You are looking for hostels in Île-de-France? Good news, you have come to the right place.
On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Île-de-France hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Île-de-France.
All Cities in Île-de-France
We list every single hostel in Île-de-France and the world. In total, we have 16 cities in Île-de-France for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.
Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.
Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Île-de-France. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.
Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Île-de-France
Île-de-France is a region in northern France. Although the smallest of the 18 French regions, it has the most hostels because Île-de-France includes Paris. There are two international airports and a variety of ground transportation to choose from.
France in general can be an expensive country to visit and Île-de-France certainly does not disprove this! Everything, particularly in tourist areas, can be pricey, but it's also possible to make a visit more affordable. The best money-saving tactic is to stay in hostels. Several Île-de-France cities have a hostel, and there are hundreds of hostel options in the Paris metropolitan area. You can choose to stay close to central Paris to be near the action, or choose a hostel on the Parisian outskirts or even another city and rely on public transportation or a car rental. If you walk or use public transportation (especially the metro system), and opt for grocery stores and street food above sit-down restaurants, you'll find that Île-de-France can be done on somewhat of a budget.
The climate of Île-de-France varies by season, being hot in the summer and cold in the winter, with snow being fairly rare. It is largely flat with a few hills. In fact, Paris itself only has one hill in the entire city, the Montmarte.
Most attractions will be found in Paris. The Notre Dame Cathedral is a French favorite. The Arc de Triomphe can be appreciated on so many levels, from history to art to architecture. Moulin Rouge is a popular place to see a show. If you plan your trip accordingly, you could be in the area to enjoy an event such as Bastille Day or Le Tour de France. For a change of pace, a popular past time is picnicking in on of the many parks. Of course, no one can forget the international symbol, the Eiffel Tower!
Outside of Paris, Île-de-France offers few things to see and do, but what is offered is worth the trip. Disneyland Paris is located in Marne-la-Vallée. It is the most visited theme park in all of Europe, and offers some rides and attractions that are not found in other Disney parks. Versailles is a well-known day trip, especially the palace of Marie Antoinette.
Whether you go to Île-de-France for the dazzle of Paris or a change of pace, this is a region that should be included in every trip to France!
Handwritten by local expert for Île-de-France hostels Jessica Lippe
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You could stay in Paris forever — if you can afford to — and still not get enough. I ran the whole time day and night and did not see the half of it. And remember, please at least try to speak a little French and you will be surprised how pleasant Parisians will be—don’t try and you will experience the …
FAQ on Hostels in Île-de-France
There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:
Finding Hostels and Prices
What hostel booking sites are best to use?
There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.
This is where Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.
For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.
How much are hostels in Île-de-France?
Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.
You can search for exacty hostel prices in Île-de-France here on Hostelz.com. Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.
When to book hostels?
If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.
Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.
What to pack when staying in hostels?
There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.