I stayed here in March 2008 with my sister for 4 days and we had an incredible time. We paid 24 Euros per person per night for the room. This trip with her was my first time staying in a hostel and I was a little bit nervous, but it was a wonderful experience! The hostel is brand new and very very clean and safe. There are card swipes to get into the rooms and they also have girls only floors, for those of us who only want to travel and don't want to deal with the men :) The beds were clean and comfortable with a curtain that pulled across both the top and bottom bunks for privacy. Each bed had its own electrical socket (great for charging your phone while you sleep) and reading light. There are 2 lockers under each bed so you can lock your stuff up when you're not there.
Breakfast was pretty basic...bread, cornflakes, coffee but there are plenty of bakeries in Paris if you want something else. The location was great...just a few minutes walk from the Metro. The bar downstairs was also nice...you got 10% off everything if you were staying there so it was a great and inexpensive option for food and drink. I brought ear plugs with me so I don't know if the bar got too loud for anyone else to sleep but I had no problems sleeping with my earplugs in!
The bathrooms were clean and reminded me of the dorms in college with several shower stalls and toilets and many sinks. Electrical sockets were scarce so drying your hair can be interesting...bring a small mirror and you can dry your hair in your bunk. There was a hot water problem one day we were there but it seemed to have resolved itself and wasn't really that much of an issue.
Overall, it was way better than I expected. I've stayed at another St. Christopher's in Greenwich London since my Paris trip and, while it was a good experience, it definitely wasn't as nice as their Paris location. I would definitely stay here again!
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, Cancelon, Hotwire, HotelQuickly and TripOnline SA so you can book your St Christopher's Canal Paris reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- St Christopher`s Paris Hotel Paris