Les Piaules Hostel Paris
Last Updated on 16th November 2020 by Michael McGuinness

Best Hostels in Paris

Check out our picks for the Best Hostels in Paris, France. Paris has exactly 140 hostels and we have narrowed this down to the 10 best hostels in Paris.

Quick Overview of the best hostels in Paris

Here’s an overview by category of the awesome hostels mentioned in this article. Scroll down to see the full description (and images) of each recommended hostel.

General Info on Hostels in Paris

Unfortunately, a lot of hostels in Paris are of a mediocre standard at best. The rooms can be confined,  the stairways very tight and in general a lot of the hostels are very ran down. But don't let this put you off booking a hostel as Paris also has some excellent hostels. Les Piaules is a truly exceptional hostel making it easily the best hostel in Paris.

The hostel market in Paris is dominated by one chain of hostels (Hiphophostels) and 3 super hostels (St Christopher's Inn Canal, St Christopher's Inn Gare du Nord & Generator Paris).

1. Check-in/Check-out times

Check-out time for most hostels in Paris is 11 am. 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.

2. Curfews

Some hostels in Paris still have a curfew in place, normally midnight. But more and more Paris hostels are getting rid of this outdated policy.

3. Cleaning

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 as 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 meals for yourself. 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, 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.

8. Costs

Paris Hostels have some of the most expensive hostel prices in Europe. In bed in a dorm room starts at €20 per night (normally in large dorm rooms), but expect to pay €26 to €40 per night in a medium-sized dorm room (6 to 10 beds). 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.

The 10 Best Hostels in Paris

1. Les Piaules

Best Hostels in Paris Les Piaules Paris

Les Piaules is easily the best hostel in Paris and one of the best in Europe. This is a newly renovated hostel located in an art deco building. The hostel has a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy fantastic panoramic views of some of Paris's most iconic monuments. They have fast free WiFi, late check-out (until 12 am), custom bunk beds (with privacy curtains, reading light, your own power socket, private lockers and a comfy mattress) and one of the coolest bars in town.

Best Hostels in Paris Les Piaules Paris

Les Piaules is located in the arty district of Belleville which features many bars and coffee shops and is close to all must-see tourist sights in Paris (50m from Belleville metro hub). The property is less than 10 minutes to the centre of Paris where you can easily walk to many of Paris's most famous tourist attractions.

Best Hostels in Paris Les Piaules Paris

If you are thinking of splashing out on a Private Room, then Les Piaules is the place for you as they have some beautifully designed Private Rooms.

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Private rooms
  • Costs: Dorms from €21.50, Private rooms from €110.00
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: No but available at an fee
  • Guest Kitchen: No
  • Laundry Facilities: No
  • Bar: Yes

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2. Le Village Montmartre

Best Hostels in Paris Le Village Montmartre by Hiphophostels Paris

The Village is located in one of Paris's best-known districts: Montmartre which is very close to the centre of Paris. You can stroll the picturesque streets of Montmartre or relax on their rooftop terrace.

Best Hostels in Paris Le Village Montmartre by Hiphophostels Paris

They have all the services you would expect in an international hostel such as Free Wifi, Breakfast (extra fee €6), a Fully Equipped Kitchen and Common Areas. They also have an on-site bar called "On The Road Pub" where every guest gets a free shot upon arrival.

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Private rooms
  • Costs: Dorms from €30.60, Private rooms from €85.00
  • Female Only Dorms: No
  • Breakfast Included: No but available for an extra fee €6
  • Guest Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: No
  • Bar: No

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3. FIAP Jean Monnet

Best Hostels in Paris FIAP Jean Monnet Paris

FIAP is situated in the 14th district of Paris and only 20 minutes walk the Eiffel Tower. The hostel has a very relaxed atmosphere in a quiet area close to a metro station (Saint-Jacques).

Best Hostels in Paris FIAP Jean Monnet Paris

Breakfast is included in the price as are Towels and linen. There are many common areas including the beautiful outdoor terrace. The dorm rooms appear to be pricey but you have to consider the breakfast is free and all dorm rooms have only 4 beds.

Please note that dorm rooms are only available for the guests aged between 18 and 30 years.

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Private rooms
  • Costs: Dorms from €44.00, Private rooms from €81.00
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: Yes
  • Guest Kitchen: No
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Bar: Yes

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4. The 3 Ducks Eiffel Tower

Best Hostels in Paris The 3 Ducks Eiffel Tower Paris

The 3 Ducks is located in the heart of Paris just 20 minutes away from the iconic Eiffel Tower. The 3 Ducks is the oldest private hostel in France and was completely renovated in 2014. This is a friendly hostel has a bar and a beautiful outdoor terrace.

Best Hostels in Paris The 3 Ducks Eiffel Tower Paris

Dorm beds come with USB ports to charge your phone or camera, free Wifi and an individual reading lamp. Other services including a shared kitchen, a 24-hour reception and an on-site ATM.

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Private rooms
  • Costs: Dorms from €28.00, Private rooms from €131.00
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: Yes
  • Guest Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: No
  • Bar: Yes

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5. St Christopher's Inn Canal

Best Hostels in Paris St Christophers Inn Canal Paris

St Christopher's Inn Canal is a super hostel located on Rue de Crimée, just three stops from the main train station and just a 5-minute walk to the Crimée Métro stop.

