With our Best Hostels in Paris list, we want to help people find the best place to stay in Paris on a budget. Paris was always a problem area to find decent value and good quality hostels. Fortunately, things are changing with very cool hostels in Paris. 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 are your main criteria to find good hostels in Paris? The hostel’s location? The hostel’s atmosphere? Its facilities? The hostel price? Look no further, we have listed below the top hostels in Paris (in our opinion), the perfect places to start and finish your days in a good atmosphere, good company . . . and everything on a budget. The list includes Paris hostels for couples and family hostels in Paris, with beautiful private rooms for those looking for more privacy while staying on a budget. If you are looking for party hostels in Paris, there is also something for you.
Unfortunately, central locations mean higher prices so there are not many cool hostels near Eiffel Tower or Le Marais. We see this as an opportunity to discover other lesser known areas of Paris and enjoy Paris Like a Local. Our Best Hostels in Paris List is classed by Paris Arrondissement, with a short description about each district of Paris. If you want to know more about the districts of Paris before booking your Paris hostel, check out our quick guide to Paris Arrondissements.
NB: hostel prices may change depending on the season, week /weekend stay or hostel’s internal promotions
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ABOUT THE 9th ARRONDISSEMENT OF PARIS
The 9th arrondissement of Paris is 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 Paris tourist places.
1 – THE VINTAGE HOSTEL PARIS – 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 arrondissement of Paris, 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 has a 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 pastries!
The hostel proposes a delicious French breakfast with fresh, yummy croissants as an option.
2- LE REGENT BOUTIQUE HOSTEL PARIS
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.
Dorms (4 -6 people) and private 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 French breakfast as an option.
ABOUT THE 10th ARRONDISSEMENT OF PARIS
The 10th arrondissement of Paris 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 which is one of the most trendy places in 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 PARIS
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 is one of the top hostels in Paris near Gare du Nord. Its variety of accommodation will satisfy families, couples as well as a 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 and private bathroom, making this hostel one of the best family-friendly hostels in Paris. 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 French breakfast in the building next door as an option.
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
If you are looking for hostels in Paris near Gare du Nord, Saint Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord is a perfect choice. 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.
ABOUT THE 11th ARRONDISSEMENT OF PARIS
Between Belleville and Bastille, the 11th arrondissement of Paris 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 of Paris 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 of 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 French 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.
ABOUT THE 13th ARRONDISSEMENT OF PARIS
Difficult to define the 13th arrondissement of Paris, with its oh so many faces. There is the heart of Chinese Paris but also the arty and festive area of Butte-aux-Cailles and the (Street Art) Mural Program. 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 the top sights in Paris.
6- OOPS HOSTEL PARIS
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 best hostels around the world” by the Guardian it is also one of the favorite 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.
In Oops Hostel Paris 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.
Hostel Oops Paris has nice common spaces, including a 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.
ABOUT THE 15th ARRONDISSEMENT OF PARIS
Despite being the biggest district in Paris, the 15th arrondissement of Paris 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 flea markets, give this comfortable hostel an intimate vintage feeling.
The hostel has fashionable private rooms with private bathroom. It is one of the best hostels in Paris for couples but also for business travelers.
Common spaces include shared kitchen, laundry space with washing machines, shared lounge /TV area, and bar. The hostel proposes a delicious French breakfast with fresh croissants as an option.
Don’t miss park Georges-Brassens, at only few steps from the hostel.
ABOUT THE 18th ARRONDISSEMENT OF PARIS
The 18th arrondissement of Paris is the district of all the paradoxes: home of Montmartre, the most iconic and touristy neighborhood in Paris, but also the home of some popular areas like “the Africa in Paris” or “Little India”, neglected by the City Council since a long time. If you decide to sleep in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, do a previous research about your hostel location to find the right “location experience” that you are looking for.
8- LE VILLAGE HOSTEL MONTMARTRE
20 Rue d’Orsel, 75018 Paris; M. Anvers, L2; Vélib post #18.006
If you dream of Montmartre, le Village Hostel Paris 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.
In Le Village Hostel Montmartre 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 room 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 French breakfast as an option.
ABOUT THE 19th ARRONDISSEMENT OF PARIS
The 19th arrondissement of Paris 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 arrondissement of Paris 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 Parc des Buttes Chaumont or along the Canal de l’Ourcq /Canal the la Villette. A Paris arrondissement to be discovered.
9- SAINT CHRISTOPHER’S INN CANAL
159 Rue de Crimée, 75019 Paris; M. Crimée, L7; Vélib post #19.125
With a beautiful location in the 19th arrondissement of Paris and 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. It is also one of the fewer hostels in Paris with private rooms, perfect 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 (apart from the location) its beautiful architecture & interior design. Not many Paris hostels can boast a waterfront terrace overlooking Canal de la Villette!
Don’t miss the beautiful bike trip along the Canal de l’Ourcq, starting from this hostel 🙂
ABOUT THE 20th ARRONDISSEMENT OF PARIS
Known for the Père-Lachaise Cemetery, the 20th arrondissement of Paris 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 favorite 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 roommates. The hostel proposes a delicious continental breakfast as an option.
We hope that you found some nice hostels in Paris on this list! Before leaving home on the way to the airport check if you packed all the essential things to take to a hostel, you can check this list or this one . We are looking forward to seeing you in Paris!
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