There is no current info about hostels in Paris on the RS site. Has anyone used a hostel in the past year? Interested in knowing if you had a good experience.
Deb.. if looking for feedback on hostels you would do better on several other sites.. have you read reviews on hostelworld.. and I would also look on the Lonely planets forum Thorntree.. and on tripadvisor..
I know people who have stayed at the St Christopher Inn ( its a hostel.. theres two, this one was by the Canal St Martin) and MIJE hostels in Paris and in both cases were happy .
While there are a few here who hostel.. most don't.. so you need to look beyond RS to get more opinions .
Also.. note, if there are two of you sometimes a cheap hotel may work out about the same.. hostels in PAris aren't cheap.. and those that are super cheap can be super nasty.
Thanks so much! I will be traveling solo for a few nights before meeting up with a RS tour. I thought it might be fun to stay in a different area. I saw the st Christopher one online and it looked nice. Thanks for the reply!
I stayed at two different hostels during my trip in September. I'm not sure what kind of atmosphere you're looking for but the two I stayed at were very different. The first one was MIJE in the Marais and I loved it! The location was amazing, it was well kept up, breakfast was included and was good. It was not a party hostel by any means. It was quiet and had a very low key vibe. The only thing I did not like was that the lockers were downstairs near the lobby as opposed to in the dorm room like most hostels. The second hostel I stayed in was Generator which is near the Gare du Nord. I wasn't super thrilled with the neighborhood but it was close to the metro so it was easy to get around. This hostel is bigger and has a rooftop bar and a club and an atmosphere completely opposite of that found in the first hostel I mentioned. It was well kept up with an ok breakfast that could be purchased separately. The rooftop bar had a great view of the city, there was also a nice lounge with food options. If you're looking to meet some young people to hang with this might be a good choice. Although I did meet some great people at MIJE too. I hope this info helps you! Let me know if you have any other questions about either of these places.
My niece uses this one and has been quite pleased.
It is considered a "boutique hostel".