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5 best hostels in Paris/France

Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, La Défense, Montmartre, Louvre, Moulin Rouge, Notre Dame…places and buildings, known by most people and connected to this famous city –  Paris. If you would like to spare money for accommodation and looking for the best hostel in Paris, you are in the right place!

I have been to the capital city of France 6 times and always had a great time. But the best time I had was the last time during longer trip from Prague to London with one day stop in Paris when I did not have any plan and just go from the Eiffel Tower to Montmartre, where I spend some time just chilling and enjoying the atmosphere – without a plan and with no rush I have visited my favorite places and if I ever visit Paris again I would like to have it the same way.

What I would point out for those, who were not in Paris yet, is the size of this city, which is huge – if you plan to go on foot from e.g. Eiffel Tower to e.g. Montmartre, I assure you, it will hurt!  Only the center itself is really large (e.g. in comparison with Rome or Prague). So I recommend using their underground, which is very sophisticated, old, but nice and I always enjoyed using it when I was in Paris.

5 best hostels in Paris

No worries, the staff there speaks English (or at least they understand very well), so despite what is know about Parisian, that they don’t like to speak any other language than French, you could be calm to buy the correct ticket and get where you need to go!

My favorite place in Paris is already mentioned in Montmartre, where I have to spend a lot of time during my previous visits – the atmosphere there is a little bit different than in the rest of Paris and somehow it fascinates me. Another popular place for me is Eiffel Tower and Trocadero (where else take the best pic of the Eiffel tower, right?), Louvre and Tuileries garden as well as Champs-Élyseés and the Arc de Triomphe – simply the best-known places for most of the visitors.

As from the accommodation view as I have just experience with bed and breakfast properties, which was always great and sufficient, nicely reachable within the city and for a reasonable price. But, next time I would like to use some hostel instead and see whether they are so good as are e.g. in Italy and I believe they will be great!

Let’s now see the best hostels in Paris!

#1 La Village Montmartre


La village montmartre by Hiphophostels

My personal choice and very charming property located in Montmartre is one of the best-evaluated hostels due to cleanness, location and friendly staff, offering private as well as mixed or female dorms, sunny terrace with the stunning view of the Sacre-Coeur and a typical french breakfast for a reasonable fee (6 Eur/day/person). There is also unlimited free wi-fi available within the whole property.

As the Hostel is very central, it is also an excellent starting point for all the important you can find in Paris! So, take the tube and go to the city center or just wander the picturesque streets to meet the street artists and feel like a true Parisian.

In this hostel, you can also use luggage storage, 24 hours reception, common kitchen and tea, and coffee cooking facilities. Linen is included in the price, but take your towel or you can hire it in the property. Each bed has its socket, in private rooms, there are reading lamps available as well, everything needed is simply to be found in this lovely hostel in Montmartre!

#2 Les Piaules


Les Piaules

Another charming property, based in a fully renovated Art Deco building, located in Belleville – 10 minutes away from the historical city of Paris, run by travelers, which guarantees you will feel in this hostel like at home! There’s free Wi-Fi available within the whole property, also you can find a bar and restaurant as a part of this hostel!

Bunk beds have curtains, lights, plugs, and comfy mattresses – plus free, fresh linen. You’ll find them in mixed and female-only dorms. Remember to bring a padlock for the under-bed lockers and your towel!

In the common area, you can easily chill out, socialize or play a game in the game room. You can also buy a slap-up breakfast for a small fee or upgrade to a Badass Breakfast, which should keep you going all day!

#3 The People hostel


The people hostel

This brand-new purpose-built hostel in original and unique design is newly opened in the charming and safe 12th district, just a couple metro stops from the Gare de Lyon. This property offers free wi-fi within the whole property, free linen (but take the towel with you), it is wheelchair friendly hostel and there is 24 hours open reception available.

Offering 143 beds in total in both shared and private rooms (all ensuite), it is a perfect option to conveniently discover Paris in a stylish environment. A French breakfast is available every morning for a fee.

Do not miss out on the rooftop with a unique view over Paris, a bar is also available as well as a common room, where you can meet other travelers!

#4 Plug Inn Montmartre


Plug Inn Hostel

If you are looking for a boutique hostel with a free breakfast, located close to the underground, offering classical dorms or private rooms, this would be a great choice for you!

You can find this property in Montmartre, just 2 minutes walk to Moulin Rouge and you can expect mixed and female dorms up to 4 people – all with en-suite bathrooms. Even linen and towels are included in the price – so you can travel light, but there is also the possibility to lock your luggage in the lockers, no worries!

There are few common areas as well – lounge or bar, where you can chill out, read the book, listen to music or chat with other travelers. Or you can discover Pigalle – a very popular part of Paris with night clubs, bars, and restaurants, which is just a few minutes’ walks from this hostel!

