Ever wonder where to find the coolest party ever? Paris is the best! For decades, Paris has charmed both visitors and residents with its brilliant art, philosophy, music, and ability to throw a fantastic party. Take a look at the best party hostels in Paris.
The Paris nightlife offers everything you could want, from world-class restaurants to individuals who know how to appreciate the finer things in life.
The only way to really appreciate the city of lights is to hit the dancing, and you won’t be disappointed.
As a popular destination for visitors and budget travellers, Paris has no shortage of hostels, but finding one where you’re certain to spend the best night of your life might be a challenge.
7 COOLEST Party Hostels? Your shortcut:
- St. Christopher’s Inn Gare Du Nord
- The People – Paris Nation
- The People – Paris Bercy
- The People – Paris Belleville
- The People – Marais
- Generator Paris
- Jo&Joe Nation
- Extra: Jo&Joe Gentilly
Money-saving tip: Hostelz.com is a hostel price comparison site. You can save money with every comparison!
What we cover in this article?
- Best Party hostels in detail
- More Paris hostels worth a mention
- Paris Nightlife Hot Spots
- Paris is HUGE – Where Should I Go?
- Cheapest hostels in Paris
- Discounts and promo codes
- How to book?
- All Hostel and sights on a map
- Our Insider Tips
Quick Introduction to Paris
Average price for a bed: The hostel rates will vary depending on location, amenities, and time of year. On average, the price of a hostel in Paris is $50 to $115 per night.
Tourism Tax: All hostels within the city limits of Paris are required to have visitors pay a Tourism Tax. The tax is around $3.88.
Safety: There is no doubt that Paris is a relatively safe place for travelers in general. In any major city, you should keep your wits about you to avoid being taken advantage of. When it comes to assault or physical abuse, this isn’t very common at all. Keep in mind, when traveling, it is important to be smart; trust your gut, be aware of your surroundings and if something seems off, it probably is.
🔥 New to Hostels? Read our guide to staying in a Hostel for the First Time here. We especially recommend reading:
- How to book hostels? (and websites to save $)
- 63 Craziest Party Hostels in the World (with Map)
- How does the Hostelworld App work exactly? Our Advanced Guide
Coolest Hostels in Paris for Partying
Paris… The city of lights, love, and lots of fun! It’s hard not to feel like you’re walking through a movie set when you’re in Paris. The 19th-century architecture that lines the streets creates a quintessential Parisian feel, with iconic landmarks on every corner.
Now, when you think of Paris, you’re probably thinking expensive. But there are some fantastic hostels that provide a budget-friendly shelter while you explore the city.
Paris is a really big city, too, and knowing where to stay can be difficult to decide, so we’re going to narrow down top party hostels in Paris for you.
1. St. Christopher’s Inn Gare Du Nord
Fancy some fiesta? One of our favorite party hostel is St. Christopher’s Inn Gare Du Nord.
The in-house bar is perfect to get the night out started. There is pub crawls you can join and happy hours on 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 looking for a good time. This makes it also a cool Paris backpackers hostel.
We already talked about it in our guide to the best hostels in Paris here.
St. Christopher’s Inn Paris is another fun hostel in Paris. It has some cool vibes. The hostel is a great place to meet other travellers and make new friends, and the staff is quite helpful. If you are interested in their free walking tours, ask away.
St Christopher Hostel Paris is a budget hotel with two bars and a lounge area, located approximately 200 meter from Gare du Nord Train Station in the heart of Paris. The famous district of Montmartre and the Sacré Coeur can be reached on foot in around 15 minutes. Both the Gare de l’Est Train Station and the Gare du Nord Metro Station are 2-minute walk away.
Both the private rooms and the shared dorms have heaters – for the winter times. There are vaults in the rooms, towels may be rented at the front desk around the clock, and there is free WiFi all around the property.
Belushi’s pub is offering a special price for guests. You don’t want to miss it.
