Here’s where to stay in Paris if you’re looking for a seriously affordable (and très chic) Airbnb.
Think of Paris, and you might imagine the Eiffel Tower glittering at night, or picnic baskets filled with brie, baguettes, and traditional French wine. You probably also think: expensive.
Fortunately, the rise of Airbnb has made the City of Light more affordable than ever — at least for accommodations.
Of course, the time of year matters quite a bit when you're trying to budget for a trip to Paris. In November, for example, airfares drop and the summer crowds have thinned. But even if you want to visit this iconic destination during peak tourism times, a vacation rental can help trim the overall cost.
A search on Airbnb for an entire, private apartment for two people during a week in the fall turned up these attractive properties with seriously appealing price tags. Value-conscious travelers should consider renting one of these pied-à-terres for their trip to Paris.
This bright Rive Gauche walkup with ceiling-high windows is in a hip area near the Jardin du Luxembourg. Ernest Hemingway lived in this building during the 1920s, making this Airbnb perfect for bibliophiles. Rates start at $131 a night.
This quirky duplex offers a top-notch location right by the historic Marais quarter, and starts at $150 a night. Apartment amenities include complimentary coffee and tea, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a washing machine.
Le Centre Pompidou Studio
Another funky spot, this apartment can sleep four (though it’s probably best-suited for fewer people), and includes a loft bed. The ideal location puts travelers within walking distance of Le Centre Pompidou, and is also close to Notre Dame. Rates start at $120 a night.
You might feel like you’re cruising the Seine, thanks to the porthole windows in this sixth-floor one-bedroom Airbnb. The apartment was recently refreshed, and boasts a convenient location and unbeatable rate ($105 per night).
Feel like a true Parisian in this Montmarte one-bedroom for just $90 a night. The apartment comes with many amenities, including international cable, Wi-Fi, a Nespresso machine, and a DVD player.
Wooden beams and Mid-century Modern furniture make this light-filled apartment extra charming. The central location (near the Louvre and Le Centre Pompidou), $91 a night rate, and relatively spacious floor plan make up for the small shower.
Arc de Triomphe Studio
At $210 per night, this studio is a bit pricier than other rentals on this list, but comparable to (or cheaper than) most hotels in Paris. Guests will love the floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies, and proximity to the Arc de Triomphe.
This bright, modern duplex is located in the 19th Arrondissement, a beautiful and happening neighborhood with fewer American tourists than some of the more mainstream areas. With a queen bed and courtyard views, this property is great for a romantic getaway. Rates start at $165 a night.