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Young & Happy Hostel
Ranked #38 of 194 Specialty Lodging in Paris
Reviewed April 22, 2013

The worst place i've visited. Very very dirtu rooms, bathrooms and showers, and just a few bathrooms and showers for all the hostel. The walls has humeditiy, and holes with oxide! It's a shame, i've paid 35 euros the night and i can't have a decent shower....unbelievable. I would never recommend this place to anyone.

Room Tip: Never book in this hostel!!!
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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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 April 3, 2013

I found this to be a good hostel. I stayed in an 8 bed dorm, which was cleaned daily. The bathroom was clean and had good ventilation, it was also large. The beds were comfortable and the room was quiet at night. I found the staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was standard hostel brekkie. Fairly good internet, though didn't work when lots of people were using it. Not too far to walk to attractions, i walked everywhere.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Laura 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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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Worst hostel on my trip in Europe. The only good thing about it was the price, but you get what you pay for. They have a long lockout as well which is beyond me. The location is far from all of the touristy places so you will spend a lot of time getting lost and paying more in metro and bus. There was mold all over the showers and bathrooms were nasty!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Thank lakerman83
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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 January 5, 2013

Spent 6 weeks in Europe and this was by far the dirtiest hostel I've ever had the misfortune of staying in. There was mould growing off everything, I'm pretty sure the whole hostel only had 3 toilets for 3 floors of people and 1 of them didn't lock, plus the toilets were always running out of toilet paper. Our window wouldn't shut properly, which made it pretty cold at night in the middle of winter.

Staff were fairly rude, I used the toilet quickly when I dropped my bags off, and got lectured for about 20 minutes for using the toilet during lockout.

Only positive was that breakfast was included, and the location was good, close to a metro stop and plenty of restaurants and bars.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank C00kie91
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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 December 4, 2012

I had problems with BED BUGS. I am now with alergies, with red balls all over my skin. The staff did nothing, just changed my room. I didnt receive money refund for the daily rates or the medicines I had to buy. So I went to Paris healthy and came back with skin diseases.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Raisa M
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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 28, 2012

The staff was friendly. The breakfast was limited but still nice. The showers ran out of hot water quickly, but really what can you expect for the price. I loved the location. It was close to the station Place Monge and there were bars and a variety of cheap places to eat around the hostel. Lots of Americans there, which was nice because I hadn't had a good Taco Bell conversation in forever. I would stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Thank nick 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 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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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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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 #38 of 194 Specialty Lodging in Paris
Price Range: $35 - $116 (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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