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Auberge de jeunesse Hi Lyon

41-45 Montée du Chemin Neuf, Lyon, 69005, France

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Overall Rating 68%

From 37 Reviews

Hostel rating (37)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 81%
Cleanliness 47%
Location 86%
Security 70%
Service 73%
Comfort 53%
Green rating 62%

Enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the UNESCO World Heritage city from the hostel's terrace.

  • Dorm
    From $21.24
10 or more people?

Lyon Hostel

Hostel Lyon

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Located in the heart of the city known as the gastronomic capital of France, Lyon Hostel is near the city’s Renaissance district, between the Cathedral of St. Jean and the Gallo Roman Museum. The hostel overlooks the city and offers impressive views of Lyon.

The hostel offers all the amenities for you to relax and enjoy quality time with other travellers. Breakfast is included in the price, and the facilities also include a self-catering kitchen, laundry, TV room, storage for luggage and Wi-Fi.

Lyon hostel is close to historical places such as the Abbey of Saint Martin d'Ainay, the Cathedral of Saint Jean-Baptiste and the Church of St-Nizier. In winter, the ski resorts are only an hour and a half drive away, and there are six parks throughout the city in which you can enjoy many outdoor activities.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Non-members are required to purchase full membership on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • BBQ
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 30 Dec to 23 Dec

From 14:00 to 23:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +33-4-78-150550

Fax. +33-4-78-150551

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Basilic et théâtre romain de Fourvière (Less than 500 m)
  • Quartier Historique de Saint Jean (At or next to the hostel)
  • Les nuits de fournière (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions



The hostel is located in a great location in Vieux Lyon; although you have to walk up a steep hill to get there. It has an amazing view of the city from the terrace where you can eat your complimentary breakfast (baguette/cereal/coffee/orange juice) and it's only a short walk away from Roman Ruins, the Basilica and the Central City. However I would not stay here again. There were no storage lockers at the hostel so the staff advised me to leave any important belongings in the lobby with them which was simply impractical. My room had very little light, so I couldn't even see if the bed was clean and it only had one electrical socket though it was meant for 8 people. There was no wifi in the room and my phone connection was weak despite having a French phone company. On entry I found a dirty plastic bag behind the pillow of my bed, between the bed and the wall. I had to leave my key at the front desk everytime I left the hostel, which felt like an unnecessary policy. Worst of all the bathroom was not clean; the wall had a hole to the outside, the basin's pipes were stuck together with sticky tape and the taps for the shower and basin only ran for a couple seconds when you pressed them, with very hot, burning water coming out. You had to lean against the tap the entire shower if you wanted it to work, and then it would burn you. Staff were not particularly friendly, and many times I entered the lobby the people sitting behind the front desk were actually not working there. I even had to wait for a staff member in the lobby once to give them my key as I was leaving, while they tried to turn a vending machine upside down to get food out - completely unprofessional behaviour.The hostel felt like it housed homeless people and there were men always hanging around the terrace. It was not a comfortable atmosphere for a girl staying alone. Though it is supposedly a 'youth' hostel I saw many people over the age of 40 and even a woman in my room who was elderly. I had a terrible sleep as my room (33 - for 8 women) was freezing cold and humid. I do not recommend this place. Though it initially seems cheap; you have to pay a membership fee. I know now that it is simply not worth it. I have no idea how they received a Hostelling International accreditation, I will not stay in one of these hostels again. Other companies of youth hostels provide a friendly, clean experience with working showers, key cards you can keep for your stay and storage lockers/wifi in the rooms..... (and more!). I encourage you to look elsewhere. I was stressed, and anxious about coming back to the Hostel and it impacted my time in Lyon. I am shocked that I haven't seen more negative reviews, but perhaps it is because not many people actually stay there.


Avatar for Lucy


Wed 20 Mar 2019

Des chambres vétustes, sales dans les recoins, un robinet dans la chambre inutilisable par son débit et par sa fuite ("mettez la poubelle en dessous", pour citer l’accueil), une odeur d'égout dans la salle de bains le 1er soir ... Ce qui sauve l'endroit, c'est son incroyable vue sur la ville, et l'amabilité du personnel féminin.


Avatar for Nina


Thu 28 Feb 2019

Sehr gemütlich, gute Leistung f Preis, grosszügig und tolle Terrasse mit Auissicht


Avatar for Rosa


Mon 18 Feb 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (500m - 1km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

15Km from Lyon. Rhonexpress shuttle to Lyon St Exupery airport to train station Lyon Part Dieu
Line B tb Saxe-Gambetta tb line D tb Old Lyon. Then the cable train tb Minimes-Theatres Romans
3Km Lyon Part Dieu / 2.5 km Lyon Perrache station

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