Thank you so much for your kind and comprehensive review, Rachel! We're so glad you liked our apartment and we were very happy to host you and your friends – you're always welcome back. We're sorry you weren't able to find our drying rack, though I'm glad you were able to make it work anyway! You're right that the street is indeed very lively – it's one of the few in Paris where some bars stay open past 2am, so if you're out very late or up very early it's not impossible you'll come across some – enthusiastic – revelers. We're very sorry if anyone made you feel uncomfortable – though please note that due to our location (right off of République) there is quite a lot of security around, and as you mentioned access to our apartment is controlled by three different digicodes.
Thank you again for staying with us! Hope to see you again sometime soon :).