Last Updated on 13th October 2021
Cheap Hostels in Paris
Check our list of Cheap Hostels in Paris.
Paris is one of the most magical cities in Europe with its glorious architecture and elegant boulevards. Below is a list of Cheap Hostels in Paris. Paris is also renowned for having some of the most famous tourist sights in the world, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre Museum to the Versailles Cathedral. All this has come at a price though as Paris is now one of the most expensive cities in Europe. However, it still can be explored even if you are on a tight budget.
Want to make the most of Paris trip but have to watch your budget? If you want to save on the accommodation and spend your money on the fun, then take a look at our amazing list of good value hostels in Paris!
All of the hostels here offer either a mixed, male or female dorm rooms. These are always the cheapest option. And of course, you’ll get the chance to meet fellow travellers 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 €18 and €28 per night.
General Info on Hostels in Paris
1. Check-in/Check-out times
Check-out time for most hostels in Paris is 12 noon. Check-in time for most hostels is between 2 pm and 4 pm. Please note that nearly every hostel in Paris offers Free Luggage storage before or after you check-in or out.
Some hostels in Paris still have a curfew in place, normally 12 midnight. But more and more Paris hostels are getting rid of this outdated policy.
Some hostels close from 12 noon to 4 pm for cleaning.
4. Free breakfast
Only some hostels in Paris include breakfast in the price. If it is included in the price this saves you on the cost of breakfast. However, most hostels offer breakfast normally for a reasonable price.
5. Free wifi
We all need Wifi when we travel. Every hostel will have wifi but some won't have it in the rooms, they just have it in common areas. My advice is to read some reviews on the speed of the Wifi. Also, there's nothing worse than a slow connection.
6. Guest Kitchen
If the hostel you are staying at has a fully equipped kitchen, you can save money by cooking your own meals. Some hostels in Paris only have partially equipped kitchens and some have no guest kitchen.
7. Age Restrictions
With most hostels in Paris, you have to be between 18 and 39 years old to stay in a dorm room, but with some youth hostels, you have to be under 35 to stay in a dorm. However, if you are want to stay in a private room, there are normally no age restrictions.
Paris Hostels has some of the most expensive prices in Europe, but you can still find some good cheap hostels. In bed in a dorm room starts at €18 per night (normally in large dorm rooms). Please note that some hostels in Paris don't include the city tax (€1.90 per night) in the price. As with all other major cities in Europe prices at the weekend tend to be 20% to 40% higher. Prices will also at more expensive around holiday periods.
10 Cheap Hostels in Paris
Trendy Hostel is the cheapest hostel in Paris. It's cosy hostel from where you will have easy access to the all of Paris's main tourist attractions as a metro stop (Pierre et Marie Curie) is only a one minute walk away.
You will be safe in the rooms, as they have keycard access only. All beds have night-lamps and an individual power socket. Other amenities include Free Wifi, 24 Hour Reception, Laundry Facilities and Vending machines for your convenience.
Trendy Hostel offers 6, 10, 14 and 18-bed (cheapest option) dorm rooms as well as a large selection of private rooms.
- Dorms from €18.00
2. Le Montclair
Le Montclair is yet another hostel located in the Montmartre district, making it a fabulous location. Montclair Hostel is within walking distance of the Clignancourt Flea Market, Art-Naïf museum and the Moulin Rouge.
They have Free Wifi, and luggage storage as well as a fully equipped kitchen for guests to use.
Le Montclair offers 4 & 6 mixed dorms and 4-bed female only dorms making the Montclair an ideal place for solo female travellers to stay.
- Dorms from €21.00
3. Le Regent
Le Regent Hostel is located in the famous Montmartre district of Paris which is just a 5-minute walk to the Moulin Rouge and Pigalle. It is situated close from two Metro stations making it easy to get around Paris.
The standout feature of the this hostel is the glorious views that get you from the balcony. Free Wifi is provided throughout the building, luggage storage is free, as is the use of their guest kitchen. Le Regent Hostel offers 4-bed female and mixed dorms as well as 6-bed mixed dorms (the cheapest option).
- Dorms from €22.00
St Christopher's Inn is an award-winning hostel located on Paris Bassin de la Villette, only 350 m from Crimé Metro Station. It features a terrace overlooking the famous Canal Saint Martin, free Wifi throughout and a communal lounge with a computer.
St Christopher's offers both dormitories and private rooms. All of the dormitories have shared bathrooms with showers and toilet. Rooms also include heating, a locker and padlocks can be bought at the reception desk.
Guests can benefit from meal discounts at Belushi's, the hostel's bar and restaurant. The area features 3 free outdoor swimming pools open from mid-June to mid-September and feature activities such as water sports.
- Dorms from €22.00
Auberge Internationale des Jeunes offers quality accommodation starting at only €22 per night for a bed in a dorm room. Breakfast is also included in the price. Wi-Fi is in all rooms and the front desk is opened the 24-hours (which is uncommon as a lot of Paris hostels have curfews). It is located very close to Gare de Lyon.
