How to spend £8.88 in Paris

Paris is another destination where booking accommodation with HostelBookers can save you money. You can read about our Hostelworld price comparison results but in a nutshell we are, on average, 8.7% cheaper than Hostelworld. We even refund double the difference if you find a better deal with the same travel dates and booking conditions.

In Paris, you can save £8.88, so here is our pick of what Paris has to offer those on a budget.

Chez Jeanette

A Parisian hotspot, this is the perfect place for your aperitif. Years ago it was all about the dodgy loos and lack-luster wallpaper but it’s been nicely kitted out and appeals to a young, hip and laid-back crowd now. Kir Royal and Apple Mojito £7

47 rue du Fbg-St Denis / Open 8am-2am daily / Metro: Strasbourg St-Denis or Château d’Eau

Jeu de


It’s hard not to wander the streets of Paris and picture the city through the eyes of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eugene Atget or Robert Doisneau. The Jeu de Paume is an excellent place to explore photography from its creation right up to the present day. They also offer free guided tours on presentation of an entry ticket from Tuesday to Saturday at 12:30pm. Access is through the Tuileries Gardens a few steps up from Rue de Rivoli so the gallery makes a pleasant stopoff without making much of a detour.

1 place de la Concorde / Admission: £6 / Open: Tues, noon-9pm; Wed-Fri, noon-7pm; Sat & Sun, 10am-7pm; closed Mon / Métro: Concorde

Hôtel du Nord

Everything you want from a Parisian luncheon. There is beautiful decor, an old-fashioned coffee maker and seasonal food served on the pretty terrace with views over the canal.

102 Quai Jemappes / Daily specials £8.88 / Open daily: 9am -1:30am / Metro: Belleville or Nation

Caveau de la Huchette

For over 60 years jazz enthusiasts have toe-tapped to guest performers in this medieval cellar. Later, in the early hours of the morning the swing, rock and soul kicks in too.

5 rue de la Huchette
Admission: concession price on Saturdays
Concerts: Thur-Sat, 10.15pm-6am
Metro: St-Miche

River Cruise

There really is nothing like a good river cruise. Yes, you feel like a tourist but it’s a speedy lesson in the city’s history and might help you mentally map out the area. Embark at the Eiffel Tower for a 1 hour tour with commentary covering the main sights along the Seine.

Depart from the Eiffel Tower at pier no. 3D
£9.5 (ok, so we are a few pence over, but spend what you saved on the other ideas listed above!)

Les Catacombs

With the burial grounds bursting at maximum capacity, the remains of 6 million people were transferred to the 1864km tunnel network. A tour of the galleries with wall to wall skulls lasts about 45 minutes.

1 av du Colonel-Henri-Rol-Tanguy
Adults £6.5
Open: Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm
Metro: Denfert Rochereau

Like this? Read our 10 things to do in Paris for $10 and romantic Paris on a budget.

Thanks to Panoramasdora_cSunfox and ricardo.martins for the images off Flickr!

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