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Hipotel Paris Printania
Ranked #1,747 of 1,803 Hotels in Paris
Reviewed 20 October 2011

if you don't want to get any sleep and you love the noise of traffic throughout the night, non stop, especially the sirens, then this is the hotel for you! We spent 4 long and sleepless nights in this place and i have never had such a poor experience. the hotel is located on a very busy crossroads and the windows did not close properly so the noise was incessant. When we did get a room with closing windows, the noise was no different as there is not proper double glazing. It was like trying to sleep in the middle of the m25. the french have no laws or quarms about using their horns and sirens at 3am. the hotel is in a very poor area and as 2 girls we did not feel safe in the area after around 8pm. Their is a lot of homelessness in paris and several homeless people would gather every night on the corner in front of macdonalds. they were drinking and begging for money and would stay there all night chatting and laughing, every word could be heard as you lay there awake. they got louder and more rowdy as the night went on into the early hours. inside the room, there was an alcove with a rail in it for clothes but also, the alcove contained the down pipes for waste from the rooms above. every time someone used the loo, u knew about it. the walls are paper thin and you can hear the tv or conversation of others. the lift in the hotel is the smallest i have seen. it barely fitted my suitcase and i inside it. Good points: the room was not sparkling clean but it was not filthy either. the sheets were clean and fresh towels were given every day. the bathroom was a good size, it was a wet room really meaning everything in the bathroom would steam up and be covered in condensation after a shower, but this would be cleaned up and wiped down every day by room service. the hotel is right next to a metro station and the metro is a very easy system to use to get around. there are alot of patisseries in the same road as the hotel so breakfast was not a problem, we did not pay for breakfast when we booked the room and im glad we didn't! overall, the worst hotel experience ever. the exhaustion from getting no sleep made it a very hard going break but we had no spare money to book anywhere else. we went to paris to watch the red hot chilli peppers and to see the sights, we have acheived that dream and i will try my best to forget the hotel that put a huge blot on the break.i feel sorry for anyone else who has booked or is currently staying there.

Room Tip: dont choose any room in this hotel!
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

Firstly the hotel is based in a very unsafe and ghetto-like area of paris- entirely unsuitable for a girl's trip or a family trip. Secondly the man on reception during the evening was shockingly rude- I know the french have a reputation of being rude but he was exceptionally unprofessional, we had to wait around to check in at 11.45 pm after a long journey, while the man gossiped and laughed on his cellphone for about 10-15 minutes in arabic, completely ignoring us standing at the desk infront of him. The lift is for one person, and extremely small and rickety. I could only fit my suitcase by holding it in my arms, and the carpets on the stairs are absolutely filthy! The rooms were small but the bedsheets were definately clean. However, we did find a cockroach in the bedroom, and the shower (cold water only) had mould growing up the walls . Yes, its very cheap but I'd never stay again, it was dirty and unsafe.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

Arrived at hotel, no where to park car even for 5 mins to check in and unload, nearest carpark 20 mins walk away. Reception staff unhelpful rather be chatting to their friends on Facebook, 1st room we were allocated was already occupied (lucky they were out as we barged in!) 2nd room was on 6th floor nt good when the lift only fits 1 person at a time. Room was dirty but bed sheets clean and bed was comfy. Did not sleep to well due to bars on street below playing music until early hours of the morning. The area was horrible, you would not think you were in Paris! Will never return and will never recommend even to my worst enemy!!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed 10 June 2011

The staff in the reception is ill mannered and insensitive. Surprising that they undertake bookings through hotel booking sites and do not care to read the booking details. We were harassed in the late hours of night on arrival with the hotel refusing to confirm accommodation for 3 persons, in spite of the reservation confirmation stating so. They make you pay extra or refuse entry.
Regarding amenities: The lift is of size where either you or your luggage goes!! Do not try to enter with a pram - either the pram goes or you go!! Stair case is narrow and not clean.
Toilets are messy, worst that I have seen in Europe.
Breakfast is minimal, better to buy from the nearest superstore, if not provided in the price.
Only point that goes positive about this otherwise lousy hotel is its locational advantage. Yes, you would find that very conveniently located - you can just hop out of a metro into this hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

We wanted a budget hotel for our 2 nights of stay in Paris. We booked a room for 3 people for 2days through the HRS site, and the bill was 176 euros.
When we arrived at night (22:40 hrs), the criminals at the reception forced us to pay 40 euros extra on the billing amount, else refused to give us an accomodation for 3 people. They also did not allow us to move out to another hotel, and said that we would be charged 176 euros invariably. We had to move into a dingy 3 bedded room.
1. The flushing system in the toilet was not working.
2. There were Worms in the toilet near the drain.
3. The elevator was too small even for 1 person. Luggage goes in or the owner goes in. The two an't go side by side.
4. The staff at the reception: ABOMINABLE. I have a small mobile clip showing how the person spoke to my dad. I formed a very bad impression about the French from this experience.
5. The beds have unwashed sheets. Damp smell was there in the towels as well.
6. The breakfast is bad: No ham/Salami/meat of any kind.
7. Above all the rates are atrocious. 100 euros + for a grimy room...
8. There is no WiFi in the room. WiFi in the lobby (Reception) operates between 8 Am to 11:59 Pm. So, you can't work at night at all.
Unless you wold want to experience getting robbed by French Thugs in broad daylight, do not visit this place. It was a nightmare, and I don't know how the French Admin is allowing such unsafe and unhealthy hotels to spring up and operate.

Room Tip: DO not take this hotel under any circumstances.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 May 2011

terrible on so many levels. i wouldn't take a blind hooker to this hotel. gave us a single when we payed for a double. the service was repugnant. room was small, pathetic disgusting tiny bathroom, small bed

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 July 2010

Me and my relatives were staying in this hotel from 1.07 till 04.07. The hotel room was awful - one window was broken and instead of changing glass on it they glued organic patch which also was broken; the furniture has no door; one electric socket didn't work and there are only two of them. The location of the hotel is more or less convenient less than hundred meters to metro station, but the area is dirty and noisy. The staff was OK in average.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Address: 150 rue d Avron, 75020 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
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Ranked #1,747 of 1,803 Hotels in Paris
Price Range: £35 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hipotel Paris Printania 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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