While Paris might make your heart skip a beat, it can also make your wallet tremble in fear. Finding a good hostel in Paris that combines a good atmosphere, fun, safety, and affordability is challenging. I have done just that and found the 3 very best.
- Caulaincourt Montmartre - best for Backpackers and families
- The People – Paris Belleville - best for Couples
- Beau M - best for female solo travelers
Money-saving tip: Compare hostel prices with Hostelz.com. They compare prices from Hostelworld, Booking.com and others with 1 click.
- Introduction to Paris Hostels
- 3 Best Hostels in Paris France
1. Caulaincourt Montmartre – Best Backpacker Hostel in Paris
The best choice in Paris for: Backpackers, Families.
If you’re looking for a great spot in Montmartre, this is it – Caulaincourt Montmartre. It’s perfect for travelers on a budget who want to see the real Paris. Montmartre is known for its cool old buildings and famous places. The hostel is right in the middle of it all, but it’s not a loud party place. It’s more like a cozy spot to meet other travelers. The people working there are super nice and always help you out. They even give you a free breakfast with tasty croissants and coffee to start your day. [More Reviews]
Facilities and Amenities:
- French-style breakfast: croissants, orange juice, cereals, tea, and coffee.
- Linen, bedding, pillows, blankets, and fitted sheets for free.
- Shared kitchen, Free wifi
Location: It’s close to famous spots like the Opera and Champs-Elysées, and only a short walk to the beautiful Sacré-Cœur.
2. The People – Paris Belleville – Best Hostel in Paris for Solo Travelers
One of the best Paris hostels for: Couples, digital nomads, and female solo-travelers.
You might have heard that the French capital isn’t exactly known for its friendly people, but The People – Paris Belleville stands to challenge that concept. Here, you’ll be greeted by a warm and very helpful staff.
The hostel has a great rooftop terrace (with views of the Eiffel Tower) and an in-house bar. Additionally, I also particularly like the events they organize every week, like Jazz nights with live music performances. This hostel is close to the popular area of Belleville – an artsy district full of bars, coffee shops, and other must-see attractions in Paris. [More Reviews]
- 24-hour front desk, Free wifi
- Beds with curtains (god bless)
- Shared lounge with a TV
- Lockers (here’s our guide on “Are Hostels safe?“)
- Here’s the location
3. Beau M – Quiet and Safe Hostel in Paris for Female Solo Travelers
This is one of the best hostels in Paris for: Female solo travelers.
Beau M is a modern and socially connected space that offers a unique experience of co and eco-conscious living. This hostel in Paris offers a range of fantastic amenities, including a shared lounge, room service (yes, you’ve read that right), and free WiFi throughout the property. This hostel is more on the luxurious side of things. Expect a price tag to match, but we think it’s 100% worth it if you’re looking for a place that has super convenient amenities. This isn’t a social hostel; it’s very laid-back and quiet. [More Reviews]
Facilities and Amenities:
- Private parking
- Free WiFi and shared lounge.
- Air-conditioned rooms (a rarity in Paris) with private bathrooms.
- Terraces are available in certain rooms.
- Continental breakfast provided.
Location: In the 18th arrondissement, conveniently close to attractions like La Cigale Concert Hall and Pigalle Metro Station. Access to bus and metro lines adds to its convenience.
Extra: Best hostels in Paris for Couples
We’re going to give all you love birds a pick for the best hostel in Paris for couples: The People – Paris Belleville, it’s romantic and social while being a bit luxurious as well. There are different types of private rooms, so check when booking – you don’t want to end up each staying in different dorms. All private rooms come with real double beds. No metaphorical quantum beds or two separate beds pushed together acting as one. [More Reviews]
Hostelz also says it is one of the best hostels in Paris with Private rooms. One of their double rooms has shared facilities. The other one comes with a private bathroom.
Extra: Best PARTY Hostels in Paris
Let’s switch from romance to party, from candlelit dinners to disco balls…
Looking for the best party hostels in Paris? We have a guide on the coolest Paris Party Hostels (last update 2024), and here’s a snippet:
- St. Christopher’s Inn Gare Du Nord
- The People Paris Nation
- The People Paris Bercy
- The People Paris Belleville
- The People Paris Marais
- Jo&Joe Nation
- Extra: Jo&Joe Gentilly
What is important for partying in Paris?
The basic facilities of a party hostel in Paris are pub crawls, a bar, events organized in-house, a perfect mix of guys and girls, and a social ambiance to easily meet people.
You might be interested as well in “getting laid“, as travelers like to say – I don’t know actually, do people still speak this way? I’m getting old. Regardless, it would be odd for me to give you a list of hostels that guarantee you get some action. That is just…weird.
Here is our guide on how to have sex in hostels. One of the best party hostels in Paris is the dynamic and a bit crazy JO&JOE Paris Gentilly Hostel. Think happy hours, beer pong, and ever-changing event programs. [More Reviews]
- A bar & restaurant
- Big garden area (where all the fun happens)
- Self-serving beer tap system
- Hot dogs & cocktails on sale
- Here’s the location
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Extra: Best Hostels in Paris for Solo Travellers and Backpackers?
Here is our guide on how to build lifetime friendships in hostels.
The best hostel in Paris for solo travelers is Caulaincourt Montmartre. It has awesome facilities and staff and provides a nice social environment for travelers. It’s also The best backpacker hostel in Paris.
Of course, if you prefer a more quiet environment, then opt for Beau M instead. The first one is better if you’re an extrovert, and the second is a good option for introverts. Solo traveling should put you out of your comfort zone, but still, within reasonable comfort, we don’t want you to socially burnout or feel lonely out of your mind.
