Make Your Money Go Further in Paris
Paris is very popular with
tourists and backpackers and cheap rooms go quickly. This section will help the savvy
budget traveller get a really good deal when they visit the capital of France, by booking
online before they travel.
There's plenty of budget accommodation
available in and around Paris -- if you book early -- and some of these prices may only be
The first thing to consider is whereabouts in
Paris you'd like to stay. To help you navigate the Rues and arrondissements, we've also
provided map references and links to colourful, interactive street maps. All Paris maps
will open in a new window.
Navigating around Paris is generally easier
when you know which arrondissement you're staying in, or heading for.
The 20 arrondissements work their way out,
clockwise, from the centre of Paris and we've included a little summary about each
arrondissement to help you plan your stay in Paris.
Search the hostel database for your own budget accommodation and tours.
All prices quoted below are per bed and may be subject to change (depending on time of
year), so please use them as a guide only then check the website for availability and
current price structure.
Budget Accommodation in
Paris, sorted by arrondissement:
1st - 2nd - 3rd - 4th - 5th - 6th - 7th - 8th - 9th - 10th - 11th - 12th - 13th - 14th - 15th - 16th - 17th - 18th - 19th - 20th -- Paris Suburbs.
Cheap Hotels in the 1ère Arrondissement of Paris
The geographical centre of Paris is located on the right bank (Rive Droite). Popular with
tourists visiting The Louvre, Les Halles, Palais Royal and Tuilleries Gardens. Hotels here
tend to be a little bit more expensive.
Louvre Richelieu -- (Private rooms from 27.25)
51 Rue de Richelieu (map)
Right in the heart of Paris (5 minutes walking distance from the
Louvre), Hotel Louvre Richelieu is certainly one of the best value hotels in this
prestigious area of Paris. The hotel has 14 rooms, 12 of which have private bathrooms (WC
Louvre Saint Honoré -- (Private rooms from 65)
141 Rue Saint Honoré (map)
The Hotel Louvre Saint-Honoré is located between the main entrance to the Louvre Museum
and the Palais Royal, close to Musée d'Orsay and Notre-Dame Cathedral, on one of the most
famous streets of Paris.
Cheap Hotels in the 2ème Arrondissement of Paris
Also on the Rive Droite, the 2ème arrondissement is primarily a business district,
housing the Paris Stock Exchange (Bourse) and National Library (Bibliothèque Nationale).
Opera -- (Private rooms from 80)
2 Rue Monsigny (map)
Tucked away on a quiet street in the heart of Paris and just a stone's throw away from the
Louvre, Paris financial trade centre, tourist attractions and shops, this charming 3
star hotel has 36 rooms in total.
Cheap Hotels in the 3ème Arrondissement of Paris
One of the oldest neighbourhoods in Paris, the Marais was once a swamp but is now a trendy
art district -- with many 17th century houses formerly occupied by the noblest families of
Cheap Hotels in the 4ème Arrondissement of Paris
Also a part of the Marais, the Medieval heart of Paris (Île St. Louis and Île de la
Cité) attracts tourists visiting the Notre Dame and St. Chapelle. The more modern Centre
Georges-Pompidou houses the National Museum of Modern Art. There's also a Jewish quarter
here (around rue des Rosiers) and many great restaurants, trendy bars and shops.
Cheap Hotels in the 5ème Arrondissement of Paris
Over on the left bank (Rive Gauche) the 5ème arrondissement is better known as the Latin
Quarter -- home of the Sorbonne (where Latin was the language of instruction right up to
the French Revolution) and centre of the city's intellectual life -- with all the
necessary bookshops, student bars, bohemian cafés and international restaurants dotted
around its winding streets.
des Nations Saint Germain -- (From 80 per person)
54 Rue Monge (map)
This exceptional location offers you the best of Paris: Rue
Mouffetard and its numerous restaurants, Boulevard Saint Germain with its boutiques and
sidewalk cafés as well as the Ile de la Cité that was so dear to Quasimodo and
de France Quartier Latin -- (Private rooms from 40)
108 rue Monge (map)
Located half-way between the Mouffetard district and Place de la Contrescarpe, this
two-star hotel is also near the Panthéon, Notre Dame and St-Germain-des Prés and
surrounded by restaurants, bistros and plenty of good surprises.
