St Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord Hostel in Paris
Started back in the 1990s in the UK as backpacker hostels, these have spread to many cities throughout Europe, with two to be found in Paris, and this one is called the St Christopher’s Inn Paris Gare du Nord, which has dormitories along with private rooms and free breakfast is included.
About the St Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord Hostel
Initially started with an international bar called Belushi’s providing food, drink, happy hours, live sports action and music, the first backpacker hostel linked to this entertainment venue appeared two years later, and with its resounding success, the concept started to appear in different cities in Europe.
The first St Christopher’s Inn Hostel in Paris was opened overlooking the canal by the Bassin de la Villette, which was followed by the St Christopher’s Inn Hostel Gare du Nord, which as the name suggests, is very close to the Gare du Nord Train Station, but it is also close to the Gare de l’Est train station.
This is an award winning Paris hostel that has plenty of amenities including modern POD beds providing additional privacy within a shared dormitory room, also referred to as a party hostel due to the fact that Belushi’s is located downstairs, and by staying at this hostel you get a 25 percent discount off the purchase of food and two for one drinks at Belushi’s.
Services at St Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord Hostel
You will find that there is a 24 hour reception desk with multilingual staff at the St Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord Hostel plus a travel kiosk providing discounts on trips and excursions such as out to Versailles and a free walking tour of Paris.
This hostel in Paris is fully accessible to the disabled with lifts for easy access to all rooms, and for security it is key card entry with private lockers available for your valuables, plus welcome drinks are offered to guests every Monday evening at 6pm.
Free unlimited WiFi is available throughout the building and there is a chill out room, a lounge area including computers with internet access and a self service laundry.
A free continental style buffet breakfast is supplied each morning when you book through St Christopher’s, yet this is normally an additional charge if booked through an external site. However, you can also upgrade to a cooked breakfast for an additional charge, not forgetting the discounts on meals and drinks available at the Belushi’s restaurant, bar and club, which is also open seven days a week.
There is a book exchange at reception, in addition to there being hairdryers along with travel and power adaptors available, as are other travel essentials that you can purchase such as padlocks for the lockers if you do not have your own, plus you can rent or purchase towels if you have not booked a private budget room, and even get discounts on bus tickets for travel throughout Europe.
Accommodation at St Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord Hostel
There are female only rooms available along with shared rooms for 4,6, 8 and 10 people, which have POD style beds, which have, as you would expect, shared bathrooms. The POD style beds have privacy curtains, plus these are fitted with power sockets, a USB charging point and reading lights.
You will find that the St Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord Hostel also has private rooms available, which come with an en suite bathroom for those of you travelling together, as a family or small group who want a little more privacy and no matter what option you choose including a POD bed, fresh clean bed linen is supplied as standard.
Larger groups at this hostel are also welcomed, plus there is even a function room available to hire that can accommodate over 200 people, but bear in mind when booking, the cost is per bed, in other words, per person, not per room, but does include breakfast within the cost.
However, if you are under the age of 18 and not part of a school group, then you must be accompanied by a responsible adult, as no one under age 18 can be within a shared dorm with anyone who is not part of the group, plus we would like to point out that over the New Year period a minimum of a three night stay is required.
Access to the St Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord Hostel in Paris
Located in the 10th Arrondissement of Paris between the Gare de Nord and Gare de l’Est train stations, there are numerous different options of public transportation to get you to the St Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord Hostel.
To start with, at the Gare du Nord you have the RER B and RER D lines along with the H, K and TER train lines, plus the Metro lines 4 and 5, yet the Gare Magenta is also close by serving the RER E line.
At the Gare de l'Est train station you have the RER B line along with the Transilien train P and Intercities trains and the Metro lines 4, 5 and 7, although the Gare de l'Est - Chateau Landon is the other nearest Metro stop serving line 7.
When it comes to getting to the St Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord Hostel via Paris bus, there are numerous different lines that you can travel on, which will all get you within walking distance, such as lines 26, 31, 35, 38, 39, 43, 45, 46, 48, 54, 56 and 302. Yet the Noctilien Night Bus Service via lines N01, N14, N43 and N44 will also get you close by to this hostel in Paris.