Bastille Hostel in Paris
Located in the 11th Arrondissement, this disabled friendly youth hostel in Paris has competitive prices within a modern setting, some rooms having just a shower and others with a toilet as well, plus there are shared and private rooms along with an apartment available, with breakfast included in the price.
About Bastille Hostel
The Bastille Hostel was originally opened in 2007 and having been fully renovated, it offers cheap accommodation in Paris for young travellers within a safe environment where you can enjoy the city and meeting other likeminded international travellers.
With energy saving and eco-friendly lodgings along with air conditioning, free WiFi, a lift for easier access to the dorms or private rooms, plus being disabled friendly, which is unusual for many hostels in Paris, you will also find that you can come and go as you please because there is no curfew.
There are maps of Paris along with numerous other tourist information leaflets and guides, so you can get the most out of your stay in the City of Lights, and the fact that many of the people who work here have been backpackers themselves in the past, they understand your needs and are able to speak different languages.
You will also find that the Bastille Hostel provides a Continental style breakfast, which is included in the price and is served from 7am through to 9:45am daily, plus there is also a common room where you can relax.
Open from 1:30pm through to 11:30pm, in the common room you will find a drinks vending machine along with microwaves, so that you can easily cook a quick meal to save even more money, rather than always eating out in Paris.
Bed linen is also provided within the cost, although you do have to bring your own towel with you, and all rooms must be vacated between the hours of 11am and 3pm for daily cleaning along with any maintenance if needed, plus we would like to point out that the maximum duration of stay is six days.
Accommodation at Bastille Hostel
There are a total of 29 rooms at the Bastille Hostel, which are designed for 1 or 2 people only and you can choose between a private room or a shared room, with each room having air conditioning, a TV, a shower, and electronic safes for your valuable belongings.
Some of the rooms are designed for the disabled, being wheelchair friendly and some also come with a toilet within the room, whereas other are shared facilities with toilets being located on different floors, but not on all floors, so do bear these points in mind when booking.
In addition there are two apartments available for a maximum of three people, which are charged per the room, as are some of the private rooms rather than per bed in a shared dorm, and these apartments called Dandy and Atmosphere have a bathroom with toilet, kitchen, bedroom with a double bed and a lounge that has a sofa bed for the third person.
Access to Bastille Hostel
Situated in the 11th Arrondissement in a safe area close to many different tourist attractions in Paris, you will find getting to the Bastille Hostel conveniently located close to the Metro station called the Ledru-Rollin stop, which serves line 8.
However, as the name suggests, a little further walk in a westerly direction and you will get to the famous Place de la Bastille with a Metro station serving lines 1, 5 and 8, although a similar distance in the opposite direction and you have the Rue des Boulets stop serving line 9.
Alternatively, if you are travelling by train, then the nearest RER train station is situated to the east, which is called the Nation stop at the Place de la Nation and serves the RER A line, plus this also serves the Metro lines 1, 2, 6 and 9.
Whereas if you head in a southerly direction you can get to one of the main train stations in Paris called the Gare de Lyon, which serves the RER A and D lines along with being a Metro station for line 1 and the high speed line 14.
Another option of public transport in Paris are the buses, and located only a few steps from the Bastille Hostel you have line 86.
Yet a slightly further walk and you could utilise the bus lines 29, 46, 61, 69, 76, 87 and 91 along with the Noctilien Night Bus Service via lines N01, N02, N11, N16 and N34, which is the service that runs when the other buses and the Metro have stopped for the night until early hours of the morning.