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Dec 15th, 2014, 11:27 AM
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Paris and London in February! Best hotels?

Hey there!
I had my first trip to Paris in December of 2012. I asked for some help on this forum, and ended up with a thread that had over 550 comments on it. I was given a lot of advice and my trip was the most memorable of my life.
http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...as-amazing.cfm
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I'm going to Paris again in February, and in London.
I will be travelling with a 3 of my friends, and I'm trying to find really cheap hotel. We'll be staying 5 days in London, and 5 days in Paris. Does anyone know of any really cheap hotels in both cities? I looked at Airbnb, but am hoping for something cheaper still.

And if anyone has any advice on things to do in Feb in either cities, let me know!

Thanks
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Dec 15th, 2014, 11:30 AM
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Oops, this is the thread hahaha my bad

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...any-advice.cfm
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Dec 15th, 2014, 11:40 AM
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"Does anyone know of any really cheap hotels in both cities? I looked at Airbnb, but am hoping for something cheaper still."

What is your idea of "cheap"?
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Dec 15th, 2014, 12:03 PM
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As inexpensive as possible. Something clean and of good quality, but inexpensive. Student cheap. We're on a student/recent graduate budget.
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Dec 15th, 2014, 01:07 PM
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The cheapest possible would probably be a youth hostel and if there are 4 of you then you might be able to get a private room with 4 beds/bunks. Doing some random google searches on various booking sites might yield some discounts for you. I just found a 4 bed dorm room in a hostel for 25€ per person per night in February.

http://tinyurl.com/m3or67d

I would also search on apt. sites like AirBnB. It might be cheaper for 4 of you to rent an apt. than even a hostel stay.
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Dec 15th, 2014, 03:15 PM
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Speak in actual numbers, not "cheap and comfortable". If you're talking $100/night for the four of you, that won't be comfortable but it will be cheap.
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Dec 15th, 2014, 03:32 PM
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We stayed a block away from this place in February 2012 and I was impressed with its looks and location.

https://www.meininger-hotels.com/en/hotels/london/

I also think an apartment for 4 could save money. But since AirBnB has wide ranging prices I'm surprised that there was nothing there for you.

How low do you want to go?
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Dec 15th, 2014, 08:48 PM
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I feel comfortable around 100$CAD a night. Between the four os us, that shouldn't be too bad. I know we have a preference for the Marais in Paris, but I know nothing about London.

We will be in Paris for 5 days, and London for 5 as well.

Thanks for the recommendation tuscanlifeedit, we will take a look at this hotel
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Dec 15th, 2014, 08:53 PM
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>>100$CAD a night<<

Is that for EACH of you (i.e. CAD$ 400 per night) . . . or $100 for all 4 of you???

If you mean $400 a night - heck, you can stay anywhere.

But if you mean $100 for all of you -- that won't be possible even in a hostel. $25CAD is only £13/€16
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Dec 16th, 2014, 01:06 PM
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Agree that Canadian $25 per night per person will not even cover a hostel. Nor do I htink it would cover a bed in student housing if there is room. That is couchsurfing money.

And suggest that you repost this thread - with the recos for the "cheapest" lodging. IMHO the "best" lodging would be the nicest hotel in town - not the cheapest.
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Dec 16th, 2014, 01:40 PM
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100 CAD is 70 euro. There are no hotels in Paris where you can get a double room for 35 euro, for example. The cheapest 1* hotels are about double that (70 euro a room). If there were one, I would not stay there as I'd suspect it would be involved in illegal activity (and then would have to be in an outer area, I bet, even at that price). Parisian hostels cost about 20-30 euro PER PERSON even in group dorm rooms.
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