29%

The staff there didn't speak English or French. Also tried to charge us 50 euro just for a key extra. Advertised that it was close to everything in paris, In fact it was not near anything. We booked for 2 nights, but only stayed for one as it as one of the worse places to stay. only positive is it has wifi..


20%

The hostel is very far, i mean really far from all the attraction point of paris although it is nearby the RER. We choose this hostel because it is quite far from city so we can have lower rate (backpackers), but it is not worth it. The reception dont know how to speak english at all which made me really hard to negotiate, end up they dont provide us any room key unless we pay 50euro for the key deposit.


77%

About my personal experience,the hostel is best as considering the price.The cleanlines is also atleast okay.About the location,it is not so far from the city i.e atleast okay.The male staff he cannot speaks any langauge except chinese so gesture makes significant role,but the female staff can speaks good english.But both are really friendly.So for me i liked and enjoyed my stay there during PARIS visit. Thank you open house. Rajkumar Ranabhat Kathmandu,Nepal (went Paris from Germany)

  • 2nd Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Nepal
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


20%

This 'hostel' should not be advertised. The upkeep is poor and location is not stated fairly. The manager did not even speak any english or french and was very rude. He is basically living in his kitchen and renting rooms in his house. Open House is not worth any price, no matter how cheap, and should not be advertised on your website!

  • 22nd Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

I recommend this hostel for the location only, it is just 15 mins away from Paris center by train, station is just 5 mins walk from here. the rest is pretty much average


34%

The manager was not able to speak neither English nor French, and for any request, just made you talk to another person on the phone. I saw two rooms: the first was small and had four bunk beds, wardrobes without the second, where I stayed, was small, with no wardrobe and a ceiling so low that, if I were tall 1.80 m, I would not be able to stand. The heating was set at an absurd temperature and, to breathe, we were forced to keep the windows open. In December...


43%

I had problem with lodged in Open House Paris. When I arrived to this hostel the receptionist told me that they haven't got any free bads (I had the reservation) and I must looked for the other hostel in Paris. I arrived on the evening so it was hard to seek for any hostel when can I spend the night. They also didn't want to return my deposit.


34%

The hostel costs 13EUs per night, which is admittedly cheap, but bare in mind that it is in Noisy la sec, which means that if you intend to go to the center of Paris during your stay you would pay an extra 4.5EUs a day. Security is minimal. A key to the place will require a deposit of 50EUs, and if you don't get one you are likely to wait for 40mins+ outside the hostel for someone to come and open the door. The place is not very clean, and the atmosphere unkind and lacking any privacy.




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