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“Cool & Bed” 4 of 5 stars
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Cool & Bed
32 quai Arloing, 69009 Lyon, France   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #3 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Burnley, Lancashire, UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Cool & Bed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is a great hostel: it is air conditioned, very clean and practical. The only downside is that there are only 2 toilets. The staff were nice, the bar crawl was good and the kitchen facilities were excellent.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Footscray, Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

For starters the name was intriguing albeit bizarre
Mais on reading the reviews on this Hostel one was convincingly sold.
The Staff as promised are super-hero friendly
The domocile is spotlessly clean
The chambers are spacious
The sheets are complimentary
The Breakfast is perfect if you prefer an early start to your days
And Pierre, i like a lot his enthusiasm, taste in Northern Soul and as much as it pains me, his voice isn't too bad either
4 and a half Stars

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Cool & Bed Hostel is a great hostel in a fairly decent location in Lyon. The hostel itself is a well-organized, well-oiled machine. There is always an employee in the common room working as a receptionist (24 hours a day). This person will help you get a laundry service, a map of Lyon, an easy check-in, and even some dinner reservations if need be.

We stayed in a 16 bed dorm, and it felt like there were only 6 people in the room. The dorms are split into two smaller areas, lessening interruptions from late night airport arrivals or drunken backpackers returning from their pub crawls.

The bathrooms were cleaned daily, so they were never an issue. Try to get the handicap shower room! It's a much larger open shower in a separate room.

Besides all of the bare necessities, this hostel makes your life easy with weekly pub crawls, free wifi, free locker use, and free computer use in the common room. Cool & Bed also makes it easy to make new friends from all over the world.

So if you're backpacking through Lyon, or just looking to cut cost, stay at Cool & Bed!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Friendly staff, nice and clean, free breakfast, cooking facilities and a big communal area- Cool and Bed has it all! It's not in the centre, but Vieux Lyon is only a 15-20 minute walk away and there are metro and bus stops nearby. One of the best hostels I've stayed in!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vienna, Austria
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Good value for money ! the hostel it's not very centrally located in the town however easy to reach following the indications provided by them. Possibility to pay with credit cards, free internet ( and free PC available), kitchen and a large and colourful common room make it a very good option!
A tip: amazing kebab at the first shop walking just 2min in direction of the metro station !

Room Tip: it's an hostel...so just go there !
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

First of all I must say I LOVED my stay at Cool & Bed. Staff was extremely welcoming and helpful, there was always at least 1 of them around to help us with anything we need, but they were also friendly enough to create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere in the hostel without being remotely patronizing.

The hostel itself is great, too, with a very high level of cleanliness, especially for its budget price. Breakfast is not bad, just the standard bread, jam, butter and cereal, but I would not expect much more. I really liked the bathrooms because they are all so clean and smell really nice all the time! The location of the hostel is convenient, too, within walking distance from the old quarter and by a beautiful river. Make sure you check out the morning market on the riverside too.

Cool & Bed really made Lyon the best destination throughout my trip to France this summer. I will definitely stay here again when I have a chance to come back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

There is nothing to complaint about. The staff is friendly, the hotel and the facilities are clean and modern. The breakfast is quite simple, but not worse than in other hostel. If you really want to be in the very center, choose another place, but it's not far at all, wether by metro or walking.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 32 quai Arloing, 69009 Lyon, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon
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Ranked #3 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Lyon
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