paris olympics 2024 accommodation

Wondering Where to Stay When Traveling to the Paris Olympics 2024?

Have you booked a place to sleep for Paris Olympics 2024? If still not done with it, it’s time to think about booking accommodation for your Olympian adventure now! From personal experience, I can tell you that accommodation of every kind gets booked up quickly in Paris, and with the Games heading to town, expect hotels, Airbnbs, and hostels to get full extra fast.

Ready to find your perfect accommodation? Below, I’ve got all the information you need to book the ideal place – including some options you may not have thought of. Camping in the city center, anyone?

What to Consider When Booking Accommodation for the Paris Olympics 2024

We get it: you’re keen to book your accommodation for your Olympics trip—but just hold on a second. Before booking a place to stay, it’s important to consider several key factors to ensure you choose the best option in terms of logistics that also suits your unique needs and preferences.

The things to take into account to secure the very best booking possible include;

Your Budget

First and foremost, work out a budget for your trip. It’s so easy to overspend while away – and even easier when you don’t have a budget set in stone in the first place. If you’re planning on staying in France for more than a week, accommodation costs can quickly add up, so work out exactly what you can (and can’t afford) before confirming a reservation.

The Olympic Venues You’re Attending

There will be lots of Olympic Games venues throughout Paris, and choosing accommodation that’s within a relatively short distance of these is a great way to help your adventure run smoothly. Plus, you’ll save money on taxi, metro, or bus fares if you’re within easy walking distance of at least one of the venues you’ll be attending. Think, too, about the sights you’re most keen to experience and ideally choose accommodation within easy reach of these.

Whether You’re Traveling Solo

Solo travelers – whatever their budget – often choose to stay in a hostel for the opportunities they offer to meet fellow travelers and socialize. Many hostels boast lively, friendly, communal bar and lounge areas where you can kick back and discuss all the day’s Olympic action with new friends. If you’ve never stayed in a hostel before, check out this video to get a realistic idea of what to expect.

Your Personal Preferences

There really is accommodation in Paris to suit all tastes and preferences, from ultra-luxurious city center hotels to campsites overlooking the Seine and everything in between. So whether you’re seeking a chic pied-a-terre or a fun and funky Airbnb apartment, you’ll find it here.

The Amenities

Accommodation varies hugely when it comes to the various amenities on offer. To enjoy the best stay possible, consider the amenities that are most important to you, whether this is access to an on-site fitness center, laundry service, or the facility to drop off your luggage before check-in should you arrive early.

Where to Stay During the Paris Olympics 2024

When it comes to accommodation for your Paris Olympics trip, you’ve got tonnes of options, including hotels, Airbnbs, hostels, and more. Let’s take a look at each of these in more detail.

Paris Olympic 2024 Hotel Options

The Luxury Option: Lutetia, 45 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris

Handily located for the Eiffel Tower Stadium and the Parc Urbain La Concorde Olympic venues, the Lutetia Hotel is a large establishment that offers super attentive, five-star service. You’ll find extensive fitness facilities, a gorgeous spa, and a seventeen-meter pool onsite, so you’ll feel like an Olympic athlete yourself (sort of). The hotel boasts stunning views and is proud to be family-friendly: there are even specific time periods when young guests are permitted access to the spa. So, if you’re looking for a luxurious accommodation that welcomes kids, too, Lutetia could be perfect.

The Close-to-the-Stade de France Option: Novotel Suites, 31 Avenue Jules Rimet, Saint-Denis, 93210 Paris

Literally, right across the road from the Stade de France, where the Paris Olympics 2024 athletics and rugby matches will be held, the Novotel Suites is also an easy journey from the airport. Here, you can fuel up with a generous self-service breakfast buffet before heading out for your day’s adventures, and a restaurant can be found next door to the hotel. If you’re planning on heading out to the other Olympic venues throughout France, it’s good to know that the Novotel Suites are just an eight-minute walk from the RER station.

The Budget Option: La Dependance, 20 Rue Moliere, 75001 Paris

If you’re seeking relatively budget-friendly hotel accommodation, this comfortable three-star option is worth considering. With Olympic venues spread widely throughout the entire city (and beyond), La Dependance’s central location makes it ideal for hopping between each. It’s also a great base for sightseeing between games and matches: located in the first arrondissement, you’ll be just a six-minute walk from the Louvre.

Paris Olympic 2024 Airbnb Options

Best for Proximity to the Invalides Stadium: Invalides / Palais Bourbon Luxurious 4P Apartment 

The Invalides venue, in Paris’s iconic seventh arrondissement, will host archery, athletics, and road cycling events as part of the 2024 Olympic Games. If you have tickets for any of these events and are seeking to stay as close to the venue as possible, this Airbnb is worth checking out. Just a short walk from the Invalides stadium, this comfortable one-bedroom apartment can sleep four guests, and benefits from beautiful views and chic design.

