5 Star Hostels in France

Bon jour! and welcome to the best Hostels in France. This list will help you backpacking France like a boss. We found many fantastic hostels from Paris to the north Lille and the south beautiful cities of Lyon, and Nice.

Are these the best Hostels in France?


The quality of hostels in France varies a lot. You can find really worn-out, old hostels up to absolutely incredible places like Georges Hostel in Sète.

In this list we give you a wide range of hostels; from out-standing design hostels to Backpacker and Party Hostels. All are great! Just choose the right hostel for your own travel style.

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In this map we show all 5 Star Hostels and destinations we cover. Please zoom in to France and area to have a closer look.

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We only pick the #1 hostel for all destinations.

We unbox the hostels and check all their pros and cons. For each destination, there can be only 1 hostel a 5 Star-Awarded Hostel. This is your shortcut to your hostel-picks, saving you lots of time in your accommodation research.

And for sure, it gives you the security of a top-hostel choice without any bad surprises.

Update: We now cover as well curated 3-best hostels guides to cities like London, Barcelona, and Prague.

How to book Hostels in France?

In every destination guide and hostel review we give you the options to book (Hostelgeeks does not offer a booking service).

All 5 Star Hostels are cheaper when booking through the official website. We give you the direct access so you can save some travel-money. Hurray!

For the other hostel-destination guides we give you the most popular booking platforms, and ways to get better prices. The websites are:

Read our guide on how to book hostels (with websites to use)

Hostel Guide

We know so many hostels in Europe, we actually stayed in so so many hostels across the world. We are traveling non-stop since 2007, discovering coolest places around. Therefore, we decided to put together this list of great Italian Hostels.

And not just that.

We also created a big guide to Hostels.

We will show you how to book your hostel in a smart way, what to take into account and more smart tips.

Here you find ALL our articles about hostels.

List of the Best hostels in France

Enough of that. Let’s jump right into the cool hostels.

Best hostel in Sète: Georges Hostel&Café

Best hostel in Sète: Georges Hostel&Café

Boasting a shared gorgeous café, a lounge and free WiFi, Georges Hostel & Café in Sète would not leave you indifferent.

Enjoy your time at the terrace, chill out on the common area or just try to cook something in the well-equipped kitchen.

If you want to socialize with locals, head to the g(e)orgeous on-site Café.

The desing at Georges Hostel will make you say O-là-là more times that you expect.

Georges Hostel&Café is located in an historic building in the heart of the city center, just 2 streets from the canals.

Did you know that Sète has canals, (like Venice?) It has just 2 big canals, but they are really pretty and not busy at all.

  • Dorm beds start from 18€/ night
  • Private rooms start from 30€/ night

Compare prices at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Best hostel in Mont-Saint-Michell: Edd Hostel

Best hostel in Bretagne: Edd Hostel

Located between Saint-Malo and Mont-Saint-Michel, you will find this new beautifully design hostel, Edd hostel.

The beds are good and comes with curtains, which will give you privacy. The rooms are big and carefully design.

You will also find a cozy common area to meet other travelers, even outside the hostel people like to hang out and meet. Lay on the grass and enjoy the summer days in la Bretagne.

The hostel is very near the train station, which is perfect to explore Saint Malo and Mont-Saint-Michel.

  • Dorm beds start from 25€/ night
  • Private rooms start from 55€/ night

Compare prices at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Best hostel in Avignon: HO36

Best hostel in Avignon: HO36

Comfy and spacious rooms, plus cool common areas housing a snooker table, library and live concerts. Join the in-house hostel bar and taste local products and drinks from 1€.

When in Avignon, this is the #1 place to enjoy a good time with a local vibe and friendly, homey attitude.

HO36 is located in an historic building inthe heart of the old city, a few min walking from the main sights in Avignon.

  • Dorm beds start from 16€/ night
  • Private rooms start from 21€/ night

Compare prices at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Best Hostel in Marseille: Hostel Vertigo Vieux Port
Best Hostel in Marseille: Hostel Vertigo Vieux Port

Old style kind of hostel! Recently renovated, Hostel Vertigo Vieux Port team tried to maintain the vintage vibe that the building offered, including briquette flooring and large beams.

The hostel offers large rooms, and they all come with ensuite facilities, so do not worry about crossing the whole hostel with your towel on.

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They have multicultural, open-minded staff. Russian, American, Colombian, Polish, Chinese, Italian, Spanish and French.

What about the location?

Centrally located at the old port and 3 min to the closest metro stop (Metro Vieux Port). You will reach most of the main attractions on foot and for the rest, you have a very complete metro and bus system to get around.

  • Dorm beds start from 17€/ night
  • Private rooms start from 42€/ night

Compare prices at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Best hostel in Nice: Villa Saint ExuperyBest hostel in Nice: Villa Saint Exupery

Upscale facilities, welcoming environment and a unique experience. Villa Saint Exupery is a social and stylish hostel with a beachy air. The hostel includes free wi , computers, towels, and even a gym and sauna.

All rooms come with A/C which is recommended for the summer season in south France.

Enjoy the numerous common rooms, TV lounge and huge bar & cafe with daily happy hour.

If that’s not enough, there are great activities and a free walking tour to make sure you connect with other travelers. Take advantage of that!

Villa Saint Exupery is in the heart of Nice, 2 min to the main square, the beach and the Old Town. Don’t forget your towel on your way to the beach.

  • Dorm beds start from 15€/ night
  • Private rooms start from 25€/ night

Compare prices at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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Hostel Packing List

Okay, after finding all these super cool places, it’s time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack.

Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you need to pack.

The main things to pack are:

Read the full packing list here.

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Staying up to date

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