The new youth hostel is located in the buildings of the former Auvray dye works, which date from 1780. It is on the road from Rouen to Darnétal, alongside the Robec river, near the historic heart of town, tourist sites and monuments, the CHU Hospital, and the banks of the Seine.
Reachable from the city centre by public transport (TEOR) or by rental bicycle (there is a Cyclic station just in front of the hostel), the hostel opened in spring 2010. It can accommodate groups during sporting competitions or cultural events.
Open throughout the year and 24 hours a day, the youth hostel offers food, entertainment and information at low prices for visitors. Ideal for a stopover in Rouen, a short visit, or a weekend, for young people and students on a low budget, though the hostel also welcomes people of all ages for a low price.
The Rouen establishment is a member of the United Federation of Youth Hostels in France (FUAJ).