This is NOT a hostel. It is the apartment of a dude named Sam.
We arrived at the address expecting to find some sort of sign saying 'youth hostel.' Instead we spent 15 minutes walking up and down the street searching and asking neighbors residents in French if they knew if there was a youth hostel nearby (they didn't). Eventually we found a row of buzzers in a doorway with 'London Connection' label next to one of the buttons. We pressed it and were let in. We walked up the stairs and arrived at the door where we were greeted by the owner, Sam, who was still in his pyjamas still eating breakfast. He told us we were early (it was around 11am) and should leave our bags here and come back to the 'hostel' later. I say 'hostel' in quotation marks because it was clearly just his apartment.
To be honest the whole place felt dodgey from the moment we walked in. Sam seemed like an ok guy but was adamant that we pay in cash and was paranoid about noise. He insisted that we take of our shoes when entering and even had a special cupboard where everyone was to place their shoes.
The facilites themselves were what one would expect with a bunch of people crammed into an apartment. There was no common room or area to chill out in and there was no internet access. If you are in desperate search of accommodation and then the London Connection will do ok for a night, but I would highly recommend looking elsewhere first, namely the Vertigo hostel in the Vieux-Port area. That place has been refurbished, has clean rooms, a large common room and kitchen with utensils, free breakfast, internet access, a great location, and unlike Sam's apartment, is actually a hostel!
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