Hotel Jo&Joe Paris-Gentilly is a new paris hub for travellers looking for somewhere to stay that’s affordable, funky and on the doorstep of major attractions.
Here at Atout France, we get to know all manner of hotels – from the luxurious to the homely. If there is one thing we love seeing, it’s innovation, and that’s what appeals about Jo&Joe.
With a vibe that’s equal parts fun youth hostel, budget hotel and hipster meeting-place, Jo&Joe from the Accor group is designed first and foremost to get conversations going. With large living spaces, restaurants, bars (and of course beds), it’s for the young, and the young at heart – those for whom travel is firstly about meeting people and seeing where the road will take them. Importantly, it’s also about keeping costs down, and you won’t find a bed here that costs more than a few rounds of fancy cocktails with friends.
Jo&Joe OpenHouse Paris Gentilly Copyright Thierry Sauvage - Abaca
Situated between the Porte d’Orléans and the Porte de Gentilly, a 5-minute walk from the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris, Hotel Jo&Joe’s first Paris site at Gentilly is next to the RER B line and 15 minutes to the heart of Paris. Notre-Dame de Paris isn’t far either: jump on the RER 8 Metro, or cheer in the crowd at a sports event at Stade Sébastien Charléty.
For travellers coming by bus from Orly airport, take the Orlybus shuttle and stop at Stade Sébastien Charléty. The contemporary communal spaces – the bar, restaurant and garden – are a hub for having fun (self-serving beer tap system, anyone?) with travellers from all corners of the globe. There are hearty hot dogs and fabulous cocktails (arguably among the best in town), as well as inspiring events and activities that are changed up every week: yoga, live DJs, concerts and plenty of others.
Look out for the Jo&Joe offering in two other locations around Paris and France, including in the 20th arrondissement, Nation, and Hossegor in Landes.
The facade of Jo&Joe Paris-Gentilly at night (photo © Thierry Savage - Abaca)
Choose from cabins (for two), private rooms with bathrooms for two or three guests. Or select from communal-style dorm accommodation for groups of four, five, six, eight or 12.
Jo&Joe Hossego, bedroom, copyright Jeremie Mazenq - Abaca