Ideal for individuals, groups, discovery classes, and becoming increasingly popular with families and business tourists, the youth hostels in Paris are an interesting alternative to hotels, furnished rooms and guest houses, in terms of sociability and budget.
Paris youth hostels, that are more commonly known as hostels, propose sleeping in dormitories (mixed or not) but also in double or quadruple rooms. Youth hostels offer a basic comfort for a cheap price. New technology has invested these establishments. People come here for the price but also for the atmosphere and the mimimum of comfort now popular with a new generation of travellers, appropriate plugs for mobiles close at hand and close to the pillow !
The northeastern districts and Paris suburbs offer a vast choice of hostels. Check the map below and the list of the best Paris hostels.
You'll find hostels near Gare du Nord, Canal Saint-Martin, La Villette or Belleville. Discover also the Centre de Séjours d'Aubervilliers éthic étapes Eugène Hénaf, the youth hostel the d'Artagnan, at the gates of Paris, the youth hostel Yves Robert in an eco-district or indeed the trendy Generator Hostel Paris that opened in 2015.
The hostels are snatched up fast. It is not only the meeting place for backpackers but a genuine gathering of all ages and conditions combined. You sleep together, eat together, it is the place to be for certain enthusiasts for this kind of accommodation, for meeting and sharing.
Think of reserving your room as quickly as possible – especially if you are coming with family or group !
A minimum of preparation is essential for your stay in a Paris youth hostel : remember to ask if sheets cost extra, if sleeping bags are allowed, if single rooms are possible, reduced mobility accessible, canteen time-table or if the kitchen is available, lockers, closing times, etc. and don’t forget to bring your own toiletries and towels.
Whether you are looking for peace and quiet or a DJ evening, ask what the ambiance will be like when making your reservation.