St Christopher’s Canal Hostel

Paris Hostel

St Christopher’s Canal Hostel

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At St Christopher's Canal Hostel we've backpacked ourselves to within an inch of exhaustion to make this the benchmark for a new generation of hostels - so when you stay with us, be prepared for the time of your life. You’ll find this St Christopher’s Paris Hostel in the most modern, vibrant and rejuvenated neighbourhood in Paris – the 19th District. The area is a hotspot for great nights out and romance along the scenic canals - featured in Amélie.

Our brand new, purpose built hostel is right next to the Bassin de la Villette – connecting the River Seine to the famous Canal St-Martin. It’s also one of the best connected Backpacker bases in the French capital, with three Metro lines and the Gar du Nord nearby!

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The best party Hostel in central, you’ll find St Christopher's Canal in the most modern, vibrant and rejuvenated neighbourhood in the city – the 19th District.

The area is a hotspot for great nights out and romance along the scenic canals featured in the film Amélie.

Our brand new, purpose built Paris Hostel is right next to the Bassin de la Villette – connecting the River Seine to the famous Canal St-Martin. It’s also one of the most well connected Backpacker bases in the French capital, with three Metro lines nearby!

You can reach the best backpacker hostel in Paris in 10 minutes from the Eurostar terminus as Gare du Nord.

When you’re settled into one of our great rooms, it’s just as easy to head out again and see all the top attractions. We guarantee there are no other Paris hostels like this. We've backpacked ourselves to within an inch of exhaustion to make this the benchmark for a new generation of hostels - so when you stay with us, be prepared for the time of your life. We've got live music, a great Belushi's Bar, free internet access, a soundproof nightclub in the basement, a sauna and of course, the beautiful backdrop used in the fantastic film Amélie.

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Hostel facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Fresh Bed Linen
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Towels Included in the Female Only Oasis
  • Beds Made Before Arrival
  • Common Room
  • Function Room
  • Lift / Elevator
  • Cyber Café
  • Bicycle Hire and Tours
  • Walking Tours
  • Pub Crawls
  • Inductions to Paris
  • Day Trips to Versailles or Giverny
  • Bar, Restaurant and Nightclub on site
  • 24-hour Reception
  • Swipe Cards Acces Hostel & Rooms
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Secure Luggage Storage
  • Travel & Tour Information Desk
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Useful information

City: Paris
Country: France
Address: 159 rue de Crimée, 75019, Paris, France
Phone 1: +33 (0)140 343 440

How to arrive

From Gare du Nord

Catch line 5 toward Bobigny-Pablo-Picasso. Get off at Laumiere station, come out of Exit 1, walk straight on for 300m until you come to a cross roads. Turn left and walk for 3 minutes until you cross a bridge over the canal. Here you will find St Christopher's Paris hostel and Belushi's late night bar.

From Gare de l'Est

Catch line 7 towards La Courneuve and get off at Crimée. Follow rue de Crimée towards the canal for 150 meters and you’ll find us.

From Gare de Lyon

Catch line 1 toward Château de Vincennes and get off at Bastille station. Catch line 5 towards Bobigny-Pablo-Picasso and get off at Laumiere station. Come out of Exit 1, walk straight on for 300m until you come to a cross roads. Turn left and walk for 3 minutes until you cross a bridge over the canal. Look out for the huge St Christopher's hostel in Paris and the Belushi's bar.

From Gare Montparnasse

Catch line 4 towards Porte de Clignancourt and get off at Gare de l’Est. Catch line 7 towards La Courneuve, and get off at Crimée. Follow rue de Crimée towards the canal for 150 meters and you’ll find us.

From Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport

Catch the RER B toward Saint Remy les Chevreuses and get off at Gare du Nord Station. Catch line 5 towards Bobigny-Pablo-Picasso and get off at Laumiere station, come out of Exit 1, walk straight on for 300m until you come to a cross roads. Turn left and walk for 3 minutes until you cross a bridge over the canal.

From Orly Airport

Catch the Orlyval train shuttle and then connect on RER B towards Paris. Get off at Gare du Nord and then catch line 5 toward Bobigny-Pablo-Picasso. Get off at Laumiere station, come out of Exit 1, walk straight on for 300m until you come to a cross roads. Turn left and walk for 3 minutes until you cross a bridge over the canal.

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Reviews of St Christopher’s Canal Hostel

100% 23 January 2017
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Best hostel ever great music great customer service very very clean wicked club a very good Dj that gets the crowd jumping best place ever !!!!

