Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

When you open the door of Alter'hostel, you feel immediatly the natural light from the glass roof. At the front desk, someone will welcome you with smile and will explain you why we are not an hostel like the others. Our guests often say 'we feel like home'. And they like usefull shared kitchen, our green vibes, our events when you'll meet local people and more activities (rental kayaks and bikes, DIY workshops, volunteering in local organisations, radio to share experiences....).
Each beds are equipped with a curtain to give you your own space, a light, a table bed, plugs. Dorms are also large and luminous.
For your security, we provide free lockers and free luggage room. In case you don't have your padlock, you can get one in exchange of a 10€ ¬ deposit.

Alter'hostel is located along the Saône river. From the quay, you'll see the basilica of Fourvière on the top of old town hill (Vieux Lyon). By boat (vaporetto), by walking or bike, by bus or subway, you'll easily get to the most attractive part of Lyon.

Check in starts at 3pm but in case of early arrival, you can leave your luggage and enjoy the common aeras
Check out: 12 am

Payment types accepted at this property: cash, credit card and debit card.
This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival.

Taxes not included - Local occupancy tax is 3% of the amount of the stay

Breakfast not included. Extra-cost: 2,5 euros to 4 euros per person per day


24-hour reception.
Free Wi-fi
All beds include bed linens. Towels can be rented in the reception
Smoking, Pets, Visitors and Alcohol is prohibited in the hostel.
A bar is open for the customers and during events
Open all year.

We accept a maximum of 7 days on HostelWorld. We think it is a good start to meet each other :) If you want to book longer, please contact us.
Cancellation and no shows
Cancellation must be done before 11am the day prior to your expected arrival unless separate agreement (special rules are applied to group bookings). If cancelling later we will charge you for the first night. This rule is also applied to no-shows. If you check-out earlier than agreed upon in your reservation the same cancellation rules are applied (i.e. 11am the day before) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 7.7

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    07 Oct 2021
    The staff is very helpful. They are available 24 hours. Stay was very nice. Ambience is fantastic. I would definitely recommend to my friends.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    17 Sep 2021
    Everything was nice. Stayed there just for one night
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    26 Aug 2021
    I only spent a short time in this place, but the staff was very friendly and the atmosphere is fun. I'm an introvert, so I keep to myself, but people were friendly to one another and they seem to have a great atmosphere for those looking for a place to stay on a budget that includes cool people to meet and interact with. Cleanliness may be of concern to those who are a little more picky. I think there's no better deal for the price. Security, friendliness, location, and price. Unbeatable.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    28 Jan 2020
    In the spirit of zero waste. You take something and you leave something behind. Fully equipped kitchen with oven and enough space to really cook (only no dishwasher). Curtains and private plug sockets and mini lamps in your bunk.
    Poland, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    20 Nov 2021
    A super charming and eco-friendly hostel. The night we stayed, they had a live slam poetry session, which was very welcome. The bar is a bit pricey but there are many other options in the surrounding areas. In addition, the hostel is well-covered in case of cold or snow and therer is a free parking lot nearby. Secruity-wise, there are no locks on room doors but the people staying there seem like trustworthy people respectful of the Traveller's Code.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    25 Jan 2020
    Decently equipped kitchen with proper stove tops, nice and clean hostel with an emphasis on sustainability. Friendly staff, good atmosphere to meet people and hang out. I rented a bike for the day (€12) and it was a great way to see Lyon.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    31 Jul 2021
    We were here for one night on a Saturday in July. The atmosphere in the hostel was quiet, but cosy. The showers in particular were very nice, just like the sleeping units, which had a curtain for each bed. The location is a bit less ideal, going to the centre of the city takes a 20-30 minutes walk. All in all, I'd recommend this hostel for anyone looking for a quiet, comfortable place to stay, and for those who want to reduce the ecological footprint of their travel.
    Belgium, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    07 Jul 2020
    The staff was nice and helpful. Prices were OK. Soft drinks are expensive. Facilities are a little bit old. No locks on the bedrooms.
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    03 Jan 2022
    A nice hostel for my one night stay! Word to the wise for (esp) solo female travellers, there are no locks on the doors. There seemed to only be one bathroom in the building, though it was never an issue, and the lockers are outside of the bedroom. My room was quite cold but the staff member was kind enough to give me an extra blanket. The common areas look nice and cozy with a good sized kitchen for anyone wanting to cook. I will also mention it was rather difficult to get to the airport.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    19 Nov 2021
    My score appears low but I really did enjoy my stay here. I walk everywhere normally and it was a small bit out of the way from the main 'new' centre but it isn't far from the old town which has lots of bars and restaurants and is very pretty. The staff were nice and helpful and there was life music on one night I was there. The toilets available are not very modern so I avoided them to be honest.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Elevator
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Board Games
  • DVD's