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10 Best Hostels in Paris – dorm beds and private rooms

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.

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1 – THE VINTAGE HOSTEL – HOSTEL & GYM

73 Rue de Dunkerque,75009  Paris; M. Anvers, L1; Vélib post #9.005 or #9.006

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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.

Prices

Dorms from 17.50€; Privates from 55.17€ *

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2- LE REGENT BOUTIQUE HOSTEL

37 Boulevard de Rochechouart, 75009 Paris; M. Anvers, L1; Vélib post #9.005

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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.

Prices

Dorms from 17.50€; Privates from 49.67€ *

| Book here |

 

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.

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3- SMART PLACE

28 Rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris; M. Gare du Nord, L4 and L5; Vélib post #10.029

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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.

Prices

Dorms from 16.90€; Privates from 57.92€ *

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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

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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.

Prices

Dorms from 33.9€; Privates from 98€*

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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.

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5- LES PIAULES HOSTEL-BAR

59 Boulevard De Belleville, 75011 Paris; M. Couronnes, L2; Vélib post #20.041

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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.

Prices

Dorms from 32€; Privates from 120€*

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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.

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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

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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.

Prices

Dorms from 26.90€; Privates from 70€*

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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.

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7- ARTY PARIS (ONLY PRIVATE ROOMS)

62 rue des Morillons, 75015 Paris; M. Plaisance, L13; Vélib post #15.046

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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.

Prices

Dorms from 17.50€; Privates from 40.91€ *

| Book here |

 

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.

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8- LE VILLAGE HOSTEL

20 Rue d’Orsel, 75018 Paris; M. Anvers, L2; Vélib post #18.006

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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.

Prices

Dorms from 16.9€; Privates from 56.36€ *

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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.

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9- SAINT CHRISTOPHER’S INN CANAL

159 Rue de Crimée, 75019 Paris; M. Crimée, L7; Vélib post #19.125

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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 🙂

Prices

Dorms from 31.8€; Privates from 39.28€

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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?

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10- THE LOFT BOUTIQUE HOSTEL & TERRACE

70 rue Julien Lacroix, 75020 Paris; M. Pyrénnées, L11; Vélib post #20.40

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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.

Prices

Dorms from 16.9€; Privates from 54.92€ *

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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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All images were sourced directly from the hostel or Booking.com. This list is based on our own personal experiences and/or reviews online. 

Have you been to one of these hostels? Did you enjoy the experience? Did you stay in a different hostel and you think it deserves a space on this post? Drop us a line at bonjour [at] worldinparis [dot] com

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53 Comments

  • Reply
    neha
    03/10/2017 at 5:26 pm

    Such beautiful hostels. Smart place seems to be the one I like the most. But each one of them is so unique and doesn’t seem like a typical hostel at all

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      WorldInParis
      03/11/2017 at 9:49 pm

      I think that hostels in general are doing a great effort to do beautiful and comfy things 🙂

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    neha
    03/01/2017 at 1:14 pm

    These are some really beautiful hostels. I particularly like smart place and it’s room. I will definitely come back to this post when I plan a hostel stay in Paris

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      WorldInParis
      03/01/2017 at 8:02 pm

      cool that you found something that you like! 🙂

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    Indrani
    03/01/2017 at 12:17 pm

    This is such a good helpful list. I usually check how close the must see places are and then match with budget.
    If luck favours and I visit Paris again I will check this list. Saving up the info.

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    Sandy N Vyjay
    03/01/2017 at 9:23 am

    Though we normally do not stay in hostels. This list definitely propels us to do so. They all look great and probably can give some hotels a run for their money. What I like about these is also the fact that most of them are strategically located in Paris, which is so very convenient.

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      WorldInParis
      03/01/2017 at 8:29 pm

      Yes they are all located close to a metro station so perfect to explore Paris

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    sophie
    02/28/2017 at 8:25 pm

    Hostels in paris are the best way to enjoy the city! I have been to couple from this list, and trust me they were total safe and cheap for me! I could spent the remained money pizzas 😀 😀 Haha! Must considered option!

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      WorldInParis
      02/28/2017 at 11:03 pm

      Thanks Sophie for the feedback, I am sure it will be useful for other readers 🙂

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    Sheena
    02/28/2017 at 6:11 pm

    Wow, what a comprehensive post! Paris is one of my favourite cities, I’ve been 5 times from Australia but never stayed in a hostel, I had no idea they were of such a good standard & some of them are really cheap. Saving this for the near future, thanks!

