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Reviews of Friends Hostel

Hostel | 122 Boulevard de la chapelle, Paris, Île-de-France, France 75018

53.9% Overall Rating

537 out of 1241 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/08/2014)

naide silva thinks…

"I liked the hostel, the staff are very helpful and certainly the proximity to the subway and a great reference, all very clean and support for those who stay a few days more and cool, it has a…"

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Facilities

  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Fax
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 1.33

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Only cash is accepted. PLEASE CONTACT THE PROPERTY WITH YOUR ARRIVAL TIME. Customers who may be late must contact the hostel, otherwise after 4 hours of the arrival time, the reservation will be cancelled. Please note that after booking you will receive our e mail address. You’ll need to send your card security code of the card you used when booking (this is the last 3 digits number on the back of your card) in order to fully secure your booking. Failure to do so may result in losing your reservation Please note - All bookings made via the system with 10 + people will be cancelled. For bookings of 10 + people please contact our groups department. YOUR DEPOSIT MAY NOT BE REFUNDED... Thank You.

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53.9%

Overall Rating

537 out of 1241 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Friends Hostel'

Atmosphere
51.2%
Location
56.0%
Facilities
52.0%
Cleanliness
45.6%
Staff
64.0%
Value
58.4%
Safety
50.4%
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40.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Santiago Nahuel Villarreal

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 August 2014

Liked: Not much.

Disliked: Location, atention, rats and there is no breakfast

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 August 2014

Liked: Very easy to reach by metro

Disliked: It is very cramped and everything smells like damp. I was on top of a three level bunk bed that was difficult to get in and out of. I woke up to find bugs crawling on me. As a solo female I did not feel safe on the streets in the evening, let alone the night.

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

naide silva

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 August 2014 naide would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the hostel, the staff are very helpful and certainly the proximity to the subway and a great reference, all very clean and support for those who stay a few days more and cool, it has a structure that supports several pessoas..com sure back with my daughter on another occasion, a compliment to the part Ichan official who always showed goodwill and sympathy. naide Archanjo

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was easy to reach, just near a metro station.

Disliked: The rooms are very small and have nothing else furniture, only beds. The internet is free only between 9am and 6pm.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

10 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent

Disliked: Nothing

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 August 2014

Liked: Nothing.

Disliked: It was small, felt cramped, no open areas/lobby/common room. But worst part was its location. It was in a rough part of France, loud, noisy, people fighting on streets, police arresting someone on the sidewalk, no where close to the section of Paris that one come a to see!

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location.

Disliked: Computer for internet froze.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

03 August 2014

Liked: Not too far from centre of Paris

Disliked: There was only one shower head in the whole hostel, shared between 25 rooms (few of which, as far as I'm aware, are single rooms), so you either have to queue for ages or shower at weird times. To go to the toilet, you would have to go up a flight of stairs, where you would have to throw your used toilet paper into a bin instead of into the toilet, and then when you were done, you would have to go down another flight of stairs to wash your hands (without soap). You have to pay quite a lot for wi-fi in the morning and evening. The area is quite dodgy and there are a lot of touts around the hostel selling stolen goods.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2014

Liked: Only location.

Disliked: Hostel not clean. In our room was bugs and door lock not work. Wifi work at 9.00 am. to 6.pm.

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 July 2014

Liked: The staff are kind.

Disliked: It's really not a good place for girls to stay, people outside the hostel are dangerous! And it's not clean at all. And smell bad.

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Kar Er Hen

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 July 2014

Liked: The hostel totally is so dirty and bad!!even my room door is difficult to open!! And there are so noisy in the night!!!

Disliked: Totally dissapointed!!and won't come again!!

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

Gemma Bavister

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 July 2014 Gemma would recommend this property

Liked: It was close to Paris Nord station and even closer to metro . Suited purpose as we were backpacking.

Disliked: Weren't in walking distance to main attractions however metro was close

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 July 2014

Liked: NOTHING!

Disliked: Everything! I did not just dislike, I hated and despised it. This hostel was filthy and horrible, and I got bed bugs bites all over my body, This hostel should be shut down and not be allowed to operate at all. Everything is just horrible and they did not take care of their customers' welfare, but were just concerned about making money!

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient location, knowledgeable staff

Disliked: Bed not ready when it should've been

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 July 2014

Liked: The staff are friendly and helpfull

Disliked: The building is not good. The neighbourhood is really strange (but It's safe, and it's in front of metro station). You have to pay for the wi fi at night, so it's not really a free wi fi. (you can use it for free just from 9am to 10pm).

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

21 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: price

Disliked: location is a little bit dangerous

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Xin Ying Chen

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 July 2014 Xin Ying would recommend this property

Liked: the staff was helpful in directing us when there was trouble outside the hostel

Disliked: need to pay for wifi

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2014

Liked: Friendly staff, location close to metro station

Disliked: Facilities are old, run down, dirty, smelly

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This Hostel is very close to Paris Nord, which makes it very convenient.

Disliked: The mattresses where covered in plastic, and then had the sheet on top of that, so sleeping was rather uncomfortable.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Mary Stathos

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 July 2014

Liked: There was a nice common area outside.

Disliked: Toilets had no sinks and you couldn't flush the toilet paper. Although they advertise free wifi, it costs money to use from 6pm-9am (which is when people are actually in the hostel so what's the point?)

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was cheap and had a very relaxed atmosphere

Disliked: the ocation wasn't great. unsafe to go out at night, especially for females

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

Ivan Silva

Alone

City break

11 July 2014

Liked: It's cheap

Disliked: There's only three connectors in the room.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 July 2014

Liked: The people who worked there spoke very good english and were very nice and it was open 24h

Disliked: Area was not nice to walk through, even during the day. It was expensive for what you get, I understand Paris is expensive but this should have cost less. Rooms were extremely cramped. We booked a 4 bed and got a 5 bed.

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

Gaston Garcia

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

08 July 2014 Gaston would recommend this property

Liked: Nice people, nice place

Disliked: Nothing

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Evgeniya Dubinina

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

06 July 2014

Liked: very bad!

Disliked: Evgeniya left no negative feedback.


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