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The WiFi is in and out all over the hostel, you can't just check your email in the bar area without ordering anything. I had a blast there but as a woman traveling alone there are a bunch of super creepy touchy men all over the hostel due to the neighborhood, the bar, and the club down stairs. Curtains on the beds are nice though.
Good breakfast. Under bed lockers- good idea but needed to buy a bigger padlock as no additional chains were available.
exccellent hostel, restaurant attached with great food and drink specials, beds have curtains, lights, and outlets for each one
Ah the creepiness of the weird men at the bar in the hostel, continuously harassing any woman alone or with other women, the grabby men in the dance hall downstairs from the hostel, the internet that only works in the bar coupled with the fact that you can't be in the bar space unless you order something... However at least a few of the staff are really sweet (and apologetic if you get a really creepy roommate) and will kick drunken grabby idiots out of the bar space. Better to go with friends.
The room is really okay, Big and the bed is pretty nice with nice facilities. Just that this hostel is worldwise and pretty much just like a business with no excuse for travellers. This is not a good hostel for a single hostel, there might be better options in Paris. But if you need a good facilities and a nice bed, go for it! Still this place feels more like a hotel with a bar as being a cash though.
The location seemed far at first, but at least the Metro is easy to navigate. It also seemed like a decent area of town with groceries nearby. My room was pretty nice (6 bed mixed ensuite - you get a balcony with chairs and no bunk beds!). The breakfast tended to run out quite early so you were out of luck if you got there around 10. The drinks at the bar were also quite pricy but there is no common area for hostel guests to hang out and drink their own stuff. Staff were friendly and helpful.
St Christophers is a great place to stay bathrooms very clean. The dorms were very nice and also lockers were good to have for sense of security. It is far from everything but if you don't mind riding the metro it is a nonissue as there is a stop about 2 minute walk away.
Their motto is sleep easy...WRONG! I was abruptly awoken at 3:00am by a receptionist demanding to see my check-in slip because he thought (mistakenly) that I was in the wrong bed. Plus he turned on all the lights in the dorm where 10 other people were sleeping. What kind of customer-care is that?!? And those horrible wire cage lockers under the beds are the worst, btw.
The hostel was nice. Huge with lots of space in the rooms and big windows. There were enough showers with hot water -- though they did do that really annoying thing where you have to keep pressing a button to make them work. It was nice to have the bar/restaurant downstairs. Pretty lively place to meet other travellers. I didn't find it too noisy, but I was on the 3rd floor. The under bed luggage 'cages' were very secure. Breakfast was simple (bed, jam, cereal, coffee and tea). Location is far!
Loved the private dorm beds which come with a curtain, power socket, and lamp. Rooms are spacious and there are plenty of bathroom facilities. The bar sold decent food, but was a little pricy, but that's Paris. They do have microwaves though. It's a shame they make you pay for luggage storage though.
don´t put down that you guys can boast a 24/7 reception desk when the worker is not there most of the time. Either hire additional staff members so that you guys can actually have a running reception desk, or say that he´s going to be there every 10 minutes or when someone tells him to come. I had to wait 20 minutes to check in, and there wasn´t even a line.
The place is very very nice, booked it for a friend, and she even recommend it to me, clean and there is a lot space, the location is good too, near the subway and the price is also ok! Very value for money
The hostel is really nice, with great atmosphere, breakfast fair, near to the subway. I made a lot of friends and had a great time there. My only complain is about the wifi, i couldn`t use it from my room (111). I had to go downstairs in order to use it.
The location is the only issue with this place. There is a metro stop a block away that takes you into the city, but it gets tricky when you want to find bars and such.
Amazing place. Very friendly staff. Free breakfast not bad. Would stay here again.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 25-30
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Very good hostel. I have nothing no complain about. It's not only 10, because the location is not the best, even tough it is good. The rooms are so big, the beds are clean and have their own little lights and plugs and a curtain.The hostels hall is really full of people all the time (in a good way), with a good bar. There is a night club under the first floor too. Oh, I have something to complain about: everything was so expensive there.The foods and drinks in the bar, the baggage lockers, etc
It is located a bit out of the centre, but it is in a really nice area and close to shops and a few metro stations. It is really easy to get into the centre of Paris from the hostel. I enjoyed being able to get out of the husstle and busstle of the city and walk along the river that the hostel is right next to. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The bar area was great for socialising, and you don't get any noise from the bar on the floors with the rooms. I enjoyed my stay.
It was clean, nice atmosphere and fare location. The breakfast was ok, just some baguette and jams, coffee and some cereal. I stayed in a 10people dorm (female only). I could barely sleep until 3 AM because of the noise.
Great facilities, didn´t have any interaction with the staff since I was just stopping over. But not in a very good area of Paris; located in the 19th arrondissement, which is a working neighborhood and doesn´t have any "attractions."