Welcome to your detailed guide for Lyon hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Lyon, France. Compare prices for Lyon hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Lyon, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Lyon? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Lyon alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Lyon. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Lyon. To help you make friends with Lyon before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Lyon is located in east-central France between Paris and Marseilles. The city is considered the gastronomic capitol of France so be sure to budget in some money for food. Especially known for the Lyonnaise salad, lettuce tossed with bacon, croutons, poached egg, and a Dijon vinaigrette, most of the city's restaurants offer prix-fixe lunch menus serving up very hardy fare and plenty of wine so bring a friend, sharing is good. Hostels are few in Lyon but some good options are available.
Old Lyon is a great location for your Lyon hostel as it is located near the lovely Bellcour Place, a veritable plethora of Lyon’s best restaurants, and the popular tourist attraction, Our Lady of Fourviere Basilica. Old Lyon is also just a quick metro ride away from some of Lyon's most famous attractions including the Opera House, Hotel de Ville, and Terreaux Square and fountain.
Other must-sees in Lyon include two great museums, Musee des Beaux-Arts and Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratifs. The Musee des Beaux-Arts houses the best collection of fine art in Lyon and one of the largest in all of France while Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratifs houses historic textiles and interior design pieces from as far back as ancient Egypt.
If visiting in December be sure to check the dates of the city's famed Festival of Lights. It is truly a sight to behold and cannot be missed if you're lucky enough to be visiting during that special winter week.
While Lyon is one of the more expensive cities in France, it is well worth a visit. Consider visiting one of the incredibly organized and helpful Only Lyon Tourist Offices and look in to a Lyon City Card for great savings on museums and activities (always be sure to check student prices on individual admissions before purchasing a city card). The city is also a great starting point for any trip through the south of France.
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Lyon. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Lyon. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Lyon costs on average $40 for a dorm. A hostel in Lyon with private rooms costs on average $169.
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Alter Hostel is the best rated hostel in Lyon for female solo travellers.
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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 Lyon. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Lyon. 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!
Lyon has the best food in France, period. Save money by cooking in Paris, eat out in Lyon. Night life is good Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Lyon and France.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.