If you’re looking for budget accommodation in Paris, consider staying with nuns! 🙂 I highly recommend the Maison d’Accueil de l’Assomption, the Motherhouse of the Assumption Sisters. This was where we checked in when we were in Paris a few months back. The hostel is actually a retreat house operated by the Assumption Sisters, a Catholic religious order founded in 1839 in France by St. Marie Eugenie of Jesus. But it’s also open to the public. Room rates include breakfast consisting of a selection of hot beverages (coffee, tea, milk), fresh juice, bread with butter and jam, cereal, and fruits.
The rooms are quite comfy. Here’s mine:
A single room with shower and toilet costs 61 euros a night. But if you don’t mind sharing a bathroom, you can have a single room for 46 euros a night.
The place is quiet of course which is great especially if you just want to chill out at the end of the day. But there’s free WI-FI so you’re not totally cut off from the rest of the world. Just ask for the password at the front desk. The sister at the reception can also call a cab for you should you need one. And they can hold your luggage for a few hours after check out if you still want to go around the city before your flight.
//Here’s the view from my window. Isn’t it wonderful?
Overall, I had a wonderful stay at the Maison d’Accueil de l’Assomption. It may not be in the center of Paris but it is very accessible (it is located in a very quiet neighborhood in the 16th arrondissement). It’s also within walking distance from the Seine and the Tour Eiffel but far enough from the busy, crowded areas.
Practical InformationMaison d’Accueil de l’Assomption 17, rue de l’Assomption 75016 PARIS Tél: 01 46 47 21 00 01 46 47 84 56 (standard) 01 46 47 21 23
Visit their website here: http://www.assomption-auteuil.com