Aloha Hostel

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The Hostelz.com Review

Aloha Hostel is a good place to stay in a good location in a great city. It's very comfortable and clean. The staff are friendly and so are the other travelers staying there. There is free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and a free walking tour which are all pluses. The staff also make crepes for you a few nights a week, which is a nice gesture.

The Location

This hostel is in a good location. It is in a residential neighborhood, which means it's quiet at night, safe, and it has restaurants and grocery stores within five minutes, and a laundry center. It's only a ten-minute walk from the metro. The directions they give you when you book are good. Once you walk out of the metro station take a left then take an immediate right (about ten feet in front), walk down that street a few minutes and take the second right, the hostel is on the right at the end of that road (rue Borromée). The metro is the best option to get to all the areas of town but the Eiffel Tower is only a twenty-minute walk. The hostel also offers a free walking tour, which is a great tour.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are decent, fairly big, and spacious. It doesn't get too hot at night, but we did sleep with the window open. You do have to pay for sheets, which it doesn't state on the website. There is a sink in the room and plenty of hooks. There aren't any lockers but the room is opened/locked by a key card so no one else can get in. The showers are horrible -- if anyone else is in another shower the water hardly flows and it doesn't get hot. Also, the water switches off on you every fifteen seconds and you have to restart it. The bathrooms are decent. There is only one shower and two toilets per four bedrooms. There are three floors and only steep steps to get up to the rooms.

Common Spaces

This hostel has great common spaces. There's an area upstairs where you can sit and get on computers, for free (and free Wi-Fi). There's also another sitting area on the other side where you can hang out or eat whatever you cooked. Then downstairs there is a kitchen and sitting area. There are fridges to keep your food and a decent kitchen to cook in. That is also the area where you eat breakfast, which is free. The Wi-Fi works on the bottom level and the main level, but not on any of the floors with the bedrooms. Everyone seems nice, hangs out, and makes new friends.

Summary

The hostel is a great place to stay while in Paris. It's not cheap, but it is Paris. Most of the staff are very nice and helpful, but the night girl was pretty rude and gave wrong information about tours and museums in the city. The breakfast staff are also very rude. The hostel staff speak English.
by Janell Jones
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2011-08-11
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Location/Contact

Address
1, Rue Borromée, 15è - Montparnasse/Eiffel Tower Area, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Coordinates
48.842142, 2.304601 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.aloha.fr
Telephone
+33 (0)1 42 73 03 03
Fax
+33 (0)1 42 73 14 14
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How is Aloha Hostel rated on other websites?

  Cleanliness Location Atmosphere Overall
Hostelworld
(3431 ratings)
65%
80%
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73%
HostelBookers
(319 ratings)
69%
82%
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78%
HostelsClub
(73 ratings)
77%
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81%
82%
Hostels.com
(7 ratings)
45%
71%
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59%
Average
64%
81%
73%
73%

Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Relative price benefit
the location is good, near to metro but the shower is not good. is clean. when I stayed there, there were some students groups that made a lot of noise.
Livia
Age 26, brazil
2015-06-08
 
Not great
Rude staff and rude people staying there. Left after day one.
Kelly
Age 21, England
2015-05-08
 
Near Subway, Friendly Staff, and Accomodation facilities unpleasant
This place is clean and comfortable but with only 2 toilets and 1 shower shared among 8 rooms (ranging from 2 to 6 beds) on every floor. However, during my stay only one shower and one toilet functioning. The rest are out of order or breakdown. The toilets are cramped with no hot water and the shower with burning hot water (can burn your skin) which has not control valve. With limited showers, most of the members from different floors are busy looking for the toilets or showers. There are not lockers in the room and limited small lockers provided in front of the reception.
LEE
Age 60, Malaysia
2014-10-10
 
Right near the subway and friendly staff
This hostel is a nice place to stay in Paris; it's a little outside of the main parts of the city, which keeps it cheap, but it's not hard to get to wherever you need to go with the metro stop about a two minute walk away. The staff were all friendly and the rooms were nice and clean.
sarah
(US)
2014-09-29
 
Satisfied
It was clean, felt safe, was in a good location, and had everything I needed. My only (slight) complaint is that a lot of the walls were painted in really glaring, ugly colors that clashed ... kind of jarring. But if you don't mind that, no problem.
A
Age 21, USA
2014-05-11
 
Not impressed
Desk staff, Simone, was useless. Plugged into his music, not helpful, created an issue in dorm room by double-booking the bunk. Whole place was cramped and crowded. Squeaky bunks. Not great value.
Bruce
Age 21, Canada
2013-07-29
 
A few small points for improvement
The majority of the staff were helpful though one receptionist was rude. No lock out and use of lockers was a plus. Generally, the facilities were as expected, with decent beds and good free breakfast. all in all i enjoyed my stay. To improve I would suggest one or two extra people to staff the hostel as there sometimes long queues to talk to the receptionist, improved wireless capability as the wireless was completely useless for my stay, and perhaps better air conditioning. there were also no sockets in the rooms.
Simon
Age 25, UK
2013-07-25
 
Excellent hostel
A very nice hostel with good rooms, good breakfast, plenty of computers.
Daniel
Age 22, USA
2013-07-16

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