80% 13 October 2014
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Nice bar downstairs with drink deals. I liked the location of the hostel. Staff could be friendlier

100% 23 June 2014
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The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the staff are very helpful with organizing your sightseeing and offering suggestions. The bar downstairs and especially open mic night was great

100% 09 December 2013
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I loved this hostel. The staff was so friendly and helpful and took good care of you at all times. I'll definitly be back!

100% 25 November 2013
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Best hostel ever.

100% 25 November 2013
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Best hostel ever.

100% 09 July 2012
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It was fantastic. Great place, great bar. Only problem was the location wasn't the best, but hey, you get what you pay for. Also, the bar closes very early, around 1am. Kitchen even earlier at 11pm. But overall, great place with great atmosphere and clean rooms.

100% 03 May 2012
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Clean place, friendly and helpful staff, beds with huge spaces for luggage underneath them (just bring your padlock)plus lots of other details that make your stay comfortable! Loved it!

100% 18 February 2012
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Great!

60% 06 September 2011
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Comfortable beds, some of the staff were friendly, internet access.

80% 08 August 2011
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Source Europe's Famous Hostels

Very clean. Drapes for each individiual bed were a nice touch. A little annoying that they try to nickel and dime you for every possible thing you could want though (linnens, towels, internet [super expensive]). All and all not a bad place, social, and easy metro access to anywhere you´d want to go.

100% 06 May 2011
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i loved the rooms so much space your own private sleeping area and big locker under the beds also the hostel is very clean

100% 18 March 2011
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This hostel was absolutely fantastic. It is very close to a number of metro stops on different lines, so it's super easy to get into the heart of Paris. The attached restaurant and bar is nice if you want to grab a bite to eat right away. The rooms were VERY clean, as well as the bathrooms. The curtains on each bunk are wonderful, and I think every other hostel should take note. I was also very happy that myself and 3 friends were all automatically placed in the same 6 person room; a lot of hostels say they cannot guarantee that, but St. Christopher's makes SURE you are all together. Will definitely be back again soon!

100% 14 February 2011
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Beds had individual lights and curtains fully blocked the room, lockers in the rooms and in reception, comfortable bar downstairs for drinks and/or dinner. Staff very helpful with local knowledge.

100% 25 December 2010
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The best hostel i've ever been in. Amazing rooms, bar and the people is very friendly. I'm coming back for sure.

100% 30 October 2010
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Best hostel I've ever stayed at! Everything is just great about it! The staff is very helpful and always smiling :) The only complaint I have is that they didn't play "Ladies Night" at Ladies night.. that was a bit disappointing, but except that, it was freakin' awesome!

80% 14 August 2010
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Source Europe's Famous Hostels

Staff where amazing and very helpful, rooms where extremely stuffy and hot especially at night time would come back, great hostel

80% 04 July 2010
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Source Europe's Famous Hostels

St. Christopher's was definitely the most modern hostel we stayed in. It was easily accessible by the metro (public transit was amazing in Paris). The coffee in the internet cafe was great, but the free breakfast wasn't the best (baguettes and cereal). Each bed came with its own curtain, which was a cool little twist, and the bathroom facilities were decent. The staff were friendly and helpful for the most part. Good experience!

80% 09 June 2010
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i loved it! mainly because i met heaps of other aussie's there and everybody was so easy going and helpful

100% 17 May 2010
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Great hostel very clean secure and fun !!!!!

100% 25 July 2009
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the best Hostel, i ever seen !!!!Staff very helpfull

100% 30 September 2017
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Source Hostelworld

My sta esa amazing. People/staff are great. Pautado gave me all the information I asked for. Very recommendable!!!

92% 28 September 2017
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Positive: Staff very friendly on arrival at check in as well as the bar staff. The burger and wraps I ate from the menu were a lot better than I expected....

100% 22 September 2017
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Positive: Loved the staff working there. They all look like they really enjoy their job. The place has the coolest vibe and all the people I met there were...

100% 18 September 2017
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Positive: The most was all the staff they was amazing from the beginning and I would like to notice the all of them are nice and great team! The bar and food...

90% 15 September 2017
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Source Hostelworld

Great, clean, safe hostel, but definitely a tourist hostel. There is no common room to hang out in, only a bar/restaurant (with mostly American-style food)...

90% 11 September 2017
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I had a very pleasant stay here. The location may not be the closest to the city centre, but there are at least two metro stations nearby which are a few...

97% 06 September 2017
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Great place, fun bar, awesome staff, very clean. No complaints!

100% 03 September 2017
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Source Google

Very nice hostel, staff friendly and welcoming

100% 30 August 2017
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I stayed here on my own for 3 nights, Instantly felt like it was going to be a good stay even before I got to the rooms. And it was, the staff Naudy and...

