stdClass Object ( [ID] => 524 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-10 00:18:24 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-09 23:18:24 [post_content] => Le Louvre "Paris, queen of the world ..." The international reputation of the capital of France is one of the most popular destinations in the world, for many reasons. Paris covers over 500,000 km2 and is inhabited by more than 2 million people (almost 12 million including the surrounding suburbs). They speak French, and the currency used is the Euro. Transportation Arriving in Paris Paris has two main airports, Orly and Charles de Gaulle, also known as Roissy. You can reach the center of Paris easily by bus. The Orlybus goes to Denfert-Rochereau and Roissybus serves the Opera metro station. From Orly, it is also possible to take the subway called Orlyval. In Paris Paris is a great city, and to get from one point to another you'll probably need to use public transport: bus, metro, RER. The company that manages public transport in Paris is called the RATP. Taking the metro can be unpleasant during rush hour, but you may want to use it anyway to visit some of the beautiful stations. Do not miss the following stations: Abbesses, Arts et Metiers, Palais Royal and Pont Neuf. You can also discover Paris by boat, along the Seine. Weather permitting, you should absolutely walk or bike too.  The bicycle leasing system with terminals throughout the city, the Vélib, is perfect.  If you plan to visit many areas of Paris in a few days, it is recommended to purchase the package offered by the RATP, the Paris Visite. This package is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days, on zones 1 to 3 or 1 to 6, and costs between 9-50 euros depending on the plan you choose. There are other options to suit all needs, please inquire at the RATP desk upon arrival for maximum savings. The Paris Metro is very developed and offers you access to all points of interest fairly quickly. Unless you have a good knowledge of Paris, or an effective co-pilot, do not do your travel by car. Accommodation in Paris From a simple hostel to five star hotels, through bed & breakfast, there's something for every taste and every budget in Paris. You will find on our site (in the right menu) a selection of hostels and other types of housing in the most recommended neighbourhoods of Paris. A single click will allow you to make a reservation! To see the complete list of hostels and make your reservation, go to our list . [post_title] => Paris [post_excerpt] => "Paris, queen of the world ..." The international reputation of the capital of France is one of the most popular destinations in the world, for many reasons. Paris covers over 500,000 km2 and is inhabited by more than 2 million people (almost 12 million including the surrounding suburbs). They speak French, and the currency used is the Euro. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => youth-hostel-paris [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-05-27 17:19:15 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-05-27 16:19:15 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 42 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?page_id=524 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => page [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) Array ( [0] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 285 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-02 19:33:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-02 19:33:27 [post_content] => If you have time, remember to take the funicular to reach the top of Petrin Hill, between the orchards and the woods. Beloved of the people of Prague, it is  not only a good place to get some fresh air and get away from the town, but it's also the perfect place to have a beautiful view of Prague. The observatory tower on top of the hill is a replica - smaller of course - of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Access: The funicular is taken at the tram station Ujezd (lines 12, 22, 23). You can also access the hill from the Strahov Monastery. If you get hungry on the way down, stop at the excellent restaurant Nebozizek, mid-height on the hill. The food is excellent and the prices rather reasonable if one considers the extraordinary views of the city, which are included in the price! [post_title] => Petrin Hill [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => petrin-hill [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-09-14 09:31:27 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-09-14 08:31:27 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=285 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 321 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-02 22:19:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-02 22:19:45 [post_content] => In the so-called new town, one of the most important places is the Wenceslas (or Wenceslaus), a former horse market. A very central and lively place, it also allows easy access by foot to many attractions. It is considered a bit like the equivalent of the Champs-Elysees in Paris. This is also the center of events for residents of Prague, like the one that marked the fall of communism in 1989. 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Paris is home to our brand new, purpose built, 300 bed youth hostel. Our St Christopher's base is just two stops on the Metro from Montmartre and Gare du Nord. This is the most modern Backpackers Hostel in Paris and we've kitted it out with the best tours, packages and facilities for the best, most clued up backpackers in Paris.

