Paris - Which area to stay in?

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1. Posted by vagabond (Full Member 104 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I'll be in Paris with two of my buddies in last week of september. Which parts of the city would you reccomend to live in? some favorite hotels/hostels?

Thanks all

2. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

The latin quarter is favourite part of paris but now that am a tourist in Paris I stay at the famous aloha hotel not too far from the Eiffel tower.
You can find the details of the aloha on accomodation on a left side of this screen.

3. Posted by jbmr (Budding Member 21 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I guess it depends on your budget...

The 5th arrondissement around the Pantheon and rue Mouffetard is gorgeous and very lively but fairly expensive. There is a youth hostel in the rue Mouffetard but I have never stayed there so I cannot say if it is nice.
The "Marais" area is also very nice and lively but quite expensive too.

If your budget is limited you can try the Chinese area in the 13th arrondissement. There are several unexpensive hotels around rue de Choisy and place d'Italie. The area is not very attractive but
- it is affordable
- it is safe
- there are plenty of very nice Chinese restaurants
- it is not too far from the main attractions in Paris
- the nearby "Butte aux Cailles" area is a great place to go out at night with plenty of typical restaurants and lively bars.

4. Posted by heidi16 (Budding Member 25 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

how many days will be in paris? instead of hotel, have u ever thought about renting a small apartment where you can share the rent with your buddies?

that's what i did. it's convenience, nice, cozy and it's in republique.