Fun and Cheap Hostels in Paris

Paris on a budget sounds like a bit of a fallacy to some. Just the thought of the eclectic, romantic nature of the city induces one to imagine only the finest accommodation; chic loft apartments in Le Marais, classically decorated Airbnb’s in the 1st arrondissement, high-end hotels in the 16th.

Within the walls of some of the cities oldest 18th century buildings we find a different kind of staycation experience. Paris is littered with hostels. Big ones, small ones, really nice ones and even really awful ones.

Les Piaules – by Les Piaules – Sourced from their website

You’ll enjoy all the perks of staying in the city without burning a hole into your pocket by the minute.

Hostels in Paris are the most ideal accommodation for solo travelers and younger crowds. The nature of hostels is to make friends, take risks and embrace every experience. Paris tends to facilitate each of these things anyway — but it’s nice to rest your head somewhere that encourages it further.

Selecting the right hostel that remains both fun and cheap can be an overwhelming endeavor if they comments section’s are anything to go by. Here are a few of the best for your trip to Paris.

1. Les Piaules in Paris

59 Boulevard de Belleville

This hostel is located in the heart of Belleville near much of the best nightlight that this city has to offer. You’ll enjoy the parties by night and be able to wander the neighborhood by day.

Menilmontant is an area just a short walk east from the hostel. Here you’ll find the old home of Edith Piaf and a few other notable bucket list attractions (Read more about Discover walking tours).

Les Piaules – by Les Piaules – Sourced from their website

Les Piaules hostel is widely known for being one of the best budget places to stay while in Paris. Their hospitality is above and beyond. Guests have access to all the travel tips and information that they need. They are also given a delicious breakfast each morning to start their day.

2. St Christopher’s Inn Paris Gare du Nord in Paris

5 Rue de Dunkerque

Anywhere breakfast is free is usually worthy of the green light. St Christopher’s Inn is probably the closest contender to the afore mentioned hostel for being one of the best.

What I particularly like about this hosel is that the dorm residents are given as much privacy as possible. There are curtains available to separate bed spaces into partitions and all pods come with their own charging points & reading lamps.

St Christopher’s Inn Paris Gare du Nord – by St Christopher’s Inn Paris Gare du Nord – Sourced from their website

The communal space at St Christoper’s is what people visit this hostel for. Under glass ceilings the hostel bar serves up food and drink specials by day and night.

The hostel is just a short walk from the metro station that it is named after which will take you into the rest of Paris in no time.

3. Generator Hostel in Paris

9-11 Place du Colonel Fabien

If constant energy and party mentality is not really your cup of tea, then the Generator Hostel is likely for you. It’s located near to the hostel we mentioned previously… just a short walk from the Gare de Nord in the 10th arrondissement.

This beautiful space features a rooftop terrace that overlooks Paris right up to the Sacre Coeur church at the top of Montmartre Hill. The view of the rooftops and rolling streets is quite something to wake up to everyday.

The hostel itself is newly refurbished. The interior too the route of classic French decor meets Moroccan influence. It’s gorgeous — and a great place to escape the days filled with touring.

The 10th arrondissement is central without being central — if that makes sense? You’re close to nothing yet a metro ride or short walk from everything all at once. The perfect neighborhood to feel an escape from the hustle and bustle of the tourist hubs. Take a free guided walking tour while in town and you’ll see exactly what I mean.

4. The Loft Boutique Hostel in Paris

70 Rue Julien Lacroix

The Belleville hostel scene is a buzzing one. Due to the abundance of hostels in this area and its close proximity to the Parisian nightlife — you find the most fun and most affordable of the lot in this area.

The Loft Boutique Hostel – by The Loft Boutique Hostel – Sourced from their website

The Loft Boutique Hostel is well known for being one of the cheapest yet worthwhile hostels in Paris. The rooms are simple yet clean and there are numerous communal spaces to enjoy so you aren’t confined to your bed.

Their patio bar is a great place to mingle with other guests and discuss possibly excursions. The hostel staff are also only too happy to help bring said excursions to life and will do what they can to facilitate you.

5. Plug Inn Montmartre by Hiphophostel in Paris

7 Rue Aristide Bruant

Dorm culture is to be expected when staying in hostels, however sometimes it’s nice to enjoy some nights of privacy while traveling. The Plug Inn hostel offers the best of both worlds.

Their dorm spaces are great; their private rooms are better. Some might say these hostel suites are closer to hotel rooms than anything else.

For traveling couples this would be the perfect hostel to book your stay in. You’ll enjoy all the perks of hostel culture while in a beautifully decorated private suite.

Plug Inn Montmartre by Hiphophostel – by Hiphophostel – Sourced from their website

The hostel is in the heart of Montmartre. One block away you’ll enjoy the Café des Deux Moulins — the place where they filmed the iconic French film Amélie. Stopping here for a coffee each morning before venturing out into the district is a memorable start to any day.

The best part about Plug Inn: free towels! Merveilleux!

Give your stay in Paris the flair of fun it deserves without breaking the bank. The best of the best when it comes to hostels awaits with any of the above!

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