Hostels in Aquitaine Hostels in Aquitaine

You are looking for hostels in Aquitaine? 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 Aquitaine 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 Aquitaine.

All Cities in Aquitaine

We list every single hostel in Aquitaine and the world. In total, we have 12 cities in Aquitaine 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 Aquitaine 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 Aquitaine. 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 Aquitaine

Situated in the southwest corner of France, Aquitaine became New Aquitaine on 1/1/16 as a result of the French government deciding to reduce the number of regions from 22 to 13. Known for its beautiful countryside and beaches, Aquitaine is now one of the largest regions in all of France.
There are several important beaches in Antrim including Soulac, Lacanou, Leon and Arachon. Naturists will find family-friendly beaches at Euronat, La Jenny, and Arautchot.

The northwest part of the region is made up of the 24 departments in Dordogne and the 47 departments that are located in Lot et Garonne. This is hilly country known for its old-world charm. Visitors to this region will delight in its historic villages and castles. Perigueux, the region’s capital, is considered an epicurean center. Not to be missed in Perigueux is the Cathedrale Saint Front which is the largest church in Aquitaine.

Lascaux is known for its grotto and prehistoric cave paintings. While it was closed in 1963 to public viewing because of damage that was caused by tourists, there is an exact underground replica nearby. Another tourist attraction in the region is the popular prehistoric theme park, the Park Prehisto, with its 40 lifesize dinosaurs. Persons with disabilities should note that there are over 500 steps in this park.

Situated in the mid part of the region, the seaport town of Bordeaux is best known for its wine production. It is the world’s wine capital. Bordeaux is also known for its preservation of historic buildings. The Water Mirror, the Grand Theater, the Bordeaux Art Gallery, and the Chateau at Beynac are also favorites with visitors to the area. Spectator sports in Aquitaine include football, rugby, basketball and bull-fighting.

Surfers and skiers will all find what they’re looking for in the southern part of the Aquitaine region. The south is made up of Las Landes with 40 departments and the forest region of the Pyrenees Atlantique with its 64 departments. This region is known for its medieval planned Bastide towns whose history goes back to the hundred years’ war between England and France.

Accommodations in the Aquitaine region are plentiful and include luxury hotels, holiday gites, B&B’s, hostels and camping facilities. Hostel seekers may get their best advice regarding quality and price from backpackers in the region. Some of the hostel sites may be remote.

expert for Aquitaine hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Aquitaine hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Aquitaine?

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 Aquitaine 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 Aquitaine 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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