Ok so hotels in Paris are pricey - this hotel was cheaper than the average but did not expect it to be the disgusting hole that it is.
First things first, before I go into any details THIS IS NOT A HOTEL!!! It is more like a hostel.
The lobby is the size of an airplane bathroom - I am not exaggerating this. My wife and I could barely be in there together and of course our bags couldn't fit.
Full payment was required up front.
So I knew there was no lift and we had a room on the 5th floor. But these are no ordinary stairs - they are extremely narrow and it is a tight curved staircase. Carrying our bags were a nightmare - this took us about 30 min when we arrived. NO HELP, just a "good luck". These stairs in general were exhausting to walk up, we dreaded getting to our hotel because of the stairs - especially in the middle of summer.
The room size wasn't too bad, we may have gotten one of the best. There is no aircon, no where to put your clothes so you are forced to live out your bag and no safe. The mattress is a foam mattress which is obviously uncomfortable - we did atleast have a balcony room with a good view. The room, despite other reviews was cleanish - there was nothing dirty but the towels were old and tattered as well as the sheets so you did feel dirty using them.
The room and bathroom is very very old and "plasticky" - which makes it feel dirty. Especially the shower with those funky plastic sheets to close it.
Thankfully the location was good - directly opposite the metro.
The hotel as an overall was awful! Old, old, old, felt unsafe, had to carry all our belongings with us! It ruined our stay in Paris. If you can't afford the hotels in Paris don't settle on this hotel - rather don't go!!!
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