Go French Yourself: The best hostels in Paris

Go French Yourself: The best hostels in Paris

How to find the best hostels in Paris for your trip

Wondering where to find the best hostels in Paris? From the heights of Montmartre to the good vibes of the Quartier Latin or the beautiful streets of  Le Marais, we picked the 12 best hostels in the City of Light just for you. Insane rooftops, cosy dorms, trendy terraces, coolest bars, luxury private rooms, free breakfast… the list is endless. Read this hostel guide carefully, and you’ll soon get why “Paris is always a good idea”.

Paris draws in backpackers who want a taste of its relaxed culture, romantic streets and delicious cuisine. The metro and bus system in Paris are great, so no matter what hostel you choose you’ll be able to whizz around the city and tick the best attractions off your list.

Jump straight to:

  1. Overall best hostels in Paris
  2. Best hostels in Paris for solo travellers
  3. Best party hostels in Paris
  4. Best cheap hostels in Paris
  5. Best hostels in Paris for couples
  6. Best of the rest hostels in Paris

Best Hostels in Paris - les piaules view @tabithabrd

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Overall best hostels in Paris

  1. Les Piaules – best hostel in Paris for solo travellers
  2. St Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord – best party hostel in Paris
  3. Absolute Paris Boutique Hostel – best city centre hostel in Paris
  4. Le Village Montmartre by Hiphophostels – best cheap hostel in Paris

Best hostels in Paris for solo travellers

Ah, to be in Paris as a solo traveller – there’s really no better way! You could spend an endless amount of time wandering through the Haussmann boulevards and strolling through the galleries while chomping on delectable desserts. Then stay at a hostel in Paris that’s ideal for socialising and solo chill out time.

Les Piaules

best hostels in paris, Les Piaules hostel social area

If you’re looking to stay in one of the best hostels in Paris, this is without any doubt the most Parisian hostel of all. This fully renovated Art Deco building was opened by three Parisian travellers who clearly know what they’re doing. It has the coolest bar with a curated selection of local beers, a rooftop terrace with a stunning view across Paris, extra cosy bunk beds (wait until you test those mattresses), multilingual staff that will give you the best city tips, a délicieux and badass breakfast, shelves full of books, free Wi-Fi to make all your followers jealous… Not to mention that you’ll be in the heart of Belleville, just a few minutes away from the best spots in town to partayyy. You’ve got everything you need to have the best solo trip to Paris. Et voilà!

Hostel highlights:

  • Common room
  • Steam room
  • Café, bar and restaurant
  • Vintage feel

🏠 Address: 59, Boulevard de Belleville, 75011

🏘 Neighbourhood: Belleville

🚉 Nearest station: Belleville

Book your stay at Les Piaules now!

Generator Paris

best hostels in paris, generator paris ping pong table

Whether you go for a cosy dorm or a luxurious private room, you can never go wrong with a stay at Generator Paris. Located near Le Canal Saint-Martin and just 5 minutes away from the beautiful Parc des Buttes-Chaumont (Indiana Jones could have easily been filmed in its crazy landscapes), you’ll be in the heart of the action. It’s also only a short walk to the metro, so you’ll see the Eiffel Tower and Grand Palais in no time! When you’re done with your daily adventures, make sure to grab a drink at the bar with your new hostel buddies and chill on the rooftop with the best view of the city. Ah the good life.

Hostel highlights:

  • Café, bar and restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Mini supermarket
  • Backpack storage

🏠 Address: 9-11 Place du Colonel Fabien, 75010

🏘 Neighbourhood: 10th arrondissement

🚉 Nearest station: Colonel Fabien

Book your stay at Generator Paris now!

Hotel Madrigal

best hostels in paris, Hotel Madrigal dorm room

This classy AF boutique hostel is in the heart of the 15th district, right next to Montparnasse train station. Feel the zen vibes flowing through their calming common rooms and enjoy a luxurious meal at their sleek bar and restaurant, which is perfect for a social hang. Then, explore the neighbourhood of Montparnasse, which has a rich history of being the home to famous writers, poets and painters. Grab some books in the Latin Quarter and have a soothing read on one of the hostels comfy lounges.  Here you can explore to the max at attractions like the creepy Paris Catacombs, or get the best views of the city above Montparnasse Tower. The metro is right next door, so Paris’s best attractions are super easy to get to.  This hostel has everything a solo traveller would need for some quality chill out time.

Hostel highlights:

  • Café, bar and restaurant
  • Internet café
  • Terrace
  • Ideal neighbourhood

🏠 Address: 32 Boulevard Pasteur

🏘 Neighbourhood: Montparnasse

🚉 Nearest station: Pasteur

Book your stay at Hotel Madrigal now!

