You are looking for hostels in Guyana? 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 Guyana 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 Guyana.
We list every single hostel in Guyana and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in Guyana 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.
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Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Guyana. 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.
For many tourists in South America, Guyana is largely unknown. The sovereign state is located between Venezuela to the west and Suriname to the east. The terrain is mainly dominated by rainforest and has access to the Atlantic Ocean. Georgetown is the largest city and the capital of this country; around one hundred thirty-one people call Georgetown their home. Guyana is the only country in South America that calls English its official language. International tourists usually arrive at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, south of Georgetown, or Ogle International Airport, which services smaller regional flights, as well.
The small country has a rich and dramatic history. Before the Dutch established a colony there, Guyana was mainly dominated by the native Lokono and Kalina tribes. Nowadays, there are only around thirty thousand indigenous people who belong ethnically to these two tribes, who once were dominant in the region. In the end of the eighteenth century, the Dutch left and the British gained control over Guyana. In the mid-twentieth century, the country got independent and it has been part of the Commonwealth since. Politically, the sovereign country has been unstable and has faced corruption and economic mismanagement. The unspoilt nature including a pristine rainforest and real wildlife attract eco-tourists from all over the world. To the present day, Guyana has been considered to be the continent's best-kept secret destination for nature lovers.
Kaieteur Falls is one of the natural sights that you cannot miss when you are in Guyana. The falls are situated on the Potaro River in the Amazon Rainforest. However, there are several tour operators that offer packages to get to this beautiful and remote point of interest. It is the largest single drop waterfall worldwide if you only consider the flowing water volume. The total height is just over two hundred twenty-five metres, whereas the longest drop is just over a hundred and ten metres. The falls in the Kaieteur National Park were discovered only in the late nineteenth century. The popular national park is served by Kaieteur International Airport, which is located nearby and has frequent flight links to the two major international airports in Guyana. Apart from the vast rainforest, travelers should also check out the Rupununi Savannas in the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region. The area offers Africa-like plains with smaller local villages and a fascinating and various wildlife.
The climate in Guyana is tropically hot and humid. There are two rain seasons -- the first starts in May and ends in August, while the second begins in November and ends in January. Generally, it is cooler on the coast than inland. During the rainy seasons, floods can be a hazard. The temperature difference between day and night is much bigger than between the single months throughout the whole year. You can usually expect daily maximum temperatures between twenty-nine and thirty-one degrees Celsius. At night, the temperatures hover around twenty-four degrees Celsius.
Most hotels and guesthouses are located in and around the capital Georgetown. Since the tourist industry is still quite small, the offer of classic budget accommodations such as hostels in Guyana is limited. Cheaper guesthouses are available, but bigger hotel chains charge prices that you would also have to pay in a more-developed, industrial country. The hostel is located in the centre of Georgetown and offers airport pickups, as well.
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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 Guyana 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.
There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.
There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.