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Vintage Hostel Paris Reviews
Nice hostel and cheap (for Paris's standards) May 30, 2012
Considering Paris is not a cheap place to stay -specially overpriced in hotels- I wonder how this place hasn't a bigger reputation. Located very conveniently (a couple of minutes away from Gare du Nord station) I'd like now to stress the pros and cons of this place:
- As said before, the location is pretty nice. 2 metro stops within a few minutes walk (Gare du Nord & Anvers). There are plenty of services nearby, like supermarkets (Carrefour, Dia and other brands), Drugstore/Pharmacy, Internet point (with English keyboard, which is slightly different to french one) and several restaurants and cafes. Also there is the possibility to walk up to the "Sacre Coeur" Dome or, if you had a exhausting day sightseeing you might even go to Pigalle at night and check out the world-famous Moulin Rouge and several other french cabarets and things propper of the Parisian red zone within a 10-15 minute walk.
- There is a common room where you can interact with other travelers, use their vending machines, their Internet (there is a fee, although not very expensive), watch TV or get some info about tours and things to do in the french capital. WiFi is free of charge and it works at its best in the common room too.
- Next to their common room there is a kitchen which you can use most of the day (I think it is open from 11 am to 10 pm). The kitchen lacks of some equipment but yet it allows you to cook or heat up some stuff.
- Rooms are not huge, but they're pretty clean and they have their own wardrobe. Although they lack of locker facilities in the rooms, all rooms have their own bathroom which for a lot of people is a big pro.
- Like in most hostels, language is not a problem, all their staff and signs are bilingual
- Something not that important but I still wanted to mention: I stayed there in 2010 (during the football/soccer world cup) the place worked as a huge talisman in that incredible quarterfinal game of Uruguay - Ghana decided on penalty shootout after ghanese star Asamoah Gyan missed a penalty (hit the post) in the last minute of aggregate time which would have taken them through and eliminated us. Also Paris is crowded with African immigration, and they all were supporting their last African hope, so it made us feel totally on the visiting side.
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