Tour Notre Dame -- (Private rooms from 82)
20 Rue du Sommerard (map)
On the site of the former Hotel de Cluny, 'La Tour Notre Dame' hotel has been completely
restored and is at the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain and Rue Saint-Jacques. The
perfect location in the heart of the Latin Quarter.
Cheap Hotels in the 6ème Arrondissement of Paris
Also on the Rive Gauche, this is where Ernest Hemingway used to hangout (Les Deux Magots). Take a stroll along
the famous Boulevard St Germain, hunt down the former homes of famous writers on rue
Jacob, relax in the Luxembourg gardens or peruse the area's upscale boutiques, art
galleries and restaurants; depending on your taste for shopping, art or food.
des Ecoles -- (Private rooms from 40)
19 Rue Monsieur le Prince (map)
A charming little Parisian hotel, close to the Jardin du Luxembourg and Boulevard St
Michel. All rooms have private shower, toilet, mini-bar and television. There's also
Internet access, a whirlpool and free breakfast if you book online.
Cheap Hotels in the 7ème Arrondissement of Paris
The Eiffel tower acts like a magnet, attracting tourists in their thousands. Napoleon's
mortal remains -- along with his brothers (Joseph and Jerome), The Emperor's son (King of
Rome and Duke of Reichstadt), Marshals Turenne and Foch, and Generals Duroc and Bertrand
-- can be found in Église St-Louis des Invalides. The Musée d'Orsay is also located in
this arrondissement, on the left bank of the River Seine.
Rive Gauche -- (Private rooms from 96)
6 Rue du Gros Caillou (map)
Two-star hotel located on a charming pedestrian street, right in the heart of Paris,
within 5 minutes walking distance of the Eiffel Tower and Invalides.
Jardins Eiffel -- (Private rooms from 52)
8 Rue Amelie (map)
Located in the residential quarter of Invalides, just a few steps from the Eiffel Tower,
Les Jardins d'Eiffel offers the calm of gardens right in the heart of the city center. The
hotel has 80 rooms with balconies or terraces, including 60 rooms which overlook the inner
garden together with a view of the Eiffel Tower.
Cheap Hotels in the 8ème Arrondissement of Paris
Paris' famous street, The Champs-Élysée, stretches along this right bank arrondissement
-- from Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. Come here for all that is elegant in
the world of fashion and food -- luxury shops, expensive cafés and elegant hotels abound;
if your credit is good.
Berne Opera -- (Private rooms from 55)
37 Rue de Berne (map)
You can reach all the excitement of Boulevard Haussman and Place de la Madeleine quickly
via the Rue de Rome. Alternatively, the Boulevard des Batignolles leads to the famous
Place de Clichy's numerous brasseries, restaurants and cabarets -- including the renowned
Cheap Hotels in the 9ème Arrondissement of Paris
The Opéra Garnier is the elegant focal point of this arrondissement, although the Moulin
Rouge and half-naked women do attract night owls north, to the fading Red Light district
of Pigalle. The Galeries Lafayette will appeal to shoppers.
Hotel -- (Private rooms from 19)
39 Boulevard Rochechouart (map)
Located near the Sacré-Coeur, and close to theatres and
cabarets, the Avenir Hotel has 42 double, triple and quad rooms available -- at very
Place d'Anvers -- (Private rooms from 43)
6 Place d'Anvers (map)
Rooms at the Anvers are quiet, bright and comfortable. There's also a peaceful leafy
garden and room service.
Regent -- (Private rooms from 20)
37 Boulevard Rochechouart (map)
Located at the bottom of La butte Montmartre and the Sacré Coeur, just a few minutes walk
from the famous Moulin Rouge, Le Régent welcomes you into its friendly atmosphere in this
lively district somewhat different from the rest of Paris and preserved by time.
Many travellers will arrive here by train -- through the Gare de l'Est and Gare du Nord.
The area can look a little shabby, but if you keep your wits about you there's no need to
be paranoid and it's relatively safe.
de l'Europe -- (Private rooms from 38.50)
98 Boulevard de Magenta (map)
Located 200 metres from the Gare du Nord, on the corner of Rue La Fayette, this 2-star
hoel has a direct dial telephone and television in all rooms. Free breakfast for all
Maubeuge -- (Private rooms from 37)
79 Rue de Maubeuge (map)
2 star hotel, with all rooms refurbished and modernised. 200 meters from Gare du Nord and
Gare de l'Est, and 10 minutes from the Opera House.
