Where to Stay: Best Budget Hotels in Paris

If you’re planning a trip to Paris, you’ve probably already figured this out, but the city can get expensive. Really expensive. You’re just not going to get the same value for money as you will in other European cities. Luckily, Paris is worth the extra cost. If you adjust your expectations, there are some good deals to be found. Here are some of the best hotels around the city for under €100 euros a night.

Hotel Henri IV

This hotel has a dream location for a price that can’t be beat. Located on the historic Île de la Cité, facing the beautiful Place Dauphine, it’s about as central as you can get providing a true Paris experience. Keep in mind that the rooms will be very small and basic, with no television or wifi. As long as you plan to spend your days exploring Paris, it won’t be a problem. Unfortunately, they are closing August 2014, so if you’re visiting after that, this won’t be an option.

To get to know the neighborhood better, be sure to sign up for our Île de la Cité and latin Quarter Tour!

Rates: €72-€93 a night (+€8 in high season)

Location: 25 Place Dauphine,Paris 75001. Metro: Pont Neuf (line 7) or Cité (line 4)

Contact: +33 (0)1 43 54 44 53, website (http://henri4hotel.fr/) Note: you must book over the phone.

 

Hotel Jeanne d’Arc

The Hotel Jeanne d’Arc won’t be featured in any design magazines, but it’s location in the trendy and beautiful Marais will make you forget that. It’s just two blocks from a wonderful, free museum, a gorgeous park, and the metro. Expect the rooms to be small and clean, with a television and en suite shower and toilet. The management does frown upon eating in the rooms, which is slightly strange, but nothing that the wonderful cafes, bars, and restaurants in the area can’t solve.

Rates: €72-€98 a night

Location: 3 Rue de Jarente, Paris 75004. Metro: Saint Paul (line 1)

Contact: +33 (0)1 48 87 62 11, website (http://hoteljeannedarc.com/)

 

Hotel du Nord

In a nice combination of centrally located, but off the beaten tourist track, this hotel definitely feels like real Paris. Just a 10 minute walk away from the huge Place de la Republique, it’s also very close to the charming Canal Saint Martin, perfect for an evening stroll. The sparse but quirky decorations come mostly from antique and flea markets. The rooms are very small, and dimly lit, but comfortable and not too noisy. Best of all, the hotel offers bicycles for its guests to borrow, a fantastic way to see the city of Paris.

Rates: €73-€96 a night

Location: 47 Rue Albert Thomas, Paris 75010. Metro: Jacques Bonsergent (line 5) or Republique (lines 3, 5, 8, 9,  and 11)

Contact: +33 (0)1 42 01 66 00, contact@hoteldunord-leparivelo.com, website (http://www.hoteldunord-leparivelo.com/)

 

Eldorado Hotel

What this hotel lacks in location, it makes up in charm. Eclectically decorated, these rooms will show you the bohemian side of Paris which can be difficult to find. It also has to convenience of being attached to a charming, reasonably priced bistrot. The downside to this place is that, again, amenities will be lacking (although they do have wifi), the rooms will be small, and that it’s definitely not centrally located. There is a metro station close by, which will get you pretty much anywhere in Paris in a half hour or less, and it’s only a 15 minute walk for the charming Montmartre neighborhood, very convenient for our Montmartre and the Belle Epoque tour. Also keep in mind that the neighborhood is not the best at night if you’re travelling alone.

Rates: €43-€102 a night (cheaper rooms will have a shared toilet, be sure to ask for an en suite if that bothers you)

Location: 18 Rue des Dames, Paris 75017. Metro: Place de Clichy (line 2 and 13)

Contact: +33 (0)1 45 22 35 21, eldoradohotel@wanadoo.fr, website (http://www.eldoradohotel.fr/)

 

Hotel Chopin

For old Paris charm on a budget price, the Hotel Chopin is your best bet. The hotel was opened in 1846, it’s located at the end of the arcade of the 19th century Passage Jouffroy, near Opéra. It does have modern amenities like television (the wifi is unreliable), but keep in mind most of the decor is classical, and may be a bit old. There are lots of bars and restaurants nearby, including Le Bouillon Chartier, one of the oldest brasseries in Paris.

Rates: €83-€102 a night

Location: 10 Boulevard Montmartre (46 Passage Jouffroy), Paris 75009. Metro: Grands Boulevards (lines 8 and 9)

Contact: +33 (0)1 47 70 58 10, info@hotelchopin.fr, website (http://www.hotelchopin.fr/about.php?lang=en)

About the author

Christina studied art history and French literature at the Sorbonne for a year in Paris as an undergrad. Now based in Washington, DC, she visits Paris as often as possible and loves introducing family and friends to her favorite places there. She has worked as a travel writer, museum professional, English tutor, and editor, and her favorite French cheese is Pont l'Eveque.