Looking for an affordable, friendly, and safe hostel for your stay in the City of Love?
Look no further! Check out Smart Place Paris – my friends and I stayed here on a previous trip to Paris and we really enjoyed the friendly staff and great location. They offer free Wi-Fi in the common areas, a fully-equipped kitchen, computers for guest access, and offer great advice on which sites to see and which restaurants to try out. Smart Place also stored our luggage for free after our check-out time so we were able to continue exploring Paris without the added pressure of looking after our bags. The common area has a super chill, friendly atmosphere and is the perfect place to relax after a long day sightseeing. Spend your evening lounging around in comfy chairs and forming friendships with fellow travelers over a plate of spaghetti and past travel stories.
On top of the relaxed atmosphere, Smart Place Paris is conveniently located minutes from Gare du Nord, a major train and metro hub that can transport you to any point of interest in Paris. The metro system in Paris is pretty easy to navigate and buy tickets, but always be aware of pickpockets and people trying to scam you (this can be said for any city in Europe, not just Paris).
One thing I really loved about this hostel was the location, even though we were a little outside the typical “tourist” area we were really well connected to the whole city through the Gare du Nord station (which is huge). Another perk of being away from the touristy areas was the restaurants around our hostel weren’t as expensive since they aren’t catering to the tourist crowds. I definitely recommend Smart Place Paris if you are looking for an affordable and safe hostel for your stay in Paris.