3 Best Hostels in Paris, France
Alexandre Godreau

3 Best Hostels in Paris – a Handpicked Selection (and 5 real Hidden Gems)

Heading to the city of lights and looking for the absolute best hostels in Paris?

We have stayed at and tested over 20 of the best hostels in Paris and have finally come up with our top 3 choices!

They are cool, fun, safe, and affordable. On top of this guide that will enable you to pick an accommodation, we also decided to include some of our best insider tips for cheap crepes and awesome places to see that won’t break the bank. All these will be included in our specialized map below.

Your shortcut:

  1. Generator Paris – best for solo-travelers
  2. The People – Paris Belleville (ex Les Piaules) – top pick for couples
  3. St. Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord – great for a party

These are the absolute best ones, and we update them regularly (last update: March, 2023). Again, we actually stayed in all of them personally. No other guide you may find online actually did this handmade research.

Extra for you: We collected +28 fun things to do in Paris.

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This guide is perfect for YOU when …

  • tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • want to avoid the “young party kids”
  • happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience

We condensed it all to the 3 coolest hostels in Paris – the ultimate best of Paris! You can find all 5 Star Hostels and the best hostels in France here with Hostelgeeks.

We show you roller skating, a forgotten railroad, cherry blossom hunting, and more!

What do we cover in this article?

You can find all 5 Star Hostels here with Hostelgeeks and all guides to “Best Hostels In” here.

Quick Introduction to Paris

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Paris cost 23€ – 35€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 45€ up to 130€ per night. This is a rough average, just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelworld.com and Hostelz.com. Hostelz compares prices, so this is a good hack to get better prices.

City Tax: Like other very popular tourist destinations, Paris has an extra ‘tourist tax.’ Some Paris Backpacker hostels do not include this city tax in their shown price. The city tax in Paris for a hostel is 1.90€ per night. Please keep this in mind and check before making your final booking!

Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend reading:

The 3 Top Hostels in Paris

Let’s jump right into the budget accommodations; our recommended hostels in Paris.

Quick overview:

  1. Generator Paris
  2. The People – Paris Belleville (ex Les Piaules)
  3. St. Christopher’s Inn Gare Du Nord

We put the best budget hostels in Paris on a map. This will help you to plan much better. Take into account your arrival train station too.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler:
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: Les Piaules
🥳 Party Hostel:St. Christopher’s Inn Gare Du Nord
👩‍❤️‍👨 Couple Hostel: Les Piaules
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: FIAP Jean Monnet
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Les Piaules

1. Generator Paris (TOP location)

A cool and fresh design-led hostel in the lively 10th district in Paris, aka, a top location!

It comes with the following:

  • Free WiFi
  • an in-house bar
  • a super cool terrace overlooking the city
  • stylish lounge area with a games room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • laundry room
  • rooftop terrace
  • shared lounge

Generator Paris is the best hostel in Paris for solo travelers!

Book Generator Paris here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Generator Paris is one of the best hostels in Paris, France

Did you know? Generator is one of the leading hostel chains in Europe.

Situated in the 10th district in Paris, Generator Paris is a lively designer hostel that will meet your expectations and then some.

The rooms are decorated in a modern style – each providING air conditioning, bed linen, and a private bathroom with a shower. If you decide to spend a bit more, you can even get a private terrace on top of all of that.

The food is as outstanding – start with a continental breakfast that is freshly prepared every morning at this hostel, and then head down to Café Fabien for some French locally inspired cuisine.

There are plenty of facilities 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.

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 are included in our best secrets to Paris.

Prices start from 36€.

Generator Hostel is one of the top hostels in Paris for:

  • Solo travelers
  • Small groups
Book Generator Paris here

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2. The People – Paris Belleville (ex Les Piaules) – with Roof Top!

The People – Paris Belleville (ex Les Piaules) is one of the newest hostels in town, and it opened with a big bang.

Important: Les Piaules is now called The People Paris Belleville. It is the exact same property! There are a total of 4 different The People Hostel in the French Capital:

  1. The People – Paris Nation
  2. The People – Paris Bercy
  3. The People – Paris Belleville
  4. The People – Marais

In this specific case, we are talking about the one in Belleville.

