3 Best Hostels in Paris - a handpicked selection (but no 5 Star Hostel)The BEST Hostels in Paris? Currently, there is no 5 Star Hostel in the city, there are great hostels around. We handpicked the 3 best hostels in Paris so you can sleep well and enjoy the city of lights.

Although we do not share hostel-lists, so many of you kept asking us for the best hostels in Paris. We decided to put together some of them. You can find all 5 Star Hostels here with Hostelgeeks.

Besides this hostel selection, we collected +28 fun things to do in Paris. We show you roller skating, a forgotten railroad, cherry blossom hunting and more!

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Let’s jump right into the budget accommodations:

1. Generator Paris (TOP location)

A cool and fresh design-led hostel in the lively 10th district in Paris aka. top location! It comes with free WiFi, a in-house bar, and a super cool terrace overlooking the city.

Situated in the 10th district in Paris (as mentioned), The Generator Paris is a lively designer hostel that will meet your expectations and then some. The rooms are decorated in a modern style – each provides air conditioning, bed linen and a private bathroom with a shower. If you shell out slightly more, you can get a private terrace as well.

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The food too is outstanding – start with a continental breakfast that is prepared every morning at this hostel, and then head down to Café Fabien menu for some locally inspired cuisine. There are plenty of options to keep you entertained such as the metro station looking night bar. You can also have a couple of drinks on the rooftop bar on the 9th floor while ogling at breathtaking views of the Sacré-Cœur and Montmartre.

Free WiFi, stylish lounge area with games room, 24-hour front desk, laundry room and terrace as well as the shared lounge, are some other perks available here. Don’t forget to take a stroll along Canal St Martin – a mere 5 minutes away – that is the hub of bars, restaurants and vintage shops.

This one and more tips is included in our best secrets to Paris.

Prices start from 36€.

Find the best rates of Generator Paris with Booking.com

(it is a safe way to book and comes with a free cancellation policy!)

2. Les Piaules (Fab design!)

Les Piaules is one of the newest hostels in town, and it opened with a big bang. It comes with a super nice roof top terrace, a trendy in-house bar and a wonderful design reflecting the stylish Paris.

The hostel has been built in a renovated art deco building that wonderfully embodies the spirit of Paris. The rooftop view is marvelous as you get to see many iconic monuments while enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning.

Les Piaules is close to the popular area of Belleville, which is an artsy district full of bars and coffee shops bustling young and cool people, and close to all must-see attractions in Paris – it is just 50 meters from the nearest metro hub. You can enjoy a drink at the bar in the hostel if you wish to try something from the carefully monitored selection of local beer, coffee and French specialties.

All rooms are fitted with a shared bathroom equipped with a shower and toilet. Bed linen and towels can be rented at this property.

The hostel also offers a

  • 24-hour front desk
  • on-site shops
  • free WiFi and
  • a shared lounge with a TV
  • library
  • lockers for guests’ safety (here’s our guide on “Are Hostels safe?” with 10 safety tips)

Find the best rates of Les Piaules with Booking.com

Prices start from 30€.

3. St. Christopher’s Inn Gare Du Nord

Fun and hip, and considered the best hostel in Paris: The St Christopher’s Hostel!

The hostel comes with 3 in-house bars – yes, three!!! The bars are very popular among locals and travelers at the same time. This is a perfect way to mingle with the local scene.

The Vintage Hostel is situated in the 9th district, and only 500 meters from Gare du Nord Train Station and a 15-minute walk from the Moulin Rouge and Pigalle as well as dozens of the restaurants, cafes, and pubs.

You can visit a number of Paris attractions as they are easily accessible by Metro.

Saint-Pierre fabric market is just a short walk from the hostel and the Sacré-Coeur Basilique is a 10-minute walk away. This is a great spot to take some beautiful photos!

This air-conditioned hostel has guest rooms with private bathrooms. Some rooms feature an LCD TV. The dormitory rooms include a hairdryer and have access to a shared bathroom. The 24-hour reception ensures there is no curfew for guests. WiFi is accessible throughout the hostel so you can quickly check your mails.

A continental breakfast with croissants and hot drinks is served every morning in the lounge.

Want to heat up your food? Just go to the communal kitchen equipped with a microwave, fridge and kettle. You can try your hand at table football afterwards! If you are worried about missing your daily workout, don’t worry as there is a free gym on sit.

Find the best rates of St Christopher’s with Booking.com

Prices start from 30€.

Tours & Activities in Paris

We highly recommend to join some tours and activities. Just ask at the hostel reception for some handpicked recommendation. However, you should book two things to do in Paris in advance. Obviously, the most important ones not to miss are the following two:

1. Eiffel Tower

Skip the line: With Get your Guide you can buy a ticket beforehand and skip the 2-3 hours line.

2. Louvre

Same goes for the world famous Louvre. Just book it beforehand and skip this annoying queue. This way you safe 2 hours of your travel time. Here you can get your ticket for the Louvre.

Here you can find all tours and activities in Paris.

Fancy authentic Secret Tips Paris?

But wait, there is more…

When you have the chance to visit the City of Love, make sure you get an idea of the more local point of view. We created a Travel Guide for the French Capital inducing 5 Secret Tips Paris! We show you simply 5 unique recommendations for Paris – by friend for friends.

The tips include:

  • 1 yummy and authentic restaurant
  • 1 musem-styled jazz bar
  • the best crepes in Paris (cheap aaaaand super tasty)
  • 3 beautiful outdoor spots to hang out, have a wine, and watch the world
  • and the best café in Paris!

You can download the 5 Secret Tips for Paris for free directly to your inbox:

Here you can find our huge article on 28 FUN things to do in Paris.

24 FUN Things to Do in Paris - Forgotten Railroad, Picnic and NO eiffel tower

Also, you can find more unique Geeky Guides at Hostelgeeks including Barcelona and Amsterdam.

3 Best Hostels in Paris - a handpicked selection (but no 5 Star Hostel)

How to book the 3 Best Hostels in Paris?

We fully recommend every single hostel in this list as a top hostel choice for Paris!

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You will receive the discount when booking any accommodation with Booking.com.

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Any questions on booking your hostels? Check out our Guide to Hostels. Also, here you can find all 5 Star Hostels with Hostelgeeks.

Need a Lonely Planet for Paris? We highly recommend their travel books. They come in incredibly handy and point out so many insights.