In April, I spent an amazing week in Paris and my first night’s stay was at The Generator Paris. Now I’m going to start this review off by stating, I don’t tend to stay in hostels. My housemate loves them but I’ve never really been a hostel girl. My stay at The Generator Paris has changed my stance on them.

For those looking to immerse themselves in the French capital without breaking the bank,
Generator, one of Europe’s fastest growing design-led hostels has the answer. The Generator is situated a 15 minute walk from Gare du Nord station in the 10th Arrondissement and was a stone’s throw from Canal Saint-Martin and Buttes-Chaumont Park. It was surrounded by boutique shops and pastoral cafés where my friend and I were able to visit after arriving in Paris late in the evening and the next morning before we departed for a day at Disneyland Paris. 

The Khama rooftop bar has views of the Sacré-Cœur and Montmartre where guests can sip cocktails until 10PM Monday through Saturday. Those staying the full weekend can enjoy Sunday brunch on the rooftop too. With shared room rates starting from £22, and private rooms starting from £66, staying at Generator is accessible to all.

Our room was clean and tidy and surprisingly very quiet… something we were both shocked with as The Generator Paris was full of bus loads of students visiting Paris for school trips. The beds  were comfy and it didn’t feel like we were staying in a hostel at all.

Breakfast the next morning was served the classic Parisian way and was quite enjoyable. Think croissants, cheeses, toast and cereals.

So what are you waiting for? Want to explore Paris on a budget this summer? Then look no further than a stay at The Generator Paris.

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