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We’ve been hunting down Paris’ best affordable hotels for more than a decade. While you should be sure to check out our reviews of cheap hotels in Paris, in the articles below you can find more information on the city’s hotel scene.

Also in our Paris guide:

• The best cheap hotels in Paris reviewed by our editors
Free things to do in Paris and free outdoor activities
Practical tips to help you plan your trip
• Save on sightseeing and museums and shopping
• Saving on nightlife and entertainment
• The best affordable restaurants and bars
• Ways to save on transportation
Cheap flights from Charles De Gaulle and Orly airport

Paris: Q & A with Hotel du 7e Art, an affordable stay with a fun movie theme in the Marais

Paris: Q & A with Hotel du 7e Art, an affordable stay with a fun movie theme in the Marais

If you’re a film buff, a fan of independent hotels and plan on visiting Paris soon, Hotel du 7e Art is the place for you. Decked out with vintage film posters that give nods to Hollywood musicals from eras past, this hotel has a very special theme. Situated within the trendy Saint-Paul neighborhood in the » Read more

Hotel de Nice photo essay: A cheapo classic in Paris

Hotel de Nice photo essay: A cheapo classic in Paris

For years, Hôtel de Nice has topped EuroCheapo’s list as one of the more beautiful and charming, while still affordable, places to stay in Paris. With rates between €80-220, gorgeously kitsch interiors and a central location in the Marais, this place is hard to beat. Walking into the hotel through the turquoise blue doors, you » Read more

The hippest hostels in Paris: Affordable lodging with style

The hippest hostels in Paris: Affordable lodging with style

Paris may be infamously chic, sophisticated and beautiful, but it hasn’t always been viewed as a ‘hip’ city. What do we mean by hip? You know, the kind of place that’s always one step ahead of the trends, cooler than cool. But recently, the climate has been changing, and Paris has been gaining an edge » Read more

Paris: Q&A with Henri le Goubin of Hotel Saint-Andre-des-Arts

Paris: Q&A with Henri le Goubin of Hotel Saint-Andre-des-Arts

Hotel Saint-Andre-des-Arts is a charming, historic hotel nestled into the picturesque cobblestone streets of Saint Germain des Prés. In a city like Paris, it’s unusual for any of those words to coincide with affordability. And yet, year after year, Hotel Saint-Andre-des-Arts tops EuroCheapo’s list of favorite and most reasonable places to stay in Paris. (Read » Read more

Paris: 6 affordable hotels near popular sights

Paris: 6 affordable hotels near popular sights

How important is your hotel’s location? If you ask us, it’s très important. Regardless of whether you only have two days in Paris or a whole week, you should always consider the perks of its location. A few extra euros per night could mean the difference between rolling out of bed and into one of » Read more

Our 8 Favorite Hotels in Paris Under €80

Our 8 Favorite Hotels in Paris Under €80

I love Paris’ super cheap sleeps. Well, not all of them, of course. The city has plenty of uninspiring cheapo options that, having visited hundreds of them, I’d rather not discuss. But it also has a handful of budget hotels that offer something special. The best of these have a few things in common. For » Read more

No Wi-Fi at the hotel? Seriously?

No Wi-Fi at the hotel? Seriously?

How would you react if you arrived in your hotel room, plopped down your bags, and tried to join the hotel’s Wi-Fi network, only to find… (spinning, spinning)…. nothing. We’re not talking about having to hang out with your laptop in the lounge downstairs because the Wi-Fi doesn’t reach your room. And it can’t be » Read more

2 new, and very different, hostels open in Paris

2 new, and very different, hostels open in Paris

While it’s the most visited city in continental Europe, Paris still lags noticeably behind neighbors like Amsterdam, Barcelona and Berlin in one important budget travel category: hostels. Although there are plenty of inexpensive sleeping options (which we profile in our guide to cheap Paris hotels), the City of Lights simply doesn’t have that many great » Read more

Which hotel amenities do you really need?

Which hotel amenities do you really need?

D’you know who sneaked into my stateroom at three o’clock this morning? …  Nobody, and that’s my complaint! - Groucho Marx, Monkey Business Apparently Groucho was alluding to the lack of some “unclassified” amenity in that film scene. But all jokes aside, travelers often give an exaggerated sense of importance to certain amenities in the » Read more

Paris: Our “under the radar” list of the 12th arrondissement’s best budget hotels

Paris: Our “under the radar” list of the 12th arrondissement’s best budget hotels

The upbeat 12th arrondissement of Paris is in a constant process of reinventing itself and today constitutes one of the city’s most modern districts, with several upscale urban renewal projects to its name. A predominantly business and residential district, the 12th was traditionally regarded as one the less touristy quarters of Paris. Today, however, visitors » Read more

Paris: What makes a budget hotel special?

Paris: What makes a budget hotel special?

