If you like a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, youth hostels are perfect for you! In fact, everyone is welcome: families, groups, couples … And as for budget, the prices are unbeatable as they start at twenty or so euros per night. According to your budget, choose from dormitory rooms to a room for groups or single rooms.
Situated in the 20th arrondissement, near to Porte de Bagnolet, the Louis-Lumière accommodation centre offers beds in dormitories from 18.90 euros per night. To stay in the Montmartre district, try the Woodstock Hostel or the Village Hostel, two pleasant youth hostels at budget prices. And for an unobstructed view of the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur, the Village Hostel offers guests a roof terrace, which is a delightful place, especially in summer.
Today, more and more ‘new generation’ youth hostels are opening in Paris. These feature a strong design element and even more services and facilities – all at low-budget prices. The Auberge de jeunesse Yves-Robert for example, is eco-sustainable and has its own interior garden, and some of the guest rooms at the Generator Hôtel even have a terrace …
There are plenty of activities to keep people entertained too: guests can chat over a drink in the bar lounge of the 3 Ducks Boutique Hostel, listen to concerts or see exhibitions at the Village Hostel and even dance at the disco at St-Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord.
Eco-friendly youth hostels
Young travellers are often particularly sensitive to environment-friendly and sustainable practices. The Pajol youth hostel a short distance from the Gare de l’Est and Gare du Nord is a unique green space with a covered garden planted with trees and ponds with aquatic plants. As for the Saint Christopher’s Inn, it has been certified HQE. Ethic Etapes has six establishments in and around Paris, all oriented towards sustainable development: protecting the environmental well-being of their area, using a responsible approach to management, bringing together people of different social categories and making holidays accessible to one and all to create a social and solidarity economy. As to furnished apartment hotels, the 10 Paris hotels of the Adagio Aparthotel® chain have been awarded the EU eco-label. All these initiatives should have a snowball effect.