Hostels in City Centre, Paris

Hostels near City Centre

# Sorted in order of distance from City Centre

Hostels in Paris

MIJE Hostel - Maubuisson

4è - Marais
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 0.5 km / 0.3 miles
MIJE Hostel Maubuisson is part of 3 hostels in the Marais District. All three hostels date back to the 17th century and are open throughout the year. They have over 400 beds between them, making … More

MIJE Marais

4è - Marais
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 0.8 km / 0.5 miles
Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller
This beautiful hostel boasts 400 beds spread over private and shared dorms (up to 10 people). Although basic, the rooms are spacious and come with big lockers. A free continental breakfast is … More
from $23.41
Distance to City Centre: 1.1 km / 0.7 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…We have dormitories with shared bathrooms and also other with private bathrooms. The People Paris Marais offers a daily french breakfast. The city centre is situated 2.3 km from The People … More
from $29.23

Young & Happy Latin Quarter by Hiphophostels

5è - Latin Quarter
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 1.2 km / 0.8 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
This 18th-century building is home to an underground common room, complete with vaulted ceilings and foosball. The onsite bar is where you can join some fun events and meet people. There’s … More
from $22.20

Bed & Breakfast Hostel

2è - Bourse/Opéra Area
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 1.9 km / 1 miles
This cosy hostel is a cheerful hideaway in the very heart of Paris. The owner is very involved with guests and speaks many languages. All ages are welcome, as well as families and groups. It’s … More

Hostel Blue Planet

12è - Vincennes/Gare de Lyon Area
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 2.1 km / 1 miles
"…The rooms were clean and the breakfast was basic but good. Very organised and friendly. They lock up your small valuables free of charge and there is no cerfew! Some rooms even have there own … More

Oops! Latin quarter by Hiphophostels

13è - Chinatown Area
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 2.2 km / 1 miles
Solo Traveller

Looking for hostel accommodation in Paris? Rest assured your search ends at the Oops Design Hostel. The rooms are artfully decorated and include a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom fitted … More

from $21.29

Auberge Internationale des Jeunes

11è - Bastille/République Area
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 2.2 km / 1 miles
This cool hostel in the Bastille district is ideal for young travellers (18-30). Tell tales of the night before over your free breakfast, or enjoy a sleep in - cleaning doesn’t commence until … More
from $17.84

Absolute Paris Hostel

11è - Bastille/République Area
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 2.2 km / 1 miles
Family-Friendly Hostel
Absolute is a bright hostel thanks to the unique decor in each room. The shared dorms come with just 3 (single) beds and a spacious bathroom. Super cool! Breakfast is free and includes freshly made … More
from $29.00

FIAP Paris

14è - Montparnasse Area
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 2.7 km / 2 miles
Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller
On a budget? FIAP Jean Monnet is central, fun and affordable. Start the day with a free breakfast, and get to know people in the bar, outdoor terrace and two onsite restaurants. There are even two … More
from $22.03
Distance to City Centre: 2.9 km / 2 miles
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Boutique Hostel
Les Piaules has been built in a renovated art deco building that wonderfully embodies the spirit of Paris.  The rooftop views are marvelous - look at iconic monuments as you sip your coffee. … More
from $21.10

Hostel Madrigal

14è - Montparnasse Area
Distance to City Centre: 2.9 km / 2 miles
Couples Female Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
This stylish boutique hostel is your modern home-away-from-home. The gorgeous hostel dog will make a fuss of you when you arrive, if you let him. Chic rooms are comfortable, clean and full of … More
from $31.82

St Christopher's Inn Paris - Gare du Nord

10è - Gare du Nord/l'Est Area
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 3 km / 2 miles
Female Solo Traveller Groups (10+ people) Party Hostel Solo Traveller
This award winning hostel has 3 bars, chill-out room with a football table and an internet café – sounds tempting right? You can get access to lockers in rooms, towel rental is possible … More
from $15.01
Distance to City Centre: 3 km / 2 miles
Family-Friendly Hostel
Enjoy Hostel is modern, with ensuite rooms and staff at hand 24-hours a day. It’s situated in a lively district, for those that want to be immersed in the Parisian lifestyle. Shared dorms are … More
from $14.64


19è - Buttes Chaumont Area
Distance to City Centre: 3.2 km / 2 miles
Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
The Generator Paris is a lively designer hostel with amazing rooms decorated in a modern style - each provides air conditioning, bed linen and a private bathroom with a shower. Get ready for drinks … More
from $16.08

Adveniat Paris

7è - Eiffel Tower Area
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 3.2 km / 2 miles
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
Adveniat Paris is managed by a Catholic religious community, the Augustinians of the Assumption. There is a mix of male and female dorms with 6 beds, plus family rooms. Breakfast is included here. … More
from $26.06

Le Regent Montmartre by Hiphophostels

18è - Montmartre Area
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 3.3 km / 2 miles
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
Here is a rock ‘n’ roll themed hostel with fun nightly events. Kick off your evening with a free welcome shot at the bar, or daydream from the comfort of a big bean bag in the relaxation … More
from $18.19

Le Village Montmartre by Hiphophostels

18è - Montmartre Area
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 3.4 km / 2 miles
Older travelers (+50)

Start your day on the sunny terrace with jaw-dropping views of the Sacré Coeur, while enjoying a Parisian breakfast, or share a meal in the cozy dining room. A fully equipped kitchen is … More

from $20.86
Distance to City Centre: 3.5 km / 2 miles
Family-Friendly Hostel
"…Coffice Paris offers express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a garden, free Wi-Fi throughout the property and a terrace. The property is around 5 km from Luxembourg Gardens, 5 km … More
from $12.47

Aloha Eiffel Tower by Hiphophostels

15è - Montparnasse/Eiffel Tower Area
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 3.5 km / 2 miles
Family-Friendly Hostel
Aloha has the power to make you feel at home very quickly. Start the day with a free breakfast of blueberry pancakes, and in the evening enjoy budget-friendly drinks at the bar and a game or two of … More
from $19.78

Hostels in Paris, France

40 hostels available. Prices start from $33.00 for a dorm bed.

