The Best Hostels in France for Travelling Canadians

best hostels in FranceWhere do you find the best hostels in France?  The best hostel will depend on your individual needs, particularly where in France you plan to stay, what types of amenities you need and how much per night, you can spend for a comfortable place to stay.

Fortunately, there are sites such as Canuck Abroad that can help you find the best places to stay as well as other accommodations you need when you are finally ready to take that trip to France even if you have to do it on a budget.

Finding Hostels in France

The first step in finding a hostel in France would be to decide which part of France you wish to visit.

The South of France

There are many choices in Marseille including top rated hostels like Casa Ortega and Hello Marseille Hostel.  However, while you can get a private room at Casa Ortega for about $40 a night, you can share a dorm at Hello Marseille Hostel for less than $20 per night.


There are also hostels such as the Pension Edelweiss with private rooms for less than $30.  Unlike many hostels, this four-room place functions as a home away from home with flat screen televisions, Wi-Fi and a safe.

Nice also has lots of hostels, many costing less than $20 a night for a private room.  Les Balconnets Studios has been well received with five furnished studettes that can accommodate two to six people, each one with its own kitchenette and shower.

If you prefer to stay closer to the beach, you can also try the Hostel Meyerbeer Beach, which has both private rooms and dorms.  Safes and security lockers are provided and all rooms include free towels and linens.  The dorms also have their own air conditioning.

Paris, France

Of course, Paris is the ideal destination for most people.  Fortunately, there are many hostels and budget hotels for backpackers and budget travelers alike.  However, hostels in Paris tend to be a bit pricier with the dorms sometimes running between $20 and $30 depending upon the neighborhood.

For instance, the Absolute Paris hostel has direct access to many famous Paris sites including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre Dame with its proximity to the Republique Square metro lines.  It also only takes 15 minutes to walk to sites like The Pompidou Hotel.


Furthermore, at nearly $40 a night, this hostel provides many amenities such as Wi-Fi access and free breakfast including cereal, coffee, croissants, orange juice and tea.  Each room also has its own shower and toilet, but towels can be rented upon request.

You can also find some of the other best hostels in France like the Eiffel Tower Apartment, Hotel Cheap Beds Paris-Rosny and Richard’s Home.  There are many places you can stay in France that can fit your budget and allow you to experience the country’s many sites.