UCPA opens the first sports youth hostel in France

In Paris, in the 19th arrondissement, the UCPA opens a new kind of youth hostel. Alain DELORME / UCPA

The UCPA has opened its “Sport Station Hostel” in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, with 230 beds in dormitories or private rooms, accompanied by a 3,000 m² sports multiplex. On the program are fitness, crossfit, cycling, badminton, squash, padel and climbing.

In the morning, stroll through the Tuileries Garden and visit the Orangerie Museum. Afternoon badminton game with friends. Evening aperitif at sunset in Montmartre… Reinforcing your visit to the capital with sports sessions: that’s the concept of this new youth hostel. The UCPA Sport Station Hostel Paris opened on June 13 with 59 rooms for two, four or six people and a sports complex of 3000 m².

Located on rue d’Aubervilliers (Paris 19), between the Macdonald warehouse and the Rosa Parks RER station, the hostel even refers to sports in its decoration: wooden beams on the walls behind the reception recall the espaliers that usually adorn gymnasiums. They can also be found as headboards in the bedrooms, equipped with metal lockers for dressing rooms.

The hostel offers three types of rooms. The private rooms for two people have a private bathroom with toilet, a safe and a small metal desk. The dormitories for four and six people are equipped with bunk beds with curtains that maintain privacy, a bedside lamp, a locker with a padlock and a small desk for two beds. The bathroom is shared, on the landing. Dorms for four people are available from €39.90 per night per person and dormitories for six people from €34.90.

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The four- and six-person dormitories are equipped with bunk beds with curtains for privacy for each guest. UCPA

A stay at the Sport Station Hostel gives unlimited access to all facilities of the campsite, by reservation: three badminton courts, five squash courts, two padel courts (the first courts in the capital!) a 500 m² bouldering area, a fitness room, a cross-training room, a cycling and RPM room, a cardio-musculoskeletal platform. The sports halls, also accessible to customers outside the youth hostel, are equipped with changing rooms with self-service sauna. Courses are also offered at an additional cost: 100 hours are taught per week.

The establishment also offers guided trips to discover Paris while exercising: night scooter rides, running in the Buttes Chaumont or even skating around the unusual places of the 19th arrondissement. Aimed primarily for young people, the UCPA Sport Station aims to be a convivial place and offers various activities such as DJ sets, broadcasts of matches or sporting events, game evenings around the bar and restaurant.

Our opinion


  • Sports equipment

This is the establishment’s strong point. The equipment is varied and of good quality. And what a space! For beginners, this is the perfect opportunity for a first experience. For their part, the confirmed can practice their sport in good conditions.

They are in the average youth hostels in Paris. Given the included sports offer, the price-quality ratio is more than acceptable.


For an establishment aimed at young people, its location, rue d’Aubervilliers in the 19th arrondissement, is not really suitable for travelers who have come to party in the capital: the journey home on foot after the metro stop tends to be long and not the most pleasant. And even if the UCPA Sport Station Hostel is located in “L’Îlot Fertile”, a new 1.3 hectare eco-district, the main Parisian monuments are more than 30 minutes away by public transport, with changes.

UCPA Hostel Paris, 198 rue d’Aubervilliers, 75019 Paris. Such an. : 09 75 18 11 80.

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