The stay is really pleasant, nice big shower (although the sink smells funny...). One glitch was that we had to be moved around when we arrived because we were booked into a female dorm and the poor girl got such a fright when she opened the door and there's three guys there :( We did get complementary breakfast out of it though, so that's quite nice :D It's in a nice area, the decor of the hostel was very Van Gogh-ish, walking distance to everywhere :)
Fred and Maison are so helpful, they are the nicest host we met for our trip. Ask them loads of questions, they are so willing to help :) The only thing we didn't like was that it is located in zone3, and we had to take the RER trains... It becomes quite inconvenient if you want to come back late, and the train delays a lot. But if you don't mind that, then it's the best place to stay. The breakfast is lovely with quirky decor in the breakfast area, and the bathroom is nice.
We meet the best people here. The kitchen is great, we cooked all our meals there and it's also a great place to chill and mingle. The 6-people dorm is not that big, but is enough. The bathroom is nice but one downside is that you have to keep on pressing a button thing for the hot water to come out like every 20 seconds.
It virtually has no character. For a cheap stay then yes, but otherwise not too much. The paid breakfast seems quite lame so didn't even try. There's no wifi in the room, and even in the bar area the signal keeps dropping, so a bunch of people are always sitting around in the reception area on their phone/tablets.
The breakfast is self-served, which is great as it allows us to have it anytime we want. The food is replenished everyday so we even have extra to pack as lunch. Although we're in a mixed group of 4, we find that it's the most ideal place for couples. The rooms are quite large and private, the bathroom has a pleasant infuser smell, the kitchen has all you need to cook a nice meal, wifi signal is great. The only thing is that it is a bath instead of a shower..