An affordable, friendly, and fun hostel stay at an unbeatable location in Paris allows guests to discover all that Paris has to offer, in a warm, community setting. These 5 best hostels in Paris, all near the city center, encourage friendships and fun on your trip to the dazzling City of Lights.
Just 5 minutes from the Latin Quarter, Oops is one of Paris’s most popular hostels, located in the nice, quiet area of Les Gobelins in the 13th arrondissement. Contemporary design and uncompromising comfort combine with the playful pop-rock style of distinctly themed floors. Stroll the Quai, just 20 minutes away, where artists paint along the banks of the River Seine.
Meet bright-eyed travelers from around the world at this outstanding backpacker’s hostel in the Latin Quarter. Be charmed by the liveliness of this historical Parisian student neighborhood by staying in Young and Happy, the first independent youth hostel in Paris. Enjoy the spiral staircase and cave with exposed stone walls in this picturesque 18th-century building. Located right on the lively Rue Mouffetard and a three-minute walk from the open-air market at Place Monge, there is plenty to explore in the neighborhood.
Settle into the neighborhood Picasso called home in this boutique hostel in Montmartre. Contemporary furniture and splashes of color create a modern European vibe at Plug-Inn. Stay connected with the free WiFi offered throughout Plug-Inn, and enjoy the perks of this intimate, yet social hostel, as friendly staff helps you make the most of your stay. Discover restaurants, bars, trendy shops along the streets and imagine yourself walking in the footsteps of the iconic artists who inhabited Montmartre in years gone by.
4. 3 Ducks
The oldest private hostel in Paris, 3 Ducks Boutique Hostel and Bar has housed world-travelers in the 15th arrondissement since 1987. Bright colors and a chic cozy design combined with urban style pop art gives a warm welcome to hostel guests. Check-in at the bar and revisit it later for your choice of over 30 beers, or a quality cocktail. Only 15 minutes from the Eiffel Tower, and five minutes from the Beaugrenelle center, 3 Ducks is in a good location just around the corner from the Rue du Commerce, a bustling street with clothing boutiques, bakeries, cheese shops, and wine stores. Just a one-minute walk from the Commerce and the Felix Faure Metro stops, 3 Ducks puts you in the perfect spot in Paris.
Village offers a friendly and warm environment for guests. Wooden floors and exposed rafters create a homey vibe in this quintessential French hostel. Socialize with other globetrotters in the Game Zone, and later cook a meal with new friends in the fully stocked, modern kitchen. Admire the close-up view of the Sacre Coeur outside your dormitory window. And make sure to get out and explore Montmartre through bohemian art. When you come back you can relax with a cup of coffee on the hostel’s sunny, green terrace.