This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Paris.
The city of love beckons, but you don’t have to be on the hunt for romance to visit France’s capital city, Paris, Île-de-France, France. And luckily for bargain-hunters, the popularity of Paris as a tourist destination means it is well catered for in terms of Paris, Île-de-France, France hostels available. The strong infiltration of hostels in Paris, Île-de-France, France, also means there are options for every budget and taste -- whether you want to stay in a flash hostel in Paris, Île-de-France, France for a little extra or whether you want a basic Paris, Île-de-France, France hostel room for a low price. You can choose hostels in Paris, Île-de-France, France, near train stations or the tourist sites, depending on what’s most convenient for you. Summer is the most popular period for visiting Paris, so obviously hostel prices will reflect that; if you want to get a cheaper deal on a Paris, Île-de-France, France hostel bed, try visiting in the colder, off-peak months.
There is an endless list of things to do and sites to see in Paris. The Eiffel Tower should be at the top of your list, followed closely by the Louvre, Notre Dame, the River Seine, and the Arc de Triomphe. These are just some of the many, many beautiful buildings that make Paris a shining star internationally. It’s also rich in history, with many museums and palaces and gorgeous surviving architecture that are all worth your taking more than a passing glimpse.
France is also famous for its cuisine, so don’t forget to try some its specialties. If you’re brave, you can get a taste of frogs’ legs or snails. Sweet-tooths should try a macaron here -- they are pure bliss.
This city is also know as one of the main destinations for fashion so shop ’til you drop (or at least window-shop and pretend you can afford some of the stunning French designer wear).
Paris is beautiful year-round but it also has many events at different periods. If one of them tickles your fancy, you should make sure to time your visit well so you can check it out. For example, the Christmas Markets will get you in a festive mood, and for sports fanatics, the Tour De France should not be missed.
In terms of getting around, Paris makes it easy, with a metro going to the majority of places you’d want to visit. There are also bus stops (including cheap intercity buses) and train stations and Eurostar to make arriving a breeze and to assist you in getting to your next destination. You can even rent a bike or walk the gorgeous history-filled streets.
Written by local enthusiast for Paris hostelsErin