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Hotel Altona
Ranked #1,462 of 1,800 Hotels in Paris
Paris
1 review
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Paris is a lively city and this hotel is perfectly located for the best of everything - no need to take bus or tube you can walk everywhere from this hotel. Stay here if you want to be in the hubble and bubble of everything. If you are looking for peace and quiet - go camping or stay in a gite in the countryside. Clean, comfortable, excellent location. Ive stayed here before so coming back to stay again is as good a recommendation as any.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

this hotel was booked as part of budget package.its about 10 mins walk from the gare du nord station. it realtively easy to find. its just off the main road.the hotel lobby was samll and basic. the staff was friendly. spoke broken english and we had the same guy for three days. upon arrival the toilet did not flush. this was fixed straight way. the shower hed was loose and could not secured .the bidet was loose and was not fixed to floor. on the whole the whole
the bathroom was functional.

booked a double room . the room size was medium with twin beds.the bed linen was changed daily and room was cleaned daily. the breakfast room was spacious. and clean with well laid out tables.the break fast was basic.no buffet.there are some loacl minimarket and restruant next to the hotel.the loaction of the hotel is excellent . only 3 mins walk to( metro.-Barbès - Rochechouart line2) and (line4) goes to notre dame(cite metro)ythis hotel is budget and value for money. with great location to metro and eurostar traina

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Me and my boyfriend stayed from the 11/09/12 - 14/09/12. Check in isn't until 2:00pm, so we left our luggage at reception and headed out. Arrived back at approx 4ish and check in was simple. Room is basic, could do with new decor, however I must say it was clean. No bed bugs, or anything nasty in the toilet.

The only thing I would say is the housemaids are a little annoying, you can sometimes hear them talking whilst they are cleaning other rooms and they will knock on the door and even open it whilst you are still there. Cannot understand why they don't just check with reception if whether we have handed our key in (every time you leave you hand your key in). Never the less the beds were made every day.

Location was brilliant, 5 minutes walk from Gare Du Nord, Gare de L'Est and Barbes Rochechouart (this one being the closest).

Breakfast was simple, tea/coffee/orange with croissant and bread along with a butter, jam and nuttella spread, or two choice of cereal being corn flakes and chocolate corn flakes. For the money you pay, you cant honestly complain. It was a play to stay, considering that you are out all the time in Paris. Please remember that!

Room Tip: We had room 51 which is on the top floor (fifth floor) which out looked the street.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

To be perfectly honest, the only two good things about this hotel is its location and Wi-Fi connections, but other than that, nothing else.

Ironically, after saying its location is one of the only positive points, the hotel was hard to find and was in the 'bad areas' of Paris, if you return around night time, you'll find yourself walking down a shady alleyway with a bunch of gangs sat around looking very suspicious....

The breakfast was bad, room for a family of three was surprisingly small, and you can hear absolutely everything going on around you (When we stayed, there was builders early in the morning and some idiot that likes hoovering at night..).

The bathroom wasn't bad, but the window in the bathroom was broken and wouldn't lock properly, with a staircase that was right outside the window, someone could have easily broken into our room whilst we were sleeping/out.

Tip for visiting Paris during Summer: invest a little more into better hotels cause dear lord, it is warm...

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

As an 18-year-old girl traveling Europe on my gap year, I'm not exactly rolling in money. When two of my girlfriends and I decided to go to Paris from London for the weekend, we were frantically searching for some form of centrally located, cheap hostel to accommodate us for our 3 night stay. We definitely struck a goldmine with Hotel Altona - not only was it central, but it was cheaper than most hostels on offer! In the famous area of Montmartre, it's only 30 seconds to walk to the nearest Metro station which takes you to some of Paris' main attractions in less than 10 minutes, and only costs about €10 to catch a taxi from Hotel Altona to places like the Louvre and Arc de Triomphe. The room we were in was small but well-kept with a modern bathroom and gorgeous window overlooking a traditional Parisian terrace. The beds were extremely comfortable too, which is a bonus when you've climbed the Eiffel Tower or spent a day in the Galeries Lafayettes (which is Europe's largest department store AND within walking distance!). Although I speak reasonably fluent French, the hotel staff all spoke fluent English and were extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the city if ever I struck a language barrier. I've never stayed in 5-star accommodation so have little to compare it to, but if you want a simple, cheap, pretty little hotel in the heart of Paris then Hotel Altona is the place to go!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

My wife and I had a hard time choosing a hotel to stay at while we went to Paris, France, and chose this place based on reviews and lets face it the location and the price. If you are looking for a fancy French hotel, this is not it. If you are looking for a hotel with a great location, good accomodations, and friendly staff who speak English; this is your hotel! The hotel is right next to a metro tunnel (Gare du Nord), which got us everywhere we needed to go. It was also not far from hundreds of cafes and restaurants; and we went for many a late night stroll to catch the Parisian scene! Next door to the hotel is a small bakery with typical French fare (bagettes, croissants, etc.) and also a neighborhood market (food for cheap wine, beer, or other needs). The twins who run the joint were very nice, and spoke great English. The breakfast scene was a little strange, but there was croissants, bagettes, coffee, and cold cereal for all. The rooms were very small, but who goes to Paris to hang out in their hotel? There are photos of bed bug issues, but we never experienced that while we stayed here. We've commented multiple times that we loved the location, the price, and accomodations. We'd stay here again in a heart beat. I hope this recommendation helped you. Cheers.

Room Tip: The hotel is on a busy street, and is next to a metro tunnel, which can get loud. Perhaps ask for a...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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heydeba
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

We stayed at Hotel Altona for four days and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It is in a bit of a rough street, but the local shops were really useful, as is the walking distance to the Gare du Nord and plenty of restaurants and patisseries.

The staff were utterly charming - there were a number of minor mishaps - a powercut, and someone smoked in their room which set the alarms off - but the staff were ever so apologetic and helpful. They'd chat to us at any time, offered us bottles of mineral water for free so we wouldn't have to go shopping, and made sure we kept ourselves safe - young women alone in Paris!

The room was clean and tidy, the bathroom very clean and everything redone each day. The shower was a little confusing but usable, and there were plenty of facilities for unpacking, hairdryers provided, and maps of the city too. They kept our luggage until our late night journey home too. Breakfast was great for a budget hotel - unlimited cereals and drinks, and a roll and croissant each. I was very impressed - and the charming staff added to the character of the place no end.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Altona
Address: 166 rue du Faubourg Poissonniere | 10 Arr., 75010 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Altona 2*
Number of rooms: 57
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