Hostels in Lyon, France

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Get to know Lyon (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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!

 Get to know Lyon (no more

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.

FAQ about Lyon Hostels

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 $31 for a dorm. A hostel in Lyon with private rooms costs on average $137.
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SLO Living Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Lyon.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Lyon

Your Packing List for Lyon

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let'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.

Get your full Packing List here

Lyon Hostel Cheatsheet

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.
5 Total number of hostels
$31 Average dorm price
$137 Average private room price
$27 Cheapest hostel in Lyon
Le Flâneur Guesthouse is the cheapest
5 Party hostels in Lyon
Le Flâneur Guesthouse is the best rated
8.5 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Lyon-Bron (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Saint-Priest (9 Km / 6 mi.)
Miribel (12 Km / 7 mi.)
Limas (28 Km / 17 mi.)
Villeneuve-de-Marc (36 Km / 23 mi.)
Unieux (59 Km / 37 mi.)
Savigneux (61 Km / 38 mi.)

Travel Tips for Lyon - 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 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.

Jeff

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