Young & Happy Latin Quarter by Hiphophostels Paris Hostel Review and Information

Super clean and the staff extremely friendly and great location! - American Girl
Overall Rating
Beds Starting At $40.95

What sets them apart?

A great location, friendly staff, a long list of amenities, and a social atmosphere make this hostel a great choice for budget travelers and backpackers.

Who's staying here?

As this hostel only has dorms, younger budget travelers tend to stay here. Whether you're a solo traveler, a backpacker, a long term traveler, or a small group, you'll be comfortable here for sure. The bar makes sure everyone has a good time, and the location is great if you want to explore Paris.
  • Students
  • Solo Travelers
  • Female Travelers
  • Young Backpackers
  • Gap Year Travelers
  • Small Groups (<8)
  • Young Professionals
  • Long Term Travelers

Insider Tip

You can rent a towel if you don't bring your own.

Young & Happy Latin Quarter by Hiphophostels

With an all-around great list of features and personality, this hostel is quite popular with budget travelers. They only have dorms, which means that it can be fairly social. They have a bar that provides some entertainment, and the kitchen area is always full of guests making meals which can lead to some great new friends. The location in the Latin Quarter is also nice, which means you're in the middle of the city close to many things (and the metro can take you anywhere else). Overall, this hostel has a great rating from thousands of past reviewers.

The Facilities

Dorm Bed $40.95
The dorms are clean and fun. They come in a variety of sizes from 4 beds up to 8 beds. An all-female room is available, too. Some of the dorms have ensuite bathrooms, while others use the shared bathrooms on the halls. The rooms have small lockers for valuables, but they are not large enough for a bag or suitcase. However, lockers elsewhere in the hostel can hold luggage if needed.

Large windows provide plenty of natural light, too. While some of the rooms are a little small, this is typical of Paris.
The bathrooms are modern and the staff does a good job to keep them clean. The showers and other fixtures are new and modern.
Common Areas
The common areas provided by this hostel have some tables and chairs which are mainly for meals and chatting with other guests. While this is a smaller hostel, the common areas are just the right size for the number of guests. The shared kitchen is a nice place to meet up with other travelers and make plans to see Paris.

The Location

Latin Quarter / 5th Arr.
This historic Parisian neighborhood is just south of the river, centrally located, and full of museums, cathedrals, shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, and more.
What's Nearby?
Near the hostel are plenty of restaurants, bars, shops, and more. This is the heart of Paris, and from here you can walk to many sights and attractions such as Notre Dame, the Pantheon, and the Louvre. Of course, you can always take the metro. Several large parks are nearby, including the Luxembourg Gardens and Palace, and the Jardins des Plantes. Perhaps the biggest draw is that everything is equidistant from this hostel, and nothing is too far even though Paris is a huge city.
Nearby Transportation
The closest metro station, Place Monge, is only 2 blocks away. From here you can zip into the heart of the city or anywhere else around town in minutes.


With a nice list of amenities, the Young & Happy Latin Quarter hostel is a very comfortable place to stay. They have laundry and wi-fi, and offer a breakfast in the kitchen for a small fee. The self-catering kitchen will let you cook your own meals, too. And don't forget about the bar!
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast (Paid)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Self Catering Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels
  • 24h Reception
  • Security Lockers
  • Hair Dryers
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Tour & Travel Desk
  • Public Computers
  • City Maps
  • Pool Tables / Foosball Tables
  • Microwave
  • Board Games
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Movies
  • Housekeeping
  • Bed Linens


The staff is fun and friendly, and helps with any need you might have. They work hard to keep the hostel clean and keep everything organized.

Heads Up

Some guests say that the rooms are small, but it's very hard to find a place in Paris where the rooms are much larger.

Young & Happy Latin Quarter by Hiphophostels

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