I stayed here ages ago when I was looking for an apartment in Paris during a term abroad. Overall I experienced 5 hostels in Paris; none of them measured up to this one. The rooms were new and clean and while I was there for a week, I had the room to myself about half the time (it had 10 beds). The entrance hall is gorgeous and markedly nicer than their other properties, and there were ten times as many power outlets in the bedrooms, which makes a huge difference. My room looked onto a nice little courtyard across the street, and the hostel itself has a private courtyard as well. The staff were mostly friendly and one of the receptionists even tried helping me find an apartment! Good location, close to the Galeries Lafayette and the Grands Boulevards. The one small thing was the water pressure, or lack thereof, in the showers - but it is a hostel, after all. For 29 euro a night, this is a very good deal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built by one of the architeck of the Louvre Museum, House of explorer Bougainville, of Princess Wagram, Marchechal de Gouvion Saint Cyr, and of the actress Mlle Mars, BVJ OPERA YOUTH HOSTEL, is the oldest and the most beautifull Youth Hostel of PARIS, but steal a simple and basic youth hostel open 24h non stop, where you will find just the necessary : No lift, no kitchen. No guaranty on the type of rooms. Rooms to share from 1 till 8/10 beds, with bunk beds only, private facilities to share on the floor, will be ready at 14H30 the day of your arrival. If you arrive earlier, a free open luggage room, with storage and lockers are 24H/24H at your full disposal. Linen, pillow, and blankets are included and changed as much as wished. ... more less