There are some places when you visit them, you want to stay there forever. Lyon is one of those places. Located in the country’s east-central part at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône, Lyon is the third-largest city and the second-largest urban area of France.

Travelers always put Lyon in their list, whenever they plan a trip. You must be thinking, why so many people visit Lyon? Simply because it’s very famous. This beautiful city is famous for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Apart from that, this city is all about rustic, rich French food, and is famous for a number of unique meals.

If you’ve made your mind to visit the extraordinary Lyon, then you should consider some things, especially if you’re a backpacker.

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The best thing for a backpacker is to stay at a hostel. You will find many, but we’ve done the hard work for you, and made a list of 5 best hostels in Lyon. These hostels will be easy on your pocket and will give you the best experience.

So, below we’ve revealed the list of the magical hostels.

Away Hostel & Coffee Shop Lyon (Best Hostels for Digital Nomads)

HostelWorld (*8.8) Booking.com (*8.6) Map Starts at ($36) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

Away Hostel and Coffee Shop is a well-known hostel in Lyon, France. It’s situated in a nineteenth-century working amidst the city’s architecturally significant area. It’s not exactly a 20-minute stroll to the vast majority of the city’s best vacation spots and it’s appropriate by a metro station and a little ways from a noteworthy transportation community for the city. The train and transport stations are around 14 to 16 minutes away. Besides, This amazing place is on a sensibly peaceful street, inverse a verdant park, on the slants of Croix-Paquet.

The Away Hostel is super cool; from the human-sized vintage aviary in the passage lobby to the parlor with Fatboy floor pads and guitar to acquire. This unique hostel offers blended residences with single-sex washrooms, furnished with hairdryers and toiletries. There are also rooms furnished with Nespresso machines, towels, bed cloth, and free toiletries. Furthermore, splendid white rooms on two stories blend quarters (dozing 4 to 8) and pairs with shared or private washroom. Numerous rooms have unique parquet, formed roofs and chimney with vintage stone encompass.

This hostel offers amazing amenities which are: Breakfast available, coffee shop, 24-hour reception, daily housekeeping, 22 smoke-free guestrooms, laundry, luggage storage, free Wi-Fi in lobby, multilingual staff, microwave, refrigerator, lift, and curtains.

The places which will be available at a walking distance are the In Lyon City Centre. The Bellacour Square (19 to 21 min walk), Lyon Opera (4 to 6 min walk), Lyon City Hall (5 to 7 min walk), Terreaux Square (5 to 7 min walk), Part Dieu Mall (30 to 32 min walk), Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière (33 to 35 min walk), Lyon Museum of Fine Arts (6 to 8 min walk), Gros Caillou (10 to 12 min walk), Quai de Bondy Vaporetto Stop (11 to 13 min walk), and Espace Gerson (13 to 15 min walk).

We can easily say that it’s one of the best hostels in Lyon, and that’s why it’s in our list. Stay here!

Alter Hostel Lyon

HostelWorld (*8.1) Booking.com (*8.3) Map Starts at ($30) for 10 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

The superb Alter’hostel is situated along the Saône Waterway, in an extremely decent place in Lyon. From the docks, you find the popular “Fourvière” basilica up to you. The postcard is a blend of old stones, water, connect, hued houses. Before you, you see another renowned place: “Croix Rousse” ‘slope. The old city isn’t far and you can have an outing with the “Vaporetto”, the main transport vessel of Lyon.

This hostel is eco-accommodating and offers visitors chances to draw in with the nearby way of life through a good partnership with organizations and relationship in the city. A transport stop to Lyon Part-Dieu train station can be found by the property. The closest air terminal is Lyon – Saint Exupery Air terminal, 21 to 23 km from the property.

The hostel has 50 bedrooms and every quarter has a washroom and all beds have singular window ornaments, electric attachments, and a wellbeing store box. Furthermore, the visitors approach a completely prepared shared kitchen and to restroom offices, which are shared between all lodging visitors. Toiletries can be obtained nearby. Each morning 2 diverse breakfast alternative is accessible at this unique hostel.

The amenities which you’ll get at the hostel are shared lounge, Wi-Fi available in all areas, opened 24/24, lift, free parking, internet services, restaurant, snack bar, bicycle rental, luggage storage, lockers, canoeing, library, games room, evening entertainment, laundry, daily maid service, shops on site, fax, meeting facilities, access for disabled guests, heating, Non-smoking rooms and throughout, Air conditioning, lower bathroom sink, and toilet with grab rails.

The places of interest nearby this hostel are Theatre Acte 2, Fort Saint-Jean, Villa Gorge de Loup, Metro station Gorge de Loup, Metro station Valmy, Theatre Rail Théâtre, Train station of Lyon – Gorge de Loup, Church Saint-Bruno des Chartreux, Charterhouse of Lyon, and Castle of Pierre Scize.

The credit cards accepted at this place are Visa, Euro/Mastercard, American Express, and Maestro

Le Flâneur Guesthouse Lyon

HostelWorld (*8.7) Booking.com (*8.5) Map Starts at ($24) for 12 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

It wouldn’t be wrong if we say that the Le Flâneur Guesthouse is a unique hostel in Lyon. This magnificent hostel has an incredible location, just a two-metro-stop ride from the train and fundamental transport station and is likewise just a similar separation to get into the core of the focal traveler zone. In the event that you want to stroll to set aside extra cash, each is about a 28 to 32 minutes’ walk.

