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A small friendly hostel in a central location. It's bright and clean and there is a small common area and the English-speaking staff is helpful. It is a less than ten-minute walk from the metro (subway). The bed price is very fair, but it doesn't include sheets, which you can rent for 3 euro plus a 7 euro deposit (once for the entire stay). There is a very long daytime lockout.
Aloha Hostel is quite pleasant and it's walking distance to the Eiffel Tower and there is a reasonably priced Internet café about ten minutes away. There is one coin-operated internet computer in the hostel lobby—but you will likely wait in line just so it can eat your money without giving you the service, and reception will NOT reimburse you for your trouble ‘cause it's not their machine.
Aloha Hostel has a large common are with vending machines for hot and cold drinks. There is also a self-serve book exchange, and magazines lying around to browse through. Tables and chairs are set up restaurant style to sit and chat with the cool people you are destined to meet in Paris—it will happen! The hostel has a kitchen downstairs for guests. They also serve a breakfast of a fresh baguette, butter, strawberry jam, coffee and orange juice from around 7-10am. All the people coming and going were very cool and interesting people and making friends was instant.
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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.
Age 26 | brazil
Rude staff and rude people staying there. Left after day one.
Age 21 | England
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.
Age 60 | Malaysia
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.
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.
Age 21 | USA
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.
Age 21 | Canada
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.
Age 25 | UK
A very nice hostel with good rooms, good breakfast, plenty of computers.