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Absolute Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1, rue de la Fontaine au Roi, 75011 Paris, France (République)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Hostel is located in a nice zone of Paris not near the main attractions but it's 3 blocks away from the Republique Metropolitan station so it's easy to get from almost every part of the City. I've stayed there in a room of 4 for 5 days. The room, like almost every hostel, are just big enough to live... More

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed in the Absolute Hotel/Hostel for two nights. It's in a great location near Place de la Republique, which has a metro station beneath the square. Although cramped, Absolute serves its purpose well. I stayed in a six person room facing the street. We could hear other guests through the thin walls, but the street noise did not hinder... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok things about this place; the rooms were neat with nice shower and the location. The rest was not that awesome. Bunkbed is bad; when the other person moves the whole bed moves and the mattress is thin. Also on a very busy street. If you need your sleep this is not a good hostel. People aren't the open type... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

The rooms are tiny, the beds are stingy, and the shower is terrible. Some friends and I stayed here because it was a last minute booking and we didn't have the greatest experience. The bunk beds have no side rails and one cannot sit on them without touching the roof. There also is no luggage room, just a very tinny... More

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Myvatn, Iceland
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We stayed 4 nights in Paris at this Hostel and it was very good. The rooms are very small but we had good roommates so it was fine.      The hostel was clean and the breakfast is good. There is also a kitchen so it is possible to cook and keep your own food if you choose to do... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights in the hostel and it was just as we expected it would be. We stayed in a mixed dorm of 4 people (and there were 2 of us). The bunk beds are very creaky and so every time you move or turn over the bed moves and can wake the people above/below you up which... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Good location, clean accommodation with free small valuables lockers. Rooms are small but all the bathrooms recently modernised and v clean. The public areas are a bit scruffy but overall it is fine, with good wifi and friendly helpful staff, great breakfast included. Only negative was bunks are low and rooms are small so can get cramped even with only... More

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Although the room was really small, ventilation in the shower room not the best and bed slightly squeaky, the location of the hostel and the price-value rate is worth it for sure. Breakfast very basic (cereal,croissant, juice, coffee or baguette with jam/butter). Safe lockers. City maps provided. Very poor wifi, which was probably most disappointing thing during the stay (though... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

What this hotel has going for it is location. Very close to Republique which has lots of great metro connections and walkable to Bastille, the Pompidou, bars and restaurants in Oberkampf etc. However don't come here to meet people. The only real common area is a basement kitchen and nobody really 'hangs out' there. Further, I had a few issues... More

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Aitkin, Minnesota
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I stayed at this hostel three times over the course of one week as a stopping point between travels to London and back and just a two-day trip of sightseeing in Paris. The first two times I stayed in a six-bed mixed room, the second time in a four-person mixed. This is by no means a four star hotel experience,... More

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Address: 1, rue de la Fontaine au Roi, 75011 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > République
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Absolute Hotel 2*
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Small, five story hotel set in building circa 1900; Parisian ambience and multilingual staff; located in the heart of the city. ... more   less 
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