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kukulemon Jun 12th, 2003 01:05 PM

cheap stay in Paris
Help! I am going to Paris in the end of September for a week with my friend (We are girls:-)
Looking for a very cheap hotel ($40-60 per twin room), but clean, with private shower or bath, without "animals" (pest) with a nice surrounding area to walk around safe. We don't need TV, and can leave in a small room.
I found only Relais du marais, which is near Place de Republic. I heard that it is not nice area. Do you know anything about Esmeralda?
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jamikins Jun 12th, 2003 01:19 PM

If you do a search, there are mized reviews for Esmerelda. Try Hotel les Argonauts...we stayed there in April for 69 euro per night for a double...with shower, toilet and breakfast. It was clean, and great location in the Latin Quarter. Try looking on for other ideas as well.

mclaurie Jun 12th, 2003 01:19 PM

There is another thread started earlier today with the same question. Think it's called Cheap Paris hotels. Have a look. He's looking to pay 60e for a single. I think your price for 2 and clean and safe will be very difficult. At the current exchange rate you're talking about a maximum of 51e/nite for 2.

Travelnut Jun 12th, 2003 01:40 PM

Try this one, I am sure others have mentioned on this board..
Lux Hôtel Picpus
74, boulevard de Picpus 75012 PARIS
Tél. international : +33(0)1 43 43 08 46
Fax international : +33(0)1 43 43 05 22

Christina Jun 12th, 2003 01:59 PM

yeah, I posted on the other thread, very similar so it will be pertinent to you. Now he might have limited choices, but getting a twin for 40-60 euro will be extremely difficult. That's the rate of hostels in Paris. Anyway forget 40 euro, and start at 60.

We had some thread a while ago about a no-star Paris hotel in a Frommers travel article (the article wasn't real serious) and I found it was the Grand Hotel du Progres in the Latin Qtr. Now that's a good location and safe, and the hotel is apparently clean and has private bath. It had doubles around 55 euro, as I recall. YOu probably won't find it on any web site but can call or FAX them (if they have a FAX). see for address etc

Lesli Jun 12th, 2003 02:06 PM;tid=34425593

This thread is the one mclaurie referred to, I think, but that is someone willing to pay 60E for a single, not a twin room.

Your budget is quite low, but not impossible. You might find more recommendations on a site geared more towards backpackers like (Thorn Tree discussion board) or

The Republique area is not bad, IMO. Is this the hotel?

kukulemon Jun 12th, 2003 03:06 PM

Thank you, guys. We thoght about it, and extend our budget to $80/night.
Relais du Marais - cost $77/night with taxes and breakfast. I looked at other chat (cheap Paris or something like that) and found out, that place de republic is horible and noisy and ugly.
I searched through this chat. there are a lot of good deal but nobody mentioned where did they find those deals.

Jennie Jul 3rd, 2003 09:17 AM

I'll second the advice to try the Hotel Les Argonautes. It was recommended to us by some friends. We have reservations there for the last week in Sept.

It's in a great location and we are paying €71 for a double w/ bath. I believe the rooms w/o a private bath are about €50/night.

Go here: for more information.

Good luck,

miltonSJU Jul 3rd, 2003 11:03 AM

I got a two star hotel in the 11th arrondessiment for $65 per night starting July 6 on Check on how to do it. miltonSJU

LVSue Jul 3rd, 2003 11:05 AM

Friends stayed at the Lyon-Mulhouse, just off place de la Bastille in the Marais and loved it. Rates 75-80 for a double.

kukulemon Jul 3rd, 2003 07:57 PM

Finally we decided to stay in private apartment - 347 euro/week in 12th near Nation (5 min walk southeast from Nation). Thank you for your advices!

Flyboy Jul 3rd, 2003 08:05 PM

I think you'll really enjoy that neighborhood. I certainly do. :)

Ronda Jul 3rd, 2003 08:46 PM

How did you find your apartment? I have always wanted to rent an apartment in Paris but .....

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