Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it is a great place to visit with students, but as you’ve probably already noticed, it can be very expensive. Fortunately, ParisByM understands this and has put together a list of the best places for budget accommodation in Paris to help you make the most of your trip without breaking the bank.
So, where can I stay in Paris with a budget?
It’s important to understand you don’t have to miss out on a great location when staying in budget accommodation in Paris. The public transport in the city makes it so that wherever you are, you can get to where you need to be quickly. With that in mind, make sure you book a hostel near a metro station! This can be the key to a good location!
The Marais Area in the 3rd and 4th Arrondissement
You may not have a vast knowledge of the Marais area, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great place to visit and stay. The Marais is centrally located, with the Hôtel de Ville and Le Centre Pompidou, two great attractions, just within its boundary as well as being only a 15-minute walk from the Île de la Cité where you will find Notre Dame Cathedral and much more. Since the 1980’s the Marais has also been the center of LGBT culture, and it has become an extremely fashionable district with a lot of trendy bars and restaurants all over so it is a great place to stay with student groups.
Hostels in this area usually average between €60-150 a night for two people, making it a good place to find budget accommodation in Paris without sacrificing on location.
The Bastille Area in the 11th Arrondissement
When looking for budget accommodation in Paris for students, Bastille may just be the perfect area for you. Located in the 11th Arrondissement, the Bastille area is a stone’s throw away from the Marais. With that in mind, much like the Marais, you are close to the center of Paris; only about a 30-minute walk from Notre Dame, and still surrounded by other attractions. With Opera Bastille and Place de Bastille located in it, Bastille is a great area of culture and art. It is also packed with lively places, with Rue de la Roquette stretching through the middle containing countless great restaurants and bars.
The area can provide budget accommodation in Paris as well, with prices ranging from €20-60 for a hostel for two people per night.
The Latin Quarter in the 5th Arrondissement
The Latin Quarter, which is just across the river from the Île de la Cité and a short walk from the Luxembourg Gardens is a great place to stay with students. It is centrally located and has an abundance of lively restaurants, bars, and shops stretching through the entire district giving it an atmosphere like no where else in Paris.
You may find it harder to find as many hostels here, but the prices usually range from between €30-70 per night for two people so if you can, it could be the perfect place for you and your student group.
So, What do I do now?
When looking for a place to stay with your group, it’s important you consider proximity to a metro station as well as your more general location. To get budget accommodation in Paris, you may have to head a little further out but this can be perfectly fine as long as you’re close to public transport.
Choosing the best area for your group to stay in Paris can be a difficult and overwhelming task. That’s why we recommend speaking with a travel agent about what might work for you. We hope this list has started you on the right path. Check out our website here for information or help booking group trips or excursions.