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32 quai Arloing, Lyon, France

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1363 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, with great recommendations about restaurants and things to do around the city. Everything was clean. There's a bus stop right out the door and a metro station just a couple blocks away. The room was nice and warm and the breakfast was great! Would absolutely love to come back and most definitely recommend.


Very good hostel, really nice and helpful staff, it has a very good environment and it let you meet people, and also very comfortable rooms. The toilets and showers were the best (besides the staff!!!!)


This place was super chill and it was very easy to either meet people and party or just be by yourself. We did the former obviously and absolutely loved the crowd that was living there and the staff. Also, I highly recommend their drink called 'Adios'. It's the perfect way to start/end/forget a night :)


Nice communal area and kitchen, and they serve really good cheap food!


Great place, good atmosphere, good place to meet people! not that close from the city center but you can get there easily by metro or bus.


cool & bed? more like COLD and bed. The rooms were FREEZING!!! The fact that there were no locks on the doors didn't bother me as much as the fact that I couldnt fall asleep because I was so cold. It was also annoying that the bathroom/shower was on the complete opposite side of the floor. Breakfast left MUCH to be desired - At least there was coffee. overall the staff was pretty helpful when you needed to find your way into the city/asking for directions.


Really enjoyed the atmosphere, met a lot of interesting people, and the staff are very efficient yet relaxed!


Hostel was really new and clean, straight away there was a friendly vibe to the place. Staff were so helpful and even carried my bag to the room! Bathrooms are modern and spacious although it is kind of annoying having to walk through the bar/common room to access them. The location is a bit far from the city but it is a pleasant walk along the river. Breakfast was great! Was a bit weird having half a dozen old men staying at a YOUTH hostel, bit creepy having them in our room as 18 year olds.


Everything was fine. I didn't like how there are no keys to rooms or to the hostel.

  • 5th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great staff, shout out to Matthew for being so helpful and fun! No locks on bedroom doors, but good sized lockers for bags. Spacious rooms with comfy beds, side lamp, charging port and shelving. A small hostel but comfortable and overall a good stay.


it was so cold in the bedroom and hostel is located a bit far away from the centre.

  • 6th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This hostel was a great place to stay for my short trip to Lyon. The staff was so friendly and accommodating, and the free breakfast in the morning was perfect. It's a bit further out from the city centre than I would have preferred, and the bedrooms doors didn't have locks on them, but other than those two things I enjoyed myself and had a nice stay. I would definitely recommend this hostel for a stay in Lyon.

  • 2nd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great staff! There was a bar which served food 24 hours which was great after nights out. The common area has potential but the majority of guests staying here weren't too interested in socialising. Location wasn't great given that it is in a quiet suburb but the old town is a 30 minute stroll along the river with great views.


Great kitchen facilities. Breakfast is the usual - free bread, jams, coffee, tea, cereal - with extras like eggs and bacon (priced well) if you'd like to supplement. The staff were awesome - great bunch of folks. It's a little removed from town, but because of the kitchen and the price, I preferred it to SLO living (another hostel in Lyon). No locks on the dorm room doors, but it wasn't a problem. You can rent a lock (maybe borrow?) from the hostel if you don't have your own.


Thank you very much!


Great hostel, with friendly and helpful staff.

  • 22nd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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