Cheap hotels in 20th: Père Lachaise / Ménilmontant / Belleville, Paris
Main attractions: Most tourists don’t know much about this northeastern Paris neighborhood, except those who pass through on their way to Jim Morrison or Oscar Wilde’s grave in the famous Père-Lachaise cemetery.
Neighborhood atmosphere: This scruffy, animated corner of the city has an unpretentious feel and is full of funky café-theaters, nightclubs and indie music hotspots where you can grab a drink and soak up some culture (not to mention join the hipsters for brunch on the roof of the Philippe Starck-designed Mama Shelter hotel).
Affordability: One of the more affordable corners of the city.
Stay Here If: You want to get a feel for an authentic Parisian neighborhood on the edge town.
Stay Elsewhere If: You want the proven charms of a more tourist-friendly, conventionally pretty and conveniently central neighborhood.