Go French Yourself: The Best Hostels in Paris

Go French Yourself: The Best Hostels in Paris

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”.

The 12 Best Hostels in Paris

Best Hostels in Paris - les piaules view @tabithabrd

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 1. Les Piaules

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 recently opened by three Parisian travellers, and let us tell you that they clearly know what they’re doing. It has the coolest bar ever 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 WiFi 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. Et voilà!

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🏘 Neighbourhood: Belleville

🏠 Address: 59, Boulevard de Belleville, 75011

🚉 Nearest station: Belleville

Book Your Stay At Les Piaules Now

2. Plug Inn Montmartre by Hiphophostel

This is the perfect hostel to indulge yourself with a luxury break in Paris. Whether you go for a dorm with your best travel buddies or a stunning private room for two, you’ll get a beautiful ensuite bathroom including free towels, fresh sheets and a hair dryer (yes, this is real). Once you’re ready, head to the common area to enjoy your delicious free breakfast, ideal for saving money so you can try the cute cafés and cool bars in Montmartre. Don’t worry if it’s your first time in Paris and you’re a bit lost, the lovely staff will help you and share their good tips!

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🏘 Neighbourhood: Montmartre

🏠 Address:  7 rue Aristide Bruant, 75018

🚉 Nearest station: Blanche

Book Your Stay At Plug Inn Hostel Now

3. St Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord

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), just heaven for backpackers on a budget right? 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. Wait until you feel the vibe… it’s one of the best hostels in Paris if you’re a solo traveller looking to meet new people and have a good time. Did we also mention that the breakfast is FREE?!

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🏘 Neighbourhood: Gare du Nord

🏠 Address: 5, Rue de Dunkerque, 75010

🚉 Nearest station: Gare du Nord

Book Your Stay At St Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord Hostel Now 

4. The Loft Boutique Hostel by Hiphophostel

Are you looking for a trendy 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 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. Dorms are modern, spacious and cosy (we tested it ourselves, just to confirm). Make sure to relax at the bar on the patio after your little nap (especially to enjoy their Happy Hour). Cheers to that!

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🏘 Neighbourhood: Belleville

🏠 Address: 70 rue Julien Lacroix, 75020

🚉 Nearest station: Belleville

Book Your Stay At The Loft Boutique Hostel Now 

5. Le Village Montmartre by Hiphophostel

The perfect spot for romantics (or hidden 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, sold!
We can already picture you in the heart of Montmartre, exploring the beautiful streets, wandering through the cute shops, stopping at the Place du Tertre admiring the artists’ paintings and simply enjoying the stunning view. Try the Parisian breakfast at the hostel after a good night sleep (in the comfy dorms or a luxurious private room) and relax on the beautiful outdoor terrace. Psst… Don’t be surprised by the welcome shot at the bar, it’s on the house bien sûr. Santé!

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🏘 Neighbourhood: Montmartre

🏠 Address: 20 Rue d’Orsel, 75018

🚉 Nearest station: Barbès – Rochechouart

Book Your Stay At Le Village Montmartre Hostel Now 

6. The 3 Ducks Eiffel Tower by Hiphophostel

You might have noticed that HipHopHostel is making a name for itself when it comes to the best hostels in Paris. As for the 3 Ducks, if there’s one word that could sum this amazing hostel up, it would be: FREE! Free breakfast to start your day, free WiFi to brag about it on Instagram, free maps of Paris with the best tips and coolest spots to explore, and free safe box to keep all your belongings in one place.

Not only is this one of the best hostels in Paris, it’s also one of the oldest. Dating back to the 18th-century, this historical monument was recently redecorated to offer the best to travellers around the world. Make sure to chill on the stunning outside terrace and if you’re lucky enough you might also enjoy the view on the Eiffel Tower from your dorm (don’t worry la Dame de Fer is only a 15-minute walk away).

