Mama Shelter was one of the first hotels that offered truly great design for affordable prices. A night in other design hotels of this caliber easily costs triple as much as here (you can get a room at Mama Shelter from 89 Euro).

Designed by Philippe Starck, Mama Shelter Paris keeps things affordable by being a bit off the city center in the area of Ménilmontant. This part of town is what you would call up-and-coming, with a diverse group of people living here. In the past years (in part due to the hotel itself), artists and creative types have swarmed Ménilmontant and the neighboring area of Belleville. There are some amazing restaurants here, cool clubs, and tons of galleries and museums.

The rooms at Mama Shelter are great, with comfy beds and comic hero masks next to your pillow. There are big Apple screens and of course fast Wi-Fi all throughout the building.

Mama Shelter // 109 Rue de Bagnolet // website