#5 Joe&Joe Paris – Gentilly


Joe&Joe Paris Gentilly

Are you bored with a classic hostel and are you looking for some original design and fresh style? If so, we recommend this stylish hostel, located between the Porte d’Orléans and the Porte de Gentilly with great connection to Paris city center.

Whatever you choose: each bed is oversized and made for comfort, equipped with a USB port, a bedside lamp, and bedsheets. This hostel offers breakfast for a fee, there is no curfew and if you would like to stay longer, it is limited by 14 days.

You can choose from a lot of mixed or female dorms as well as private rooms. Former visitors appreciate the original style, friendly staff, cleanness, and free wi-fi. Don’t forget to take your towel, but if you forget cash, don’t worry as the ATM is available on this property as well as a restaurant, where you can also order lunch or dinner.

There is also a café and bar available, so if you are tired of discovering Paris, you can stay inside and have whatever you need!

20 thoughts on “5 best hostels in Paris/France

  1. Truly impressive. Thank you for sharing these 5 best hostels in Paris. What I would conclude from your last experience would be in three words “You savoured it!”. You took your time to enjoy the atmosphere without rush; that’s the only way to enjoy life : let’s savour life.

    My heart was running before but got relaxed when I saw that some of them have free WiFi. This is what I don’t joke with while getting an accommodation. I love these.


    1. Hello!

      Thank you for your kind comment!

      You are absolutely true about savoring life, that´s it. I now desire to visit Paris very soon after a while not going there and looking forward to visiting Montmartre and Eiffel tower again. Somehow this city is deep in my heart and that´s the reality I cannot deny. Anyway, Paris is a very charming and noble city, which welcomes a lot of people each year and we are happy to show that you can find cheap accomodation and sleep in a cozy, comfortable hostel for a reasonable price. Especially, if there is a lot of attractions to spend the money for – museums, galleries, entrance fee to e.g. Eifel Tower – whatever you choose.

      Anyway, I wish you all the best and thank you for visiting our website!

      Bye Renata

  2. Hey, Your hotel collection is the best in Paris. I enjoy while reading and watching. Now we are also making plan to visit Paris in this 2020 year. We will stay during our trip in Les Piaules or Plug Inn Montmartre. I like every hotel here. I found each hotel has it’s unique status. Really you have done a grate work for travelers by finding these beautiful hotels. Keep the grate work.

    1. Hello!

      Thank you for stopping by!

      The chosen hostels are great so we believe you will enjoy your stay in Paris very well and maybe you can share afterward your experience with staying in some of those hostels.

      Thank you for your kind comment and we wish you all the best!

      Bye Renata

  3. It is a very useful and timely article. I have a two-week vacation in early February.
    We’re thinking about three places to go to. Venice, Paris, or Malta.
    This time, everything depends on airline fares, because I want to try to buy it a few days before departure.
    I’m most likely to book a hotel in Booking com, but the information from your article is very useful. It could be a Les Piaules hotel in Paris you advised as I do not wanna spent much on public transport or taxi, so prices will have to be compared. It may be possible to book directly.

    1. Hello Andrejs!

      Thank you for your kind comment!

      No matter which destination you choose, we are here to advise on the best hostel property in each of the cities/countries so do not hesitate to check our posts about the destination you choose in the end based on the airline fares – the same way I travel so I absolutely understand. You also picked the destinations I would like to go this year:).

      Anyway, thank you for stopping by and wish you all the best!

      Bye Renata

  4. Nice recommendations. I have been in Paris twice and have seen all the places you mentioned which are more or less the most popular ones. I also liked their War Museum which is very impressive and would add that to the list. As for places to stay I think that no matter where you choose you will definitely need to use their transportation system so there is no worry if you stay a bit further away from the center. But overall it’s a nice city of you know where to go and it’s a worthy destination.

    Just a couple of suggestions for those thinking of going. Louvre is huge so make sure you have a whole day ahead so you can see at least some part of it and for the Eiffel Tower there are usually huge lines so you need to go early to have time ahead.

    1. Hello Stratos!

      We appreciate your kind thoughts you have shared, including the tip about Louvre – you are absolutely right, you can spend a week in Louvre without a problem:).

      Paris is a lovely city and worths to visit, especially for those, that did not yet.

      Wish you a pleasant day and all the best!

      Bye Renata

  5. Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with us .France is very dear to me and I have traveled the past few years in Paris, France and I love it.And what was most interesting to me was the Eiffel Tower.And the hostel I am in there is at La Village Montmartre.The hostel is very nice and clean to look at.And since France’s capital, Paris, and the hostel are located in Paris, it can be found on any of the central issues.Hostel staff can also speak English so it is very easy to talk to them.The hostel’s dishes are delicious and the food is healthy.And the thing that I like the most about this hostel is that I get the benefit of cooking coffee myself.After you read this article, people who travel to Paris will find out about the best hostels in Paris and share new experiences with you.

