If you still haven’t visited the City of Love, you’re probably planning to do so one of these days. Unfortunately, a trip to Paris comes with a high price tag, and here’s what you should expect when looking for accommodation in this city.
If you’re looking for a room using one of the travel fare aggregator websites such as Booking or Hostel World, don’t expect to find anything decent for under €30. Cheap hostels near the city center are almost impossible to find, and you’ll have to cash out at least €50 for a private room – if you’re lucky enough.
You might actually have a better chance finding a decent apartment on Airbnb this time around, but there’s a catch. Service, cleaning and occupancy fees will add a lot to the original price, and most hosts don’t allow you to stay less than three days.
If there’s a travel agency in your area offering trips to Paris, consider booking your visit with them. It’s usually more affordable because they have deals with credible hostels. Also consider finding a host on Couchsurfing, since it’s totally free.