Best party hostels in Paris

Paris is blessed with a vibrant nightlife scene, and the best party hostels in Paris prepare you for an awesome night out. The most popular party neighbourhoods of Paris include Oberkampf and Belleville. While you’re in these places, stop by the Aux Folies bar and Panic Room club – they’re big hits!

St Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord

best hostels in paris, St Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord bar

This is one of the most popular hostels in Paris and it’s not hard to see why. Let’s try to highlight the best bits of this amazing place. How about the coolest bar and club in town (with discounts on drinks and food), heaven for backpackers on a budget, right? Travellers who are looking for a big night don’t have to look further than the awesome hostel bar Belushi’s. When the vibes are unstoppable, the club is popping till 5am – just wait until you feel the grooves! St. Christopher’s is one of the best hostels in Paris if you’re a socialite and partier looking to meet new people and have a good time. Oh, and for travellers looking for a little break after a long day wandering around this beautiful city, you can chill with a drink (or two) and a massive burger. Did we also mention that the breakfast is FREE?!

Hostel highlights:

  • Nightly events like themed parties and drink deals
  • Free breakfast
  • Free city tour
  • Café, bar and restaurant
  • Nightclub

🏠 Address: 5, Rue de Dunkerque, 75010

🏘 Neighbourhood: Gare du Nord

🚉 Nearest station: Gare du Nord

Book your stay at St Christopher's Inn Gare du Nord now!

JO&JOE Paris – Gentilly

best hostels in paris, JO&JOE Paris – Gentilly private room

Ready to party it up in Paris? JO&JOE is a party hostel that’s every bit as beautiful as the city of love itself. The hostel will get you ready for Paris’s nightlife scene with a DJ stage, outdoor courtyard and even a pour-your-own beer wall to kick the party off! Their uniquely themed private rooms are always Insta-ready, with quirky designs, en-suites and private balconies, plus their budget friendly dorms are stylish, clean and cosy.  And don’t even get us started on that incredible garden – what could be more romantic than sipping wine under fairy lights and the Parisian starry sky? It’s safe to say we’re head over heels for JO&JOE!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free city tour
  • Café, bar and restaurant
  • Common room
  • Steam room

🏠 Address: 89 Avenue Paul Vaillant Couturier, 6 Etage

🏘 Neighbourhood: Gentilly

🚉 Nearest station: Gentilly

Book your stay at Jo&Joe Paris - Gentilly now!

The 3 Ducks Eiffel Tower by Hiphophostels

best hostels in paris, The 3 Ducks Eiffel Tower by Hiphophostels bar

Liven up your Parisienne adventure by staying at this atmospheric party hostel in Paris. The 3 Ducks has a funky bar which is also a social hub for guests. Have a pint and a game of foosball with your roommates, before heading out to the nearby bars like Monsieur Le Zinc – La Motte and Zero de Conduite (a wacky bar that serves drinks in baby bottles!) Not only is The 3 Ducks one of the best hostels in Paris, it’s also one of the oldest. Dating back to the 18th century, this historical spot was recently redecorated to offer the best to travellers. Make sure to chill on the stunning outside terrace and if you’re lucky enough you might also enjoy views of the Eiffel Tower from your dorm! It’s only a 15-minute walk away.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free city tour
  • Café and bar
  • Terrace

🏠 Address:  6 Place Etienne Pernet, 75015

🏘 Neighbourhood: 15th arrondissement

🚉 Nearest station: Félix Faure

Book your stay at The 3 Ducks Eiffel Tower by Hiphophostels now!

Best cheap hostels in Paris

Unfortunately, Paris isn’t one of those super cheap cities that we backpackers dream about. But luckily the hostels will help you save some cash, so you can spend it on other things – maybe like baguettes and macarons?

Le Village Montmartre by Hiphophostels

best hostels in paris, Le Village Montmartre by Hiphophostels dorm room with guitar

The perfect spot for secret romantics. Can you believe that this little cutie is just a few minutes away from Le Sacré Coeur, Le Moulin Rouge and Le Mur des Je t’aime? Okay, we’re sold! We can already picture you in the heart of Montmartre, exploring the beautiful streets, wandering through the cute shops, stopping by the Place du Tertre and admiring the artists’ paintings and the stunning views. Try the free Parisian breakfast at the hostel after a good night’s sleep (in the comfy dorms or a luxurious private room), jump on a free walking tour and then relax on the beautiful outdoor terrace. Don’t be surprised by the welcome shot at the bar, it’s on the house! Santé!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free city tour
  • Café and bar
  • Terrace

🏠 Address: 20 Rue d’Orsel, 75018

🏘 Neighbourhood: Montmartre

🚉 Nearest station: Barbès – Rochechouart

Book your stay at Le Village Montmartre by Hiphophostels now!

