I am considering staying in Paris for a relatively long period (10 to 12 weeks) next year.

Since hotels are expensive, I usually use AirBnB, but even AirBnB costs about €45 per night, which is still quite expensive.

I believe there should be some cheaper alternatives, like renting a room, since AirBnB is targeted for travellers staying for a few days to a few weeks, so if you keep staying for a few months, it would not be comparatively cheap enough any more.

So, is it possible to rent a room in Paris as a traveler (i.e. no valid visa), for only 10 to 12 weeks? Otherwise, what kind of options are available to stay in the center of Paris, possibly for less than or equal to €35?

By "the center of Paris", I consider 1st, 2nd, 7th, and 8th arrondissements. And I only consider any accommodations I have my own room in.

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    What options are there for this in any other Western capital? There's no free lunch - if someone could make more money by renting out their place on Airbnb they would do so a long time ago.
    – JonathanReez
    Commented Nov 10, 2017 at 15:07
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    (45€ is cheap in Paris ... ) Have you looked for "Private Rooms" on AirBnb Type services ?
    – Max
    Commented Nov 10, 2017 at 15:09
  • It's your call and shouldn't make much of a difference to the question but I think the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th arrondissement ought to be considered part of the centre. Even parts of the 9th are very central, certainly as much as the 7th or 8th.
    – Relaxed
    Commented Nov 10, 2017 at 15:15
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    @Blaszard Those figures are for yearly rentals, which are usually much cheaper than short-term ones. Commented Nov 10, 2017 at 15:23
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    Become friends with a local and stay with him/her.
    – Willeke
    Commented Nov 10, 2017 at 16:57

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Dorm beds go for about 15 euros per night.

Homestays, and airbnbs, start at around 1000 per month, though some are available for a bit less (750+).

So, unless you want to sleep under a bridge, it's fair to say that, yes, you can get accommodation for less than 45 euros per night. But under about 30 euros per night, it becomes rather difficult, unless you are willing to compromise.

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