Want to make the most of your Paris trip but have to watch your budget? If you want to save on accommodation and spend your money on the fun, then take a look at my guide to cheap hostels in Paris!
All of the hostels here offer either mixed, male, or female dorm rooms. These are always the cheapest option. And of course, you’ll get the chance to meet fellow travelers and pick up tips on what to see and do! Hostels often offer other ways to save money, such as communal kitchen facilities where you can cook your own meals and some hostels also offer very cheap meal options. All the hostels listed below have WiFi included and all offer a bed in a dorm room for between €21 and €35 per night.
Cheap Hostels in Paris
Here’s my comprehensive guide to 7 cheap hostels in Paris:
1. Le Montclair
Le Montclair is located in the Montmartre area, making it an excellent location. Montclair Hostel is within walking distance of the Clignancourt Flea Market, the Art-Naf Museum, and the Moulin Rouge.
For guests' convenience, they offer complimentary WiFi, luggage storage, and a fully equipped kitchen. The Montclair features 4 and 6 mixed dorms, as well as 4-bed female-only dorms, making it an excellent choice for female solo travellers.
Dorms from €21.00
2. Le Regent
Le Regent Hostel is located in Paris's renowned Montmartre district, just a 5-minute walk from the Moulin Rouge and Pigalle. It is near two Metro stations, making it easy to get around Paris.
The stunning views from the hostel's balcony are its defining feature. There is free WiFi throughout the building, as well as luggage storage and use of the guest kitchen. Le Regent Hostel has 4-bed female and mixed dorms, as well as a 6-bed mixed dorm (the least expensive option).
Dorms from €22.00
3. St Christopher’s Inn Canal
St Christopher's Inn is a multi-award-winning hostel located in Paris's Bassin de la Villette, only 350 meters from the Crimé Metro Station. It features a terrace with views of the famous Canal Saint Martin, free WiFi, and a computer in the common area. There are both dorms and private rooms at St. Christopher's. Every dorm features a communal bathroom with showers and toilets. There is also heating in the rooms, a locker, and padlocks may be purchased at the front desk.
Belushi's, the hostel's bar and restaurant, offers meal savings. The area has three free outdoor swimming pools that are open from mid-June to mid-September and provide activities such as water sports.
Dorms from €24.00, Private rooms from €87.00
4. Auberge Internationale des Jeunes
Auberge Internationale des Jeunes offers reasonable lodging starting at €22 per night for a bed in a dorm room. Breakfast is also included in the price. Wi-Fi is offered in all rooms, and the front desk is open 24 hours a day (rare given the curfews in many Paris hostels). It is very close to the Gare de Lyon.
The hostel has 69 elegantly designed bedrooms, several of which have additional amenities such as a bathroom, toilet, sheets, and towels. Please keep in mind that this hostel has a lockout period from 11 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. every day. Breakfast, on the other hand, is included in the price.
Dorms from €22.00
5. Peace & Love Hostel
Peace and Love is a youth hostel with a view of Paris' Canal Saint-Martin. Peace and Love is only 130 meters from the Jaurès Metro station and a 15-minute walk from the Gare du Nord train station. Their on-site bar is fairly relaxed, making it a perfect location to unwind, and Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel for free.
Peace and Love Youth Hostel provides both shared and individual rooms. The hostel is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It has a TV room as well as cooking equipment such as an oven, microwave, and refrigerator. There is also a luggage storage area and private parking is provided on-site for an extra fee. Guests can try a range of beers and beverages at the pub, which features an outside terrace. Every evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Happy Hour is particularly popular since they provide some of the cheapest beer in Paris.
Dorms from €24.00
6. St Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord
St Christopher’s Gare du Nord is a two-minute walk from the Gare du Nord train station and an award-winning super-sized hostel. Every room at St Christopher's has heating, free WiFi, keycard access only, safe locker storage, and elevator access.
All dorm beds have curtains for more privacy, as well as a power outlet, USB charger, and reading lamp. Self-service laundry, a chill-out area, professional multilingual desk personnel, and a 24-hour reception are also available. St Christopher's offers a wide range of dorms and private rooms.
Dorms from €24.00, Private rooms from €87.00
7. Generator Paris
Generator Hostel is also just a 15-minute walk from the Gare du Nord train station. Generator Hostel is yet another cutting-edge hostel that offers guests a one-of-a-kind hostel experience. Generator has one of the best rooftop bars in Paris.
They offer free WiFi, air conditioning, a 24-hour reception, laundry facilities, a tour desk, an on-site mini-market, and vending machines. Generator Paris has 4, 6, 8, and 10-bed mixed dorm rooms, as well as some really cool individual rooms.
Dorms from €28.00, Private rooms from €116.00
8. JO&JOE Paris - Gentilly
JO&JOE Paris - Gentilly has created a unique hostel experience called as a "social hub." The city center is only 15 minutes away by public transportation. Only 150 meters separate you from the station.
All rooms are well-furnished, large, and air-conditioned. Each bed has a lamp and a power outlet. This shared hostel also has a large outside terrace and an incredibly modern bar/restaurant serving the best burgers in town.
Dorms from €31.00, Private rooms from €43.00
9. The 3 Ducks Eiffel Tower
The 3 Ducks is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Paris, about 20 minutes away from the Eiffel Tower. The 3 Ducks is France's oldest private hostel, newly restored in 2014. This pleasant hostel offers a bar and a lovely outside terrace.
Dorm beds provide USB charging points for your phone or camera, as well as free WiFi and a reading lamp for each inhabitant. A shared kitchen, a 24-hour registration desk, and an ATM are also available. The 3 Ducks Hostel, located near the Eiffel Tower, is one of the cheapest hostels in Paris.
Dorms from €29.00, Private rooms from €104.00
10. Le Village Montmartre
The Village is located near the city center in Montmartre, one of Paris' most well-known neighborhoods. You may walk around the picturesque streets of Montmartre or relax on their rooftop balcony.
They offer all of the amenities you'd expect from an international hostel, including free Wi-Fi, breakfast (for a cost), a fully equipped kitchen, and common areas. They also have an on-site tavern called "On The Road Pub," where all customers are given a free shot upon arrival.
Dorms from €35.00, Private rooms from €155.00
Final Thoughts on Cheap Hostels in Paris
I hope this guide to cheap hostels in Paris helps you pick a cheap hostel that best suits your needs during your stay in Paris. In general, the overall standard of cheap hostels in Paris is good but there are still some bad hostels. Hopefully, this list will help you avoid bad or mediocre hostels to ensure you enjoy your stay in Paris if you are on a shoestring budget.
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