The People Hostels
The People hostels make it to the number one spot for our favorite Parisien hostels. They have the best party hostel Paris has to offer.
They have four locations around Paris. The People provides consistently great accommodation in all four locations, with high-quality, modern interiors and clean accommodation.
One of the biggest perks of staying in one of The People hostels is the air-conditioned dorms! This is becoming essential for increasing temperatures during summer months, yet AC still remains quite rare throughout Europe.
All of The People hostels provide safe, fresh, and affordable accommodation, with dorm beds starting at approximately $60/night. In each location, you can expect a comfortable bunk with a black-out curtain, and don’t forget the AC!
Each location has its own charm and we rate all four locations as some of the best hostels in Paris. Read about each one here so you can decide which of The People hostels you prefer.
- The People – Paris Nation
- The People – Paris Bercy
- The People – Paris Belleville
- The People – Marais
2. The People – Paris Nation
The People – Paris Nation is in the 20th arrondissement, the bohemian district located by the Eastern outskirts of the city. Here, you’re approximately 15-minutes from Paris’ main attractions on Line A of the Metro.
Take a walk outside your front door and you’ll be surrounded by a choice of music bars, nightclubs, traditional french cafés, and some of the best Asian restaurants in Paris!
The People – Paris Nation not only brings you fresh and affordable accommodation but also an Italian restaurant on the rooftop, serving you pizza and cocktails whilst you take in the view.
3. The People – Paris Bercy
Located again, in the 12th arrondissement yet still around a 20-minute walk from The People – Paris Nation, the second The People location is another one of our best hostels in Paris.
The People – Paris Bercy is just minutes from Daumesnil Metro station by foot, which will take you directly to the Eiffel Tower in approx. 20-minutes on Line 6.
You’re guaranteed to meet some like-minded travelers when you stay at The People – Paris Bercy. This hostel can accommodate up to 143 people, with a vibrant rooftop space where you can hang out and get to know the other guests… You can even see the Eiffel Tower!
4. The People – Paris Belleville
We *think* this was the first of The People hostels to open, previously known as Les Piaules.
Nevertheless, it’s worth checking out if you’d prefer to stay in the Belleville suburb of Paris. A creative area with an abundance of street art and a young hipster crowd that flocks to its choice of bars and coffee shops.
Quirky Belleville is still accessible to Paris’ main attractions, although less so than the previously mentioned locations. Although you will be just a five-minute walk to Belleville Metro station, you will have to one line change to get to the Eiffel Tower or Champs Élysée.
The People – Paris Belleville has a cool bar with local beer, and another rooftop to choose from!
5. The People – Marais
The newest of The People hostels, opening in 2022, The People – Marais is the chain’s most centrally located hostel, just 600m from Opéra Bastille, 1km from Notre Dame, and the Seine at the end of the street.
In addition to the brand new dorm rooms, there’s also a choice of private rooms, plus light and airy social spaces.
All of The People’s hostels are easily accessible via public transport, but if you’re looking to have more attractions within walking distance, then stay at The People – Marais.
6. Generator Paris
Generator Party Hostel Paris is a design hostel in a great location, just a short walk away from Canal St. Martin in the 10th arrondissement.
You’re not central, like most other hostels in Paris, but there’s the Colonel Fabien Metro station on the other side of the roundabout, which will take you to Paris’ main attractions in less than 30-minutes.
There’s a buzz about the area, with a nice range of bars, restaurants, and vintage shops within walking distance of the hostel.
Generator Paris is modern, with a selection of room types to accommodate different budgets and needs. You can stay in a choice of dorms, from 4-bed to 10-bed, with prices starting at around $50/night, or opt for a private room starting from $115/night.
The social areas are really nice, too. As well as a great rooftop bar, there are also more bars and hangout spots inside the hostel, offering Fussball tables, flatscreen TVs, and chilled vibes. There’s also an underground nightclub.
Generator Paris is a close second for our best hostels in Paris. It has a hint of luxury whilst keeping a laid-back hostel vibe. You can rent scooters directly outside the hostel, and easily access the metro to take you into the center of Paris.
