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Accommodation in Paris



Hostels in Paris

As well as youth hostels offering bargain accommodation in Paris, there are many budget hotels located around the main train stations that can offer good value for money. However, train stations are a magnet for thieves and pickpockets, and you may be better off booking into a well known youth hostel until you get your bearings.

Youth hostels will employ travellers at peak season (May-September) to work on the front desk and generally help out. You probably won’t get paid a lot to do this but you should get your accommodation included.

  • Auberge De Jeunesse “Jules Ferry” 8 Blvd Jules Ferry - 01 43 57 55 60
  • Auberge Internationale Des Jeunes 10 Rue Trousseau - 01 47 00 62 00
  • Blue Planet 5 Rue Hector Malot - 01 43 42 06 18
  • BVJ Centre Paris Louvre 20 Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau - 01 53 00 90 90
  • La Maison Hostel 67 Bis Rue Dutot - 01 42 73 10 10
  • Le d’Artagnan 80 Rue Vitrule - 01 40 32 34 56
  • Le Village Hostel Montmartre 20 Rue d’Orsel - 01 42 64 22 02
  • MIJE Le Fourcy 6 rue de Fourcy - 01 42 74 23 45
  • Woodstock Hostel 48 Rue Rodier - 01 48 78 87 76


Rented Accommodation in Paris

Rent in Paris is much higher than elsewhere in France, with accommodation in demand and oversubscribed. To rent a property through an agency you need to have lots of paperwork showing that you can afford the rent, and a hefty deposit - not much use to a newly arrived traveller! University noticeboards have details of shared lodgings, and if you are willing to do some au pair work, babysitting or English classes you may find a family willing to take you in. Keep an eye on the classified ads in evening papers, and resign yourself to living in a hostel for a while until you get your break.