As my regular readers will have caught on to by now, I’m a huge fan of budget hotels, and specifically those in Paris. I visit them, stay in them and follow their changes (and sadly for some, their transformation into boutique hotels). I see them as a force of good in travel, a way for » Read more

Paris: 14 excellent budget hotels in the nearby suburbs

Paris: 14 excellent budget hotels in the nearby suburbs

Strictly speaking, the suburbs of Paris (“la banlieue”) are those communes that lie beyond Paris “intramuros,” in other words, outside the Peripheral Boulevard, the highway that runs around the city. While the word “banlieue” is meant to be a socially neutral term, the media often use it in a derogatory sense that is inexact and » Read more

Paris: 5 hotels in the 10th and 11th that should be on the Cheapo radar

Paris: 5 hotels in the 10th and 11th that should be on the Cheapo radar

A few weeks ago I wrote about some favorite budget hotels in Paris’ less-touristic 19th and 20th arrondissements. These are great small hotels that I believe are too often dismissed by travelers as not central enough for their trips. However, as I pointed out, Paris’ northeast quarter is buzzing these days, and travelers seeking out » Read more

Paris: Who wins when budget hotels go boutique?

Paris: Who wins when budget hotels go boutique?

Legend has it that Oscar Wilde remarked shortly before his death: “My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.” The comment pertained to the hotel room where he was staying, which would become his final resting place. These days, the same building houses » Read more

Paris: 5 Budget hotels with boutique style

Paris: 5 Budget hotels with boutique style

When looking for your home away from home in Paris, there are a few things to consider: location, comfort, ambiance, and, of course, price. But just because you’d rather save on accommodation and spend your cash on the many other fine things Paris has to offer doesn’t mean you have to settle for a shabby, » Read more

Paris: Popular budget hotels in less touristic neighborhoods

Paris: Popular budget hotels in less touristic neighborhoods

Northeast Paris is witnessing an interesting phenomenon. In this multicultural collage of gritty historic neighborhoods, bohemian quarters and more recently, piecemeal gentrification, several independently-run, quality budget hotels are enjoying increased popularity with travelers, thanks mostly to word-of-mouth. While these properties may be too far away from the traditional touristic routes for some tourists, other travelers » Read more

Paris: 11 cheap hotels with personality

Paris: 11 cheap hotels with personality

When it comes to budget hotels in Europe, Paris is in a class of its own. Although it has a reputation as a city possessed by glamor and glitz (with prices to match), Paris still offers a range of inexpensive hotel options that make it surprisingly reasonable to visit. In our guide to Paris, we’ve » Read more

Religious Accommodations in Rome and Paris: Comparing convent-ional cheap sleeps

Religious Accommodations in Rome and Paris: Comparing convent-ional cheap sleeps

A few weeks ago, cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio checked in at the Domus Internationalis Paulus VI, a clerics’ hotel in Rome, before the launching of the secret electoral conclave that would lead to the Papal election. A few days later, now the new Pope, Padre Bergoglio religiously paid his bill while checking out. The final » Read more

Paris: The secret hotel list of a cheapo connoisseur

Paris: The secret hotel list of a cheapo connoisseur

How wonderful are the little hotel gems of the world. These are the small hotels whose reputation stems from their fans’ word of mouth. A certain degree of secrecy is kept about their very existence. As one who studies the cheap hotel scene in Paris, I can tell you that some of the city’s finest » Read more

Paris: Staying on the Ile Saint-Louis

Paris: Staying on the Ile Saint-Louis

Choosing the right area to stay in a city is a key factor in shaping a memorable visit. In Paris we have over the years opted for hotels in many different parts of the French capital. We have tried chic hotels off the Champs-Élysees and budget options around the Bastille. We know bright and airy » Read more

Which type of Cheapo are you?

Which type of Cheapo are you?

If you spend a few minutes in our guides to budget hotels in cities around Europe, you’ll quickly notice that we recommend a wide range of properties, from hostels to three-star hotels. You might wonder, “what’s Cheapo about a three-star hotel?” Or you might wonder why we’re recommending hostels at all. What’s going on here? » Read more

Paris: More budget hotels with great locations

Paris: More budget hotels with great locations

The search for affordable hotels in Paris often leaves travelers fearing that they’ll have to settle for something with a lousy location, perhaps along the outskirts of town or in the suburbs. Not true, dear Cheapos. Last week I wrote a column for the Huffington Post about budget hotels in Paris with fabulous locations, all » Read more

Paris Bathroom Undercover: Find relief in the city’s ritziest hotels

Paris Bathroom Undercover: Find relief in the city’s ritziest hotels

By Bryan Pirolli in Paris— When walking the streets of Paris, every experience seems special, from buying that perfect baguette to spotting your new favorite article of clothing in a store window. So why should something as necessary as going to the bathroom be any different? If you can drink a glass of wine in » Read more

Paris Hotel Crush: The Hotel du Nord

Paris Hotel Crush: The Hotel du Nord

When in Paris last month, we happened upon the Hotel du Nord, a small one-star hotel tucked away on the tiny rue Albert Thomas, just north of Republique. With a style that charms and rates that will woo a Cheapo (€71-84 a night for a double with private bath), this is one hotel worthy of » Read more

Paris Hotel Matchmaker: Which kind of Cheapo are you?

Paris Hotel Matchmaker: Which kind of Cheapo are you?

By Theadora Brack in Paris— I was so adorable and well-behaved at the age of three that the man sitting next to us in the dining room at the Congress Hotel in Cape May, New Jersey, reached over and gave me a dollar. I was infatuated with hotels from that moment on. Ever since that » Read more

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