Jo&Joe is a popular, small chain of hostels with hipster vibes that welcome you to each “cool and caring social hub”.
Jo&Joe has two locations that bring the same funky feel but with different perks. We highly rate both of them, so we’ve broken down the reasons for each so you can decide which Jo&Joe hostel sounds better for you.
7. Jo&Joe Nation
Jo&Joe Nation is another one of our best hostels in Paris’ boho 20th arrondissement.
Jo&Joe Nation has a rooftop terrace that hosts regular events (open to both guests and non-guests), a ‘happy house’ for guests only to chill and cook some snacks, plus a skate shop that not only sells decent stuff but offers skateboard classes during your stay.
Jo&Joe Nation is a nice and relaxed hostel, with great social spaces and really clean dorms and private rooms. The interior throughout the hostel is fresh and adds a creative vibe. You can choose from a mixed or female-only dorm, and prices start from around $55/night for a dorm bed.
Extra: 8. Jo&Joe Gentilly
Jo&Joe Gentilly is, as it says, in Gentilly, which is a Southern suburb of Paris. There’s a huge university campus here so it’s well connected. The hostel is located just a two-minute walk from Gentilly train station which will connect you to the center of Paris in 20-minutes.
Jo&Joe Gentilly is another great spot. Sharing the same vibes in both locations, you can expect funky decor, chilled social spaces, and clean rooms.
What Jo&Joe Gentilly does offer that is different from Jo&Joe Nation is its bar & restaurant that serves up some epic burgers, with a self-serving beer tap system! Yep, just when you thought you can’t get better beers & burgers, you find self-service beers & burgers.
Jo&Joe Gentilly is a nice hostel if you don’t mind being a bit further away from the city center. Dorm beds start from approx. $50/night.
More Paris Hostels Worth a Mention
See the hostels above? They are the best party hostels in Paris – no doubt about that. But if you are still looking for more options, take a look at these hostels worth a mention.
If you are looking for Woodstock Hostel Paris, sadly, the hostel has closed.
The 3 Ducks Eiffel Tower by Hiphophostels
The 3 Ducks Boutique Hostel is located in Paris’s 15th district and provides guests with a bar, a balcony, and a communal kitchen. There is no charge for storing your baggage at the front desk, which is open around the clock.
The dorm rooms all have a vibrant aesthetic, and there is a bathroom with a shower that is shared among the rooms. They have live music and entertainment, free city walking tours and happy hour for additional charge. Their staff are accommodating and if you want to explore the city, just ask for free city maps.
We have read a couple of 3 Ducks Hostel Paris review and this is a must try. The 3 Ducks Hostel Paris France has a snack bar and is within a short walk (only two minutes) from the closest restaurants.
The closest metro station, Félix Faure, is just a one-minute walk from the hostel, and the Eiffel Tower is within walking distance, situated only two km away. The whole hotel is equipped with free WiFi, and there is public parking accessible in the immediate area. It is walking distance to Place Etienne Pernet
Le Village Montmartre by Hiphophostels
You’ll feel right at home at Le Village Montmartre By Hiphophostels. Thanks to the perfect blend of the neighborhood’s charm, the warmth of the hostel’s staff, and the modern conveniences in each room.
Located in the jewel box that is Montmartre, the hostel offers a sunny terrace with breathtaking views of the Sacre-Coeur, a Parisian breakfast every morning, a common kitchen and dining area where guests can prepare their own meals, free unlimited WiFi throughout the hostel, and even guitars that guests can use to make new friends while they read or play.
This is the perfect area if you want to experience Parisian nightlife like a local. Within a ten-minute stroll of Montmartre’s well-known Sacre Coeur, you’ll find yourself surrounded by artists and daydreamers as you explore the neighborhood’s charming streets. The Hostel’s convenient location makes it a great jumping-off point for seeing the rest of Paris.