Le Regent Hostel Montmartre by Hiphophostels

best hostels in paris,Le Regent Hostel Montmartre by Hiphophostels private room

You might have noticed that Hiphophostels is making a name for itself when it comes to the best hostels in Paris, and Le Regent is just another quality pick on the list. This hostel is all about creating a relaxing and friendly environment, so you can experience Paris the way the locals do. Chill in the common area with other travellers, grab a book and put your feet up on one of the cosy bean bags, have fun in the games room or add your thoughts to the blackboard. Located between Montmartre and Pigalle, you’ll love exploring the art galleries, cafés and shops on the hills of Montmartre and enjoying the underground nightlife scene a few steps down in the 9th and 18th arrondissements. Our favourites are Le Carmen (a 2-floor villa transformed into the coolest club), La Machine du Moulin Rouge for a crazy night out (until 7AM, yes please) or Le Pigallion to party with great DJs.

Hostel highlights:

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Airport transfers
  • Book exchange

🏠 Address: 37 Boulevard Rochechouart, 75009

🏘 Neighbourhood: Montmartre

🚉 Nearest station: Barbès-Rochechouart

Book your stay at Le Regent Montmartre by Hiphophostels now!

Pariscoree

best hostels in paris, Pariscoree hostel dining area

This small hostel is ideal for backpackers who want to save a pretty penny, while also scoring some fun little extras like free breakfast. It’s only a short walk to the metro, so you’ll be at the top of the Eiffel Tower or exploring the museums in no time. For travellers who want to mix with other nomads. this one is for you, as the cosy, friendly atmosphere makes it a great spot to socialise. There’s also an outdoor terrace which is a dreamy place to sit in summer – with a glass of rosé  maybe?

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Terrace
  • Cafe

🏠 Address: 14 Avenue Eugene Thomas, Le Kremlin-Bicetre

🏘 Neighbourhood: Villejuif – Leo Lagrange

🚉 Nearest station: Le Kremin-Bicêtre

Book your stay at Pariscoree now!

The Loft Boutique Hostel Paris by Hiphophostels

best hostels in paris,The Loft Boutique Hostel Paris by Hiphophostels bar

Are you looking for a cool place to stay and meet new people in Paris without spending too much? We’ve got your back. Head to this beautiful boutique hostel located in the hipster neighbourhood of Belleville. Don’t worry, if you’re travelling on your own or with your favourite travel buddy, the lovely staff will give you the best tips to make it a memorable experience. The dorms are modern, spacious and cosy, so you don’t have to worry about getting a solid sleep for a bargain price. But don’t forget to relax by the bar outside after your little nap, especially when it’s happy hour. We’ll cheers to that!

Hostel highlights:

  • Bar
  • Common room
  • Backpack storage
  • Terrace

🏠 Address: 70 rue Julien Lacroix, 75020

🏘 Neighbourhood: Belleville

🚉 Nearest station: Belleville

Book your stay at The Loft Boutique Hostel Paris by Hiphophostels now!

Best hostels in Paris for couples

Is there a better place in the world for couples than Paris? We don’t think so. The best hostels for couples in Paris give the most romantic experience while you’re entranced by the city of love. It’s la vie en rose after all!

MIJE Marais

best hostels in paris, MIJE Marais hostel twin room

This 17th-century building located in Le Marais won’t disappoint you. You’ll think you’ve been transported to the French countryside once you’ve stepped into the beautiful courtyard… and just wait until you’ve entered the beautiful family mansion! It’s one of the best hostels in Paris if you want to feel like you travelled back in time. Wooden roof, huge windows, modern bedrooms, sumptuous staircase, très chic dining room (perfect to enjoy your free continental breakfast), common rooms full of books for you to grab, free luggage storage… What else could you need? We think it’s impossible not to fall madly in love for this place, so why not embrace it?

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Common room
  • Terrace
  • Restaurant

🏠 Address: 6 rue de Fourcy, 75004

🏘 Neighbourhood: Le Marais

🚉 Nearest station: Saint-Paul

Book your stay at Mije Marais now!

Yooma Urban Lodge

best hostels in paris, Yooma Urban Lodge hostel red room with bunk beds and double bed

This chic retreat is located in the 15th arrondissement and is the best hostel in Paris for backpackers who want to explore the more alterative parts of Paris, while still being in the centre. Couples will love the private rooms. They’re sleek, colourful and modern, having been designed by artists Ora ïto and Daniel Buren. The hostel hosts temporary and permanent art exhibitions which you only have to go to the lobby to see. Yooma is so much more than just a place to stay, they have a bar, café, restaurant, fitness room and even a cooking school! Best of all, it’s only a 15-minute walk to the Eiffel Tower, so you’ll be able to see it lit up in all its glory from the window. How romantic!

Hostel highlights:

  • Café, bar and restaurant
  • Fitness centre
  • Art space
  • Rooftop garden

🏠 Address: 51 Quai de Grenelle

🏘 Neighbourhood: BeauGrenelle

🚉 Nearest station: Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel

Book your stay at Yooma Urban Lodge now!

