Hostels in Sicily Hostels in Sicily

You are looking for hostels in Sicily? 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 Sicily 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 Sicily.

All Cities in Sicily

We list every single hostel in Sicily and the world. In total, we have 65 cities in Sicily 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 Sicily 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 Sicily. 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 Sicily

Sicily, Italy, is an autonomous province located in the central Mediterranean Sea, south of the Appenine Peninsula, and north of Africa. With a territory of over twenty-five thousand square kilometres and five million inhabitants, the island is the biggest one of the Mediterranean region.

Sicily has been an incredibly popular holiday destination for the past decades, which is not a surprise given its warm and dry climate all year round, the closeness of the beautiful turquoise sea no matter where you are staying, the breathtaking natural wonders of the island, as well as its rich cultural heritage and the excellent Sicilian cuisine.

If you are coming to Sicily, there are a few things you should definitely include on your list of places to visit. Mount Etna, the biggest and most active volcano of Europe, might sound like a scary destination, but as scientists are now able to predict eruptions with precision, you have nothing to be afraid of. Once you see the impressive mountain peaks reaching toward the sky (they are covered in snow for half of the year), you will also be keen to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For a visit to Mount Etna, your best bet is staying in the city of Catania overnight, where you will be spoilt with a choice of a wide range of Sicily, Italy hostels. They are normally smaller and family run and offer a great taste of what life is like living in a Sicilian household. And once you are already here, why not spend a few additional nights in Catania? It is not only made attractive by its beautiful location right on the seaside and the Etna mountain range as its background, but also by the numerous magnificent Baroque villas that have earned Catania a UNESCO World Heritage title; this place is a vibrant Mediterranean city with massive cobble-stoned squares covered with traditional bars, cafes, and restaurants.

For the other pearl of the Sicilian culture, you will have to head a bit more to the north -- from Catania, you will read Palermo after a three-hour drive. Palermo, the capital of Sicily, is another seaside city that will enchant you with its rough beauty. With the narrow streets, haphazardly built houses of a mixture of styles, a chaos of mopeds driving by, and macho men waving at girls, here you will really feel like you're inside an Italian movie. Your Sicily, Italy hostel in Palermo is very probably going to be located on one of these shabby-looking streets, but do not be alarmed -- once you step inside, you are guaranteed a warm welcome and some amazing hospitality! Once here, you should definitely not miss out on visiting the main cathedral of the city, an impressive building that is a unique mix of European and Arabic styles and influences.

To those of you who are longing for a relaxing seaside holiday, the towns of Cefalu, Milazzo, or San Vito lo Capo might appeal most. However, these places are normally more pricey and Sicily, Italy hostels here are not abundant.

expert for Sicily hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Sicily hostels JudyM

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

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 Sicily?

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 Sicily 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 Sicily 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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