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Les Piaules sounds like a pretty weird name for an hostel. What does is mean? How do you pronounce it?

Piaules is a French word that means “Best hostel in Paris”. It is pronounced “Pee-owl”.

Where is les Piaules hostel located?

Les Piaules Nation are in the 12th arrondissement, on the Place de la Nation. 

How do I get to Les Piaules hostel?

From Roissy CDG airport: Take the RER B direction « Massy-Palaiseau » or « PAPO Saint Rémy les Chevreuse » to « Châtelet – Les halles ». Change to RER A direction « Onix Torcy » until “Nation”. You are 1 minute walk


From Orly airport: Take the Orly Bus to « Denfert-Rochereau ». Then walk to the metro station “Saint Jacques”. Take the line 6 to “Nation”. You are 1 minute walk


Since Gare du Nord : Take the metro line 4 direction « Mairie de Montrouge » to « Strasbourg Saint Denis.


From Montparnasse train station: Take metro line 6 direction « Nation » to « Nation ». You are 1 minute walk


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When can I check-in / out?

Our wonderful staff will take your check-in at any time, your bed will be ready from 3pm. The sleeping lovers can return their key until 12 noon.

What should I bring to Les Piaules?

We provide duvet, sheets and pillows. What you may find useful: padlock, towel. Good to know: padlocks are for sale at the reception for shared rooms you can rent towels for 4 €

What view can I get from the rooftop of the hostel? 

Unobstructed view of the Sacré Coeur , the Buttes Chaumont, passing by the Eiffel Tower  … One of the most beautiful views of Paris!

Does Les Piaules hostel serve breakfast? 

Of course ! We offer a yummy breakfast for € 7

Does Les Piaules hostel provide lockers?

In shared rooms, each bed has a locker. If you don’t have a padlock, you can buy  one at the reception. We also have a left-luggage office where you can leave your luggages for a few hours.

Will I get access to a kitchen in the hostel?

No, sorry. But we have better: a rooftop bar-restaurant with delicious dishes and a selection of local drinks;)

Does Les Piaules have WiFi? 

Absolutely! Free high-speed Wi-Fi access everywhere

Can I get advice on what to do in Paris and around the hostel?

The reception team  is also a team of concierges and a tour desk! They will happily show you the coolest spots and activities to do in Paname 😉

Is it possible to get a private bathroom in Les Piaules hostel?

Yes: our private rooms are equiped with an individual bathroom. However, keep in mind that the best encounters happen in shared bathrooms 😉

Can I bring a date to Les Piaules hostel?

Of course you can! The coolness of Les Piaules’ bar should help you close the deal. But please keep in mind the urban dictionary definition  “a dorm is place where no one will ever have sex”.

Do you accept animals?

Unfortunately pets are not allowed in the hostel.

The under 18 can stay at Les Piaules?

Minors who are not accompanied by a legal guardian are not allowed to stay at Les Piaules, even with parental permission. Minors accompanied by a legal guardian can stay at the hostel, but only in a private room.

What is the best hostel in Paris?

The best hostel in Paris is Les Piaules 😉

Les Piaules - Hostel in Paris, 59 Boulevard de Belleville à Paris