You are looking for hostels in Guadeloupe? Good news, you have come to the right place.
On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Guadeloupe hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Guadeloupe.
We list every single hostel in Guadeloupe and the world. In total, we have 10 cities in Guadeloupe 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.
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 Guadeloupe. 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.
Guadeloupe is a French region in the Leeward Islands, which are part of the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean Sea. It is comprised of two main islands, Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre, and several smaller islands which include Marie-Galante, La Desirade, and Iles des Saintes. Guadeloupe is considered part of France, rather than a territory, so it is therefore part of the European Union and the Eurozone. The capital of Guadeloupe is Basse-Terre, the largest city and on the island of the same name. Other cities include Pointe-a-Pitre, Sainte-Anne, Petit-Bourg, and La Moule. Of these, Sainte Anne is the tourism centre.
The Guadeloupe airport is Pointe-a-Pitre, in nearby Abymes, and has daily flights from Paris, Montreal, Miami, and other Caribbean locales. Seasonal flights come in from Frankfurt, New York, Boson, Rome, and Milan as well. Transportation around the island is easy, provided you are okay with public buses, expensive cabs, or hitchhiking - and can speak decent French. Renting a car to get around is another option if you have the budget for it or need to get to remote areas for hiking.
The climate in Guadeloupe is tropical marine, and is influenced by the trade winds. The dry season runs from January to June, while a rainy season is in effect from July to December. Guadeloupe experiences Caribbean hurricanes, but few other natural disasters. The geography is volcanic, with mountains, fertile soil, rolling hills, and gorgeous beaches and coral reefs. La Grande Soufriere is the highest mountain in the Lesser Antilles; it is a challenging volcanic hike for outdoor enthusiasts.
The island was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 but no one settled there until the French took possession in 1635; consequently, Guadeloupe was annexed to the French in 1674 after several bloody skirmishes. The British captured Guadeloupe during the Seven Years War but returned it to France under the Treaty of Paris. Guadeloupeans speak French, and many of them also speak Guadeloupean Creole.
As part of the Eurozone, Guadeloupe is one of few countries outside of mainland Europe to use the Euro. Guadeloupe’s main economies are tourism, sugarcane, bananas, and other agriculture. Sugarcane is slowly being replaced as the top export. Over 80% of Guadeloupe’s tourists come from mainland France, but in recent years cruises ships have begun docking in the islands and that has increased the number of foreign tourists.
Budget accommodation in Guadeloupe is rare or nonexistent, as in most of the Caribbean. Traditional, European-style hostels are few and far between although that may change in upcoming years. Instead of hostels, consider guesthouses or pensions, as you can typically find something less expensive than the resort accommodation. Remember that Guadeloupe uses the Euro, and prices will reflect that.
Once you have your accommodation sorted, you can begin to explore this fascinating island chain. Much of your time in Guadeloupe will be spent on the two main islands (often referred to as one), as much of the tourist activity is centred here in Sainte-Anne. There are plenty of trails in the mountains, though, for people who want to get out into nature. Carbet Falls is a popular waterfall on La Soufriere and sees the most visitors of any tourist attraction in Guadeloupe. Don't miss the beaches either, and if you are interested in getting to another island, hop on a boat.
Whatever you choose to do in Guadeloupe, you’ll find welcoming locals and a thriving culture. Enjoy!
Handwritten by local expert for Guadeloupe hostels Jakob Lombardi
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There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:
There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. 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 Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.
For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.
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 Guadeloupe here on Hostelz.com. 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.
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.
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.