Le Village Hostel

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The Hostelz.com Review

Le Village Hostel is an excellent, moderately priced hostel in the Sacre Coeur area of Paris, a short walk form Gare du Nord.

The Location

The location is both touristy and working class, where souvenir shops are next to local fast-food joints. Also there are many bars, restaurants, supermarkets, and clothing stores nearby, in addition to a laundromat. Considering the size of Paris, the metro is essential for getting around and Village Hostel is a short walk away (if you're in Paris for more than a day, get a book of ten metro tickets). From the metro station Anvers, the hostel provides excellent directions. The hostel is walking distance to Gare du Nord, and Gare de l'Est.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms (of which there are a large number and a wide variety) are comfortable and not very cramped, a blessing in Paris. In addition the Wi-Fi reaches some of the dorms. Also, the pillows and mattresses are above average. Regrettably there are no lockers in the room, but they do have some safety deposit boxes in the lobby. The bathrooms are clean and spacious as well with space to put your toiletries and clothes. Finally, the hostel has a secure key-card system, but that does not compensate for the lack of in-room lockers.

Common Spaces

The hostel is brightly coloured and spacious and the common area is essentially some tables in the lobby with a TV and a dining area. Therefore if you have no specific reason to be in the dining area, it is difficult to meet people. However, this is alleviated by a beautiful patio with tables and lawn chairs, which is an excellent place to meet people. The hostel has a fun, relaxed, and social vibe. An area where the hostel particularly shines is its very secure luggage room. Instead of it being an unsupervised room, it's locked and when you leave your luggage you get a tag and you are given a number to retrieve it and it's checked by the hostel's staff, which dramatically reduces the chance your things will be stolen.

Summary

Le Village hostel is a social, excellent hostel that disappoints only in a lack of in-room lockers.
by Matt
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2012-06-14
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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Le Village Hostel" at 20 Rue d'Orsel.)

Location/Contact

Address
20 Rue d'Orsel, 18è - Montmartre Area, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Coordinates
48.883969, 2.344336 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.villagehostel.fr
Telephone
+33 (0)1 42 64 22 02
Fax
+33 (0)1 42 64 22 04
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
The Manager sets to tone to a great adventure
he loves his staff. they are dedicated to great service, because they love what they do. Olivier is great. and the staff carry his traditions. it is heaven in all forms. Great breakfast, great staff, and great bar owned by hostel next door. It is a highlight of the trip. Be prepared. Olivier is the god above the paradise he shares with you -- you will hate leaving. book for longer, as places go quickly.
Great place all around...
Age 51, Canada
2015-08-19
 
Hippie hostel, nice staff
Staff was nice, area fine, but really, really sketchy at night. Clean, but the bathroom smelled like pee even though it seemed to have been cleaned during the day. Nice terrace.
Marie
2015-06-16
 
You get what you pay for
Pretty bad hostel overall, though the location is good. The staff were friendly and helpful enough, directed me to a local bank, grocery store, and electronics store, but nothing in the hostel works very well. My fridge stopped working after the first night; the bathroom was too small to turn around in; the room was very dusty; there was no elevator; my sink was so small that it flooded whenever I turned it on; the WiFi was spotty; and I was overcharged for my room due to a booking area. This hostel is ok for its price, but it was very uncomfortable. It lacked basics like soap and toilet paper. The breakfast wasn't bad.
Max
Age 27, Canada
2014-06-25
 
Do not take upgrade
Booked a private double room in the main hostel and was offered an "upgrade" for free to a private studio with own kitchen. Thought this would be a bonus but upon arrival discovered the studio had a futon/fold out couch bed which was tiny and rock hard. Hardly ideal for two people over 6ft tall. Breakfast in the main hostel was great, the cook was friendly and a bag of fun. The main hostel looked great, but do not take the upgrade -- not worth it!
Will
Age 23, Australia
2014-02-17
 
Lovely staff; lively, friendly atmosphere; exciting location
Great breakfast, fantastic atmosphere and interiors, happy evenings spent with the boy working at the reception and the other people staying, nice dorms, and the dorm window looked straight up through the houses to the Sacré Coeur!!
Fred
(United Kingdom)
2012-07-14
 
Nice breakfast, but thats all
Me and my girlfriend weren't very happy there. Our room was quite cold every time and we couldn't change temperature on the airconditioning. We found some hairs in the bathroom. It doesn't matter if it was from cleaners or from guests before us -- that was disgusting! Shower in our room was almost useless. It was probably engineered by some donkey! If they have got the same shower in every single room -- OMG!!! During the breakfast we had to sit always in sweater, jacket, and this staff -- because we felt SO COLD in there! Food is nice, but the place is cold. We paid for 2 extra towels, but one of them was smelling like it has been washed in vinegar! If their disinfection normally smells like that -- OMG!!! There was NO WARDROBE in our room and that is so stupid thing, don't you think???? Plus even NO hooks as well! Their lift was working only one day (when we were staying 4 days in there during Xmas time 2009!). It wasn't nice to carry our heavy luggage by ourselves (1st day up to 4th floor and last day back). Sometimes our keycard wasn't working and we had to go to reception and back to 4th floor (stairs ... stairs ... stairs ...). When we came cold and tired from the town, believe me that problem with keycard was really annoying! We won't go there again -- we had very strange Xmas time.
Martin
(Czech rep.)
2009-12-29
 
Very happy stay, would recommend to all
I stayed here in October 2008, and traveled with one other female friend. Good location, close to Gare du Nord station (few streets away from Sacre Coeur, which we could see from our window). Right off a main touristy street that caters for the church's visitors. Reception are friendly, place is cosy and inviting. Kitchen is provided, though it may take you hours to cook on the hotplates. But the breakfast provided is good, but its basic. We stayed in a four-bedroom mixed dorm, with en-suite. No problems with room or bathroom, everything is clean and in good condition. Supermarket across the road is very convenient, a major pro of the hostel. Closest station is Anvers, but for some reason we never got on there, and instead walked a little over five minutes to the Barbes Rochechourt stop line, which went to more of the tourist areas without changing lines. You'll need to take the metro to most attractions in Paris from here, but its not a long ride at all. Also the hostel is in the Montmartre area, which has all the good restaurants and trendy bars, which is a plus.
Catherine
(Australia)
2009-03-30
 
Good hostel, amazing location in Monmartre
The four-beds dorms are nice, and located in a very quiet street (and you see the Sacré Coeur from the window!). yes, you are a few minutes from the crowd and the touristic agitation, but it still a quiet place to stay, you can socialize in the common room, it's not a party hostel though. good breakfast. the best thing is the location, two minutes from the metro, two minutes from Sacré Coeur, halle saint Pierre (naive/outsiders art museum), and shops, and not so expensive for Paris. the kitchen is basic, no oven, not a lot of dishes. staff ok/average. I would recommend it.
claire
(french)
2008-12-17

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