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Friend's Hostel

122 Boulevard de la Chapelle | 18th Arr., 75018 Paris, France
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Considering the price, it's quite good. They have a nicecommon area outside and it's conveniently located across from the metro. It's close to gare du nord, so its ideal when backpacking. and the sacre coeur is nearby, which is nice. There are several grocery stores and fast food places nearby. The neighbourhood isnt the best but you don't notice that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at Friends hostel last night and the first thing we found was a Diarhea covered toilet seat. When confronting the hostel manager, he told us 'No its fine there are other toilets on your level' which wasn't the point. Our linen was dirty, our pillows were smelly and heavy blanket felt like it had lots of bugs. Don't... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made the reservation in advance for four people. Communicated later that only two will come and although I cancel the reservation by email a day before for the other two I was still charged for on night for four as a no show. They did not respond to my last to emails and charged me for the room although I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are many many bedbugs in the hostel! Do NOT go there, you will regret! Beds are very uncomfortable as you sleep with 3 persons in a bunk bed. We only had 1 plug for the room (7 persons). If there would be no bed bugs, i would have liked the hostel: Location is ok, right across metro station that... More 

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I was stayed at Friends hostel in Paris between 01.06.2015- 02.06.2015. However i paid for 3 nights. From 01.06.2015- until -> 03.06.2015. The shared room's bill was 17 euros per night. Before not paying my shared room's bill i discussed with the receptionist in the afternoon that if i purchase my flight ticket earlier i will take back my 3'rd... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The hostel is the epitome of hell. it is the dingiest most disgusting place I have ever had the the experience of visiting. I must be honest, upon arrival I did not expect too much after being nearly pick pocketed basically outside its front door and seeing the scale of the dire graffiti on the interior walls of this sham... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I can't lie the beds were not very clean, but just ask for new sheets and they give them to you without a bother. Our room's lock didn't work, so we had to push one of the bunk beds up against, it, I guess it's all part of the experience though. The hostel is just small enough so that you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Really cheap and in a very dodgy part of Paris where I as a big lad felt very unsafe to be honest but as I was with another big guy was ok. If you need a cheap place to crash like we did an your a group of guys then this is perfect you will be fine!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

For me, this was a good hostel because it was cheap and I was only staying for one night. I did not spend any time here other than to sleep, which was a good thing. The staff seemed to have no idea what was going on, there is only one key to each room (which made me feel quite unsettled),... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was on a road-trip through Europe with a couple of friends. We were travelling by car all night and went straight to the hostel. Needless to say it was in the middle of awful surroundings full of suspicious looking people, there was absolutely no view except for the undergoing repairs all around. Then we got to the good part.... More 

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