Best Hostels in Paris St Christophers Inn Canal Paris

The dorm rooms are modern and fresh and each bed has its own reading light, two power sockets and a privacy curtain. Their famous Belushi's bar is downstairs and all hostel guests get generous discounts on food and drink. They also have a huge
outdoor terrace.

St Christopher's also have another location in Paris (St Christopher's Inn Gare du Nord), close to the Main Train Station. The hostel is equally as good.

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Private rooms
  • Costs: Dorms from €15.00, Private rooms from €74.00
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: No but it's available for an extra fee (€5)
  • Guest Kitchen: No
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Bar: Yes

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6. Generator Paris

Best Hostels in Paris Generator Paris

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.

Best Hostels in Paris Generator Paris

Their services include Free Wifi, Air Conditioning, 24/7 Reception, Laundry Facilities, Tours Desk, On-site Mini-Supermarket and Vending Machines.

Best Hostels in Paris Generator Paris

However check-out is at 10 am, there is no shared kitchen and guests are not allowed to bring in their own food.

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Private rooms
  • Costs: Dorms from €21.20, Private rooms from €90.80
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: No but available for an extra fee
  • Guest Kitchen: No
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Bar: Yes

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7. Caulaincourt Montmartre

Caulaincourt Montmartre Paris

Caulaincourt Montmartre Hostel is located in Montmartre one of the most magical and awe inspiring district in Paris. The hostel is only a 3 minute walk to the infamous Sacre Coeur monument. This is a clean and friendly hostel.

Caulaincourt Montmartre Paris

The offer 3-bed mixed and 3-bed female-only dorm rooms. All rooms come with free Wifi and free linen (Pillows, blankets and fitted sheets). A free french style breakfast is served daily.

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Private rooms
  • Costs: Dorms from €31.00, Private rooms from €85.80
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: Yes
  • Guest Kitchen: No
  • Laundry Facilities: No
  • Bar: No

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8. The Loft Boutique Hostel Paris

The Loft Boutique Hostel Paris

THE LOFT hostel is located in Belleville, a vibrant Parisian neighbourhood full of cool bars, restaurants and clubs. Their friendly staff will give you advice on anything you need to know about Paris.

The Loft Boutique Hostel Paris

THE LOFT offers 4, 6 and 8-bed mixed dorms. The hostel has it's own bar and a beautiful outdoor patio.

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Private rooms
  • Costs: Dorms from €20.90, Private rooms from €85.80
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: No
  • Guest Kitchen: No
  • Laundry Facilities: No
  • Bar: Yes

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9. Vintage Paris Gare du Nord

Vintage Paris Gare du Nord Paris

Vintage Paris Gare du Nord Hostel is only a 10-minute walk from the main train station (Gare du Nord) and only a 10-minute walk to the hip neighbourhood to Pigalle where you can find many lively bars and restaurants and the famous Moulin Rouge.

Vintage Paris Gare du Nord

They have mixed and female-only comfy dorm rooms. All dorm rooms have en-suite bathrooms. Their reception is open 24/7 meaning there's no curfew. They also have a good on-site bar and vending machines.

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Private rooms
  • Costs: Dorms from €25.65, Private rooms from €89.10
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: No but available for an extra fee
  • Guest Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Bar: Yes

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10. MIJE Marais

MIJE Marais Paris

MIJE Hostel is located in the centre of the Marais district. It's is ideally located as it's only a 10-minute walk to Notre Dame, the Opéra Bastille, Ile Saint-Louis etc. The hostel is well secured and reception is open 24/7.

MIJE Marais Paris

They provide 10-bed male-only and 10-bed female-only dorms. There are many common areas including their beautiful courtyard. A continental breakfast is included in the price.

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Private rooms
  • Costs: Dorms from €40.00, Private rooms from €160.10 (4 people)
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: Yes
  • Guest Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: No
  • Bar: Yes

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Conclusion

I hope this list of the best hostels in Paris helps you pick a hostel that best suits your needs during your stay in Paris. In general, the overall standard of hostels in Paris is not great but there are some excellent hostels. Hopefully, this list will help you avoid bad and mediocre hostels to ensure you enjoy your stay in Paris. My favourite hostel in Paris is Les Piaules.

Book Your Trip to Paris

Best Website to Book a Hostel

Hostelworld is by far the biggest and the best website for booking hostels because they have the best prices and availability. 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.

Hostelworld Filters
This screenshot shows how you can filter different room types on Hostelworld's website.

Below are handy links to the best hostels in Paris. Just click on any of the links to check prices and availability for your dates.

  1. Les Piaules
  2. Le Village Montmartre
  3. FIAP Jean Monnet
  4. The 3 Ducks Eiffel Tower
  5. St Christopher's Inn Canal
  6. Generator Paris
  7. Caulaincourt Montmartre
  8. The Loft Boutique Hostel Paris
  9. Vintage Paris Gare du Nord
  10. MIJE Marais

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.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

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