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Smart Place Paris - Hostel - Paris

28 Rue de Dunkerque - Paris

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 75 .90
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Looking for hostels in Paris? Take a look at Smart Place Paris - Hostel! There are many great attractions nearby, including Sacred Heart Basilica, Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and Arc de Triomphe. Also close by are Eiffel Tower and Moulin Rouge.

This Paris hostel offers complimentary wireless Internet access and an elevator (lift).

Knowledgeable staff are available at the front desk 24 hours-a-day and can provide tour/ticket assistance. Enjoy coffee in the lobby, which also has a safe at the front desk should you wish to lock away any valuables.

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Guest Rating 6.3 Fair
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Hostel Facilities at Smart Place Paris

  • Lift/elevator
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet/Email services

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  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property.
  • One child 4 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 5 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 5 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

6.3

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6.2

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6.0

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4.1

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Service

Smart Place Paris Hostel reviews

3.5
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

I stayed 3 nights at late Sep. Really excellent location near Gare du Nord. There are restaurants next to the station. Self serviced Rooms are facing street, though a bit noisy at night, still can sleep. You can alway hear when the door of next rooms is opening or closing. No hair dryer, no hot water, lift is 9 sq. feet only. toilet is capable for one man only. should be cheaper, but recommended for backpackers.

7.7 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

A small room in a hotel close to the Gare du Nord at a reasonable price - exactly what I wanted. A very lively area!

1.0
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

l'albergo lasciava a desiderare: siamo arrivati e ci hanno fatto aspettare parecchio tempo prima di poter avere la stanza, l'ascensore era piccolo e puzzava, la stanza modestamente piccola aveva la moquette che era sporca, puzzava di pino ed aveva delle macchie marrone (strane che mi faceva pensare tante cose), il letto meno male sembrava a posto.. il bagno piccolo sopratutto la doccia, non potevo piegarmi perche mi colpivo con il muro, non ho sentito tutta questa cordialita nel servizio, solo quando stavo dormendo, e ci hanno interrotto, quel giorno che noi siamo arrivati (stanchi, con la voglia solo di dormire)avevano deciso di cambiare la serratura, anche se noi eravamo nella stanza con tutto il rumore ed ogni volta venivano non sono riuscita a riposarmi.. insomma io sinceramente non lo consiglio sopratutto alle famiglie ed alle coppie.. la zona era tranquilla e la posizione buona, il prezzo giusto, ma la qualita' e' scarsa.

4.2 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Non consiglierei quest'hotel a nessuno. Le camere erano piccolissime. Una sera sono tornato in camera, era piena di polvere poichè avevano cambiato le serrature delle stanze e non avevano pulito. Mi sono lamentato con il receptionist e si sono difesi dicendo che le donne delle pulizie di pomeriggio non lavorano. Hotel molto scadente. Non ci tornerei mai e poi mai.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Se avete intenzione di andare a Parigi per visitarla completamente, quest'albergo fa al caso vostro. Infatti è ottimo se si vuole avere solo un punto di appoggio per i bagagli, un posto dove riposare e lavarsi.Le stanze sono molto piccole ma sia la posizione sia la cordialità del personale (disponibile 24/24 ore) che il rapporto qualità/prezzo fanno di qst albergo il posto ottimale per chi intende restare molto poco in stanza e molto in giro per Paris.

5.3 Ordinary
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • South Korea

Space is too small and cover sheet does not look clean. We stayed 4 nights, they did not change the sheet at all. Just rearragnge it.

6.0 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • China

Well location (5-8 mins walk from gare du nord station), but the web provided map is not clear enough, a little bit difficult in finding the location at the first time. The room is not big, not very clear, but it is still acceptable because of the reasonable price. The staff can speak simple english and friendly, recommend for the not demanding travelers.

7.4 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Excellent location, not only for the Gare Du Nord, but access to the rest of the city. Lively neighbourhood, but not scary as some other reviewers have suggested.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Denmark

But we didnt like the breakfast

6.8 Fair
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

El Hotel esta muy bien comunicado y para ver Paris que es lo que yo queria esta bien, las habitaciones son pequeñas pero para dormir da igual.Esta limpio y esta bien de precio para lo que ofrece.

5.8 Ordinary
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

almost everything was fine. agreable staff, clean room, just about 5min by a train station... but, the room I stayed was really small..(not every room is like this, because the room next to my room was much bigger!!) and the shower was poor. water coming out was not enough...

