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A 20-minute walk from Gare du Nord (the Eurostar terminal) and 5 minutes from the picturesque quays and bars of Canal St-Martin, this trendy establishment (opposite Oscar Niemeyer’s iconic French Communist party’s HQ) blurs the lines between hotel and hostel by offering both private rooms and dormitories (for 8 or 10 people). It also offers perks that many of the city’s standard hotels can’t provide: namely, a roof-top bar with views onto the Sacré Coeur and a Métro-themed basement “club” with a fab cocktail happy hour. Breakfast is served in a light-filled cafe overlooking a small urban garden. The bright dorms are filled with young, mostly English-speaking travelers, but the more expensive private rooms attract a more demanding set of mature clients with extras like terraces. Female-only dorms are available.