Paris is definitely one of the chicest and most expensive cities to visit in Europe, but regardless of whether you are looking to stay in a Paris apartment or a hotel, doesn’t mean you can’t find some cheap sleeps in the City of Light!
If you are looking for a cheap, clean, basic place to sleep, sans frills and luxuries- you’ll find these three spots fit the bill. And if your looking for elevators or room-service, stay at the Ritz, where the least expensive room will set you back a mere 550€ a nite! And then move along, there is nothing for you to see here….
1. Maison Eymard. This church’s best feature is its location – just steps from the famous Champs-Elyesses, the Arc du Triompe and the Parc Monceau, in the elegant eighth arrondissement! It offers singles, double and even triples with sinks- but no showers, in the room. For that you need to head a different floor.
Rates range from 25€ to 60€ per nite and even include breakfast! Oh, but there is one catch- you have to be a part of the association, which will set you back a whopping 5€ per person!! Somehow, I think you can handle that for these downright bargain prices. Rooms are paid in cash, check, Visa or Mastercard.
23 Avenue de Friedland
01 40 76 30 30
2. Hotel Henri IV. Located smack dab in the center of Paris on the serenely quaint Place Dauphine is the 400 year old hotel, where Hemmingway once wrote. The place is sparse and plain, but clean and charming, and includes breakfast served in a little nook with a window overlooking the square. The location is outstanding- near three Métro lines, an excellent wine bar and prices range from 47€ to 81€ . If you can afford the extra pennies, spring for a room with a window or balcony. A new convenience is their website (not around when I stayed a few years back), though you still need to book by phone.
Hôtel Henri IV
25 Place Dauphine
01 43 54 44 53
Sadly, the Hotel Henri IV has closed.
3. The Maison d’accueil Ephrem. Believe it or not, I hesitiate to tell you about this secret gem, as I want to keep these cheap sleeps to myself for fear they will book up, or worse yet- raise their prices. Never the less, the 53 rooms at the Guesthouse of the famous Sacre Coeur church can be had for a mere 13€ per person, with full access to the Basillica! The Guesthouse is located in the 18th arrondissement, where steps away from your door you are afforded the most glorious view of Paris, and can discover the lovely back streets of Montmartre and Rue Lepic. Guests are expected to attend mass or prayer, but I’ll tell you what- I will worship whatever God lets me stay in Paris for $20 a night…any day of the week!
Maison d’accueil Ephrem
33, Rue du Chevalier-de-la-Barre
01 53 41 89 09
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