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

That was the first time my wife and I visited Paris. The entire stay was fantastic. Even the hotel receptionists were very welcoming. But our room was not very spacious, although this did not become a major problem for tourists like us since we spent much of our time discovering Paris. In addition to that, there were only few negative things about the hotel in general, like a very small elevator (we had difficulty making our luggages fit the elevator, considering that we were only 2 individuals inside plus 2 hand carry bags & 2 luggage). Furthermore, as advertised, we were expecting the room to be sound-proof, but noises outside the room, including those coming from the 1st floor, were somehow heard up to our room at the 3rd level. But overall, the place was absolutely nice since it is near to the Gare du nord station, lots of restaurants, and also close to the Montmarte where different souvenir shops can be found. Therefore, the room price was just fair enough. We would want to stay to this hotel again if we'll visit Paris again..

6.5 Fair
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Nice place, friendly staff. TV didn't work in our room, but we don't speak french, so wouldn't make huge difference to us. Go there expecting a cheap place to stay and that's what you get.

4.9 Ordinary
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

close to ALL PUBLIC TRANSPORT EASY TO GET AROUND it was reasonable given the price; and the value of the aussie dollar to the euro

1.5
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Too costly for the quality of hotel. Rooms too small, electric fittings not working and about to fall off. Given a twin room instead of double.The two beds kepts sliding away. when asked for double was made to move into even smaller room and given the option bluntly. crappy locality with a rougue crowd around. Only advantage is good location. walking distance to Gare du Nord, Sacred Coure and most of the place linked by all means of transport.

1.7
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • England

unfortunately on top of small rooms poor breakfast and expensive for the area one of our party found bed bugs in her room she was moved to another room which was clean but this should not have been allowed to happen we did receive an apology but was really a shrug of the shoulder apology

6.6 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The Hotel is very close to Gard du Nord 5 mins and there were shops close by to purchase water, fruit and other snacks. For the price we paid I thought it was good value for money.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

very basic very clean and for the money fantastic value and will definately stop again

5.7 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Well sited for the Gare de Nord - very undesirable area, but within easy walking distance of the fashionable 9th, and Montmatre.

5.7 Ordinary
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

poor cleanliness of bathroom, location positive for metro stations, bus...

6.7 Fair
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

It is of convenient location (near Paris Nord Station) and reasonable price.

7.3 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

perfect position for exploring Paris, if not demanding luxury. Balcony an unexpected extra. Small room (low price!)and shaky bathroom fittings, but everything worked, and the convenience of location outweighed the fairly basic accommodation. Breakfast service very slow on first morning, okay on 2nd.

7.6 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

It was my third time at this hotel. For me as a student it's perfect because it's cheap and fine to spend the night there. I wouldn't suggest it for older people though. The rooms are cleaned every day. Very good location (almost directly at the trainstation), lots of restaurant in the area too. Friendly staff.

3.5
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

Cuatro días de estancia.He ocupado una doble con dos camas. El hotel es de una gran pobreza: en España no alcanzaría el rango de 1 estrella. En cuanto al petit dejeuner, cuyo coste era de 6 euros, se podía conseguir a unos 30 metros por 3.50. Del ascensor, ni hablamos: un pasajero con una maleta, máximo. Lo mejor, la ubicación, si se va a utilizar la Gare du Nord.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

Good hotel for short stays. clean and english speaking staff.

5.9 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

stanza veramente molto piccola, arredamento un po' vecchiotto e albergo basic. però vicino (neanche 5 minuti a piedi) alla Gare du nord e a uno stazionamento degli autobus. il Sacré Coeur è raggiungibile a piedi in circa 15 minuti. consigliato a chi non ha molte pretese, ma è interessato a un posto comodo e ha un budget ridotto. noi abbiamo pagato 136€ in 2 per 2 notti + una tassa di 1.36€ a persona a notte (non segnalata su venere.com!! )

6.7 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Nice staff, although a bit of a language barrier with some reception staff. Rooms are very small with little space for movement/bags however to be expected for price and the location. Lift is tiny, and only fits one person and luggage - better off taking the stairs! Close to sites and very close to the station. Would consider staying there again.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

The location of the hotel was excellent, only 100 yards from the Gard du Nord and was directly opposite an internet cafe. The staff were very welcoming and even engaged myself in conversations, in english and french! The size if the room was adequate, it was only used to sleep in anyway! The price I feel was a bit high but I think that was mainly due to the location of the hotel. There are various cafes and restaurants nearby and Montmartre is only down the road where you will discover places such as the Sacré Coeur and only wine vineyard left in France. Overall I had a very pleasant stay and will definitely be returning :)

2.5
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

I wouldn't recommend the hotel to my friends. The room was very, very tiny - The bed filled the whole room. The TV didn't work. The room was mould-infested.

