Traveling when you are young is something we all long to do, but cannot always afford. Whether its college trips with friends or backpacking solo, many young people travel in search of adventure and experience, but unfortunately cannot always afford a luxury stay. Thankfully, there are a lot of affordable youth hostels in Paris, often with a price from approximately $30 a night. Paris has quite a large youth community, and the city is filled with locations such as bars, cafes, and concert venues that cater towards the younger generation. Youth hostels can also be added to the list of great locations for younger tourists, with many offering bars, food, and even balconies to support social gatherings.
First, and most highly rated, are the hostels that offer restaurants, bars, and even small, affordable, convenient, supermarkets. Many of these hostels are located in great locations, surrounded by cafes and various museums that can be enjoyed by young tourists. If not in the center of a bustling part of Paris, youth hostels are located right next to metro stops that can take you anywhere in the city, whether that’s popular tourist spots, or other locations off the beaten track.
Generator Paris is an amazing spot that appeals to the younger, youth generation. Equipped with a small supermarket, restaurant, hang out areas with TV’s and ping pong tables, and best of all, a rooftop bar. Generator is perfect for those looking for a modern yet trendy location, with its efficiently styled, yet spacious rooms accompanied by skylight eating areas and warm string light bar. Depending on the room requested, prices start at 22 Euros and go up depending on size. The private rooms in Generator are definitely much more expensive, but if looking to stay in a hostel, shared room style place, Generator Paris offers rooms at great prices, not to mention the other facilities that add to your experience.
Les Piaules is a very trendy hostel with a great location, surrounded by bars and cafes in the youth-oriented Belleville. This hostel offers sizable shared rooms in comfortable living spaces for very reasonable pricing, starting at 25.30 Euros. Along with housing, this hostel includes a bar, café, restaurant and an outdoor terrace. Les Piaules also has the benefit of being right next to the historical center of Paris, and provides on-site experts on the city of Paris that guests can talk to in order to find the best locations to visit.
Secondly, are the even cheaper hostels, which also have great accommodation but guests will need to look elsewhere for food and bars, which is a great opportunity to explore that city of Paris outside the living space.
Le Regent Montmartre
Le Regent Montmartre is a great hostel if you are looking for affordable rooms near a variety of restaurants and other social spaces. With rooms starting at 21 Euros a night, one is really getting their money worth at Le Regent Montmartre being right next to a metro stop and surrounded by entertainment. If you stay here you definitely will not be disappointed with you stay, and will find the great location and comfortable rooms a pleasant surprise for such a great price.
Le Montclair Montmartre
Le Montclair Montmartre is a great hostel also located in Montmartre near a variety of restaurants and museums. Starting at 20 Euros a night, with this hostel you are definitely getting your money’s worth, for it has great hangout spaces equipped with board games and TV’s, perfect for young groups of travelers. Being in such a great part of Paris, guests are guaranteed to find things to do and eat close to home.
Christopher’s Inn Canal
Lastly, St. Christopher’s Inn is in a beautiful location next to the St. Martin Canal. Although this hostel does not have a café or restaurant, it does have an outdoor terrace, great for social gatherings during the summer, as well as food provided at a discount at a neighboring restaurant. This hostel is the cheapest option, starting at 14.90 Euros a night. With this price, along with the spacious rooms and amenities offered, you are getting a great deal at a great location.
Students are constantly struggling to find housing abroad that is worth their money. For those that cannot stay in five star hotels, these hostels located around Paris are great options for young people looking for places to stay while exploring all the city has to offer.