Clean and contemporary without being cold or stagnant, St. Christopher’s is a newly, purposefully built structure right on a canal, just two stops from the Gare du Nord. Neatly situated near two metro lines, it’s easy to get to anywhere in Paris. The hostel features a large number of rooms, with clean and comfortable beds, and a daily change of sheets. Very crisp and hotel-like. Storage lockers are under every bed, and it’s possible to buy padlocks to keep your things safe. Free wifi and complementary breakfast were two key features for me, both of which were quite useful, and enjoyed while sitting on the terrace overlooking the canal.