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 8.7

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Jun 2019
    A lovely hostel!! Staff very friendly and helpful. Rooms clean and lots of space. Nice space to sit in downstairs and good coffee!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    13 Jun 2019
    We stayed at Away Hostel for 1 night and overall had a great experience. The bedrooms were clean and linens and lockers were provided. The laundry room unfortunately only has one for-charge washer and dryer for the whole hostel. The bathrooms were large and could have been kept slightly more clean. The front desk was extremely helpful with guidance on getting to the airport and is open 24 hours which was very convenient for my early flight. Location was also fantastic!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Jun 2019
    Great hostel, nice & clean. Loved the cafe below. They didn’t serve dinner when we were there but it remes like it would have been good! Staff was very friendly and rooms & facilities were great!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    19 Jun 2019
    The best hostel I've ever been to! Everything was perfect: the staff were amazing, everything i needed was there, location is perfect and there was a really good pizza place 50 meters away. Wish i could've stayed longer!
    Finland, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    16 Jun 2019
    Great location, super cute interior and coffee shop area. Great staff and helps you with any questions. Clean and comfortable bed.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    10 Jun 2019
    Really great hostel, rooms are nice and pretty clean. The cafe is really cute
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    13 Jun 2019
    Staff very nice, great location and nice atmosphere
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    13 Jun 2019
    Great location, directly opposite the Croix-Paquet metro station and only a short walk to Hotel de Ville metro station. My 8 bed dorm was one of the more spacious hostel dorms I've been in. Overall the hostel is quite clean but the dorm floors could have done with a sweep - especially as a female dorm, there was a fair bit of hair.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    18 Jun 2019
    Away Hostel was very cute and nice. As a solo traveler, though, it wasn’t the easiest place to meet people. The downstairs lounge areas weren’t very lively and the bar didn’t seem particularly welcoming to people on their own. Check-in was super easy and they have padlocks available if you give your drivers’ license as a deposit. There were big storage drawers under the beds. There aren’t any sinks with clogs in the hostel, so it’s difficult to do laundry unless you pay to use to use a machine.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    14 Jun 2019
    From the photos on the website, we expected a modern hostel, in a renovated building. Instead, we found it to be a very old building, without an elevator, and with stairs that you could say can be dangerous. This was fine, until we got to our room in second floor, and wanted to go to the bathroom. For me, bathrooms were fine (except for the last day, when I went to a bathroom without toilet papers), but from my husband's experience, the bathrooms were not nearly as clean as they should have been
    Iran, Female, 25-30
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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