This hostel has 48 rooms and each room is huge. Each bed and cushion are very firm, perfect, and agreeable. Each bed is doled out a locker, which slides under the bed – you can put your packs into here for safety’s sake. In the event that you don’t have a bolt, you can enlist one at the friendly reception. Moreover, a few quarters have a washroom appended and others don’t. There is a male and female washroom in the vast apartment with a shower and latrine in everyone for use. There is likewise a huge washroom with toilets and showers on the opposite side of the building. They are for the most part perfect and very pleasant as restrooms to utilize.

The outstanding hostel offers so many facilities/services which are: 24-hour reception, allergy-free room, bar, board games, books, DVDs, music (for children), concierge service, designated smoking area, entertainment stuff, evening entertainment, express check-in/check-out, great for disabled guests, family rooms, fax/photocopying, free Wi-Fi, games rooms, gift shop, heating, indoor play area, internet services, Karaoke, laundry, library, lockers, lower bathroom sink, luggage storage, newspapers, Non-smoking rooms (And throughout), kids’ outdoor play equipment, meeting facilities, mini-market on site, pets allowed, private check-in/check-out, vending machine (Snacks and drinks), Wi-Fi in all areas, wheelchair accessible, tour desk, terrace, sun terrace, table tennis, toilet with grab rails, street parking, shared kitchen, shared lounge/Tv area, safety deposit box, and soundproof rooms.

The accommodations near this hostel are Fourvières, La Guillotière, Vaise, La Mouche, Cuire, Villeurbanne, Tassin-la-Demi-Lune, Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, La Mulatière, and Caluire-et-Cuire. They all are within the range of 5-km.

We highly recommend this hostel for backpackers..

SLO Living Hostel Lyon

HostelWorld (*8.8) Booking.com (*8.4) Map Starts at ($36) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

The SLO Living Hostel has an efficient and friendly staff (They can speak in English, Spanish and French). The unique hostel is located in Lyon Downtown area, this hostel is inside a 14 to 16-minute stroll of University of Lyon II, Hall Maurice Ravel, and Visit Part-Dieu. Bellecour Square and Part Dieu Shopping center are additionally inside 1 mi (2 km). Saxe-Gambetta Station and Guillotiere Station are inside a 4 to 6-minute walk. Plus, The city isn’t enormous, so you are well inside strolling separation of numerous eateries, bars, or shops.

This amazing hostel has 40 beds, split between close four or six-bed quarters and private twofold rooms which, without a doubt, are a long ways from your ordinary inn room. Inside structure is contemporary and new, with a blend of white paint and geometric-designed backdrop.

This 40 rooms hostel offers great amenities including: free city maps, free Wi-Fi, linen included, adaptors, bicycle parking, book exchange, hair dryers, key card access, common room, reading light, wheelchair friendly, self-catering facilities, 24-hour reception, 24-hour security, internet access, towels for hire, bars, meals available, tea & coffee making facilities, board games, and luggage storage.

The check-in time starts at 3 PM and ends at midnight. The check-out time is 11 AM, and the minimum age of check-in is 18. And remember, pets are not allowed at this property.

H036 Hostel Lyon

HostelWorld (*8.0) Booking.com (*8.2) Map Starts at ($31) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

The lovely HO36 Hostel in Lyon is one of the best and perfect hostel for travelers. It’s situated in a cosmopolitan neighborhood in the core of the city and it’s housed in a building that was at one time an old inn. The HO36 hostel is strategically placed close to open transportation. There are cable cars that are 1-2 minutes’ walk away and these cable cars can take you straightforwardly to the train station. Guillotiere metro station is the nearest metro station to the inn and it offers access to the city’s best shopping, eateries, and famous sights.

Let us take you through to the rooms now. The doubles are extensive and appreciate a wonderful enormous window for regular light and urban housetop perspectives to surge in – a gift given dividers and cover are a sultry, boudoir-enlivened dark. Wicker clothing bins, larger than usual wicker lampshades and vintage work areas grabbed in bug markets include an in vogue dash of style.

The services/facilities of this brilliant hostel are free Wi-Fi, linen included, free city maps, free internet access, common room, hot shower, security lockers, washing machine, dryer, key card access, meeting rooms, 24-hour reception, 24-hour security, housekeeping, luggage storage, wake-up calls, towels for hire, bar, cafe, meals are available, and restaurant.

The check-in time starts from 4 PM to the end of the night, while, you have to check-out before 12 PM. Furthermore, payments are accepted by credit card, cash, debit card, and bank transfer.

In addition, pets are not allowed, no curfew and smoking is forbidden.

Conclusion

We can wholeheartedly say that these hostels are perfect for backpackers. If you love to travel and you’re coming to Lyon, then staying at these hostels are ideal for you. They give everything! All the facilities which you desire during your stay at a place.

Almost all of them are at a perfect location to explore the beautiful Lyon. Most of the famous places are at walking distance from these hostels.

They provide delicious food, drinks, and have a special vibe and feel like no other. They excite with modern look and furniture. They are easy on the pocket and the staff is super efficient and friendly. That’s why they’re earning immense respect and popularity from all around the world.

All in all, if you are planning a trip to Lyon, we highly recommend these hostels.