Friend's Hostel is the dirtiest, sketchiest, rudest, grimiest, and worst hostel I've ever stayed at. I have been traveling through Europe for two months and by far this is the worst decision I've ever made booking this hostel. There are very shady people hanging out in the lobby just staring and watching you go up to your room, and infested with BED BUGS!!!! We checked into our room and FIRST there was a person staying in our room that was not supposed to be there, then we checked for bed bugs and found them everywhere...along with cigarette butts that were on some of the beds, stains on the sheets, and dirt and grime all over the floor. Tried getting our money back for the hostel to stay at a new place, and night clerk promised our money and told us to come back in the morning to talk to the manager. Made him sign a paper and took videos of the bed bugs for proof. So after walking through Paris at 2am we found a new place, came back in the morning and the manager refused to give us our money back. After arguing for about twenty minutes, we got half of our money back. They said it was our fault the bugs were in the room and it was clean before so there is no way there were bed bugs. After showing them the video of the bugs they still refused to fully refund us. As I was arguing A BED IN INFESTED WITH BUGS was brought down from a maintenance worker and as I proceed to tell the clerk how could it possibly be our fault after that bed was brought down AND I told him to go onto trip advisor and read ALL they negative reviews which was 94%, and hopefully this makes 95%. It is not a safe place. Tons of gypsies also hang out in front of the place as well as in the hostel. AND after reading this review and you still want to stay here...just know there are no outlets in the rooms and you have to go to the common room with 5 plugs and 3 tables for the WHOLE hostel. Worst experience ever. DO NOT STAY HERE! We are college students and had the mindset of, "it's cheap, who cares." I am warning you now..... It matters. Just pay a little extra for a different place.
- Also Known As:
- Friend`s Hotel Paris