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Caulaincourt Square Hostel
Ranked #1,228 of 1,800 Hotels in Paris
NZ
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What a horrible Place!!!”
Reviewed July 31, 2009

Apart from one english speaking guy behind the desk, all of the desk staff were arrogant and very unhelpful. They forget that the "F" word means the same in english as it does on french. The bathrooms were disgusting and the mould on the walls should pay the nightly fee as it seems it has taken residency! This was my first visit to Paris and this place certainly made me have a negative view on Paris and the french in general. Beware NZlders who are travelling to Paris, they have no tolerance to english speaking tourists.

Stayed July 2009, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 21, 2009

Very very noisy, plumbing designed to wake you up throughout the night if anyone uses the toilet, no air-conditioning at all so windows must be opened in order to breathe. Local very noisy bar open till early hours so prepare yourself for a minimum 3am potential head down unless you're a very very heavy sleeper.

No sound proofing and with the hostels target audience of backpackers, not renowned for their considerate nature, banging doors reverberate around the building also till the early hours.

Very small and very run down rooms, time and money has obviously been spent on the communal areas to the detriment of the bedrooms with their peeling wallpaper, grubby sheets, unwashed blankets, lighting not working and sporadic cleaning.

Stay at your peril!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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USA
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2009

I stayed here for 4 nights in a room with 2 bunk beds (4 people) and bathroom ensuite. The bathroom was pretty nice, and the room was small but fine. Staff spoke good English when I couldn't figure out what I wanted to say in French and were pretty helpful although I really didn't need their help very much since I had already been in Paris for a while. The room could have been cleaner, but overall it wasn't gross or anything (and there was no evidence of anything like bedbugs that I ever saw). Breakfast was really good by Paris hostel standards-- cereal, croissants, bread, orange juice, hot drinks (good hot chocolate)-- and free for everyone who stays in their dorm rooms. Free internet was also nice, but there are only a few computers and some people seem to stay on them forever so it's hard to catch one open. The neighborhood is not the most exciting place in Paris but the metro is less than a five minute walk away. All in all, I had a fun time and met lots of cool people.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
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UK
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2008

I have had good experiences in the past with clean, welcoming hostels but this was not the case in Caulaincourt Square. I booked a double, which turned out to be a twin, it was damp, paper peeling from the walls, horrible, horrible smell in the room and twice came out of the room to find some one had vomited in the corridor. if you want to book a smelly dorm bed for a cheap price and spend all your time in Paris drunk then this could be the place for you.

  • Liked — price
  • Disliked — rising damp
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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London
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 7, 2008

Reasonable prices for a fantastic hostel based in a great location in Paris. Easy to find and easy to get to and from. Bathroom small but brand new and very clean. Double room was of a good size and we had clean sheets and towels everyday of our stay. Inclusive breakfast is pretty standard but worth trying. Free internet access is awesome and the reception staff are helpful.

  • Liked — Location, prices, cleanliness and free internet access
  • Disliked — The stressy guy on front desk
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2008

we stayed here for two nights and to be honest I could not wait to get away. There is no air con and it has been boiling in paris and whilst I dont mind being in a mixed dorm we were practically on top of one another and the heat was stifling. The breqkfast was terrible too. if you like stale bread then great.

One good thing is the f'ree internet access.

  • Liked — free internet access
  • Disliked — tiny rooms and no AC
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Colorado
1 review
Reviewed March 25, 2008

This was an excellent hostile. They were very friendly and nice. The rooms weren't 5 star hotels but what did you expect from a hostile. It's a great place to sleep and meet new people in the lobby area. The bed were comfy and the bathroom was good. Only 25 euro per person and included a delicious big breakfast. All in all an amazing hostile.

  • Liked — It had a very home and welcoming feeling. No akwardness, it felt like home and they treated you that way too.
  • Disliked — It would of been nice if you could stay out later. I enjoyed partying and curfews aren't fun.
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled solo
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Property: Caulaincourt Square Hostel
Address: 2 Square Caulaincourt | 18 Arr., 75018 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Montmartre
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Number of rooms: 52
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