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🏘 Neighbourhood: 15th arrondissement

🏠 Address:  6 Place Etienne Pernet, 75015

🚉 Nearest station: Félix Faure

Book Your Stay At 3 Duck Eiffel Tower Hostel Now 

7. Oops Latin Quarter by Hiphophostel

If you’re still wondering where to stay in Paris, first let us tell you that this design hostel is considered one of the most beautiful in the world by The Guardian (and by us of course). Each room is covered with rainbow colours and decorated with arty designs. Be ready to take pictures of every corner. Not to mention that it is located in the centre of the Quartier Latin, a few minutes away from the oldest University in the world, La Sorbonne. This means that you’ll be able to walk almost anywhere during the day to discover the city and have fun in one of the endless bars, restaurants and clubs around (full of international students). Perfect to feel like a real Parisian!

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🏘 Neighbourhood: 13th arrondissement

🏠 Address: 50 Avenue des Gobelins, 75013

🚉 Nearest station: Les Gobelins

Book Your Stay At Oops Latin Quarter Hostel Now 

8. Generator Paris

Surprised to see Generator on a list of the best hostels in Paris? Hopefully not. 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 (where Indiana Jones could have easily taken place regarding the crazy landscapes), you’ll be in the heart of the action. When you’re done with your daily adventures, make sure to grab a drink at the bar and chill on the rooftop with the best view of the city. Ah the good life.

best hostels in Paris - Generator ParisBest hostels in Paris - View of the veranda at Generator Paris

🏘 Neighbourhood: 10th arrondissement

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

🚉 Nearest station: Colonel Fabien

Book Your Stay At Generator Hostel Now 

9. JO&JOE Paris – Gentilly

JO&JOE is a hostel that’s every bit as beautiful as the city of love itself.  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? The bar is always fun too, with a stage for DJs and a pour-your-own beer wall. It’s safe to say we’re head over heels for JO&JOE!

🏘 Neighbourhood: Gentilly

🏠 Address: 89 Avenue Paul Vaillant Couturier, 6 Etage

🚉 Nearest station: Gentilly

Book your stay at JO&JOE Paris – Gentilly now

10. Mije Fourcy Fauconnier Maubuisson

This 17th-century building located in Le Marais won’t disappoint you. You’ll think you’re in the French countryside once you’ve stepped in the beautiful courtyard… and just wait until you’ve entered the house (yes this hostel is just like a beautiful family house). 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?

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🏘 Neighbourhood: Le Marais

🏠 Address: 6 rue de Fourcy, 75004

🚉 Nearest station: Saint-Paul

Book Your Stay At MIJE Fourcy Fauconnier Maubuisson Hostel Now 

11. Le Regent Hostel Montmartre

This modern hostel is all about relaxing in a friendly environment. Chill in the common area with other travellers, grab a book and put your feet up in one of the cosy bean bags, have fun in the game space or add your thoughts on the blackboard. Located between Montmartre and Pigalle, you’ll love exploring the art galleries, cafés and shops on the heights of Montmartre and enjoying the underground night scene a few steps down in the 9th and 18th arrondissements. Our favourites are Le Carmen (a 2 floor villa transformed in 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.

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🏘 Neighbourhood: Montmartre

🏠 Address: 37 Boulevard Rochechouart, 75009

🚉 Nearest station: Barbès-Rochechouart

Book Your Stay At Le Regent Montmartre Hostel Now 

12. FIAP Jean Monnet Hostel

If you want to make the most out of your trip in 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, WiFi 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 one of the iconic green metal chairs. Peaceful and good vibes only.

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🏘 Neighbourhood: 14th arrondissement

🏠 Address: 30 Rue Cabanis, 75014

🚉 Nearest station: Glacière

Book Your Stay At FIAP Jean Monnet Hostel Now 

13. Arty Paris by Hiphophostel

Welcome to this badass and trendy loft! Located in the très chic 15th arrondissement de Paris, this design hostel has been fully renovated and restyled. Simply follow the quotes on the shiny black tiles on the walls and head to the lobby. Relax on the cosy leather sofa or on one of the vintage club chairs. Sit at one of the the cafés and terraces and watch people playing pétanque… Do you already feel a little more Parisian? If you want to party after your very hard day, this is one of the best hostels in Paris for enjoying the nightlife. You’re only a few metro stations away from Montparnasse, Bastille and Saint-Germain.

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🏘 Neighbourhood: 15th arrondissement

🏠 Address: 62, rue des Morillons, 75015

🚉 Nearest station: Plaisance

Book Your Stay At Arty Paris Hostel 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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