Paris was always a problem area to find decent value and good quality hostels. Fortunately things are changing with very cool proposals. What defines luxury today is not a comfortable bed, lots of accessories or a private bathroom, it is more a combination of stylistic design, cool vibe and good facilities.
What is your main criteria to choose a hostel? The area? The hostel’s atmosphere? Its facilities? Look no further, in Best Hostels in Paris we have all the information that you need plus a comparative table (at the end of the post) with all the proposals and a brief description of the Parisian districts where they are located.
We have listed below the 10 Best hostels in Paris, the perfect places to start and finish your days in a good atmosphere, good company . . . and everything on a budget.
* prices my change depending on the season, week /week end stay or hostel’s internal promotions
ABOUT THE 9th DISTRICT
A superb neighborhood with neoclassical architecture that has preserved the tunes of a village, especially around the very commercial street of Martyrs. Close to both Grands Boulevards and Montmartre, it offers direct access to the Parisian nightlife and major tourist attractions.
1 – THE VINTAGE HOSTEL – HOSTEL & GYM
73 Rue de Dunkerque,75009 Paris; M. Anvers, L1; Vélib post #9.005 or #9.006
So vintage, so Parisian! Located in the 9th district, close to Gare du Nord, this is a charming option where nothing is left to hazard.
Dorms (3 -4 -6 people) and private rooms are tastefully decorated, with bright colors and furnished with that vintage touch that you are probably looking for in Paris. All kind of rooms have private bathroom.
Common spaces include shared kitchen, laundry space with washing machines, shared lounge /TV area and bar. The Vintage Hostel has also a fitness center which is perfect for those that ate their weight in French pâtisseries!
The hostel proposes a delicious Parisian breakfast with fresh yummy croissants as an option.
Dorms from 17.50€; Privates from 55.17€ *
2- LE REGENT BOUTIQUE HOSTEL
37 Boulevard de Rochechouart, 75009 Paris; M. Anvers, L1; Vélib post #9.005
A hostel which reflects the vibrant neighborhood while remaining an intimate and friendly place to stay, the Regent is perfect to explore the Paris of today.
The dorms (4 -6 people) and rooms are cozy and harmonious, with bright colors. Each one is more pleasantly arranged than the other. Some of them have direct views over iconic Sacré Coeur.
Common spaces include shared kitchen, laundry area with washing machines, shared lounge /TV area and bar with locally brewed beer. The hostel proposes a delicious Parisian breakfast as an option.
Dorms from 17.50€; Privates from 49.67€ *
ABOUT THE 10th DISTRICT
The 10th arrondissement is the district of 2 train stations (Gare de l’Est and Gare du Nord), hence its perpetual effervescence and popular atmosphere. Another of its main features is the Canal Saint-Martin, one of the most trendy places of the capital especially on Friday evenings and weekends. If you like to party, the streets around rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis are perfect for you.
3- SMART PLACE
28 Rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris; M. Gare du Nord, L4 and L5; Vélib post #10.029
You cannot be wrong booking in a hostel with this name! This picturesque and intimate hostel and its variety of accommodation will satisfy families, couples as well as group of friends.
Rooms are spacious, with bright colors and basic furniture. Dorms can accommodate 4 -6 people and there are also private rooms for 2 -4 people. When the weather is nice, you can enjoy Paris from their balconies.
Smart Place has all the facilities you are looking for while traveling on a budget. Common spaces include shared kitchen, laundry space with washing machines, shared lounge /TV area and bar. The hostel proposes a delicious Parisian breakfast in the building next door as an option.
Dorms from 16.90€; Privates from 57.92€ *
4- SAINT CHRISTOPHER’S INN GARE DU NORD
5 Rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris; M. Gare du Nord, L4 and L5; Vélib post #10.028
Located between Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est, this hostel proposes a wide range of spacious rooms and dorms with private or shared bathroom.
Huge common spaces, lots of light and lots to do are the main feature of this hostel, perfect for those who don’t care about intimacy and are looking for a little bit of party. Its Belushi’s international bar and restaurant, so loved by expats, is also a plus and enough to make this hostel one the best party hostels in Paris.
If Paris is not enough for you, check their onsite Travel Kiosk, with tons of information, day-trips and discounts.
Dorms from 33.9€; Privates from 98€*
ABOUT THE 11th DISTRICT
Between Belleville and Bastille, the 11th arrondissement is the heart of revolutionary Paris and the great workers’ revolts of the 19th century. A lively and dynamic district with lots of bars, restaurants and shopping streets, the 11th Arrondissement has retained a popular atmosphere and a typically Parisian character.
5- LES PIAULES HOSTEL-BAR
59 Boulevard De Belleville, 75011 Paris; M. Couronnes, L2; Vélib post #20.041
Sleep with a view on Sacré-Coeur and Eiffel Tower, this is the claim of this brand new hostel in Paris. This cool hostel is located in a renovated art décor building, in the trendy district of Belleville.
The hostel has 4-6-8 people rock-style dorms with private or shared bathroom. The dorms have a functional design and they are furnished with custom bunk-beds and lockers. If you prefer a private room, Les Piaules have a couple of cozy ones.
Les Piaules proposes a yummy breakfast to start your day with a good mood. Once you are done with the sightseeing, don’t miss their bar & restaurant proposing local food and drinks. Their plus? The sun terrace & view, perfect to socialize.
Dorms from 32€; Privates from 120€*
ABOUT THE 13TH DISTRICT
Difficult to define the 13th arrondissement, with its sooo many faces. There is the heart of Chinese Paris but also the arty and festive area of Butte-aux-Cailles. On the other side, the quays of the Seine are in this area perfect to relax with family or friends without being too far from some of Paris’ main attractions.
