How can I save on accommodation?

Modified on Wed, 31 May 2023 at 11:00 AM

Consider staying in budget-friendly accommodations like hostels, which offer good value for money. When it comes to looking for budget-friendly accommodation in France and Germany, there are several hostel networks and websites that you can consider. We have listed the main ones below. Remember to read reviews, compare prices, and check the hostel's location and facilities before making a booking to ensure it meets your budget and preferences.

Some hostels will also offer discounted prices to Interrail Pass holders. To check for this, simply fill out the country you're visiting on the Interrail Benefits Portal.

Hostel networks in France and Germany

  • Hostelling International (HI): HI is a worldwide network of hostels, including many options in France and in Germany
  • Generator Hostels: Generator is a popular hostel chain with locations in several cities across Europe, including Paris, Berlin and Hamburg
  • Hostelworld: Hostelworld is a widely used platform that lists hostels from various networks and independent providers. 
  • While is primarily known for hotels, it also lists budget-friendly hostels. 
  • Meininger Hotels: Meininger offers a combination of hostel and hotel accommodations in several German cities as well as in Bordeaux, Lyon and Paris. 

Additional hostel recommendation in Germany are listed here.



Camping can be a wonderful and immersive way to experience nature while traveling in France and Germany. Taking regional trains to reach smaller cities and rural areas is a great suggestion for accessing camping sites. 

You can check websites such as Campspace, Hipcamp (France), and Eurocampings, Camping and Co (France). 

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