Hostels in Ghana Hostels in Ghana

You are looking for hostels in Ghana? 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 Ghana 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 Ghana.

All Cities in Ghana

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

Ghana is a country on the western coast of Africa, known as the Gold Coast, which borders Burkina Faso, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, and the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of Ghana is Accra, on the Atlantic coast, and which is also the largest city.

Ghana was first visited by the Portuguese the 15th century and was claimed by several European nations until 1874, when the British established control and created the British Gold Coast. The Republic of Ghana was a British colony from the 19th century until Ghana declared independence in 1957. It was the first sub-saharan African nation to do so.

The currency in Ghana is the Ghana cedi. The Ghanan economy is one of the strongest in Africa, having been through a period of relative stability and good governance. Its economy has made it one of the regional powers in West Africa. Ghana has an economy heavy in natural resources, like industrial minerals, precious metals (like gold,) and hydrocarbons. Another strong export is cocoa, and Ghana is likely to be the world’s top cocoa producer before 2017. Ghana has an economic plan, entitled Vision 2020, to transform itself into a developed country by 2020 -2029, and then into a newly industralised country between 2030-2039. If it succeeds, Ghana will be the first developed African country, excluding South Africa.

Ghana lies a few degrees north of the Equator, which means that it has a fairly mild climate. Much of the country is tropical, while a small portion in the south is a monsoon climate. Ghana has a dry season and a rainy season, although between north and south Ghana, this does vary by a month or two. In general, the temperatures don’t fall under 27 degrees Celsius or go above 32 degrees Celsius. The geography is varied; the coastal region is known for its white surf beaches while inland there is are plains and rolling hills. Ghana is home to the world’s largest manmade lake, Lake Volta. It is in the eastern part of the country.

Budget hostel accommodation in Ghana can be found in Accra, the capital. Unlike in other West African countries, you can find traditional European-style hostels in Ghana. In remote parts of the country, however, consider a guesthouse, pension, or bed and breakfast as backpacker accommodation can be rare. Once you have your hostel accommodation sorted, you can set out to explore this vibrant African country.

Travellers to Ghana who are keen outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the various hikes to waterfalls - including the tallest waterfall in west Africa - mountain summits, and more. There are several National Parks in Ghana; Kakum, Mole, and Ankasa are the three most popular with foreign visitors. Ghana also has some UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The most well-known are Cape Coast Castle, Elmina Castle, and Fort Christianborg; these were originally built by Swedes or other settlers for trade but soon appropriated for the slave trade. They held the slaves before they were transported to the Caribbean or the United States slave markets. Now, they are historical sites. Other popular destinations for travellers are the wildlife parks; Ghana has seven national parks, two wildlife sanctuaries, and five coastal wetlands. A nature reserve and six source reserves round out Ghana’s protected areas.

Whatever you choose to do in Ghana, you will enjoy it!

expert for Ghana hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Ghana hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Ghana?

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 Ghana 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 Ghana 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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