GET YOUR KEYS TO A CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN PARIS
Looking for a cheap accommodation
They are hundreds of websites on Paris accommodation, millions of housing ads for students or professionals in Paris and it’s difficult to go over the flow of information especially if you are on a budget and looking for a cheap accommodation.
It’s really hard to find a cheap accommodation in Paris. You will need a budget of approximately minimum €650pm. Sometimes students have heard on blogs or other channels that they can find accommodation in Paris for 500€… well it’s not accurate or not up to date as of 2019.
Be careful to scams
First thing If it’s too good to be true it’s usually a scam. Anything less than €450 pm sounds like a cheap accommodation but is most likely to be a scam (link), so please watch out! You can try to get stipend from governments like the CAF (link) or get a job (link) if you need money to cover a Paris rent.
50-something male looking for 20-something female is never a good sign (its a colocation offer, not a lonely hearts ad!), stay internet savvy and don’t meet up with potential colocataires alone, always take a friend with you – likewise when viewing accommodation!
Check out how to avoid scams in this article :
Look around Paris.
There is this mythology of living in Paris but now a lot of neighbourhood like Pantin, Bagnolet, Vitry have access to Paris in 10 mn with the metro and give access to way better prices.
Now some recommendations of websites and student residences.
Erasmusu : please only look at verified housing and be careful because there can be a lot of scams on this website. Great website for meeting up with potential colocataires and Erasmus students.
Appartager : Plenty of websites to find potential colocataires good way of meeting new people
Studea Hauts de Seine A student residence from 534€
You can also try reaching out to your country peers in France like Americans in Paris etc, they have sometimes great tips to share.
Good luck in your search!
Here is a testimony from one of our students Summer:
“Yes, finding an apartment was not easy at all and I will share all three experiences I have encountered the past year.
Get your keys to a budget accommodation in Paris