& Love Hostel -- (Mixed dorms 20; Privates 24)
245 Rue La Fayette (map)
A pub on the premises, open till 2am, specialises in cheap beer and cocktails. There's
also a television available with international channels; Internet access; and fax
facilities. Close to Jaurès metro station and Boulevard de la Villette.
Primarily a residential district, the Opéra de Paris-Bastille and a few good restaurants
do liven the area up a little.
Grand Hotel Français -- (Private rooms from 80)
223 Boulevard Voltaire (map)
A historical building, the hotel offers a harmony of comfort and attractive surroundings
with 40 individually appointed guestrooms providing a cosy atmosphere.
Bel Air Beaubourg -- (Private rooms from 50)
5-7 Rue Rampon (map)
The Hotel Bel Air Beaubourg is a hotel of classic charm with a
spacious and comfortable lobby, a winter garden and an attractive bar. Ideally located on
a quiet street close to restaurants, business areas and the Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est
Richard -- (Private rooms from 22)
35 Rue Richard Lenoir (map)
Simple hotel with showers on the floor, located in the centre of Paris' 11th
arrondissement -- close to Place de la Republic.
The Bercy area has been redeveloped as part of an ambitious town-planning project for the
eastern part of the capital. Gare de Lyon is located at Boulevard Diderot, if you're
travelling south. To the east is Bois
de Vincennes -- a large wooded park, with zoo and artificial lake.
Chinatown Paris is located here, as are Gare de Austerlitz and the Bibliothèque National de France.
Montparnasse is the area for you if you're into the lives of literati and the Paris
history behind famous American ex-pats on a culture trip. There's a lively café and
restaurant scene around the Blvd. Montparnasse, and the Cité Universitaire
(Blvd. Jourdan) may have rooms from July to September.
Beaunier -- (Private rooms from 34.50)
31 Rue Beaunier (map)
The Hôtel Beaunier is located on a quiet, typical street but just a few steps away you
will find all kinds of entertainment in Montparnasse and Saint Germain des Prés. If you
come for business, there is also direct access to the exhibitions center.
Bordering the Seine, on the backend of the 6th and 7th arrondissements, this quiet
residential district was once the home of Chagall, Leger and Mogdliani. It's also the site
of the Paris Expo, at the Porte de
Versailles, and the 56-floor Tour Montparnasse (Avenue
Hostel -- (Mixed dorms from 23.10)
1 Rue Borromee (map)
Free breakfast every morning, and there's a fully equipped kitchen for backpackers to
prepare other meals. The hostel has a lock-out policy (from 11am to 5pm) and 2am curfew.
Eiffel Capitol -- (Private rooms from 69.50)
9 Rue Viala (map)
Located right in the heart of the 15th arrondissement. Just a
10 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River, the Hotel Eiffel Capitol is the
ideal departure point for visiting the city of Paris.
Innova -- (Private rooms from 43)
32 Boulevard Pasteur (map)
A few minutes away from Invalides and the Eiffel Tower, this 2 star has been fully
refurbished and provides a high quality of comfort and services. All 51 bedrooms have
either a shower or bath, private toilets, direct telephone, hair-dryer, satellite TV and
Yllen Eiffel -- (Shared rooms from 55; Privates from 95)
196 Rue Vaugirard (map)
Hotel Yllen Eiffel is located between the Montparnasse business district, the Eiffel Tower
and the Parc des Expositions de Versailles. Inside its neoclassical architecture, combines
charm, warmth and modern comforts.
Passy is a reasonably wealthy residential district, in the west of Paris, with beautiful
boulevards and the Bois
de Boulogne nearby. Wonderful views of the Tour Eiffel can be had from the Trocadéro and there are a
handful of museums worth visiting: Musée
des Art Asiatiques-Guimet, Musée
Marmottan Monet, and the Maison de Balzac. The Parc
des Princes football stadium (home of Paris St-Germain) is also here.
