Located just 100-metres from the Metro and Eurostar connections at Gare du Nord, this hostel sports 600-beds.

With free WiFi throughout, the new hostel provides ‘Pod Beds’ for all guests staying in dormitories.

Each pod has a privacy curtain, an under bed locker, a reading light and a power point – with both USB and plug sockets.

A large number of private en-suite rooms are also available.

Robert Savage, Press and PR Manager for St Christopher’s Inns said: “This is the biggest St Christopher’s Inns hostel ever and it comes with all of the great features that our guests have come to know, love, and expect, over the past 18-years.

“You’ll find lots of communal space, discounts on food and drinks for guests, and a mix of locals, and travellers in the bar. Add to that the latest generation of sleeper-carriage style pod beds, and you have the most modern backpacker hostel in the world.”

Guests at the Gare du Nord hostel and all St Christopher’s Inns across Europe can also check in online before they arrive, allowing staff to pre-program the room keys, for a speedy pick up. Online check in is a feature of the St Christopher’s Inns – independent online booking engine, built in-house and launched last year.

The ground floor Belushi’s bar at the new Paris hostel serves a free breakfast of cheese, ham, cereals, fruit, tea, coffee and juice to all guests. The same bar and restaurant also hosts live music several nights a week, with bar top singers, and dancers.

An in-house graphic design team created unique wallpaper art for each floor. Every level is themed to reflect one of the many European cities where St Christopher’s Inns operate. Guests can for example, choose to stay on floors representing the iconic sights of Berlin, Barcelona, London, Paris or Amsterdam.

The €38 million Paris hostel was designed and executed by architects DGLA, a Parisian firm specialising in retail and hospitality. Together with the St Christopher’s Paris Canal hostel opened in 2008, St Christopher’s Inns and Belushi’s bars employ close to 100 staff in Paris.