St Christopher's Inn Canal Reviews
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It's quite a pricey hostel, and without a kitchen, it was a bit disappointing, but that's about the only negative. The rooms are fantastic, curtains to give yourself some privacy/space, large lockers under the beds, and charging ports at each bed. Bathrooms were clean and good. It's a fair way out of the city, but Paris is massive, so that's to be expected. Close to metro, and the trains are super easy to navigate. Breakfast was good, and common / chill areas and computers were really handy.
No fans in rooms and lift not working Needs to get atleast some fans Would stay again
This was an incredible hostel. The rooms are large with lots of space. The bar, restaurant and club are all very enjoyable and provide a great party atmosphere. I met people from all over the world and the mojitos are killer. The staff are astonishingly attentive, they spend a lot of time to really get to know their guests. If you want to have a good time in Paris I would suggest this hostel.
Great hostel. Everything you need. Very social with lots of people. Staff were helpful and it was close walking distance with multiple train stations close by which made getting around very easy. Breakfast spread was good and the rooms and bathrooms always very clean. Good laundry facilities too.
First hostel experience ever and it really set the bar high. Rooms were very clean and so were washrooms. Hang out room seemed grimy. Great lockers in rooms which you can use your own locks on. Extra heavy duty lockers in the basement. Bar and restaurant attached to lobby where you get a discount. HUGE included breakfast every morning. Wonderful friendly staff. Great travellers congregated here. Made good friends. Quiet hours were respected.
Spider infestation! WTF!! Rooms were a sauna in August. no a/c and window only opens slightly. Great bar, nice bed curtains.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
Staff were friendly and helpful. In the bar while ordering lunch, I saw an insect which did look like a small cockroach on a menu on the bar. The member of staff serving me just threw it on the floor behind the bar and looked quite worried. Certainly killed my appetite for the food I'd just paid for!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
The hostel was easy to get to from the metro. The dorm had curtains across the bed for privacy and the toilets were clean. The room had a lot of space as well. Wifi worked well through the whole building. Would stay again.
The staff were really friendly and helpful and the common space was great to chill out in. In the future it'd be nice to have more events for solo travelers to meet others at the hostel (maybe a mixer.)
Location was amazing! Situated right on the canal in a suburban style area between two train line stations,..perfect for travelling in and around the Paris area. Staff were brilliant! Bed was very comfortable, amenities were clean and operated efficiently. Free breakfast was a bonus.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
The staff wasn't very friendly or helpful. I left 20 euros under my pillow while I showered and my friend was still sleeping in our room, and a cleaning lady came in at one point and when I came back the 20 was gone. Had to pay if you arrived early and wanted a locker for your bags (only hostel we came across that made you pay to leave your bag). Each bed had a place to lock your bag under your bed along with a curtain, plug and light. Wifi was good and breakfast was okay.
Good hostel but the location is pretty inconvenient. As a solo traveller at night I always got a bit stressed thinking about how I would get home because walking from the central paris (Eiffel tower/Notre dame etc) you have to go through lots of dodgy areas to get home which is a shame. The staff are friendly but aren't very specific when they help you. A bit more detail on how to get to places once off to metro would have been good.
This is just an excellent hostel in a great location! They do all the important things right - amazing staff, great breakfast, proper bunk beds with curtains and individual charging points, excellent common areas, clean, secure etc etc...definitely the best place to stay in Paris!
A very nice location in the 19th arrondissement. The hostel is nice, clean, and has a real international vocation. Staff is international, only a few of them are french. My room was clean and big enough for 6 people. The Belushi's bar is awsome but a bit expensive, lots of french enjoy their night here. I'm really disappointed with the 5€ charge for using lockers to keep luggage after checkout. I defenitly recommend this hostel but stay away if you are on a low budget. Never use lockers!!
This hostel is in an amazing neighborhood. During the summer, there's all sorts of fun, free activities along the canal. I loved the outlets & lights & curtains at every bed, but what I would like even more is a kitchen! The atmosphere is great--easy to meet people.
This was the second time I've stayed here and I'd definitely stay a third! Super clean place, with an includes breakfast in a cute little cafe overlooking the canal. Staff were friendly, beds were comfy, can't complain!
The hostel is very nice, good for parties and meeting people!! there is a bar and a nightclub on the ground floor and basement. The beds have curtains. They are far from most of touristic places, but near to metro stations. The place around is very nice! there is a canal and in summer there was sand next to the canal and also there were pubs and games for children, so the place was full of french people until 23:30hs (when everything there closes).