6- OOPS! BOUTIQUE HOSTEL
50 Avenue des Gobelins, 75013 Paris; M. Les Gobelins, L7 or M. Place d’Italie, L5, L6, L7; Vélib post #13.007 or #13.008
What is considered “one of the most beautiful hostels in the world” by the Guardian it is also one of the favourite hostels for travelers visiting Paris. The winning combination? A fancy contemporary design, stylish atmosphere, nice rooms and all the necessary facilities for a great stay.
Both dormitories (2 -4 -6 people) and double rooms are modern, well designed with bright colors and very comfortable. Each floor has its own theme so there are rooms for every taste.
Common spaces include shared kitchen, shared lounge /TV area and bar. There is even a small patio furnished with a table and chairs to relax in. The hostel proposes a delicious continental breakfast as an option.
Dorms from 26.90€; Privates from 70€*
ABOUT THE 15TH DISTRICT
Despite being the biggest district in Paris, this is a calm and residential area. No tourist attractions but a couple of nice parks (George Brassens and André Citroen), plenty of shops and a nice atmosphere.
7- ARTY PARIS (ONLY PRIVATE ROOMS)
62 rue des Morillons, 75015 Paris; M. Plaisance, L13; Vélib post #15.046
Arty Paris proposes travelers a fun, warm and trendy atmosphere. We like its ultra-modern but elegant design in common areas and rooms and its inspiring quotes a little bit everywhere. The leather sofa, the club chairs and the red movies theater seats, all found on local flee markets, give this comfortable hostel an intimate vintage feeling.
The hostel has fashionable private rooms with private bathroom, perfect for couples or business travelers.
Common spaces include shared kitchen, laundry space with washing machines, shared lounge /TV area and bar. The hostel proposes a delicious Parisian breakfast with fresh croissants as an option.
Don’t miss park Georges-Brassens, at only few steps from the hostel.
Dorms from 17.50€; Privates from 40.91€ *
ABOUT THE 18TH DISTRICT
District of all the paradoxes: home of Montmartre, the most iconic and touristy neighborhood in Paris, but also home of some popular areas like “the Africa in Paris” or “Little India”, neglected by the City Council since longtime. If you decide to sleep in the 18th District, do a previous research about your hostel location to find the right “location experience” that you are looking for.
8- LE VILLAGE HOSTEL
20 Rue d’Orsel, 75018 Paris; M. Anvers, L2; Vélib post #18.006
If you dream of Montmartre, this is the hostel for you. Right in the heart of the city’s most quintessentially Parisian neighborhood and just a 10-minute walk from Sacré Coeur this charming hostel welcomes visitors with a free shot, the perfect kick off to start exploring the city.
Dorms for 3 -4 -6 people are spacious and painted with bright colors. They all have lockers, a desktop and their own bathroom. Some of the rooms have amazing views over Sacré Coeur, which is a plus! The hostel has also a private rooms with private bathroom, ideal for friends or family with a child.
Common spaces include shared kitchen, shared lounge /TV area, bar and sunny terrace with spectacular views. The hostel proposes a delicious Parisian breakfast as an option.
Dorms from 16.9€; Privates from 56.36€ *
ABOUT THE 19TH DISTRICT
This is a former industrial area developed around the Canal de l’Ourcq. After major transformations during last years symbolized by the Parc de la Villette and its museums, the 19th district has become the new major cultural center of Paris. However, this is still a popular district with a deeply Parisian soul, which also reserves nice secret walks around the Buttes Chaumont Park or along the Canal de l’Ourcq /Canal the la Villette. A neighborhood to be discovered.
9- SAINT CHRISTOPHER’S INN CANAL
159 Rue de Crimée, 75019 Paris; M. Crimée, L7; Vélib post #19.125
Beautiful location in the 19th District, overlooking the Canal de la Villette, this hostel also proposes a huge international bar-restaurant perfect for meeting other travelers and locals.
The hostel has a variety of accommodation, including female only dorms and private rooms for those looking for a bit of extra comfort. Rooms and dorms can be with or without private bathroom.
Huge common spaces, lots of light and lots to do are the main feature of this hostel. The plus of this hostel is its beautiful architecture & interior design and its location. Not many hostels in Paris can boast a waterfront terrace overlooking the Canal de la Villette!
Don’t miss the beautiful bike trip along the Canal de l’Ourcq , starting from this hostel 🙂
Dorms from 31.8€; Privates from 39.28€
ABOUT THE 20TH DISTRICT
Known for the Père-Lachaise Cemetery, the 20th arrondissement is above all the district of Belleville and Ménilmontant. Old suburbs located on the heights of Paris, they have kept their popular and old festive spirit and continue to mix the cultures in a typically Parisian spirit. Its affordable prices make the 20th district the favourite place to live for young couples. Probably the next trendy area in Paris?
10- THE LOFT BOUTIQUE HOSTEL & TERRACE
70 rue Julien Lacroix, 75020 Paris; M. Pyrénnées, L11; Vélib post #20.40
The Loft has the best design and services for an amazing stay in Pairs. Located in Belleville, one the most trendy & hip districts of Paris, the hotel proposes all kind of dorms (3 -4 -6 -8 people) and comfortable rooms beautifully decorated with fun themes like pop, cozy or baroque. Some of the rooms have their private balcony!
Common spaces include shared kitchen, shared lounge /TV area, designated smoking area and a bar. There is also an outdoor patio to relax and enjoy the last hours of the day with your room mates. The hostel proposes a delicious continental breakfast as an option.
Dorms from 16.9€; Privates from 54.92€ *
BEST HOSTELS IN PARIS COMPARATIVE TABLE
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Hope you will find the hostel that suits you, looking forward to seeing you in Paris!
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