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Reviews of St Christopher's Gare du Nord

Hostel | 5 rue de Dunkerque, Paris, Île-de-France, France 75010

85.4% Overall Rating

282 out of 307 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (17/08/2014)

"Had a bar so great for meeting fellow travellers. Clean, tidy and very secure, had both 2 charge points and 2 usb ports per dorm bed which is excellent, also had curtains on bed, a reading light and a massive locker…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Check out is 11am

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85.4%

Overall Rating

282 out of 307 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'St Christopher's Gare du Nord'

Atmosphere
84.8%
Location
81.6%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
87.2%
Staff
90.4%
Value
80.8%
Safety
85.6%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

17 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Had a bar so great for meeting fellow travellers. Clean, tidy and very secure, had both 2 charge points and 2 usb ports per dorm bed which is excellent, also had curtains on bed, a reading light and a massive locker storage that will easily fit a suitcase. The dorm of 8 was spacious, not too hot or too cramped. Easily got wifi on 4th floor.

Disliked: Drinks are expensive, even in happy hour. So 2-4-1 on Corona sounds great, but if 1 bottle of Corona is normally €8, its still too expensive, particularly for a hostel! The area is a little shady, which although is to be expect as around a train station. The price is quite expensive for a hostel, even in Paris.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

12 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms are fantastic. Each with their own curtain for each bed - which is a nice addition when you have been staying in open bunkbeds for weeks. Rooms are very clean, well kept and comfortable.

Disliked: This hostel is very large and therefore lacks the intimate social atmosphere a smaller or medium size hostel offers. The common room is a bar so in the evening if you want to sit around and talk you really have no common space to sit back and relax. The hostel Is great but has a cold atmosphere if you aren't there for the party.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very spacious room, nice big and private beds

Disliked: The location is not most convenient. It doesn't fee so safe to be out at night. It was noisy on Friday and Saturday night till mid-night.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff is very nice

Disliked: I did not feel safe. The location is not good and the shower terrible

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - The hostel is very well situated, about a minute's walk from Gare du Nord. I stayed here on three separate occasions on my latest trip and it was mostly because of how convenient it was to get to after a late flight or train. Convenient for getting to and from airports CDG/Orly, Eurostar, other major rail lines, and the metro - The rooms were clean, some of my dorm mates mentioned that it was the best hostel they'd stayed in - The private bathrooms were neat although, in one of the rooms I stayed in, it was quite small - The privacy curtains are a nice touch, as are the USB charging ports for each bed, which came in handy as I had misplaced my adapters along the way. I was very happy with the facilities in general. - The breakfast buffet was quite poor (a better bet is to go into any of the nearby boulangeries for a croissant or baguette) but if you are on a tight budget then it does save you some money - There is a bar where it is convenient to socialise with fellow travelers, but as others have mentioned, the band is not very good and the loud music that is otherwise played makes it difficult to have a conversation - The room keys make accessing the rooms easy and secure

Disliked: - Gare du Nord, with all its convenience, is not a particularly safe or clean neighbourhood - There does not seem to be any uniformity in the lay out of the rooms - The staff are not particularly friendly or helpful although they seem to try to be courteous - The elevators can be fickle - I was asked to move rooms with no prior notice or explanation. This was an inconvenience as I was visiting a friend the night before and had to come back in time to check out of a room that I had booked for several nights. I did not have another reason to be back at the hostel that early in the morning - When I arrived a little too early to check-in, I was asked to pay for a locker to store my things. I thought this fee should be waived considering I was going to be checking in that same day - The meals and drinks at the bar are quite expensive for a hostel although, of course, no one is forcing you to spend money here

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Myrlande Laine

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 August 2014 Myrlande would recommend this property

Liked: USB and private bathroom.

Disliked: Housekeeping not cleaning a room before check-in.

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Daniel Frank

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2014 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was very clean and accommodating. There is a large bar / pub in the building courtyard if you're looking for cheap food or a place to party / mingle. The location couldn't be much better for train travel.

Disliked: There were no kitchens to prepare your own food. The house band was pretty awful (couldn't sing in tune or hold a steady beat) but they played the pub every night.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The front desk was very helpful with recommendations for places to eat. The provided breakfast was simple, but nice. The location next to Gare du Nord makes travel to and from the airport very simple.

Disliked: The windows of the dorm room did not open, so it was very hot and humid in the room – unpleasant. The door to the dorm room did not close all the way by letting it just close (you had to apply pressure), but it would appear closed. Our dorm room was left ajar multiple nights by accident. Nothing was stolen however.

The property's response is...

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

Robbie Stewart

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 August 2014 Robbie would recommend this property

Liked: Had plenty of rooms, rooms were spacious, had a wee curtain you could use at your bed, had lockers you could use.

Disliked: Probably could have done with more showers/toilets.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. The 8-bed-dorm I was staying in was very big and the beds were clean and comfortable. There was a curtain in front of each bed so you could have some privacy when you close it. The bathsrooms are in the hallway and quite clean. The breakfast was good compared to other hostels I stayed in: they offer bread, cheese, ham, jam, nutella, butter, cereals, orange juice,...

Disliked: During the day it was a little bit hot in the rooms but if you keep the windows opened it's okay. In the bathrooms it was especially hot because there is no window.

The property's response is...

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

Matthew Wakefield

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 August 2014 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Clean place with helpful and cheerful staff. Very safe. One of the better places ive stayed.

Disliked: Kind of generic feel with not a ton of character, but i cant really complain. It was still a great place to lay my head for a few days.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is located near the train station which is easy to find. The staff in reception was very nice. The room was clean. The hostel provided free breakfast which was nice. The security was good.

Disliked: The queue for check-in was long and I needed to wait for a long period of time for check in. The private room for 4 was a bit small.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

01 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it's close to Gare du Nord so it's very convenient to go anywhere.

Disliked: The atmosphere near the property is not safe.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Abbie Knowlson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 July 2014 Abbie would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, staff were brilliant and full of energy.

Disliked: The hostelworld party, wasn't quite for us.

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Stephanie Richardson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 July 2014 Stephanie would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, beds were comfortable and private and had their own lights and outlets, the bar downstairs had a good atmosphere

Disliked: Not a great neighborhood but very close to Gare du Nord and the metro

The property's response is...

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

Christian Hernández

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year

10 July 2014 Christian would recommend this property

Liked: La estancia que tuve fue muy buena, el staff son muy atentos y desde el primer momento te hacen sentir como sí llegarás a casa

Disliked: Christian left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

10 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location is very good

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Sacha Copland

Alone

Events / festivals

09 July 2014 Sacha would recommend this property

Liked: Really well set-up. Good security and privacy. Friendly atmosphere. Great free breakfast. Cheap wine.

Disliked: The bathrooms.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sarah Dammers

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 July 2014 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was clean, with friendly staff and great food. The location was perfect for getting to/from the city and the airport. Loved the pod beds!

Disliked: Nothing although the bathrooms could do with some bath mats :)

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

Alexander Naoumidis

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 July 2014 Alexander would recommend this property

Liked: The bar and the rooms were great

Disliked: Not much

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

30 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good

Disliked: Good

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

29 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, safe, calm

Disliked: Location

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

29 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful staff....clean.

Disliked: I don't like the noisy bar atmosphere.

The property's response is...

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

Siang Ing Lee

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

26 June 2014 Siang Ing would recommend this property

Liked: very close to the train station very young and vibrant atmosphere breakfast in bellucini bar was nice loved the individual bed lights and curtains nice toilets

Disliked: not so nice environment outside but it was safe enough and the close proximity to the train station made up for it

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is a fun environment and staff is extremely helpful!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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