100% 25 August 2017
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It's been a while since I've stayed in a hostel that get's everything so right. I booked a 6 bed dorm with ensuite, and was happy to discover the room was on...

94% 20 August 2017
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Staff were lovely, and the other travellers there were extremely friendly. I felt safe, and was very happy with the hostel in general, especially considering...

100% 13 August 2017
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I recommend this place! So clean and helpful! I will coming back to this place for sure in the future! Thank you so much

100% 06 August 2017
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Source Google

Great place to party on the weekend, cool location. Staff was understanding and helpful. I would go again.

100% 02 August 2017
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Positive: The Room was big and really well equipped. The staff is really Nice and The bar and ambiance as well. I'm travelling a lot and this is The best...

94% 01 August 2017
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This hostel was wonderful, the social aspect of it was really fun. I found out about the club at 2 am the last night so I wished I would've have known about...

100% 23 July 2017
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I stayed @ this hostel last summer during the 2016 Euro.....It was a nice hostel, my luggage was delayed in my flight due to the tornado storm when I started...

100% 15 July 2017
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Overall, this hostel was amazing! The rooms were super clean, the staff was very friendly, and the location was fantastic. It was close to the Metro so you...

94% 10 July 2017
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Loved how each bed had a curtain, offering as much privacy as possible. Staff was friendly and super helpful. Would definitely recommend to others.

90% 07 July 2017
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Our stay at St. Christopher's was great! The only part that I would say needed to be updated were the charging ports by the beds. (A USB port would be nice....

100% 02 July 2017
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Source Google

Very nice and clean inn

86% 30 June 2017
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Nice location on the canal, only a few minutes walk from the metro, good bar downstairs. Clean and the staff were helpful

92% 17 June 2017
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Positive: Location was fantastic as I walked around a lot I realised how good it actually was in the atea as well as metro location The bar food at the pub...

97% 13 June 2017
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Source Hostelworld

The staff is so friendly, and the amenities were awesome!!! The bedrooms were some of the best shared rooms I've seen in my travels. Highly recommended.

90% 07 June 2017
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Location is in a safe neighborhood (not sure about after dark) and is by the canal! Not far from central Paris on the 7th line metro. Staff are very kind and...

80% 04 June 2017
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Source Google

Staff was friendly, bathrooms were very clean, and location is great. Very close to two metro stops, so that makes it really easy to get just about anywhere...

94% 31 May 2017
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Source Hostelworld

Second stay at St Christopher's Inn Canal Paris and it was great again!

100% 26 May 2017
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Was great thanks!

100% 23 May 2017
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This is what Aa hostel should be rooms are very quite and clean bar is great. Kitchen closes at 2300 great location. Keep your passport close as always

100% 15 May 2017
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Positive: Amazing hostel, very cool place, comfortable and clean. Nice team. Good for lonely travelers! Great for meeting people. Negative: Elevator was...

100% 09 May 2017
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Source Hostelworld

Very friendly fun place good location to see main site of paris well worth it.

97% 26 April 2017
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Love this place, by far the best hostel out there in my eyes. Staff are welcoming and make you feel at home. Best place to stay and to meet like minded...

100% 21 April 2017
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This is one of my favorite hostels, it was extremely clean, had a lively, fun atmosphere, a bar and a club, helpful and welcoming employees. I loved my room...

89% 19 April 2017
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The staff is very friendly and good in English and I loved the breakfast. It's close to one of the largest parks in Paris and only five minutes walk to the...

92% 27 March 2017
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Positive: I stayed in a 12 bed mixed dorms. I really appreciated the little curtains on each bed which allows to have a bit of privacy. Each bed has his own...

100% 26 March 2017
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Source Google

Very clean place. They have a bar that offer shooter for one euro !!!

100% 20 March 2017
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After almost three years of continuous backpacker-style travel, it's safe to say I've seen some very good and hideously bad hostels. SCI (Gare du Nord) would...

100% 07 February 2017
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Stayed at this hotel and visited the other location in Paris...had a great stay here! Loved the curtains on the bed, and the lockable storage bins for your...

92% 05 February 2017
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Positive: The building is an interesting piece of contemporary architecture. The location is very good. Although it is a but far from the centre there is a...

97% 31 January 2017
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Best Hostel I've stayed in yet! 24hr desk. Bar and restaurant right next to check in desk, with awesome deals for hostel guests. It's super easy to find...

100% 16 January 2017
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Source Hostelworld

Very good location and nice staff,I just stay one day there but was still impressed by the good hostel,comfort bed and enough space for everyone,it gonna be...

100% 25 December 2016
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It was fun and exciting. Also a good place to meet new people.

