We had booked a private 3 bedded room but were allocated a 4 bedded room with 2 sets of bunk beds in a small room. There was absolutely no hanging space for clothing due to the fact that the hooks on the wall had 4 lockers stood directly in front of them and due to the small size of the room there was no where else to move them to had we tried. There was very tatty old, stained, dirty looking dark brown carpet on the floor with a huge bump/lump (bit dangerous) near to going into the bathroom where the carpet was all apart and not joined anywhere. The electrics in the wall did not look over safe either. We were on the 1st floor and I would have preferred to have been higher up, although due to the tiny lift it was good to be able to walk up the stairs. You could however, hear anyone talking, laughing etc as they came up the stairs at 1am ish. You could also hear everything from the room above (sounded like someone playing drums on the ceiling late at night).
On arrival check-in was swift. The bathroom was clean however, as were the bed sheets we were given when the room was allocated. The beds were also quite comfortable except you could not sit up on the side of the bed because the bed above was too low. My son dropped his headphones down the back of one of the bunks and when he went to retrieve them found an ice cream tub under there which was not pleasant. A maid emptied the bin in the bathroom every day, Most young guests, when seen in the public areas downstairs, were all friendly and quiet. The breakfast was very good with croissants, sliced bread and crispy rolls along with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, various juices and jams, butter etc. The lady working down there in the kitchen at breakfast was lovely, very nice, always saying good morning and with a smile on her face when dealing with all the breakfast trays afterwards. The area was ideal, away from the hustle and bustle of the city but with close links via metro, tram or bus after walking for a few minutes. We went to 4 different restaurants in the local area and all were lovely, with staff helping us translate the menus in ones where they were only in French. The park just around the corner was also very nice, full of local families in the late afternoons/early evenings. We used the launderette just up the road once and found it easy to use. The patisseries and green grocers were aplenty with some lovely produce. We went into the city every day and found the metro/tram system fairly easy to navigate. One other good thing in the hostel is that they have little easy to follow maps typed out of the best way to get to the main tourist spots etc such as Eiffel tower and Notre Dame which were very helpful. We also visited the Paris zoo and had a lovely relaxed day there. It took 30 mins on the tram and then an easy 10 min signposted walk and we were there.