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Reviewed 25 June 2011

the night man is an absolute awful, rude and unhelpful man who speaks with disdain to all hostel guests and acts like his job is the Bain of his existence. ruined our stay in Paris, and although day staff were much friendlier the hostel was grotty and compact so this didn't make up for it. location was good, so I...

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Jonkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 5 May 2011

We stayed there for 5 nights. The first evening when we got back to the hostel the where this gang/ kids there one of them broked a bottle and ran after the other people of the same gang. And then the poli e came. This was like this every evening. One evening when we where standing right outside the metro....

1Thank chult
Reviewed 22 April 2011

not for boring people! if you like to meet people from all over the world, if you're searching for cheap cheap bed for few days and you have good adaptability, this is the perfect place! very good position in front of metro 2, barbes-rochechouart, 5 minutes from almost everything by metro; people from hostel are very kind; sleep quality very...

1Thank mantofob
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 11 April 2011

We had booked a room for 5 persons with wc for two nights and surprise surprise, when we arrived there was no wc in our room. The hostel was in a scary and shady area and we were afraid to be there all the time. In the second and last night of our stay, we went back to our small...

1Thank jemti
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 3 April 2011

We had booked friends hostel for 3 nights, paid the deposit and even ensured our booking by calling to the hostel one day before coming. Day 1 the staff said that there is no space and we have to go another hostel near by. Ok, it was little weird but we went to the other place and it was fine....

1Thank piiapiia
North Adams, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 March 2011

Friend Hostel was awful. It was in a horrible area. The street it’s on was FILLED with creepy men, who made comments at me and my friend as we walked by. The actual hostel was pretty run down. It didn’t have lockers to put our things in and it was NOT secure. Our bunk beds were really old and rickety....

1Thank Emikins
Paris, France
Reviewed 7 March 2011

The front desk at this hostel is staffed by the rudest, most hostile people I have ever had the misfortune to deal with. On the day of my check-in, my flight was delayed and I arrived two hours late. The man at the front desk had given my bed away, and when I explained that I was stuck at the...

1Thank severedpinky
Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic
Reviewed 12 February 2011

Hostel is located in very busy area, we arrived at the night, in front of hotel were standing lot of people, junkies, maybe prostitutes etc.. But it was only at night, during the day there was no problem with it. There is a metro station (Barbès – Rochechouart) 50 metres in front of hostel, arriving to hostel is quite safe....

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Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2010

Do not book this hostel they will not have a record of your booking! The hostel is situated in a TERRIBLE area. We arrived at night and were met with rats, junkies, prostitutes and gangs that were considering whether to rape or mug you. In the foyer of the hostel there were 30 people in the same situation as us....

2Thank Fizzy_Lizzy84
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2010

Hi, I booked the hostel online keeping in view its cheap price. but when I read all reviews, 99% were negative and I became worried. I had payed the deposit then I thought I am only going for 2 days to paris so if I feel that it is not worth I will change my accommodation. The first positive is...

1Thank TeraJanu

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Additional Information about Friend's Hostel

Address: 122 boulevard de la Chapelle | 18th Arr., 75018 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
Price Range: $65 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
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“good lokalization”
 of 5 bubbles annakosakowska, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't know anything about 2nd floor, but in the top one there are only rooms woth at least 4 beds.”
 of 5 bubbles 332vilmap, 9 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Don't stay here. But if you do, the upstairs rooms have more bathrooms but are damper.”
 of 5 bubbles 199natashal, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Don't choose a room from this place at all!”
 of 5 bubbles PouleSoie, 5 Sep 2015 | Read review
“if you go here, do not book a large dorm, but book a private room.”
 of 5 bubbles liesbethm2014, 23 Jul 2015 | Read review
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