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Cheap hotels in Bastille / Gare de Lyon (11th/12th), Paris

Main attractions: The Bastille is located just east of the Marais in the 11th arrondissement, centered around the Place de la Bastille, once home to the infamous Bastille prison which was destroyed during the revolution (1789) and now anchored by a modern opera house that is the aesthetic opposite of the Opéra Garnier across town. The 12th is home to the Viaduc des Arts, a series of artisan studios with giant picture windows facing the street that runs beneath the garden pathway on the site of a defunct railway track, the Promenade plantée, that was the inspiration for NYC’s High Line.

Neighborhood atmosphere: The appealingly grungy rue Oberkampf has a young, carefree Parisian vibe and the area in general is one of the more laid back quarters of the city. Apart from the attractions listed above, the 12th is one of the least exciting neighborhoods in Paris, though it will give you a sense of how ordinary Parisians live.

Stay Here If: You are looking for a fairly central neighborhood near the Marais with a slightly lower pricetag, with plenty of cheap bars, shops and nightlife in the 11th.

Don’t Stay Here If: You are sensitive to noise or prefer a less grungy atmosphere.

Hotel du Nord et de l'Est, Paris

Address 49 Rue De Malte (Bastille / Gare de Lyon (11th/12th))

The two-star Hotel du Nord et de l'Est is situated just a one-minute walk from the busy Place de la Republique, near the hip Oberkampf and Bastille neighborhoods.

7.8 Guest Rating

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$92

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Pink Hotel, Paris

Address 20 Bis Rue Dugommier (Bastille / Gare de Lyon (11th/12th))

Situated in the 12th arrondissement east of the Gare de Lyon, the Pink Hotel offers 15 rooms with TV, air-conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi.

7.5 Guest Rating

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$94

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Hotel Daval, Paris

Address 21, rue Daval (Bastille / Gare de Lyon (11th/12th))

This convenient hotel offers polished two-star rooms with air conditioning and small baths, just off the Place de la Bastille in a rather bumpin' neighborhood.

8.1 Guest Rating

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$117

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Hôtel Original Paris, Paris

Address 8, Boulevard Beaumarchais (Bastille / Gare de Lyon (11th/12th))

Situated on the eastern border of the Marais just off Place de la Bastille, the two-star Hôtel Original Paris has been completely reborn as a design hotel... with rates to match.

8.4 Guest Rating

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$196

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Adagio Access Paris Bastille, Paris

Address 11, rue Moreau (Bastille / Gare de Lyon (11th/12th))

Offering “studios” with kitchenettes and a touch of style near the Bastille, the Adagio Access Paris Bastille is an option for Cheapos who are happy to cook (and clean) for themselves.

8.2 Guest Rating

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$106

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Alhambra, Paris

Address 13 Rue De Malte (Bastille / Gare de Lyon (11th/12th))

The chief selling points for the friendly Hotel Alhambra are its hip Oberkampf location (near bars, clubs and restaurants) and its vast, plant-filled courtyard.

8.3 Guest Rating

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$95

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