Hostels in Prince Edward Island Hostels in Prince Edward Island

You are looking for hostels in Prince Edward Island? 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 Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island.

All Cities in Prince Edward Island

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

Prince Edward Island is a quaint little island that you can drive to from New Brunswick. You will need a couple of days to a week to get around it properly, depending on what you want to see and how long you want to spend there. There aren't a lot of Prince Edward Island hostels, but there are a few. But it's a small enough place that you all you need is one hostel to be your home base, and you can explore the rest of the island from there.

It's largest city is Charlottetown and it is a good idea to check into a hostel here and get your bearings around the island and figure out what to do. Majority of the different historical attractions here are scattered across the island so do your research before you figure out what route you are going to take. If you don't have a car, they do run tours out of Charlottetown but only in peak tourist season in the summer months so it is not a great idea to head here outside of the weeks they have for summer. It is also a good idea to check out where the PEI hostels are so that you don't get stranded. Many of the hostels here are also seasonal and most of the towns are very small and will not have too much in the way of accommodation in them. The hostels, when open have a very homely feel about them generally.

Also while you are here in Charlottetown, make sure that you go and check out some of the PEI famous Cows Creamery ice cream and also go and collect yourself a PEI Dirt Shirt, dyed completely from the strongly red ochre-coloured dirt that makes PEI so famous.

If you're a fan of Anne of Green Gables, make sure that you head over to Stanley Bridge to the Green Gables property that set the scene for the L. M. Montgomery novels. While you are in the area, check out the impressive red sand and rocks at Cavendish Beach. Still on the northern coast is the Prince Edward Island National Park and this is fairly spectacular to see as well. As mentioned before, one of the most stunning and strange features of this island is the red dirt so head to as many beach areas as possible to explore as it is really worth it.

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

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 Prince Edward Island?

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 Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island 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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