Anyone who has been to Paris, knows that it deserves its reputation for being one of the most expensive cites in the world. It’s also not easy to find a decent hotel that won’t blow your budget. Although this will hardly put visitors off. People will always be drawn here for the city’s beauty and romantic reputation – especially around Valentines Day. For those travellers without deep pockets, here is our collective pick for 10 of the best budget hotels in Paris or alternatively check out our 10 cool and unusual hotels in Paris.
Soft hotel – sweet and romantic
This is a friendly, modern budget hotel in Paris, whose penchant for tasteful soft furnishings and designer scatter cushions certainly ensures it lives up to its name. The newly renovated contemporary budget boutique is also excellently located. It’s within walking distance of Gare de l’Est and Republique metro stations and in an accessible distance from many of the capital’s most beautiful attractions, including Sacré Coeur, the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral. The rooms at Hotel Soft although small, are a good standard of design for the price and come with soft beds ensuring a good night sleep. A continental breakfast is also included in the room rate.
- Prices from €65 a night.
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Hotel Home Moderne – sleek and modern
This is a lower priced hotel in Paris, but one that takes pride in its appearance. Offering very good value for money – especially for a centrally located hotel – there are 63 homely but modern (and soundproofed) rooms to choose from. Every room comes with a good range of amenities including Wi-Fi connection and a 32 inch LCD TV. Based in the south of Paris, it occupies a quiet area of Paris next to the attractive Georges Brassens park but is also handily accessible to all the major sites.
- Prices from €50 a night.
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Hôtel de la Herse d’Or – beautifully historic
A typically Parisian historical but cheap hotel which is big on character. If you’re a person who doesn’t worry about too many mod-cons but would rather stay somewhere a little more atmospheric then this hotel is for you. You will probably fall in love with this 400 year old building which is actually one of the oldest boutique hotels in Paris. Decor is suitably authentic – think ancient marble fireplace mantels and rustic beamed ceilings and if you can bring yourself to leave, you’ll have the lively Marais district on your doorstep.
- Prices from €45 a night.
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Hotel Des Arts Montmartre – very Parisian
This is about as good value as you can get in the cobbled, scenic and highly fashionable district of Montmartre. Only a short stroll from the Basilique du Sacré Coeur and lodged between the world famous Moulin Rouge and Place du Tertre is this sweet and cosy lower priced hotel. The decor is comfortable and of a good standard with a choice of en-suite bathrooms or shared bathrooms for those on a really strict budget. Although the real reason to stay is being only a few steps away from some of the best independent art galleries, shops and bistros in the capital.
- Prices from €55 a night.
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Hotel de la Porte Doree – classic French floral
For a true taste of nostalgic Paris try the beautiful Hotel de la Porte. It’s easily one of the best budget hotels in Paris which is located only a few blocks from the Bois de Vincennes and within walking distance to the local metro. Homely, well run with an elegant classic French decor, this kind of styling is much sought after but becoming increasingly harder to find in the capital. Being on the outer edges of the city you’ll also feel much less of a tourist – it’s positioned in a true Parisian neighbourhood, surrounded by traditional flower, vegetable and butcher shops.
- Prices from €60 a night.
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Color Design Hotel – fun and funky
If you’re looking for something a little more modern then why not give the futuristic Color Design Hotel a whirl? It’s a funky new design hotel located in an accessible area of Paris close to many of the major sites. The hotel has white minimalistic decor interspersed with the odd splash of colour and each floor has its own individual colour theme. More comfortable and contemporary than luxurious, this hotel would suit anyone looking for a modern lower-priced place to stay. The rooms are small but come with a good range of facilities.
- Prices from €65 a night.
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Hotel du Printemps – old world charm
This budget boutique Paris hotel is located on a quiet, tree-lined boulevard, near the Place de la Nation and only a five-minute walk to the Metro. Recently renovated but still keeping its original charm, the hotel features rustic-style timber beams, a country cottage-esque chimney in the lounge and a pretty interior patio. Also features Wi-Fi internet access, flat screen televisions and environment-friendly reversible air conditioners. A little further out, but offers very good value for money.
- Prices from €59 a night.
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Hotel de la Cite Rougemont – Art Deco heaven
Sometimes, a little effort goes a long way in a Parisian budget hotel. Recently refurbished, the rooms of this two-star hotel are decorated to a good standard with fashionable prints and colourful bed linens. You’ll also have all the modern commodities such as LCD television, internet connection in your room and parking is also possible near the hotel. Its location isn’t bad either, based in a central quiet street only a short (20 minute) walk to Musée du Louvre and many other of the capital’s favourite attractions.
- Prices from €89 a night.
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La Maison Montparnasse – bold and beautiful
Bright, colourful and newly refurbished La Maison Montparnasse promises to be a visual treat. It has a bold, contemporary style and each floor has its very own colour theme (choose from orange, plum, yellow or fuchsia!). The freshly spruced up rooms have new bed linens, pure wool carpets and you’ll also have access to a library, a huge collection of style magazines and a pretty outdoor patio, where you can choose to eat breakfast if the weather permits.
- Prices from €75 a night.
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Hotel Champerret Heliopolis – classic budget
This is another newly refurbished fantastic Paris budget hotel, housed in an elegant two storey Napoleon III style building. Enjoying a superb central position in the heart of the 17th district of the city you’ll find yourself being within walking distance of the Arc de Triomphe and the up-scale shopping heaven, Champs-Elysées. Comfortable and modern, all 22 rooms feature private bathrooms and triple bedrooms are available if needed.
- Prices from €75 a night.
- To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Champerret Heliopolis
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Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a special fondness for Scandinavia I’ve always been a bit of a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I’ve lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up visits to over 40 countries. I’m a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, travel destinations far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian – from cloudberry liquors to Nordic noirs. When not wandering the world, you’ll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my favourite places; Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland.