hi, my boyfriend and I are planning for our big trip to europe. In some places (Paris, Prague)it is heaps cheaper to stay in 1 star hotels than in double rooms in hostels.( I found a hotel in Paris double room 180fr (26 euros ) for the room! Does anybody know what the standard is? Are they a bit too dodgy? Also for what cities would it definately cheaper to stay in a hostel than a cheapo hotel?
but Im not sure where it is, how far out from the main things, could someone in the know take a look at the address and get back to me?
Also, my boyfriend is a jazz musician, weve heard that the best spot in Paris for jazz is the Latin Qtr, is this true and if so would we be better off staying there or is it easy to get to from other places?
We stayed in the 1st district right by the Louvre and loved the area. I've found you a hotel in the 1st for around the same price-I'm thinking this one would work for you as well.
Hotel Henri IV 25 place Dauphine 75001 Paris Tel: 011-33-1-43-54-44-53.
I looked for a website or email address but I don't think they have one. It's worth calling though-I've only heard positive things about this place-it's apparently the best value you can get. It has 22 rooms, none with private bath. It's family run and includes breakfast.
If you can get any type of hotel cheaper than a hostel - chose the hotel. Usually such a hotel will be in a far off area, and will be run down. If that is fine, then chose the hotel. If you are there with your b/f, then you may not care about socializing (which is one of the benefits to hostels).