Here at Away Hostel & Coffee Shop there is a balance of festive nights and relaxed days. This 5 Star Hostel in Lyon, France is set within an historic 19th century building, fuelled with communal living spaces and an enticing coffee shop.

Surrounded by cool bars and local foods, Away Hostel is located in the UNESCO area of Lyon.

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  • Location of Away Hostel & Coffee Shop

    Located in the most beautiful and central parts of the city, in the UNESCO World Heritage area. It's surrounded by cool bars and delicious local food.

    The nearest metro station and Place des Terreaux are less than 10-minutes by foot.

    Away Hostel & Coffee Shop, Away Hostel & Coffee Shop 21 Rue Alsace Lorraine, 69001 Lyon, France
  • All room types at Away Hostel & Coffee Shop

    Shared Room Types available: 4-Bed Dorm Mixed, 6-Bed Dorm Mixed, 8-Bed Dorm Mixed and 10-Bed Dorm Mixed. There is also a female-only dorm available.

    Private Room Types available: Double Private, Superior Double Private and two Quadruple rooms.

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Quite frankly, it would be difficult not to have a good time at Away Hostel & Coffee Shop.

From tours of the city and wine tasting, to yoga brunches and art exhibitions…

…the team here has plenty up their sleeve to help fill your day.

It’s a hostel that suites a number of traveller types.

Whether you’re a solo traveller, travelling couple or a small groups of friends, there is a room designed for you.

Personally, we think solo travellers that love to get social will get the most from staying here.

To ensure you have an awesome time, have a look at the 8 cool things to do in Lyon guide.

Did you know? We have another 5 star hostel in France: Gastama Hostel in Lille.

Away Hostel & Coffee Shop is the only 5 Star Hostel in Lyon, France

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Away Hostel & Bar in Review

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It paints a beautiful picture of the place.

For even more reasons why Away Hostel & Bar is a 5 star hostel in Lyon, France keep scrolling.

1. Locally sourced, Homemade Food

Luckily for you we’re going to jump straight in and mention the on-site coffee shop.

Because what better way to start the day than with a frothy, barista made latte?!

Alongside hot beverages, this cafe offers a selection of wonderful food throughout the day.

All meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner – are made with local ingredients and homemade on the premises.

This includes homemade pastries. Oh my.

So forget those nasty additives!

Looking to spend all day out and about? Why not grab a sandwich or ask for a lunch box to take with you.

Also! The bathrooms have been stocked up with little extras like soap, shampoo and hairdryers. So no need to buy and create more waste.

Away Hostel & Coffee Shop is the only 5 Star Hostel in Lyon, France

Away Hostel & Coffee Shop is the only 5 Star Hostel in Lyon, France

2. Spacious Chic Design

Wait until you see the size of the spaces at Away Hostel & Coffee Shop!

Seriously, there is enough room in the dorm rooms to swing three cats at once.

Disclaimer: We absolutely do not encourage the swinging of cats. Ever.

That also goes for shared spaces and private rooms: there is no stuffy feeling in whichever space you decide to hang out in.

Beautiful wooden floors, big windows and tall ceilings create an environment that’s good for all sorts of activities.

Whether that’s having a chat, reading a book, sipping a coffee of catching up with work.

We love the little details such as living plants, bean bags and a splash of colour on the walls.

Away Hostel & Coffee Shop is the only 5 Star Hostel in Lyon, France

Away Hostel & Coffee Shop is the only 5 Star Hostel in Lyon, France

3. Have a Unique Sleep

It would be rude not to give a special mention of the dorm beds set up at Away Hostel.

Depending on which room you choose, depends on what type of bed you end up in.

Just quickly then, there are mixed dorms with 4, 6, 8 and 10-beds. Not forgetting the female-only option also on offer.

As you can see, the beds have been custom made and we haven’t come across the same design anywhere else in the world.

They include all of the little extras such as plugs, reading lamp and ready-made bed.

Though you won’t see a privacy curtain in sight. Why not?

Well, since none of the beds face each other, it’s not really necessary!

Besides, some of the bigger dorm rooms have wooden encasing around the bed which makes it super cosy.

Extra: enjoy a free padlock loan for a small €5 refundable deposit.

Other equally wonderful room options include:

  • Double private (standard & superior)
  • Quad room w/ bathroom
  • Private 8-bed dorm (great for groups)

Psst! Private rooms come with a Nespresso machine. Go on, treat yourself.

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4. Yoga Brunch, Cocktails and Play Dates

Did that get your attention?

Like we said; this is a fantastic hostel choice for social butterflies that love to get involved without spending energy on organising.

That’s because fun activities are organised for you, every day of the week! After all, you are on holiday.

By the way, the coffee shop isn’t the only thing to get excited for.

There is also a hostel bar, named Groom, rustling up delicious cocktails and a nightly Happy Hour.

Other exciting things to get involved in include

  • Movie nights on Wednesdays
  • ‘Shop my Closet’ – 2nd hand clothes sale, DJ & brunch
  • Free city walking tours
  • Party @ Groom Bar (next door)

I mean, what more is there that could possibly create an ideal atmosphere for meeting new people?

Of course there is also the coffee shop, communal space and games space as a means of getting social.

The choice is yours!

Away Hostel & Coffee Shop is the only 5 Star Hostel in Lyon, France Away Hostel & Coffee Shop is the only 5 Star Hostel in Lyon, France

5. Staff

Most of the team members at Away Hostel & Coffee Shop are Lyon Natives.

That’s great news for you because that means local knowledge, and secret top tips of where to explore outside of the tourist scene.

They can help you out with hostel bits and bobs, too.

Seek them out and ask about bike rental, computer use and parking.

Find them all over the place; in the bar, at reception and serving up coffee in the cafe.

They are mentioned again and again for their super friendliness and welcoming nature. Say a big hello from us!

Away Hostel & Coffee Shop is the only 5 Star Hostel in Lyon, France

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