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Hotels & Accommodation

Paris is ranked high amongst the tourist destinations in the world. It is no wonder then that it accommodates tourists with varied budgets. There are more than 1,400*approved hotels and 62 aparthotel establishments* in the city catering to tourists. This section aims at helping you find an accommodation suitable for the duration and purpose of your stay in Paris.

In France, the hotels are given a rating of 1 to 5 star depending on the quality and type of services on offer. A 2-star hotel offers basic services at reasonable prices. Some 2 stars hotels may offer, in addition to standard rooms, the room types without a toilet and/or shower. Such rooms are cheaper and the guests share common toilet/ bath facilities located on the floor.


Budget Hotel in Paris

Paris offers accommodation for its visitors with all budgets.

Hotel Formule 1

An economy class hotel from Accor group, a leading chain of hotels in France, offers rooms for accommodating 2-3 persons. A no frills accommodation, with shared toilet and shower facilities, the rooms have two simple or one double and one bunk bed for 2-3 adults, a washbasin, mirror, table and chair, TV with satellite channels. For late diners, some hotels have vending machines with microwavable dishes (can be microwaved at their pantries)

3 F1 hotels are located in Paris- Porte de Châtillon (Paris, 75014), Porte de St.-Ouen (Paris, 75018) and Porte de Montreuil (located in department 93, location accessible by Paris Metro Line 9, Station: Porte de Montreuil).
There are 4 F1 located around Paris- near Roissy-Aéroport Charles de Gaulle PN2 (North-East of Paris), Saint Denis Stade (deptt 93, located near St Denis Stadium en route to Paris from Airport CDG, North of Paris ), Saint Denis Centre Basilisque (deptt 93, North of Paris) and in Gennevilliers-Asnières (deptt 92, North-West of Paris).

Room Tariff: 33€-45€ single rate for 1-3 persons
Max accommodation per room: 3 Persons
Breakfast: 4-5€ (not included in the room rate)
Toilet & Shower: On sharing basis
Other +: Vending machines with hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks, Booking and access 24/7. Website in English & French. English speaking staff.

Website of Hotels Formule 1 (Bilingual)


Hotel Premiere Classe

Another budget class hotel chain in the same line as Formule 1 except that the rooms are equipped with toilet and shower for increased privacy. The tarif vary as per location. Several hotels are located in the suburbs of Paris that can be reached by Paris-suburban transport.

Room Tariff: 29€-52€ single rate for 1-3 persons
Max accommodation per room: 3 Persons
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast for €4.80 (not included in the room rate)
Toilet & Shower: All rooms are equipped with a private toilet & shower
Other +: Vending machines with hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks, Booking and access 24/7. Website in English & French. English speaking staff.

Website of Hotels Premiere Classe (in English)


Etap Hotel

Owned by Accor Group of Hotels, Etap is another budget hotel in the same category as above.  Offering simply furnished rooms with basic amenities at an affordable price.

Website of Etap Hotels

Le Village Hostel

Located in the artistic Montmartre district of Paris, le Village hostel offers a nice, budget accommodation for everyone including families or those travelling in group of 6-8 persons.

Room Tariff: 26€-35€ per person for a studio/double/ triple/ quadruple or room for 6-8 persons. (rates may vary as per season).
Max accommodation per room: 8 Persons
Breakfast: Included in the room rate.
Toilet & Shower: Shared or Private as per the room type.
Other +: Common Room, Kitchen facilities, Cloak Room for leaving baggages. Website in English & French. English speaking staff.

Website of Le Village Hostel


Other Budget Hotels in France

In suburban Paris, on the highways and in provinces, B&B facilities are also available from enterprising French who maintain small, charming bed & breakfast, recognisable as chambres d'hôtes or gîtes. Services and prices vary from place to place. In addition to offering a local, charming home like feel, the services are also more personalized compared to the hotels at such B&Bs.
Website of Chambres d'hotes France
Website Gites de France


French multiple hotels chain


Accor Group

Accor Hotels is a leading hotel chain in France. They have several hotels in their bouquet to serve all budgets- Mercure, Sofitel, Pullman, SuiteHotel, Ibis, Adagio, All Seasons, Formule 1, Hotel F1, Studio 6, Motel 6, Orbis and Accor Thalassa to name a few. There are more than 160 hotels in and around Paris to choose from-  40 hotels in North Paris, 25 in East Paris, 17 in Central Paris including Fouquet's Barriere on the Champs-Elysées, 28 in South Paris, 57 in West Paris and around.

Website of Accor Hotels (in English)


Louvre Group

Louvre Hotels owns owns Kyriad Prestige, Lyriad, Campanile and Premiere Classe hotels. They have more than 30 hotels in and around Paris.

Website of Louvre Hotels (in English)


Other leading International chain of hotels

Le Meridien Hotels in Paris are located near Champs Elysées and at Montparnasse.

Hiton hotels in and around Paris- there are 5 hotels- one each at Paris CDG and Orly airports, near Arc de Triomphe, La Défense business area and at Versailles as Trianon Palace.

Mariott Paris hotel enjoys the exclusive address of the Champs-Elysées. 


Luxury and Boutique Hotels

Famous hotels such as The Ritz, Hotel Plaza Athénée, Hotel Four Seasons, Le Crillon, Champs-Elysées Plaza, Crowne Plaza, Le Meurice, Royal St. Honore, Hotel Petit Moulin etc. are located near historical or tourist landmarks to cater to their exclusive clientele.


Students' Accommodation in Paris

Indian students may contact India House (Maison de L'Inde) at University Hostels (Cité Universitaire) for short or long term academic stay in Paris.

India House offers reasonably priced accommodation with 104 rooms equipped with bed, table, chair, closet for clothes and a washbasin. Shared kitchen equipped with hot plate and microwave, toilet and bath facilities are available on each floor. Common room with cable TV, computer rooms, Internet access, receiving faxes, use of library are available free of charge. Washing machine, extra bed for visitors, Iron and newspaper subscriptions are available at a charge.

A furnished studio and an apartment for 2 persons are also available.

Residential facilities are available to students, trainees, research scholars and other temporary residents. Tariff varies from €375-€1050/ month according to the accommodation, residency and monthly resources of the concerned person.

Maison de L'Inde (India House)
Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris
7, Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1  53 80 78 00
Fax: +33 (0) 1 53 80 79 25
Website of Maison de L'Inde 

Persons of Indian origin are given priority at the India house. However, the founding principles of International Hostels is based on multi-cultural exchange which is adopted and encouraged by all the hostels, including India House, at the Cité Universitaire. Students, post-doctorate researchers or professors of other nationalities need not despair. There are as many as 40 houses and residences at the Cité Universitaire. If your nationality is represented by a house eg. Maison de L'Inde (India House) for India, Fondation des Etats-Unis for USA, Collège Franco-Britannique for Great Britain and commonweath countries, Maison de L'Italie for Italy etc., you may apply directly to the house by looking up their address from CIUP website. Other students whose nationality is not represented may apply directly to the CIUP by filling an on-line application form.

Website of Cité International (in English) 


*As per Paris Tourism Stats, 2007