89% 15 December 2016
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Great place to stay. Staff are really helpful and friendly. The dorms have very private beds so eevn staying inarge rooms you rarely notice anyone around....

90% 25 November 2016
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I loved staying here! I've never stayed in a hostel before and this was a great first experience. I walked in with a lot of worries and they were all put at...

100% 13 November 2016
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The best Inn in Paris. The location is strategic, which is only 200 metres from metro station. This hotel also provide good breakfast for free. You also can...

100% 31 October 2016
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Great place to stay, friendly staff and excellent location. Definitely going to come back soon! Keep it up !

97% 14 October 2016
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This was my best hostel experience yet. I genuinely can't think of any criticism, except maybe the fact that there was no free breakfast. There are plenty of...

96% 24 September 2016
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Positive: comfy bed. free breakfast is very nice.

97% 06 September 2016
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I had a great time at St. Christopher's, and it now feels like a home away from home. During my stay, I found the staff extremely helpful and friendly, and...

100% 19 August 2016
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Would DEFINITELY stay again!

97% 04 August 2016
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Amazing stay, so close to all the metro links. Staff are nice and friendly and help you out with everything. The view from the terrace is absolutely...

100% 21 July 2016
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Great hostel! Great facilities and met some amazing people!

94% 07 July 2016
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Source Hostelworld

Great place. Right on canal. Brewery right across the canal for great beer and food. Breakfast a bit grim, but you can order breakfast stuff like egg...

100% 04 July 2016
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Source Google

Not expensive at all, breakfast is included, great locker space for bags, bar downstairs is always packed

100% 18 June 2016
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I will stay here again when i'm in Paris! Great neighborhood, very clean, and great staff! The happy hour specials are so good. They even have a club in the...

92% 06 June 2016
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Positive: Great hostel, with really friendly staff. Had great facilities for the price. Perfect location for exploring Paris, near to major rail stations and...

90% 29 May 2016
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We really enjoyed our stay at this hostel. The location is a little far away from central paris but there's a metro close by. The room had a lot of space...

100% 14 May 2016
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Very clean and nice! I would definitely stay in this hostel again!

100% 03 May 2016
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Absolutely wonderful, from location, to staff, to cleanliness. You get free breakfast, and activities within the week. It's great!

94% 24 April 2016
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Excellent place to live. Nice atmosphere and wonderful staff. This was my first trip and I am already a fan of St Christopher hostels.

100% 09 April 2016
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Great place with the best view near canals... very recommended!

100% 31 March 2016
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Positive: The service at the desk was great, i love the idea of these hostels all across europe, i think they should be worldwide!!.

100% 29 March 2016
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Positive: Чистые душевые кабины, удобные кровати, классный персонал. Negative: Карточка для двери не всегда срабатывала

83% 29 March 2016
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Positive: Breakfast was awesome. Also the rooms were big.

92% 28 March 2016
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Positive: The hostel exceeded my expectations. The room was spacious, free flow breakfast, there's a lounge, 10 mins walk to the metro. All in all it was...

92% 28 March 2016
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Positive: Clean and comfy beds. Negative: Shared bathrooms

83% 25 March 2016
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Positive: +++++ beds had everything you could want, individual power sockets, night light, curtains. +++++ free breakfast +++++ there were 3 computers to use...

92% 24 March 2016
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Positive: Clean room. Nice restaurant. Brice at reception was great with best train line advice & getting to airport.

79% 24 March 2016
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Positive: Fiyat/performans hosteli. Paris için gayet uygun. Negative: Çek-in ve out saatleri konusunda gereğinden fazla hassas ve dakikler :)

75% 22 March 2016
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Positive: Cheap, velib bicycles right across the street. Nice building. Negative: Towels and soap not included, but possible to borrow for 2eur.

71% 22 March 2016
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Positive: There were no croissants!!. Negative: breakfast was a bit of a free for all and I'm not sure that general passers by weren't just popping in to...

83% 22 March 2016
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Liked: Service, atmosphere. Disliked: Bathrooms cleanlinesa was quite ignored.

60% 21 March 2016
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Nice

92% 20 March 2016
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Positive: Stayed 2 nights in March, in a 12 beds room (4th floor). Room, and toilets were absolutely clean, reception went quick and smooth. Location isn't...

100% 20 March 2016
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Positive: Everything in a single place.

92% 17 March 2016
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Positive: big rooms with a curtain around each bed so you can have a little bit of intimacy, clean showers, nice staff, good location, very good breakfast...

88% 17 March 2016
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Positive: The room was warm and cozy. Negative: The shower was awful. Too small and didn't let out enough water

92% 16 March 2016
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Positive: Great value of money and it is simply the best.

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