I have stayed in many hostels, but none as deceiving as this "boutique" hostel. The positives: its very close to the metro, easy to arrive from CDG, Orly and several Gares. It has free continental breakfast and wifi that works. But also has a lot of negatives: The rooms are old, the ensuite showers minimal, the plumbing in need of repair, the staircases to reach the lower floors look derelict and it is very "quintessentially french" (in a Chevy Chase´s European Vacation sense).
Great looking hostel! Nice bar and club for those who rather stay near their beds. Security is lacking since anyone can just come in and out, but rooms have key cards so not easy to break in. Nice under-the-bed lockable luggage bins plus other smaller lockers in rooms. They seem not to tell people to pick up a set of sheets before going to their bedrooms so might end up sleeping on a plastic sheet. Luggage storage costs per hour and require coins to operate.
Seems like the dream hostel when you look at the pics. But most rooms are not as impressive. Revelers can be quite loud at night and have the police called upon. Its literally in front of the tram stop which combined with the metro can take you anywhere within 15-20mins and they take the hassle of buying tickets in the stupid little yellow machines by selling them to you over the counter. Same price. Hard to find anywhere to eat in the area past 10pm
First of all, thank you Amran for being so acommodating and upgrading us from a 6 bed dorm to a 4 dorm with a view. Since there was 4 of us this was very neat. Second, well, I must say that his suggestions about food or places to eat/drink were rubbish. Specially that place Vittorio's at the grand canal. This happens often, when people don't actually eat at those places but are still willing to point them out to tourists. The showers and wc need to be tended more often.
Directions on their website are very clear, however if you lack Internet connection and need to actually speak to someone in reception, chances are nobody will pick up the bloody phone.
Brand new. Very Eco trendy place. Bar serves food (the burger is awesome) at night. If a bit pricey when drinking.
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