Seen a lot of complaints about this hostel and can't really understand why. People seem to be under the misaprehension that this is a hotel. What it is is a friendly backpacker place with a great atmosphere, good location (near scare couer, gare de nord etc) and very friendly and helpful staff. During our week in Paris we stayed in two other nearby hostels and Smart Place was by far the best. In fact we ended up coming back to eat there when we were in other places because of the atmosphere.
The staff spoke excellent english and were always ready to help with whatever problem you had. Including one staff member spending about 30 minutes trying to help me ring internationally.
So yeah, if you want king size beds and luxury bathrooms this isn't the place for you. You should probably go for a hotel. But if you want a cheap place to stay, in central paris with the chance to meet some cool people from around the world, I recommend Smart Place
Jonathan (and Chris)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Smart Place Paris is the perfect budget hostel to experience the most of Paris. Located few meters to Gare du Nord and close to all the popular areas where the day and night life is quite animated, you will discover the most beautiful places of the french capital while enjoying a local city life. Surrounded by bars, theatres, you can easily walk to the Grands Boulevards, Opéra and Galeries Lafayette. Chose between the modern private, double or triple rooms, or share a dormitory with your friends (mixed or not). Prepare a meal in the common kitchen, relax in the lobby, stay connected with the free wifi and ask anything you need to the friendly team. ... more less
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