Hostels in Newfoundland and Labrador Hostels in Newfoundland and Labrador

You are looking for hostels in Newfoundland and Labrador? 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 Newfoundland and Labrador 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 Newfoundland and Labrador.

All Cities in Newfoundland and Labrador

We list every single hostel in Newfoundland and Labrador and the world. In total, we have 5 cities in Newfoundland and Labrador 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 Newfoundland and Labrador 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 Newfoundland and Labrador. 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 Newfoundland and Labrador

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador are just stunning and you will not find more friendly people in Canada than you will in Newfoundland... that's if you can understand the thick, somewhat Irish descended accent.

To travel around Newfoundland you are going to need a car. It's difficult to get to your hostel without one since there is no public transport infrastructure here at all and those that don't have cars tend to wager their chances with hitchhiking. This however will not give you the best experience that Newfoundland has to offer as it is so large and there is so much to do.

When you are arriving in at Port-aux-Basque from Nova Scotia, you will be met with some beautiful rock formations. As you drive along through Corner Brook, your trip may take two turns. You can either head up the peninsula towards the Gros Morne National Park and Lanse-aux-Meadows or you can head west and stay in a hostel in St. John's, the major city on the island.

Heading up the peninsula you will be able to do some amazing hiking through the Gros Morne National Park and even summit the mountain. Make sure you are equipped to deal with dramatically changing weather. The Lanse-aux-Meadows World Heritage Site is the sight of the first European settlers in North America. It looks at the history of the Vikings and their journey across the see and across the island by exploring the artifacts that they left behind. They also have a great storytelling session in a model of one of the houses from the time. You can take a ferry from the northern part of the peninsula over to Labrador to explore this even more remote region of Canada.

When heading west there are a few places not to miss. The views at Leading Tickles are beautiful. Also travel up to Twillingate where you can find a local band that play local style music in the pubs. The Terra Nova National Park has some nice hiking and the drive from here through to the small town of Eastport is a beautiful one. Head out to the Bonavista Peninsula and see the sight of John Cabot's landing on the North American continent, the second after the Vikings. On the way down to St. John's stop and check out the town of Dildo. Stop and giggle childishly at all of the Dildo signs, and even have your picture taken with the infamous Captain Dildo. Then continue down to St. John's.

It is tradition in Newfoundland to get 'screeched in' which you can do in many of the pubs in St. John's. It involves doing a shot of alcohol known as 'screech' that is local to the area and kissing a cod. A random tradition but one not to be missed.

As you drive around, each of the small towns that you will stop at along the way will have some kind of quaint charm. Take your time as you get around. Hostels in Newfoundland and Labrador are scattered at different random towns around the island and there is usually only one in each place except for in the major city St. John's. The hostels are quite homely in the Newfoundland welcoming style. Make sure you check out where the hostels are before planning your trip.

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Handwritten by local expert for Newfoundland and Labrador hostels Globetrotter

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

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 Newfoundland and Labrador?

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 Newfoundland and Labrador 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 Newfoundland and Labrador 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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