Stay for: good facilities and location for a pretty low cost So I had 2 trips here. Between them I had: a shower not work, the shower turned off on me because the switch is in the communal area for the public one, lights not work, the wifi only works in the communal area, the printer doesn't work, they run out of milk for breakfast before 9am some mornings, cigarette butts on the room floor, stained pillowcases, mice and bugs and some very scarce cleaning. The staff are thoroughly overworked
Cheap! I used this place as a base for setting myself up for living in the UK and it was perfect for that, but if I was going to London to travel the location would have been pretty useless. That said, the tube station is just across the road, but by the time you've paid for your transport from Hendon to the city centre once or twice each day... All in all, the bathrooms are clean, the place has a pretty cool vibe to it and the rooms are cleaned well. Avoid the top bunk (they're triples)!
Hardly spent any time here, but I'd definitely go back. In a really interesting part of Paris, reliable, good breakfast. I felt very welcome here! Staff seem a bit overworked...
Perfect location, good staff, secure apartment-style room layout. Big rooms with good, clean ensuites. Beds were comfy. Best breakfast I had had in a long time by the time I got here too. Everything you could want. Marks knocked off for character, only in that there was nothing much characteristic or Marseillais to the place.
*Shockingly* good. For the price it's actually mindblowing. Is it like a not-for-profit hostel or something? Cos I can't figure out how they can offer such perfect facilities and rooms for that price! For a big hostel, the character and atmosphere are pretty good. The location isn't great, but they have a shuttle bus down to the tram stop - brilliant! This place has everything you could ever want from a big hostel.
A good option, but not memorable. The outside area is ok. The rooms are big and clean. The staff were really friendly. I can't imagine anything worse than travelling back to Rome, but if I did, I'd go back here pretty happily
I'm a believer that when travelling it's the people you meet not the things you do that leave the longest impression and mean the most - Giovanni is case a point. He'll likely cook you a dinner and play you a tune for dessert, and every piece of advice should be taken very seriously. You were so right Giovanni - why didn't I skip Rome completely and stay with you!? Mark down for security just because other hostels offer lockers/cages/whatever and they aren't offered here, but still very safe
Had an amazing time at this hostel. Francesco was, if anything, too obliging and kind for his own good! There's everything you could want here and between the staff, the location and the brilliant balcony it's perfect to stay alone, as I was, or as a big group. I'd VERY happily take a group of 6 mates here and chill on that balcony for a whole week! Only marked down on security because the balcony is only accessibe through the bed rooms. There's lockers, but it's not ideal.
It's a beautiful place to stay with a huge courtyard and well presented rooms, but it's let down a little by staff that are never there, stale bread for breakfast and cold showers. I'd go again, but only for the location and the great building