It is possible to enjoy a budget city break without compromising on comfort and facilities, as this selection from a new guide by Kash Bhattacharya showsNungwi Village
Parisian hostels are pretty average so Les Piaules, in an art deco building in trendy Belleville, is welcome. Opened during a shaky period for the city, following the tragic terrorist attacks in the area, the hostel, run by a group of friends, is the perfect hub for young people keen to make the most of the surrounding nightlife. Its bar does wine from €3 a glass and sharing plates for €12. Bunks have curtains and there’s a rooftop terrace.
• lespiaules.com, dorm beds from €25, doubles from €90