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Good For Families
D'Artagnan Hostel, Paris; A decent place to stay
Stuck at the outskirts of the city of Paris, this hostel is worth the debatable hassle. A few hundred meters from two different metro lines to take you to the city center. The hostel has two elevators, a good bar, decent music, tv in the 2 person rooms, a free cinema (not working when I was there in Feb. 2005), good showers, and good food.
The rooms are pretty good and the beds are nice and comfy. There are electronic locks on the doors and you need a 5 digit code to enter the room. There are a good number of security cameras in the building and there are vending machines (not exactly cheap) that have some snacks and travel accessories available such as stamps, calling cards, cameras etc...
There are no lockers and people in my group had things go missing after the cleaning ladies had been through during the mandatory 12-3pm room lockout so be sure to have little locks with you.
The showers are cramped but the water is hot and the pressure is strong.
The food is very good for the most part. Stay away from the Chicken Curry with Rice. I thought it was horrible. You can buy two types of meal tickets but you can't go back for seconds unless you like being yelled at in French. If you do and that's your thing, go for it.
Lots of lockers and washers/dryers are located in the basement. There is no kitchen.
There is internet provided but 1 euro for 10min. (as of Feb. 2005) is not a good rate. Cheaper internet from 1.50 to 2.50 euro per hour is available down the street 100 meters away.
LOTS of school groups came through during our two weeks at the hostel. LOTS of elementary and junior high kids running around.
Unique Quality: Stuck in the 16th district of the city.
2 cheap internet cafes within 5 min. walking distance.
2 metro stations 5-10 min. walk away.
Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde's graves 10-15 min. walk away.
Electronic door locks.
Hostel with noisy kids
I stayed for only one night and it was enough! Clean, comfortable and safe... satisfactory, except for the noise of teenagers and schoolchildren running through the corridors and banging doors at all hours of the night. Very convenient if you're planning to take an early bus out of Paris the next day as the central bus station is only 2 metro stops away.
Directions: Subway station "Porte de Bagnolet" (line 3)
The best and most convenient hostel in Paris
This was a very quiet, relaxed hostel. Most rooms are single sex only with three bunk beds and shared bathrooms. There are a few rooms with six beds as well as a toilet and shower. They are the same price, approximately 21 euros per person.
Unique Quality: The hostel is relatively near to the metro, and few changes are necessary to get to downtown. Rec room with internet. Very relaxed atmosphere. Maybe a little less "homey" than other hostels, but very clean. Unlike some other parisian hostels, there are many many rooms, so it is unlikely that it will be booked in advance, and they take reservations.
Directions: From metro Porte de Bagnolet, several signs direct you to the hostel. It is a short 5 minute walk.
XIXth - Cheap youth hostel
I've heard of this place, that is a pretty good deal to stay in, as it is a youth hostel with everything inside (lockers, internet, food, information... beds !!)... And it's not that expensive for Paris (between 19 and 21 euros per night). Still, I also heard that people arent' that nice, and are, I'd say, "typically french"... Good luck !!!
Unique Quality: Please note that you will have to pay for a youth hostel card that is around 3 Euros.
Directions: Metro : Porte de Bagnolet
paris Hostel with rooms/dorms
this is an extremely welcoming hostel, with all facilities available.
large luggage lockers cost Euro 4.5 per day but can store a large 28" sitcase + carryons.
the only problem is that all residents must leave their rooms between 10am and 2pm.. so stock up on food and drink at the supermarket before reaching he hostel.
there is a coffee shop on the premises for sandwiches etc.
Unique Quality: Because the hostel is located so close to a Metro station, one can store the luggage in the luggage room, without locker, return to the Metro station, buy a 3 day unlimited travel card (for both bus and subway).
Take the Metro to Republique, then change to reach Hotel de ville, then take a change to station Concorde or statin George V.
The first will give you a long and the second will give you a short leisurely walk down the Champs Elysees upto the Arc du Triomphe. Here there is another Metro station that willbring you back (the same route) to the Youth Hostel.
Can "do" Paris and its sights in 3-5 days at limited expense.
Directions: From Airport CDG, take Air France Le Car (bus- 14 e approx) to Metro Station Porte de Bagnolet. A small sign on a lamppost shows dirn to hostel -follow Blvd Davout. Next crossing is Rue de vitresse.. turn right, walk about 100m till you reach the hostel.
Best hostel experience...
My stay there was nice... Nice accomodations... breakfest... staff could be friendlier, but that's fine.
The only problem was the distance to the next Metro station: four blocks. If you come late at night to the hostel, you need to remerber you're in Paris (get me?!).
Unique Quality: It offers also (at least then; you can confirm this to me if you want) a disco, which turned to be great at the weekend I stayed there.
I met another brazilians in the hostel and friday evening we invented a "brazilian night" at the disco: brazilian music, samba, people from everywhere in the world dancing...
Great! Not to forget definitely!
Directions: Taking the Metro is quite easy to reach the hostel. Follow the directions on tourism guides and the ones gotten from tourism information.
The biggest youth hostel in France
Le d'Artagnan is the biggest youth hostel in France, capacity of 439 beds out of 7 stages. Located far from the center on the east side of Paris.
Unique Quality: 1 bar, the CAMELEON, open every evening of 20h to 2h of the morningwith " Happy hour " of 20.30h with 22h - great place to meet people :-)), 4 Internet terminals for your malls, a free Cinema, a souvenir shop,lockers, an automatic laundry,and to restore you the evening Grill Tex-Mex ".
Directions: Subway line 3, station carries of Bagnolet to 5 min.
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