[post_title] => St. Christopher's Youth Hostel [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => st-christophers-youth-hostel [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-08-06 15:52:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-08-06 14:52:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=504 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [3] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 530 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-10 01:03:15 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-10 01:03:15 [post_content] => Tour EiffelOne can easily consider the Eiffel Tower as the symbol of Paris. Who does't know it? One can easily consider the Eiffel Tower as the symbol of Paris. Who does't know it? Built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 for the Exposition Universelle in Paris, it was then the highest monument in the world at 300 meters high. It remained the highest monument for 42 years until the construction of the Empire State Building in New York, and has since been greatly exceeded several times. Now a days, the tower is not visited for its height, but its architectural and historic magnificence. You certainly will not get the chance to visit the Eiffel Tower in solitary : since its construction, and especially since the rise of international tourism, the number of visitors has increased exponentially, and is fast approaching the milestone of 300 million visitors a year.

Visits

The Eiffel Tower is open every day of the year at 9.30AM, closing hours varying by season. it closes at 12:45AM during summer and 11:45PM  the rest of the year. The stairs close earlier than the elevator, at 6:30PM. The tariffs for accessing the second floor are € 8.10 per lift (€ 6.50 for people under 24 years old). If you're broke, you can always go on foot for 4.50 € (3.50 € for people under 24 years old). The ticket to access the top by elevator is 13.10 € (11,50 € for people under 24 years old). To save time and avoid long lines, please buy your ticket online at the website of the Eiffel Tower! The tours are not free, but you can see behind the scenes of the Eiffel Tower in the company of a guide who will show you the original engine room. The visit lasts 1h30 and costs roughly 20 € per person.

To get there

The Eiffel Tower is located on the Champs de Mars.  Ask at your youth hostel for the quickest route to the tower. Several subway stations and commuter trains are nearby: The RER line C, subway lines 6, 8 and 9. You can also get there by Batobus, there is a wharf nearby. [post_title] => The Eiffel Tower [post_excerpt] => One can easily consider the Eiffel Tower as the symbol of Paris. Who does't know it? Built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 for the Exposition Universelle in Paris, it was then the highest monument in the world at 300 meters high. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-eiffel-tower [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-09-14 08:33:37 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-09-14 07:33:37 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=530 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [4] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 533 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-10 01:50:00 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-10 01:50:00 [post_content] => Cathédrale Notre Dame de ParisThe famous Cathedral in Paris, which reminds many of the equally famous novel by Victor Hugo is, like the Eiffel Tower, one of the most visited monuments of Paris. The stone foundation of Notre Dame was laid in 1163 and its construction lasted two centuries. The Cathedral has since undergone many renovations and alterations over time. It is a true masterpiece of Gothic architecture, and is also one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites since 1991. Recent renovations have restored the building to near original coloring, as it had blackened with age. To visit: The Cathedral is open every day of the year from 8AM to 6:45PM (7:15PM Saturday and Sunday). Admission is free. Remember that this is a place of worship, and it is important to respect other visitors and calmness of the place. Please, also dress appropriately. Do not use flash or tripod if you take pictures. Free guided tours are offered in various languages. The French visits are Monday to Friday at 2PM and 3 PM (excluding the first Friday of the month and every Friday during Lent), and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30PM. Concerts of sacred music are regularly featured at Notre Dame de Paris.