It comes with a super nice rooftop terrace, a trendy in-house bar, and a wonderful design reflecting the diversity of artistic expression of Paris.

This Paris hostel has been built in a renovated art deco building that wonderfully embodies the spirit of its capital. The rooftop view is marvelous, allowing travelers to enjoy iconic monuments while they sip a cup of coffee in the morning.

The People Hostel is close to the popular area of Belleville, which is an artsy district full of bars and coffee shops bustling with 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 People – Paris Belleville is one of the best Paris hostels for:

  • couples
  • digital nomads
  • female solo-travelers
  • and hipster

The hostel also offers a

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

Prices start from 30€.

Book The People – Paris Belleville here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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3. St. Christopher’s Inn Gare Du Nord

Fun and hip, and considered one of the best hostels to stay in Paris when on a budget: The St Christopher’s Hostel!

This very nice hostel in Paris comes with 3 in-house bars (yes, three.)

Note: not to be confused with St. Christopher’s Inn Canal.

The bars are very popular among locals and travelers at the same time. This is a perfect way to mingle with the local scene.

Location: The Vintage Hostel is situated in the 9th district, 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 restaurants, cafes, and pubs.

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

Saint-Pierre fabric market is just a short walk away, 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 emails.

It’s a bummer, but there is no free breakfast included, but there are croissants, and hot drinks served every morning in the lounge. Oh, and the breakfast at St Christophers costs only 5€.

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 afterward! If you are worried about missing your daily workout, don’t worry: there is a free gym on site.

Prices start from 30€. This a wonderful example of places to stay in Paris that are cheap (& awesome!)

St Christophers is the best Paris hostel for:

  • Party Traveler
  • groups of friends
  • Backpackers
Book St. Christoper’s Inn Gare du Nord here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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Best hostels in Paris for Couples

The best hostel in Paris for couples is The People – Paris Belleville.

It is the best boutique hostel that comes with a romantic touch as well as that social factor we all enjoy in hostels.

It is the kind of luxury hostel couples will love for sure. There are different types of private rooms, so carefully check when booking.

All private rooms come with real double beds. A real double bed means one king-size bed (and not two separate beds pushed together as one!).

One type of double room has shared facilities. The other one comes with a private bathroom. 

All private rooms (and all dorms) feature super fast-WiFi.

What is important for couples in a hostel?

When staying as a couple in a hostel, we recommend looking for the following facilities:

  • Minimum of privacy in your private room
  • a bit of luxury style
  • social ambiance
Book The People – Paris Belleville here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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My 2nd recommendation for one of the best hostels in Paris for couples is Generator Paris.

The reason is super simple.

They offer beautiful and modern private rooms to stay in with an ensuite rooftop terrace. Now, that’s something, right?!

Book Generator Paris here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Best Hostels in Paris for Couples: Generator comes with own roof top terrace

Best PARTY Hostels in Paris

Let’s switch from romance to party.

Fancy some fiesta? We wrote a special guide on the coolest Paris Party Hostels (last update 2023). These are:

  1. St. Christopher’s Inn Gare Du Nord
  2. The People – Paris Nation
  3. The People – Paris Bercy
  4. The People – Paris Belleville
  5. The People – Marais
  6. Generator Paris
  7. Jo&Joe Nation
  8. Extra: Jo&Joe Gentilly

One of our favorite party hostels in Paris is St. Christopher’s Inn Gare Du Nord. The in-house bar is perfect for getting the night out started.

There are pub crawls you can join and plenty of happy hours for drinks. We think it is the best option since it’s an organized hostel, and both female and male travelers can party in a fun and safe place.

Usually, the hostel has a great mix of girls and guys who both enjoy partying and having great experiences in Paris. This makes it also a cool Paris backpackers hostel.

The in-house bar and restaurant are quite huge and perfect for events. Even locals come here to watch live football and other sports!

Another plus is their modern pods – perfect for sleeping in and curing your hangover the next day. Of course, you can join pub crawls in Paris on your own.

What is important for partying in Paris?

A party hostel has to be defined by a great experience. It has to be a social place, a place to mingle and have an awesome time. The basic facilities of a party hostel in Paris are:

  • Pub Crawls
  • in-house bar
  • events organized in-house
  • a perfect mix of guys and girls
  • social ambiance to meet people easily and have a few drinks

You might be interested as well in “getting laid“, as travelers like to say. Now, it would be odd if we give you a list of hostels that guarantee to get laid. That is just…weird.

