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Best Hostels in Paris 2021: The Perfect Stay for All Travelers!

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July 25, 2021
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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.

Planning a trip to Paris? An excellent choice! If you’re trying to figure out what area of Paris you want to stay in 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 best hostels 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
  • Nightly cost starts at €21.90
st christopher inn canal shared bunk beds
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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
  • Nightly cost starts at €17.50
auberge de jeunesse hostel Paris
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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
  • Nightly cost starts at €15.90
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
  • Nightly cost starts at €20.48
Les Piaules hostel Paris outside street view
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Hotel Bonsejour Montmartre

  • 9.8/10 rating on Hostelworld
  • Free Wi-Fi, linen included, and towels included
  • Closest metro stop: Abbesses in Montmartre
  • Nightly cost starts at €24.25
hostel balcony at Hotel Bonsejour Montmartre
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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
  • Nightly cost starts at €30.00

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
  • Nightly cost starts at €26.00
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
  • Nightly cost starts at €35.83

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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Perfect Hostel

  • 9.7/10 rating on Hostelworld
  • Free Wi-Fi, towels and linen included (deposit of €10 at the beginning of stay for the room/amenities, but this will be returned when you check out)
  • Closest metro stop: Anvers, Poissoniere, or Saint-Georges in Montmartre. 
  • Private room options include: double, twin, triple or quad with the option of ensuite or shared facilities
Perfect hostel Paris street view
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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
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Highest rated hostels

If you’re looking for la creme de la creme of hostels in Paris, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the highest rated hostels (according to Hostelworld) in Paris, and some of their amenities you can look forward to enjoying!

Les Piaules

  • 9.3/10 rating on Hostelworld
  • Free Wifi and linen included
  • Rooftop bar and photo booth, art deco design to give you that Parisian feel
  • Closest metro stops: Belleville and Couronne in the Belleville neighborhood
  • Nightly cost starts at €20.48

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
  • Nightly cost starts at €22.00

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

Generator Paris hostel outside view
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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? If you’re looking for party hostels, you’ve come to the right place!

St Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord

  • 8.4/10 rating on Hostelworld 
  • Free Wifi, free city tour, and linen included
  • Nightly events, and a nightclub
  • Closest metro stop: Gare du Nord (RER). Within walking distance of Gare du Nord
  • Nightly cost starts at €23.90
St christopher inn gare du nord hostel bar pub
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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)
  • Nightly cost starts at €25.00
Jo&Joe Paris hostel outside patio
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The 3 Ducks Eiffel Tower by Hiphophostels

  • 8.3/10 rating on Hostelworld
  • Free WiFi, free city tour, linen included, and air conditioning
  • Bar within the hostel, as well as several within walking distance
  • Closest metro stop: Felix Faure in the 15th arrondissement. Eiffel Tower is a 20-minute walk away
  • Nightly cost starts at €26.00
Hostels with view to the Eiffel tower
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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! For more hostel suggestions, Hostelworld is a great resource for hostels in any city (including Paris). 

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! Even if Paris isn’t where you want to go, make sure you check out all our resources at Pilot. We’ve got itinerary planning ideas, destination inspiration, budgeting tips, and more to make travel a breeze, wherever you want to go. Come say hi!

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