I'll start with the positive...the location! Close to the Seine, Notre Dame and many shops/cafes.
I understand that Paris is expensive, however, at 29 euro a night this hostel is terrible. My friend and i first arrived at the Louvre BVJ to find that though she had booked and even been in email correspondence with them, there was no booking for us. They sent us off to their other branch, in the Latin Quarter and we found that there were other people who had also thought they were booking with the Louvre branch only to find they had been sent on.
The rooms are bare and extremely minimal. Small shelves in some and the top bunk beds don't even have ladders - rather a stool to climb up from. The shower and sinks are right off the bedroom...with no door or curtain even to the shower so you either make your own curtain or everyone sees everything. In the first room we were in, the shower button had to be held in to work. I've stayed in many hostels and the beds here were by far the worst i have encountered. The security system is questionable. Each room gets one key, supposedly you show your card at the desk and if someone already has the key then obviously just go on up, last person out of the room is meant to take the key down to reception. We had to move rooms after the first night because the key had gone missing and not only could they not find another one but they couldn't offer a locker or anywhere for our possessions to be kept safe.
Again, for 29 euro a night you would expect at least wifi to be included...but no, you have to pay 5 euro for 4 hours and it is very slow.
Don't stay here!
- Also Known As:
- Bvj Paris/Quartier Latin Hotel Paris