Auberge Internationale des Jeunes has 69 tastefully furnished bedrooms and many even provide such comforts as an additional bathroom, additional toilet, linens and towels.
- Dorms from €22.00
Vintage Hostel Gare du Nord is located in the 9th district of Paris. This air-conditioned hostel is located just 500 m from Gare du Nord Train Station and only 15-minute walk from the Moulin Rouge. Vintage Hostel Gare du Nord has a 24-hour reception and offers free WiFi throughout.
A continental breakfast with croissants and hot drinks is served every morning in the lounge, which features a TV and 2 computers. Vending machines selling drinks are available at the hostel reception. All guests have the use of a fully equipped communal kitchen.
Anvers Metro Station is 250 m away, providing direct access to the Arc de Triomphe (20 minutes).
- Dorms from €22.00
Peace and Love is a youth hostel overlooking Paris’ Canal Saint-Martin. Peace and Love is conveniently located 130 m from the Jaurès Metro and a 15-minute walk from Gare du Nord Train Station. Thier on-site pub is very laid back making it a great place to chill out and Wifi is free throughout the hostel.
Peace and Love youth hostel offers both shared and private room options.
Peace and Love is open 24 hours a day. It has a TV room and cooking facilities with an oven, microwave and fridge. There is also a luggage storage room, safes are available, and private parking is possible on site at an additional cost.
The bar which has an outside terrace is where guests can sample a variety of beers and cocktails. The Happy Hour which is from 6 pm until 10 pm every evening is very popular as they serve some of the cheapest pints of beer in Paris at only €3.80.
- Dorms from €24.00
St Christopher’s (Gare du Nord) is an award-winning super sized hostel located just a 2-minute walk from Gare du Nord train station. Every room at St Christopher’s has heating, Free Wifi, keycard access only, secure locker storage and elevator access.
All dorm beds all have curtains for extra privacy and are fitted with a separate power point, USB charger and reading lamp. Other facilities/services include Self-service laundry facilities, a Chill-out room, friendly multilingual reception staff and the reception is opened 24 hours.
St Christopher’s offers an enormous selection of both dorm and privates.
- Dorms from €24.00
The stylish Generator Hostel is also located beside the Gare du Nord train station (a 15-minute walk away). Generator Hostel is yet another state of the art hostel that provides guests with a unique hostel experience.
Their services include Free Wifi, Air Conditioning, 24/7 Reception, Laundry Facilities, Tours Desk, On-site Mini-Supermarket and Vending Machines.
Generator Paris offers 4, 6, 8 and 10-bed mixed dorm rooms and some super cool private rooms.
- Dorms from €28.00
The Loft Boutique Hostel Paris is located in the 20th district of Paris, just 500 m from Belleville Metro Station (Line 2 and 11). The Loft Boutique Hostel offers free WiFi and guests can relax on the furnished terrace with a drink from the bar.
A fully equipped kitchen is also available for guest use. The hostel also provides a 24-hour reception, luggage storage and a free library.
- Dorms from €28.00
I hope this list of 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.
Book Your Trip to Paris
Best Website to Book a Hostel
Hostelworld is by far the biggest and the best website for booking hostels. They have a monopoly on the hostel market but have the best availability and prices. The website is designed to include many filters to help find a hostel that best suits your needs. For instance, you can filter hostels by price or by rating for a particular city.
Below are handy links to the best cheap hostels in Paris. Just click on any of the links to check prices and availability for your dates.
- Trendy Hostel
- Le Montclair
- Le Regent Hostel
- St Christopher's Inn Canal
- Auberge Internationale des Jeunes
- Vintage Hostel Gare du Nord
- Peace and Love Hostel
- St Christopher’s Gare du Nord
- Generator Hostel
- The Loft Boutique Hostel Paris
Recommended Tours in Paris
I recommend GetYourGuide for Tours. They offer highly unique tours with Local Guides. Below are a selection of some of the most popular tours in Paris.
- Ultimate Louvre: Fast-Track Guided Tour With Ticket - Head in faster and see art from an expert’s perspective, follow a smart route through the Louvre to get up close to “Mona Lisa”, with time to stop and take photos.
- Ultimate Versailles: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour - Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of one of the largest palaces in the world.
- Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket - Benefit from a dedicated skip the queue ticket entrance to the Louvre Museum in Paris, and enjoy more time to see the artistic masterpieces such as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa in one of the world’s greatest museums.
- Paris Catacombs Skip-the-Line Ticket - Skip the queue to the Paris Catacombs and discover a darker side to the “City of Lights.” Descend beneath the streets of Paris.
- Moulin Rouge Show with Champagne - Revel in the sumptuous settings of the Moulin Rouge, the world-renowned cabaret in Paris.
Don’t Forget Travel Insurance
Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, cancellations and much more. I recommend World Nomads Travel Insurance.
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Hi, I'm Michael McGuinness and the guy behind the scenes of Best Hostels Europe. I'm a professional web developer, blogger, digital nomad and parent. I've been travelling the world with my wife and young son since 2012.