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Caulaincourt Square Hostel
Ranked #1,241 of 1,804 Hotels in Paris
Reviewed 26 September 2010

Hostel Caulaincourt
Very Clean, beautiful area, nearby underground stop, price ok, lovely atmosphere.
No bar, no alcohol, stupid lockout at 2 am.

If you go to Paris, book a room in this hostel because it is a really good, I can imagine it’s the best.
They don’ t let you down. They have clear rules which they stick to and give you lots for a good price.
The location is awesome: Montmartre, great quarter high up on a hill, near Basilique du Sacre Coeur, amazing view of all Paris, including Eiffel Tower. Many little bistros, pubs and restaurants, shops and a metro (subway, underground) stop right there 100 metres away.

The great aspects of hostel Caulaincourt are: rooms are really clean, so are toilets. Most dorms have a toilet so you share it with a maximum of 4-8 people. They changed our sheets more often than needed, thumbs up to that!
They give you a nice free breakfast in the morning open until 9.30, but they don’ t let you make yourself a croissant or a sandwich to carry with you if you are not angry at that moment… negative score here. You kinda feel being hurried up when you are having breakfast because it’s only served from around 7.00 to 9.30. When you are visiting Paris you may wanna chill out you don’ t really like early wakes just to make sure you don’t starve in the morning. The other disadvantage is the lockout at 2am: they tell you off if you come back late after that time, but eventually, they let you in in your room! Alcohol is not allowed in or around the premises… Come on relax people! And hey!, there is no bar where to have a drink or play some pool or meet people! You can only meet people at the entrance where there are some sofas and the free computer room, and in the morning while having breakfast.
Internet is free and works fine! Staff is friendly and helpful. The price per night is a tiny bit high (average 25 Euro), but I could not have expected to find a better Hostel.
Highly satisfied, but I m sure the hostel can be improved. Go here, but remember to book early since this hostel is loved by many.
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  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 September 2010

First off, I booked a 6 bed room, but when I got there they gave me a 4 bed room, turns out there is no such thing as a 6 bed room, so false advertising there. It didn't bother me because the price was the same. However the rooms were cleaned every day by the couple who puts out breakfast. However they didn't thougoughly clean the room because there as still a towel and glasses in there from a previous person. I picked the place becuase it has the best reviews then any of the other hostels in Paris, plus it was near the subway and easy to get to. I would say this hostel is average, and because the dots are working properly for rating I would rate it as poor for cleanliness.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 September 2010

This was a convenient and beautiful place to stay. There are a few steep steps to get up to the place, so it is not recommended if you have mobility/access problems/tend to 'travel heavy'. Good facilities all round - from restaurants to cheaper supermarkets. Short walk to the sights of Montmartre.

Breakfast was as expected, continental. Staff very helpful and went out of their way to accommodate requests.

The downside would be the fact that is *is* an old building and so if there's a loud american twit hanging out on the stairs, trying his luck with female dormers at two in the morning with his '"The funny thing about Europe is..." routine, you have no choice but to hear it. Noise also carries from the upstairs bathrooms, which obviously can be less than pleasant.

We stayed in a double room, and while the necessities were adequately clean, furniture was scuffed and tatty and nooks and crannies quite dirty. The bed was one of the most uncomfortable I've slept on in a long time, but extra blankets were provided, which came in helpful.

All in all, good location, reasonable price, helpful staff. Fancy flocked wallpaper does not, however, a 'boutique' hostel make, and so take earplugs and don't expect the Ritz.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2010

Positives: It was a cute little place with a good location in Montmartre near the Sacre Coer. I like the decor of the lobby area. Free breakfast was good. It consisted of a baguette and a croissant for each person plus cereal options. The rooms were clean and free wifi was available in the common areas.

Negatives: There is a 2 a.m. curfew which I think is ridiculous since you are paying to stay there. The guy on the nightshift is not very nice, and he yells at everyone to leave the common areas at around 1 a.m. Wifi is a hassle because you must keep going to the desk to get a new password. My room was extremely small. It was a four-person room, but we couldn't all be up and moving around at the same time. There were no outlets or lockers in the room.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 July 2010

Stayed here for one night en route to Italy. A pleasant enough hostel in an expensive city. Had the window open and there was a little bit of noise from the square but not so that it would keep you up. Had to catch an early train so didn't stay for breakfast, but the communal areas looked well-used. Friendly, English speaking staff.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 June 2010

Hostel was in a good location. Supermarket, butchers and other shops, restaurants, and metro were alll close. Meant a 20 min metro journey to the min sight but was fine if you got as seat! Close to Gare du nord. Copmuters were available but slow and unreliable. Breakfast was included and decent. Communal toilets were of a pretty good standard.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2010

I really enjoyed staying at Hotel Caulaincourt. I was in Paris for 5 days (having never visited France before), was with my friend for part of the time, and was also alone for a day or two. The hotel is in Montmartre, in a really beautiful and charming neighborhood-- I never felt unsafe walking around, even at night. It's situated on top of a hill, which gives great views of Montmartre and the rest of Paris. It's also just a few blocks from the Metro station Lemarck-Caulaincourt (which is actually the one featured in the movie Amelie-- the scene with the blind man), which is very convenient. The hotel itself is 6 floors, although it has a small footprint-- that means a lot of stairs, but I hardly noticed. The way it's decorated is very trendy and charming. The kitchen in the "basement" has free breakfast every morning-- cereals, juice, coffee, bread/toast, etc., and the main common area has computers and free wifi access (for those who have wifi-enable devices). My room was a 6-female room, and I really enjoyed it. The windows were huge, the view was great, and the room felt very clean and comfortable. The bathroom had a toilet, bidet, sink and tub/shower-- it got pretty dirty, since there were 6 girls using it every day, but the hotel staff thoroughly cleaned it at least every other day. The desk staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. I had to catch a train to CDG at 4 AM, and the night manager quickly checked me out of the hotel, gave me some food leftovers he could find in the kitchen, and called a cab for me. I really enjoyed staying here, and would absolutely do it over and over again.

While you're there, I'd recommend checking out the corner cafe for dessert-- the food is delicious, and the staff (who I imagine are used to non-native French speakers) are incredibly kind-- recognizing that I was American, they spoke in English until I spoke to them in French, at which point they switched (slow enough that I could understand), and they never made me feel bad about completely butchering their language!

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with friends
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Address: 2 Square Caulaincourt | 18 Arr., 75018 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Montmartre
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#25 Best Value Hotel in Paris
Price Range: £25 - £75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 52
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