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“Disappointing and Disasterous” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of BVJ Opera Youth Hostel

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BVJ Opera Youth Hostel
Ranked #25 of 155 Speciality Lodging in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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“Disappointing and Disasterous”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

I made a booking days prior to arriving in Paris from London for three nights and on arrival was told my booking was lost. Staff members blamed other staff and their resolution was to give me a list of other hostels. While I was waiting to depart the hotel, travellers walked off the street with no booking and got rooms. I enquired how this was possible when I had a booking and was repeatedly told no rooms available. I was disgusted at how unprofessional and rude the staff were. There were four other people on the same morning who had bookings but were told to move hostels. The entire experience was disappointing and disasterous whilst the staff were rude and arrogant. The facilities of the hostel are newly renovated with nice size dorm facilities but toilets and showers are extremely small and cramped. Given the time and cost involved in moving hostels and the lack of professionalism in the hostel i wouldn't recommend staying there.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about BVJ Opera Youth Hostel

Property: BVJ Opera Youth Hostel
Address: 1 rue de la Tour des Dames, 75009 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Opera / Bourse
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 155 Speciality Lodging in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built by one of the architeck of the Louvre Museum, House of explorer Bougainville, of Princess Wagram, Marchechal de Gouvion Saint Cyr, and of the actress Mlle Mars, BVJ OPERA YOUTH HOSTEL, is the oldest and the most beautifull Youth Hostel of PARIS, but steal a simple and basic youth hostel open 24h non stop, where you will find just the necessary : No lift, no kitchen. No guaranty on the type of rooms. Rooms to share from 1 till 8/10 beds, with bunk beds only, private facilities to share on the floor, will be ready at 14H30 the day of your arrival. If you arrive earlier, a free open luggage room, with storage and lockers are 24H/24H at your full disposal. Linen, pillow, and blankets are included and changed as much as wished. ... more   less 
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