7.2 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Portugal

the hotel is very small,especially the room is too small to put any chair inside the room,but the stuffmember is very helpful.

7.9 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

Tiny rooms but clean and quiet, which was most important. Since we only used it to sleep, it was great. Very close to the Gare du Nord train/metro station. Would stay there again.

2.3
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

This place is in serious need of renovations. The room had a very bad mould problem resulting in me, practically sleeping with my head out the window which wasn't a problem because the room is so small that there is only about a 18 inch space around the double bed. TV did not work; the only lamp fixture in the room was broken; the light in the hallway was out; no internet available; the toilet was the only clean (and updated) area of the room. (You can smell the mould even before you enter the room); upon checkout, I was charged an additonal tax for having two people (wife) staying in the room.

6.1 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Thailand

Location is great, the room is too small but clean. The shower space is too narrow until I could not clean my legs because my arms hit the wall. The manager is very nice of his hospitality mind.

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

It is pretty small, but its enough if you just need a place to sleep. So it is perfect for young people. It is situated near the northern rain station and has an excellent connection to the metro. Just have a try!

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

Really close to the train station. We stayed a twin room which were small but enough for us just stayed at night. Room cleaning was nice and staffs were very friendly.

5.9 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Very basic hotel, but no problem at all with it. You just must know that it's going to be basic, and no problem. Clean enough, rooms are very small. Not very noisy, but it also depends on your neighboors... Maybe the worst are the sorroundings, although it's very well communicated. We choose it because of the price and the location (we came from London, and went one day to Brussels). Hotel muy básico, pero sin problemas. Sólo tienes que tenerlo en cuenta. Limpio, las habitaciones era muy pequeñas. No muy ruidoso, aunque depende también de los vecinos. Quizá lo peor es el area, aunque está muy bien comunicado. Nosotros lo escogimos por su situación, ya que llegábamos desde Londres e íbamos un día a Bruselas.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Although this hotel is not in the safest or most beautiful part of Paris, it is very close to the Paris Nord station which will get you anywhere in the city in just a few minutes. There are also plenty of restaurants and shops near the hotel, and Sacre Coeur is a short walk away. The room was tidy though small, and the bathroom was especially clean and appeared to have been recently renovated.

7.6 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

The location is excellent which only takes a few minutes walk from the train station Gare de Nord to the hotel. We arrived very late (11pm) from the train station and it was great the property is easy to find. The receptionist is very nice and helpful that he already has our information for checking in. The elevator is very small and it is hard to fill in two people with luggages. The room is bigger than what we expected but it is not quiet that you may hear people talking in the hallway. However, overall it is a nice hotel with the price we paid for and the location.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Taiwan

the hotel is well located, but the price is not included TAX. our total price is 120 and they charge us 3 euro tax fee. the room is clean but i doubted if they vacuumed the carpet cause my boyfriend stepped into a big needle (about 4cm)....very scary.....so be careful

6.4 Fair
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Greece

Well located. Reasonable price, but room was very small with bare basic facilities.

3.0
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

I arrived with my reservation confirmation number but this hotel required a printed copy of the reservation confirmation, which caused a great deal of trouble upon check-in. The hotel offered no Internet access, so I couldn't access my confirmation email. Fortunately, I saved a PDF of the confirmation on my computer. My rooms were not ready so they sent me to another hotel about 1 block away. I cannot provide any other feedback on Bruxelles et du Nord because they sent me to another hotel. Everything at the other hotel was fine. My ratings above for Bruxelles et du Nord are not relevant because I ended up staying elsewhere.

6.7 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

La zona è ben servita e abbastanza centrale A pochi minuti a piedi da Pigalle e da MontMarte Presenti in zona bar, panetterie, supermercati e ristoranti La metro è alla Gare du Nord a circa 500metri La stanza era minuscola e aveva soltanto delle tende leggerissime e al mattino entrava molta luce; aveva anche affaccio su straca ma gli infissi schermavano i rumori D'estate, con le finestre aperte, sarebbe stato forse peggio!

