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.Check Availability keyboard_arrow_right
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?Check Availability keyboard_arrow_right
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!Check Availability keyboard_arrow_right
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.Check Availability keyboard_arrow_right
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.Check Availability keyboard_arrow_right
5. Batille Hotel
Bastille hotel has private rooms at a great rate, so if you want to see Paris on a budget or are planning to whisk away a special someone for a romantic holiday and you NEED a private room, this should be the first place you check out.
It’s near Montmarte and is close to all amenities. The breakfast is great too, so you can save there and splurge out on a special dinner with that special someone.Check Availability keyboard_arrow_right
4. Le Montclair Montmartre
Described as being situated in the heart of a ‘bohemian’ suburb, Le Montclair offers you the choice of beds in small dorms (mixed or single sex) or private rooms. Whichever you choose, the rooms are clean, relatively spacious and brightly decorated in blues, yellows and greys for a cheerful but simple vibe.
There’s a nice shared lounge with a football table, free WiFi and a traditional Parisian breakfast on offer featuring croissants, cheese and baguettes – but you also have free use of a great kitchen, so you can easily fix yourself a meal if you like.Check Availability keyboard_arrow_right
3. The Three Ducks Eiffel Tower
The building that the three ducks hostel is in was a historical site that was renovated and redecorated to form one of the best hostels in Paris. And yes – you can see the Eiffel Tower from certain points of it – the famous landmark is only 2km away.
There’s a bar, a kitchen and a terrace; as well as reading lamps, free luggage storage, free WiFi and free breakfast. The rooms are bright and modern, with shared bathrooms. Best of all, it’s super clean and neat.
The rooms in this Paris hostel aren’t the cheapest, but the included breakfast is superb and so is the location.Check Availability keyboard_arrow_right
2. Mije Fourcy Fauconnier Maubuisson
Stepping foot into Mije Fourcy Fauconnier Maubuisson is like walking into the home of a 17th-century Parisian family.
The beautiful courtyard and stunning pale brick walls of this hostel are just like a comforting family home. The location is exceptional, and you’ll get a contintental breakfast included to enjoy in your fancy French-style dining room.
However, you don’t have use of the kitchen and the free WiFi is only available on the ground floor.
1. The Loft Boutique Hostel
A great location in Belleville coupled with a great Happy Hour make The Loft a great choice for young travellers who want to party, make friends and explore the best that Paris has to offer.
This Paris hostel is next door to the Metro station, making it really easy to get about within the city. There’s dorms and private rooms, all of which have their own bathroom. The private rooms even have a flat screen TV.
It’s adult-only, so if you have kids you’ll need to give this hostel a skip. If you hate the idea of kids joining in on your holiday though, then this might be the best hostel in Paris for your trip.Check Availability keyboard_arrow_right