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Best Hostels In Paris | The Ultimate Places To Sleep On A Budget

A list of the best rated hostels in Paris, France.


Paris does a lot of things incredibly well — unfortunately, hostels aren’t one of them. Hostels in Paris tend to be on the expensive side but the quality is only average. Basically, don’t expect to see any with stellar reviews. That said, Paris is an amazing place to visit so you won’t be at your hostel much anyways. So, without further ado, here is our list of the best hostels in Paris.

Quick Info About Paris Hostels

Average Price For A Bed: €30-€40 in the summer and €20-€30 in the winter. Check HostelWorld to get exact prices for your dates.

Areas: Most hostels in Paris are in the northern part of the city and there are a few in the southern neighborhoods. The few hostels in the very center of the city tend to be expensive and of lower quality. Luckily, Paris has a great metro

Check-In Times and Cleaning Times: A lot of Paris hostels have late check-in times (around 3 pm-4 pm) and many will close from about noon to 4 pm as they do cleaning.

Cheap Beds & Good Hostels Go Early: Hostel prices are fairly standardized (there are a few outliers) but the quality does vary quite a bit. The best options do get booked up quickly (especially in the summer).

Check-In Times and Cleaning Times: Many hostels have late check-in times (around 2 pm-4 pm) but nearly all will let you store your bags if you arrive before check-in.

New To Hostels? Check out our Hostels 101 Guide to learn everything you need to know about finding the perfect hostel.

Our Picks For The Best Hostels in Paris

This list of the best hostels in Paris is based on overall quality, location, price, and guest reviews. We do encourage you to check out HostelWorld to do a bit of searching yourself.

NOTE: All prices listed below are the cheapest option available during the busy (i.e. expensive) season. Prices will often be 20%+ cheaper during the slower seasons.

Les Piaules

best hostels in Paris

Les Piaules, which is a winner of HostelWorld’s “Hoscars” award, has a cool rooftop terrace with nice views, free WiFi, 24-hour reception, nice bunk beds w/ curtains, a pretty cool bar. It’s located in Belleville — which is an artsy neighborhood and it’s fairly close to the city center. The only bummer is that breakfast isn’t free.

Overall, this is probably the best hostels in Paris.

Location: Belleville (Edge of 11th and 20th) — See on Google Maps

Check Reviews: HostelWorld

Le Village Hostel Montmartre

best hostels pairs montmartre

Le Village Hostel Montmartre is another that receives solid reviews from guests. It’s located in Montmartre at the bottom of the Sacre Coeur so that’s cool. The hostel offers all the standard things (24-hour reception, free internet, kitchen, etc.) but breakfast isn’t free. There is a bar on site and you get a free shot at check-in.

Location: Montmartre (18th) — See on Google Maps

Check Reviews: HostelWorld

The Loft Boutique Hostel Paris

Loft Boutique Hostel Paris

The Loft Boutique Hostel Paris is located in the trendy and up-and-coming neighborhood of Belleville. It has a bar on-site, kitchen, free internet, 24 Hour Reception, and a few more amenities. No free breakfast, though.

Location: Belleville (Edge of 11th and 20th) — See on Google Maps

Check Reviews: HostelWorld

Generator Paris

Generator Paris

Generator Paris is a new, modern, and swanky hostel that is huge — it feels like a hotel and hostel had a baby. Some people complained that it didn’t have much of a community vibe. It has nice views from the roof terrace. The two main downsides are its lack of a kitchen (but it does have a cafe/restaurant) and no free breakfast. Ohh, and you have to pay to store your luggage — which is pretty uncommon.

Location: 10th See On Google Maps

Check Reviews: HostelWorld

St Christopher’s Paris Gare du Nord

St Christopher’s Paris Gare du Nord

St Christopher’s Paris Gare du Nord has a reputation for being a party hostel — thanks to its large bar area and 2-for-1 drink specials. St. Christopher’s would be classified as a mega-hostel and it’s Paris’ most popular hostel. Some people said it’s there isn’t much of a community feel because of its size and lack of common areas. It has free wifi, 24-hour reception, pod hostel beds, but no free breakfast or kitchen.

Location: 10th near Gare du Nord — See On Google Maps

Check Reviews: HostelWorld

Mije Fourcy Fauconnier Maubuisson

MIJE Hostel Paris

Mije Fourcy Fauconnier Maubuisson is easily the best-located hostel on our list. It’s located in the Marais — which is filled with lots of great bars, cafes, restaurants, and shopping. It’s also within walking distance of most top sights and the Seine River. The hostel receives good reviews and has most everything you’d expect in a hostel. It has a free modest breakfast but no kitchen area. People said it’s pretty quiet so don’t expect much ambiance and it seems to draw a bit of an older crowd.

Location: 4th (Marais) — See On Google Maps

Check Reviews: HostelWorld

FIAP Jean Monnet

FIAP Hostel Paris

FIAP Jean Monnet is one of the few decent hostels south of the river. It’s a very large hostel so it won’t feel super homey but it still receives solid reviews. It has free breakfast but it is a bit far from the city center.

Location: 14th — See On Google Maps

Check Reviews: HostelWorld

St Christopher’s Inn Canal

St Christopher's Inn Canal Paris Hostel

St Christopher’s Inn Canal is located on the Canal St. Martin (which is cool) and it’s one of the most visited hostels in Paris. It is a bit away from the center of the city but there is a metro stop next to the hostel. There is no free breakfast or kitchen — but it gets good reviews for just about everything else.

Location: 19th See On Google Maps

Check Reviews: HostelWorld 

3 Ducks Boutique Hostel-Eiffel Tower

3 ducks hostel - Paris

3 Ducks Boutique Hostel-Eiffel Tower is located about 15 minutes from the Eiffel Tower and it’s the oldest hostel in Paris. The building is located in an 18th-century building that’s a protected landmark so it has a lot of character inside. It has free breakfast and a bar in the basement.

Location: 15th (new Eiffel-Tower) — See On Google Maps

Check Reviews: HostelWorld 

Oops! Design Hostel – Latin Quarter

Best hostels in Paris - Oops

Oops! Design Hostel – Latin Quarter is located in a nice part of the city and it’s a short walk to the center. It does have free breakfast and free wifi. They do require that you pay in cash — which isn’t super common.

Location: 13thSee On Google Maps

Check Reviews: HostelWorld 

Vintage Hostel Gare Du Nord

Vintage Gard Du Nord - Paris

Vintage Hostel Gare Du Nord is located in a quickly gentrifying part of the city and it’s close to the Gare Du Nord — which is the main station in Paris. It doesn’t have free breakfast but it does have free wifi and it gets good overall reviews from past guests.

Location: 9th (near Gare Du Nord) — See On Google Maps

Check Reviews: HostelWorld

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