Village Hostel
Thursday, June 8, 2006
Heather Stimmler-Hall in 18th arrondissement, Youth Hostels

Le Village Hostel
20 rue d’Orsel, 18th
Tel 01 42 64 22 02
M° Anvers

http://www.villagehostel.fr/

The 20-something’s on my last tour stayed at  this hostel, a block and a half from Métro Anvers, at the foot of Montmartre. There’s no curfew (there is lock-out during the day to clean), and some rooms are accessible by a garden terrace with views of the Sacre-Coeur Basilica. The five friends stayed in a room with four bunks, meaning only one person in the room was someone they didn’t know. They had their own bathroom with shower and separate toilet. “The water gets very hot,” was the only complaint I heard. Prices €20-€27, basic breakfast included, depending on when you go and how many people you share with (double, triple, or six-person dorm).  The hostel is on line 2, not very convenient for getting around without having to change lines, but the Pigalle station (line 12) is only a few blocks away.

Update on Sunday, April 1, 2007 by Registered CommenterHeather Stimmler-Hall

The site with hostel ratings is Hostel Paris, with over 100 ratings for this particular hostel in the past six months. None mention bugs (they could be recent), but the staff certanly aren't well loved! LOL!

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