You are looking for hostels in Cyprus? 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 Cyprus 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 Cyprus.
We list every single hostel in Cyprus and the world. In total, we have 17 cities in Cyprus 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.
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 Cyprus. 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.
Cyprus, a member state of the European Union, is located in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey and west of Syria. The island, which has a population of around one million, has been inhabited since the tenth millennium BC and has undergone a wide variety of inhabitants and rules since. After being a British colony for almost a century, in the eighties, the country was invaded by Turks and was consequently divided into two parts -- the Turkish part in the north and the Greek part in the south, with the capital city of Nicosia divided.
Cyprus is most popular with tourists as a beach holiday destination and as such, it offers modern accommodation facilities, outstanding nightlife, and numerous kinds of seas and beaches. From the rocky beaches around Paphos to the smooth and sandy beaches of Larnaca, everyone can find something to suit their taste on this island. However, there is one beach that is guaranteed to take everybody's breath away -- Ayia Napa, a long stretch of sandy land that makes its way into the sea embraced by crystal-clear, turquoise water on both sides, is truly unique and well worth the time. Although Ayia Napa and Paphos offer hotel accommodation at the moment, in Larnaca, you can find some nice Cyprus hostels as well.
Although its tourism is definitely centered around beach life and parties, there is a rich cultural heritage present on the island that attracts many visitors as well. From Ancient ruins to a strong Medieval heritage, and breathtaking monasteries to impressive mosques, there is a bit of everything here. For a cultural tour, you can start off in the far north part of Cyprus, in the Turkish-speaking Gyrne, where the monumental Kyrenia Castle dominates the coastline. Just a short ride from the city, up on the mountain, another castle, that of St. Hilarion is nestled at a dramatic location, preserving the memory of the country's struggles between the Christian and Muslim populations. Gyrne is a great place to stay for a few days and Cyprus hostels here are available for a relatively low price as well.
The next stop on the route to the discovery of the country's past could be in Nicosia, the country's capital, a place where the memories of the Turkish invasion are a part of the everyday life of the people. With the city being divided into the Greek and Turkish parts and the inhabitants having to go through a border control to be let into the other half of their city, the coexistence of two very different cultures is what makes this place strikingly unique.
Farmagusta is a place that you cannot find anywhere else. A ghost town after the invasion, the city is the living example of the transformation of a place from Christian to Muslim, with the hybrid cathedral-mosque serving as a shocking witness to the changes. In the south of the country, there are a number of important archaeological sites and ancient ruins that are now well preserved and on display to the greatest pleasure of the visitors. One of these is the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park near Paphos, where you can step back into the past with the help of the illustrations on the mosaics that date back to the times of Ancient Greece.
All in all, Cyprus has everything that is needed to make your holiday unforgettable. From natural beauty to cultural sights, from breathtaking beaches to amazing gastronomy, Cyprus can be a great destination if you are looking for a warm welcome in a truly unique place. Best of all, Cyrpus has two international airports in Larnaca and Paphos with cheap flights that connect the country with each major European region as well as a harbour in Limassol that makes the country approachable by sea from the direction of southern Europe as well.
Handwritten by local expert for Cyprus hostels JudyM
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There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:
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.
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 Cyprus 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.
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.
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.
There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.
There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.