Centre International BVJ Paris-Louvre

20, Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, Paris, FranceHostel

Centre International BVJ Paris-Louvre, Paris

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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors

The Centre International BVJ Paris-Louvre is a no-nonsense youth hostel (limited to ages 18-35) with a magnificent location just two blocks north of the Louvre. The hostel offers a simple night’s rest for a good price.

Pros: Amazing location next to the Louvre. Cheap dorm rates. Strict “no party” policy.

Cons: Only for guests 18-35 years old. Very basic. Strict “no party” policy.


Housed in a lovely 19th-century Haussmann-era building, the BVJ Paris-Louvre has a grand entrance and large atrium at its heart. Upstairs, the hostel accommodates up to 210 guests, mostly in basic dorms, although the hostel also offers 13 double rooms. When we say basic, we mean it: Rooms have beds and a sink; no TV, no telephone. Regardless of room type, all guests share bathrooms.

The hostel is quite popular with large groups of students and other packs of travelers who fit into its strict 18-35 age limit. It isn’t, however, a party hostel (which we note above as both a "pro" and a "con," depending on your preferences). In fact, the BVJ is quite serious about its "silence after 10 p.m.," "no smoking" and "no alcohol" policies. Those seeking poker nights and Jager shots should look elsewhere (for example, the Woodstock Hostel).

Downstairs, Wi-Fi is offered for a fee in the lobby. A simple breakfast is included in the room rate. Note: The hostel accepts cash only.

The BVJ Paris-Louvre is located along the tiny rue Jean Jacques Rousseau two blocks from the Louvre’s Cour Carrée. This is truly impressive, and it means that the rest of central Paris is also easily accessible. Getting to the hostel from Charles de Gaulle is also a breeze, as the Les Halles RER station (with a direct airport connection) is a five-minute walk away.

Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.



  • Breakfast Included
  • Reception: 24-Hour
  • Wi-Fi: Free



20, Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau
Louvre / Châtelet (1st), Paris, France

+33 (0)1 53 00 90 90
Fax: +33 (0)1 53 00 90 91

Website: http://www.bvjhotel.com

Email: bvj@orange.fr

About the Centre International BVJ Paris-Louvre neighborhood

Located to the west of Châtelet, the area surrounding the Louvre museum is an art lover's playground. The quarter boasts grand Haussmann-style boulevards leading to the gold dome of the Opéra and the banks of the Seine. The quarter's biggest draw is the Louvre museum and the Seine-side Jardin des Tuileries.

Centre International BVJ Paris-Louvre, Paris
Centre International BVJ Paris-Louvre, Paris
Centre International BVJ Paris-Louvre, Paris

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