Hostels in Dominica Hostels in Dominica

You are looking for hostels in Dominica? 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 Dominica 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 Dominica.

All Cities in Dominica

We list every single hostel in Dominica and the world. In total, we have 3 cities in Dominica 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 Dominica 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 Dominica. 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 Dominica

Dominica is a little island located in the Caribbean archipelago of islands. It is just north of Martinique and south of Guadeloupe. The Commonwealth of Dominica (the country’s official name) is also known around the world as The Nature Island. This is due to the rainforests that cover most of the island. These forests are the home to over 1000 species of plant life.

Other natural attractions on the island include the rivers, lakes, and streams as well as the waterfalls around the nation. There are also national parks like the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, UNESCOs first World Heritage Site in that part of the world. Since English is the official language of the country, you won’t have to deal with a language barrier when you try to check into a hostel or take a tour in Dominica.

The country is actually one of the younger islands in the region. There is still a lot of volcanic activity underground here. The history of Dominica is diverse indeed. It was occupied by the Caribs, Columbus, the British, and finally gained independence.

Staying in Dominica is easy enough. The island nation may be small, but you still get to choose from many hostels, large and small. Accommodation isn’t limited to hostels, though. There are also hotels to stay in, along with apartments, inns, and cottages. The different types of accommodation have their own charm. Common among them all is an aura of relaxation mingled with the spice of adventure.

You can usually choose between places that are more in touch with nature, such as a number of eco-lodges near the rainforests, or hotels near the beaches of the island, famous for their black sand. While staying at your hostel or hotel of choice, you’re given the opportunity to engage in a number of activities around the island nation.

For one, you can go diving in the clear seas around the island. Noted as being one of the top ten destinations for divers in the world, Dominica has much to offer amateur and professional divers. You can see the many species of fish in the calm seas, witness the activity in an underwater volcanic crater, and discover sheer undersea cliffs.

If you prefer trekking through the wilderness, there are trails through the rainforests of the country, spanning 300 miles. From the scenery to the waterfalls, volcanic sights to streams, you’re guaranteed a great hiking experience. While walking around, you can drop in at the many villages around the nation. Experience the varied, rich heritage of the country by attending musical events and traditional festivals.

Other activities in Dominica don’t have to be nearly as exhausting as diving, hiking, and exploring are. You can also choose to engage in some relaxing spa treatments for your mind and body. There are many physical and mental healing activities to engage in at the hotels and resorts around the island. Afterwards, you could opt for a whale watching expedition with a group or go see the dolphins at play. Alternatively, you could row a boat down a river, zip down a zip line, or paraglide high above the waters of the island.

expert for Dominica hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Dominica hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Dominica?

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 Dominica 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 Dominica 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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