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Colombia

the hotel is in an excellent location, 2 block from gard du nord, which you can have access to go anywhere in paris. Altough is a small hotel, is very clean and have induvidual bathrooms which is very important. the beds were very confortables. i defenitely recommend this hotel to anyone

7.4 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

good place to stay, when you consider that you have other things to spend money on when you are touring. it is a good place with nice people working there.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hungary

Take note that I was staying in Hotel Metropol instead of Hotel Bruxelles et du Nord which is a 3* hotel.

5.6 Ordinary
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

This was the second time we stayed in this hotel. The staff is so friendly and helpful. However, please do not expect too much for the space as you can live near the Nord Station at the reasonable price.

7.3 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Nos tocó una habitación pequeñita pero por lo menos teníamos baño, ducho y todo en ella. En un principio pensábamos que teníamos el desayuno incluído en el precio pero no era así. Había que pagar 6 € por cada desayuno. Por lo demás muy bien en general. Situada a 3 min. andando de la estación del norte y bastante cerquita del Sagrado Corazón.

3.8
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Hungary

We've chosen this hotel because on the hotel description page it was stated that there is free WiFi Internet however at the hotel turned out that it isn't true. We noted the above mentioned to the hotel manager, but there is still the misleading information on the hotel's page.

6.8 Fair
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hong Kong

The hotel is good. Location good.5mins from the station Gare de Nord. But the room is a little bit small. Nice

7.3 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Argentina

We enjoy very much our stay in the hotel, specially for the surrondings.

4.8 Ordinary
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Taiwan

If you arrival in the night by Gare du Nord and leave next morning, it's good to stay here. But if you stay longer as one night in paris, maybe there are another chooses.

5.4 Ordinary
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ukraine

Internet available- but at cost. BOTH draperies were ripped. Small. Breakfast available, but at cost. Need to say "we have this service, but you have to PAY MORE for it." Right around the corner was cheaper by 20 euro and cleaner, more modern & spacious.

6.0 Fair
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

the rooms are very small but clean. The hotel is well positioned and near the metro and the station. the receptionist were polite and speak a very good english. It was my first time in paris and it was a wonderful experience!

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This hotel is well-located (very close to the Gare du Nord) and a good price. Rooms are not very big, but personally I did not want much space as we did not spend much time there. This is a good place for someone who only wants a place to sleep and to spend most of their time exploring Paris. The price was reasonable, and the breakfast (5 euros/person/day) was good, too, fairly competitively priced for the area with the added convenience of not having to hunt down a cafe.

3.7
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

I understand it was a budget hotel, but this seemed to me more like a sardine's hotel! very very small room. WEBSITE STATED THAT INTERNET WAS INCLUDED, AND IT WAS NOT (I had an argument about it, cause that was the reason why I booked here!) and had to pay VERY EXPENSIVE extra for wireless service. Also, website stated that they would arrange transportation to/from airport upon request and separate payment: they denied this option and I had to organize it all on my own. And IT IS NOT RECENTLY RENOVATED (unless 'recently' means some decades ago!) TV didn't show more than 3 or 4 channels, and remote did not work, couldn't even raise volume! Very very bad!!!

7.8 Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Destaca su ubicación. Está muy cerca de la estación Gare du Nord que te permite moverte por la ciudad con mucha facilidad y rapidez, con una línea directa hacia Notre Dame. Las dos estrellas del hotel se corresponden con las dos estrellas de cualquier hotel de España, (hay que hacerse a la idea de que es un dos estrellas, tampoco se puede pedir mucho más) aunque las habitaciones y el baño son pequeñas. La habitación y las camas estaban limpias. Si vuelvo París no lo dudaré, iré al mismo hotel.

6.5 Fair
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

A simple, but indeed cheap hotel. No objections.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is extremelly convinient to anyone travlling into Gare du Nord and Gare d l'Est train stations. Very easy to get to and very comfortable. It's a bit odd though that they make you give them the key every time you leave the building.

