Overall I was satisfied. You have to be able to put up with no elevator and sharing a WC and bathroom but I didnt mind since the price was right. The place is family owned and they were hospitable and even let us borrow a corkscrew.
Unique Quality: Family owned. Nice location. Quiet at night. Nice bars and restaurants in the area to relax after a long day of touring.
Directions: Off Abssesses Metro stop take a right and go down Rue de Absesses a few blocks and take a right on Rue Burq (Rue Euro). Go to top of the hill. Rue Burq in Monmantre, Paris
Unique Quality: This small hotel is situated in Montmartre. We paid FRF320 (EUR49) for a triple room with shower. Price does not include breakfast, but if you order breakfast, it will be served in your room! The owners are very friendly, but their English is pretty basic. Oh yeah, you cannot pay by credit card, but there is an ATM close-by (near metro stop Abbesses).
Directions: Metro stop Abbesses
It's amazing how cheap Parisian accommodation can be in comparison to other major cities like London or New York. Here's another good one: more like a hostel, with private shower cabins in the room. Very cheap and excellent for visiting the nice bars in the neighborhood in the evening!
Unique Quality: Breakfast is served in your room - very nice!
Directions: Off rue des Abbesses, near Abbesses metro station
My friend and I are booked to stay in Hotel Bonsejour in Paris at Montmatre. Can anyone tell us what the hotel is like, and which zone it comes in? The metro station is Abesses. Would a zone 1-3 cover pass cover it?
How safe is the area it is located in?
Thanks in anticipation....
1/ Hotel Bonsejour :
It is a small budget hotel at the bottom of Montmartre Hill (West). You will be 15 min walking distance from Sacre Coeur but you must climb.
It is a 2 stars in a quiet area. Do not miss the rue Lepic just nearby. It is one of the most typical streets of Paris with the small shops and surely a street market.
2/ Abbesses :
The metro is within zone 1. The station is located on line 12. You will be able to reach directly : place de la Concorde & Champs Elysees, the Grands Boulevards, St Germain des Pres.
3/ Safety : the area is generally safe.
Have a good stay
transport : unless you have specific reason for a zone 1-3 pass, i'd suggest you buy a zone 1-2 pass instead and save some euros (not a lot but still...).
everything inside the peripherique (Ring) is zone 1 and the immediate surroundings are zone 2. So if you want to go to La Defense, the metro line1 considers the area as zone 2 while the RER line A considers it as zone 3. It's a bit confusing but if you remember to use the Metro to go there, you'll never need a zone 1-3 pass.
btw, as there is no such thing as a zone 1 only pass, you'll have to buy the zone 1-2 card. For Versailles, airport and Eurodisney, they all are located in other zones anyway.
confused? yeah, i was too in my first weeks :)
safety : no real worry there. Abbesses is a really nice area. However, as it is close to both Pigalle and Barbes, some people get a bit uneasy. But it shouldnt be a problem. They really cannot be tagged as 'unsafe areas'.
Have fun in Paris.
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Address: 11 rue Burq, 18 Arr., Paris, 75018, France