You are looking for hostels in Sardinia? 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 Sardinia 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 Sardinia.
All Cities in Sardinia
We list every single hostel in Sardinia and the world. In total, we have 57 cities in Sardinia 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 Sardinia. 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 Sardinia
Even if Italy offers more than seven thousand six hundred kilometers of coastline with countless beaches, Sardinia, Italy (or in Italian, "Sardegna") has a special status. Situated in the Mediterranean Sea, the second biggest Italian island after Sicily is particularly famous for its marvelous beaches, which also attract the rich and the famous. The white sandy beaches, in combination with the clear water, are considered as the most beautiful ones in the Mediterranean Sea. Besides Italian, the majority of the local population also speaks Sardinian, which is an Indigenous Romance language that resembles traditional Latin a lot. However, the younger generation rarely knows how to speak Sardinian nowadays.
The Mediterranean climate allows pleasant days on the beach, with an average high of more than twenty degrees Celsius from the beginning of May to the end of October. As it gets very little rain from June to August and has more than three hundred days of sunshine a year, it is a very popular tourist destination for beach vacationers. Do not forget that especially in July and August the temperatures can get very hot -- thirty-five degrees or more. The island offers many activities for nature lovers and sport enthusiasts, ranging from hiking to surfing. The Sardinian culture -- with its characteristic cuisine, traditional clothing, and UNESCO World Heritage sites -- attracts travelers who look for a cultural experience.
As budget tourist, you will find plenty of options across the island. However, many inexpensive places are not classic hostels in Sardinia, Italy, but private guesthouses and camping sites along the coast. In bigger towns, such as Alghero and Cagliari, you will also find usual Sardinia, Italy hostels with reasonable prices. Do not forget that many Sardinia, Italy hostels are quickly booked out in summer, and even the months of September and October can be quite busy. Therefore, planning and booking in advance is very helpful. If you cannot find a budget accommodation near your favourite spot, think about renting a car for some days. The picturesque landscape is a must-see.
Most of the bigger towns have a decent nightlife to offer due to the mild climate and the tourist influx. The bars in Olbia are really busy during the summer. If you are into classy and expensive nights out with style, the Port of Cervo in Costa Smeralda is your choice. Alghero with its old-town streets and many bars and restaurants attract are popular with tourists and locals. If you are in Cagliari, check out the area “Maria” near the harbour as well as in the old town. There you can find venues of every price level. The local characteristic cuisine and the tasty wine varieties are always worth a try.
Handwritten by local expert for Sardinia hostels Flo
Travel Tips for Sardinia - 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 Sardinia. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Sardinia. 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!
Simply, you must go to Alghero! It's a beautiful city located in one of the most beautiful island in the world, Sardinia. I think Alghero is underrated or simply ignored by most of the people but the fact is that the old city is a real treasure that everyone should visit.
FAQ on Hostels in Sardinia
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 Sardinia?
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 Sardinia 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.
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.