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

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

All Cities in Bahamas

We list every single hostel in Bahamas and the world. In total, we have 2 cities in Bahamas 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 Bahamas 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 Bahamas. 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 Bahamas

The Bahamas are an archipelagic chain in the western Atlantic Ocean; they are located southeast of Florida and north of Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. The islands, islets, and cays in the Bahamas number more than 700. The Bahamas are considered a commonwealth nation, which means that while it is independent and has its own government, it is also observes the Queen as a nominal head of state. “The Bahamas” can refer to either the island nation or to the island chain that it shares with the Turks and Caicos.

The capital of the Bahamas is Nassau, on the island of New Providence. The Bahamas is where Christopher Columbus first made landfall in 1492; evidence as to where exactly is still inconclusive. Before Europeans came to the Bahamas, the natives were originally from West Africa and came from either slave ships or as escaped slaves from the US. The culture is heavily African-based, with dancing, music, drumming, and poetry, folklore, and legend making up the colourful lifestyle. Junkanoo, a native parade with vibrant dancing, masks, music, and more, takes place on New Years Day and Boxing Day in Nassau and a few other cities on the islands. If you are there, make it a point to watch.

The climate in the Bahamas is tropical savannah; average daily temperatures range from 21-29 degrees Celcius. Geographically, the islands are relatively flat with slight ridges and no mountains; the highest peak is Mount Alvernia, which is only 63m high.

The currency of the Bahamas is the Bahamian dollar, but United States dollars are widely accepted. Tourism is one of the key industries in the Bahamas; it generates 60% of the GDP and provides a majority of jobs on the islands. Cruise ships from all over the world call into Nassau year-round; cruise tourism accounts for 70% of the yearly visitors to the island chain. The second biggest economic sector is financial, with foreign banks accounting for 15% of the GDP.

Travellers who are looking for hostel accommodation can find only a few in Nassau. There are very few European-style hostels in the Bahamas; it is actually hard to do the Bahamas on a backpacker budget. If you are determined to spend little money, consider a guesthouse instead of a hostel, or splurge on a nice, inexpensive hotel. Unfortunately, the Bahamas is just not a backpacker destination; they passed a law in 1978 outlawing camping, so be warned that you will end up spending quite a bit of money.

Whether you choose to arrive in the Bahamas by ship or by air, you will find something exciting to do. The former Pirates Republic is now a haven for tourists seeking sun and fun, exotic Afro-Caribbean culture. Enthusaiastic travellers should definitely get out of Nassau to the more remote islands for a more authentic Bahamian experience. Outdoor enthusiasts will want to explore the national parks - which are full of caves and wildlife -, the blue holes, and the botanical gardens. Anyone interested in underwater activities will certainly enjoy the coral reefs, underwater sinkholes like Deans Blue Hole, the second largest blue hole in the world, and marine life that the Bahamas offers.

expert for Bahamas hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Bahamas hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Bahamas - from the Community

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Nassau isn't the best experience you'll have in your life, unless you are into tax-free shopping. Right when you enter the city, people are trying to sell you things. If you are a woman or girl, be prepared to be pressured to have your hair braided. Also, most of the beaches are not free. You have to pay to use them.

FAQ on Hostels in Bahamas

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 Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. 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 Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

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

How much are hostels in Bahamas?

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 Bahamas here on Hostelz.com. 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.

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Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Bahamas 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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