I have use this place for the past 13 years for my single travels to Paris when i do not want to spend 150/180 Euros for lodging, need silence for sleeping and a immediate access to public transportation.
First the skinny:
. 36 Euros per person, 60 for double for an ultra simple room: beds (two small), table and chairs, telephone and simple sink in the room, one common shower and bathroom per floor (4 or 6 rooms per floor)
Elevators to the rooms, no television, windows do not overlook the city as a previous traveler mentioned but, yes, a (simple) garden surrounding by neighboring apartment buildings. It is exceptionally silent, a real "tour de force"for such a bustling city and 3 minutes out of the Champs Elysee.
Extra: breakfast is included and all you can eat bread (fresh and delicious), butter, jam and coffee. There is no more dinner available.
.8 Euros per person for an annual membership, and 2 Euros for the telephone per stay per month, plus call cost.
.There are restrictions for the reception: 9h/12h morning and 14h/18h for the afternoon. NO RECEPTION DURING THE WEEK END.
.Minimum stay: 5 days (3 days for locals)
You will find more at:http://maison-eymard.fr/maison/anglais2013.pdf
Transportation, from the airport and local:
Coming from Charles de Gaulle airport, you take the Air France bus (around18 Euros return fee and probably 50 Euros with a taxi) directly to the Arc de triomphe, a 6/7 minutes walking distance to the Maison Eymard.
When in Paris, use the subway station 3 minutes away on the Champs elysee (This is "ligne 1" the one that crosses the entire city from East to West), or much better the buse ( travel to your destination with the best view of Paris for the price of a bus ticket) stops all around Avenue de Friedland. If you do not have a map of the bus routes, go to any subway station and ask for a bus map, it is free and buy a set of 10 tickets for bus and subway for 13 Euros (I think).
Second: My impression
This is not at all a place for a luxurious stay, almost monastic. But for what it has to offer, I bet no hostel and, even more so, no hotel can give so much for so little in the dead center of the city. The reception manager is very friendly, and will be happy to help if needed.
Use it as a "strategic" base if you are not concerned about simple accommodations, you wont regret it. The hotels with (real) garden in Paris are rare and horribly expensive.
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