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Here are a few questions we are frequently asked at Les Piaules hostel.

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Les Piaules sounds like a pretty weird name for an hostel. What does is mean? How do you pronounce it?

Piaules is a French word that means “Best hostel in Paris”. It is pronounced “Pee-owl”.

Where is les Piaules hostel located?

Les Piaules hostel is located in Paris arty & cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Belleville. Around the hostel, no Vuitton or Chanel stores, but a bunch of bars and coffee shops full of young and cool people.

How do I get to Les Piaules hostel?

From Roissy CDG airport: grab the fancy RER B to Châtelet, then the Metro line 11 to Belleville, then have a 3mn walk down the boulevard to the hostel.

From Orly: take the Orlyval to Antony, then grab the fancy RER B to Châtelet, then the Metro line 11 to Belleville, then have a 3mn walk down the boulevard to the hostel.

From Gare du Nord: take the Metro line 2 to Belleville, then have a 3mn walk down the boulevard to the hostel.

From elswehere around Paris: ratp.fr

Please note that we don’t have a landing pad for your helicopter.

When can I check-in / out?

The lovely staff  of Les Piaules hostel will check-you in anytime and your bed will be warm & ready from 3pm. Party animals can check-out as late as 12pm.

What should I bring to Les Piaules?

We provide comfy sheets, duvet and pillow. Please don’t bring your sleeping bag as it won’t be accepted in the room. The following items can also be useful: padlock, towel, soap, binoculars.

What view can I get from the rooftop of the hostel? 

On the rooftop of the hostel, you’ll see Paris from Sacré Coeur  to Notre Dame , through the Eiffel Tower . If you have an outstanding eyesight you might catch sight of Brittany.

Does Les Piaules hostel serve breakfast? 

Of course we do! We also have a offer a bountyful badass breakfast for the food lovers, at a reasonnable price (7€).

Does Les Piaules hostel provide lockers?

Lockers, lockers everywhere! In your room you’ll get an individual lockers. If you don’t have your own padlock, you can buy one at the reception of the hostel. You’ll also have lockers at the lobby to leave your stuff for a few hours.

Will I get access to a kitchen in the hostel?

Nope, sorry! But we have better: a bar with a great selection of delicious local food & beverages 

Does Les Piaules have WiFi? 

We do! You’ll get a free access to our mega-fast WiFi everywhere in the building.

Can I get advice on what to do in Paris and around the hostel?

Yes of course! Our lovely staff  will be pleased to send you to the coolest spots in Paris. Meanwhile you can start planning your trip with our custom Paris map.

I think the barman / maid  is looking at me, how I can get his / her number?

Our staff can give you a quick training on how to charm  in French.

Feel free to ask them for their secret techniques.

Is it possible to get a private bathroom in Les Piaules hostel?

Yes it is possible if you book our double rooms, or our rooftop rooms. But please be aware that the shared bathrooms are the best spot to meet cool people.

Can I bring a date to Les Piaules hostel?

Of course you can! The coolness of Les Piaules’ bar should help you close the deal. But please keep in mind the urban dictionary definition  “a dorm is place where no one will ever have sex”.

I would like to sharpen my French skills during my stay at Les Piaules, any tips?

We recommend you follow Les Piaules’ pick-up course . Theory is taught at the lounge of the hostel every Thursday by our experts, then you can do your drills everyday at our bar.

FAQ des Piaules - Hostel in Paris, 59 Boulevard de Belleville à Paris