Lodging in Paris was until recently expensive for young people. This is not any more the case with the availability of modern backpacker hostels such as St Christopher’s Inn Paris near Gare du Nord. Get a bed there in a dormitory for around 30 euros/night, enjoy a nice bar with lively company. The hostel is close to everything in Paris by metro. Combine a stay there with the free visit of the museums of the city of Paris, such as Carnavalet Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, eat Japanese or Chinese, do sightseeing and you will have a very affordable trip to one of the world’s most exciting city. More Paris hostels.