Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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.
  • Wonderful 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 travellers 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:

-Travel kiosk with discounts on trips in and around Paris
-Free WiFi throughout the building
-Self-service laundry
-Chillout room and internet lounge
-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.

Our onsite Travel Kiosk offers discounted trips in and around Paris - including day trips to Versailles, queue jumping tickets to the Eiffel tower, Montmartre tours, tickets to the catacombs plus much more! If Paris isn’t your final destination be sure to check out the tour desk for great discounts on bus tickets throughout Europe. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Apr 2019
    This is a great place with a great energy. At first I was a bit thrown off and thought it was a party hostel(which it can be if that's what you want), but there are other opportunities as well. I would definitely go back if I am ever in Paris again. The employees are wonderful as well. They were are very sweet, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    03 Apr 2019
    Very nice hostel ! The beds are very comfortable and the facilities are clean. The bar downstair is an amazing place to meet people and if you stay at the hostel you have a discount on food and drinks. The metro station is not that far away. Would recommend this hostel if you’re looking for a secure and fun hostel while in paris
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    10 Apr 2019
    Great atmosphere and nice rooms. It was definitely clean and the bar downstairs was always crowded with a great atmosphere. It's quite far from most things in Paris, but it's right next to 2 subway stations so it's really easy to get anywhere using those. The room we got was a little bit pricey, so the value for money was not ideal but its definitely a good option if there's nothing cheaper.
    USA, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    12 Apr 2019
    The place is really nice, and the club is great to know people and drink. It offers good discounts to people in the hostel. The only annoying thing to me is that the lounge (common place to hang) is not open 24 hours, and sometimes you have to eat on the bar, and you are not in the mood to listen to music or people shouting.
    Argentina, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    13 Apr 2019
    Nice hostel in a fantastic neighborhood of Paris, on the banks of Canal St Martin. The staff was friendly and the facilities were ample. I stayed in a girls' dorm, but the heavy curtains on the bed prevented people from having much interaction. Best suited for tourists who are in Paris for their first trip.
    India, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    07 Apr 2019
    I would recommend this hostel for people who want some space. Decent hostel with a location in a residential area. It's a ways out from most major attractions, but there are several metro lines within a few minutes' walk. Had some mild cleanliness issues in the bathroom that were not addressed when reported, but it was very busy while I was there. Staff were generally nice and helpful. Well secured. I'm not in a rush to go back, but the hostel represented the St. Christopher brand well.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Apr 2019
    I generally loved the place, and the staff is great. My one complaint is that the handicapped bathroom right next my girlfriend and I’s room always stunk. There nothing visually dirty about it. It looked clean, but smelled as if urine had soaked into the floor under the toilet. Also the shower was just in that handicapped bathroom, and as a man boarded on the woman’s floor it was the only shower I was told I could use. So I showered two feet from a foul smelling toilet with no separation.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    05 Apr 2019
    Overall the facility is pretty clean. The bunks have curtains, two outlets, and very large lockers. The dorms have a sink in them and then shared hall toilets/showers. The hostel is a relatively far walk from most of the sights you'd want to see, but it's pretty close to public transport. My only complaint is that while the bathrooms looked relatively clean, the smell was unbearable, never went away, and got worse when showering. Because of this I wouldn't stay at this hostel very long.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    09 Apr 2019
    The pictures are deceiving! And so is the high rating. The hostel was FULL of kids under 18 all slamming doors and screaming in the halls. The main doors by the stairways all slam super loud. And it’s right by a busy park. My room didn’t have all the curtains so the lights poured in all night. And the beds were terribly uncomfortable. Super thin and on top of metal frames. The bfast was nice but everything else looked like it was way outdated and in need or replacing. And the location is boring
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 4.6


    14 Apr 2019
    Cheap and good quality but very dry air(I couldn't sleep) Also there was no pillow in my bed and I asked twice to give one however nobody came even if they promised me that they will come to room to give one in ten minutes!!!! I slept without pillow Hahahaha Actually I couldn't sleep! No pillow and too dry air! I felt like my nose and skin is burning
    South Korea, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table


  • 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'.