Hostels in Dordogne Hostels in Dordogne

You are looking for hostels in Dordogne? 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 Dordogne 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 Dordogne.

All Cities in Dordogne

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

The department of Dordogne is located in the region of Aquataine. It is situated between the Loire Valley and the Pyrenees mountains. Known for its beautiful villages and towns, Dordogne is located in southwest France, and is named after the Dordogne River. It is thought to be one of the most beautiful valleys in Europe.

Top attractions in this region are the prehistoric caves, the beautiful gardens, grottos, and the stunning villages and towns. Look for the headings chateaux and water gardens, medieval castles, and cave paintings for a sampling of what you will find at these most appealing sites.

The Lascaux Caves feature a prehistoric art gallery with reproductions that mimic Cro-Magnon history This attraction also has an animal park with descendants of prehistoric animals. There are noteworthy museums and gardens throughout the Dordogne region.

There are easily a dozen Sacred religious sites in Dordogne. Two that should not be missed are the Cathedrales of St. Front and Saint-Sacredos. The restorations in the area are beautiful.

Families will enjoy visiting LeBournat, a theme village, that mimics life in France around 1900. There is a working windmill at the site where flour is ground and can be purchased. Kids will love the fairgrounds with its antiquated ferris wheel and flying swings. Next door there is the Aquarium of Le Bugue.

Foodies will be in heaven when they visit Dordogne. Known for its foie gras, truffles, and heirloom strawberries, the fare in this region will satisfy even the pickiest diners.

Sports lovers will enjoy horse riding and pony trekking, canoeing and kayaking, and mountain biking. Before undertaking the extreme sports called canyoning and pot-holing visitors would be wise to understand the skill level and equipment that are needed.

The accommodations in Dordogne include luxury chateaux, villas and spa hotels, apartments, guest houses, private rooms, hostels, camping and camping bungalows. Gites, a term for holiday homes typically found in older farmhouse outbuildings or barns, are becoming popular in this locality. B&B’s are sometimes listed as chambre d’hotes. Hostels in Dordogne may be found under the category of budget hotels. Look for specialty hostels that are sensitive to the safety needs of females who are traveling alone and LGBT visitors. Eco-friendly hostels can also be found in the region.

expert for Dordogne hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Dordogne hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Dordogne?

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 Dordogne 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 Dordogne 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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