The Best Places to Stay in Paris Close to Everything on the Ultimate Budget (2021)

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Paris is a city that never fails to fascinate. You walk through its streets and there’s simply that feeling of magic. But visiting Paris does not come cheap and there’s always that question of the best places to stay in Paris close to everything and on a budget.

We’ve been living in France for a while now and Paris is one of the most expensive cities in the country and in the world – in the same level as cities like New York, Hong Kong, and San Francisco. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t find places to stay in Paris close to everything within a small budget. This guide will go through some of the options you can consider for your trip to Paris. The featured places to stay here are all within a budget of 25 to 35 euros per person (simulated for March 2021) so they definitely won’t break the bank!

The Best Budget Hotel Near the Eiffel Tower

If you want to be near the Eiffel Tower, then Hotel Eiffel Turenne is the place to stay at. It’s walking distance to the tower and also situated 200 meters away from the Ecole Militaire Metro Station. This makes it a very accessible hotel and one of the best places to stay in Paris close to everything. The area surrounding the hotel is very walkable and there are many sights to see within the Eiffel.

In our planned trip, the price for 1 night was 69 euros for two people, so that makes it 34.5 euros per person. Imagine that! It’s simply the best budget hotel near the Eiffel Tower. The price and vicinity to such an iconic landmark is unbeatable.

Nearest Metro Station: Ecole Militaire

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The Best Budget Hotel Near the Louvre

Are you looking to visit the historic Louvre Museum and it’s surrounding areas? Then the Louvre Marsollier Opera Hotel is your best choice. It’s located in the center of the city, in the Opera District, making it one of the best places to stay in Paris close to everything.

It is also a 10 minute walk from the Louvre and Champs Elysées, a 2 minute walk from Jardin du Palais Royal and Place Vendome, and a minute walk from the Opera Metro Station. How accessible is that? You are literally within reach of many amazing places to see within Paris.

In our planned trip, the price for 1 night was 64 euros for two people, so that makes it 32 euros per person. To be in a central location for that price makes it one of the best places to stay in Paris close to everything and the best budget hotel near the Louvre.

Nearest Metro Station: Opera

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The Best Budget Hotel Near Place de la Bastille

If you’re looking to stay in the historic neighbourhood of Marais district, then Hôtel De La Herse d’Or is your best choice. It’s a minute walk from Place de la Bastille and Places des Vosges. The Bastille Metro Station, which is the subway line that takes you straight to Champs Elysées and The Louvre, is also right there at 100 meters away.

The Marais district is a romantic neighbourhood full of cute cafes and gorgeous architecture that you can enjoy walking around in. Furthermore, if you walk for 20 minutes, you’ll reach the Notre Dame Cathedral and Pompidou Centre. Given the convenience and price, we think this makes it one of the best places to stay in Paris close to everything. 

In our planned trip, the price for 1 night was 47 euros for two people (Early 2021 Deal), so that makes it 23.5 euros per person. It’s the cheapest of all the accommodations we found and crazy to think how affordable it is being close to everything.

Nearest Metro Station: Bastille

The Best Budget Hotel with Studio Apartments

Staying in an apartment hotel  is a great way to cut down on costs, as it gives you the opportunity to cook some of your meals. If this is the kind of hotel that you’d prefer but at the same time, one of the places to stay in Paris close to everything, then Aparthotel Adagio Access Paris Porte De Charenton is the right place for you.

It’s located in the 12th district which is still close enough to everything and it’s right beside Bois de Vincennes, which is a beautiful, green oasis in Paris. The Porte de Charenton Metro is also 500 meters away, making it accessible to all of the city’s famous areas.

A studio with kitchenette during our planned trip dates costed 61 euros for two people, so that makes it 30.5 euros per person. For a studio apartment, that’s incredibly affordable and you can have full control of spending on eating out by taking some of your meals in. It’s also a great choice if ever you plan to stay in Paris for a longer period of time.

Nearest Metro Station: Porte de Charenton

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The Best Budget Alternative to a Hotel

If you don’t want to stay in a hotel, then the best alternative would be Airbnb. In fact, the last time we were in Paris we stayed in an Airbnb near Jardin de Luxemborg for around 50 euros for the two of us, so 25 euros per person.

