St. Christopher's Inn Canal





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159 rue de Crimée, 19è - Buttes Chaumont Area, Paris, Île-de-France, Frankreich
48.888475, 2.379183
bookings@st-christophers.co.uk, paris@st-christophers.co.uk
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Overall mediocre
Overall a decent hostel, but for the price we paid it could have had more amenities. Also, the location was subpar and it was a distance from the city centre or any of the major neighborhoods.
Age 24, USA
Mostly good
The rooms and the facilities are excellent, being a purpose-built hostel. Beds with curtains and power sockets, large lockable drawers to store baggage, place was kept clean. The room was spacious even though it was a 12 bed dorm. Bathrooms ok. Lots of young sociable people, plenty of activity going on within the hostel, especially with the bar. Location not the best, but within walking distance to two metro stations on two different lines. Bike share located right outside. Some major issues however. The common room is small and has very little seating; the furniture was uncomfortable and awkwardly laid out. Also the wifi very poor, was unusable in the room (could not connect) and very slow in the common room. If these two issues were sorted out the hostel would be much better.
Age 20, Australia
Great bar but not great hostel
If you are looking a hostel with live music, very good food and enjoy the night, this is your place. However, if you want to rest after walking around the city there're better hostels because there's noise in the aisles and the environment is so warm because the windows are always closed. Also, there're a lot of cameras in the aisles and the bathrooms don't work well.
Age 26, Spain
  Everything is excellent.
Age 26, turkish
Nice facilities, but a very loud place and NO free luggage room!
Facilities are great! It overlooks one of the Parisian canals. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is included and it is good. The problem is that it is loud, I was on the 4th floor and could still hear the music and people partying in bar, I had to catch an early flight the next day. The biggest problem is that if you do an early check in, unlike most hostels, they DO NOT have a free luggage room where you can just drop your bags for a few hours before your rooms is ready, instead they offer some small lockers for 4,5€ / 12 hours, and if you have 2 medium-sized pieces of luggage that means you have to pay 9 €. I heard a lot of people complaining about that.
Second time back there, no complaints -- cheap for Paris too!
You get more than what you pay for here. Compared to other hostels, St Christophers is cheap, there is free wifi, the rooms and bathrooms are pretty clean, there are curtains on the beds, and a free breakfast in the morning. I was just stopping through this time, so didn't check out the bar area properly, but it was pretty full of relaxed, happy people, drinking, and just hanging out.
Age 22, New Zealand
Horrible atmosphere, huge, CCTV everywhere. Nothing like a hostel.
Cannot recommend! The horrible atmosphere is the biggest thing that strikes you. CCTV cameras EVERYWHERE and vast, empty corridors. But no possible reason for the CCTV, because in any case the inn is divided into locked security zones which no-one can move through without the keycard. And -- I'm not joking -- each card is coded for access to your specific zone, so you can't visit someone on another floor. Even the lift scans your card and blocks you if you choose the "wrong" floor!! (The inn is part of a huge building shared with Holiday Inn Express on the other side. The luggage rooms are not locked, however, and accessible to anyone walking in from the street!) So the place feels pretty intimidating and isolated and it really is more like a high-security prison than somewhere for young people to stay. The style of the bunks makes you feel quite isolated from the others in the dorm as well and there are heavy metal cages for your things instead of drawers, to complete the effect. The washrooms aren't the most convenient, as showers are in individual cubicles, and potentially a long walk away. And obviously you can't use a washroom/toilet on a different floor when it's too busy, due to the nonsensical security measures. The location was actually really nice, next to a canal (though not very convenient for most of Paris), and staff seemed ok. Price is higher than other Paris hostels. Not much choice of breakfast and there didn't seem to be many extra facilities. St Christopher's seems to be part of a hospitality chain based in the UK. I don't know if their other properties are anything like this. The ethos of the place seems completely at odds with the likely guests of a hostel, and it can't really be described as a hostel at all. I now know from experience that there are several fantastic alternatives in Paris, with a lively, friendly atmosphere and happy evenings spent in the reception with the staff and the other people staying. But wherever you choose, it seems to be a good idea to book a couple of weeks in advance before it's booked up.
(United Kingdom)
I am glad I stayed here for 2 nights out of my stay in Paris because the other hostel was so bad. This hostel is amazing! The only downfall is that it's so far from the center of the city and all the attractions! But it is an awesome hostel with a bar and dance floor attached so you don't ever have to leave.

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