Hostels in Congo Hostels in Congo

You are looking for hostels in Congo? 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 Congo 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 Congo.

All Cities in Congo

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

The Congo isn’t a destination for everyone. It is the closest thing to the Africa depicted in movies like Tarzan, filled with rolling forests and experiences for adventurers. This is not a country you go to relax and unwind. It teems with activity, culture, and learning experiences. The cuisine, including local fruit and produce, is very different. Modern amenities aren’t available at most places either. It is a country you visit to get in touch with nature.

Staying in the Congo isn’t difficult. When you arrive, there are many hostels, hotels, and other accommodation in the country, mainly in the capital of Brazzaville. There is beauty to be seen, culture to be enjoyed, and historic sites to visit too. Whether you stay at a hostel or camp out in the open, the Congo is a unique destination.

It is important to stay safe when traveling in the Congo. It is a country filled with jungles, outposts, tribal regions, rainforests, and even volcanoes. Seasons are unpredictable too, with the two monsoons occurring at different times in the North and South of the country. The jungles of the country are home to rare tropical animals including the Congo peacock, the bonobo, the bongo and the okapi.

The locals are among the friendliest you will ever meet. They are tough, strong, hard-working people who love a good laugh and keep the faith regardless of their situation. You receive a warm welcome from the native population. While here, make sure you check out the gorillas, elephants, chimpanzees and other rare and endangered species of animals.

In fact, there are three national parks in the country. You can go on safaris in these parks, go camping in the bush and get in touch with nature in many more ways. The National Park of The Republic of the Congo is the main one of these. Guided tours and safaris are offered through the park. This isn’t the only way to have a good time in the Congo, though. You can also head to Brazzaville, the capital city, to enjoy the nightlife, cuisine, and more modern company.

Some additional words of advice if you plan on traveling to the Congo: it is an affordable trip to make because of the exchange rate of the franc with the euro. Dollars and Sterling Pound are also accepted forms of currency for exchange. Make sure you exchange your money in banks in the cities. Pointe-Noire and Brazzaville both have ATMs accepting international credit cards.

The best time to travel to the Congo is the period between June and December. This allows you to see the local fauna in the many national parts as well as the nesting of the sea turtles on the beaches during December. After a day out you can head to one of the many restaurants in the region including the Mami Wata, the Kactus, and Il Pepe Nero for local and international cuisine. There are also memorials, markets, churches, and cathedrals in the region for you to visit. With so many sites to see and places to be, from the jungles to the coastline, the Congo never runs out of things to do.

expert for Congo hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Congo hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Congo?

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 Congo 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 Congo 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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