Hostels in BangladeshHostels in Bangladesh

You are looking for hostels in Bangladesh? 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 Bangladesh 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 Bangladesh.

All Cities in Bangladesh

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

Bangladesh is a country in Asia. It is bordered by India and Myanmar and separated from Nepal and Bhutan by the Siliguri Corridor (a narrow strip of Indian land). It lies on the Bay of Bengal and is one of the world’s most populated countries. The capital of Bangladesh is Dhaka; Chittagong is the second largest city and the biggest port.

The climate in Bangladesh is tropical. The country straddles the Tropic of Cancer, and therefore has hot, humid summers from March to June and a mild winter from October to March. Monsoon season runs from June to October. There are often tropical cyclones, floods, and tornadoes in Bangladesh.

Three of Asian’s largest rivers converge in Bangladesh and form the Bengal Delta, the biggest river delta in the world. Much of the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, is located in Bangladesh. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also rainforests, coral reefs, highlands, and one of the world’s longest beaches. The Himalayas are not part of the country but can be seen from the fertile Bangladesh Plain.

The currency in Bangladesh is the Bangladeshi Taka. The economy is the third largest in Asia, after India and Pakistan. The main industry is agriculture, with rice, potatoes, jute, tropical fruits, tea, and seafood being the top products. Bangladesh is also the 7th largest producer of natural gas in the world; there are major gas fields in the northeastern part of the country. Bangladesh also produces leather goods and is a huge exporter of leather footwear. It also produces much of the world’s pharmaceuticals.

Travellers looking for budget hostel accommodation in Bangladesh should search in Dhaka or in Chittagong, as there are several. There are even women’s hostels for female travellers. Look for the word “hostel,” or “backpacker, “ both in English. For travellers who need accommodation in more remote areas, consider a guesthouse instead as European-style hostels are very rare.

Once you have your accommodation sorted, explore this rich country. From the fertile plains to the rolling highlands to the world’s longest beach and fishing port, there is plenty to do for the outdoor enthusiast, while culture seekers will find what they are looking for in the art, history, and literature of Bangaldesh.

Ancient Bangladesh dates back at least 20,000; archaeologists know this because they have found Stone Age tools that indicate human habitation, but the earliest settlements are Copper Age (4,000 years ago.) Travellers that are interested in history can explore the Paharpur ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that date from the 9th century Pala Empire. The Pala Empire covered much of the Indian subcontinent and patronised art, music, literature, and education, traditions that still define Bangladesh today.

Art is highly regarded in Bangladesh; everything from architecture to dancing to theatre to painting is respected. Jatra is the most popular form of Bengali folk theatre. The dancing combines classical Indian dances with traditional Bengali and indigenous tribal dances. Terracotta architecture is considered the defining feature of Bengali design and many of the grand mosques in the country are built from it. There are many mosque and temple complexes in Bangladesh that are well worth visiting.

Whatever you choose to do in Bangladesh, you will enjoy every moment of it!

expert for Bangladesh hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Bangladesh hostels Jakob Lombardi

FAQ on Hostels in Bangladesh

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 Bangladesh?

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 Bangladesh 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 Bangladesh 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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