Here is our guide on how to have sex in hostels.

Book St. Christoper’s Inn Gare du Nord here

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Best Party Hostels in Paris, France

But wait, hold your horses! We have one more awesome party hostel recommendation for you.

We bring to you with great enthusiasm the quirky JO&JOE Paris Gentilly hostel.

Not only can you enjoy regular happy hours, beer pong, and ever-changing event programs, but the overall design of this hostel is also one to marvel at.

There’s a…

  • Onsite bar & restaurant
  • Big garden area (where all the fun happens)
  • Self-serving beer tap system
  • Hot dogs & cocktails on sale

And come on, just look at those dorm rooms! At the end of a big night, collapse in either a shared dorm, a female dorm, or one of the many private options that come with an ensuite.

Book JO&JOE Paris Gentilly here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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Best Hostels in Paris for Solo Travellers?

Here we want to give an insight into the best hostels in Paris for solo travelers. This counts for both male and female travelers.

If you are looking for a party, scroll up again and get our recommendation from there.

The St. Christopher’s Inn Gare Du Nord is the coolest party accommodation in town, perfect for solo travellers, students, and everyone looking for a party time.

If you are looking for something a bit calmer (while still staying at a cool and fun accommodation), then here you go: Generator Paris is your pick! It is a super safe place that is really clean. They also offer many common facilities for people to connect.

The bar is a hotspot, for instance. They also have ping pong tables, foosball, and much more. They also have a roof top terrace that guarantees meeting people.

Here is our guide on how to build lifetime friendships in hostels.

As for sleeping, you can choose between a mixed dorm and the only 8-bed female-only dorm. The mixed dorms come with 4 beds (the smallest option) up to 10 beds per dorm.

Good to know: All dorms have private bathrooms! You only share these with your roommates and not the whole floor.

Disadvantage: The only disadvantage of Generator Hostel Paris might be the lack of curtains in the dorms. If you are a solo traveler looking for a top hostel with curtains in the dorm, then we recommend The People – Paris Belleville.

Below I included two photos for you to compare easily. Though I enjoy the curtains in a dorm, it is just a detail.

Book St. Christoper’s Inn Gare du Nord here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

What is important for solo travellers in a hostel?

  • Safe
  • clean
  • fun
  • easy to connect and mingle
The Roof top terrace at Generator Hostel in Paris
The Rooftop terrace at Generator Hostel in Paris

Best Backpackers in Paris?

Are you hoping to find a fun Paris backpacker hostel?

Luckily for you, we have you covered. We’d like to mention again St. Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord.

Here’s why it’s a cool backpacker hostel in Paris:

  • there are 3 in-house bars
  • Fully fitted kitchen (money saver)
  • Centrally located (explore by foot)

It’s very sociable, with plenty of communal spaces where you can meet new people and have fun!

It’s also what we’d declare one of the best youth hostels in Paris.

Book St. Christoper’s Inn Gare du Nord here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Best Party Hostels in Paris, France

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 have no fear, because we’ve found the perfect hostel in Paris for groups.

Welcome to The People Hostel – Paris 12.

This hostel has a whopping 143 beds spread over both shared and private rooms (all ensuite), so there’s plenty of room.

There’s a huge rooftop terrace and other beautiful outdoor areas, plus a big indoor lounge and shared kitchen to use.

Did you know? The People team has just opened a brand new sister hostel in Marseille. Part of our best hostels in Marseille guide.

Book The People Hostel – Paris 12 here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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More Paris Hostels worth a mention

With over 100 hostels in the city, we can’t stop there! Besides, we must convince you that searching for the best hotels in Paris isn’t an option.

Why settle for cheap hotels in Paris? Let’s continue our Paris backpackers guide with a few more options.

FIAP Jean Monnet

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.

What’s impressive is that every room has a private bathroom. Towels & linen are also included in the price, and breakfast is free.

There’s a cafeteria, garden area, ping pong, and all-important laundry facilities.

It’s certainly more of an upmarket hostel/hotel great for older travelers and couples in Paris.

