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where to stay?

I want to go to paris for three nights in January but as I have never been before, I have no idea where to stay? I am not looking for luxuary, just somewhere clean as a base for exploring, perhaps with some places to eat nearby .Any ideas would be great!

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Are hostels a possible option for you?

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2. Re: where to stay?

There's a wide range between "somewhere clean" and "luxury", so could you just say about how many Euro you would like to pay for a room?

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no, i do not want to stay in a hostel, i would like to pay around 120 euro per night!

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Hotel Vivienne, in the 2nd Arr.

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Hi Lisa, for that amount you will be able to find a clean, well located hotel, room will be small most likely, but hey to be in a good area and feel safe, plus a clean room, who cares how small the room is.

There are many such hotels listed on this site, may I suggest you start by just typing in " budget hotel" inot the "search box "on top left hand side of this page. There are literally thousands of posts on this very popular subject.

Another thing to do is to click on the " Paris Hotels" box under "Paris" on left side of page. This will bring up hotels reveiwed by reader and listed ( roughly) by popularity, number of reviews and feedback. JUst keep scrolling down pages, and keep going , I have booked three different hotels in Paris using this method. I read the reviews, find the ones in my price range, then I contact the hotels DIRECTLY by googling them to find their offical sites, I find the " Check Rates" function not that useful as the rates often seem higher then what I am quoted when I contact the hotel by email.

You could consider the Hotel Des Mines, look it up onsite here, I stayed there a few years ago, and my hubby and son stayed there this past June. Cheap rooms, small, but clean, nice staff, and only 10 minutes walk from busy area.

Good luck.

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We stayed at Les Argonauts in Rue de la Huchette. It is very close to the Seine and Notre Dame, and St. Michel tube station. The room was very small but very clean and the price was very reasonable - 600 euros I think. Rue de la Huchette is very noisy so perhaps you should ask for a room that is not on the street. There is no airconditioning though.

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As far as neighborhoods, stay in the 6th (St. Germain des Pres area, maybe 5th(Latin Quarter) or Marais.

I prefer the 6th the best. My first time in Paris was in August and I stayed near the Arc de Triomphe...not sure what numbered area that is, but boring!

When in Paris the first time, I wanted the street life, art, cafes, living Parisians. The 6th does it for me...look for places on the Left Bank, near Rue de Saint Germain, the Pantheon, or a little closer to Notre Dame, like Ile De La Cite, in my opinion. The 5th is even more active and the Marais...not sure at night, but I bet acceptable for a first visit. Do like I did and simply wander and find your favorite place.

Get a Metro card and have fun!

I rented an apartment in the 6th for my upcoming visit, after visiting and wishing I had stayed there the first time.

It is easy to find maps online of the different neighborhoods.

Try and stay near an area where many Metro stops converge. I bought this little guide on Amazon, Eyewitness Travel Paris Pocket and Map Guide, really helpful, and small. Has a fold-out Metro map and another of the city center. Best thing to have in my opinion.

Have a great time!

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