Bed only hotel. Spiral stairs to 6 or 7 floors, me and my guests were placed between 4 and 5 which left my legs burning getting up there, so made sure I needed everything before I left. I had a single room, which had a sink and broken mirror and plastic towel rail that kept falling off the wall. Towels were threadbare and looked like jumble items or stuff you would have replaced at home years ago. Mattress was made of sponge and fine if you like lying on your back but almost snapped you in half if you like to sleep on your front. Plastic wood effect lino floor had holes in it and was stained in parts. I had roaches in my room, not noticed until the last day. Don't slide the wardrobe door too quickly or the whole assembly will collapse, like old home built MFI crap. Had a nice view of the street but the room was hot with windows closed but too much traffic noise below to sleep with windows open. Does not get quiet until about 4am on a weekend. Walls paper thin so if hotel full you will hear everyone and everything at least floor above and below. Double room my other guests had, looked out over a narrow alley, had a shower and sink but had to go down one floor for toilet which was not well stocked with paper. I was happy to sleep on my bed and did not get bed bug activity but my guests felt they would rather sleep on the floor than on the bed they had as the bed cover did not smell too fresh. A maid did make the beds and take out the rubbish in the mornings but don't expect fresh towels. There is no breakfast facility at the hotel, the Salon and bar have long since gone to ruin and is just a store room now. There seems to be a couple of good hotels called Hotel Des Artes, don't be confused. If you want cheap and happy to put up with the above, suitably anebriated then this will work for you. You won't get to check in before 3pm so don't bother disturbing them. They don't speak anything but French and they sometimes leave a kid behind the counter who seems to not even able to understand that. Don't expect anything from reception staff, just your key and to pay your bill. I don't know how some sites give this a star and call it a hotel. This is a hostel and not that great an example of one. Location is just south of Montmartre district but close enough not to worry about that and has a chemist, supermarket, good cafe etc a stone throw away. Easily walkable from Gare du Nord, don't know why you get told to go on metro to Cadet, just not worth the hassle. It was an easy walk to Sacre Coer from the hotel and to Moulin Rouge.
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