To go there

Notre Dame is located on the Ile de la Cité in central Paris, in the fourth arrondissement. Several subway stations and commuter trains are nearby: City station on line 4, station St Michel - Notre Dame RER B and C. City Hall subway Station on Line 1 and 11 is not very far either, you just cross the bridge of Notre Dame. [post_title] => Notre Dame de Paris [post_excerpt] => The famous Cathedral in Paris, which reminds many of the equally famous novel by Victor Hugo is, like the Eiffel Tower, one of the most visited monuments of Paris. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => notre-dame-de-paris [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-09-14 07:30:53 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-09-14 06:30:53 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=533 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [5] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 536 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-10 02:18:55 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-10 02:18:55 [post_content] => BatobusBatobus offers a unique and enjoyable way to go from one attraction to another, while enjoying a superb view over Paris. The eight stopovers offered are: - Tour Eiffel, Port de la Bourdonnais. - Musée d'Orsay, Quai de Solférino. - St-Germain-des-Prés, Quai Malaquais. - Notre-Dame, Quai de Montebello. - Jardin des Plantes, near the Pont d'Austerlitz. - Hôtel de Ville, near the Pont d'Arcole. - Le Louvre,between the Pont Royal and the Pont du Carrousel. - Les Champs-Elysées, near the Pont Alexandre III. Various packages are available for 1, 2 or 5 days. Prices vary between € 13 and € 20 depending on length, and cardholders students receive a reduced rate (between 9 € and 14 €). Service hours vary by season, but generally begin around 10AM. It ends at 4:30PM in winter, 7PM in the fall and spring, and 9:30PM in summer.
(© Photo Merle Ja Joonas)
[post_title] => Batobus [post_excerpt] => Batobus offers a unique and enjoyable way to go from one attraction to another, while enjoying a superb view over Paris. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => batobus [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-09-14 07:23:16 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-09-14 06:23:16 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=536 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [6] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 555 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-12 03:53:31 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-12 03:53:31 [post_content] => Centre Georges Pompidou à Paris The Centre Pompidou, also known as Beaubourg, was constructed in the 1970s under the leadership of President Georges Pompidou. Its architecture, which was revolutionary at the time,  is now part of the image of Paris. The purpose of this space is to consolidate and make available various forms of public culture, such as contemporary art, music, and graphic art and design. The Centre Pompidou also hosts a rich public library. It was built to attract and impress visitors, and give them an understanding of the cultural richness offered by the center, and by Paris. Many exhibitions are held here regularly. Do not forget to spend a few hours at the Centre Pompidou during your stay in Paris.

