The hostel is in full reconstruction at the moment. It is literally a bed to sleep in at night with a continental breakfast in the morning in the middle of a construction zone. You can tell the building is pretty old, bathrooms that are broken or out of order. There is also no lift, if you are on the third floor when your key doesn't work you have to hike up and down quite frequently. The hostel is just outside of zone 1 so you have to pay zone 2 prices to arrive by the tube.
The hostel and the staff were great! The only problem was I arrived late at night from the airport and didnt realize I had to walk past two "clubs" from the bus stop to get to the hostel. Nothing bad happened while I was walking, just something to keep an eye out for.
The hostel is in a great location which is what makes it a great deal. Basically it is a flat in the middle of the city center. The manger of the Hostel, Ernie, is sometimes around but mostly the place is left unattended. This can be a BIG BIG problem when you arrive earlier or later than anticipated, and the manager will let you know how much of an inconvenience it caused him.
The staff was great and very accommodating to everything. It is just around the corner from the bus station and looks out to the water. I would absolutely stay there again.
great vibe. great stay. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
It's has a great vibe for young travelers, with a lounge, computers, Foosball, etc. I stayed in a girls style dorm room and it was a great experience. The hostel was a little tricky to find at first and it's about a 10 min walk from the nearest metro station through dark streets. The front desk staff are awesome, just make sure you say hello (in FRENCH) to the French lady that helps out with the breakfast or she might start yelling at you!
I ended up being at a different place around the corner. It seemed to be a dorm maybe. I stayed for almost a week and never heard from anyone from Charo until I turned in my keys. The sheets were dirty. All this being said, the view was amazing and so was the price. If you don't want to spend a lot of money and just need a place to rest your head,Charo will suffice.