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Young & Happy Latin Quarter

The ultimate backpacker’s hostel in the Latin Quarter

8 person dormitory
Breakfast room
Reception at your service
Spacious and comfortable dormitory
Take a break!
80 Rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris

The first independent youth hostel in Paris, the Young & Happy Latin Quarter has not lost its charm!

It all began in 1983 when the Hostels founders were fresh out of high school, the two brothers who had grown up in the family’s hotel business and loved to travel themselves, created the Young & Happy Latin Quarter on a shoe-string budget (they even painted the hotel themselves at the time!)

It was the first hostel of this kind and of course has been renovated since then, but it has remained the same friendly, vibrant hostel.

Is traveling your passion? The convivial, party-atmosphere of the hostel appeals to you?

You would like to meet people from all over the world, and maybe even connect with new traveling companions? This is the hostel for you.

Situated in a picturesque 18th century building, the Young & Happy Latin Quarter has incredible charm with its spiral staircase.

You will be completely won over by its vaulted cave with exposed stone walls in which you  can start off your day with an excellent Parisian breakfast, enjoy a glass or two, in the evening, meet other globetrotters, or sing some familiar songs accompanied by a guitar.

The rooms are lively and colorful while the original stone walls add a warm, intimate touch to the décor.

You can choose between mixed and women- only dormitories, private rooms and a few rare double rooms. Of course the hostel is connected and there is complementary Wi-Fi wherever you are.

The Latin Quarter is the historical Parisian student neighborhood. In the immediate neighborhood of Young & Happy Latin Quarter is on the famous rue de Mouffetard with its bubbling atmosphere, bars, cafes, restaurants, food stalls like the cheese monger and the delicatessen, and it’s authentic open-air market at Place Monge.

You are right there between the Jardin des Plantes and the Museum of Natural History on one side and the Pantheon, the famous Sorbonne and the Luxembourg gardens on the other. Take a stroll to the Ile Saint-Louis and savor the best ice cream in Paris, then onwards to the Ile de la Cité and the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral.

The Young & Happy Latin Quarter is a story in itself!


  • Mixed dorm with 5 beds with shared bathroom
  • Mixed dorm with 6 beds with shared bathroom
  • Mixed dorm with 10 beds with shared bathroom
  • Dorms for women 6 beds with a individual bathroom
Private Rooms
  • Private twin room with shared bathroom


Cleaning Services
Languages Spoken
Business Facilities
Food & Drink

Area Info & Access

Closest Landmarks
  • Place de la Contrescarpe 0.2 km
  • Place Monge Metro Station 0.2 km
  • Censier-Daubenton Metro Station 0.3 km
  • Arènes de Lutèce 0.4 km
  • University of Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle 0.4 km

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From Charles de Gaulle Airport
Take the train called RER B in the direction “Saint Rémy les Chevreuse” or “Robinson”. Get off at the station called Chatelet-les Halles. From there, take Metro line 7 in the direction of “Villejuif/ Marie d’Ivry” for 4 stops to Place Monge station. You’re here!

From Orly Airport
Take the Orlybus shuttle to the station named “Denfert Rochereau”. There, take metro line 6 in the direction of “Nation” for 4 stops to Place d’Italie. Here, take Metro line 7 for 3 stops in the direction of “La Courneuve” to Place Monge station.


Most Popular Landmarks
  • Notre Dame Cathedral 1.2 km
  • Opéra Bastille 1.8 km
  • Louvre 2.2 km
  • Sacré-Coeur 5 km
  • Arc de Triomphe 5.3 km

Good to know

Get organized

Check-in from 15:00
Check-out until 11:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to the conditions applied at the time of the booking.

To know

Free Linens.
Optional bath towel for dorms 2,5 euros.
Parisian breakfast (supp) 4,5 euros.
Breakfast is served from 8h00 to 9h30.

Children and Extra Beds

All children are welcome.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult or present parental consent.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.

Groups Booking

For booking for more than 10 people, contact our group reservation team and check our services and special prices.


All prices are applied only on hotel website bookings.
Prices do not include the city tax.

Methods of payment  

A valid ID is required upon check-in
We accept wire transfers and cash payments

Cards accepted at our property – No fees :


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