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Young & Happy Hostel
Ranked #40 of 187 Specialty Lodging in Paris
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Once particular staff member was not helpful, and was not welcoming. The wifi is free in the lobby. The breakfast was a typical hostel breakfast: toast, oj, coffee, tea and croissants. They did have Nutella though! There was no elevator, and every time I went somewhere I had to hike up 4 flights of stairs, which did not encouragement to go up and down the stairs a lot. There were SERIOUSLY TWO bathrooms (toilets) for the ENTIRE hostel. They were dirty and almost always had a line. I did not shower because the showers looked disgusting. The floor never looked clean the entire time I was there and the showers looked very dirty. I preferred to use a toilette in a museum or restaurant as well. The location was great, it was in an area that had really cute shops and restaurants and there was an open air market on the weekends that had great food and different goods in it! I stayed with 3 friends and we all were in agreement. The price was cheaper, but was I "happier"?

Room Tip: Try and not get one on the top floor. The room was also REALLY stuffy and hot. It was uncomfortable.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Charlie L
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Youngandhappy M, Gérant at Young & Happy Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2016

Dear guest, we thank you for sharing with us your feedback. we have analysed your feeback and apologize for the problems occurred during your last stay. Since, we have improved and refurbished some areas and rooms and hope to have the opportunity to let you discover our new services and facilities, much more convenient. See you soon with us !

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Reviewed November 22, 2012

"Nice" staff. Poor breakfast, REALLY espensive internet. The stairs are so small, my back pack couldnt fit so I had to keep my belongings downstairs. Rooms average. BUT THE WORST PART..... the toilets! They were NASTY there were fungus or something growing inside them it was aweful. Location is OK, theres a lot of bars and places to chill, but at night dont get to far away from the street.

Room Tip: Go for private rooms. At least you´ll get a bathroom
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Diana A
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Youngandhappy M, Gérant at Young & Happy Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2016

dear guest, thanks a lot for your positive feedback we're very happy to know you enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you soon for another experience

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

This place is horrible, stay there only if you are counting your pennies. My friend and I stayed in a 5 beds room, very small, the bathroom in the room did not have a toilette, we had to go to this dirty shared bathroom and shower, freaking cold and the water was cold, not hot water...
Never again!!

Room Tip: nothing to say... sorry
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank 32Clau
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Youngandhappy M, Gérant at Young & Happy Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2016

Dear guest, we thank you for sharing with us your feedback. we have analysed your feeback and apologize for the problems occurred during your last stay. Since, we have improved and refurbished some areas and rooms and hope to have the opportunity to let you discover our new services and facilities, much more convenient. See you soon with us !

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Friendly staff and great location with a good breakfast. The rooms were crowded and dirty but the bathrooms were terrible. The hot water is often an issue and the showers do not drain properly - they are slippery and covered in mould.
This hostel would be great for someone who can stand uncleanliness. The staff are young and happy but the accommodation is dirty and depressing.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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1  Thank TravelAnnabel16
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Youngandhappy M, Gérant at Young & Happy Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2016

Dear guest, we thank you for sharing with us your feedback. we have analysed your feeback and apologize for the problems occurred during your last stay. Since, we have improved and refurbished some areas and rooms and hope to have the opportunity to let you discover our new services and facilities, much more convenient. See you soon with us !

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Well, you really cannot expect cleanness could be excellent or good. Small shower room in en-suit dorm room, and since there is no toilet on my floor and I had to go upstairs. Besides that, everything is quite good, staff are very helpful and friendly, breakfast is nice, good connected transportation, well location, mostly important is this area is safe! Surprisingly, if you walk down the road at night, you will find out there is wonderful restaurant and bar, street food, clothes boutiques are set up to be full of the road. You won't be lonely at night if you walk down the road. It's okay to stay there for 1-2 nights for me!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Youngandhappy M, Gérant at Young & Happy Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2016

dear guest, thanks a lot for your positive feedback we're very happy to know you enjoyed your stay on the whole. Hope to welcome you soon for another experience

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

If want a hostel with 5 floors with sharing showers only in the 1st and 2nd floor, and toilets in the 2nd; this is your hostel.
If you want a cold shower; This is your hostel.
If you have to rent a "foot-towell" for 1€; This is your hostel.
If you need non-clean sharing spaces; This is your hostel.
If you want to pay 2€/hour for internet; This is your hostel.
If you want to pay your hostel and then can't enter in your room till they want; This is your hostel. (Yes, after second night I had reservation to change my room to another cheaper but after check-in and PAY They didn't allowed me to go my new room even didn't give me a key. Their answer: "I can't give you a key, I'll give you when you come back in the afternoon....") What kind of hospitatility place makes you pay and don't allow you to get into your room!!

For this quality, the prices are expensive!!

That's why, if go to this hostel!
GOOD LUCK!!!

Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
1  Thank Dani S
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Youngandhappy M, Gérant at Young & Happy Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2016

Dear guest, we thank you for sharing with us your feedback. we have analysed your feeback and apologize for the problems occurred during your last stay. Since, we have improved and refurbished some areas and rooms and hope to have the opportunity to let you discover our new services and facilities, much more convenient. See you soon with us !

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

I've stayed here a couple of times; the first time in a 5-bed female dorm with an ensuite room, the second time on my own in a twin room with shared bathroom.
Breakfast is included here, which is nice - croissants, rolls, nutella, coffee and juice. The staff are friendly and helpful and the location is fantastic, on a busy but nice and safe street in the 5th (Latin) quarter, so there are loads of cute restaurants, bars and shops nearby. It can be a little noisy on the street at night, so I'd recommend bringing ear plugs. The rooms are really clean and the shared bathrooms are a little old, but not too bad - they're certainly not the worst hostel bathrooms i've seen, and the push-button showers had plenty of power and warm water.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
Thank Imogen M
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Youngandhappy M, Gérant at Young & Happy Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2016

dear guest, thanks a lot for your positive feedback we're very happy to know you enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you soon for another experience

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Additional Information about Young & Happy Hostel

Address: 80 rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Quartier Latin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 187 Specialty Lodging in Paris
Price Range: $33 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Young & Happy Hostel is in the 5th district in the Latin Quarter where you can find a very lively atmosphere, with restaurants all along the street Mouffetard, a market on Place Monge every Wednesday and Friday morning. We are also located few minutes ago from touristic areas, Pantheon, Notre Dame, the Luxembourg Gardens...Have fun with us, meeting guests from all over the world, during the Happy Hour that we organize every day from 6 pm ! We have also other events, quizz, fuzeball tournaments, movie night... Enjoy ice creams and snacks while watching sports on the big tv screen! The reception is open 24/7, everyone can book, in advance, a Parisian breakfast (French baguette and other pastries, honey and jam...). We have FREE wifi everywhere, FREE luggage room and lockers for your valuables. Use our laundry service at the best rate in the neighbourhood. No need to get out from the hostel! Please note that we don't accept guests under the age of 18 without an adult companion. ... more   less 
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