Trocadero La Tour -- (Private rooms from 53.67)
5 Bis Rue Massenet (map)
The Hotel Trocadero La Tour offers a delightful courtyard
surrounded with trees, an intimate lounge, a mahogany bar for teatime and cocktail
pleasures and 41 spacious rooms elegantly decorated for comfort and pleasure.
Between the Arc de Triomphe and Parc Monceau, the Batignoles district does contain a
couple of exquisite restaurants -- the Guy Savoy
(rue Troyon) and Michel
Rostang (rue Rennequin). Rostang also has a number of bistrots in the area -- save on
accommodation and spend on food.
Beauséjour 2000 -- (Private rooms from 35)
6 Rue Lecluse (map)
Located in the centre of Paris, not far from Montmartre, the Champs Elysees and Opera as
well as several musems and large departement stores.
Camelia International -- (Private rooms from 25.50)
3 Rue Darcet (map)
30 appointed rooms on a very quiet street -- only a 10 minute walk form the Sacrre Couer,
in the heart of Monmartre. Close to Place de Clichy metro -- for easy access to the whole
Darcet -- (Private rooms from 27.50)
4 Rue Darcet (map)
Staying at the Hostel Darcet, near Place de Clichy, means that you are never far away from
the most famous attractions of Paris. All rooms have TV, safety boxes and hairdryers.
Butte Montmartre (Martyrs'
Mound) was a real village until artists and bohemians were attracted by its steep and
narrow lanes, in the late 19th Century. The calmer days of Picasso, Matisse and
Renoir are gone and the 'Art Market' now attracts as many tourists as the Sacre Coeur
itself. Prostitutes and souvenir shops have also set up stall in the area.
Hostel -- (Mixed dorms 23)
122 Boulevard de la Chapelle (map)
Newly renovated hostel, with no curfew and no lock-out time. Supermarkets, bakeries and
laudromats are all located near by and the hostel offers Internet access and a fax
Hippodrome -- (Private rooms from 32)
7 Rue Forest (map)
In the heart of Montmartre, Hotel Hippodrome is located in a Parisian area made famous by
painters and poets throughout the decades.
Montclair Montmartre -- (Dorms from 23; Privates from 23)
62 Rue Ramey (map)
Most rooms have a panoramic view of the Sacré-Coeur, there's no curfew, no lock-out, a
big lobby area with a television room, dorm rooms with shower and WC, and single rooms
The area around La Villette and Buttes Chaumont has many ethnic restaurants and shops,
reflecting the customs of the racially diverse neighbourhood living in this
Parc de la Villette also houses the Cité des Sciences et de
l'Industrie and the La Géode
You'll find a little part of all of France's former colonies around Ménilmontant as well
as the last resting place of Bizet, Chopin, Molière, Edith Piaff, Oscar Wilde and Jim
others) -- in the Cimetière du
Hotel -- (Private rooms from 30)
36 Rue de la Croix St. Simon (map)
The hotel is located in a quiet side street near the lively Bastille area, and is
surrounded by typically Parisian cafes, markets and shops.A great choice for the budget
traveller, with direct metro to the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysées. With private bar and
internet access 24 hours -- all at cheap prices.
Le Quercy -- (Private rooms from 23.16)
251 Bd Jean Jaurès, Boulogne Billancourt (map)
The hotel is located on metro line 9 -- station Marcel Sembat -- 15 minutes from the
Eiffel Tower. Close to the business center of Issy-les-Moulineaux and Boulogne Billancourt
and 10 minutes from Roland Garros tennis
courts. Breakfast included.
-- (Private rooms from 24)
53 Rue Jean Jaurès, Levallois Perret (map)
Bed and breakfast, pension style accommodation at reasonable rates -- just 15 minutes by
metro to the center of Paris (Opéra) -- with a view over 'La Defense' from the terrace.
Cheap Hotels Outside Paris
South of Paris
Hotel Le Pontel -- (Private rooms from 43)
46 Avenue de Bellevue, Draveil (map)
Located in a quiet, residential area south of Paris; near a forest where guests can play
tennis or go swimming. Close to the express station of Juvisy sur Orge, from where you can
get to the centre of Paris within 11 minutes; 5 minutes away from Orly Airport (with a
shuttle service operating between the Express Station, Orly Airport and the hotel); and 15
minutes away from Paris by car, on the A6 motorway -- depending on the traffic.
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