We also think this is one of the best hostels in Paris for families – the family rooms sleep 5-6 people.

Book FIAP Jean Monnet here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

FIAP Jean Monnet is one of the best hostels in Paris, Europe

The 3 Ducks Eiffel Tower by Hiphophostels

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.

Definitely sign up for the free city tour and make the most of the onsite bar and free breakfast.

There is also a beautiful window-lined cafe and a common room for just chilling out with a book.

We enjoy the design of this place; fresh, modern, and spacious.

Book 3 Ducks Eiffel Tower here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

The 3 Ducks Eiffel Tower by Hiphophostel is one of the best hostels in Paris, France

What about the hostels NOT mentioned in this guide?

There are many more hostels in Paris that we have covered here. There are more than 100, actually.

We only want to share with you 3 handpicked places we recommend 100%.

We only share the finest hostels.

And we only share places we would recommend to our family and friends too.

The other hostels not mentioned in this article may not reach the Hostelgeeks standards. This guide gives you a full insight into the backpacker accommodations you need.

It can be tempting to opt for the cheap places to stay in and only look for a cheap Paris stay.

Of course, there are a lot of super cheap places with lower quality.

Also, keep in mind that a bad location – or seemingly cheap areas to stay in – can be far away from the city and top sights. The cheapest hostel in Paris may be far from the best.

Yet if you’re on a super strict budget, there is scope for cheap lodging in Paris.

So, what about the cheap hostels in Paris? These are easy to spot.

  1. Open Hostelworld with a full list of budget accommodations in Paris
  2. Order the listing by price
  3. Pick a cheap hostel in Paris

This is also a good way to find the best hostels in Paris for students and Paris hostels best for backpackers.

Hostelworld Paris usually offers good rates as well as deals for backpackers.

Here is our guide on Hostelworld in a review – how to use it. We deem it one of the best hostel websites for booking.

Super quick Oops Hostel Paris review: It’s a cheap hostel in Paris, yet still super cool. Free breakfast included. A great alternative to save some money.

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts for you in Paris.

They all expired already, and we would not give you discount codes that are not valid anymore.

We are working on getting some Les Piaules Paris Promo Codes, Generator Hostels, or for any other of the mentioned places. We will keep you posted in our newsletter.

If you enjoy affordable hotels in life now and again, Airbnb is another good option for you. You can always get the 35€ discount for Airbnb here.

All 3 Top Hostels on a Map

A map is always handy, right?! So here you go. We put all the places on the map, including the accommodation and the top sights you should not miss.

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:

  1. Eiffel Tower
  2. Montmartre
  3. Paris Catacombs
  4. L’Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile
  5. Louvre Museum
  6. The Centre Pompidou

We marked our recommended hostels in red.

(you can activate and deactivate the sidebar on the left. Open the map in a new tab here.)

Tours & Activities in Paris

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.

However, you should book three things to do in Paris in advance. Obviously, 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. Therefore, we recommend you get your ticket to the Eiffel Tower.

This way, you will be able to skip the 2-3 hours line.

Book Eiffel Tower here

Best Hostels in Paris

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.

Check here our review of Tiqets.com

Get your Ticket for Louvre here

Louvre Museum is a must-see

3. Pub Crawl

A pub crawl is always fun! Make sure you get your spot. Prices for this start from 15€ and include free shots – of course!

Check out the pub crawls in Paris here.

Book your Pub Crawl here

Best Pub Crawl in Paris, France

4. Paris Catacombs (unique!!)

Legendary, scary, and interesting!

The Paris Catacombs are quite something and are incredibly unique. Go underground and experience the dark side of the French capital. Night tours are also available – a perfect thing to do in Paris at night!

Good to know: There is also an audio guide, which we highly recommend!

Even better 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.

Book Paris Catacombs here

Below I included an interesting video. It covers part of the history of Paris, including the Catacombs, Metro and war. Click to get an idea!

Things to Know before you go

If this is your first time travelling to Paris, France there are a few useful and important things to know and consider before you arrive.

Here is a list of what we think will be helpful for your planning.

Best areas to Stay in Paris

For more of an arty experience, we recommend staying in Belleville – it’s full of bars, restaurants and shops.

