Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellations & Refunds

Any cancellation made more than 28 days prior to the arrival date will incur a booking charge of 5% of the total booking value. This charge will be deducted from the monies received and the remaining balance will be refunded within 28 days.

No refunds will be due for cancellations made within 28 days of the arrival date.

No cancellations will be accepted by telephone.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Methods of Payment

We require a 50% deposit of the total amount invoiced to be paid within 5 working days of the invoice date. Please be aware that failure to do so will result in the cancellation of your booking.

The second installment (the balance) is due at least 28 days prior to arrival on a date indicated by us. You must contact us before that date in order to successfully complete your booking.

We accept the following cards: Visa, MasterCard and Switch. A credit card payment sheet will be sent to you together with the invoice and must be returned by e-mail or fax. Alternatively you can also call us on +44(0)208 600 7500 between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday. For bank transfers we require the bank's proof of payment to be sent to us within the 5 day limit and at least 5 days before the 2nd installment is due.

We do not accept payments by American Express or Laser cards.

From 1 April until 31 October there is a minimum of a 2 nights per reservation during weekends at any of our hostels.

We require full payment within 24h of confirmation for any bookings arriving within 28 days of booking date.

Groups may have to pay a damage deposit during check-in; the group leader will be held responsible for any damage caused by any member(s) of the group.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

A group is considered as from 10 people.

Groups under 18 years of age are at all times at the hostel manager's discretion and rooms cannot be shared with outside bookings.

Special minimum night stays and rates can apply on peak dates. Booking acceptance remains at the discretion of St Christopher's Inns.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


St Christopher's Inn Canal

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Hostelworld users rated St Christopher's Paris the most popular Paris hostel at the 2011 Hoscars, and it's not hard to see why. We like that each of their beds has an under-bed locker, privacy curtains, a reading light and two power outlets. This hostel contains a bar and club, with discounts on drinks and what visitors assure us is 'good-value, yummy food'. Our guests have said this hostel has a 'good atmosphere downstairs and always [has] heaps of people around', 'perfect for people that want to have some fun'.

Property Description

Voted Hostelworld’s most popular Hostel in Paris 2014, 2013 and 2012! With a waterfront terrace on the canal, with free WiFi in every room, we’re located just 3 stops away from Gare du Nord station a 15 minute walk from the Zenith concert hall. Our hostel bar is open every night with events to meet travelers and you’ll receive 25% off food and get 2 for 1 drink specials all night.

Each room includes electronic key security, secure lockers, private or shared bathrooms and modern beds with curtains for extra privacy and comfort. Save time - Check in online!

Other awesome facilities and services offered in our Paris Canal hostel include:

-Free WiFi throughout the building
-Self-service laundry
-Chillout room with Netflix
-25% off food and drink specials downstairs in Belushi’s bar and restaurant
-Friendly and multilingual reception staff
-Online check in with a 24 hour reception
-Free city walking tour and Paris induction
-Insured lockers available
- Breakfast available for €5 a day

Below the hostel you’ll find the backpacker bar Belushi’s - where all our guests receive 25% off food and 2 for 1 drink specials all day every day! By day, you can chill by the Canal on the waterfront terrace and enjoy the Parisian lifestyle, by night you’ll get an epic range of events in a venue packed with an international and local crowd - so you’ll have no trouble meeting new people. To with this our basement nightclub holds a variety of international and expat events every weekend. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 May 2019
    Price-to-quality ratio is fantastic. Stayed in one of the dorm bunk-bed rooms - impressed by the cleanliness of the place - The staff was friendly and welcoming. The connected bar was a nice home base, and guests get some discounts on food and drink. The location is the best part. It's right on a canal, where you can watch a drawbridge and passing boats - An everyday neighborhood, well off the radar - yet close to a Metro stop which can bring you to the city center quickly.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    13 May 2019
    My go-to hostel in Paris! Have stayed several times. Super friendly and helpful staff, rockin' bar and restaurant, cold beer :) and terasse on the canal. Great locale in summer and located close to métro, central to CDG and downtown Paris. Rates can fluctuate so best to book all nights at the same time. Safe and secure, fun times ahead at St. Christopher's Paris-Canal! Much thanks Hayden, Mylonne, Ana, Soumana, Thom, all make every stay even better!! :)
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    16 May 2019
    The hostel is located in a quiet area of Paris which is pretty good to me. The hostel is overall clean and you will meet a lot of people from around the world at the bar. There was a drop of blood on my bed sheet upon arrival, but since I arrived pretty late at night so I requested to have the bed sheet changed the day after.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    18 May 2019
    This is a great hostel in a great spot. My only suggestions for improvement are. A proper kitchen facility for guests as a kettle and microwave isn’t quite enough . Plus a better arrangement for Jeff luggage . The 5 euro lockers are confusing and menu people don’t have the correct coins for them on the departure day. Still a great place to stay
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    11 May 2019
    The hostel was clean and we enjoyed our stay there. We would stay again. The curtains on the beds add some privacy that other hostels don’t have.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 May 2019
    Fun atmosphere. Friendly roommates. Lockers below the beds were large enough to fit my 40lb (18kg) suitcase. (You’ll need a large lock!!) I only stayed one night, but the bathroom on my floor was dirty but sufficient. Online check-in made the process very easy. Overall enjoyable stay.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    13 May 2019
    Pros- great beds with privacy curtain. Big, spacious rooms with a sink that was very helpful. Awesome bar and restaurant in the main area. Cons- the biggest problem was that I paid extra for an all-female dorm (safety and comfort preferences), however, in the morning we realized that the staff let a male come and sleep in our room. This made us all feel uncomfortable and unsafe about the security.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    11 May 2019
    Stay was pleasant. However, bathroom were far away and only 8 showers for the whole floor. Enjoyed having a sink in the bathroom and the large crates below beds to store things really great addition. Enjoyed having my curtain around my bunk for privacy and the many hooks in the room table also in room for convenience. Location however was kind of far from all the sight seeing things and monuments.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    19 May 2019
    The lockers were not big enough to fit our carry on suitcases because we had the beds at the end of the row. When we went down to try to fix the situation, they said there was nothing that they could do. The bathrooms were always dirty and had a sewage smell. The door to the room was hard to shut, so since we couldn’t lock our stuff away, we were nervous leaving it in the room. There’s little to no privacy for the beds because of the way the room is set up. The location was kinda far from metro.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 4.9


    17 May 2019
    The bathrooms & hallways smell terrible. Cleaning staff looked like they gave an attempt to clean, but this place needs a seriously deep clean. Front desk staff was very rarely welcoming or helpful. Wi-Fi did not work in rooms and the downstairs "chill lounge" turned into a party room 3 of the 4 nights I was there, making for no peaceful space after a long day. The location along the canal is beautiful! But the outdoor patio is tiny and location is not walking distance to any sites.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2016

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    2nd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Paris

  • 2014

    2nd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2013

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Paris

  • 2012

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Paris

  • 2011

    1st, Best Microsite

  • 2009

    1st, Country Winners France

  • 2009

    3rd, Hostel Chain


  • 2013

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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St Christopher's Inn Canal says

Hostelworld users rated St Christopher's Paris the most popular Paris hostel at the 2011 Hoscars, and it's not hard to see why. We like that each of their beds has an under-bed locker, privacy curtains, a reading light and two power outlets. This hostel contains a bar and club, with discounts on drinks and what visitors assure us is 'good-value, yummy food'. Our guests have said this hostel has a 'good atmosphere downstairs and always [has] heaps of people around', 'perfect for people that want to have some fun'.