Best for Larger Groups: Duplex Familial Near Paris

Looking for a rental that’ll accommodate a group? This duplex near Paris could fit the bill: it has three bedrooms, sleeps up to eight guests, and features a lovely terrace and garden to relax in after taking in the excitement of an Olympic event. The duplex is located in a peaceful area on the first floor of a traditional mill house – and you’re just an easy thirty minutes from the center of the city.

Best for a Stylish Stay: Stunning Place in Montmartre Near South Pigalle

If you’re keen to enjoy your Paris Olympics trip in style then this gorgeous Airbnb in Montmartre should definitely make it onto your ‘to consider’ list. It’s just a five-minute walk from the metro and the RER link at the Gare du Nord station, so is the perfect base from which to hop across the city, visiting various Olympic venues. The apartment has a balcony where you can soak up the Parisian sunshine with a cool glass of Vin Blanc at the end of an exciting day.

Paris Olympic 2024 Hostel Options

For Those on a Tight Budget: St Christopher’s Inn Canal, 159 Rue de Crimee, Paris

Wondering where to stay during the Paris Olympics 2024 if you’re on an extra tight budget? You’ll want to check out this popular hostel, which is just a fifteen-minute walk from the Gare du Nord station, so it’s excellent for getting between Olympic venues both within and outside of Paris. Guests appreciate the under-bed lockers, onsite bar and club, and very affordable prices.

For Those Wanting a Central Location: 3 Ducks Hostel, 6 Etienne Pernet Place, Paris

The 3 Ducks Hostel is a ten-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower and the Olympic Games 2024 venue, the Eiffel Tower Stadium. It’s also close to the metro and both airports are very accessible, too. This establishment is the longest-running private hostel in Paris, and it’s no surprise that the 3 Ducks is internationally renowned for its friendly, welcoming, and vibrant atmosphere.

For Those Wanting a Comfortable Stay: Generator Hostel, 9-11 Place du Colonel Fabien, Paris

If you’re interested in booking a hostel for your Paris Olympics 2024 trip but think such accommodation could be too basic, think again! The Generator Hostel can be found in Paris’s lively tenth arrondissement and offers its guests stylish rooms (each with air conditioning and a private bathroom), a welcoming lounge area and bar, a pretty terrace, and delicious continental breakfast freshly prepared every morning. The hostel is only 900 meters from the Gare de l’Est metro station, making zipping around the city for the Games a breeze.

Alternative Paris Olympics 2024 Accommodation

Looking for some alternative accommodation ideas? How about camping? You may be surprised at just how many campsites can be found both outside and within the city – some in the heart of Paris overlooking the Seine.

Campsites to check out include:

  • Camping de Paris, 2 Allée du Bord de l’Eau, 75016 Paris
  • Camping Sandaya, 1 Rue Johnson, 788600 Paris
  • Le Village Parisien Varreddes, 13 Rue de Otages, 77910 Varreddes

You could also consider a mid-term apartment rental, perfect if you’re planning on staying for a month or more in the city to take in the sights and atmosphere of the Games. As well as securing your accommodation for the entire period of your trip, you’ll have the benefit of a fully furnished temporary home.

Seeking something really unusual? Airbnb lists many unusual, spectacular, and quirky properties on its platform. These include castles, houseboats moored on the Seine, and architect-designed attic conversions with views over iconic Parisian landmarks.

Winning at the Olympic 2024 Accommodation Booking Event

If you’re traveling for the Olympics but haven’t already booked your accommodation, it’s time to get your skates on hotels, rental apartments, and hostels are filling up fast in the French capital. 

Use my guide above to get off the starting line and identify the best accommodation for your needs. The perfect option will offer easy transport links to the Olympic venues you’ll be heading to and tick all the boxes regarding your preferences, whether this is the presence of a fine-dining restaurant within walking distance or onsite child-friendly amenities. Fancy staying in a castle? No problem. This is Paris, after all.

FAQ

How much tourist tax will I need to pay per day for my accommodation in Paris?

The tourist tax payable per person per day varies depending on the type of accommodation you choose in Paris. For example, you’ll pay €10.73 if you’re staying in a five-star hotel, but just €1.95 for staying in a 3, 4, or 5-star campsite.

How long can I rent a furnished apartment in Paris?

You can rent a furnished studio or apartment in Paris for one week up to one year. As well as the basic rental, the fee you’ll pay often covers additional perks such as laundry service and private airport transfers.

What is the average price to stay in a youth hostel per night?

The average cost of a dorm bed in a hostel in Paris is €19 to €33 per person per night, and a private room averages €50 to €80 per person per night