Hostels in Antigua and Barbuda Hostels in Antigua and Barbuda

You are looking for hostels in Antigua and Barbuda? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Antigua and Barbuda hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Antigua and Barbuda.

All Cities in Antigua and Barbuda

We list every single hostel in Antigua and Barbuda and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in Antigua and Barbuda for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Antigua and Barbuda hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Antigua and Barbuda. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda lies in between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic ocean, and consists of two major inhabited islands. Once used as one of Britain’s Caribbean navy bases in the late eighteenth century, the twin-island country is now home to outsiders looking for isolated beaches, untouched coral reef, and rugged, natural beauty. The touch of the British Empire has made its mark on the country and its many surrounding islands - whilst the Barbudan and Antiguan accents differ, both islands speak primarily English, and have a deep love of sailing, left over from its naval influence.

Antigua is the typical Caribbean island, with an easy going lifestyle, friendly islanders, and the feeling of paradise, where as Barbuda is a fascinating but much more secluded place, known more for its wildlife and its bird sanctuary. Both islands have their own airports and make it easy to travel around, with busses for hotel and hostel users, and taxis available all over. Antigua and Barbuda has turned its many beaches into one of the most visited of the Caribbean destinations.

If you’re looking for a visit that won’t be too hard on your wallet, then take a look at one of the many hostels in Antigua that continue the rustic islander feeling of being happy to share a room with strangers and make fast friends. Whether you want to stay in the city, tour the Jolly Bay, or have a gorgeous view of Mount Obama, the island’s highest point at 1319 feet, there are hostels that fit your needs, most with a touch of Spanish and Caribbean charm.

St John’s is where the majority of the hostels are, but more tranquil stays can be found in Five Islands Village and along the coast. While each have their own individual style, all have a friendly and communal atmosphere, and hardly break the bank. The most expensive hostel comes in per night at less than the price of dinner in the UK. All the hostels have loyal customers, many returning time and time again to experience the kindness of the islanders once more.

Wherever you choose to stay, whether it is hostel or hotel, you can rest assured that you will not run out of entertainment in Antigua and Barbuda. The best time of year to go is during the winter months, between mid December and mid April, as the weather is drier, and not as hot. Whilst you can lounge in the sun, the stunning coral reef and clear ocean could tempt you to go snorkelling and scuba diving, or could even inspire you to take up sailing with the locals.

If you are more of a history buff, then St John’s is the place for you, where you will find artefacts and displays on the dual history of the Arawak and the colonial period. Looming over the city is also St John’s Cathedral, originally built in 1845. And should none of this be to your taste, and the traditional Caribbean island calls to you, then soak up the culture of the island during carnival season, where you will be treated with calypso, steel drum music, and the brightly coloured costumes that celebrate emancipation.

When you finally find yourself back in your hostel, all your senses having been stimulated, you will find that your picture perfect view of the island will send you off into a comfortable slumber, making you well rested for the next day of adventure in the jewel of a country that is Antigua and Barbuda.

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Handwritten by local expert for Antigua and Barbuda hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Antigua and Barbuda - from the Community

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FAQ on Hostels in Antigua and Barbuda

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Antigua and Barbuda?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Antigua and Barbuda here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Antigua and Barbuda safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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