HI - Paris - Jules Ferry Hostel

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8 Boulevard Jules Ferry, 11è - Bastille/République Area, Paris, Île-de-France, France
48.867279, 2.368960 (accuracy not guaranteed)
+33 (0)1 43 57 55 60
+33 (0)1 43 14 82 09
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Horrible. Stay away.
I'm pretty sure the front desk guys were making a quick buck by renting out empty beds at the end of the night to a few homeless people. You know what homeless people have? Bedbugs. The security here was a joke. You have to leave your key with the front desk guys when you're leaving but they don't have a locker area for your bags in the room. Breakfast was a joke (canned fruit cocktail and a baguette) and it was just better to get a croissant and a coffee from the nearby boulangerie. Bath rooms were a mess. There were holes in the stalls that peeked out to the other stalls!!! Save your euros and go someplace else.
Age 25, United States
Low key but alright where it matters
Excellent location. Clean crisp sheets & hot showers. Nice rooms, good breakfast.
not goings in this hostel. there are bugs. there are the acaris. when I returned at home I have spent 100 Euro for the cares. the owner refuses to refund me. I ever beg you not goings in this hostel.
Got everything stolen from the staff.
I do not recommend this Hostel at all. Me and two friends stayed here a few year ago. And we got our visacards, passports, tickets, money and phones stolen. It was locked in a safetybox in the room which also was locked. We bought the lock for the safetybox from the hostel. While two of us went out and one girl stayed in the room for a nap all our things got stolen and no lock was broken. When we told the staff they were not very helpful. They did not let us call the police so we walked to the police station. The next day the police came to the hostel and took fingerprints. When they had left the staff had suddenly "found" our things. No money of course and we had already blocked our visa cards. A guy that stayed there the same week had woken one morning because someone was standing next to his bed but he figured it was one of his room mates so he went back to sleep. When he woke up his Visa card and phone was stolen. Don't stay here!
Very few good points! I recommend you skip it!
I stayed at this hostel in June and was there for five nights however during the stay they moved me twice so i was in three rooms! I guess they thought since i was a single traveler that they could do that, it was completely unfair since i had booked the hostel weeks in advance. I stayed in many hostels on my trip and this was by far the worst. The staff were not helpful and sometimes downright rude, they were more interested in speaking with their friends then answering simple questions. The bathrooms were disgusting, and the showers had so little pressure it made camp showers look like a spa. The weirdest thing about this hostel is every room gets one key which means you stop by the front desk before you go to your room and pick up your key if you are the first one back to the room, this also means anyone could honestly walk in ask for a room key and then steal your stuff i really doubt the staff would notice. The only good thing about this place the rooms are clean and the subway stop is close and the station has a lot of lines. I highly recommend you skip this establishment!
Good location, with a bit of work it could be excellent
The showers and toilets could do with ripping out and replacing, but apart from that it is fine. The four-bed dorm was spacious. Just don't try to have a second cup of what they assured us was coffee at breakfast, or the woman who blocks access to the bins -- so she can complain that you aren't yet putting rubbish in the bins -- will get very upset! There are lockers in the basement with a bizarre electronic control system, but they broke, and the staff seemed so used to it -- they were a bit past caring.
Basic -- but bad basic rather than good basic
When I arrived the old sheets were still on the beds (the cleaning lady had apparently left for the weekend with the key to the linen cupboard). The laundry was broken down. So were the downstairs loos. So was the luggage room (you could leave your stuff in an insecure place beside the reception desk). The rooms were clean enough, but there's only one key to each room, so each room is open for anyone to walk in as long as there's someone in there. There's no secure storage (a lockable cupboard) in each room. Bathrooms (loos and showers) are cleanish, but the cleaning schedule on the door had gone moldy and hadn't been updated since August 2008. The ceilings in the bathrooms were covered in mold and smelt accordingly. Breakfast was basic, and thus ok, but served by a lady whose face was fixed in a permanent glower -- except when she briefly relented to unburden herself about some perceived slight to another member of staff. No Wireless. Not even a free signal from one of the neighbours! There are a couple of internet terminals at about 6euros per hour in the foyer. Nowhere to sit communally except the foyer and kitchen. Location is very good. It takes about twenty-five minutes to walk to Notre Dame. The Republique Métro nearby is a good hub for a lot of metro lines. Nice and close to Gares du Nord and Est for people coming from either U.K. or Germany. To sum up. I have stayed in many youth hostels in which the surroundings were more salubrious and the staff more friendly.
(New Zealand)
Friendly youth hostel
The gentleman who runs the youth hostel has showed understanding and he kindly accepted to change my booking. It is something he did not have to do but he kindly did it. It is a friendly youth hostel run by a serious organisation (the auberge de jeunesse). I can fully recommend it.
French teacher in Oxford

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