Hostels in Paris aren’t cheap. Dorm rooms cost €20–30 per night. Prices tilt towards the higher end during the summer high season and on weekends. Private double rooms begin at €60 per night, and budget hotels start at €45 per night.
A 10-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower, 3 Ducks has one of the best locations in the city. The staff is friendly, the rooms small but comfortable, the showers are clean, and they have one of the cheapest bars in Paris (which slightly offsets their expensive dorm prices). This is a more upscale hostel, with a recently revamped decor. Beds from €39.
This backpacker base opened in 2013 and is close to the Gare du Nord train station, making it easy to get in and out of the city. It has Wi-Fi, comfy beds, clean showers, breakfast, and a bar that features live music most nights of the week. Beds from €33.
Located in Montmartre a few blocks from Sacré-Cœur, Le Montclair is a fun hostel with soft beds, group activities, and a spacious common room. This is the most popular hostel in the area. Beds from €27.
Located in Montparnasse, a historical artists' area, this out-of-the-way hostel is in a convenient location near many theaters and restaurants. It’s small, but the artistic decor is lovely. Beds from €20.