St-Christopher's Inn

64-72 quai de la Seine, Paris, France, 75019

Price from: £46

Dorm room

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Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Location:
3
3.0
Bedrooms:
4.2
4.2
Eating/drinking:
4.4
4.4
Public areas:
4
4.0
Leisure facilities:
4.4
4.4
Service:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, First-time travellers, Singles, Chilling out, Education, Nightlife, No fuss, Relaxation

Expert review of St-Christopher's Inn

The hip London youth hostel sets up on canalside Paris.

The St-Christopher's chain of hostels has brought a new clubby vibe to youth hostelling and this place has been a great hit since opening in 2008. New-build hotels are rare in Paris, new-build hostels even more so and this place is a striking addition to the Villette, replacing a19th-century canalside warehouse that burned down a few years ago, and is facing its vintage sister across the canal.

Location: 

Both the plus and minus aspect of the hostel: on one hand the building is set right on the waterside of the Bassin de la Villette; on the other hand, once you've done La Villette science museum, park and concert venues, you're a bit far from the major sights, shopping and beautiful historic buildings of central Paris.

Bedrooms: 

The hostel sleeps 300 in a mix of double rooms and dorms of 4, 6, 8 and a slightly alarming 10 people – all are mixed except for one women-only floor and have shower and basin but shared loos on the landings. It's bright and fresh if a little Spartan, with lots of wood, porthole-style mirrors and ship-style cubby hole bunks, with practical storage drawers.

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Public areas: 

 There's a common room and internet space, as well as the lively canal-side Belushi's Bar, and a basement club area.

Eating and drinking: 

Continental breakfast is included in the price. It's also possible to have a cheap (6 euro) dinner at 7pm. Belushi's Bar serves up trad French lunch, while at night and weekends, backpackers meet Parisians here for tapas, beer and cocktails.

Leisure facilities: 

The small basement club at Belushi's programmes live bands and DJs at Belushi's, karaoke on Wednesday nights.

Service: 

Enthusiastic and multilingual.

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Who stays there: 

Young international students and world tourers.

Price advice: 

Breakfast is included.

Pros: 
Canalside bar
Striking modern building
Cons: 
Bring your own towels
A bit far from the centre

More information on St-Christopher's Inn:

Price from:
£46
Type:
Hostel
Address:
64-72 quai de la Seine, Paris, France, 75019
Neighbourhood:
La Villette

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