I have a connecting flight on Air France from Paris CDG to Toulouse at 8:30 on Saturday whereas my original flight from my home country lands at 19:00 hours at Paris on Friday. This means that I would be left with a little more than 12 hours at the airport but since it would be evening, joining the hop-on/off tour of Paris doesn't seem like a viable option to kill time.
Owing to night-flying restrictions, I had observed that German airports tend to seem quite desolate at night and I am unsure whether the situation is similar in France as well. Hence, I was wondering if it would be possible at all to spend the night at CDG airport without boring myself to death, and if so, whether it would be a secure option.
Alternatively, is there any budget hostel near the airport, safe for a single traveler, that you would recommend? Once again, my concern stems from my observation in Germany that the cheapest hostels tend to be located near the Hauptbahnhofs, which are not exactly in the best possible localities. Although I am aware that there are hotels available around 0.2 km from CDG, they appear to be overpriced and beyond my budgetary restrictions.
Thanks for your suggestions! I really appreciate your help.