My whole “thing” in this world is making sure everyone on earth (okay well not everyone) knows that it absolutely does not have to be out of this world crazy expensive to travel to dream destinations. If I had a slogan of some sort it would be along the lines of “Getting the absolute best for the least amount of money”…or something like that. I don’t know if you would call us “budget” travelers. We don’t stay in hostels, rarely guesthouses of any kind, yet I manage to unearth really incredible accommodation (and flights) for even more incredible prices (persistence is a virtue). So I guess by “least amount of money” I mean that I find the most lux thing I can within any given budget. Whether that’s $50 a night or $400 a night, I feel like I have a knack for knowing what the best is for whatever amount of money, aka DEALS! So sure we travel as cheaply as possible, but we also know where to put the money and where to penny pinch.
Since we stayed in Airbnbs in France (and really almost everywhere we go), I’ve been scouring Airbnb for the best accommodation deals I could find to show you and I’ve run across some preeeeetty good ones. So without further ado, here are the Top 10 Best Affordable Airbnbs in Paris I could find for like stupid good prices for all shapes and budgets. (titles are links to the listings)
1. All You Need
What a great deal for the space and view! Truly all you need for your stay in Paris…and Montmartre is my favorite neighborhood! Any place with a nice street view is a-ok with me.
2. A Bit Modern
If you’re a group of 6 and love a little bit more modern of a feel, this is your perfect place. The cost is so low when split and look at that outdoor space!
3. Eiffel Tower Loft
What this small space lacks in size makes up in VIEWS. See that photo of the Eiffel Tower? That’s the actual view! Imagine that sparkling from your window! You’d have to spend gobs more for a view like that at a hotel. The bed is in a loft so it’s definitely a squeeze but well worth it.
4. Talk About A Deal
The reviews are raving, the space is spectacular, and the nightly rate? Unbelievable! The only catch is that it’s a 6 night minimum but it’s Paris and 6 nights in Paris is definitely a good idea.
5. A Little Luxe
Steps away from the Champs Elysees: Check. Cool historic building: Check. Glam vibe: Check check check. A full two bedroom plus a pull out makes this a steal of a deal if you’re traveling as two couples. If you’re traveling as a family, it’s still a steal of a deal because hotels in Paris will cost ya way more than this.
6. Stone Walls in the Latin Quarter
Old world vibes in this Latin Quarter apartment really hits the spot. Give me those stone walls and antique furniture any day. And wait until you see the cool entrance.
7. Affordable is in the Eye of the Beholder
I wanted to incorporate one high tag kind of place on this list because while “affordable” generally probably means the same to most of us, “affordable” is also something completely different to someone with a high budget. So you high rollers, this one is for you. (Although it does have 3 bedrooms so if you’re a group it could still be reasonable!) Plus…um…the view?
8. It’s A Studio, But…
This might be one of my favorites on the list. Sure it’s a studio but yes that’s the Eiffel Tower in the window and yes the ambiance is perfectly Parisian. The price is fantastic for the vibe and view because this would be considered a mini suite at a luxury hotel for double or triple the cost.
9. Simple and Antique
I LOVE the old antique feel of this place on the Ile de la Cite. It really gives an ambiance of going back in time and while everyone always wants an Eiffel view…peep the Notre Dame from here! Plus…the reviews are a straight up 5 star and you can’t beat the price.
10. Le Marais Vintage Perfection
When I’m in Europe I’m a total sucker for the old, vintage, antique, medieval, 400-year-old-everything. This adorable place hits all of that for me from the floors to the mirrors to the view that probably hasn’t changed in centuries. And it’s in the Marais which is a great central area with lots of food and shopping.
I hope you enjoyed this list and I really hope you let me know if you book one of these!
Loved the Big Ol Studio. Do you have contact information? Planning a Grandmother/granddaughter trip. Are there good deals to get now during Covid for later when they open ip? Appreciate any help. Thank you 😊
Hi! If you tap the name of that one it’ll take you to its Airbnb listing where you can contact the owner or see all the prices and availability!
“Old World Feels” just errs when you click on it. Does that mean it has been removed from Airbnb? 😦
Oh nooooo!!! Yes probably 😦 thank you for telling me, when I get the chance I’ll update it with a new listing!
Hi! Lovely and enthusiastic post! I’d love to see more of your picks in some “real” parts of the city, for example just outside the touristy bits of the Latin Quarter in a charming, original neighborhood (before Haussmann renovated much of the rest of the city). I find the area around the Eiffel Tower to be too sleepy, the Champs Elysees too touristy, and Montmartre adds an extra 10-15 minutes commute to the sights. It’s so nice to be able to go back to your apartment during the day to drop off purchases or pick up a jacket without wasting too much time!
FYI, the links in the post do need updating. Four of the 10 apartments aren’t listed anymore (probably because of legality issues, not outdated links). Two of the remaining 6 apartments don’t have registration numbers, which is a big red flag since it’s illegal in France to list a vacation apartment without one. VRBO is in the cross hairs of the city of Paris because there are too many illegal listings and landlords who evade taxes. It’s really better to rent from an established management company who understands the complicated rental issues in Paris and has back up apartments in case the city closes down the rental you’ve booked.
Hi thanks for all your feedback. The blog post is 3 years old and does need updating for sure. I do love Montmartre though it’s my favorite area of the city and personally think is worth the extra commute to stay there and I love recommending people to find their accommodation there. Keep in mind that my goal writing this post was to find awesome places within certain budgets and with only posting ten, I can’t cover every section of the city, especially ones I may personally have not visited yet. I do know I need to update some of the links, for sure, I just haven’t even had one second to do it. Thank you!