Auberge de Jeunesse du Vieux Lyon: "Youth Hostel in Lyon" France Hotel Tip by dimpleye

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It might be hard to find when you arrive in Lyon at night for the first time as I did. Lonely Planet doesn't give clear instruction this time. I almost went crazy after I asked the way for five times, and still did not really understand what the kind French people meant, but thanks God I found it at last. The easiest way to get to it is by funicular railway to Vieux Lyon station, then walk down within 5 minutes, you can't miss it.

Unique Qualities: The living standard there is almost the same as most HI Youth Hostels, but the asset is the view is really fantastic since it's built on the hill of old town. You could see the whole city on their balcony, even Mont Blanc on clear days(cannot believe when I saw it!!). The most enjoyable thing is on a bright morning, after the great breakfast they serve, taking a walk to Fourviere....you won't forget the experience in your life.

Address: Montee du Chemin Neuf
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Vieux Lyon
Phone: 04 78 150550
Price: less than US$20
Theme: Hostel

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  • Updated Feb 17, 2004
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