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Reviews of Absolute Paris Boutique Hostel

Hostel | 1 Rue de la Fontaine au Roi, Paris, Île-de-France, France 75011

77.7% Overall Rating

593 out of 710 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/07/2014)

"It was very homey, not like every other hostel and their breakfast room is really cute"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Towel

Important Information

Please note: There is a maximum stay of 15 days in this Hostel

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77.7%

Overall Rating

593 out of 710 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Absolute Paris Boutique Hostel'

Atmosphere
71.2%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
71.2%
Cleanliness
71.2%
Staff
84.8%
Value
76.8%
Safety
77.6%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

27 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really helpful staff!

Disliked: Really slow elevator

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Vincentiu Arsene Radoi

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 March 2011 Vincentiu Arsene would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, clean, good breakfast

Disliked: Price was a little high

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Emma Percy

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 March 2011 Emma would recommend this property

Liked: Reception staff were extremely helpful and approachable.

Disliked: Bedroom and ensuite were mouldy. Walls are paper thin. Lighting in bedroom was very dim, and there was no lock on the bathroom door. No real communal area to meet other travellers.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location is very good.

Disliked: it smells bad and the bedrooms are not so clean. besides, the internet doesnt work in the bedrooms, we have to stay seated in the stairs to use that. and doesnt have a common area.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

21 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location (and clean bathrooms).

Disliked: No lockers; plus, rooms are very, very, very small.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Karen Faroland

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 October 2010 Karen would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staffs, perfect location. will go back here anytime ill visit Paris :)

Disliked: Karen left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 October 2010

Liked: no

Disliked: no

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

12 October 2010

Liked: It was close to my conference venue.

Disliked: The front desk staff were rude and sarcastic, the rooms were cramped beyond belief, the prices were too high and there were no lockers or security for belongings.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was relatively cheap and I had a place to stay. There were croissants for breakfast and I was able to use a computer when I needed to. The rooms were also safe.

Disliked: My bathroom was missing a lock, which wasn't helpful. Also, the front desk staff did not speak much English. There isn't a central meeting place, which made it hard to hangout in the hostel at night. Locaiton was not convenient to the main tourist points of the city.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Charlotte Campbell

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

06 October 2010 Charlotte would recommend this property

Liked: It was a good location, close to the station and a nice area. The girl on the desk was really helpful and friendly. It was cheap for Paris. The room was bright green (which was odd) but it was still a nice atmosphere. I don't know why but I really liked it.

Disliked: It looked like it could do with a little fixing up... but it all adds to the character I suppose.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Roland Jönsson

With friends / other travellers

City break

01 October 2010 Roland would recommend this property

Liked: The friendly staff, location,bed,and value for money!

Disliked: To early breakfast time!

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Astrid Neumann

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 September 2010 Astrid would recommend this property

Liked: there was WLAN in the lobby and all rooms was closed, so everyone got a own key

Disliked: the breakfast was only a tea ore coffee and one croissant for each of us - really bad :( the bathroom was really dirty and the beds more then good used.. there was no lookers and no baggage-room

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful staff, free internet, breaky included.

Disliked: Very small rooms, bathrooms not particularly clean or modern, no lockers for valuables, very noisy and wobbly bunk beds, rooms look nothing like the pictures on the website!!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

WeiChen Tang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

02 September 2010 WeiChen would recommend this property

Liked: It's in a great location, 2 mints walk to the metro, and few shops at the neighborhood where you can buy stuff for cooking. Friendly people at the hostel, helpful and nice.

Disliked: WeiChen left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, comfortable rooms. friendly helpful staff. 24 hour reception desk, no curfew. 30 seconds from metro station Republique, which is on lots of lines, also free internet.

Disliked: breakfast a bit shabby...and not really a communal area to meet people apart from the lobby with the computers

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: private showers!!!!

Disliked: far from downtown!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kristen Pannan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

27 July 2010 Kristen would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and value for money for a Paris hostel.Nice to have breakfast included and free internet. Staff on the front desk were incredibly helpful - saw them go out of their way to help on many occasions while staying here.

Disliked: The internet connection was frustratingly slow!!!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Nandini Bapat

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

26 July 2010 Nandini would recommend this property

Liked: I had a four bedroom mixed dorm room with a bathroom. The room was small when all four people were in it, but the room was still very comfortable. There was a nice window that let cool air in but also kept out the noise of the street. The bathroom was clean and a good size. Everything worked great and the beds were comfortable. Sheets were clean, even if only one bedsheet was provided. Blankets were available in the cupboard if we needed them. Breakfast was great and large enough for a good size breakfast. Location is wonderful and lots of restaurants around, an ATM is just across the street and a supermarket is next door. Super hostel!

Disliked: The hostel's interent was really spotty and it was difficult to access it anywhere in the rooms. Even then, it was really slow. The computers available for use are also slow but their keyboards stick and the browsers only load Facebook and Gmail things. Not very good. But everything else was fine.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The free internet terminals was handy.

Disliked: The kitchen was not very well equiped. the staff who ran the breakfast were surly. breakfast ended to early

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

hao yu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 July 2010 hao would recommend this property

Liked: very good location~~good facilities~~a fantastic place to make new friends~~the only disadvantage is a little noisy

Disliked: bed is not very strong~~and this place is a little noisy

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2010

Liked: The staff were pretty nice and helpful, but that's about it.

Disliked: - rooms too small, hot and uncomfortable, the beds were made out of that outdated iron material, the sheets were thin, shabby, and not changed daily. if you're unfortunate enough to get the top bunk, you'd better have some great upper body strength because the beds don't even have ladders. - the breakfast served wasn't something to write home about either. - there were only three computers available, and given the number of guests in the hostel it was almost impossible to get on any of them. - situated near a busy road, noise damn near intolerable at night.

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 July 2010

Liked: The female day receptionist is a gem, -- as helpful and friendly as you would expect a customer service representative to be.

Disliked: If you have questions, like, oh, what room you're supposed to be in or how to make your key work, don't bother asking the evening receptionist. If you can lure him inside from smoking cigarettes and talking on the phone to his friends, he'll just tell you the problems are what they are, and you don't need to worry about it. Look for other hostels before this one.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

01 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has a very vintage feel to it. Although the rooms we were allocated was seen as small, but i was actually comfortable with it. Really submerges one into the Paris living culture.

Disliked: The room being a bit small...but then again most accommodations in Paris are small.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

21 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was close to the metro in a part of town with a lot of character and cheap food, had friendly staff, and was quite clean. I'd recommend it.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

16 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Metro station is close, close to main attractions and stores. Good value for your money

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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