Hostels of the World

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Hostels in Africa

Africa is the second-largest continent in the world and the one that’s full to the brim with exotic animals, wild places, big cities and incredibly fascinating cultures.

Fun facts: 

  • Africa is divided in half, almost equally, by the Equator!

  • 2,000 languages, 3,000 distinct ethnic groups

  • Africa is home to 55 countries
  • Home to the longest river in the world: The Nile River
  • The Sahara is the world's largest & hottest desert

There are hostels spread widely across the continent, in all the popular destinations such as Morocco, Egypt, and South Africa as well as lesser-known areas. Africa is definitely for the more adventurous-spirited traveller that isn’t dependent on flash accommodation. It’s also a great part of the world to explore if you’re on a tight budget.

 Africa

Hostels in Australia & Oceania

Oceania is actually a geographical region which encompasses the continent of Australia. Within Oceania there are four subregions: Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. 

Fun facts:

  • Australia is home to the world’s largest rock monolith: Uluru
  • The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system
  • Wellington in New Zealand is the world’s southernmost capital city
  • Oceania is the only place in the world home to monotremes (mammals that lay eggs!)
  • It is the smallest continent in the world by land area

There are some seriously stunning hostels spread out across this continent. Everything from homely hostels to crazy party hostels and boutique accommodation. Australia and Oceania is especially wonderful to explore if you’re new to hostels, a female solo traveller and/or enjoy western comforts.

 Australia & Oceania

Hostels in Central & East Asia

For those adventurous backpackers out there, central & East Asia has so many treats in store for you. China could keep you occupied for years (it’s huge), or you could head to Taiwan if you enjoy intimate islands to explore.

Fun facts:

  • China is home to world’s largest population & all panda species
  • There are over 1500 earthquakes in Japan every year
  • Renting a car in Taiwan is expensive (use public transport!)
  • In South Korea, a newborn baby is considered as one-year-old at birth

Hostels in this part of the world are cheap compared to western countries. Many of them are boutique with gorgeous local culture design built in.

 Central & East Asia

Hostels in Central & South America

Make sure you pack your backpack with everything you’re going to need for an EPIC adventure in the central and south Americas. There are 18 countries offering up incredible hostels amidst diverse cultures, stunning landscapes and seriously yummy food.

Fun facts:

  • It’s normal for children to drink coffee in Colombia
  • <li">Peruvian Guinea Pig is a delicacy in Peru
  • Costa Rica is one of the happiest countries in the world

Hostels in Central and South America offer up some of the most stunning and affordable accommodations in the world. They’re great for female solo travellers that enjoy luxurious female dorms, and digital nomads that want a cheap and fun place to work and play.

 Central & South America

Hostels in Eastern Europe & Russia

Some lesser visited countries exist within Eastern Europe, alongside Russia, which is also a humongous country to venture to. Ease your way in by visiting familiar places such as Greece, Croatia, and Czech Republic before stepping into unique countries like Romania, Estonia, and Latvia.

Fun facts:

  • Europe’s oldest restaurant, built in 1275, is still open in Poland
  • Russia has 12 active volcanoes
  • Croatian currency is named after a rodent, the kuna

Staying in hostels around Eastern Europe and Russia is affordable, perfect for budget travellers and backpackers on a shoe-string. The hostels range from basic to boutique, it just depends on which country you’re visiting. In general, the more popular and bigger cities have the best hostels.

 Eastern Europe & Russia

Hostels in Mexico & Caribbean

If you’re heading to Mexico and the Caribbean, we salute you! Island hop, revel in Mexican party hostels and swoon at luxurious accommodation.

Fun facts:

  • Mexico’s real name is the United States of Mexico, divided into 31 states
  • They drive on the left in Jamaica
  • There are 300 miles (ca. 483 km) of beach to walk in Puerto Rico

Be aware that not all destinations in this area offer hostels, such as Barbados. It’s important to check this before you visit any place on your list, mainly because many places in the Caribbean are expensive to visit. Flashpackers, couples and solo travellers will have a whirlwind of a time hostelling this part of the world.

 Mexico & Caribbean

Hostels in Middle East

It’s possible to explore 10 countries in the Middle East, staying in hostels along the way. Cyprus is a wonderful place to start, but you have many interesting countries to explore including Turkey, UAE, and Kyrgyzstan.

Fun facts:

  • Scuba diving in Cyprus is some of the best in the world
  • Ankara is the capital of Turkey, not Istanbul
  • In 1968, only 13 cars were registered in Dubai

We recommend doing some research on travel safety for the different countries before you visit. It’s also important to familiarize yourself with cultural conduct, as this may be very different to western ways.

 Middle East

Hostels in North America

Don’t be fooled by the small list below; Canada, Greenland, and the USA are BIG! With 50 states in the USA, 10 provinces in Canada and the largest island in the world (Greenland); you’re in for one heck of an impressive trip.

Fun facts:

  • Greenland: Largest island, smallest population density
  • The USA is home to all 5 climate zones: tropical, dry, temperate, continental, and polar
  • The Trans-Canada Highway is 4,860 miles (ca. 7,821 km) long

Though a little more expensive, hostels in the USA and Canada are impressive in design, social spaces and location. They serve a wide range of traveller types, from solo travellers and couples, to female solo travellers, groups, and families.

 North America

Hostels in South & Southeast Asia

It’s easy to see that South and Southeast Asia have the largest density and abundance of hostels available. Backpacker hotspots such as Thailand, Vietnam, and India have almost too many options (not that we’re complaining). They’re affordable and quirky, and can be found in all the major destinations in Asia.

Fun facts:

  • The Thai language has 76 letters
  • Cows are considered sacred in India
  • Vietnam is the world’s second-largest coffee exporter

For sure, South and Southeast Asia is loved primarily by backpackers and solo travellers. This continent is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Prepared to be whisked into a world of home-sickness and sensory overload – you will love it!

 Hostels in Bangkok Thailand

Hostels in UK & Ireland

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales; the four countries that makes up the United Kingdom and a myriad of accents, languages and unique country quirks. For such a small landmass, it’s quite incredible how different each small area is.

Fun facts:

  • England is the birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles
  • There is a population of ~67 million
  • Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlllllandysiliogogogoch is one of the longest Welsh town names in the world! Can you pronounce it?!

Hostels in this part of the region are affordable and (largely) basic. A hugely popular hostel chain is YHA and their hostels are nationwide. For sure, the better hostels can be found in the bigger cities. Backpackers will very much enjoy travelling the UK.

 UK & Ireland

Hostels in Western Europe

Hostels in Europe are unique, and one of the absolute best ways to explore all different countries. In every major city you will find numerous amazing hostels.

Fun facts:

  • Europe is home to the world’s smallest country; The Vatican City
  • ¾ of the world’s potatoes come from Europe
  • Norway has the longest coastline in Europe
  • It’s illegal in Switzerland to mow your lawns on Sundays!

Europe is a continent that is not only rich in history, but also in hostel culture. You will find anything from Boutique Hostels in Paris and Beach Hostels in Spain to Surf Hostels in Portugal and Backpacker Hostels in Albania.

On Hostelz.com, you find every single hostel in Europe (and worldwide)!

 Hostels in Barcelona, Catalonia

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