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Old 05-09-2005, 07:46 AM   #1
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I know this site highly recommends 3 ducks. But I've been reading really mixed reviews of the place. Has anyone been there?
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I as well was curious. When I was checking out the info it looked like they had a curfew. I don't feel like messing with that, so I passed.
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No, I have not stayed there, but I also passed on this hostel after seeing the curfew and the reviews of people who have stayed there in the past (on the bottom of the page).
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Yeah, I passed for the same reasons. I ended up staying at the BVJ Louvre, which while not at ALL a party scene, was great - brilliant location, and I ended up making some great friends to go out and party with (why stick around the hostel bar for a week?). No curfew, no lockout - Omi don't play dat.
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i stayed there and did not like it. 2am curfew everyone just stays at the bar to drink. bathrooms are outside in the patio in front of the rooms. the place is not that clean. honestly i dont know why 3 ducks is rated so high. i figure its the bar.
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Okay.... I have 3 ducks booked. Anyone recommend I change accomodations??
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How many nights are you staying? Perhaps you could stay at 3 Ducks on typically non-party nights (ie mon, tues) so the party is where you're at, and if you're sticking around through a weekend, staying elsewhere so you don't have to deal w/ the curfew, etc....
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Serious eh... yeah i'll be doing that travelguy... my buddy who im travelling with it also a monster-snorer, ill need the earplugs.

Actually Omi, I'm arriving Paris on Friday...staying till tuesday. Hahaha... it's gonna be a noisy few nights.

You think its better to have a hostel with or without a curfew? I imagine the curfewed ones would be nice and quiet.
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Jules: "Well, basically, I'm just gonna walk the earth."
Vincent: "What you mean 'walk the earth'?"
Jules: "You know, like Kane in 'Kung Fu'...go places...meet people...get in adventures."

Trips (only counting recreational travel):
FIRST TRIP (2005): FIRST EUROTRIP EVER! UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland
SECOND TRIP (2007): First Solo Trip! Greece, Turkey, Syria, Spain
2008: China (Beijing, Shanghai, Yangshuo) ...right before the Olympics!
2009: Japan & HK, Southern Spain
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2011: India (Goa), Jordan, Jerusalem, San Sebastian (Spain), Amsterdam (again), London, Driving from Vancouver to L.A. (stopping in Portland, Seattle, San Fran and all the little stops), Montpellier (France), Geneva and Lausanne (Switzerland)

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I think that at least for Fri/Sat night, it'd be better to have a non-curfewed hostel, that way you can go and experience the actual Paris nightlife (not the hostel bar) at your leisure.
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wait just one minute there- you mean there's more to life than the hostel bar?!!!!! goddamn! You'd think people actually travel to venture OUT of their hostels......the world is shattering around me.....
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Okay guys...due to bad reviews on hostelz.com and t-punk opinion, I officially rebooked myself at Woodstock Hostel....its cheaper and cleaner... yay!

Thanx for all your input ... ill in paris june 24-29th if anyone's gonna be there and wants to grab a beer (or wine)
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Jules: "Well, basically, I'm just gonna walk the earth."
Vincent: "What you mean 'walk the earth'?"
Jules: "You know, like Kane in 'Kung Fu'...go places...meet people...get in adventures."

Trips (only counting recreational travel):
FIRST TRIP (2005): FIRST EUROTRIP EVER! UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland
SECOND TRIP (2007): First Solo Trip! Greece, Turkey, Syria, Spain
2008: China (Beijing, Shanghai, Yangshuo) ...right before the Olympics!
2009: Japan & HK, Southern Spain
[size=1]2010: All over Lebanon, Ibiza (Spain), Oktoberfest (Germany), Thailand.
2011: India (Goa), Jordan, Jerusalem, San Sebastian (Spain), Amsterdam (again), London, Driving from Vancouver to L.A. (stopping in Portland, Seattle, San Fran and all the little stops), Montpellier (France), Geneva and Lausanne (Switzerland)

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Okay guys...due to bad reviews on hostelz.com and t-punk opinion, I officially rebooked myself at Woodstock Hostel....its cheaper and cleaner... yay!

