It is conveniently located, just across the street from the metro station which I used a lot during my stay in Paris. A few yards from Bastille square and all the attraction in the area. The area was safe, and well lit. During my six nights stay, I had a single room for 4-nights, which was located on the back of the building; it was fairly quite. The rest of my stay was in a double room (a family member moved in) which was to the street; it was a bit noisy, but a set of ear plugs did the trick.
The internet was OK, you have to ask for the security password and they will give it to you. It was a bit week connection, but I was able to skype with my husband every night. The internet connection will get weak if another person in the room tries to log on at the same time.
Staff were fairly helpful, and spoke english fair (They didn't mind switching from French to English). They like to track who is in the room after midnight to avoid unauthorized guests to stay without pay. Be prepared to leave your key at the reception desk, even if you are going to starbucks across the street for a few minutes.
Bedding were exceptionally clean and smelled good.
Bathrooms were OK, very basic with a reasonable flow of hot water.
I would have liked to see a second outlet besides the one that is used for the TV. Rooms are very small, but so as many places in Paris. If you are looking for a hotel room in Paris that clean, but basic, and your goal is to sleep and shower at a reasonable priced in a convent location, this hotel will meet this criteria. Just make sure you are getting the prices that they advertise for on their website.
Finally, be prepared to climb a lot of stairs to get to your room, but so as many old buildings in Paris. Enjoy your stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- L'hotel Central Bastille est un hotel economique et simple situé dans une rue animée juste à côté de la place de la Bastille, dans le centre de Paris. Les chambres sont équipées d'une salle de bains privative et d'une télévision à écran plat et Wifi. L'hôtel est entouré de cafés et de restaurants. De plus, l'opéra Bastille, la place des Vosges et le Marais sont tous accessibles à pied. La station de métro Bastille se trouve à seulement une minute à pied. ... more less
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