Hostels in Flores Hostels in Flores

You are looking for hostels in Flores? 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 Flores 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 Flores.

All Cities in Flores

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

Flores is an incredible island with loads to see and do, but it is quite a long way off from what would be considered a well-traveled path. The only place where there are hostels in Flores is in the town of Labuan Bajo, There are a few hostels that are listed and some that aren't. If you are heading this way, it is a good idea to reserve a hostel in advance to make sure that you don't miss out, especially as this is the town where many of the boats sail in from Lombok. It is also a popular destination from which to do some of the most incredible diving in the world in and around the Komodo and Rinca islands.

If you are part of a larger group, it is quite a good deal to split the cost and hire a driver to take you across the island. Travel past the blue-stoned beaches, try some of the local wine from the distilleries on the side of the road, stop by the native village of Bajawa and see how the people live to get a real idea of the local experience. You will need some Indonesian language skills to do this, however, because English is not as prominent in Flores as it is in other, more touristy parts of Indonesia.

You can stay in and explore the larger town of Ruteng, famous for its barbecues on the side of the road, and continue on to Ende. Ende is a larger town centre that has an airport that will fly to many other major cities in Indonesia. From Ende, it is possible to travel to the small town of Moni and see Kelimutu Volcano and its multi-colored crater lakes. The other larger city you can fly to and from is Maumere. It is a coastal town that is quite beautiful and has some lovely snorkeling options, markets and culture to the city.

Getting around and seeing things in Flores is not really possible on public transportation and the roads are really bad and bumpy, so if you are considering taking a motorbike, expect to get a sore bottom. The best way to do it is to find fellow travelers to share a hired driver for a couple of days. There are guesthouses along the way that are quite cheap to rent and share, so don’t worry if there are no hostels in your destination towns.

expert for Flores hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Flores hostels Globetrotter

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

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 Flores?

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 Flores 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 Flores 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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