I have stayed at other 'budget hotels' notably Ibis Troyes Est which is is in a far better state of repair basically because it is relatively new, however the drawback is that it is nowhere near Troyes and walking into town at night after a long drive does not appeal. Way back in the past such budget rooms were offered by the locals of whichever area one would be passing through and a good clean room with a comfortable bed could be had very cheaply including a decent breakfast often with the owner serving you the tea or coffee. Sadly those days are gone and although travellers like myself need to take a break somewhere, usually just the one night I would still expect, despite the low price, the basics to be of good standard. I admit I have never tried the breakfast simply because using vending machines for coffee, sandwiches or snacks does not appeal when in Troyes town centre there are so many patisseries,cafes and bakers to choose from! Our room although large (three beds) had a tiny bathroom with broken shower fittings and plumbing fitted the wrong way around! At least the water was hot. The room had a very peculiar smell but at least was clean enough. The bed was comfortable but sleeping was interrupted once or twice as the walls are so thin you can hear people talking outside even quietly. We then discovered in the morning the room was not secure as the window was broken and the security tether had been snapped off. On three occasions I smashed my head into the top bunk above our double bed even though I was aware of it and I'm not a tall chap! All said and done I would use a budget room again, simply for the convenience of it, (not paying 150 Euros for one night in a two star hotel which could be just as pokey). However attention to repair and detail would not go amiss just to make the experience a little more pleasant.