Hostels in Lorraine Hostels in Lorraine

You are looking for hostels in Lorraine? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Lorraine hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Lorraine.

All Cities in Lorraine

We list every single hostel in Lorraine and the world. In total, we have 4 cities in Lorraine for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Lorraine hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Lorraine. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Lorraine

Lorraine is one of the oldest historical regions in northeast France. It borders Belgium, Germany, and Luxembourg. Lorraine was not always part of France. When Charlemagne divided his Carolingian empire in the 5th century, Lorraine was among the central region alongside Holland, Belgium, Germany, and Luxembourg. It was given to his grandson, Lothair, which is where the name Lorraine comes from. This region is on the border with Germanic countries and as a result has a more German feel to it than some of the other French regions.

Some of the largest towns in the region are Metz and Nancy, both of which are capitals of industry. Metz was also one of the largest cities in the Carolingian Empire and was a German seat of the Holy Roman Empire until 1648. Metz is three hours by car from Paris; if you take the TGV (high speed train) it will take around four hours. Trains leave from Paris’s Gare d’Est. It also possible to get to Metz from Luxembourg City or Strasbourg, both across the border, by plane from Paris. You will need to then take a train back into France. Hiring a car isn’t necessary, as the regional rail network in France is pretty good.

Hostel accommodation in the Lorraine region can be found mostly in the two main cities: Metz and Nancy. Hostels in France are similar to hostels you may be familiar with from travelling; in this region they are often found in historic buildings so while they’ll be spacious and well-equipped, they may be cold in the winter! Your hostel staff can help you arrange tours of the historic sites in each town.

There are two very distinct sides to this province. It lies in the industrial belt of northern Europe - the coal, steel, and iron belt - but today is more known for auto factories like Mercedes Benz and information technology. The Moselle region, where Metz is, retains its strong German/Carolingian character. You shouldn’t miss Saint Etienne cathedral, with its large stained glass window, or the Basilica of Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains, which is the oldest church in France. A mere hour away is the more modern city of Nancy. It was settled in the Middle Ages but really developed under Polish king Stanislas in the 18th century. The city square there still bears his name and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Other notable sites in Lorraine include the largest American cemetery from the First World War and the war memorial at Verdun.

expert for Lorraine hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Lorraine hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Lorraine - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Lorraine. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Lorraine. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Lorraine

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Lorraine?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Lorraine here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Lorraine safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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