Budget hostel with free WiFi near Bastille
Budget digs near Bastille
Hôtel Richard offers hostel-style digs in Paris's Bastille-République area, a 3-minute walk from Voltaire Metro Station. You can walk 10 minutes east to Père-Lachaise Cemetery, and visit the final resting spots of Jim Morrison and Chopin.
Vive la révolution
The Bastille prison is long gone, and the busy square now features a gleaming Opera House. Walk a few blocks to the romantic Place des Vosges, where you'll find galleries, restaurants, and a museum dedicated to Victor Hugo in the author's former apartment.
Reception is down a long hallway, through quaint double doors; you can buzz after midnight to be let in. Free WiFi is available throughout. Bear in mind that there are no elevators in this old building.
Basic, dorm-style guestrooms have beds, sinks, and small dressers. Most rooms have shared bathrooms with small showers and toilets. Select rooms have private bathrooms. You can rent sheets and towels at reception, or bring your own.