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1. Posted by kaycapps (Full Member 31 posts) 11y

Hello, helpppp looking for a good area to stay in Paris that is not to $$$$. But close to the rer lines. Hope someone can help me find a good hotel or tell me what area to look in?. Thank You sooooooo much, Kay Capps

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Hi Kay,
I stayed in Montparnasse, the 15th Arrondissement. It's a bit out of the way, but quiet and affordable. It took me a ten-minute walk to the metro and a short ride to reach the city centre every morning - but at 40 Euro a night, I though it was worth it. If you're looking to be more central and still want something affordable, you can take a look at the Paris hostels in the accommodation section.

Hope that helps!
Tway.

3. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

Heya kaycapps!

I posted this in your other thread, but I figured I would post it here as well...

...you can find cheap accomodation anywhere! The first time I went to the city, I stayed a five minute walk from the Louvre at the Centre BVJ: Paris Louvre hostel...it was 25 euros a night, for a pretty good hostel....no lockout, no curfew. The second time, my friend and I stayed at the Hotel de la Vallée in the 1st Ar. as well, we split a private room for about 27 euros a person. It was right near a metro and the Les Halles shopping mall, as well as the Centre Pompidou. A 10 minute walk to Notre-Dame. It was a little sketchy at night, but if you're with someone you're fine.

Stay away from areas around the Champs-d'Elysées and the Eiffel Tower, most places are more expensive. You can find cheap accomodation in the Latin Quarter and the St. Germain Districts (the 5th and 6th Ar.), as well as a lot of bars. The metro system is great, so as long as you're close to a metro station, you'll be 10 minutes from almost anywhere in the city.

Hope that helps!

Cheers,
Katie ;)

4. Posted by kaycapps (Full Member 31 posts) 11y

Thanks Katie I will look into that. Kay

5. Posted by 80k (Budding Member 19 posts) 11y

Latin Quarter or the Republique area would be my choices. Republique is a nice metro stop to be near as most of the major lines meet there.

6. Posted by quti1 (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

I would recommend either the Latin quarter or if you'd like someplace a little nicer and trendier, I'd go for the St. Germain district. I was there last summer and aBSOLUTELY loved it! Tons of cafes, young beautiful people, and close to everything.

7. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y

I really love le Marais. I stayed at a hostel called Maubuisson which was pretty good. 27 euro per person in a 4 person room. The hostel is right next to Notre Dame and Rue de Rivoli shopping street.