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
  • Marvellous 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 9.2

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Oct 2019
    This is a lovely hostel, the rooms are nice and spacious, it didn't feel like an 8-bed room. There is a friendly atmosphere and the staff were nice. Good location, near lots of restaurants and shops, also close to Hotel de Ville Metro station (easier than the one across the road). Just one small suggestion, having a bit more shelf space in the showers in the women's bathroom would be great!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    09 Nov 2019
    Fantastically efficient, ideal location, spotlessly clean, and best of all, very friendly, relaxed and helpful staff. I ate only breakfast there, but this was a generous selection of cold delicacies, with a pot of exceptional quality Earl Gray, and all elegantly presented - thank you!
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    12 Nov 2019
    Great hostel. As someone who sometimes works from the road, the attached coffeeshop was a great spot to post up. They could use a little area to chill without music playing, but overall a good spot. Great coffee and great food. The fact there is also a good guest kitchen is helpful as well. The rooms are spacious and thanks to the "walls" on some of the beds, they feel fairly private (except the beds that are open to the door). I would definitely stay here again if I'm coming through town.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    10 Nov 2019
    Friendly staff, light clean spacious rooms and bathrooms and a really welcoming cafe/chillout space downstairs. A really nice vibe in a fantastic location.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    12 Nov 2019
    Really nice hostel close to the Opera of Lyon. Easily to reach thanks to the metro stop of the Hotel de Ville that is not more than 5 minutes by walk from the hostel. Really common spaces with a really good internet connection and comfortable beds, but the room was bit cold as the bathroom and they can't turn on the radiator and there were no wall hangers in the room. But in the complex is a really nice hostel and i definitively recommend it.
    Italy, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    20 Oct 2019
    Very nice hostel! I would give it a perfect review, but someone broke into my room and stole someone's laptop. They handled it well and called the police. They even reimbursed her for her stolen stuff. The door was broken and didnt close properly so someone came in when no one was in the room. I would apply this to any hostel and not leave things of real value in the lockers.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    26 Nov 2019
    Room - nice. Location - amazing. Showers - great. Bunks - comfy, with one socket for charging your phone, with underbed lockers (that could use cleaning by the way). Cleanliness - not so much... My bed sheets were definitely cleaned but were not clean. My top bunk had its side shelf that looked like it has never been cleaned and was roughly disgusting to put anything on. There is a cleaning schedule in the bathrooms but somehow, the shelf in the sink area is always dirty 🤷🏼‍♀️.
    Poland, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    21 Nov 2019
    Really nicely located with friendly staff. Unfortunately it is not very clean-- the rails on the bed and the shelf next to it were very dusty which should have been my first sign. The showers were also not pleasant, lots of hair and soap scum. To top it all off I got a literal foot fungus from this place-- I think from being barefoot in the room because I didn't want to wake up the other people with my flip flops. Huge mistake!!! I enjoyed literally everything else about the stay, but ugh.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    15 Nov 2019
    Very nice hostel, perhaps more or a ‘hotel’ vibe given it’s size and appearance. Conveniently located in Lyon close to the majority of the attractions. It doesn’t have the homely fee of a great hostel mostly due to the details. The kitchen isn’t great at all and you have to pay for things like towels and luggage storage after checkout etc. That being said it was a very comfortable stay!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    08 Nov 2019
    The bathrooms are very dirty. To have a shower, you have to press a button, what is great to save water, but the water last only 10 seconds, what was very annoying.
    Brazil, 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
  • 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