Thanx for all your input ... ill in paris june 24-29th if anyone's gonna be there and wants to grab a beer (or wine)
I was looking at the Woodstock hostel let us know how it is.
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hey anyone know the website to the BVJ Louvre hostel i think i migth stay there but i cant seem to find it on here
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Wow, i think the best hostel site out there is hostelz.com... very comprehensive. Has places hostels.com or hostelworld doesn't even list
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Vincent: "So what you gonna do?"
Jules: "Well, basically, I'm just gonna walk the earth."
Vincent: "What you mean 'walk the earth'?"
Jules: "You know, like Kane in 'Kung Fu'...go places...meet people...get in adventures."

Trips (only counting recreational travel):
FIRST TRIP (2005): FIRST EUROTRIP EVER! UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland
SECOND TRIP (2007): First Solo Trip! Greece, Turkey, Syria, Spain
2008: China (Beijing, Shanghai, Yangshuo) ...right before the Olympics!
2009: Japan & HK, Southern Spain
[size=1]2010: All over Lebanon, Ibiza (Spain), Oktoberfest (Germany), Thailand.
2011: India (Goa), Jordan, Jerusalem, San Sebastian (Spain), Amsterdam (again), London, Driving from Vancouver to L.A. (stopping in Portland, Seattle, San Fran and all the little stops), Montpellier (France), Geneva and Lausanne (Switzerland)

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http://www.bvjhotel.com/ is the website for the one Omi was chattin' about.

I think I'm going to book my stay at the Young 'n Happy...the reviews seem good and I think at the beginning of my trip I won't mind a party hostel. :D No curfew and no lockout and the hostelworld appears to think it okay.

Why is Paris SO HARD to find a decent hostel??

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I recently found out that Woodstock hostel has a cat named JESUS who freely roams around.

I am allergic to cats. This is not good...

So i think i will be staying at the 3 Ducks after all...
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Vincent: "So what you gonna do?"
Jules: "Well, basically, I'm just gonna walk the earth."
Vincent: "What you mean 'walk the earth'?"
Jules: "You know, like Kane in 'Kung Fu'...go places...meet people...get in adventures."

Trips (only counting recreational travel):
FIRST TRIP (2005): FIRST EUROTRIP EVER! UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland
SECOND TRIP (2007): First Solo Trip! Greece, Turkey, Syria, Spain
2008: China (Beijing, Shanghai, Yangshuo) ...right before the Olympics!
2009: Japan & HK, Southern Spain
[size=1]2010: All over Lebanon, Ibiza (Spain), Oktoberfest (Germany), Thailand.
2011: India (Goa), Jordan, Jerusalem, San Sebastian (Spain), Amsterdam (again), London, Driving from Vancouver to L.A. (stopping in Portland, Seattle, San Fran and all the little stops), Montpellier (France), Geneva and Lausanne (Switzerland)

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I recently found out that Woodstock hostel has a cat named JESUS who freely roams around.

I am allergic to cats. This is not good...

So i think i will be staying at the 3 Ducks after all...
From what I can see CB, you are not having an easy time of booking that Paris hostel.

The ones that we looked at initially were: Woodstock Hostel, Caulaincourt Square and Fauconnier (I liked that one best). Since my fellow travelers are on a bit of a tight budget and in the end we're only stayin in Paris for a single night before we fly to Prague we ended up going with Hotel Commines. Hope that helps!
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I think I'm going to book my stay at the Young 'n Happy...the reviews seem good and I think at the beginning of my trip I won't mind a party hostel.* :D* No curfew and no lockout and the hostelworld appears to think it okay.
Just an FYI, Jenn, I've heard NOTHING but bad things about the Young & Happy-- from rude people to grotty showers and blankets to you name it. Maybe only book yourself in for one night to scope it out and skedaddle to better lodgings if it turns out bad!!
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Dammit, that blows. Paris is my first real stop so I guess it can only go uphill from there! lol! I might have to bite the bullet and just go with a cheap hotel room...although I don't think they know the word cheap there. Thanks for the heads up!

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