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St Christopher's Canal Paris
Ranked #5 of 166 Specialty Lodging in Paris
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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Ehh, it was ok.”
Reviewed December 18, 2011

I stayed here in 2009 but am just now doing a review. It was close to the subway, a laundry facility, and some cheap places to eat. The staff was beyond rude to me. The elevator never worked while I was there and I had to take my stuff up like six floors or something. The food was horrible that they sold. Wifi only worked on the ground floor. So had to take laptop downstairs and then take it back up before going out. I did like the beds, nice and the curtain was great. Very large bins you can lock your stuff in.
Tip: I kept a large safety pin to use for my keys and at night I would pin them to the inside of my curtain so they wouldn't get lost or stolen. I have had problems with theft in some hostels.

Room Tip: Ask for a room close to ground floor. In case elevator is out still.
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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed December 11, 2011

Its a very nice hostel with complete facility, however I found that the staff are not the nicest people in the world, less hospitality and warmth. I got problem where the socket and the lamp in my bed is not working, I asked the reception in the morning but in the evening when I got back its still not working and when I asked the reception guy (different guy) I have to wait until tomorrow to change the bed, they don't really give solution for me because the next day I will check out. With the price, I expect better service.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed December 9, 2011

boys and girls, this is the place you need to stay. 6th floor. Romantic view on the channel. Great and friendly staff, party atmosphere, clean, lockers, safe, close to city center by public transport. Dont miss this place!

Room Tip: 6th floor private rooms. Channel view with terrace.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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England
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Reviewed December 5, 2011

A decent enough hostel. The rooms and bathrooms are clean and spacious. I particularly liked the curtains on the bunkbeds. Lockable storage and sockets by each bed. The bar is good and breakfast is not bad for a freebie. Our dorm had a really nice view of the canal. The only downside is that the immediate area was a little dodgy. I didn't like walking around alone at night, and some of the local men come into the bar at night and sleaze all over the girls. Though I'd say the security inside the sleeping area is good, everything is keycard access. It is convenient for the metro though, just a few minutes walk and you can access the city centre. Montmatre is just about walkable, not in high heels though as I found out! Overall I would stay there again, but be careful at night, or take some mace spray.

Room Tip: Try to get a lower floor, the lift is sooooooo slow.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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Reviewed December 3, 2011

This hostel certainly lives up to its claim as a purpose-built hostel.
Unique features: each bunk had a curtain which afforded privacy, as well as a huge metal bin for luggage which stows away under the lower bunk. Bring your own lock.
Toilets and showers were located outside the rooms, and were more than adequate and spick and span.
My rooms (at both ends of the 1st floor) were slighty musty though.
Hostel is not located along the main road, but within walking distance of metro stations. Directions at website and google streetview should be of help.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

We stayed for two nights in the St Christophers hostel in October 2011 and found it a perfectly acceptable budget stay in Paris. Whilst not very central, the hostel was close to a couple of metro stations and was located in a quiet corner of the city. The hostel is quite popular with backpackers and so brings a lot of that type of fun atmosphere with it. Our room was simple but clean and comfortable and was fine for a short stay in the city. We would happily stay in this hostel again and is fine for a base to explore the city.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 26, 2011

Stayed here for a few days, and overall really enjoyed the experience. Although the location isn't perfect, it is close (10 minutes walk) to a metro stop and Gare du Nord and the hostel itself feels safe and friendly. Only criticism is that it can get quite noisy at night as most of the guests are student-age and tend to stay up late in the bar, and the surrounding streets are always busy but if you want somewhere that won't break the bank and have a comfortable base in Paris, this is for you. Didn't try dorms but the twin room was a good size with a bathroom right next door.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: St Christopher's Canal Paris
Address: 159 Rue Crimee | 68-74 Quai de la Seine, 75019 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > La Villette
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 166 Specialty Lodging in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — St Christopher's Canal Paris 2*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A multi-award winning hostel only three stops away from the Gare du Nord Eurostar station with a waterfront terrace overlooking the Canal St Martin with modern pod beds and FREE WiFi. We offer a variety of rooms including female only dorms and private rooms and every room includes heating, electronic key security, secure locker storage, private or shared bathrooms and modern hostel POD beds with curtains for extra privacy as well as comfort. ... more   less 
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