The St Christopher's Canal Paris hostel is located about 7 mins. walk from Laumiere metro station (zone 1). The area is so-and-so, a bit of a poorer part of Paris and not necessarily with the most interesting sights around, however, it feels safe enough. I can imagine though that a single young female traveller might not feel too safe walking there at night time (there were quite some dodgy looking youngsters hanging around bars on the street).
The hostel itself is one of the best ones in which I have stayed. Staff is very nice and helpful, especially the Dutch guy behind reception. On the ground floor there is the bar that's open till late (it serves drinks and also food like burgers, hot dogs etc.). It has inside and outside sitting, directly on the Canal St. Martin, which is a good feature. There is a sitting area with computers and lockers too. The rooms are spacious enough and have big windows that open to a shared balcony. It is all kept very clean, incl. the showers and toilets. Every bed has a pull out space that you can put bags and other personal things in it and that you can lock. Don't forget to bring your own towel because the hostel charges 4 euros (!) non-refundable fee to rent a towel...
Reception can organize a free walking tour of Paris (I believe it runs every day at 10am from the hostel), airport shuttle at 18 euros each if there are more of you or 26 euros if you are solo, entrance tickets for Disney and other attractions.
All in all, very recommended if you are on a budget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A multi-award winning hostel only three stops away from the Gare du Nord Eurostar station with a waterfront terrace overlooking the Canal St Martin with modern pod beds and FREE WiFi. We offer a variety of rooms including female only dorms and private rooms and every room includes heating, electronic key security, secure locker storage, private or shared bathrooms and modern hostel POD beds with curtains for extra privacy as well as comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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