Hostels in Trentino-South Tyrol Hostels in Trentino-South Tyrol

You are looking for hostels in Trentino-South Tyrol? 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 Trentino-South Tyrol 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 Trentino-South Tyrol.

All Cities in Trentino-South Tyrol

We list every single hostel in Trentino-South Tyrol and the world. In total, we have 9 cities in Trentino-South Tyrol 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 Trentino-South Tyrol 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 Trentino-South Tyrol. 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 Trentino-South Tyrol

The region of Trentino-South Tyrol - or in Italian, Trentino-Alto Adige - is an autonomous province in Northern Italy. The area that was historically part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire became a part of Italy after World War I. It is, to this day, an officially trilingual and highly multicultural region. Moreover, this region that covers an area of only a little over 13,000 square kilometers presents a huge diversity, both in natural scenery and cultural heritage.

South Tyrol, which is the area more to the North bordering with Austria and Switzerland, is most well-known as the region of the Italian Dolomites. With 60% of the territory being above 1,500 meters high, it is a true paradise for the lovers of mountain sports. Skiing, hiking and rock climbing are amongst the most popular activities, and the many mountain ranges and valleys offer an abundance of choices to guarantee that everyone will find something to his or her taste.

South Tyrol is not a budget destination and hotels are much easier to come by than hostels. Normally, there is one hostel per larger city, with one hostel in Bolzano, one hostel in Trento, one hostel in Brunico and one hostel in Rovereto. However, for tourists who do not mind affording themselves some luxury, they will be spoiled with a wide selection of nice hotels. To get around, you would definitely need your own vehicle; renting a car gives you the opportunity to base yourself in one hostel and commute to other places. It is also worth going to a more isolated location, such as the mountains, where hotels are normally the nicest and most authentic.

There is definitely enough to see in Bolzano itself to make it worth it for you to stop over here for a few nights. The city boasts numerous castles, ruins and palaces, most of which are accessible on foot, by bicycle or with the help of public transportation. The Roncolo Castle is a beautiful example of Medieval architecture and fresco painting while the Mareccio Castle enchants visitors with its beautiful location right against the Rosengarten mountain range. In addition, the city offers three funicular railways that lift visitors up on the nearby mountains to admire the panorama from the top. Such a trip can also be a good excuse for some wine tasting as the region abounds with wineries and some of the best wine cellars are located on the side of these mountains.

As for Trentino, the presence of mountains is still important, but not as much as for South Tyrol. Here, the top attraction would be Garda Lake, the biggest lake of Italy and a popular holiday area. With cute little castles and majestic villas surrounding the lake, it can be both a nice day-trip destination for cycling around or bathing and also for cultural discovery. The region of Trentino is definitely more backpacker-friendly than South Tyrol and the capital of the region. Trento offers a few alternatives for budget accommodations. Once in the city, you might want to discover the historical centre with its main square and dome as well as the Buonconsiglio Castle that hosts an archeological museum these days.

expert for Trentino-South Tyrol hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Trentino-South Tyrol hostels JudyM

Travel Tips for Trentino-South Tyrol - from the Community

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FAQ on Hostels in Trentino-South Tyrol

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 Trentino-South Tyrol?

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 Trentino-South Tyrol 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 Trentino-South Tyrol 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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