Ideal for individuals, groups of friends, classes and families youth hostels are an interesting alternative to hotels, furnished rooms and guest houses, in terms of sociability and budget especially youth hostels in Paris which can be an expensive city.
Youth hostels, or "Auberge de jeunesse" are they are called in Paris are accommodations where you can sleep in dorm rooms (mixed or not) with shared bathrooms. If you want a little bit of privacy while still being on a budget you can book a double room or a quadruple room for you and the people you are traveling with. Youth hostels offer a basic comfort (wifi, reception desk, shared kitchen and common area, game nights..)for a cheap price. People come here for the price but also for the atmosphere and the mimimum of comfort which is now popular among new generations with backpacking around Europe being a dream for many.
The northern arrondissements of Paris and the eastern suburbs have a large variety of hostels.Check the list and map below to find the hostel that suits you best.
You'll find hostels near Gare du Nord, Canal Saint-Martin, La Villette or Belleville. A few of our recommendation are the youth hostel the d'Artagnan, at the gates of Paris, the youth hostel Yves Robert in an eco-district or the trendy Generator Hostel Paris.
Hostels get booked quite fast because not only backpackers go there, people from all background and all ages go to hostel to live a unique experience, and share a little bit of their time with their roommates and other occupants. You sleep together, eat together, go out together, it is the place to create lifelong friendships.
Book your stay as soon as possible – especially if you are coming with your family or a friends group as spots go fast !
Each hostel is different from the other, you'll need to be prepared and ask a few questions beforehand in order to prepare your stay: 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, if there are lockers and if yes do they provide locks? Ask about closing times, etc. and don’t forget to bring your own toiletries and towels as most hostels won't provide that.
Whether you are looking for peace and quiet or a DJ evening, ask what the ambiance will be like when making your reservation.