right beside the train station so that is a plus and pretty much the only plus. they offer free pasta every single night which is pretty nice EXCEPT the chef who made it was this big hairy guy who was sleeping in my room. The kitchen is right out in the open for everyone to see and as he was making the feel i observed him not wash his hands after smoking and using the wooden spoon to stir and test the food. gross.
Very cozy little hostel. super tiny and not for the party type. Staff was very accommodating and even let our friends from another hostel come over and use the kitchen because they didn't have one. Great city and would recommend this hostel!
Nothing special. Interesting interior design in the dorms. Pretending to be artsy but really just looks cheap. Bathroom was real big with a great shower. Beds were pushed together with no barrier though... Would be unfortunate if you had to essentially share a bed with a stranger!
Make sure you set your arrival time to e very accurate as to when you are getting to the location. As for the apartments they are such a great bang for your buck. Own kitchen, bed, bathroom and fridge how can you complain!
If you're staying in a dorm you can't go wrong with the price. Good
Beds are too comfy.. Say whaaa!?
Absolute perfect location for Oktoberfest. Upon arrival receptionist told us that our room was full so she upgraded us to a 4 bed instead of an 8 bed for no extra charge. There was only one other person in the room so it was pretty much a private room. Would definitely come back next year!
Gets the job done but nothin special. No locks on doors, lockers don't fit regular size locks so useless. Not very clean facilities, and got eaten alive by mosquitoes for three nights
Loved this hostel. Could use some more kitchen utilities though but other then that it was grand stay. Hostel offers spaghetti nights and champagne nights almost every second night and you get a lot of bang for your buck.
Great stay if you're only stopping in Lyon for a night or two!
Great stay for the money. A little far from the sites and not the best neighborhood but still worth it definitely
Nothing special. Decent kitchen, common area is a bar, so if you want to read a book or Skype with somebody good luck doing that in the only area in the building with wifi because its dark and loud music is playing.
Had a very nice stay at Abhostel, Greg and Brenda (owners and operators) are very accommodating and made our stay awesome. Every hostel should be run the way this one is with a very inviting and welcoming environment, almost makes you feel as if you are at home. During our stay we had the pleasure of attending Greg's birthday party at the hostel which he invited all guests down to the common area for a beer and appetizers! That's how it's done! Definitely recommend!
Beds are nice and having the lockers under the beds is really really nice. But all in all nothing really blew me away about this hostel. Feels good to have a nice secure place to sleep on the red light district and to kind of always have a place to eat or have a beer. Didint seem to meet many people here but it might just be the way the city is
Within a span of 5 minutes we got two people trying to open our door to see if we were in the room and if it was unlocked. Comfy beds for cheap and a good bathroom made it a good night. Privacy for cheap which is nice. (Not so private if you get people trying to get into your room though)
LOVED every minute of my stay at 23. Staff were all so helpful and very nice, and the receptionist was oh so cute. Beds were comfy, and rooms were not to crowded. The building itself is super nice and the location is great because its close to two tube stations. The streets outside the building do get a bit skiddish at night but it could be worse. I definitely recommend this hostel.
You get what you pay for definitely. Showers that leak all night, rooms that get way too hot and a lukewarm breakfast every morning. Staff is nice but don't go out of there way to make it extra special for you. But if you only have a 15€ budget a night it'll get it done.