Hostels in Corsica Hostels in Corsica

You are looking for hostels in Corsica? 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 Corsica 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 Corsica.

All Cities in Corsica

We list every single hostel in Corsica and the world. In total, we have 6 cities in Corsica 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 Corsica 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 Corsica. 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 Corsica

Corsica is one of thirteen island regions of France. It is located in the Mediterranean Sea, off the southeast coast of France and west of Italy. Corsica has everything you could possibly want in a region - from glittering calm bays to towering cliffs with rugged hiking - and its all within a short ferry ride from the French mainland.

The easiest and cheapest way to get to Corsica is to take the ferry. Ferries leave from Nice, Marseilles, and Toulin - the high speed ferry departs Nice, however. This will take you around three hours and you arrive in the centre of town. Once you are on the island, you may prefer to hire your own transport as buses don’t leave regularly. If you’re in Italy, you can catch a ferry from Sardinia, Genoa, or Naples.

The main language is French, but locals speak their own language - Corsican - in addition to knowing at least a little bit of French. Some speak Italian, and only a small percentage of the population speaks English. In the summer, Corsica’s population appears to triple, with holidaymakers coming from France and Italy to enjoy the sun and leisure that the island offers. You should book your hostel, flight or ferry, and any tours well in advance in July and August.

Hostels in Corsica can be found in most of the towns; look in the bigger towns like Porto Vecchio or Ajaccio for better results. You can also find hostels in the mountains - these will cater to the hikers doing the G20 trail or another Corsican hiking trek.

Corsica has only been a part of France for the last 200 years, and as a result has a varied history and plenty to see and do. It has been inhabited continuously since the Mesolithic Era - first by Carthaginians, then Greeks, Etruscans, and the Romans. After the fall of the Roman Empire, it was invaded by the Ostrogoths, the Byzantines, and finally given to the Genoese. There was a period in which they were a free state, but were subsequently ruled by the British and then the French. This amount of history means that there are a lot of museums, fortresses, and historic mountain villages on the island. There are also several national parks and wildlife refuges to visit. Don’t miss the nightlife or the vibrant coastal towns.

expert for Corsica hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Corsica hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Corsica?

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 Corsica 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 Corsica 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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