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.

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 7.8

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 7.6

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Nov 2019
    It was a very nice hostel
    Uruguay, Female, 25-30
  • 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


    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
  • 8.9


    11 Sep 2019
    Decent hostel, nice atmosphere and good for meeting people. It is a little bit of a walk outside of the town where everything is to see, however this makes it very quiet and calm. Only problem is that there is no lock on the front door during the day or on the rooms, so anybody can walk into them. However, everyone was super friendly.
    Australia, Male, 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
  • 8.3


    06 Jul 2019
    Fine hostel. Had all the basics (curtains on beds, lockers, etc) and clean. A bit out of town so can be difficult to get to. Staff were helpful but didnt have much going on in terms of activities/atmosphere.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    08 Oct 2019
    More like a hotel than a hostel. Good experience, good price. Would stay here again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Jul 2019
    Great location. I recommend the "Pas Sage" restaurant on the quai nearby, Nice area to stroll around, and sights in Old Lyon are close by within easy walk or bus that runs right in front of the hostel. Hostel a little uncomfortable. Staff good but there could be simple improvements: fan in common area (hot because of the windows above). Hooks/ shelves in dorms.. Better place for computer and a new mouse. Better 2nd breakfast option for the higher price; it just offers the addition of a compote.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    01 Jul 2019
    Overall a great place to stay although it shouldn’t be advertised as having air conditioning and the security is not ideal. Still, nice atmosphere and well worth the price.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.9


    05 Jul 2019
    Bit of a hike from the Lyon Part Dieu train station but close to the Old Town. The hostel doesn’t give out keys to the building or rooms so anyone is able to walk in. In the summer this hostel got very hot (wasn’t comfortable). Staff were helpful and friendly but were often absent from the reception desk doing other duties.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
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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