Hostels used to conjure up images of dirty, dodgy dormitories sleeping 50 people at a time. Nowadays, hostels are a bit more varied than that. Sure, there are still nightmare stories of cockroaches in the beds at some hostels but with the era of internet reviews, these are becoming less and less common.
The best hostels now offer you a choice of private or shared rooms, as well as awesome amenities like free wifi, cheap bars and helpful hosts who can give you the lowdown on the city you’re there to explore. Here’s our 10 best hostels in Paris!
10. Generator Paris
You could be forgiven for thinking this place was a sleek, ultra-modern hotel. It’s as upmarket as a Paris hostel could ever be, is situated in the buzzing 10th district, and has clearly been designed with guests’ needs in mind, the Generator Hostel has locations all over the world including Amsterdam, London, and more.
The bistro is open from 7am to 10pm, there’s an absolutely stunning rooftop bar overlooking glitzy Montmartre, and – as an added bonus – each of the rooms features a private bathroom, air con and contemporary, modern décor.
If you are looking for one of the best hostels in Paris then this it.MORE INFO
9. St Christopher’s Inn Gare Du Nord
This is one of the more popular Paris hostels, which must mean that they’re doing something right.
The team at St Christopher’s Inn have really nailed the modern hostel vibe – relaxed, friendly, helpful and not skimping on any of the important things for the millennial traveler; cheap food and drinks, free WiFi and a good location.
All hostel guests get 25% off at the bar and restaurant, the hostel also offers free guided walking tours of Paris, AND the breakfast is included in the rate. What more do you want?MORE INFO
8. Le Village Montmartre
Only a few minutes away from famous sights like Sacré Cœur Basilica, Le Moulin Rouge and Le Mur des Je t’aime, this highly-rated Paris hostel is situated right in the heart of the Montmartre district.
It’s the perfect choice for anyone who wants to check out local monuments and has an interest in history and culture. Once you’re done sightseeing, there’s a well-equipped kitchen available for all the guests to use; and there’s a beautiful terrace too. The rooms have aircon and private bathrooms, and are clean and well-kept.
This Paris hostel has its own bar and restaurant – don’t let the free welcome shot take you by surprise. Just drink up and enjoy!MORE INFO
7. Les Piaules
Les Piaules is a stereotypically Parisian hostel, perfect for your first visit to Paris where you want to feel fully immersed in the culture.
It’s a renovated Art Deco building and features free WiFi along with an amazing rooftop bar which overlooks some of the most iconic sites of Paris – along with a great breakfast and an amazing location in Belleville.MORE INFO
6. Oops! Latin Quarter
As you might guess, this Paris hostel is located in the Latin Quarter (or Quartier Latin, once you’re in France!). It’s only a few minutes away from La Sobronne University, so you get all the benefits of a University town – a lively neighbourhood, lots of bars and cafes and a crowd of international students to help you find your way around.
It’s a more upmarket neighbourhood than some, so you won’t be short of good places to eat, drink and shop – but it isn’t the cheapest area to base yourself in if you’re looking for a truly budget break. Don’t worry though, you have free use of a kitchen as well as free WiFi and really clean and modern rooms and a good breakfast included.
If budget is not a concern then this might be the best hostel in Paris for you.MORE INFO