Hello! I need some help with finding a place to stay for my first time in Paris and I really don't even know where to start looking.
I will be traveling to Paris May 21 - May 26 with 2 other women (3 of us total). We need a place to stay and our budget is very low - no more than $200 each of us for the total stay of 5 nights (so the whole cost has to be around $600 which we will then split in 3).
We are really trying for a private room since we plan on buying stuff, even if it is very small or a little out of the main way. We don't care if it's a hotel, hostel, apartment, or other type of facility. As long as it is cheap, there's a shower in the building, and it's not super far from the center of Paris.
Obviously, we may not find something but maybe one of you knows of something that we inexperienced Paris travelers do not. If not, any recommendations for a hostel with a shared room within our budget are more than welcome!
Also, I've seen some budget hotels with last minute rates for private rooms for 3 within our budget. What are the chances of snagging one of those rooms during the time that we are visiting? Is it worth the risk to try and get a good last minute rate?
Thank you so much for any help!