Hostels in HaitiHostels in Haiti

You are looking for hostels in Haiti? 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 Haiti 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 Haiti.

All Cities in Haiti

We list every single hostel in Haiti and the world. In total, we have 2 cities in Haiti 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 Haiti 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 Haiti. 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 Haiti

Haiti is a sovereign state located on the island of Hispaniola in the Carribean Sea. Nearly eleven million people live in the country; it is the second-most populous state in the Caribbean. For years, Haiti has been in the news for natural disasters and the following consequences for the impoverished population. However, it was not always like that. In the seventies, Haiti was an important tourist destination, but political struggles in later decades and subsequent embargos led to a decline of the tourism industry.

Nowadays, amongst the government’s top priorities is developing a thriving tourist sector to help the economy out of the permanent crisis. Even if it is not well-developed, tourism is still one of the main sources of revenue for the Caribbean Island. It is not comparable to its neighbouring country, Dominican Republic. A big advantage of Haiti is its unspoilt nature, featuring soaring mountains and dramatic waterfalls. One of the reasons why it is still intact is because there has been little development for decades. A lack of working infrastructure and public transport makes it difficult for foreigners to get around. Therefore, probably the best option to explore the country is a guided and escorted tour.

The tropical climate in Haiti is hot and humid. In summer, July and August, the temperatures can reach up to thirty-five degrees Celsius. Throughout the year, the average maximum temperature is around thirty degrees Celsius. There is a bigger difference between day and night though; at night, the temperatures mostly are over twenty degrees Celsius. The rainfall pattern is diverse -- there is heavier rainfall in parts of the lowlands as well as the northern and eastern slopes of the mountains. Generally, there are two wet seasons -- from April to June and September to November. Hurricanes are a menace, as well; hurricane season occurs from June to October.

There is a broad variety of hotels, guesthouses, and some hostels in Haiti. The more expensive places offer everything you'd expect from an accommodation of higher quality, including free Wi-Fi and large swimming pools. The capital Port-au-Prince has a large offer of hotels and currently there are options for a Haiti hostel available, as well. Your Haiti hostel in Port-au-Prince provides fans and mosquito nets and even free Wi-Fi as well; light breakfast and dinner are included.

One of the top sights in Haiti is the famous Citadelle Laferrière in Nord. Henri Christophe, who was one of the key leaders during the successful Haitian slave rebellion, built this large mountaintop fortress in the nineteenth century. Back then, the construction of the complex employed over twenty thousand people and held supplies to sustain the royal family. It boasts four-metre-thick walls that can be up to forty metres high. The impressive fortress covers an area of ten thousand square metres and it is an official UNESCO World Heritage Site. The impressive Sans-Souci Palace in the town of Milot is located approximately five kilometres northeast of the Citadelle Laferrière. The ruined complex used to be the royal residence of Henri Christophe. It is considered the most important of the palaces built by Henri Christophe, also known as King Henri I. Located in the mountains, around twelve kilometres northwest of Jacmel, Bassin Bleu is a series of three natural swimming pools linked by waterfalls. Those cobalt-blue swimming holes are considered to be the prettiest in Haiti.

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FAQ on Hostels in Haiti

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 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.

How much are hostels in Haiti?

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 Haiti 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.

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.

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Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Haiti 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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