Hostels in Bahrain Hostels in Bahrain

You are looking for hostels in Bahrain? 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 Bahrain 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 Bahrain.

All Cities in Bahrain

We list every single hostel in Bahrain and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in Bahrain 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 Bahrain 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 Bahrain. 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 Bahrain

Bahrain is a kingdom located in the Persian Gulf. It is the third-smallest nation in Asia, with a surface area of just under eight hundred square kilometres. More than one million people live on this island country, whereas around half of the population are emigrated non-nationals. In the Middle Ages, the Portuguese ruled the country for eighty years before they were expelled in the early seventeenth century. In the late eighteenth century, Bahrain became a protectorate of the British. Bahrain finally became independent in the seventies and was declared a Kingdom in the early twenty-first century.

Most international tourists arrive by plane. Bahrain International Airport is around nine kilometres east of Manama. The airport offers countless connections to destinations in Asia, Europe, and America. The public transport to the centre of Manama takes around twenty-five minutes. If you take a taxi from the airport, you can get to the centre in fifteen minutes. If you want to get around in Bahrain, renting a car is a recommendable option, since the high rates for taxis would make the trip extraordinarily expensive.

The kingdom of Bahrain tries to get away from the traditional oil industry and invests a lot of money in the banking and tourism sectors. Especially in Manama, you will find numerous presences of internationally well-known financial institutions. Manama is also the capital of the kingdom and a very important trading centre. Compared to other capitals in the Gulf region, the architecture is a bit less spectacular and pompous. However, the flourishing art and food scene attracts a growing number of expats. Popular sport events such as the Formula One Grand Prix in Bahrain put the small kingdom on the international map.

The summers in Bahrain are very hot; daily maximum temperatures of thirty-eight degrees Celsius are normal. Even at night, the temperatures rarely drop below thirty degrees Celsius. Therefore, air conditioning is essential to provide a comfortable stay. The seas around the kingdom are very shallow and heat up very quickly. Consequently, the humidity is very high in summer. Compared to this, the winter in Bahrain is dry and with maximum temperatures around twenty-one degrees Celsius, it's far more pleasant for most tourists. Over the year, you get only ten days of rain, whereas most precipitation days occur in winter.

The hostel industry is a bit underdeveloped. However, new hostels in Bahrain have been opened recently, providing accommodation of good quality for a fair price. Free Wi-Fi is included in most places, no matter if you book a Bahrain hostel, hotel, or guesthouse. If your budget is a bit bigger, you can check out the numerous hotels in Bahrain. Compared to the Bahrain hostels, you get various offerings for every hotel standard.

Bahrain has very few beaches. The manmade beaches at luxury resorts are beautiful, but only available for people with a big budget. Bahrain is an excellent place for bird lovers. More than three hundred thirty species of birds were recorded in the kingdom; twenty-six different species breed in the Bahrain archipelago. During the autumn and winter months, millions of migratory birds pass through Bahrain and the Persian Gulf region in general. Especially the Hawar Islands Protected Area is an important feeding and breeding ground for many different seabirds.

If you are interested in culture, you should check out the three forts which have been restored in detail and are opened to the public. UNESCO has declared the so-called Bahrain Fort, Qalat Al Bahrain, as a World Heritage Site. The Bahrain National Museum opened in the late eighties and covers an area of almost twenty-eight thousand square metres including two complexes. The museum displays historical artefacts dating back to the island's first human inhabitants around nine thousand years ago.

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Travel Tips for Bahrain - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Bahrain. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Bahrain. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Bahrain

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 Bahrain?

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 Bahrain 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 Bahrain 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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