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St Christopher's Inn Canal Reviews

159, rue de Crimee, Paris, France

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12999 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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Great bar/resturant very social hostel. Excellent security, clean rooms, comfotable beds, large showers and toilet. A litltle farm from all the main sights half an hour on the metro. Will stay again.


Couldn't speak higher. Amazing place, great staff. Awesome views of the Canal. Curtains on beds. Tasty food, great drink specials. Awesome vibe. Just fantastic.


The only bad thing about this hostel is its location. You'll definitely want to use the metro to get into the city center. But despite that, it's a great place to stay.


Was really positively surprised about the hostel. I loved the location, which is admittedly a bit away from the centre, but the connection with public transport is really good, there are loads of restaurants and shops around and some cool (boat) bars, cinema, ... activities, staff, breakfast are all really good. Sometimes feels more like a hotel than a hostel: it is really big, it's sometimes hard to socialize with other travelers and it lacks the distinct charm of certain small hostels.


Best location and good breakfast.No complains at all

  • 26th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


don,t book here


Location is especially attrative for younger people. The canal Saint-Martin is a wonderful quiet place inside Paris but not reel in the centre. The english breakfast (add. 4€50 + coffee+o.jus4,8 = 9€30) is a super lunch and cheap! I made my check-in in advance and missed some informations at the desk (not enough for me personally).


This place was really expensive but has no kitchen! So if you're on a tight budget it's difficult. No main common area to hang out in, only a bar which was always full of people so no seats. Free breakfast was good (grab some for lunch too to save money). Bathroom and hallway on our level smelt awful but not hard to deal with when backpacking. Beds had curtains which was nice. Wifi didn't work entire time we were there. Wouldn't stay again if I could avoid it.


The free breakfast is an awesome bonus and really quite good. The location is close to the metro. Bathrooms were clean and the staff were helpful.


Wonderful atmosphere, very friendly and helpful staff, great design


I had a great time here. Only for a night and I guess the great time may have been more down to the people I met, but the common room definitely accommodates for this. Very pricey, but then i guess that's Paris. (Both to stay, and to drink in the bar). The staff weren't the most welcoming, but then I guess it was a pretty huge place. It's a bit out of the way, but as a bed for a night it served its purpose. And the breakfast was definitely worth it!


Good hostel to meet and party at in the bar downstairs. Clean rooms, lockers are always a plus in the rooms. B-rooms are a bit far from the rooms if your a lazy ass. Stairs trump the elevator wait at any hour. Good fun.


Great pub. I liked the atmosphere downstairs!


Absolutely LOVED my staying at Saint Christopher's Inn - Canal. The infrastructure was a-m-a-z-i-n-g (curtains that gives you a wonderful sense of privacy, individual lighting and plugs). The staff was really friendly, the pub downstairs is a great way of meeting people, the bathrooms are clean, and these kinds of things creates an environment that attracts awesome travelers like the one's I had the pleasure to meet. Cheers, Belushis! :)


It's the best hostel I've ever stayed! Pros: Good location (close to the subway) and beside the canal (great view of it), nice environment (there's always someone drinking in the bar so you can make friends) and very very organized hostel. Cons: Expensive.


Just add some fruit to the breakfast menu ;) The rest is just perfect.

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Hi there, Thanks for taking time to respond and for your suggestions that we will consider. We really appreciate the fact you had a great time in our hostel Come back whenever Warm regards St Chris team


Showers could do with more regular cleaning, the wifi wasn't great, and I don't particularly feel like the security was great later in the evenings.


I stayed here in late April in an 8 bed female dorm and loved it! The sense of security was really good and the bar/restaurant always had good food with decent prices. However, I found the whole ambiance of the place to be more like a budget hotel, most of the staff were okay but not very interactive a few weren't particularly friendly, I often felt as if I were interrupting their fun with other staff members when asking for anything. Overall however it is well-located, clean and safe hostel!


Is a really big place, a modern building placed in a nice neightborhood. I read the showers could be a problem because the number of people in the hostel but I had no problem never about it. The only problem is the wifi, sometimes come sometimes gone, even if I got down to the reception. Anyway, the beds are really confortables and even being 12 people in a room you have a nice private space in your bed because you can close your own courtain and switch on your light.


It was cool place. It has a bar downstairs where you can meet people but unfortunately most of the tables are in these weird circles so it makes it very awkward to talk to someone sitting at a table.

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