St. Christopher’s open a second hostel in Paris!

The hostel industry’s Patron Saint of travellers, St. Christopher’s, sure have a winning formula when creating some of the coolest budget accommodation on the market – and their newest Parisian hostel is no exception!

Located in the revamped 10th Arrondissement and opposite Gare du Nord station, it is extremely accessible for international travellers maximising their time in the ‘city of lurve’. Romance is already on the cards for what is easily (as rated by HostelBooker’s customers) Paris’s best hostel!

With 600 beds, ‘St Christopher’s Gare du Nord’ is also now the biggest hostel in the whole of France! This will only be eclipsed when the Generator opens their 1,000 bed property in the Winter of 2014. However, when comparing bed volumes – as St. Christopher’s has a sister property in Paris already (just under 400 beds), they will be collectively be on par with Generator’s future offering.

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The new hostel reportedly cost ‘Beds and Bars’ roughly 40 million Euro, so no expense has been spared in creating what is set to become a premier venue for travellers and locals alike! The Belushi’s bar is the largest opened so far, along with a huge basement chill-out area and a quirky, street level Parisian cafe. The venue hosts a range of different nights and is fast becoming booked for live gigs on Fridays and Saturday nights. Check out the rock stage-cage on top of the bar – talk about maximising space and rock god status!

The accommodation comprises roughly 50 private rooms, with a huge selection of various dorm rooms on offer. All dorms feature comfortable, modern sleeper-carriage pod beds with privacy curtains, power points, reading lights and lockers. In line with the modern St. Christopher’s product offering, there is also a ‘girls only’ floor, excellent facilities for groups, bangingly fast WiFi and super friendly staff.

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Another feather in the cap for the party loving folk at St. Christopher’s – mixing secure, safe, fun and great value accommodation with just the right je ne sais qoui to keep us all coming back for more!

GENERATOR Hostel to open in Paris!

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Generator are set to go Parisian chic in Winter 2014! Yes, the secret is out and confirmed on new promotional materials, which first circulated at ‘City Fair’ Wembley at the end of June.

The huge property is located in the 10th Arrondissement, close to  Gare du Nord… and coincidentally just a few blocks from the newest St. Christopher’s hostel to open in Paris.

While St. Christopher have the location (you will see it first as you come out the station), Generator have the beds – almost 1000! By far the biggest hostel bed offering in a hostel in France.

Once the property is fully renovated and individually styled with French flair, it will offer penthouse rooms with private terraces, a vast selection of dorms and private rooms, large bar and nightclub, cafe and lounge and a range of entertainment – making it a premier addition to the haven of arts and cafe culture the area is now bursting with.

The property will have views towards Montmartre and the Sacre Coeur and will obviously be in high demand for both FIT and group bookings, the latter which will be keenly utilised by both buyer and supplier.

So – the question is… which part of the year of Winter 2014 will the property actually be unveiled in all it’s ‘je ne sais quoi’?! That’s something that the Generator are keeping secret for now 😉