Dear travellers. If you are reading this, and have in mind to stay in this hostel, go away.
I've been in Paris in feb 2013 and we found this hostel as the cheaper of hostelworld. Bad idea. I've read others reviews here and didn't give trouble, but maan!
For start: the localization. Near from a metro station, but the area is dangerous. A lot of people in street, strange people, noisy. I had fear to walk in the area.
Ok. I travelled with my gf for 3 dys to Paris, a budget trip, so we decided do stay in a 4 people room in Friends hostel. For start, there are no locker in the room. U need to give to recepcionist. In other side, there was a really strange guy in our room, a french guy, he was living there for a long time. My gf thought no trouble, we always stay in hostel. But in the middle of the night, she started to hear sounds, strange sounds. The guy was masturbating himself with my gf in the room. We tryed to change the room, but when I entered there to see if had forgotten something, to change room, and the same guy that was masturbating in a room with girls, making noise, kicked me when i opened the door. It was a crazy guy and he kicked me in my head. I felt down in a bad an started to scream, the recepcionist, who dont speak english and was sleeping, entered an the guy assumed that kicked me on the face. I wanted my money back and would leave that place an the same night. How a hostel, a decent hostel permit a guy like that to sleep there? Woth girls?
But the recepcionist sai me to wait the owner of the place arrives, at 9am. It was 4am when happened the episode. Waiting there was horrible, me and my gf were scared. Finally, when the owner arrives, a ganancist woman, botox face, said that she didnt belivied in me, and told us that we were lying.
We thought to call the Police, but the train do London was in the next day, and we didnt wanted to screw our trip. The hostel devolved just one night of our stay(the total was 3) and even my gf cries in front of that woman, she just was ganancious and poor heart.
It was a really bad experience.
Do never stay there, really.
- Also Known As:
- Friend`s Hotel Paris