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    Marge
    02/28/2017 at 2:11 am

    This made me realize the Parisian’s flair for artistic design. These hostels are so charming and cute! I love the play of colors, I’ve been wanting to design my apartment this way but I can’t do it. Anyway, when I get to Paris someday, most probably I’d stay in a hostel so I am keeping note of this post.

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      WorldInParis
      03/01/2017 at 8:35 pm

      Hope the post will be useful for you one day. That means you are coming to Paris 🙂

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    Andi
    02/28/2017 at 2:06 am

    Nice list of hotels! And I want to visit Paris someday and keep this list for future reference. For me, as long as the accommodation is nice with comfortable bed and heater, I am already good. Free breakfast that is indeed tasteful will be a bonus.

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      WorldInParis
      03/01/2017 at 8:37 pm

      Hope that you will use this list soon (that means you are coming to Paris)

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    Ashlyn | From Heart And Seoul
    02/28/2017 at 1:18 am

    Some of the trendiest hostels i’ve ever seen! I think my favorite is Arty Paris though 🙂

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      WorldInParis
      03/01/2017 at 8:33 pm

      All the people love Arty, such a cute hotel! I love especially the vintage sofa 🙂

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    Laura
    02/27/2017 at 11:45 am

    I never visited a hostel in Paris before! Had a horrible experience in London once, and since then, I always book a nice, little, quiet hotel. Although, this list is quite interesting. Maybe I should reconsider the hostel-option..

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      WorldInParis
      02/27/2017 at 10:29 pm

      When was this horrible experience? I think hostels have improved a lot, in general, and now in most of them there is also the private room option 🙂

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    Ria (@lifeinbigtent)
    02/24/2017 at 8:15 pm

    Even if you don’t plan to stay in any of these places, the post is very helpful to understand the differences between areas and in which one you would like to stay during your trip 🙂

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      WorldInParis
      02/25/2017 at 7:57 pm

      Thanks Ria! Hope that my comments on your possible choices will help you to find what suits you best 😉

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    Carol Colborn
    02/22/2017 at 7:16 pm

    Too bad we have a timeshare there but thanks!

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    Christine Maguire (@thetraveloguer)
    02/21/2017 at 12:32 pm

    This is such a useful post, thanks for sharing. It’s great to see there are so many beautiful hostels in Paris which really look Parisian! 🙂

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      WorldInParis
      02/24/2017 at 10:03 am

      Indeed, hostels are doing a great effort to offer more and more beautiful options to budget travelers 🙂

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    Vicky and Buddy
    02/21/2017 at 1:03 am

    It’s nice to see that hostels are stepping up their game. Just because they cost less, doesn’t mean that their quality has to be bad. I especially like when hostels offer female only dorms or ones with curtains, just to have a little bit more privacy. Location is also very important. You have a great list here, but I think my favorite would have to be Saint Christopher’s Inn Canal.

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      WorldInParis
      02/21/2017 at 2:21 pm

      Good pic, perhaps it is less intimate but they have a great location 😉

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    Nancy
    02/21/2017 at 12:46 am

    My son is heading to Paris and I have to say this is perfect timing since he will be staying in hostels. This is a great list and huge help in this circumstance. Thanks so much for your post!

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      WorldInParis
      02/21/2017 at 2:21 pm

      Good to know the post arrived in time for your son, lol 😉

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    melody pittman
    02/20/2017 at 9:12 pm

    I’ve never stayed in a hostel before and perhaps I have preconceived notions about why it is not right for me but these are really superb! Paris certainly does hostels much better than some country’s I have seen. Really beautiful accommodations.

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      WorldInParis
      02/20/2017 at 10:19 pm

      thank you! let’s say that hostels have worked hard to improve its comfort standards and visitors’ general experience 😉

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    Nic
    02/20/2017 at 2:07 pm

    We love staying in hostels, they always seem to offer so much more than hotels and at a friendly price! Although these are more expensive than we are used to staying in, but I suppose it is Paris!

