Please keep in mind that you get what you paid for.
Pros: Renaud was friendly and kept the place clean and quiet especially during busy periods. Access to the hostel feels safe. The location is convenient for metro, bus, fast-food, and grocery. The location is also within walking distance (30-50 mins) to major attractions and museums in Paris.
Cons: Sharing one toilet with many people may be a concern for some when you come at a popular travel season. The fridge, and kitchen space is small, poorly lit, and not convenient for too much cooking. There is lots of smoking on a daily basis in the kitchen and you can smell it in the bedrooms even with doors closed. It would have been a plus if there were locker rooms for individuals.
Everything is very clean, Renaud do some clean every morning with his whistel. He always let me "take my easy", he is a very nice man. I cooked some chinese food in the kitchen, it's a nice experience. The location is good, you can take Metro 2 easy, I commend this place to you all.
Foi tudo muito bom. Localização ótima, banheiros limpos, quartos limpos e segurança ok também. Quando voltar com certeza ficarei lá novamente.
Renaud is really a nice host and his place is really tidy and clean. The transportation there is also convenient and downstairs there are McDonald's, KFC, pretty many supermarkets and restaurants, bars... I made some friends there and it was an amazing experience in Paris!
This place is very clean, quiet and safe. Renaud is nice and makes sure that people respect your space. He will try to make sure the rooms are quiet by around midnight so that you won't be disturbed for noise of you bedmates. The kitchen is clean and available but you won't have access to it after midnight. Despite the fact that this looks like hostel, it is not. There is a balcony but you don't have access to it, there is no lounge area or place to mingle so this place ideal if you don't like being bothered while traveling.
The one issue I had was that the address given to you is not the address were you stay but rather a store next door. My flight arrived late and I didn't have access to the metro so it took me a really long time to get there due to transportation issues (got lost). I ended up arriving around 2 am. I tried to call and message Renaud at the time but we had communications issues and wasn't able to get a hold of him until the morning so I was stranded in the streets that night. But Renaud was nice enough to allow me to stay an extra night free of charge.
The host canceled this reservation 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.