Hostels in Belize Hostels in Belize

You are looking for hostels in Belize? 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 Belize 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 Belize.

All Cities in Belize

We list every single hostel in Belize and the world. In total, we have 11 cities in Belize 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 Belize 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 Belize. 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 Belize

Belize. It's the only English speaking country in Central America and is known for is spectacular diving. Most people coming to Belize will spend some time out in the Caye's diving the incredible Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest living reef in the world and still growing. Caye Caulker is the most popular of the islands and it is from here you can organize a dive trip out to the famous Blue Hole, or if diving is not your thing they also do snorkeling trips where you can see sting rays and sharks. There are many hostels on the island that you can stay at, the island is small and you should be able to find everything you need within walking distance of the hostel. Caye Caulker is also quite popular with its nightlife.

To get here to Caye Caulker or to anywhere throughout Belize you need to go through Belize City. Belize City has hostels, but has a reputation for being on the dangerous side, so it is best not to spend too much time there if you can avoid it. If you head east from here you will make your way through Belmopan over to San Ignacio. San Ignacio has some stunning river scenery along which they start the "Ruta de Maya" kayak race yearly towards Belize City. The ATM caves here are also amazing to visit and are a great archaeological insight into how the Mayan's used these caves and lived in them. They have skeletons including the crystal maiden and a whole range of broken clay pots throughout the cave that are found in the places where they were left. From San Ignacio, you can catch a bus to the border of Guatemala.

Up north you can go through the town of Orange Walk. It has a very chilled out vibe with some cool cafes. It also gives you access to some great hiking in the area. It is on its way north up to the border at Chetumal where you can cross into Mexico.

Wherever it is you choose to go to in Belize, you will find friendly people and beautiful nature. You should take at least a week to two to get through it properly. Hostels are very sparse outside of the Cayes and the major cities. Prices will vary for the hostels and are still very affordable even though Belize is one of the more expensive countries in the region.

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Handwritten by local expert for Belize hostels Globetrotter

Travel Tips for Belize - 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 Belize. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Belize. 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 Belize

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 Belize?

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 Belize 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 Belize 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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