The best hotels and hostels in Paris

April 08, 2017
Urban Adventures

No matter what you’re looking for when it comes to finding a place to stay in Paris, rest assured you’ll have plenty of options. So many options in fact that picking the one that’s right for you can seem like a near-impossible task. If you’re looking for some ideas on where to sleep on your next trip to the City of Light, here are some of the best hotels and hostels in Paris to suit every taste and budget.

Hôtel Henriette Paris***

Hôtel Henriette

Located in the quiet and residential neighbourhood of the Gobelins, in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, Hôtel Henriette is a true little gem with just 32 individually decorated rooms. The stylish and serene hotel mixes vintage pieces with classic contemporary décor for a design that’s fresh and fun.

9 Rue des Gobelins, 75013 Paris, +33 1 47 07 26 90, double around 90€

Hôtel La Louisiane*

While it might be a bit faded, Hôtel La Louisiane has hosted a number of well-known musicians, artists, writers, and filmmakers in its time, giving it a certain cachet. The décor may not have changed much over the years, but staying here means bedding down in the same spot as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Quentin Tarantino, the Doors, and Pink Floyd. The “artist’s hotel” in the heart of Saint-Germain is a cheap and basic hotel, but a true legend.

60 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, +33 1 44 32 17 17, double around 100€ 

Hôtel Caron de Beaumarchais ***

Hôtel Caron de Beaumarchais

This elegant boutique hotel in one of the liveliest places in Paris offers interiors displaying the classic elegance of 18th century Paris. The 19 rooms are all decorated in welcoming primrose colours and beautiful antiques reveal many features from the 1700s.

12 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris, +33 1 42 72 34 12, double around 140€

Le Citizen Hôtel ***

Citizen Hotel

In the trendy 10th arrondissement of Paris, just by the Canal Saint-Martin, Le Citizen is a true hipster gem, with beautiful rooms decorated with Scandinavian light-wood features and bold colours. This is the perfect place to experience Paris from a local neighbourhood and the rate includes breakfast.

96 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris, +33 1 83 62 55 50, double around 150€

Relais Hôtel du Vieux Paris ****

Formerly nicknamed the “Beat Hotel,” this was at one time the preferred hotel for beat generation writers coming to Paris. Today, the Relais du Vieux Paris is a charming 4-star hotel located on a tiny medieval street in the heart of Paris’s Latin Quarter, with rooms individually decorated in floral themes and beautiful apparent wood beams.

9 Rue Gît-le-Cœur, 75006 Paris, +33 1 44 32 15 90, double around 140€ 

The Hidden Hotel ****

The Hidden Hotel is a beautiful Parisian boutique hotel with an understated eco-friendly design of natural unfinished woods, stone, and hand-crafted furnishings made from natural fibres. Just around a quiet corner from the Arc de Triomphe, you’ll be only a few minutes’ walk from the Champs-Élysées.

28 Rue de l’Arc de Triomphe, 75017 Paris, +33 1 40 55 03 57, double around 130€

Hôtel Thérèse ****

Hôtel Thérèse Paris

Located in the picturesque heart of Paris near the Louvre and Palais Royal, the Hôtel Thérèse is a charming boutique hotel with a warm, contemporary Parisian style. Within walking distance from many of Paris’ major landmarks, Hôtel Thérèse is a popular choice with the visiting fashion and design crowd.

5 Rue Thérèse, 75001 Paris, +33 1 42 96 10 01, double around 170€ 

Hôtel Jules & Jim ****

Hotel Jules et Jim Paris

There are only 23 rooms in this contemporary little gem in the heart of the Marais. Every room is designed independently in a sleek, minimalist style with great views over the roofs of Paris. You get excellent value for money at this intimate and stylish boutique hotel.

11 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris, +33 1 44 54 13 13, double around 180€

Hôtel du Petit Moulin Paris ****

Hotel du Petit Moulin Paris

Conceived by Christian Lacroix, the iconic French designer, the interiors of this small boutique hotel reveal the eccentricity of the creator with wild, bold, and contemporary chic rooms, each individually designed. The building that now houses the hotel was originally Paris’ first bakery. The prices are reasonable and the location in the heart of the Marais is hard to beat.

29 Rue de Poitou, 75003 Paris, +33 1 42 74 10 10, double around 170€

Hôtel des Grands Hommes ***

Hotel des Grands Homme Paris

Beautiful, elegant, and refined are words that perfectly define this majestic 3-star hotel on the Place du Pantheon, within walking distance of the Luxembourg Garden and Notre Dame. Located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, rooms here are well-appointed and rates reasonable.

17 Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris, +33 1 46 34 19 60, double around 120€ 

Mama Shelter **

Reception at Mama Shelter Paris

Gorgeous, chic, comfortable, and achingly cool, Mama Shelter was conceived by Philippe Starck, the ‘god’ of the contemporary French design world. The well-priced hotel is located in the up-and-coming Eastern suburbs of Paris with stylish students and graduates, and romantically gritty local bars.

109 Rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris, +33 1 43 48 48 48, double around 100€

Hôtel Edgar

Hôtel Edgar has just 12 rooms, each individually conceived by different artists and designers who let their imagination and originality take over for fantastic interiors. Perfectly located in the heart of Paris, Edgar is also home to a nice bar and restaurant.

31 rue d’Alexandrie, 75002 Paris, +33 1 40 41 05 19, double around 200€

The Loft Boutique Hostel

Loft Boutique Hostel Paris

Trendy hostel Loft mixes the charm and design of a boutique hotel and the affordable prices of a hostel. Located in the heights of the Belleville neighbourhood, the Loft offers a shared kitchen, brightly coloured rooms, a nice outdoor patio, and close proximity to plenty of great bars and restaurants.

70 Rue Julien Lacroix, 75020 Paris, +33 1 42 02 42 02, dorm bed around 22€, double around 90€

Les Piaules

Les Piaules Paris

One of the newest and nicest hostels in Paris, Les Piaules is located in the up-and-coming neighbourhood of Belleville. Opened by three French travellers, the place offers colourful and modern rooms, custom bunk beds with ample storage, a bar, and even a rooftop terrace where you’ll get one of the nicest views over Paris.

59 Boulevard de Belleville, 75011 Paris, +33 1 43 55 09 97, dorm bed around 25€, double around 90€

3 Ducks Hostel

Located in a beautiful 18th-century protected building in the quiet and residential 15th arrondissement, the 3 Ducks is one of the oldest hostels in Paris. Recently renovated, the place offers warm, colourful, and lively interiors and numerous common living spaces.

6 Place Etienne Pernet, 75015 Paris, +33 1 48 42 04 05, dorm bed around 45€, double around 180€ 

Village Hostel

Located 10 minutes’ walk from the Sacré-Coeur Basilica in the lively quarter of Montmartre, Village Hostel has a welcome atmosphere, with colourful shared spaces, guitars for guests to use, free wi-fi, and a large sunny roof-terrace. The dorms are basic but very affordable.

20 Rue d’Orsel, 75018 Paris, +33 1 42 64 22 02, dorm bed around 30€, double around 90€