Myself and two friends stayed at the hotel for three nights in early June. Having read some comments on here, I was a little wary of the location and the hotel but I couldn't have been more surprised. It was a very short walk from two Metro stops with a large, nearby supermarket (E.Leclerc) and several boulangeries practically on the doorstep. The area was no worse than some areas of central Paris and we attracted no attention as a group of three women in their early 20s, wandering around the environs of the hotel. As applies to most places, as long as you act confident, try to look as though you know where you're going and don't speak English too loudly, you won't run into any problems. There were a number of (usually American) tourists who were guilty of the latter especially and that will grab people's attention, marking you out as a target.
As for the hotel itself, the staff we met were friendly. We always received a 'bonjour' and 'bonsoir' upon leaving and returning to the hotel, and check-in was simple. Although we spoke in French, the gentleman behind the desk had been willingly talking in perfectly acceptable English to someone on the phone whilst we waited. The rooms were cleaned daily: the towels replaced (there were three: one per person), the toilet paper replenished, beds made and the bin emptied. We were on the ground floor at the front of the building but heard no noise from traffic or pedestrians at any point, and very little from the surrounding rooms. Although we did not have breakfast at the hotel, I thought it was fairly priced and plentiful when we left the hotel. There are - as I mentioned above - a number of small bakeries nearby for those who decline breakfast.
All in all, I was very pleasantly surprised by the hotel and would happily stay there again.
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- Ibis budget, the smart choice for a budget hotel offering the best quality-price ratio! Ideal for business trips or tourism, offering modern and pleasant rooms. Our rooms can accommodate 1, 2, 3 or 4 people and are equipped with a shower, toilets, as wellas satellite TV and free WIFI. Enjoy the benefits of a tasty breakfast at a great price! Our cheerful and dynamic team is available round-the-clock. ... more less
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