Extra: Best Hostel in Paris for Groups
Perhaps you’re traveling to Paris as part of a big group. It’s not always easy to find big enough hostels or ones that are willing to host large groups. But we’ve found one: The People Hostel – Paris 12. You’re going to find 143 beds (we’ve counted) spread over both shared and private rooms (all ensuite), so there’s plenty of room for everyone. There’s a huge rooftop terrace and other beautiful outdoor areas, plus a big indoor lounge and shared kitchen to use. [More Reviews]
Did you know? The People team has just opened a brand new sister hostel in Marseille. Part of our best hostels in Marseille guide.
Extra: FIAP Jean Monnet: Best Hostels in Paris for Older Travelers
Stay at FIAP Jean Monnet, and you’ll be just 20 minutes from the Latin Quarter and Eiffel Tower – grab your free city map and explore! We should warn you that this hostel has 480 beds – it’s a big one. There’s a cafeteria, garden area, ping pong, and all-important laundry facilities. This hostel is obviously more of an upmarket hostel/hotel great for big groups, couples, and older travelers in Paris. [More Reviews]
If you’re traveling with kids, this is also one of the best hostels in Paris for families – the family rooms sleep 5-6 people.
Extra: The 3 Ducks Eiffel Tower: Best Hostel in Paris for students
Another great example of Paris France Hostels is The 3 Ducks Eiffel Tower. It’s buzzing with a friendly atmosphere that’s inclusive for a wide range of travelers – families, solo travelers, and solo female travelers. This is also one of the best hostels in Paris for students – it’s more or less affordable with a nice social space and located in a neighborhood with a lot of coffee shops to study in. Definitely sign up for the free city tour and make the most of the onsite bar and free breakfast if you stay here. [More Reviews]
Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type
|🦸 Solo Traveler:
|🙎♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler:
|🥳 Party Hostel:
|JO&JOE Paris Gentilly
|👩❤️👨 Couple Hostel:
|👨👩👦 Family Hostel:
|👩💻 For Digital Nomads:
Our Favorite Hostels in Paris put on a map + sights
Extra for you: We collected +28 fun things to do in Paris. We show you roller skating, a forgotten railroad, cherry blossom hunting, and more! Don’t forget to join a free walking tour in the city – they are popular and really worth your time.
The sights in blue are:
- Eiffel Tower
- Paris Catacombs
- L’Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile
- Louvre Museum
- The Centre Pompidou
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What is the average price for a hostel in Paris?
Hostels in Paris have an average price of around 55€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from around 230€ per night
What is the city tax in Paris?
Paris has a tourist tax that may not be included in the prices shown by some Backpacker hostels. The city tax depends on the area you're staying in and the establishment itself, so it varries from place to place.
What are the Check-In and Check-Out times in Paris?
The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11 am).
What are the best areas to stay in Paris?
Best areas to stay in Paris:
- Belleville: For more of an arty experience – it’s full of bars, restaurants and shops.
- Marais: The trendiest area in this city. Head here if you fancy some good dining and a cool place to enjoy a drink.
- 7th Arrondissement: Close to the top sights such as the Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay.
- Note on Central location: the more central you get, the higher the price tags.
How long does it take to visit Paris?
You need a good 3-5 days to explore Paris properly. Add an extra day or two for those who love to watch the world go by from the comfort of a coffee shop with a croissant in hand.
When is the best time to visit Paris?
We recommend visiting between April and June when the weather is just fine and the tourist crowds haven't gone too crazy yet. The cheapest time to visit is during the winter months.
What about the cheapest hostels in Paris?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Paris.
- Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Paris
- add your dates
- Order the listings by price
Simple as that.
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How to book?
The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.
We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.
Read: Step-by-Step guide on how to book with Hostelworld
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Paris best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
The coolest Hostel App you need comes as well from Hostelworld. It gives you super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand, ask questions, and make plans together. Find more details in our review of the app.
We highly recommend joining some tours and activities. Just ask at the hostel reception for some handpicked recommendations.
Here’s our guide to 27 fun things to do in Paris, including a night cruise, a “fight bar” and restaurants.
You should book three things to do in Paris in advance, the most important ones not to miss are the first two:
1. Eiffel Tower
The most famous symbol of Paris cannot be missed.
There are plenty of people who want to visit it. We recommend you get your ticket to the Eiffel Tower beforehand.
This way, you will be able to skip the 2-3 hours line – very touristic, but it’s so popular for a reason!
2. Louvre Museum
Same goes for the world-famous Louvre. You know, the museum in the heart of the city where the Mona Lisa lives.
Just book your Louvre ticket beforehand and skip this long and annoying queue.
This way, you save 2 hours of your travel time. We recommend booking with Get Your Guide. It is our preferred way to book tickets around Europe. Tiqets.com is another good website for buying sightseeing tickets.
We have a dedicate review of Tiqets.com as well if you’re never heard of it before.
3. Pub Crawl
A pub crawl is always fun! Make sure you get your spot. The price includes free shots.
Check out the pub crawls in Paris here.
4. Paris Catacombs
Legendary, scary, and interesting!
The Paris Catacombs are a very unique experience to the city. Here, you’ll go underground and experience the dark side of the French capital. With night tours available, this is a perfect thing to do in Paris at night.
Good to know: Make sure you purchase your ticket beforehand. There is usually a looooong line.
You can skip the line by getting your ticket beforehand.
Fancy authentic Some Secret Tips Paris?
We created a Travel Guide for the French Capital, inducing 5 Secret Tips Paris!
The tips include:
- 1 yummy and authentic restaurant
- 1 museum-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!
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