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This hostel has a great, social environment and a good free breakfast. Not super quiet or cozy, but fantastic if you want to go out and meet people!
Need aircon or a fan in the rooms. They get extremely hot during the summer months, making sleeping very uncomfortable.
It's quite far from anything touristy. The bar/club there was really loud which is great for anyone who was partying but not so good for those wanting to sleep. The rooms were really hot, and the bathrooms were gross.
Power outlets, lights and privacy curtains in every bunk was fantastic. Room was very spacious and the facilities were good. Very friendly staff, and location was easy to travel to/from. Would highly recommend.
Very much an anglophone oriented place. If that's what you're looking for, then great. Amazing location by the Ourcq canal which is such a nice place to go and relax outside on the grass. Had power outlets by the beds in my room (604). Friendly staff. Nice breakfast. Room and hallway smelled funny so we opened the windows which made it fine. I didn't try the bar/restaurant, american style so if that's what you want then great, I went out to eat instead, but it looks very good nonetheless.
A good place to stay. The dorm was quiet and spacious. Beds had privacy curtains, lights, and two outlets apiece, which is great. The free breakfast is excellent and filling--don't accidentally sign up for the not free prepared breakfast. The location is far from the city center, but one short ride on the Metro will get you to or from the hostel, os it isn't inconvenient. Wifi was wonderful--it worked quite well all over the hostel, including in the dorm.
The "Wal-Mart" of hostels: this place is huge and offers so much! We had fun in their bar, and the vibe makes it really easy to meet international friends! It is only 2 blocks from the Crimee metro station, which will take you to all of Paris's hotspot. The free breakfast wasn't special, but that is expected of any hostel.
For the size of the place its good. its clean and comfortable. There is always plenty of people hanging around to talk to and its a short walk from a metro station or there is hire bikes basically at the from door... I stayed here twice, the first time the internet worked my room the second time it didn't, thats all I got. Get there.
Really cool hostel. Very clean, loved the curtains on the bunks, made it more private. Clean showers and toilets. Great bar and atmosphere and club down the bottom at night. Not the greatest area. Bit scary for a female solo traveller and not really anything to really do in that area, you have to get the metro always, which is really easy. Overall good stay.
This hostel has a fantastic atmosphere for partying (bad though if you enjoy sleep). Huge facilities, everything a backpacker could need, however sadly not maintained well. The rooms were sweltering hot, which meant leaving the window open for loud drunk voices, flies and Mosquitos to enter at night. Also other than bed change our room was not properly cleaned for our entire 6 night stay. The hostel could be amazing but fell short of the mark unfortunately.
I ended up going to and from the hostel via a different metro station which was much easier than the one suggested on the directions email. Staff were helpful, showers etc clean. Definitely recommend.
The staff here was extremely friendly and made the visit very well worth it! The deals on drinks, the club in the basement and our ever changing roommates were great also. Bunks are private and have good lockers. I would come back in a heartbeat.
The hostel is not safe, because everyone can entry without control. It's far from town. I really didn't like. The showers for bathing only works for 25 seconds, and you need to push again to open, it's horrible, because you feel cold when turn off.
Awesome place to stay, has a cool bar with a good atmosphere, everything you need and pretty easy to get to places from there
Each bed has its own power socket, light and curtain for privacy which is great. there is also a cage under the bed to secure your luggage. Breakfast included is simple but ample. If only it was located closer to city!
5 countries and 7 hostels on my trip and this was by far the worst. It stunk, water seeped from the walls all over the hallway and the bathrooms were beyond disgusting. Half the toilet and shower stalls were locked because they were broken. The hostel does not seem to have any age limit with what seemed to be elementary school groups and families with young children staying here. The location is also terrible, taking 40 mins minimum by metro to get to any of the major sites. Would not recommend!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
The common area was good, typical in st Christopher's inns, and the breakfast was really good. The facilities were not as nice as the other st Christopher's inns I've stayed in though... The beds were really squeaky and shook every time someone moved on the top or bottom. Also, my room was facing the street and it was so loud all night.
All the toilets on the second floor were out of use, this had been like this for at least a week. The showers had holes in the roof. Cleanliness was very poor. It was v.expensive, they should be ashamed at the poor value for money they offer. Staff were arrogant and dismissive. There is a night club based here so if you are normal, and want any sleep, this is not the place for you due to noise that carries on all night. Not a bad location, not central but you can use the subway (1.70 Euro).
Belushi's downstairs is a great feature!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Everything was spot on, friendly and helpful staff, clean and new facilities, big rooms, fantastic beds are great atmosphere. Was very impressed and will be coming back :)