Auberge Internationale des Jeunes


Auberge Internationale des Jeunes

Hostel address
10 rue Trousseau, 75011 Paris
Métro Ledru Rollin (8)
Tel
(01) 47 00 62 00
Website address
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Reception open
24 hours
Price
Dorm bed €19-24

Price includes breakfast
Prices are in euro and are inclusive of all taxes.
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Lockout
11am-4pm
Age restriction
Guests must be aged under 30 years
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User Reviews (2)

Overpriced, crowded, noisy accommodation
2 July 2011
Cons
The most unfriendly staff ever
Pros
It's near the Tube (so that you can leave quickly!)
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I spent a night in this hostel recently because I hadn't managed to find a discounted rate in a proper hotel. It was a waste of money, and I would have been better off spending the night in a brasserie near Les Halles. The staff is extremely unfriendly. When I booked, they didn't realise I was French (I live in the UK). When I arrived, they realised their mistake, and nearly kicked me out: my passport still shows my previous address in Paris, so they enquired why I didn't spend the night there, and then whether I didn't have any relatives to stay with. You would have thought I was a tramp, asking for a free bed! My dorm was fairly quiet (jetlagged American girls, including one who had been molested by a Northern African guy the day before and no longer dared go out in the evening), but the dorms around ours were full of binge drinking party animals. The noise went on all night and it was impossible to get any sleep. The dorm was extremely stuffy, and it was extremely hot throughout the night. The window was really tiny, and it was impossible to let the door open to create a draught, because some of the British guys staying in the dorm nearby were looking to 'score'. The whole building is ancient and if you want to take a proper shower, you'd better head to the nearest swimming pool. As to the kitchen... it is non existent.

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This place was inexpensive and spacious
22 January 2010
Cons
Kind of boring and the location isnt the best
Pros
Spacious rooms, large common room, flexible curfew and lockout
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This was the first hostel we stayed in in Paris. I enjoyed the flexible curfew..I got sick one day and stayed in bed all day...the staff didnt kick me out or even seem to notice. The room we had was large and had cool windows that overlooked a beautiful garden area. Like most hostels in Paris, the bathrooms and rooms are co-ed, so that was a bit startling, but I got used to it. (Hello, strange man shaving while I shower! Weird.) The location is supposedly by all these bars, but we werent super into that so the loud, drunk people in the hall at 4am were sorta annoying (but I was getting sick too, so I was grumpy) All in all, its an ok hostel and cleaner than most. On the right bank, its little out of the way of things you might want to see, like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, and the street its on is kind of dull, but with the Metro...which is just down the block, everything is a train ride away.

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