Caulaincourt Montmartre by Hiphophostels

best hostels in paris, Caulaincourt Montmartre by Hiphophostels lounge area

You’re going to love this Insta dream of a hostel. The inside looks like it was taken from the pages of an interior design magazine, with so many photo-worthy common areas. Enjoy a romantic free breakfast (Nutella croissants anyone?), then go on and explore what Paris has to offer. Take some snaps of you and your SO in the beautiful Montmartre neighbourhood as you walk up to Sacre Coeur for killer views of the city. The hostel is right near the metro, so you can easily explore the beautiful Latin Quarter and museums like the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay in a heartbeat. Staying here will score you serious style points, after all, it is Paris!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free towels
  • Backpack storage
  • Close to public transport

🏠 Address: 2 Square Caulaincourt 75018

🏘 Neighbourhood: Montmartre

🚉 Nearest station: Lamarck – Caulaincourt

Book your stay at Caulaincourt Montmartre by Hiphophostels now!

Best of the rest hostels in Paris

Here are a few more très chic hostels in Paris to add to your list…

Absolute Paris Boutique Hostel

best hostels in paris,Absolute Paris Boutique Hostel bar area

This graffiti-covered hostel is one of the most beloved and best in Paris and constantly churns out stellar reviews. Why? Could it be the free breakfast and on-site café? Maybe it’s the awesome location next to the super central district of Canal St Martin? Perhaps the comfy and spacious dorms with en-suite bathrooms? All we know is that we keep coming back! You can’t beat its location, just a 15-minute walk to Oberkampf Street where some of the best nightlife can be found. If you want to explore more of Paris or France, it’s only a 15-minute walk to Gare Du Nord. Fancy an escape to the French Riviera?

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Café
  • Late check out
  • Backpack storage

🏠 Address: 1 Rue de la Fontaine au Roi, 75011

🏘 Neighbourhood: Canal St Martin

🚉 Nearest station: Goncourt

Book your stay at Absolute Paris Boutique Hostel now!

FIAP Jean Monnet

Best hostels in Paris - Fiap Jean Monnet hostel

If you want to make the most out of your trip to Paris and meet travellers from around the world, you’re in good hands. From the outdoor terrace, the giant chess board, the cosy dorms, the table tennis to the weekly events, everything is made for you to socialise and meet new people. You’ll also get free towels, fresh bed linen, security lockers, city maps, Wi-Fi and free breakfast on top of that! This amazing hostel is located in the 14th arrondissement, a few metro stations away from the lively Saint-Germain-des-Prés, full of cool bars and international students. Make sure to walk through the beautiful French gardens in Le Jardin du Luxembourg during the day and take a break on one of the iconic green metal chairs. Peaceful, good vibes only.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Common room
  • Terrace

🏠 Address: 30 Rue Cabanis, 75014

🏘 Neighbourhood: 14th arrondissement

🚉 Nearest station: Glacière

Book your stay at FIAP Jean Monnet now!

The People Hostel – Paris 12

best hostels in paris, The People Hostel – Paris 12 outdoor terrace

This Parissienne dream is calling your name! The bright and breezy interiors and drop-dead gorgeous rooftop terrace will steal your heart. You’ll find this getaway in the 12th arrondissement, nearby the Bercy Gardens and the Cinematheque Francaise (French cinema museum). You’re spoiled for choice at the hostel bar, where you can grab a drink to take up to the leafy rooftop terrace for unbelievable views of Paris. When all the sightseeing (or simply relaxing) is done, cuddle up in the snuggly dorm bed, with heaps of storage, bed light, charging station and a privacy curtain. Sweet dreams!

Hostel highlights:

  • Terrace
  • Bar
  • Backpack storage
  • Common room

🏠 Address: 28 Boulevard de Reuilly

🏘 Neighbourhood: 12th Arondissement

🚉 Nearest station: Dugommier

Book your stay at The People Hostel - Paris 12 now!

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Dorothée Gomez

I'm Dorothée, French, German, Spanish & Polish (yess crazy family round 1). Senior Social Media & Content Executive and #HostelworldInsider at Hostelworld. I grew up in Germany before moving to France. My parents are both multicultural, so we are speaking different languages at home. I guess that's also why I'm obsessed with travel, foreign languages and other cultures. ✈ Favourite place on earth: New York City. 🏠 Favourite hostel: LemonRock Hostel, Granada, Spain. Follow my adventures on Instagram @dorotheegmz

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One Response to “Go French Yourself: The best hostels in Paris”

  1. Great to finally see some hostels opening in other (nicer) parts of Paris than Gare du Nord / Barbes areas.
    Most tourists want to stay nearer the Latin Quarter, Saint Germain so delighted to see some have now opened there.
    Vive la France.

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