Fun Tips for Party Hostels in Paris
As you have come to realize, staying at a party hostel is a little different than staying at a regular hostel. Check out our collection on the best Party Hostels in the world.
Here are some tips to make your stay go a little smoother, and how to be prepared:
Identifying a Party Hostel
The most obvious hint to know if you are about to book a party place is the name…is it called Josés Epic Party Backpacker place…yeah, that’s quite a hint. But, besides that, there are more ways to check.
The best place to start when trying to figure out whether or not a hostel is a party hostel is to read reviews. Other backpackers will often leave feedback for other travelers on websites like Hostelworld and Hostelz.com. Of course, you already know what reviews are…You can filter reviews by keywords. Type in “party”, “Pub Crawl, “or “nightlife” here.
The photos are also a big give-away.
In addition, check out what they offer in terms of amenities and facilities. If there is a bar or pub crawl offered, more often then not it is a party hostel.
How to identify a party Hostel? 4 Simple indicators:
- Check if there is an age limit? 18+ and an upper age-limit are inidcators
- Check if there are Pub Crawls and Drinking Games
- Check the Photos – any party pictures?
- Check Reviews and search for “party”, “nightlife” and/or “drinking”
Things to Bring
There are a few things backpackers should be sure to bring when staying at a party hostel specifically.
These items include earplugs, for early mornings and loud roomates, a padlock (lock up your valuables BEFORE going out for the night), headache medicine, whatever works best for you to cure a hangover, and condoms, better safe than sorry.
Especially for the bigger European cities where pickpocketing is common we recommend wearing trousers with zippers. This limits the chances of stealing from your pockets.
One of the best things about a hostel is being able to meet new people from all around the world. Be sure to talk to people. Barcelona is great, but enjoying it with new friends is even better. Locals especially, can show you hidden secret and some of the best spots in the city.
Read: 18 Rules for Hostels and how to build life-time friendships in Hostels
Sex in Paris Hostels
Sex is bound to happen in hostels, especially party hostels. Paris is no exception.
If you choose to take part, be respectful and try to do it in the right way. Avoid small rooms and common areas, and opt for laundry rooms or rooftops. Be sure to use a condom, this is why it should be on everyones packing list. Actually, some party hostels even offer free condoms for customers! Just another perk unique to hostels.
Oh, and keep in mind: many hostels have cameras. Make sure you check this before getting started…
Read: Sex in Hostels – The 10 Do’s and Dont’s
Paris is HUGE – Where Should I Go?
As we’re sure you can tell from reading through our recommendations for the best hostels in Paris, the city is huge and you will find yourself covering quite a lot of ground getting from one place to the next.
So, where is worth visiting? Well, in Paris, many places! We’ll give you a breakdown of where to go and what to see to help plan your trip.
You can’t go to Paris without visiting the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dam, Sacre Couer, Champs-Elysee, Museé d’Orsay, the Louvre… OK, you get the picture. But really, Paris’ main attractions are genuinely worth visiting during your time in the city.
We’ve grouped together some of the best sights to see in Paris, based on location, to help you plan your time in the City of Lights.
Group 1: Mona Lisa, Beautiful Gardens, & River Walks
In the 1st arrondissement of Paris, you’ll find the Louvre Museum and Tuileries Garden just a short walk from the iconic Pont des Arts bridge (love lock bridge) and the river Seine.
After you’ve taken in the art spanning throughout the Louvre, have a picnic by a fountain in the Tuileries Garden before making your way down to the embankment for a sunset stroll alongside the Seine.
You can span this out across the whole day, or get up early to accomplish it by early afternoon.
Group 2: Parisien Buzz & Glistening Lights
Depending on your time in Paris, you could fit this in after visiting the sights in group one. But, if you have the luxury of time to explore, then don’t rush!
Arrive via Metro to the Champs-Élysée where you’ll get a true feel of the Parisien buzz. Think NYC 5th Avenue vibes mixed with the elegance of France! Walk down the busy shopping street before you’re met with insane traffic circling the Arc de Triomphe, another of Paris’ famous sights.
