Ah Paris, France; the city of light and the city of love. Known as a romantic destination, it’s actually one of my favourite places to travel solo. Which is actually how I discovered that Paris, despite its popularity, actually has some really great budget-friendly accommodation options (and no, I don’t mean hostels). Sure, they may not have an Eiffel Tower view but if all you are looking for is a clean, comfortable, and central hotel that will allow you to make the most out of your visit to Paris, then this post is for you. I’m sharing the best cute and cheap hotels in Paris, France.
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How Much is a Cheap Hotel in Paris, France?
Before I share my recommendations for cheap hotels in Paris, I should clarify what I mean by ‘cheap’. The hotels I’m sharing on this list can all be booked for about $200-250 CAD per night. Keep in mind, if you book last minute or during a holiday, it may be more.
Now, you may be thinking “Um, Hannah, that’s not cheap” but when you consider that a hostel bunk bed in a 6-bed dorm starts at $60 CAD per night then that $200 CAD for your own space and privacy doesn’t seem too bad. Keep in mind, I’ve written this article with solo travellers in mind so most of the rooms at these low prices are for single (sometimes double) beds. The hotels all have larger bed and room options that will still be considered cheap by Paris standards, but expect to pay extra.
I’ve also selected central hotels in the heart of Paris. While I’m a big fan of exploring new and different neighbourhoods, the fact is that Paris is a huge city and to get the best experience you want to stay near the main attractions. Furthermore, I’ve chosen these cheap Paris hotels for their cleanliness, amenities, and service as well. As a solo female traveller, safety and cleanliness are important to me and something I always look out for when booking a place to stay. So while you can find cheaper Paris hotels, they aren’t going to be up to the same standard that I look for and will probably be on the outskirts of the city.
With that being said, here are my picks for cute and cheap hotels in Paris, France.
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Paris France Hotel
I discovered Paris France hotel by accident when looking for cheap hotels in Paris. I was looking early and they happened to be the ‘daily deal’ on booking.com. So, I decided to give them a shot and I’m glad I did. Paris France hotel is located in Le Marais which means it’s close to metro stations, plenty of cafes and restaurants, and in the heart of the city. My room had lots of space for me and my luggage, with a decent sized bathroom. The staff were friendly and it was easy to find my way to; both in terms from arriving from the airport and from coming back after a day of exploring. I highly recommend Paris France Hotel based on my experience and will definitely stay here again.
Hotel de Roubaix
Hotel de Roubaix was another great find. It’s kind of a funky hotel in terms of the décor which includes some interesting art pieces. Rooms and bathrooms were on the smaller side (as is common in most of Europe) but comfortable. Like Paris France Hotel, the Hotel de Roubaix is also located in Le Marais district and easy to find with a nearby metro station. Breakfast is pretty basic: yogurt, croissants, cereal etc. and is an additional cost. But, it’s nice that the option is there to have breakfast at the hotel if you don’t feel like going out. My room was located at the back of the hotel, so I found it very quiet as well which was nice and made for a good night’s sleep.
Hotel France Albion
If you are looking for a fun boutique hotel, then check out Hotel France Albion. Located close to the Galeries Lafayettes shopping centre, it’s a perfect base for exploring the heart of Paris. Rooms are smaller, but comfortable and have their own private bathrooms. Breakfast is available at an extra cost (everyone loves the croissants) and there is also a hotel bar for those who want to enjoy a little night cap at the end of the day. It is located in a busier area, but the rooms all offer sound proofing to help make sure that you get a good night sleep before exploring.
Hotel Le Compostelle
Another hotel located in Le Marais district, Hotel Le Compostelle is clean, comfortable, and central. All of the rooms here offer large windows making them bright and airy which guests really appreciate. A continental breakfast is available at the hotel, or you can try one of the many cafes, bakeries, or restaurants nearby. Rooms are basic, but comfortable and the staff are friendly and happy to help you make the most of your visit to Paris.
Hotel Alhambra is located just outside Le Marias, in the 11th arrondissement (close to Le Centre Pompidou). It’s a basic but modern hotel. The closest metro station is only 5 minutes away and there are plenty of dining options nearby. This cheap hotel in Paris features sound-proofing and most rooms offer a garden view. Breakfast is available for an extra fee should you like and there is actually hotel parking available if you happen to be driving (the idea of driving in Paris seems terrifying to me but, hey, each to their own!).
Final Tips for Finding a Cheap Hotel in Paris, France
As mentioned above, I’ve aimed to keep the pricing of these hotels at $200-250 CAD per night. That being said, there are a few considerations you need to keep in mind to get these prices. Booking well in advance will get you the best deals. The time of year you visit will also play a role in pricing. Weekdays see cheaper options that weekends and during the summer, prices do increase.
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