20 Rue d'Orsel, Paris, France
Doubles from: $103 to $142
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Located at the base of Sacre Coeur’s hill, Le Village Hostel offers a very friendly northern perch for young (and young-minded) travelers.
Pros: Clean, air-conditioned dorms and rooms. Complimentary breakfast. Public spaces are stocked with amenities and places to hang out.
Cons: Dorms and rooms sparsely furnished. Towels cost extra.
Le Village has 25 rooms, including both dorms and private rooms. Dorms sleep between three and eight guests, and each is equipped with air conditioning (individually controlled) and a private bathroom (with a nice shower; towel rental €1). These rooms are furnished sparsely, with blue linoleum floors and white metal bunks, and five dorms have skylights.
Private rooms are scheduled for a cosmetic makeover, but currently have purple-and-gray walls, simple furnishings and lovely original wood-beamed ceilings. Double-paned windows keep the noise out, and (as with the dorms) all are equipped with air conditioning and nicely tiled private baths. Their rates, €80-110 for a double, are reasonable, although not the cheapest deal in town.
Note that none of the Le Village rooms has a television or telephone. However, there is a TV lounge downstairs in the lobby and “hang-out” zone. This area, in fact, is full of activity. There’s a foosball table (“le baby-foot” in French, a word that always cracks us up). Internet stations (not free) line the wall, and Wi-Fi is free in the lobby (although it doesn’t reach the rooms). A guest kitchen offers a hot plate, microwave and refrigerator, as well as plates.
In nice weather, the hostel’s outdoor patio is a great place to hang out, have a drink and meet fellow travelers. It also boasts some great views of Sacre Coeur, just up the hill. (Seriously, you could roll down the hill and right into your bunk, although we don’t recommend trying this.)
Breakfast is included in the room rate. All rooms are non-smoking.
The Village Hostel is located on the interesting rue D’Orsel, a small street that’s packed with fabric stores. The Metro Anvers is a block and a half south.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
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- Airport Transportation
- Bicycle Rental
- Breakfast Extra Charge
- Concierge/Booking Services
- Conference room
- Currency Exchange
- Fax Machine
- Guest Kitchen
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Non-Smoking Hotel
- Non-Smoking Rooms
- Pet Friendly
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Tourist information
- TV Lounge
- Wake-Up Service
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathroom: Shared
- Hair Dryer
- Internet Access
- Key Card Access
- Linen Included
- Soundproofed Windows
20 Rue d'Orsel
Montmartre, Paris, France
About the Village Hostel neighborhood
Overlooking Paris to the north, Montmartre's winding streets have inspired starving artists and bohemians for generations. That charm still exists, but today co-exists with a theme park of the original village, complete with postcard touts, tourist-ready restaurants, and portrait painters. Hotels around Montmartre can be quite affordable--just be prepared to do a lot of walking.