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.
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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!