Ouch. You’re Poor. We get it. That usually sucks, except when it comes to Parisian hostels. The true epitome of ballin’ on a budget, but with these Parisian hostels you won’t have to sacrifice comfort and style for price. Whether you’re traveling with a group of your besties or rolling solo, they have room options to accommodate all your needs, including on-site entertainment (hello rooftop bar at the Generator!). 

While you’re at it, poor-ing that is, check out our list of free museums and cheap but chic restos.


Walk into con­tem­po­rary cool with this hos­tel where they offer a ground floor café and can­teen, an under­ground club for easy after-hours par­ty­ing, and a rooftop bar boast­ing views of the Sacré Coeur. There’s a lit­tle bit of every­thing here, but don’t be lazy. Head out­side into Canal St. Mar­tin neigh­bor­hood to get your full fix of Paris with hip gal­leries, hip bou­tiques, hip cafés, and of course, hip peo­ple. Eas­i­ly choose between pri­vate accom­mo­da­tions or shared spaces to fit your bud­get because the more you save here, the more you have to spend on cock­tails on the ter­race of Chez Prune.

ADDRESS: 9–11 Place du Colonel Fabi­en (10th arr.)

MÉTRO: Colonel Fabi­en (line 2)

DEETS: hos­tel, pri­vate rooms, shared rooms, com­mon spaces, rooftop bar, café and can­teen, base­ment club

Les Piaules Belleville

As a hos­tel and bar in the some­what grit­ty-yet-cool Paris East, Les Piaules Belleville has easy access to nightlife (aka no 30 minute walk to pub­lic trans­porta­tion in heels, thank you) and is in an inter­est­ing loca­tion for day time adven­tures, espe­cial­ly if you like street art as Belleville is Paris’ open-air street art gallery. With cus­tom designed “bunk beds,” this hos­tel has rev­o­lu­tion­ized shared sleep­ing spaces to feel more com­fort­able and pri­vate, and if you’re the extro­vert of the group, the com­mon spaces are great to grab a pint, meet new friends, and have a mid-after­noon moment before you head out again.

Les Piaules Belleville

ADDRESS: 59 Boule­vard de Belleville (11th arr.)

MÉTRO: Belleville (lines 2, 11) or Couronnes (line 2)


Les Piaules Nation 12

ADDRESS: 28 bis place de la Nation (12th arr.)

MÉTRO: Nation (l. 1,2,6, 9, or RER A)

DEETS: hos­tel, bar and restau­rant, down­town, pri­vate rooms, shared rooms

St. Christopher’s Inns

Not only do St. Christo­pher’s Inns have accom­mo­da­tions with options any­where from shared spaces to pri­vate rooms, they also offer a vari­ety of activ­i­ties such as bar crawls and walk­ing tours to get you out of your room (they’re only meant for sleep­ing, hel­lo!!). At the Gare Du Nord loca­tion, enjoy their buzzing bar for a burg­er or a round of beer pong. Stay at the Paris Canal loca­tion and enjoy immac­u­late and cov­et­ed views of the Canal Saint Mar­tin from their bar while eat­ing break­fast or down­ing evening cock­tails with your, uh, new room­mates. Plus, book direct­ly for free break­fast (insert eyes emo­ji here).

Gare Du Nord

ADDRESS: 5 Rue de Dunkerque (10th arr.)

MÉTRO: Gare du Nord (lines 4, 5)


In Paris Canal

ADDRESS: 159 Rue de Crimée (19th arr.)

MÉTRO: Riquet (line 7)

DEETS: free break­fast, pri­vate rooms, shared rooms, bar and restau­rant, free activities

Jo & Joe Paris

Giv­ing you street art vibes from the moment you enter, Jo & Joe Paris Gen­til­ly is a relaxed space where the bud­get-con­scious cool kids decide to hang. Locat­ed just out­side the city, you can choose between sleep­ing in a 12 per­son dor­mi­to­ry, a pri­vate room, or their atyp­i­cal accom­mo­da­tion (think: mini, per­son­al indoor cab­in) and enjoy their court­yard gar­den for home­made meals and cock­tails. At the Paris Nation loca­tion in the 20th arrondisse­ment, enjoy the same accom­mo­da­tion choic­es but throw in a lit­tle bit of spice with a new­ly ren­o­vat­ed rooftop lounge with a large, wind­ing seat­ing arrange­ment and cock­tail shack.

Jo & Joe Paris Gentilly

ADDRESS: 89–93 Avenue Paul Vail­lant Cou­turi­er, 94250 Gen­til­ly, France

MÉTRO: Gen­til­ly (RER B)


Jo & Joe Paris Nation 

ADDRESS: 61 rue de Buzen­val (20th arr.)

MÉTRO: Buzen­val (line 9) or Avron (line 2)

DEETS: restau­rant, pri­vate rooms, shared rooms, atyp­i­cal accom­mo­da­tion, gar­den, rooftop bar, restaurant

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