This hostel should not have been open. There were construction workers all over the hostel at all hours - waking people up at 7am with construction. While I was there, the bathroom flooded and when I reported it, the receptionist told me that she would tell the cleaning crew tomorrow (which meant I was supposed to use the flooded bathroom to shower/brush my teeth that night?). My room was also overbooked and I was moved at midnight because someone was asleep in my bed. When I got to my new room, the sheets had hair on them, and clearly were not new/clean. My room was also cleaned three times in the week I was there... and not cleaned well. The wifi did not work, and the computer room was not set up when I was there. The staff computers also all seemed to be broken. There was no telephone while either and staff could not call a cab for guests. At the bar, I witnessed a manager explain to one of the younger bartenders that he should always try and pour beers so there is a lot of head/foam on top, so each customer gets less beer and the bar saves money. The location of the hostel was terrible as well - it is in a very unsafe area, and they need to have guards outside of the hostel. My guide book says not to go to this area of Paris at night... ever. It was a very dirty part of the city that smelled of urine and clearly had sketchy characters roaming about all the time. I would definitely NOT recommend this hostel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Award winning hostel only 200 metres from the Gare du nord. Great facilities including FREE wifi and Modern 'Pod' beds with USB chargers. Our next generation hostel has a wide range of rooms from female only to double & twin rooms with private bathrooms. Every room includes heating, electronic key security, secure locker storage , private or shared bathrooms and modern hostel POD beds with curtains in dormitories Below the hostel you'll find Paris' biggest expat bar Belushi's - where you'll meet locals and travellers. ... more less
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