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
  • Awesome 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 8.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 7.4

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    03 Jun 2022
    I’ve been there for just one night but I definitely want to come back. It’s a great place that cares for people and the planet. They sometimes organize small social/ cultural events and you feel welcomed there right away. There’s a clothes swapping corner / free shop, they grow fresh herbs and have a compost. The staff was very helpful and friendly, too :) The cleaning products seemed to be environmentally friendly / without plastic :) On the signs in French they used inclusive language regarding to gender
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    10 Jun 2022
    Everything worked well, staff was friendly and the common spaces were really nice, BUT it’s not very secure. Doors to rooms are not locked, Front door stays open all day and at night staff let’s people in (but someone came in saying they were a guest but wasn’t and was very aggressive so staff had to deal with that). Also, most of the people staying are French speaking and about half are more like middle aged or older guests working, so it’s not the easiest to meet people.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    28 May 2022
    Nice quite hostel. The location is pretty good very close to old town and great views of the river. The staff was super friendly and helpful.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    27 Jun 2022
    Nice place for a quick overnight in Lyon!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    13 Jun 2022
    Great atmosphere and the staff is very outgoing and nice. One complaint would be that my pillow was dirty and hadn’t been washed and the bathrooms weren’t the most clean, but apart from that it was really good.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    10 Jun 2022
    While this is a nice enough hostel, the lack of security is a bit concerning. The area that the hostel is located is a fairly safe area, but there are no safety precautions whatsoever. No doors have locks, and while the front door apparently locks at night, I never found this to be the case. We came home from dinner around 11:30 one night and the front door was unlocked. The hostel is located right next to a fairly dingy bar and so anyone could walk over and just go into any room.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    14 Jun 2022
    Cozy hostel in central location. It was a fun hostel that was easy to make friends.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 Jun 2022
    The staff was always really nice and all of them were friendly and helpfull all the time. The atmosphere is quiet. Good if you have to work remotely but not so good if you are in a solo travel to meet people and go party. The worst thing of the hostel is that it offer only one toillet for each sex for the whole hostel.
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    05 Jun 2022
    Nice place to stay. Simple and comfortable, good for sleep. Nice atmosphere but not very social. Quite far from centre of Lyon but walking distance from old town and nicest bits.
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    09 Apr 2022
    The hostel is ok for one night
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
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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