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Old 04-26-2006, 01:58 PM   #1
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so i booked a couple nights at the 3 ducks in paris for my second stop in europe and i read the top recommended hostel thing on tpunk then i looked at the site and it didnt look to bad...

but today i was researching more hostels and i found a million angry reviews on this place...with a coupl super good ones thrown in there.... i dont get it!! is it decent or shitty?

the dirtiest place i have stayed is m and j's in rome....and it wasnt horribly horrible...just nasty showers and overall a lil scummy....but livable and still fun cuz of the people....

has anyone stayed at m and j's and 3 ducks and can compare? or can anyone give me an opinion on another place thats central in paris to stay for like 4 nights at the end of may beginning of june??
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peace and love is supposed to be really good in Paris, I havent actually stayed there, but they were super helpful in finding me another place to stay (b/c they were all full....and I missed my reservation...)
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the three ducks can suck my balls

"in the shadow of the eiffle tower" my ass!!! maybe if the sun is just about to go below the horizon

The three ducks in Paris is one of the absolute WORST Hostels I stayed at
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thanks guys..keep those opinions comin... i gotta reschedule like this week so i can get in somewhere before i leave...

that will teach me to get to excited and book right away...

while im at it... heres my itinerary... if anyone wants to put down a recommendation next to the city it would help me in my hours and hours of reading reviews and checking websites to find the right hostels...
cuz maybe its just me but i think staying in a shitty hostel takes away from the amazing memories u gain on ur trips cuz ur so frusterated and unhappy where u stay... anyone else feel that way??

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and rome again before i come home july 24th...
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Hi Jessie. Here's where I stayed in the cities you mentioned:

London: The Generator - it's not as personable and homey as many hostels, but it was clean, cheap (I paid 9 pounds/night), good location, breakfast, and a decent bar/almost nightclub downstairs.

Cinque Terre: I stayed in Riomaggiore at La Dolce Vida. Loved it!! My friend and I had our own little apartment with an incredible view of the town and the Mediterranean. It had a kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom, and in a beautiful town for 25 euros each. A little more than I generally spent, but well worth it!

Rome: I stayed at M&J too, wasn't crazy about it though!!

Nice: I stayed at two places here. The first was Faubourg Montmartre. It was pretty random, ran by a crazy lady "The Pink Lady," room had a kitchen right beside the beds, and was okay. I preferred Hotel Antares though. It had small comfortable dorms with an ensuite bathroom, was very clean, and was right by the train station.

I wish I could help out with Greece, but I have yet ot get there!! Have fun!
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k so i cancelled my 3 ducks res. and booked at peace and love... looked a lil bit better and i didnt find anything horrible about it online... whew!! one problem solved...like 4,000 left...

i think im overthinking and worrying to much ...lol...i jst dont wanna have a miserable experience with a place to stay like i did in paris last time...it ruined my happy thoughts on paris cuz i was so frusterated!!
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k so i cancelled my 3 ducks res. and booked at peace and love...* looked a lil bit better and i didnt find anything horrible about it online... whew!! one problem solved...like 4,000 left...

i think im overthinking and worrying to much ...lol...i jst dont wanna have a miserable experience with a place to stay like i did in paris last time...it ruined my happy thoughts on paris cuz i was so frusterated!!* * *
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wow. i'm booked at 3 ducks too... glad you guys brought it up. i'll look into others.
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