The latest study of France’s national statistics institute, INSEE, on the French population revealed a severe assessment: in the past few years, Paris has been swiftly emptying of its residents.
Best places to stay – Hostels
Lodging & Online rental platforms
Since 2011, Paris has lost more than 10,000 residents each year, affecting communities in entire neighborhoods. Priced out by ever-rising housing costs, many Parisians are also the victims of landlords chosing to favor short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb over long-term leases.
Please, do our communities a favor and refrain from using these platforms when booking your accommodation in Paris.
Auberge MIJE Fauconnier, Auberge MIJE Fourcy & Auberge MIJE Maubuisson
Specialized in educational travel, these three adjacent hostels benefit from an amazing location in central Paris. Guests need no more than a quick walk to explore Notre-Dame and the islands, visit the iconic Centre Pompidou, or wander around the small streets of the French capital’s hip gayborhood, Le Marais.
Auberge MIJE Fauconnier: 11 rue du Fauconnier, 75004 Paris
Auberge MIJE Fourcy: 6 rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris
Auberge MIJE Maubuisson: 12 rue des Barres, 75004 Paris
+33 (0) 1 42 74 23 45
Opened in 2015, this state-of-the-art hostel boasts some impressive features including a café, a restaurant, and a lively rooftop bar offering great views of the city. The property is located right above line 2 of the Metro, and is only a short walk away from the Canal Saint-Martin and the charming Saint-Marthe neighborhood.
Peace and Love Hostel
Comfort may be basic, but budget travelers will certainly appreciate the low prices. This lively hostel is located by the busy Stalingrad métro station, where the hip Canal Saint-Martin meets the banks of the relaxed Bassin de la Villette. A great location for those hoping to enjoy the nightlife during their stay. Age 35 and under.
Smart Place Paris Gare du Nord
Located in a charming building close to the bustling Gare du Nord station, this hostel benefits from a central location. Guests will have no trouble reaching Montmartre, the canals and the different neighborhoods of Eastern Paris.
This elegant hostel is located on a corner building overlooking the busy Boulevard de Belleville, in the heart of one a multicultural neighborhood rich with cafés and nightlife venues. Don’t forget to enjoy a craft beer at the bar or on the terrasse, or check out the rooftops of Paris from the rooftop patio.
Auberge Internationale des Jeunes
Located between the iconic squares of Bastille and Nation, this hostel may not offer the highest level of comfort but rates are guaranteed to be low. While the cultural attractions of Le Marais are just a quick walk away, those who wish to enjoy the nightlife will have no trouble reaching the lively Bastille and Oberkampf areas.
Next to the Auberge Internationale des Jeunes, this youth hostel offers the exact same advantages: competitive prices, a central location, and very easy access to the lively streets surrounding the Place de la Bastille.
CISP Maurice Ravel
This « international accommodation center » is not located in the most lively area you can find, although active guests will appreciate the greenery of the nearby Bois de Vincennes, one of Paris’ two largest green spaces. The tramway runs right by the hostel, making it very simple to reach the Bercy area or the 19th and 20th arrondissements.
St Christopher’s Inn Paris Canal
Overlooking the peaceful Bassin de la Villette, this modern hostel opened in 2008 boasts an ideal location to explore areas such as Montmartre and Eastern Paris. There are many attractions nearby, such as the greenery of Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, the cultural center Centquatre, or the concert venues of La Villette.
159 Rue de Crimée, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 34 34 40
The Loft Boutique Hostel and Hotel
This colorful hostel is located in the heart of the bustling Belleville neighborhood: an ideal situation the enjoy the area’s many restaurants and bars. The property is nestled right under the slanted Parc de Belleville, which boasts some of the best views of the city.
Résidence Internationale de Paris
At the easternmost point of Paris, this accommodation center offers some of the lowest prices in the capital. It is located close to the Père Lachaise cemetery, a must-see attraction of the area. Guests can also take a short walk to explore the charming Saint-Blaise neighborhood or enjoy the many cafés surrounding the Gambetta métro station.
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