Paris is our new, purpose built hostel, opening in January 2008. It is 2 stops on the Metro from Montmartre and Gare du Nord and it is the most modern Backpackers Hostel in Paris. We have the best tours, facilities and a female only floor, a Belushi's bar, free Wi-Fi, and live music and meeting rooms.
Like all of our locations across Europe, you will find our hostel in a great location. It's in a safe and secure neighbourhood, it's easy to get to and all the best attractions are nearby.
Please note that we do provide linen, but remember to bring your own towel. Breakfast is free of charge. There are large storage lockers in the rooms, just bring your own padlock for security.
Check out time is 10.30 am; Check in time is 2pm.
*** Photo Identification in the form of a Driver’s Licence or a Passport is required on Check In ***
***Please note that we do not allow under 18's to stay in this hostel***
Here is where we would head to if we had a holiday in Paris.
The Eiffel Tower - the tallest structure in the French Capital offering some of the best views of Paris. Jump on the Metro and give it a go.
The Louvre Museum - the most visited art gallery and museum in the world and home to the Mona Lisa and Liberty Leading the People. Catch the Metro to the Palais Royal — Musée du Louvre station. This is directly accessible via line 7 of the Metro.
Musée d'Orsay – this former train station has now been crammed to the rafters with some of the best French art ever created. Make the most of Monet and Renoir.
The Latin Quarter - near the Sorbonne University on the left of the Seine. The area boasts some of the finest monuments and educational institutes in the world. It's also a mere 20 minutes from our hostel on the Metro. Just catch line 7 straight there.
The Bastille – Get to grips with the French Revolution, the Tennis Court Oath and the real reason why the Bastille was stormed. The area is also a hot spot for nightlife and the nearby Oberkampf district has some of the best bars and clubs in Paris. Line 5 of the Metro takes you straight there.
Le Marais - one of the most popular and diverse districts in Paris. Famous for its Jewish character, the gay nightlife and the shops along the rue des Francs-Bourgeois. The Musée Carnavalet (the Historical Museum of Paris) is also nearby and you can get to all of this, directly on line 7 of the Metro.
Montmartre - For some of the best views across the city, drag yourself to this 130-meter high district. It is in the north of Paris on the right bank of the river and is famous for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur and the plethora of nightclubs that populate Pigalle to the south. It is ten minutes from our hostel and you can get to it directly by bus or line 2.
Père Lachaise Cemetery - This is one of the world's most famous and visited cemeteries. Thousands of people visit the site every year to pay their respects to the Great War memorials. You need the Philippe Auguste Métro station on line 2 to get here.
Le Parc des Buttes Chaumont - This massive open space is one of the largest urban parks in Paris and the popular attractions include an enclosed waterfall, bridges, man made cliffs, Chinese gardens and most prominently, the Temple of Sybil. It is within easy walking distance of the Hostel.
Parc de la Villette – Find it on the border of Seine-Saint-Denis, within walking distance of our Paris Hostel. This 25-hectare park is the largest park in Paris and the second largest green space in the city. Inside you will find the biggest science museum in Europe and much more.
***Photo Identification in the form of a Driver's License or a Passport is required on Check In***
You’ll find our Paris Hostel in this vibrant and rejuvenated neighbourhood of Paris – the 19th District.
St Christopher's Inn and Belushi's
159 rue de Crimée
The district is a former industrial area and now it’s a hotspot for great nights out and romance along the scenic canals – as featured in the film Amélie. You’ll find us next to the Bassin de la Villette – which connects the River Seine to the famous Canal St-Martin.
There are three underground Metro lines nearby which hook up to all the over ground trains:
The closest Metro station to the hostel is Crimée on Line 7. From Crimée station, take exit no. 3. When you come up the stairs cross over the main road that is behind you (Avenue de Flandre). Once across the road walk straight down Rue de Crimée (the street straight in front of you) for about 150 meters and you will find us in the brand new building beside the canal (just before you reach the bridge). Look for the large ‘St Christopher’s Inns’ & ‘Belushi’s’ signs.
The next closest Metro station is Laumière on Line 5. From Laumière station take exit no. 1 and as you come up the stairs continue to walk straight down Avenue Jean Jaurès for about 250 metres and then turn left onto Rue de Crimée (look for the sign saying “Bassin de la Villette”). Follow Rue de Crimée for about 200 meters and you will find us in the brand new building beside the canal (just after you cross the bridge). Look for the large ‘St Christopher’s Inns’ & ‘Belushi’s’ signs.
Also nearby is Jaurès station on Metro Lines 2, 5 and 7bis. It’s a longer walk but it is very scenic. From the station walk towards the square about 50 meters north of the station exit. From the square look over the fountain and you can see the large canal (called the Bassin de la Villette). Once at the canal walk along the left bank for 10 or so minutes. We are in the large building at the far end of the Bassin (the one on the left). Our entry is on the opposite side of this building. Look for the large ‘St Christopher’s Inns’ & ‘Belushi’s’ signs.
From Gare du Nord (5 Minutes) - Catch line 5 toward Bobigny-Pablo-Picasso. Get off at Lumière station.
From Gare de l'Est (4 Minutes) - Catch line 7 towards La Courneuve and get off at Crimée.
From Gare de Lyon (30 Minutes) - Catch line 1 toward La Defense and change at Bastille station. Catch line 5 towards Bobigny-Pablo-Picasso and get off at Lumière.
From Gare Montparnasse (30 Minutes) - Catch line 4 towards Porte de Clignancourt and get off at Gare de l’Est. Catch line 7 towards La Courneuve, and get off at Crimée.
From Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport (45 Minutes) - Catch the RER B toward Saint Remy les Chevreuses and get off at Gare du Nord Station. Catch line 5 towards Bobigny-Pablo-Picasso and get off at Lumière station.
From Orly Airport (55 Minutes) - Catch the Orlyval train shuttle and then connect on RER B towards Paris. Get off at Gare du Nord and then catch line 5 toward Bobigny-Pablo-Picasso. Get off at Lumière.
From Beauvais Airport (90 Minutes) – Catch the shuttle bus into Paris(which leaves approximately 1 hour after each flight), which will drop you at Porte Maillot, where there is a Metro. Catch Line 1 towards Chateau de Vincennes and change at Palais Royal Musee du Louvre. Catch Line 7 towards La Courneuve, and get off at Crimée.
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