Les Piaules is a lively hostel and bar located in the cool 11th arrondissement of Paris. The general surroundings might seem a little rough around the edges at first glance, but it’s one of the friendliest, most open-minded spots in town. The vibrant street art and graffiti adds an unexpected dimension to the metro station name called ‘Belleville’ (beautiful city) too. There are regular live music events, downstairs parties, and easy links to a range of attractions that includes the Picasso Museum, Place des Vosges, Opera Bastille, Museum Georges Pompidou and Forum des Halles, which is great for shopping. Because of the diversity of this eclectic neighbourhood, Les Piaules is one of the best places in Paris to enjoy world food with a variety of Thai, Chinese, and Japanese food options on its doorstep.