Best Party Hostels in Lyon

If you are looking for the best hostels to party in Lyon, meet other fellow travellers, with sociable staff and organised events, these are the Party Hostels for you

Lyon is known as the capital of gastronomy in France, but the city also offers a thriving party scene for those looking to discover an energetic nightlife and dance until the early morning hours. Lyon has a reputation of the multicultural city. The party scene is hot for the whole year, offering events and parties with different music genres. Travelling solo or in a group, the hostels we recommend here are the perfect place for those looking to meet like-minded people, with a fun atmosphere and plenty of organised activities to encourage guest socialising. Book now and prepare to unleash the fun in Lyon.

What are the Party Hostels in Lyon like?

  • Best Party Hostels in Lyon: Away Hostel & Coffee Shop; Alter; Ho36 Hostel Lyon
  • Party hostel style: social hostel
  • Craziness level: fairly crazy
  • Parties on-site: Bar onsite
  • Pub Crawls: Yes

The offer of hostels in Lyon is very diverse, as the city itself. From social and party hostel to cosy and chilled ones - there are literally all types. There are several great party hostels with regular events, so make sure to check their websites for the dates.

Best Area to Stay in Lyon for Nightlife

Vieux Lyon (also known as the Old Town) is the best area to stay in for nightlife. It is very lively and buzzing. The possibilities for entertainment are endless! Nightclubs, bars, karaoke, comedy clubs and more. Everyone will find something for themselves. There is no hostel right in the area, but here is the closest party hostel.

Nightlife in Lyon

The city with breath-taking architecture has nothing less exciting party scene. Like many other cities in France, Lyon also has a marvellous and diverse entertaining scene, with bars and clubs for everyone’s taste. The city is one of the top destinations among concert-goers and backpackers, thanks to numerous events and parties during the whole year.

Basic information about nightlife in Lyon:

  • Pubs and clubs closing times:
    • Bars and pubs: Monday to Thursday until Monday to Thursday until 01 am – Weekends until 02 am
    • Clubs: Monday to Thursday until Monday to Thursday until 05am – Friday and Saturday at 06am
  • Average cover charge for clubs: free - 10 €
  • Average price of a pint of beer: 5 €
  • Famous neighbourhoods for partying: Old Town and Saint-Jean; 1st arrondissement
  • Famous events or parties: French Kiss Festival - first week in June

Best Party Areas in Lyon

Lyon is divided into several districts, and each of them has subdistricts or neighbourhoods where you can experience the vibes of the nightlife. The 5thdistrict is the most famous, thanks to the beautiful mix of architecture and entertaining options.

Party in Old Town and Saint-Jean

Old Town is probably the most beautiful and crowded are in Lyon. Well-preserved buildings and charming streets are perfect for pre-partying in one of many cosy bars and restaurants. Although the price might be a bit higher compared to the other areas in the city, the food is excellent and wines are even better.

Along the beautiful riverside, you can find bars and pubs literally lined next to each other. Awesome places like Les Fleurs du Malt le Bar "La Mise en Bière", Look Bar, Betty's Bar, and Elephant & Castle Pub are serving a wide selection of local and international craft beer and wines.

Party in the 1st arrondissement

Famous 1st arrondissement is a traditional neighbourhood but also very loud and buzzing in the evenings. Street performances, festivals, and crowded bars are the first thing you will notice. The area is known among young people for hosting the alternative nightlife and entertainment scene.

There are lots of amazing clubs in the area like Salsa club, Hot Club Lyon, Terminal, La Clef de Voûte, etc. They are usually open during the whole week, and some of them have outdoor seating and dancing areas.

Dress codes & age restrictions

When going out in Lyon, skip your favourite sneakers, shorts and any type of sportswear. Although there is no general dress code in the city, your outfit should be matching the style of the place you are visiting. As in other cities around the world, bars and pubs are always less rigid compared to rooftops and nightclubs. And if you are planning to taste some customize cocktails or famous local craft beer, you should be 18 and above. Entrance in the bars and pubs is not strict, but clubs prefer guests older than 18 as well, or even 21.