Even for ibis standards this is an average hotel. The main issues are the very basic rooms, the awkwardly shaped bathroom (depending on which room you get, there might not be any leg room when you are using the toilet), the small TVs, no kettles in the rooms and not user -friendly wifi.
The rooms are clean but the area outside the entrance of the hotel is used as a smoking area (not good first impression) and there is rubbish (including used condoms) on the top of the canopy over the entrance (obviously thrown out from the windows).
There are quite a few positives as well though. This is amongst the cheapest chain budget hotels in this part of Paris. The location is very convenient, only a 5' walk from a choice of three metro stations (Louis Blanc, Jaures, Colonel Fabien) with excellent connection to the network and easy access to Gare du Nord.
Even better is the access to the St Martin canal, literally around the corner, which is ideal for an afternoon/evening stroll and for dining with its wonderful bistros and restaurants. We had two of our five meals in Paris in this area!More