Hostel Richard

35 Rue Richard, Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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  • illumina's Profile Photo

    Only if you're desperate...


    Possibly the worst place I've ever stayed in - the reception was like a very untidy little office, and the room we were given reminded me of a bad student halls room. It was small, bare, on the ground floor with a shutter that didn't close properly, quite a way from the shower/toilet, and worst of all, didn't have any sheets on the bed (hadn't noticed on the website I booked it on that these cost extra!! As did towels - not something I've come across before). Admittedly relatively cheap at 20 euros per person per night, but you'd think they could throw in sheets for that price.

    It was within walking distance (half an hour) of Notre Dame, but I'd rather stay somewhere like Montmartre and catch the Metro, than stay here again!

  • eksploratorki's Profile Photo

    For not demanding tourists


    Two words: very cheap, few steps from the metro station and in walkable distance from Pere Lachaise cemetery or la Seine. Rooms are more or less clean, some of them are with bathrooms (we stayed in double with bathroom), poorly furnished (just beds, table, chair and closet), but just enough for young tourists returning there just to get some sleep.
    There is a microwave owen in a lobby.
    Around the hostel, there are many groceries, a bakery, several cafes of course with croissants :), supermarket and some pharmacies.
    Most of the staff speaks English but one lady we've met on our arrival (we think she was from Portugal). She even spoke very strange French (we both know French).
    We booked our stay through, they accept a credit card, there is no curfew, you get your own key to the building, which was very comfortable.
    Generally, not recommended for demanding tourists.

    Unique Quality: Lowest price in the city center

    Directions: 11th district, close to the Place de la Republique. Metro - Voltaire, go to the Rue (street) Richard Lenoir, not the Bulevard Richard Lenoir.

  • Aleyd's Profile Photo

    Cheap and Convenient


    Hostel/hotel is basic but clean. Winding slightly uneven stairs. My room was quiet, but people in another section did complain about their room being noisy. The single room I had had a table, sink and shelves. Their is a toilet between each level and a shower at the end of each level.

    Has a microwave. Internet station wasn't working. Can buy drinks from the reception.

    Laundromat on same street (less than 5 minutes walk). Supermarket, department store, cafes and photo development store within 5 minute walk. Post office is 10 minutes walk away. Metro station less than 5 minutes walk. Suburb had a great atmosphere.

    Check in is 4pm (can deposit luggage earlier). The French lady running the place was less than impressed when I arrived at 8am. But the receptionist organised for me to get in to my room at midday. The receptionists speak very good English.

    I booked through as you can't book directly through Hotel Richard.

    For a very cheap hostel/hotel I was very impressed.

    Unique Quality: I was very impressed that my room had shelves. I never like to put things in drawers, but with the shelves I could lay my stuff out without risking leaving any of it behind.

    Directions: Near Voltaire metro station.

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Underground Trains

by Aleyd

The first thing I did when I started to use the Metro system was to get one of the maps they have at the ticket counter.

Hotel Richard gave me a fantastic map of Paris that had all of the metro stops on it, as well as all of the major and more minor sites.

Despite my limited French I had no trouble buying tickets, using the Metro etc. Most stations have maps at their entrances/exits to help you find your way around the local area.

Most of the time it's faster to use the ticket vending machines than to line up for the ticket counters. If you're going to do this, start collecting change. When I went in August 2005 a single trip (valid until you exit a station - ie you can make as many connections as you need to to get to your destination) cost E$1,40 for an adult. I have heard that packs of 10 tickets are available at a discounted rate.

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seeking for accomondation

by yin

my friend will go to Paris for a business trip around 15 of Sept and this is the first time she travel sole, so she want to book a single room under Euro40 per night ahead, please help in giving webpage or contact email.

RE: seeking for accomondation


There were a few recent posts regarding budget stays and you might want to check them for information.

RE: RE: seeking for accomondation

by besbel

There are several hostels, budget hotels and guesthouses around that price at
Through this site I found Hotel Richard, which I picked during my last year's stay. However, I wouldn't recommend it... it was very cheap and is well located, but the rooms are not very nice and the lady running the place is not friendly if you don't speak French.
Flor de Maria

RE: seeking for accomondation

by Sofia0412

Have a look at Hotel Paris Bercy in the 12th, very cheap hotel, very clean, nice staff...Next to 2 metro lines, so he can be in 10-15 minutes to the major sites...


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