Belleville has a metro station which links to all of the major sights in Paris. The historical centre is also only 10-minutes away on foot.

Marais is the trendiest area in this city. Expect hipsters everywhere you turn! It is uber cool to be fair, so head here if you fancy some good dining and a cool place to enjoy a drink.

7th Arrondissement (neighborhood) is where you want to be situated if you prefer to be close to the top sights such as the Eiffel Tower and Musee d’Orsay.

How long should it take to visit Paris?

Honestly, we’d say you need a good 3-5 days to explore Paris properly.

As you can imagine, this city has so much to offer! Obviously, the longer you stay, the more relaxed your time can be here.

In 3 days, it’s possible to visit the Eiffel Tower, climb the Arc de Triomphe and stuff your face silly with street food. For those who love to watch the world go by from the comfort of a coffee shop, add an extra day or two!

When is the best time to visit Paris?

If you can, avoid the peak summertime! This is obviously to beat the crowds (and heavier price points)

We’d recommend visiting between April and June when the weather is just fine. June tends to be more stable weather-wise, and this is when the tourist crowds haven’t yet gone too crazy yet.

The cheapest time to visit is during the winter months – December, January, and February.

Transport in Paris

Believe it or not, Paris is actually great for walking. To get from one end of the city to the other will only take 2 hours!

Otherwise, you can get around using these other methods:

  • Velib – a huge bicycle-sharing system dotted around the city. Super cheap (1€ for half hour)
  • Metro (1.90€ per ticket)
  • Tram
  • Bus & night bus (64 different lines)

Tickets for all of the above (except bicycles) can be bought at automatic ticket machines in metro stations, in tobacconists, and online at the website parisinfo.com

Things to Know before you go to Paris, France


Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.

What are the best hostels in Paris with private rooms?

That's easily our #2 recommendation The People - Paris Belleville (ex Les Piaules).

The private rooms are pretty swanky, with a tea/coffee station and big bed with complimentary towels. *Swoon*.

What are the best hostels in Paris near Eiffel Tower?

If you're happy to take public transport, you can reach the Eiffel Tower from any of our 3 hostel recommendations within 15 minutes.

Otherwise, walking can take anywhere between 1-1.5 hours.

Our advice: talk with the hostel staff and find out the quickest & cheapest route.

What are the best hostels in Paris city centre?

Generator Paris, The People - Paris Belleville (ex Les Piaules) and St. Christopher's Inn are all within a short metro ride to the city centre.

We don't recommend staying right in the middle of the city. Belleville and surrounding neighborhoods offer a more traveller-friendly vibe.

What is the best area to stay in Paris?

For more of an arty experience, we recommend staying in Belleville - it's full of bars, restaurants and shops.

Belleville has a metro station which links to all of the major sights in Paris. The historical centre is also only 10-minutes away on foot.

What are the best sites for finding hostels?

We want to throw our hat into the ring: Hostelgeeks.com

Our website is focused on bringing you a handpicked selection of cool hostels all around the world. Here you can find all our handmade best hostels in the world guides; from Paris to Tokyo.

Other than our website, Hostelworld is always a great resource and booking platform too.

Flights to Paris?

We enjoy Skyscanner, Omio.com, and Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Europe, including Paris, Barcelona, and more.

This new website has super cool features, like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

We also recommend flying with Qatar Airways. If you’d like more information about this company, including pros, cons, and first-hand experience, read our full review of Qatar Airways.

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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 a friend for friends.

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!

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

Also, you can find more unique travel guides at Hostelgeeks, including Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Rome.

Over to you: questions?

Alright, alright, we just threw a lot of information on you.

Is there anything we missed? What do you think of the best hostels Paris has to offer?

Anything you would like to ask?

Then please, please bother us and leave a comment below. We want to make this guide as useful as possible. Your question actually helps us to understand what information we may have forgotten or isn’t detailed enough.

Fancy more epic places?

Find here all the “Best Hostels in” Guides.

We also have guides on the best hostels in Europe, the best party hostels in Europe, and the best coworking hostels in Europe.

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find where to stay in Paris cheap & cheerfully! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

Which Paris hostel have you chosen? Let us know!

We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share places we recommend to our best friends and family!

Enjoy this fine hostel selection and all 5 Star Hostels.

Safe travels!

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