If you’re looking for the best way to meet like-minded travellers in Paris while also cutting down on your expenses, hostels are the way to go. From the quaint cobblestone streets of Montmartre to the cool street art hotspot of Belleville, here’s our pick of the best hostels in the French capital.
Hidden away in a quiet, cute courtyard in the 20th arrondissement, just a 20-minute walk from the famous Grands Boulevards, is The Loft; here you can tuck into a croissant and coffee every morning like a true Parisian. It’s a great place to mingle and meet with other travellers in a calmer setting. There might not be many parties here, as it doubles up as a hotel too, but the nearby Rue de Belleville offers a lively stretch of bars and nightlife in case you find yourself wanting a wilder evening of fun.
The quaint district of Montmartre is one of the most beautiful places to stay in Paris, and Le Village Montmartre makes a great base to explore. As soon as you step out of this hostel, it feels as though you’ve walked straight into Amélie, which was filmed in these very cobblestone streets. The highlight of this adults-only hostel is how close it’s located to the legendary Sacré-Coeur, which looms in the background just a seven-minute walk away.