I am currently studying abroad in Britain but in April, I have quite a bit of time off to travel and I was trying to arrange some time in Paris but I'm having a real issue with budgeting!
First, I wanted to leave on 8 April and stay 4 days, 3 nights before moving onto to Spain, but I am a bit lost with transportation. From my research, it appears that Eurostar will be the most affordable method of transportation (correct me if I am wrong, though!). Second to my transportation woes, I would like to stay near the city but my budget for hostels is between 17 and 19 euros per night, so I know it is essentially impossible to stay within Paris. I just do not know of any local towns or places to reside that will not kill me if I want to take a day trip into Paris.
In addition to all this information, I am a huge museum person. I have discovered something called a Paris Museum Pass, so I figure I can purchase a 2-day pass and try to cram in as much as possible. I am not very worried about food, either. I can live off of less than a meal a day and I will only be snacking basically until I move on to Spain.
But I will appreciate any tips, especially in regards to traveling as I am a beginner and I think I may be making this trip alone!