Hostels in Nord-Pas-de-Calais Hostels in Nord-Pas-de-Calais

You are looking for hostels in Nord-Pas-de-Calais? 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 Nord-Pas-de-Calais 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 Nord-Pas-de-Calais.

All Cities in Nord-Pas-de-Calais

We list every single hostel in Nord-Pas-de-Calais and the world. In total, we have 6 cities in Nord-Pas-de-Calais 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 Nord-Pas-de-Calais 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 Nord-Pas-de-Calais. 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 Nord-Pas-de-Calais

The Nord-Pas-de-Calais is a region in northern France, along the English Channel and Belgian border. The largest city in the region is Lille, the second largest is Calais. Calais is one of the largest transportation and trade hubs with the United Kingdom; it was part of England until the mid 16th century when it was recaptured by the French. The region is one of France’s smallest by square kilometre but one of the most densely populated. It was one of the first to fall to Germany in both World War I and World War II. During the second war, it was a Wehrmacht headquarters and one of the last to be liberated.

Nord-Pas-de-Calais is one of the industrial regions of France. Several automakers have plants in the region and there is also a strong agricultural industry. Most of the population lives in Lille, Dunkirk, and Calais. These three are also the main towns with most history, culture, and accommodation.

Hostel accommodation can be found in all three of these towns. Most of the hostels in Calais are in the city centre, near the ferry terminal, while in Lille hostels are only within a few blocks of the cathedral and city square. Lille is a university town, so you may find that in the summer the university offers hostel accommodation to travellers as well. This region is easily accessible from Paris by train, England by the Channel Tunnel, or Belgium by road.

Lille, Calais, and Dunkirk are the main tourist draws to this region. Lille has a strong Flemish culture due to its presence on the border with Belgium, Calais retains an English heritage, and Dunkirk still has its original fishing roots, although it is most well-known for the evacuation of Allied troops during World War II. There’s plenty to see and do in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, from the old city walls at Calais to the collection of Beaux-Arts museums in Lille. If you happen to be in Lille in early September, try to visit the Braderie de Lille, one of the largest flea markets in the world. The entire city transforms into a twenty-four hour market; the effect is astounding. Dunkirk was rebuilt following the war and while nothing original remains, it still has the feel of a port village, with seafood restaurants and a thriving fishing community. Calais lost of much its historical architecture in the war, but one structure that remains is the Tour de Guet, from which you can see most of the city.

expert for Nord-Pas-de-Calais hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Nord-Pas-de-Calais hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Nord-Pas-de-Calais?

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 Nord-Pas-de-Calais 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 Nord-Pas-de-Calais 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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