3 Ducks Hostel

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patio view
patio at night
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Description

The Hostelz.com Review

3 Ducks Hostel is a set in a historical coach house from the eighteenth century and is known to be one of the oldest hostels in Paris. It has completed renovations in recent years, featuring local architects and graphic artists.

The Location

The hostel is in a busting neighborhood that is well served by multiple bus lines and a couple different metro stops. The hostel is very easy to reach with the directions provided. It is easier to take the metro to the hostel if you're coming from a train station. The historic Eiffel Tower is only ten minutes' walking distance from the hostel and the Seine River is just past that. Napoleon's Tomb and Armory is about fifteen minutes' walking and the Rodin Museum is just on the the other side of the street. There are some delicious local cafés all around the hostel, with fare ranging from traditional French dishes to Asian cuisine.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel offers a large selection of rooms for all types of travelers. There is a private twin room with private bathroom and a private six-bed room with private bathroom that is great for a group of friends. There is a nice range of dorm rooms -- including a four-bed mixed room, a four-bed female room, a six-bed mixed room, a six-bed female room, and an eight-bed mixed room. All dorm rooms have a private bathroom. Beds all have a shelf with a reading light and power point and USB port.

The bathrooms are a decent size for the rooms. The toilet is in the same room as the shower, so people sometimes have to wait to use the facilities. The shower is large and has good water pressure but had no place to put toiletries. There is a drying rack from which to hang clothes and towels.

Common Spaces

The hostel has some very nice common areas for guests to unwind after a day of sightseeing in the city. There is a great outdoor patio with metal lounge chairs and tables covered with umbrellas and a BBQ. There is a bar that is also the reception that offers great drinks, beer on tap, and snacks. Past the bar is an area to watch TV with couches and chairs. The hostel offers a free breakfast in the morning with cereal, bread, spreads, coffee, tea, and juice. Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. Luggage storage is also available after checkout.

Summary

3 Ducks Hostel is a comfortable, modern hostel set in a historical building that is a great place to meet locals and other travelers.
by Grace
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2016-07-24
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Location/Contact

Address
6 Place Étienne Pernet, 15è - Montparnasse/Eiffel Tower Area, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Coordinates
48.843496, 2.292443 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.3ducks.fr
Telephone
+33 (0)1 48 42 04 05
Fax
+33 (0)1 48 42 99 99
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Great stay
The hostel atmosphere makes it really easy to meet people and make friends. Great location and a 20 minute walk away from the Eiffel Tower. Staff is very helpful as well. Overall, I'll recommend it to anybody visiting paris. There's also a nice bar at the bottom.
Alan
Age 24, USA
2014-09-19
 
Great place!
The hostel is very orgenized and clean. The staff is very helpful, the bar is cool to hang at and the area is safe and nice. Highly recommended.
Yael
Age 31, Israel
2014-07-15
 
WOW, SO TERRIBLE
THE WORST HOSTEL IN EUROPE. DONT BE DECEIVED. It's actually scary how bad this hostel is. At first you wonder, how bad can a hostel be? Then you get an answer -- Very, very bad. I repeat, 3 ducks hostel in Paris is very, very bad. Every single employee here is an asshole and treats guests horribly. Honestly, I've traveled through Europe for 2 months and have stayed in many hostels, and I can genuinely say this is the WORST HOSTEL IVE STAYED IN. There's this odd concept here that you, as the customer, are somehow in fact the employee instead of a customer -- there are deposits for everything that seem like punishments being laid out, annoyingly authoritarian attitudes, and the mistaken sentiment that you owe them even though you paid for an overpriced hostel. Nothing makes a hostel special like good service, and nothing makes a bad hostel dreadful quite like terrible service. Here you get terrible service, and I mean terrible. They try to make money off you at every step. They are truly the epitome of a bad hostel. Cest la vie, but never ever go here.
Adam
Age 23, USA
2014-05-20
 
Scam
Overpriced. Also didn't realize it was part of the bartending staff's job to attempt to hook up with its guest. I believe in karma. The bartender from Chicago will get his. I've ended my relationship due to this. manager is a psycho, very emotionally unstable.
Judd Remy
(US)
2009-09-02
 
Sucked
This hostel is a complete fraud. The rooms are small, dingy, and dark. The "low" priced bar is a sham with $4 beers and the showers shouldnt even be called such. Mildew and a sketch crowd are about the only things to look forward to at this hell hole.
AmericaTheBeautiful
(USA)
2009-07-22
 
The hostel is horrible
Bad bad bad. My experience with this hostel is very bad. The room and bathroom were bad and dirty. The worst thing was around 5 a.m. two stranger guys could suddenly entered the room through the windows which is mean the hostels is not safe at all. You must not allow a stranger unless in your bar. I will not use this hostel again. You are supposed to have a better hostel at your price. Improve your security system, fix your bathroom, toilet, room, and even the area. It is more like a slum than a hostel.
Ira
(Indonesia)
2009-07-20
3 Ducks Hostel is perfect for the sociable traveler who wants to make friends and party with interesting people. The Location This hostel is located about fifteen minutes from the Eiffel Tower on foot. There are several taxis available in the area but they tend to be expensive. The metro station is also located about two blocks from the hostel, which allows for easy access to the rest of Paris. There is no space for parking except along the street. This neighborhood has a variety of restaurants and grocery stores to shop at within walking distance as well. Rooms and Bathrooms There are no private rooms available at this hostel but there are a lot of four-, six-, and eight-person dormitories. The rooms are very small and the beds are extremely uncomfortable. The rooms have a sink, table, beds, and chairs. All bathrooms are located in the open courtyard on the ground floor of the hostel. The hostel does not provide towels or soap but they do have blankets that you can rent. The hostel is two floors so may of the rooms are located on the second floor. We found the bathroom situation very inconvenient. The bathrooms that are available on the bottom floor are tiny and not very clean. They face the courtyard, which also means there will most likely be people sitting around outside of your shower. Common Spaces The common area of the hostel looks normal during the day, lots of travelers talking or eating outside. It is very brightly colored and there are a lot of tables. It is located in the center of the hostel and it is open-air. At night, the reception area of the hostel is actually a bar that is open until 2 a.m. This allows for a very fun and inviting nightlife scene where many people get together and dance and drink in the bar and in the courtyard. We found that this hostel had the most unique and laid back nightlife around. There is a kitchen area that provides all necessary appliances but no towels or soaps. There is also a storage area to leave your bags if you check in early, which is good because check-in is 4 p.m. Summary In summary, 3 Ducks Hostel is a great place if you are interested in meeting new people and having a good time. We would not recommend this hostel for anyone who has to be up early in the morning because the party seems to last all night.
Victoria Pfordresher
(United States)
2009-07-08
 
Worse than terrible
toilets and showers are on the fresh air (very fresh in winter). rooms are poor, dirty, and small. it is not worth to stay there for it's price. Their website does not show the true picture of accommodation they offer and they ask you to pay in advance for the whole stay. it was the most terrible hostel I have ever been to.
karokaro
(Poland)
2009-02-04

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