7.1 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Wir haben ein Wochenende im Hotel Bruxelles et Du Nord erlebt und sind im großen und ganzen zufrieden. Für eine Kurzreise ist dieses Hotel ideal. Man hat eine gute und preiswerte Schlafgelegenheit in Paris und es liegt in guter Nähe zum Gare Du Nord. Wir würden dieses Hotel wieder buchen. Nur darf man keinen Luxus erwarten. Ansonsten sind wir zufrieden und empfehlen das Hotel gerne weiter. Wir haben im Raum Twin eine Nacht übernachtet. Das waren zwei Einzelbetten. Gut favorisiert war ein Double Room. We wish all the best:o)

7.0 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

La stanza e anche il bagno erano veramente piccoli ma abbastanza puliti. L'accoglienza e' stata un po freddina, ma l'impiegato notturno era molto piu' gentile di quello che ci ha accolto al nostro arrivo. La posizione e' ottima, a pochi passi dalla metropolitana e dalla stazione ferroviaria, peccato per la presenza di molte zingare che ogni giorno chiedono elemosina (comunque si trovano in giro per tutta Parigi..); molti ristoranti bar e fast food nelle vicinanze. Nonostante questo la notte era molto tranquillo, non si sentiva il rumore delle auto e si riposava bene (anche se il materasso era un po' vecchio e si era formata la conca..) L'albergo e' piuttosto vicino anche alla chiesa del Sacro Cuore. Il rapporto qualita'-prezzo e' comunque eccellente, 60 euro a notte sono pochi per un albergo a Parigi!

5.1 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

A budget hotel. Plain and simple as that. Located within 2 minutes of the Gare du Nord. Close walks to the Moulin Rouge and the Sacre Coeur.Staff were friendly.Lots of eateries nearby. Very tiny rooms. Strong bleach smell in the loo(which probably meant there weren't any bugs).But the place definitely needs a bit of modernisation.Some light switches didn't work. Definitely not for a couple planning a romantic getaway. Rather suited for college kids who want to explore the city all day and just need a place to sleep over - though a backpackers would be cheaper I guess.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

As we were only in Paris for a short break this hotel offered convenient location & adequate facilities. The breakfast was friendly & adequate. Perhaps needs some new carpet & a splash of paint - as compared to my short stop in Wales earlier this year Bruxelles et du Nord was a palace. We will definately return as its location was superb.

6.0 Fair
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

for 50 euros a night the room size, although a bit tight, was big enough for myself and probably another person. the room was relatively clean, the only thing was the floor was pretty dirty. in addition, the bathroom was clean except it was missing a ceiling tile and one can see the spider webs and other things hanging from it. besides all these unpleasant elements there were good things about the hotel. it was very close to the train station, it was quite, and there was a lot of restuarants around the area. Overall i would recommend this hotel for those on a budget.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

First of all, this is a budget hotel so don't expect chocolates on the pillows. The room was quite clean. We paid 55 euros per night but I see that they've now lowered it to 50. Even though they list a continental breakfast, they don't list that it is extra 5 euros per person. This hotel is very close to the Gare du Nord which is why we chose it since we came from London by rail. It is a short ride (or a long walk) from the main tourist destinations. The white church Sacré Coeur Basilica is quite close. The neighborhood is not great since it's near a train station. However the hotel is located on a quiet street so the rooms are quiet at night. We were there in August which is their slow season. I was told that it is much more crowded during their busy season. There was an internet cafe directly in front of the entrance to the hotel which was very convenient for us. There was no cattle or a coffee maker in the room. However I was allowed to get utencils, plates, cups and hot water from their kitchen. We were only there to crash at night while sightseeing during the day. If you are on a budget and don't have high expectations, this place is for you.

6.3 Fair
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

Nice staff with a sense of humor. The price does not include a breakfast.Convenient location ,it is a good choice if you just stay in Paris within a week.

7.0 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Very cramped room for two people. Hotel needs air conditioning especially in June/July. Reception friendly. Good location for Gare du Nord. Breakfast staff particularly friendly.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

If you're not planning on staying in your room all day, this is perfect for you. The bed was very comfortable and the room was cleaned daily. It was a little cramped for two people, but we managed. It would've been nice if there was an extra electrical outlet in the bathroom. There was only one for the entire room (the TV was plugged into it). The front desk staff was very friendly. Close to the metro and main train station (Gare du Nord) made it easy to get around Paris and get to the airport when we had to go home.

7.7 Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • China

The hotel is very near to Gare du Nord, and 15mins to Sarce coeur by walk. But it was a little bit noisy at night. The room is small but enough for sleeping and the water for washing is good.

7.9 Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

Very friendly and helpful staff who gave me a cup of coffee on arrival! Nice rooms for the price, good breakfast and quiet . Although near the train station, it is in a quiet street and if you turn right up the road has llittle shops and an underground. I would use this hotel again

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Qualité de la chambre conforme à l'annonce faite pour un prix tout à fait compétitif. Je reviendrai loger à cet endroit.

