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 8.1

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 7.6

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    01 Aug 2022
    Made so so many friends here! Super useful to have a kitchen to cook and prep food, lots of nice space to get to chat to people. The location is a little far from tourist spots but not bad to watch in the day or take a bus.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    26 Jun 2022
    the best hostel for solo travellers (or travellers in general). really well designed common area for socialising, giving the hostel a ‘homey’ feeling. board games, instruments, etc. were free to use and the staff there were really sweet to talk to too! really appreciated that the hostel is environmentally conscious too and is actively involved in the community. not the best location-wise as it’s a walk away from the nearest metro station but there’s a bus stop nearby. while there were no locks on the room door, i never felt unsafe during my stay. toilets were the usual hostel toilet- slightly cramped, but they were clean! do bring your own locks for the lockers to keep your luggage in though. overall loved my stay there, i could see myself staying here for longer periods of time even though it’s only a hostel! definitely would come back again when i go to lyon :)
    Singapore, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    13 Jul 2022
    Great people and vibes here! Not right in the heat of the all the city, but nice because it was not super loud at night. One issue was security. They give you lockers which was good, but there are no keys to the hostel or locks on rooms so it’s all just open which was a bit off putting.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    25 Jun 2022
    Very clean and decorated nicely. Facilities really good. Staff were nice and helpful. Was a bit far out of centre of town but there is a bus that can take you in. Wasn't much of an atmosphere when I was there but I guess it depends on the other guests at the time! Overall really good experience!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


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

    Very Good

    05 Jul 2022
    Nice hostel, friendly staff and easily accessible to the centre of Lyon via public transport. I enjoyed my stay here!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    26 Jun 2022
    The location is not bad; the staff is nice and friendly; the bed covers and blankets need better washing; the overall security and access control of the premises must be improved. Overall a good place for short stay.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 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
  • 5.1


    24 Jul 2022
    very unsecured place. no room locks and the hostel main door stays open almost all the time so anyone could walk in. says air con on the listing but there is not any just a fan in the room so hard to sleep during the heatwave. not the cleanest place, looks a bit grubby
    England, 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