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Old 01-23-2004, 01:47 PM   #1
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Hello, i'm going to be flying into paris at the end of april 2004 and i was wondering whether anyone had any suggestions for places to stay?!

i found the "aloha hostel" which seems relatively cheap, but has anyone stayed there and had a good/bad experience!?

This is my first trip alone, so i am hoping to start it off on the right foot by choosing a good first hostel!
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I heard that it was good and read some reviews online...somewhere.

Also, check out the "Young and Happy hostel" and "the 3 ducks"

all three of these can be found on the hostel search engine on the Tpunk home page .
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I've heard good things about the 3 Ducks, Woodstock, and another one in the Marais-- I think it's just Hostel du Marais? Anyway, I've heard *not* so good things about Friends, Young & Happy, and whatever that "peace" one is.

I stayed at the Caulaincourt last year and it was pretty good. Nice area, close to the metro, clean, many rooms have fantastic views. But I don't think it's very cheap and it didn't seem to be a big party place.

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SV,
Maybe Young and Happy changed their tune? We had a recent topic about hostels in Paris and Barcelona and here's what a couple of members had to say-

A neutral review on Aloha Hostel and a positive review on Young and Happy Hostel
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ah, cool... maybe I'll check it out when I'm there in April. I had heard from a few different people that it was friendly but probably the dirtiest hostel in Paris. *shrug*
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thanks for the info,
i was reading about the AIJ - Auberge Int'l de Jeunes, i think.
sounds like a pretty decent place and in a decent location.
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Just to add my 2 cents... I had a TERRIBLE experience at Young and Happy! TERRIBLE. It was dirty, and the staff was incredibly rude. The hostel is very old and hasnt been well taken care of at all. I would recommend looking for another option!
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yeah, thats what i've been hearing about that place too...thanks for the heads up.

but, hopefully, if everything goes to plan, i might not have to stay at a hostel in paris, i might be able to stay with some longlost family!
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