7.1 Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Slovenia

stayed in hotel in early March 2006, very small room, but we needed only a placeto sleep. Bed could be a bit softer, it got harder and harder through the days. No table, no chair. I missed those 2.

6.0 Fair
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Mexico

One of the things that I review always is the cleaning of the rooms and bathroom, is was not good as I imgagine, the clothes of the bed were clean put the bet are really bad condition are old. The rest is ok, is near the metro and the Gare du nord that is so nice in this city.

5.2 Ordinary
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Thailand

Everything was so tiny such as lift,room,bathroom. However, the room rate priced appropriately for good location. I mean It's not too far from train station. The most impression was hospitality of Hotel manager.

7.2 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

We booked 2 single beds but ended up with a double. Apart from that the hotel was pretty good, would stay there again, good that it's so near the Gare du Nord.

5.1 Ordinary
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Overall, my stay was ok...the rooms were quite small and noise was an issue during specific times of the day. I also noticed that I recieved a discount from making my reservation online...and I dont believe that is mentioned on the webpage...However, I could be wrong.

7.6 Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • India

Location is in 10th District but shown as 9th in the map which caused some confusion when we tried to locate the place. It is very close to Gare du Nord, which is very convenient. It is also at a walkable distance to Sacre Coeur and a couple of other Metro stations. Many eating places, groceries, bakeries, communication centres are nearby. Recommend the location.

2.3
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

Un albergo sciatto sotto tutti i punti di vista. Il fprezzo basso non giustifica la biancheria consumata, i mobili e gli oggetti invecchiati e le stanze piccolissime. In sostanza si tratta di un cattivo albergo ad 1 stella.

5.6 Ordinary
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

LA SITUACION ES BUENA YA QUE TIENES 2 BOCAS DE METRO CERCANAS. ES UN HOTEL BASTANTE ANTIGUO CON HABITACIONES PEQUEÑAS SIN NINGUN TIPO DE LUJO, LO NORMAL POR SU BAJO PRECIO.

4.0 Ordinary
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Singapore

Breakfast is not included and hotel staff did not mention to us. Only upon checking out, then we were told that we have to pay for breakfast. Reception staff is rude.

6.8 Fair
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

The room was clean but not very big. For a 2 star hotel I think it was pretty good value.

2.1
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Italy

How this place can be even considered a 2-star, I don't know. The rooms were filthy, they didn't even come in and make the beds, the people were up until all hours of the night yelling, it was right by the train station, they barely spoke any English, the rooms were like closets, you could go on and on. This place is not even a 1 star. I would not recommend this place to my worst enemy. TAKE THIS HOTEL OFF YOUR LIST!

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2.6
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

6.9 Fair
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Venezuela

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

3.4
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Spain

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

5.9 Ordinary
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

3.8
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.4 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

5.5 Ordinary
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.5 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.6 Fair
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

0.4
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.7 Fair
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.7 Fair
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

2.7
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Smart Place Paris - Hostel has 28 guest rooms. Corporate travelers will benefit from desks during their Gare du Nord - Gare de L'Est visit.

Every room comes with an ensuite bathroom. Additional comforts include blackout drapes/curtains.

Hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer on request

How to reach Smart Place Paris - Hostel

By underground The nearest station is Gare du Nord (underground lines 4 and 5 and RER lines B, D and E), a 2-minute walk from the property. By train The hotel is a 2-minute walk from Gare du Nord railway station. From Gare de l'Est railway station, take underground line 4 or 5 and get off at Gare du Nord, after one stop. From Gare St-Lazare railway station, take RER line E, direction Bobigny Pablo Picasso, and step off at Magenta, directly linked to Gare du Nord station. By airplane
From both Paris main airports, Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Orly, take RER line B to Gare du Nord stop.

Distances from Hostel Smart Place Paris

Montmartre Funicular - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Sacred Heart Basilica - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Folies Bergere - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Paris Museum of Freemasonry - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Place du Tertre - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Espace Dali - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Passage Verdeau - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Musee de Montmartre - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Theatre la Bruyere - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Le Palace Theatre - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Grand Rex Cinema - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Hotel Drouot - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Grevin Museum - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Porte Saint-Denis - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Gustave Moreau Museum - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
The closest major airports to Smart Place Paris - Hostel are:
Paris (ORY-Orly) - 16.5 km / 10.3 mi
Paris (CDG-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle) - 21.1 km / 13.1 mi

The preferred airport for Smart Place Paris - Hostel is Paris (CDG-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Smart Place Paris - Hostel

  • Shuttle service