L'Auberge internationale des jeunes is not the best hostel in town. It's not the most fun, or a party place. But it is a good, clean (rooms are cleaned EVERY day), and very affordable hostel right in the heart of the Bastille neighborhood, with all of its cool bars, boutiques, and restaurants.
The location is great; 2 minutes away from a métro station. It's within walking distance to the Gare de Lyon, Île de la Cité, Île St-Louis, Place de la Bastille, Place des Vosges, etc. All the fun bars from around the rue Oberkampf area are only a few minutes away by subway. Every tourist attraction you want to visit is only a few minutes away via public transportation.
It's a bit difficult to meet people at this hostel, for the common room is fairly small and can only accommodate a small number of guests. Also, with the wifi only working between during the afternoon and the evening, that means that you cannot use the internet to plan your day in the morning. There is a lock-out between 11:00am and 3:00pm, which can be a drag if it's raining outside.
But overall, this hostel offers very good value. And the money you save here, you can spend elsewhere, on better things! =)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A youth hostel in the center of Paris. During your visit in Paris, you will certainly be looking for a nice and comfortable place to stay. Our hostel represents the best alternative for young travellers, as it combines an excellent location, a good quality lodging (clean, safe and nice) and the most competitive prices in the City of Lights (recommended by Lonely Planet). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Auberge Internationale Des Jeunes Hotel Paris