Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Away Hostel is the ideal place to explore Lyon, as it is located in the trendy district of the city, where locals know how to enjoy a good cup of coffee while meeting travellers from all over the world

Away Hostel & Coffee Shop is located in a 19th century building in one of the most beautiful, central parts of the city.

We have designed superior-quality, very spacious dormitories where you will find all the comfort you need for a good rest.
Single-gender bathrooms are located next to your room, equipped with hairdryers, soaps and shampoo, among other products.

You can also book a private room with personalised décor and top-of-the-range hotel linen, a Nespresso© coffee machine and all the items you will need during your stay (bath towels, hairdryer, soaps, shampoo, etc.). Some of the rooms offer a view over the park situated next to the hostel.
Our Coffee Shop is open all day long, where you can find delicious homemade items, snacks, a takeaway menu, Sunday brunch and a wide range of quality coffees.
Services offered free of charge:
- Ultra high speed Wi-Fi
- City map
- Access to a PC
- Padlocks
- Sheets included
- Fan
Enjoy our relaxing living spaces, free access to a shared kitchen, a laundry service and a secure, electronically-operated luggage storage system.

Most of our staff members are born and raised in Lyon, so they know the city like the back of their hand!

They will offer you their best advice on how to appreciate the city and will give you plenty of tools to discover Lyon! (PDF guides, a giant map of the city, brochures, and more)
Our ''Events Manager'' organises daily activities (such as guided tours of the city, wine tasting and yoga brunches) and events every month (including music, gastronomy and art exhibitions)
You'll also enjoy our bar next to the hostel, Groom : good vibes, original cocktails and weekly events. From afterwork, until the end of the night,with special offer for our guests. View House Rules


Here at Away Hostel & Coffee Shop, we've struck a balance between festive nights and relaxed days. In our historic 19th century building, unwind in communal living spaces with other backpackers and use the free, ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi. Or you can chat over tasty homemade snacks or brunch in our coffee shop – it's open all day! For a stronger type of brew, the on-site bar serves tasty cocktails and has happy hour every night. We also love to put on themed parties with live music, DJs and dance sessions.


Find us in one of the most beautiful and central parts of the city – the historic UNESCO area – surrounded by cool bars and local food spots. To reach us from Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport, get the Rhone Express to Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie (21 minutes), then take subway line A towards Perrache. Get off at Hotel de Ville / Louis Pradel, and we're just a 6-minute walk. Head out in the afternoon to find the city's famous murals dotted all over Lyon, or stroll for 10 minutes to the old silk-weaving district of Croix-Rousse to see the largest fresco in Europe.

Rooms and Dorms

Our mixed and female-only dorms have modern, spacious layouts with padlocked storage lockers for your bags. We've stocked the shared bathrooms with little extras like shampoo, soaps and hair dryers. Book a private room for something even more plush, with individually designed décor, rich linen, towels and even a Nespresso machine. Some also offer great views over the nearby park.

Extras and activities

We've got plenty to fill your day with, from tours of the city to wine tastings to yoga brunches to art exhibitions. Most of our staff are Lyon natives and are full of top tips on where to go. Use our kitchen to put a picnic together for your afternoon out or grab something from the coffee shop – we do takeaway! While you're out exploring, you can keep your bags safely locked away in our electronic luggage storage system.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2021
    Beautifull hostel, clean and safe and comfortable. beautifull staff kind and helpfull and good place for peoples any age. I recomended absolutely.
    Italy, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    08 Sep 2020
    Very nice hostel, walking distance from lots of nice restaurants and well connected with the metro station right outside. Can’t comment much on the atmosphere as I wasn’t around in the evenings. Good privacy in the rooms as my bed was separated from the others by a wall.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Feb 2020
    This place is so neat and lovely. Wish the kitchen was a bit bigger, but to be fair, it was 95%available to use. Clean, spacey, and very well located
    Hungary, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Jul 2020
    It was my second stay in this hostel. the first time was in it was hot in the room. there are bunk beds but only one person because of coronavirus. the room 15 is very noisy specially in the morning, there is a street where a lot of cars are crossing. the breakfast was good. the small breakfast ( coffee and croissant) was sold out so I took the big one for 5.50 euros. no interaction between travelers but this is not the fault of the hostel.
    Switzerland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    25 Aug 2020
    I highly recommend this accommodation. The only problem was: this hostel posts its Covid-19 rules right at the reception desk, yet they don't respect them. Rooms were supposed to be filled only to half capacity... but my dorm of 4 guests was full for 5 nights in a row! There was even one guest who showed clear symptoms of the flu (sneezing, coughing, heavy breathing...) and who didn't really protect himself
    France, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    29 Jul 2020
    Good hostel. I stayed there in automne and it was perfect. in summertime the room in the hostel was quite warm even the windows were open. the street outside was very loud in the morning. the breakfast is not included so you pay extra. the breakfast was croissant and coffee and it was very good. because of the coronavirus, there is limited capacity in the room. one person per bunk bed. I think it is a good decision.
    Switzerland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    31 Jan 2020
    Was a great hostel for the price. The location was the best part about this place. We didn't have to taxi anywhere and even was able to walk to the train station. Very short walk to Vieux Lyon. The area around the hostel was just as fun to explore and I wish we had more time to stay. hostel was very clean and sheets were clean as well. Stayed in a 10 bed mixed dorm and only complaint was noise with roommates, but hostel had free earplugs that helped with snoring. great first hostel experience!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    29 Jul 2020
    Stayed here after they reopened in July 2020. Room capacity was halved (i.e 4 people max in 8 pax dorm) to encourage social distancing, sanitiser was provided everywhere and clear markings in main areas for direction of walking. Rooms were large, clean and spacious, however old building means no aircon in 35 degree summer heat (at night) and no fans provided. Kitchen small and dark, paper towels would be good for them to provide. Bathrooms clean and bed was nice and firm.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    07 Feb 2020
    Big dorm room and common area, nice moderately-priced cafe, close to metro
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    22 Oct 2020
    Close to metro and shops. In case you are traveling with huge luggages, have fun taking them to your room. Good thing is, you will definitely going to lose some weight after that.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities