Hostels in Apulia Hostels in Apulia

You are looking for hostels in Apulia? 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 Apulia 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 Apulia.

All Cities in Apulia

We list every single hostel in Apulia and the world. In total, we have 23 cities in Apulia 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 Apulia 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 Apulia. 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 Apulia

Apulia, Italy, is the "heel" of Italy, the region on the southeastern coast. It shares borders with two large bodies of water -- the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea. With such a long coastline, it has a huge boating industry for travelers experience. Cruise ships often dock here, and ferries to other regions and countries (primarily Greece) enter and exit almost daily. Bari is the capitol of Apulia.

Bari is situated at approximately the halfway point of the Apulia coastline. Many budget travelers visit here for at least a day, as it is one of two Italian ports that offers ferry service to Greece as part of the rail pass program. Several Apulia, Italy hostels are in business for those who would like to rest in town before or after the long ferry ride before moving on to other regions. Bari hostel prices depend on the season, but you can expect them to be a couple euros less compared with larger Italian cities such as Venice, Florence, and Rome. While in town, you can explore the many shops and historic sites. One of Bari's proud features is the Swabian Castle, which is surrounded by park area ideal for picnicking.

Lecce is another large city in Apulia with lots of hostel and budget accommodation options. It's located further south. This "Florence of the South" is a display of history and architecture. It's enough off the beaten path that it won't be quite as overrun by tourists compared to other Italian cities famous for similar works.

There are many other towns in Apulia, some of which have hostels and others which offer different low-cost accommodation, such as guesthouses or bed-and-breakfasts. The entire region is very historic and you will be able to see art, architecture, and ruins from various time periods.

Like most of Italy, Apulia is easily accessible by train, and train rides through this area are an ideal way to enjoy the scenery. Towns tend to be small, so you can likely walk from the train station to your Apulia, Italy hostel, as well as any attractions you'd like to visit. Taxis and bus stops are often found outside of train stations if you would rather rest your feet.

Apulia may not call for a long stay, but the time you do spend in this region will be lived to the fullest.

expert for Apulia hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Apulia hostels Jessica Lippe

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

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 Apulia?

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 Apulia 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 Apulia 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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