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Where Is The Best Place To Stay In Paris on a Budget

January 5, 2014 |

If there is one dream getaway for everyone that would absolutely be Paris. Who wouldn’t be enchanted by the charm of this magnificent French city capital? Visitors from all over the globe converge to this city recognized not only as the City of Love, but also the world’s fashion capital.Paris is also a gastronomic realm, where everyone can feast with the assortment of exquisite French cuisine, while enjoying the breathtaking cityscape reflecting the country’s rich history and culture.

Here are some of your accommodation options:

Luxury Hotels

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You may want to give yourself some extra pampering by booking one of the world’s best and most luxurious hotels in Paris, offering lavish accommodation and unparalleled services. You can live the lifestyle you want in the midst of grandiose furniture and four-poster French beds and be treated like royalty. Although most of these hotels are pricey, you can still get some affordable hotel rooms that will give you exclusive privileges to the magnificence of Paris.(image by marriott01).

Budget Hotels

Not all Paris hotels require loads of money. There are several budget hotels offering excellent facilities and services at much lower prices. Most of the budget hotels in Paris are recently refurbished, thus you’ll have a variety of choices in terms of design and ambiance.

Hostel Rooms

Hostel accommodation is perfect for those who are constantly on the go and for those who want to explore the splendor of Paris, walking along its cobblestoned streets.There are distinctive hostel rooms situated in some popular tourist spots that are quite affordable.

Chambre de Bonne

This room option is perfect if you for independent-minded and physically able individuals.Most of these very cheap accommodations are located on the sixth floor and up, with no escalator. These rooms are often very small and relatively isolated and may lack basic kitchen facilities. In some instances, you may have to share bathroom facilities.So if you plan to bring this type of accommodation, you better not bring large luggage or heavy bags.

Studio Apartments

You can obtain affordable private room apartments that come with a small kitchen, a bathroom and a small comfortable bed. Some of these works may have enough space for two persons, although it may be rather cramped.

Multi-bedroom flats

If you are travelling with an acquaintance or two, multi-bedroom apartments are an ideal choice.These apartments are larger than the average studio apartments but with multiple rooms you can share with other travel companions.

The Colocation

If you are the type who want to mingle with young people, there is potential colocation you can choose from. Similar to a multiple-room accommodation, it’s a good way to meet new friends, and perhaps brush up on your French.


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One very popular but affordable option is to rent a room with a family.It’s a good way to be immersed with the French culture and experience authentic home-prepared French cuisine. This is an ideal option especially if you are travelling alone, but since you are staying with a family, you may not feel as much privacy and you may have to stick to some rules.(image by Elise).

Backpacker Apartments

Another exciting and cheap Paris accommodation are the apartments especially designed for backpackers. Similar to dorm accommodation, backpacker apartments offer travelers with a special way to enjoy the city’s famous sites and as much freedom to come and go as they please.

Student Accommodation

Although you may not be studying in Paris, student accommodation is the cheapest available. You can apply for a CROUS accommodation through the Dossier Social Etudiant. You can be accepted based on some social criteria, especially if you come from a low-income family.

Although the cost of living in Paris is among the world’s most expensive, you don’t need to break your bank or empty all your pockets as there are various types of affordable accommodation that will help you stay on your budget. You just need to carefully plan out your travel so choose from among the city’s luxurious hotels, hotels, apartments or guest houses that is perfect for your needs and budget.

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