You can spend as little or as long as you’d like here. You can pace the Champs-Élysée and move on after snapping a photo at the Arc de Triomphe, or take a leisurely stroll as you hop from shop to shop.
Whatever you decide, make your way to the Eiffel Tower to end the day. Try and get there a couple of hours before sunset to allow for the queues, then take the lift (or stairs, if you’re brave enough) and take in the extensive views of Paris from one of the world’s most iconic structures as the sun sets.
Group 3: History Meets Art
Start your day in Paris’ Latin Quarter, where you’ll find plenty of great cafes, restaurants, and bookshops. This is Paris’ student hub, and you can feel the buzz in the atmosphere.
Notre Dam is less than a 10-minute walk from the Latin Quarter. Take a short walk across the Seine and make your way to the iconic cathedral and embrace your inner-Esméralda (or Quasimodo!).
This shouldn’t take more than one morning. Spend your afternoon in the charming Montmarte, an authentic village at the top of a hill and Paris’ artist district. With cobbled streets filled with paintings, you really will feel like you’re walking through a storybook.
Towering over Montmarte’s quaint streets is the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, the iconic Roman Catholic Church. The views here are amazing and are really worth the 30-minute (approx) Metro ride from Notre Dame. There are lots of nice coffee shops and bars huddling the streets to enjoy a cold drink whilst you sightsee.
Whilst you’re in Montmartre, end your day at the Moulin Rouge! Paris’ famous cabaret puts on a show every evening, two shows on weekends. You can choose between a dine-in option or just the show, and you’ll leave Paris knowing you embraced all it has to offer.
Ready to explore the City of Lights?
Now it’s time to book that ticket and explore all of Paris’ charm! Our recommendations for the best hostels in Paris are some of the most affordable options in the city, plus good hygiene, access, and vibes. We know you’ll enjoy your trip as much as we did.
What about the cheapest hostels in Paris?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels.
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 listing by price
Simple as that.
Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tell you exactly which website is cheaper to use.
Our Tip: Check exactly what is included, and what is excluded. Check as well the location. A further location might mean more money for transport.
Good to know: There are even special discount codes that we only share in this newsletter!
How to book?
The two most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. They list both numerous hostels and cheap accommodations. We wrote here a detailed guide on the best booking sites for hostels.
The coolest App for Hostels comes as well from Hostelworld. It comes with super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand and make plans together.
All that being said, we highly recommend checking out Hostelz.com before making your final reservation. It is a hostel price comparison. Add your destination and dates, and it will tell you the cheapest places to book your hostel.
We wrote a guide with our 15 best tips to book hostels.
Our Favorite Hostels in Paris put on a map + sights
Let us have a look at the map. As promised, below, we list all party hostels and the best hostels in Paris on a map.
Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.
We’ve marked them as follows:
- Sights to Visit: Blue
- Best Airbnbs in Paris: Green
- More Cool Hostels: Orange
- Top Party Hostels: Purple
- 3 Best Paris Hostels: Pink
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Our Insider Tips
As mentioned in the beginning, this guide is an extension of our article “best hostels in Paris“. Here we share the absolute best ones:
- Generator Paris – best for solo-travelers
- Les Piaules – top pick for couples
- St. Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord – great for party
In this article, we go more into detail about
What are the best party hostels in Paris?
The best party hostels in Paris are:
What is the best cheap party hostels in Paris?
The cheapest party hostel in Paris is Generator Party Hostel Paris.
How much do party hostels in Paris cost?
The hostel rates will vary depending on location, amenities, and time of year. On average, the price of a hostel in Paris is $40 to $115 per night.
Are party hostels in Paris safe?
There is no doubt that Paris is a relatively safe place for travelers in general. In any major city, you should keep your wits about you to avoid being taken advantage of.
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Paris for nightlife and party.
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Last note: Our commitment
This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what. At Hostelgeeks we will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by.
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