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 + things to do.
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.)
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)
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).
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