After reading some previous reviews stating that the MIJE hostels were infested with bedbugs, I was a little worried - however, I can safely say that my bed in a 6-bed dorm was clean and comfortable and I did not get a single bite during the 2 nights I was there. The staff were friendly and helpful, and spoke decent English. The bathrooms were very clean (note: bring your own soap), and the architectural details of this 17th Century building were an additional treat. I appreciated the free luggage storage and lockers, in a locked room - I felt very secure leaving my luggage there before I checked in and after I checked out. The breakfast could have been better. But best of all was the location - 2 minutes' walk to the Seine and all its attractions, with the Notre Dame just a stone's throw away. Despite the presence of a couple of school/language student groups, it was quiet and calm at this time of year. Definitely recommended to anyone looking for a no-fuss place to stay on a budget in Paris.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Youth hostel MIJE Fauconnier is located in "le Marais" district, in the very heart of Paris. MIJE three hostels are old mansions from XVIIth century, at walking distance from Notre Dame Cathedral, Ile Saint Louis and Latin Quarter. MIJE provide an perfect housing in the very center of Paris, for a really affordable price. ... more less