May 7, 2004
Maybe dirty doesn't do it justice. Filthy. The showers had bugs. The mattresses had brown stains. The blankets smelled. It was BAAAAAAAD. The "bar" they have is the size of a closet and is occupied all day by sketchy people who don't even speak French, let alone English or German. Let's just say it's scary.
We wouldn't have spent three nights here had we not been in Paris on a summer weekend. Everything else was booked. We stayed and got the heck out of Paris with the quickness. Friends Hostel is the reason I didn't like Paris. That is unfair to the city. I'll be back someday to stay far from that dump.
From journal Paris: Backpacker's View