Paris is the city of art, style, and boulevard cafes where great cuisine comes as standard. Completing hospitality internships in Paris can be exceptionally rewarding. We’ve got top arrival tips from accommodation to transport to help on your internship abroad.
Here are some of the best low-budget options for accommodation whilst starting out on internships. In Paris, decent hostels are around €27-35 a night for a dorm bed and we’ve found a low-end hotel for €32. Bargain!
Woodstock Montmartre by Hiphophotels – 48 Rue Rodier, 9th arr, 75009 Paris
A funky hostel with retro wallpaper in the dorm rooms. It’s in a good location, has a bar, garden, kitchen and breakfast is included. Great temporary accommodation whilst doing internships in Paris.
Average price €28 for a bed in a dorm
Le Regent Montmartre by Hiphophostels – 37 Boulevard Rochechouart, 9th arr, 75009 Paris
Clean, trendy hostel with a games room and shared kitchen. It’s 2.5 km to the Louvre and 3.8 km from the Arc de Triomphe.
Average price €29 for a bed in a dorm
Beautiful Belleville Hotel & Hostel – 12 rue de l’Atlas, 19th arr, 75019 Paris
As the name suggests, the hostel has got decent decor. Located 3.3 km to the Louvre and 6 km from the Arc de Triomphe.
Average price €31 for a bed in a dorm
Hotel Luna Park – 1 Rue Jacquard, 11th arr, 75011 Paris
This might just be the cheapest hotel you can find in the area. It’s one-star and clean but don’t be expecting luxuries staying here while on internships in Paris. It’s really close to the metro and 2.2 km to Notre Dame Cathedral.
Average price €32 for a single room
Hotel Cosmos – 35 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 11th arr, 75011 Paris
A great hotel for the price with satellite TV in each room. It’s close to the Place de la République and only 1.6 km from the Pompidou Centre.
Average price €73 for a single room
Other hotels: Try Premiere Classe and Hotel F1 chains for other cheap options.
Finding a Houseshare
Check out these sites for a houseshare while on hotel internships in Paris. Some rooms can even be rented per night, per week as well as per month. Expect to pay between €600-900 for a room in a flat/houseshare. Communicating in French is your best option. Room La La; Appartager; Le Carte des Colocs.
Using a Navigo card is the best way to travel around on internships in Paris on public transport. You can travel on the metro, RER, buses, trams and trains. A Navigo card for all zones costs €22.80 a week or €75.20 a month, while zones 2-3 is €20.85 a week and €75.20 a month. For more information, click here.
Big Names in Paris
Hotel Chains: Accor, Louvre, Lucien Barrière, plus most of the international luxury hotel chains
Tourism: Air France, Big Bus
Events: Spice Up, La Fayette
Paris is packed with cool bars, local hangouts, stylish clubs and relaxed cafe/bars. Check out Time Out’s Guide to Paris nightlife for in-depth info.
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