Best & Cheap Hostels in Paris [2022]: Top picks you can't miss!

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June 13, 2022
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Get ready for all the best hostels there are in Paris, including those with amazing views, great opportunity for nightlife, and those with the highest ratings. Whatever you're looking for, its here. Keep reading to find your hostel to stay in Paris.

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Planning a trip to Paris? An excellent choice!

If you’re trying to figure out what best areas to stay in Paris while traveling, we’ve got a blog post just for you. Sometimes, though, it’s not so much about where you stay, but the hostel vibe that’s key. There are so many hostels in Paris, so here are our suggestions for the top hostels in the best neighborhoods in Paris.

streets of Paris with hostels
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Hostels on a budget

When you’re traveling in expensive cities like Paris, you want to find the best hostels that combine budget-friendly costs, and fun environments. Just because Paris is an expensive city, doesn’t mean you need to spend an arm and a leg on where you sleep at night. Here are our suggestions for budget-friendly hostels in Paris (with starting prices in the dorms under €25 a night) :

St Christopher’s Inn Canal

  • 8.3/10 rating on Hostelworld
  • Free Wi-Fi, linen included, and hostel events every day
  • Three metro stops from Gare du Nord
  • Closest metro stops: Riquet and Laumiere in the 19th arrondissement
st christopher inn canal shared bunk beds
Image Courtesy: Hostelworld

Auberge de Jeunesse Hi Paris Le D'Artagnan

  • 7.1/10 rating on Hostelworld
  • Free Wi-Fi, breakfast, and linen included
  • Closest metro stops: Porte de Bagnolet and Porte de Montreuil in the 20th arrondissement
  • Must be a member of Hostelling International network to stay here
auberge de jeunesse hostel Paris
Image Courtesy: Hostelworld

Le Village Montmartre by Hiphophostels

  • 7.8/10 rating on Hostelworld
  • Free Wi-Fi and linen included
  • Closest metro stops: Anvers in Montmartre, near the Quartier Pigalle
Le Village Montmarte Paris hostel reception
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Les Piaules

  • 9.3/10 rating on Hostelworld
  • Free Wi-Fi and linen included
  • Rooftop bar and photo booth
  • Closest metro stops: Belleville and Couronne in the Belleville neighborhood
Les Piaules hostel Paris outside street view
Image Courtesy: Hostelworld

Hotel Bonsejour Montmartre

  • 9.8/10 rating on Hostelworld
  • Free Wi-Fi, linen included, and towels included
  • Closest metro stop: Abbesses in Montmartre
hostel balcony at Hotel Bonsejour Montmartre
Image Courtesy: Hostelworld

Budgeting tip: When you calculate your nightly cost, remember that tax is not included and will be added when you pay your full cost upon arrival!

Stay near the Eiffel Tower

If location is more your main concern when searching for hostels, you’ll find plenty of options near to all the tourist destinations in Paris.

Since Paris is so well connected with public transport, being far out isn’t the end of the world, especially if you’re looking to save a few euros. That being said, who doesn’t want to wander out of their hostel and be greeted by the Eiffel Tower?

While there aren’t many hostels that are on the Eiffel Tower’s doorstep, there are plenty within close walking distance. If being near the Eiffel Tower is high on your requirement list for a hostel, here are some top suggestions:

Aloha Eiffel Tower by Hiphophostels

  • 7.4/10 rating on Hostelworld
  • Free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and linen included
  • Max age limit of 40 and payment must be made in cash
  • Closest metro stop: Volontaires in the 15th arrondissement. Eiffel Tower is a 30-minute walk away

The 3 Ducks Eiffel Tower by Hiphophostels

  • 8.3/10 rating on Hostelworld
  • Free Wi-Fi, free city tour, linen included, and air conditioning
  • Closest metro stop: Felix Faure in the 15th arrondissement. Eiffel Tower is a 20-minute walk away
3 ducks eiffel tower shared bunk beds with bathrooms
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Adveniat Paris

  • 8.6/10 rating on Hostelworld
  • Free Wi-Fi, and linen included
  • No access to dorms between 10:00 and 16:00 (although the hostel itself remains open)
  • Must purchase an Adveniat annual membership card
  • Closest metro stop: Franklin D Roosevelt. Eiffel Tower is a 20 minute walk away

Family friendly hostels

Hostels don’t have to just be for solo travelers!

If you’re visiting Paris as a family, you can absolutely explore hostels as a place to stay. Keep in mind that you will need to book private rooms to accommodate your family, both for privacy, and also as the vast majority of hostels will not let minors stay in a room without an 18 year old to account for them.

Arty Paris Porte de Versailles

  • 7.6/10 rating on Hostelworld
  • Free Wi-Fi, and linen included
  • Closest metro stop: Porte de Vanves in the 15th arrondissement
  • Private room options include: standard twin room ensuite, double bed ensuite, basic four bed ensuite
Arty Paris Porte de Versailles beds and room
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Residence Internationale de Paris

  • 8.6/10 rating on Hostelworld
  • Free Wi-Fi, linen included, free breakfast for private rooms
  • Closest metro stop: Porte de Bagnolet and Porte de Montreuil in the 20th arrondissement
  • All rooms have private bathrooms
  • Children under 12 stay for free in their parents’ room
Residence Internationale de Paris outside view
Image Courtesy: Hostelworld

Highest rated hostel

If you’re looking for la creme de la creme of hostel in Paris, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Here is one of the highest rated hostel we recommend in Paris, and some of their amenities you can look forward to enjoying!

Generator Paris

  • 8.5/10 rating on Hostelworld
  • Free Wifi and linen included
  • Cafe, bar, restaurant, and rooftop terrace
  • Closest metro stop: Colonel Fabien in the 10th arrondissement

We've previously reviewed Generator Hostels. If you’re curious about Generator Hostels as a brand, we’ve written a handy review about them here!

Generator Paris hostel outside view
Photo by Igor Sporynin on Unsplash

Party hostels

When you stay in a hostel, the vibe is equally as important as the budget and the location. Paris has a bopping nightlife scene, with ample opportunities to party around town, but what if you want to find it in your hostel? Here's our top pick for the party hostel category!

JO&JOE Paris - Gentilly

  • 8.8/10 rating on Hostelworld
  • Free Wifi, free city tour, and linen included
  • Self-serving beer tap system, 450m2 garden and the Happy House, plus funky rooms (dorms and private) that are worthy of Instagramming!
  • Closest metro stop: Gentilly (RER)
Jo&Joe Paris hostel outside patio
Image Courtesy: Hostelworld

Bonne nuit à Paris!

No matter where you stay in Paris, you’re sure to have a great time exploring the city.

Whether you’re looking for a party hostel, a simple place to lay your head at night, or something in between, Paris has so much to offer. Do be prepared for a larger accommodation budget in Paris, though!

Now that you have some ideas for where to stay in Paris, what about planning the rest of your trip? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. On our blog, you can find tips on what to eat in Parissouvenirs to buy, and the must-sees in Paris!

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Originally published on:  
August 4, 2021

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