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“BAD HOSTEL!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Auberge Internationale des Jeunes

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Auberge Internationale des Jeunes
Ranked #108 of 155 Speciality Lodging in Paris
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“BAD HOSTEL!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

I've booked a room in Bastille Hostel, that belongs to the same group, 3 months in advance. At first, I had booked a room for 2, but then my sister gave up and I asked to change the reservation for a shared room for 2, as said in the website. When I arrived, they said that Bastille Hostel only has private rooms, and put me in a room for four girls at AIJ (both belong to the same group). Also, they said I shoul move to a room in the 4th floor (I was in the 1st) in the last day. I didn't like that, and, as I realised later, they to that kind of thing with many clients - I've met a girl who had to change room every day! The bathroom in the room is very small. You have to keep pressing the shower button every half minute, otherwise the water stops falling. The bathroom's door is open on the top and on the bottom (like in the shopping bathrooms), so you have no privacy - when you're going to pee or to take a shower, the person who sleeps in the top bed can see everything!! The common bathrooms in the corridor have the same problem. In the room I've stayed the last night, you have to keep the water buttom pressed in order to actually get water. There's only a tiny lamp in the room, that is very very dark. There were lots of kids in the hostel, so it was very noisy early in the morning. Also, there's a cafe that works until 2am, something like that, and the noise is loud. The internet is available only from 4pm to 11 pm. The staff isn't helpful at all - I had to take a train at 6 in the morning and they didn't want to book or call a taxi for me - they said I should try in the street. The only good thing was the location, that was convenient, near to the metro station. Didn't take the breakfast.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Ana R
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Seoul, South Korea
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

i cannot take it any more...is very terrible hostel....no wifi, no electrical plug, no information for traveler.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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2 Thank MMM-ming
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

I stayed in this hostel a few years ago, and by the looks of the reviews below not much has changed. The website says "an international hostel in the centre of Paris" - I would call this false advertising. Although it is in Paris, it is a trek away from any of the tourist attractions that a hostel-er would want to see! This was the first hostel I stayed in on my interrailing trip, and it was also the WORST!

The bunkbeds were SO small you could not sit upright in the bottom bunk - they were children's bunks only! The curtains and bedding all had holes in them. The shower was SO small. The linin was dirty. Breakfast was a bread roll every day - that was it. And some days even that was stale. The staff were not quick in coming forward to help either.

The one positive thing I can say about this hostel is that there was a social area so I did not have to endure the awful room! We met two fantastic people here and it was only bearable because we made it so. Other than that.... I would urge anyone to stay away! It may seem cheap, but it's no deal! RIP OFF.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank turtle10690
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Osijek, Croatia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

My friend and me stayed 3 days in the hostel, sharing the room with 2 other girls.
The place is nice and clean, the location is great and the stuff is very friendly and helpful. However, I would like to mention the saloon door on the bathroom that everybody is talking about and I have to say that it's not a problem at all. That door give enough privacy so I definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

please do not stay here...breakfast sucks, no internet, beds are big enough for kids only, staff is rude, shower room is a joke, don't get to use the kitchen...i've been so many hostels in the world and i can vouch that this is the WORST !!!

I will never return here...or even recommend to anyone...guys, please put ur money elsewhere...

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Alan K
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Additional Information about Auberge Internationale des Jeunes

Property: Auberge Internationale des Jeunes
Address: 10 rue Trousseau | 11th Arr., 75011 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Bercy / Nation , République
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #108 of 155 Speciality Lodging in Paris
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,703 - ₹ 6,288
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A youth hostel in the center of Paris. During your visit in Paris, you will certainly be looking for a nice and comfortable place to stay. Our hostel represents the best alternative for young travellers, as it combines an excellent location, a good quality lodging (clean, safe and nice) and the most competitive prices in the City of Lights (recommended by Lonely Planet). ... more   less 
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