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      WorldInParis
      02/20/2017 at 10:19 pm

      Yes, Nic . . . this is Paris 😉

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    Milijana
    02/19/2017 at 9:02 pm

    This is a very useful guide to hostels in Paris. Hotel rooms can be extremely expensive in Paris and that is where hostels come in as the more affordable alternative.
    Just to add, love the photo of Le Village Hostel with the view of Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

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      WorldInParis
      02/20/2017 at 10:20 pm

      yes, it must be great to wake up with a view like this 🙂

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    Brianna
    02/19/2017 at 2:31 pm

    What a helpful resource for budget travelers! I love how all the rooms look so clean, but they never really look like that in real life 😛
    I like hostels that are close to the city center and that are safe. I generally like to stay in female only rooms, just for my own peace of mind, but I’ll stay in mixed dorms if I have to.

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      WorldInParis
      02/20/2017 at 10:21 pm

      Yes, I also prefer female rooms. And if they are ensuite then I have everything that I need 😉

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    Jo
    02/19/2017 at 2:22 pm

    Wow all of these hostels look so chic w/t such lovely and modern decor. Would love to stay in one of these. Especially liked that St christophers inn has curtains – SO imp to have some privacy in your dorm, eh!

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      WorldInParis
      02/20/2017 at 10:43 pm

      Yes the curtains in the bunkbeds are a big invention! 🙂

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    Kerri
    02/19/2017 at 9:50 am

    Trust Paris to have hostels that still look amazing ! This will be a wonderful resource for those who rely on hostels and you’ve done such a great job putting together this wonderful list.

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      WorldInParis
      02/20/2017 at 10:44 pm

      Thanks Kerri for your nice comment! 🙂

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    Lyssie
    02/19/2017 at 3:04 am

    This is a great list of hostels at affordable prices and awesome locations!! I remember researching for hours on neighborhoods, hotels, hostels, airbnbs, attractions, how far everything was from everything…it’s a complicated city for someone who’s never been there. This is a great post to lay everything out and help someone like me make a decision!!

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      WorldInParis
      02/24/2017 at 10:21 am

      Thank you very much for your comment Lyssie. I am also a traveler so I know on my own skin how difficult is to find a good accommodation option when you don’t know about the city, the different areas and main sights. I am happy to know this post can be useful 🙂

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    Laura Lynch
    02/19/2017 at 12:49 am

    I love that these all look so clean and nice. My biggest criteria for hostels was a private room that was exceptionally clean and that wasn’t a rowdy crazy place. I don’t think it’s too much to ask for in a hostel. Paris is definitely more difficult because of the prices, but you’ve got so many great options here.

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      WorldInParis
      02/21/2017 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks for your thoughts, Laura!

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    Jenn and Ed Coleman
    02/18/2017 at 6:18 pm

    Très bonne. It’s been a while since I have been to Paris but great to know you can still get a private room under 70 euro. I was noticing from the pictures that some of the dorms look like they offer lockable storage. Is this a common feature or something that varies from hostel to hostel. Locking my camera equipment and laptop while I roam the city seems like a must have feature to me.

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      WorldInParis
      02/18/2017 at 8:10 pm

      Jenn, at the end of the post there is a comparative table where you can see which hostels offer lockable storage 😉

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    Angela @ Dang Travelers
    02/18/2017 at 6:14 pm

    Wow, some of these look like 3-4 star hotels! I remember Paris hotel rooms being quite pricey, maybe next time we will try one of these! Thanks for the tips.

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      WorldInParis
      02/18/2017 at 8:12 pm

      Yes, hotels still are quite pricey 🙁 Luckily you can find in these hostels here cool options for all ages and states of mind

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    Jenni
    02/18/2017 at 4:09 pm

    Thanks for sharing this I have been wanting to go to Paris but it always seems so expensive so maybe I could look at saying in a hostel as these look really nice. I don’t really do sharing so would have to find one where I get my own room lol

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      WorldInParis
      02/18/2017 at 8:14 pm

      Most of these hostels propose also private rooms 🙂

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    Marlene Marques
    02/18/2017 at 4:02 pm

    Hostels came to be a wonderful option to run from the hotel high prices, specially in cities like Paris. Thanks for sharing this list and all the information.

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      WorldInParis
      02/18/2017 at 8:14 pm

      You are welcome, Marlene! 🙂

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    Maddy
    02/18/2017 at 2:25 pm

    As I was scrolling through this admiring all the hostels I was thinking to myself what a struggle it would be to pick between them and to remember my favourites! Thanks for adding the comparative table at the end, this was really needed! I really like you’ve got a range of hostels with varying prices, tastes and locations. If you can’t find a good hostel from this list you’re too fussy! Brilliant, informative article.

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      WorldInParis
      02/18/2017 at 8:15 pm

      Thank YOU very much, Maddy! 🙂

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