Backpackers' Guide to City Center Hostels

Welcome to the captivating city of Paris, a top-priority for every backpacker's checklist.

When planning your stay in the City of Lights, finding affordable accommodations becomes a priority. Obviously, this is why you are looking for hostels in the city center of Paris. While City Center Paris may be renowned for its charm and convenience, is it truly the best choice for budget-conscious travelers?

In this article, we'll explore whether staying in the city center is ideal for backpackers, and we'll highlight the importance of finding a cool hostel with a good price.

Let's dive in and uncover the secrets of exploring Paris on a budget!

Defining the City Center of Paris

Firstly, where exactly is the city center of Paris?

The absolute city center is a vast area, and opinions may vary on its exact boundaries. However, for the purposes of this article, we'll focus on the arrondissements located within the first four “circles” or arrondissements, namely 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

This zone encompasses some of the most iconic landmarks, vibrant streets, and lively neighborhoods that Paris has to offer.

Pros of Staying in the City Center of Paris

1. Unparalleled Convenience:

One of the most significant advantages of staying in the city center is the proximity to major attractions. Imagine stepping out of your hostel and finding yourself just a stone's throw away from world-renowned landmarks like the Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the charming Ile de la Cité.

Everything is within easy reach, saving you precious time and energy.

2. Immersed in Parisian Life:

City Center Paris exudes an unmistakable Parisian charm.

The narrow, picturesque streets lined with cafés, boutiques, and art galleries beckon you to explore. By staying in this vibrant area, you'll be fully immersed in the local culture, observing the rhythm of Parisian life up close.

3. Excellent Connectivity:

The city center is exceptionally well-connected, making it a breeze to navigate Paris.

The metro stations are abundant, offering quick and convenient transportation to other parts of the city. Whether you're venturing to Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower, or the Champs-Élysées, the extensive public transportation network ensures hassle-free exploration.

4. Eclectic Dining and Entertainment:

Food lovers will be delighted to discover the plethora of dining options available in the city center.

From Michelin-starred restaurants to cozy cafés, the culinary scene caters to every palate. Additionally, the area offers a wide range of entertainment, including theaters, jazz clubs, and trendy bars where you can indulge in Parisian nightlife.

The Appeal of Budget-Friendly Hostels:

For backpackers and budget travelers, finding affordable accommodation is a top concern.

While the city center may offer a “prime location”, it might be more cost-effective to prioritize a cool hostel with reasonable prices rather than focusing solely on the location itself. Here's why:

1. Which hostel in Paris is cheaper?

City Center Paris tends to have higher accommodation prices compared to other areas in the city.

By opting for a hostel in less central neighborhoods, you can often find more budget-friendly options that still provide excellent access to public transportation and attractions. This approach allows you to stretch your travel budget and allocate your funds to other experiences and activities in Paris.

2. Well-Connected Transportation:

Paris boasts a well-developed public transportation system, including an extensive metro network, buses, and bike-sharing services.

Regardless of where you choose to stay, getting around the city is relatively easy. By staying in a neighborhood with good transport links, you can reach the city center and major attractions swiftly while benefiting from lower accommodation costs.

3. Unique Local Experiences:

Picking a hostel in a less touristy neighborhood can offer an authentic and immersive experience of Parisian life.

Exploring vibrant local markets, interacting with locals, and discovering hidden gems off the beaten path can be a rewarding adventure. You'll have the opportunity to connect with the city's true essence while staying within your budget.

Navigating Paris on a Budget:

1. Research Hostel Options:

Look for hostels in neighborhoods such as Montmartre, Belleville, or the Latin Quarter, which offer a blend of affordability and local character.

Read reviews, compare prices, and consider the amenities and atmosphere that suit your preferences. This is obviously comes in. We compare prices for you for every single hostel in Paris. It's easy and doesn't cost any extra penny!

2. Utilize Public Transportation:

Invest in a Navigo pass or a bundle of single tickets to access the metro, buses, and trams conveniently. Consider using bike-sharing services like Vélib or exploring Paris on foot to soak up the city's charm.

3. Picnic in Parks:

Take advantage of Paris's beautiful parks, such as Jardin du Luxembourg or Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, for budget-friendly meals. Pack a picnic with delicious French bread, cheese, and fresh produce from local markets.

4. Free and Discounted Attractions:

Paris offers various free or reduced-price attractions on specific days or for certain age groups. Remember, many attractions across France and Europe offer special deals for students and retirees. Bring your student ID and documents with you!

Visit museums on their designated free-entry days, admire iconic landmarks from the outside, and enjoy the city's vibrant street performances and public spaces.


While staying in the city center of Paris may seem tempting, budget travelers and backpackers can find equally enjoyable experiences by opting for a cool hostel with affordable prices in less central neighborhoods. By choosing wisely and taking advantage of the city's excellent transportation network, you can explore Paris to the fullest without compromising your budget.

Go ahead and find that perfect hostel, hop on a bike or board the metro, and get ready to immerse yourself in the mesmerizing atmosphere of the City of Lights—while keeping your wallet happy!

FAQ about Paris Hostels

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