If you book early enough and check your options well, you can really find good deals through Airbnb. You can also avail of first time booking referral deals here to lower your cost.

Conclusion: Best Places to Stay in Paris Close to Everything

So there you have it! We hope these suggestions have provided you with the best places to stay in Paris close to everything and on a budget of no more than 35 euros per person. Paris is a dreamy city that is in everyone’s bucket list but visiting the City of Lights is never cheap.

With these best places to stay in Paris, we hope you can plan a trip without having to break the bank. It’s definitely possible because we’ve done Paris on a budget. If you have any other suggestions that you know of on the best places to stay in Paris close to everything and on a budget, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!

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26 thoughts on “The Best Places to Stay in Paris Close to Everything on the Ultimate Budget (2021)”

  1. Paris is one of my favorite European destinations! I’ve had great experiences with Airbnb so far, that’s great advice. Very informative post, thanks for sharing

    1. Definitely, Paris is beautiful and Airbnb is one of the best choices for accommodations in the city. We once stayed in a shared airbnb and it was an awesome experience to be housed in a rustic apartment with high ceilings, lots of natural light and intricate design. Only in Paris! And thank you as well, we’re glad you enjoyed the post.

  2. Great information for those who are going to Paris and want to stay in the centre. I used to live and work in the French capital and on my many return trips (I am usually there three times a year pre-Covid), I usually stay in hotels outside the centre but near a metro station. I find the walls in the hotel rooms are thicker and better soundproof. The only reason I do this, is because a lot of the hotels in the centre walls can be paper-thin and I always get woken up at 4am most mornings but those stupid green machines which wash down the streets outside, he he. Its a French thing. This would be my tip, ask the hotel to see if they have soundproofing walls or ask for a room high up above the street.

    1. Great tips, Danik! Older Haussmann style building can indeed lack privacy. Getting a room a few floors up is definitely a good idea, no one wants to get woken up so early!

  3. I would love to stay in a historic area. I have always found everyone talking about the expense in Paris. This is the first time I am reading about affordable options in the iconic city. Maybe one day, I would stay in Paris for a few days.

  4. Every time I visit Paris I’m always struggling to find accommodation that I’ll like, in a neighbourhood I enjoy, and still keep the costs down. I love that you put this article together and there are a few on here I’d definitely bookmark for future visits, especially the cute Aparthotel.

  5. This is such a great guide for the next time I go to Paris! I learned French for 6+ years in school and took a trip there 5-6 years back, loved it so much, and ever since I have been yearning to visit again to see if I can fall back into the language. Money has definitely been a constraint, so I will definitely hold onto this for the next time I can make it across the pond. Thank you!

  6. I am so glad to find about Hotel Eiffel Turenne from your blog. I have broken my head up while finding a budget hotel for my friends visiting Paris last time. They wanted to stay close to the Eiffel and I was like stay in Pullman coz that’s the closest. But it was too expensive. I am saving this for my own visit to Paris which I hope to be soon.

  7. This is really helpful for when we get a chance to visit Paris. Especially since we are the type of travelers who use the accommodation for sleeping and shower. And the fact that they are located near places of interests, it makes me wonder how they could afford to offer prices like these.

  8. Oh my God, this guide will be super useful for me. I am a budgeted traveler and I would love to find gems like these where I can stay on a budget but close to a well known landmark like Eiffle Tower. I will make a note of these hotels as I would like to use them when I plan for a trip to Paris.

  9. Paris is like a dream city to travel to. I live in NY so finding an article about how to save money is always helpful. I love all the options you gave, but I think I would stay at the Louvre Marsollier Opera Hotel. I really love that it’s near the museum and other destination as well. I usually get Air BNBs, so I also liked you added that to this article. Very informative. Thank you so much.

  10. I can’t believe that Hotel Eiffel Turenne is affordable with that location and view! Being close to restaurants and a metro station is a bonus. I’m sold and added it to my Paris map.

  11. I’ve been to Paris in 2014 – can’t believe it was so long ago. Thank you for sharing amazing trips so when we travel again, I may be inspired by this post. Great content; engaging and well presented! Take care

  12. Visiting Paris is one of my most immediate dreams – goals – and this is going to be SO good when I start planning this trip!!! Thanks a lot for this amazing post!

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