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New challenge! Apartments...

Thanks again for everyone who is helping with my hotel challenge post...

Taking your advice, I'm wading through apartments. Here's what I'm looking for:

1. Location in 1, 4, 5, 6 (St.Germaine), 18.

2. Under $100/ 70E per night.

3. Only a 3 day stay (please no short-stay fees - that's like charging an extra night!)

4. Must have a bed! (Silly, I know, but some are fold out fouton/sofas and my husband's 6, 3", so he won't fit- ha ha ha)

5. Personal rental experience, or company recommendations a huge bonus!

6. Bonus points for 'French' feeling, romance, and location.

I've checked out: venere.com, parisby.com, flipkey (crappy search input), ahparis, cobblestone, and some others I can't remember...I need help, since I can't tell if I'm being sold a lemon!

THank you all again and please help - this will for sure narrow it down between hotel vs. apartment. You all have been fantastic!

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1. Re: New challenge! Apartments...

Under $100/night? Not likely.

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2. Re: New challenge! Apartments...

Your budget, geographic restrictions and length of stay lends itself more to a hotel than an apartment. Is there a specific reason why you want an apartment?

If you are set on an apartment, try centreparis (or centerparis?) and vacationinparis who might be able to help.

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3. Re: New challenge! Apartments...

That would be considerably more than a challenge!

CentreParis is probably the most "economical" resource for apartments. But, few are within your budget. And, prices are "starting at..."

It is surely unreasonable to expect to find a "real" bed in the prime neighborhoods within that budget.

And, for a stay of less than a week, rates are higher and/or there are additional fees involved.

It would be quite the challenge to find a hotel room for that rate in those areas!

With the number of destinations you plan to visit and your budget, you may want to consider overnight trains and hostels.

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I agree this is a challenge -- under 70 euros per night! I think you might only find something in a hotel. I think you need to raise your budget up to 90 euros at least. I've stayed here though I think it is a marginal 2*




For apartments, most have a five day minimum though you might find some on vrbo.com with less.

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5. Re: New challenge! Apartments...

I agree with Elzevir. You could find something small from 90€ per night, if you have some luck to tally with another tenant departure/arrival. Most of the time, owners prefer not to rent for such short term except if the rental fee is high or if you just tally with another person rental.

Don't forget that if you expect a clean place, cleaning and laundring cost are very expensive for the owner... So if you find a very very good deal, you can have some doubt about the general cleanliness of your accommodation!

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Hi ukiebride,

You may want to check out this apartment on www.parisapartment.iowners.net .It is ,however, located in the 17eme and not in your preferred locations.

It appears to fulfill two of your criteria ( ,Price is euro 450 to 475 per week,so may be it is within your budget even if priced higher for your 3 day stay ) ( and the photos at least,show a real bed,not a sofa ).The guestbook is interesting.

I had come across this site during my own search for hotels/apartments for my visit in August. I hasten to add that I do not have any feed-back whatsoever since the apartment was not available for my dates and hence I had not probed further. You will have to cross check / verify its credentials..


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7. Re: New challenge! Apartments...

www.centreparis.com has MANY apartments at 60 euros per night, no extra fees unless you take the cleaning fee (normally 25 euros for the studio apts.).

It isn't impossible to find the price the OP is looking for - even for 3 nights with no extra deposits and fees. It does exist.

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8. Re: New challenge! Apartments...

In fact, I just counted 38 apts. on the centreparis website that are 60 euros (or LESS) per night. They may not all be in the arrond. the OP wishes, but some probably are.

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9. Re: New challenge! Apartments...

You might also check out cross-pollinate.com. Their prices are in your range but most are located in the outer arrondissements, which is really great if you let it be. Good luck.

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10. Re: New challenge! Apartments...

Just come back after renting a bargin apartment and I would say you can definately find something but you'd be better off going straight through an owner. We found one by the Luxembourg Gardens for E270 for three days for example on Homelidays.

However one thing I would really stress from my two stays is watch the head height especially of bathrooms. Both of the places I've stayed would be totally unsuitable for anyone tall. Bargin apartments tend to be a compromise on something, if its " no elevator "check that the sloping ceiling on the higher floors won't be a problem.

Good Luck!