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Hotel Libertel Gare de l'Est Francais

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nicely refurbed hotel, friendly multilingual staff. Hotel is ideal for visitors arriving by train, as the train station is directly opposite. Metro and bus links into the centre just 50 m from there hotel. Inexpensive bistros and shops near the hotel. Ideal for a short trip to the city.

Location was ideal, walking distance to the Metro station. Lots of restaurants and grocery stall around the vicinity. Standard Room was bigger and clean then expected. Staffs was extremely helpful and friendly. Never regret choosing this as my accommodation! (:

As we were travelling in and out of Paris by rail, a hotel near Gare de Est or Gard du Nord was essential and as we stayed here in 2008 and found it fine, we read the latest reviews which were most promising. The hotel had been revamped with the rooms looking much better, as was the lobby and the breakfast area. We were offered either a front or rear room, but going on previous experiences in Europe, we have found front rooms noisy, so we accepted a rear room, which turned out very quiet. The view was over the roofs of Paris as were stayed on the top floor, and therefore provided fresh air and some sounds of the city. The room was clean and bright with all new bedding and updated bathroom facilities. The TV, Wi-Fi were good, and the bar fridge most welcome for some pre-dinner drinks that be bought from the store adjacent to hotel. The front desk staff provided us with valuable travel info, and well a welcoming greeting every time we passed in and out. Breakfast was adequate, but limited, and the coffee machine meant we could have as many cups as we liked. The surrounding area was not looking as clean as it was on our previous visit but the presence of security forces meant we felt reasonably safe and so we found many local cafes for our dinners on the 5 nights we stayed here. If you re looking for accommodation close to these two stations, we can recommend this place again.

I have visited Paris on leisure for more than 5 times but this is the first time staying at Liberbtel. I chose this particular hotel because of the location and after reading fellow travelers' comments on the TripAdvisor. I believe I had made the right decision. Great location ... YES. Friendly staff .... YES. Clean room ... YES. Breakfast is acceptable based on European standards. Some travelers commented that the hotel's neighborhood is rather "unsafe" at night. We did not feel intimidated while walking around the area after dark. However, we did notice some "suspicious" characters lurking around certain street corners at night. Like any other countries, travelers should be extra careful especially at night.

I chose the Libertel Gare l'Est Francais for its location as we were coming in from London on the Eurostar. It's only 7 minutes walk from the Gare du Nord station where the Eurostar terminal is located and situated right across Gare de l'Est. There are many restaurants around and plenty of choices to choose from. There is even a supermarket next door. We arrived late at night (at around 21:30). The elderly gentleman on duty was polite and check in was quick. We had to fill out a form asking for our details at check in. The other staff that we came into contact with were aloof. There is a city tax charge of 1.65 Euro per person per night which we paid at check in. There are lifts going up to the rooms that can comfortably fit two adults travelling with 2 suitcases and 2 backpacks. The room size is comfortable enough for us to open our suitcases. The room is clean with the room cleaned every day. The double bed we had came with 4 pillows. The mattress was comfortable. The thermostat in the room works well and there was no problem with controlling the temperature in the room. There is a kettle and two mugs available for making coffee/ tea in the room. The window opens into a balcony which I love. When closed, the room is quiet. The only sound that can be heard is the passing of the metro which didn't bother us at all (I'm a city dweller and am used to city sounds). There is good water pressure in the shower and there was no problem with the hot water coming out of the taps in the bathroom. The shower gel provided is of good quality and not cheap and nasty. There is a retractable clothes line in the shower stall for you to dry some small items of clothing. The only small problem we had was that there was a piece of pubic hair on the floor of the shower stall on the day we arrived :/ Perhaps housekeeping overlooked this? There is free wifi provided. Check out was quick. There is complimentary luggage storage service provided if you want to store your luggage after checking out. The luggage is stored in a locked room. All in all, a good hotel to stay in when in Paris.

We stayed here on a 1 night stay in Paris. Leaving by TGV next day so this seemed best location. It was! Lovely building. Lovely foyer. Very nice staff and easy check-in. Room was very small but clean and functional and a very nice bathroom which didn't feel that small - sliding door into it next to bed - slightly unusual location but fine! Breakfast was grand. Small bit hot food which didn't try. Some meat and cheese, bread and pastries. Nice room. Only negative - no bar! Surprised when got back late at night - but found 1 open nearby after advice from night porter to try near station. Would happily use again.

This hotel is opposite Gare de l’Est and only 5 minutes from Gare du Nord, but better placed than those near Gare du Nord because the area is a bit nicer. Inexpensive, it offers basic, small rooms, clean but a little tired. It is just right if you are getting into Gare du Nord late and want a convenient hotel for site seeing. They have a locked luggage room, so we could leave our cases all day whilst we visited Paris , and picked them up en route back to Eurostar. Staff are really friendly, you can arrive late at night without a surcharge. They offer a 12 Euro breakfast, but bagels or croissants can also be found in the Gare de l’Est for considerably less. The rooms are relatively noisy, you can hear the rumble of the metro, the odd siren and the beds are firm making for a hard nights sleep. But location and price in consideration, this is a good place to stay for a night.

We chose Libertel due to its price and location near Gare de l'Est. It's a very short walk from the hotel to the train station which was very convenient since our train to Stuttgart left at 0630. We figured the location would make it a good hub for our short stay in Paris. The gentlemen at the hotel desk when we arrived and during our stay were very helpful and courteous as we made genuine, but feable attempt to speak French. They were gracious and understanding in dealing with our questions. The rooms were small but clean and comfortable. We look at hotel rooms as simply a place to regroup, recoup and sleep while we're traveling. So, for our needs these rooms were more than adequate, especially considering the price. The french doors/windows opened to a ledge/balcony with really cool wrought iron railings. This allowed us to step out and overlook the street below and the train station area. It was really cool and offered a beautiful night and sunrise view. The breakfasts cost an additional 12 euro, but the convenience and quality of the traditional French/European breakfast was well worth the cost. It was a great way to start the morning. There were plenty of places to eat within a reasonable walking distance. We enjoyed a late night meal at a cafe just down the street. So, my wife and I recommend this place due to the convenience, the quality of the room for the price, the breakfast and the helpful hotel team.

Stayed here to be close to train station. Came into Paris CDG and needed a place to stay close to station because we were catching a train in the morning to Strasbourg. Hotel was very nice and clean and comfortable, and almost directly across from station.

Tiny room. Tiny bed. Outdated bathroom. Very noisy. Not worth the price!!! The staff did not take our complaint seriously. They just told us that they did not hear it. the sliding door between the bathroom and bedroom does not give any privacy.

13 Rue Du 8 Mai 1945 Paris Paris

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris and Galeries Lafayette
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in 10th Arrondissement, Hotel Libertel Gare de l'Est Francais is adjacent to Marche Saint Quentin and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Le Manoir de Paris. This 70-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like minibars, coffee makers, and flat-screen TVs. Centrally located in Paris, the hotel is also a short walk from Saint Vincent de Paul and Porte Saint-Denis.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Hotel Libertel Gare de l'Est Francais's 70 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and safes. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones and desks are also standard.

Property features

Renovated in 2012, Hotel Libertel Gare de l'Est Francais offers free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and free newspapers. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage.

Room options

Privilege Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Club Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Single Room Cosy

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 770 reviews