To make a break at one of the many Paris hostels truly magical, visitors could head out to Marne-la-Vale where Disneyland Paris is located. Situated 20 miles from the centre of the city and an easy train journey from most Paris hostels, the resort features two theme parks and an entertainment district.
Whether it's meeting Mickey and his friends or taking a ride on one of the white-knuckle rollercoasters, there is something on the 4,800 acre site for everyone.
For the kids
The best bit of a Disney trip is getting up close and personal with famous faces from Disney cartoons. Visitors are advised to pack a pen to get their favourite characters signatures and a camera to record their special meeting. Different characters can be found at designated areas in both the Disneyland Park and the Walt Disney Studios Park.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse can be found on Toon Street in Walt Disney Studios, as can Sulley from Monsters Inc. Over at Disneyland Park, guests can meet Winnie the Pooh at Fantasyland and Woody and Jessie from Toy Story in Frontierland. The resort also offers Eat ‘n’ Greet opportunities where visitors can sit down to enjoy a meal with much-loved figures including Cinderella, Pluto, Pinocchio and Robin Hood.
For the big kids
There is also plenty for adults to do at the resort. Sports fans will no doubt make a beeline from Paris hostels to Golf Disneyland. Taking a round doesn't mean missing out on the cartoon fun, as the course carries a Disney theme. With a full 27-hole course, Golf Disneyland is open seven days a week all year round and is open to players of all standards.
The 27-holes are made up of three themed nine-hole courses that can be combined in several different ways to make one complete 18-hole round. All three courses start and end in front of the impressive Club House. Alternative outdoor events include the Treetop Adventure Trail and the ice skating rink which opens each winter.
The resort also includes a cinema and several bars and restaurants, not to mention the adrenaline-pumping Space Mountain and the Aerosmith-themed Rock'n'Roller Coaster.
Before settling down and becoming a copywriter for HostelBookers.com Paul Scottyn did a backpacking tour of France, he checked out a variety of the country's budget accommodation, including a number of most Paris hostels .