To get there

The Centre Pompidou is located in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles. It is easily accessible by various means of transport. Rambuteau on line 11 is the nearest subway station. The Station Hotel de Ville or Châtelet are also fairly close to Beaubourg and the RER: Châtelet - Les Halles. Several buses are also circulating nearby. It is open every day except on Tuesday. The museum and the exhibitions are open from 11Am to 9pm. There may be different schedules for special events. The Bibliothèque Publique d'information (BPI) is open Monday to Friday (except Tuesday) from noon to 10PM and on weekends from 11AM to 10PM. Regarding admission fees, prices vary depending on what you want to see. It is possible to buy tickets online in advance. The Centre Pompidou in Paris is one of the museums that are accessible through the Paris Museum Pass. This pass, which is for enthusiasts of museums, gives quick access to 60 museums and monuments in Paris and Ile de France with rates ranging from 32 € for 2 days at 64 € for 6 days. And if you want to stay in the neighborhood of the Centre Pompidou, see our selection of youth hostels and small hotels. [post_title] => Centre Pompidou [post_excerpt] => The Centre Pompidou, also known as Beaubourg, was constructed in the 1970s under the leadership of President Georges Pompidou. Its architecture, which was revolutionary at the time, is now part of the image of Paris. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => centre-pompidou [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-09-14 07:17:12 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-09-14 06:17:12 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=555 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [7] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 544 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-12 16:49:02 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-12 16:49:02 [post_content] => Musée du Louvre à Paris, FranceThe Louvre is almost as emblematic of Paris as is the Eiffel Tower. Largest museum of the city and part of the world's best known (it is the most visited museum in the world), it offers its visitors an impressive art collection. Its eight departments cover many periods of all backgrounds. This is a must on any visit to Paris. It is at the Louvre that you should go if you want to get a close look at the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. But you have to be patient, waiting to enter this famous museum can be very long. To avoid line-ups, several services offer you to buy your ticket online, which will be valid on any day when the museum is open.
If you're passionate about the Louvre, are under 26 years old and you stay for more than a few days in Paris - or planning more visits in the year, the Carte Louvre Jeunes may be a good idea, since it costs only 15 euros. Several thematic guided tours are also offered. The museum is open every day from 9AM to 6PM, except Tuesdays and some holidays. It remains open until 10PM on Wednesdays and Fridays. Admission is 9.50 euros, and you can get a ticket for 6 euros if you make your visit on Wednesday or Friday after 6PM. And remember that access to the museum is free the first Sunday of every month! To get there The Louvre Museum is located in the 1st arrondissement. It is accessible by subway, get off at the station Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre, served by lines 1 and 7. Batobus also provides access to the Louvre. And remember that if you want to stay in Paris in the area of the Louvre, we offer a selection of hostels and guest houses. Make your reservation online! 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I [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-louvre-museum [to_ping] => [pinged] => http://www.aubergesdejeunesse.com/batobus/ [post_modified] => 2010-06-26 00:11:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-06-25 23:11:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=544 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [8] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 1087 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-04-05 16:50:35 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-04-05 15:50:35 [post_content] => Hotel du Nord has been known for decades ,thanks to the film by Marcel Carne, and the legendary reply "atmosphere, atmosphere" of Arletty, but did you know that's also the name of an excellent restaurant, located just next to the location where the movie was filmed? Calming and intimate decor, inventive and varied menu - even vegetarians will find their happiness - it is the perfect place for a good evening with friends, a meal that will remain among the highlights of your visit to Paris. If you do not have the opportunity to eat there, at least stop for a drink after a walk along the Canal St. Martin. Address: 102 Quai Jemappes, Phone: +33140407878 J. Bonsergent or République subway station The café is open every day from 9AM to 1:30AM. The restaurant is open from noon to 3PM and from 8PM to midnight. [post_title] => Hôtel du Nord in Paris [post_excerpt] => Hotel du Nord has been known for decades ,thanks to the film by Marcel Carne, and the legendary reply "atmosphere, atmosphere" of Arletty, but did you know that's also the name of an excellent restaurant, located just next to the location where the movie was filmed? [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => hotel-du-nord-i-paris [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-06-26 00:08:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-06-25 23:08:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=1087 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [9] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 1167 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-04-06 21:34:02 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-04-06 20:34:02 [post_content] => Couscous au café TribalFree couscous and cheap beer, this is what has allowed the tribal cafe to be so well known!  You will find yourself a little crowded but the atmosphere is good, couscous is spicy and prices are unbeatable. Travelers on a budget should go there... and others too. Young students and residents get along together in a an astonishing kind of mix! Beware, the couscous is free on Friday and Saturday nights only. Arrive early to secure a place. To get there The Tribal café is located at the following address: 3, Cours des Petites-Écuries, 75010 Paris. The nearest subwy station is Château-d'eau. Open everyday from 11AM to 2AM. (© Photo ukcider) [post_title] => The Tribal Café in Paris [post_excerpt] => Free couscous and cheap beer, this is what has allowed the tribal cafe to be so well known! You will find yourself a little crowded but the atmosphere is good, couscous is spicy and prices are unbeatable. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-tribal-cafe-in-paris [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-09-10 06:06:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-09-10 05:06:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=1167 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [10] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 2025 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2012-01-20 06:54:22 [post_date_gmt] => 2012-01-20 05:54:22 [post_content] => Looking for something different to do this weekend? Then it’s time to get out of that youth-hostel bar and get your groove on along with me Leo the snail this Saturday, February 4th at the Justice show in Paris! Playing at Olympia on Boulevard des Capucines these indie-electro beats are guaranteed to give you your much needed party fix for the weekend.  Touring for their new and highly acclaimed album Audio, Video, Disco, this concert is one that should be top on your list of things to do this weekend. Starting in 2007 Justice has quickly become one of the most talked about and listened to electro bands in the music industry today. Now is your chance to hear this chart-topping electro band perform live in one of the most charismatic theatres in Paris, Olympia, which was founded by the creator of Moulin Rouge and has been host to everything from ballets to circuses since the turn of the 20th century. Be sure to ask at your youth-hostel for the appropriate directions to this magnificent theatre within the heart of Paris. With many affordable youth-hostels in the area the Justice show is perfect for backpackers up for a good party. Don’t miss your chance to be part of the excitement this weekend! Tickets start at €37.30 so be sure to reserve them now and book your youth-hostel accommodation with me by following the links below. Happy travels everybody! [post_title] => Justice (band) Tour – Youth-Hostels – Paris [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => justice-band-tour-youth-hostels-paris [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2012-01-20 06:54:22 [post_modified_gmt] => 2012-01-20 05:54:22 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.hostels.mobi/info/?p=2025 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) )