"It still exists" Hotel du Commerce Tip by Orchid

Hotel du Commerce, Paris: 147 reviews and 9 photos

 
 

I stayed in this hotel in 1982, getting the recommendation (just the name and vague directions) from an acquaintance at a Youth Hostel in London. We blundered our way from the Metro at Maubert-Mutualite, and after 30 aimless minutes of wandering, chanced upon it (and had been just about to give up)

It came as advertised - basic and cheap (25 Francs for a room with a shared shower across the hall. I think is cost a franc or 2 for use of the shower). There were dire warnings about cockroaches written on the walls, though we never saw one.

I was amazed to find it still in existence. Rooms are still cheap - from 58 euros, and it claims to have been renovated. No doubt it has a new concierge, though I'd love to think they have retained the ginger cat (or its successor)

Address: 14 rue de la Montagne Sainte Genevieve, 5 Arr, Paris, 75005, France
Comparison: least expensive
Directions: Well located in Saint Germain - close to all the sites
othercontact: commerce@sequanahotels.com
Phone: 00 33 (1) 43 54 89 69
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.commerceparishotel.com/

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