    1. Hello Shariful!

      Thank you for your kind comment and for stopping by!

      France is dear to us as well due to we have spend a lot of time in Bretagne and it was fantastic experience. Personally I was 6 times in Paris and this city is deep in my heart. The La Village Montmartre hostel looks really great and if I visit this city again in the future, I have a sure choice of the property I will stay in.

      Thank you again for your kind thoughts and we wish you all the best!

      Bye Renata

  6. Many thanks to you for giving us such a wonderful article and for giving such wonderful information about the top five hotels in Paris .I was on vacation in December  for 2 weeks and I went to Paris at the time .I was looking for a hotel that would be in the center of Paris and I could easily see everything so I went to the La Village Montmartre Hotel provided in your article. It is as attractive as it looks on the outside, and more attractive inside .It is located at the epicenter so I had the benefit of getting everything started .I loved meeting street artists and wandering the picturesque streets feeling Parisian. There is luggage storage in the common kitchen and tea or coffee cooking as well as wifi facilities.All in all I found this hotel very pleasant and I spent all my holidays here.To me, this hotel feels the best.

    Finally I think your article is a very easy article for those who are going to Paris to visit, and they will go there soon and will share their new experiences with you.

    1. Hello Shanta!

      Thank you for your kind comment!

      We are here for you to advise on the best hostel property in each of the cities/countries and we are happy you appreciate it and like our selection! The hostel La Village Montmartre looks gorgeous and we would pick it too when visiting Paris another time, for sure!

      Thank you for stopping by and wish you all the best!

      Bye Renata

  7. Very impressed. Not only is this article a good read but you haven’t overdone it in length also your site is very well designed as well. I actually want to visit Paris after reading this. More, so – I think I will at some stage maybe when the opportunity arises. About the first hostel on the list – is it really 6 Euro a night? It seems a little too good to be true for that price. I’m sure there are some cheap enough places to stay. I recently stayed in a couple of hostels in Ireland Dublin and Galway. Price was around $20-$60 a night – also side note any idea how much it is for a beer out there? heard can be a lot.

    1. Hello Alex!

      Thank you for visiting our website and your kind comment.

      As for the first hostel – it meant the breakfast for 6 Euro, not the night, it would be very cheap, you are right, but the breakfast fee is ok we believe:)

      You can have a beer in Paris for around 8-10 Eur.

      Thank you again for stopping by and if you got some experience from Paris hostel we will be happy to hear from you about the experience you get.

      Bye Renata

  8. Reading this post has really given me the desire to visit Paris. It has always been on my bucket list of places to visit. My brother’s wife absolutely loves Paris, and they are in London at the moment, so I’m sure they will be heading to Paris soon. I’ll forward them this post so they can get some ideas on where to stay. 

    I see you have lots of destinations around Europe, do you have any plans to add Pacific countries like Australia and New Zealand?

    Keep up the good work!

    1. Hello Greg!

      Thank you for your kind comment and for stopping by!

      About the Australia and New Zealand thing, that’s the question – we would like to cover Europe first as it is really dear to us and maybe when we will see a point in it, we will continue further – it is nice from you to suggest it, thank you!

      Let’s see what life brings, meanwhile we wish you all the best!

      Bye Renata

  9. Hi Renata,

    France is close to my heart because my father worked their for several years. My mom visited France but I didn’t since my childhood she used to tell me a lot about France so visiting France is on my list from my childhood.

    I do have a picture of Eiffel Tower in my office room I work from home. Being a full-time affiliate marketer and blogger my next plan is to visit the countries on my list. In February 2021 I am planning to visit Las Vegas and the next one is France. So your post means a lot to me.

    I will go with your personal choice… La Village Montmartre is the one I am making a note. I am also bookmarking your post for future reference. Great information, you have really given a lot of value here.

    1. Hello Paul!

      Nice to hear from you! We are happy to find our article useful!

      France is also in my heart and I don’t wonder it is on your bucket list as well!

      Thank you for stopping by and nice comment and we wish you all the best!

      Bye Renata

  10. Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful article with us. I have got a lot of information about the 5 best hostels in Paris. I am glad to see your article. Your article is really unique and informative. Frankly, reading your article, I found a lot of valuable information and I have never seen such a beautiful description of a Paris hotel. I love reading your article so I want to visit Paris with my family. Can you help me to visit Paris? I’ll share this article with my friends and I’ll share my new experience with you later. I benefited from the valuable information you provided by reading your article, and I think other people like me will benefit from the information you provide after your article. I have bookmarked your website so that I can come back to your website later. I thank you again for providing such a beautiful post.

    1. Hello and thank you for your kind comment!

      We are happy that our post could help to plan your trip to Paris, this is our mission as well – to show beautiful cities within Europe and make some thoughts where to travel next time and within budget:)

      Thank you again for stopping by and your kind comment and we are looking forward to hear from you soon!

      Bye Renata

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