Hostels in Umbria Hostels in Umbria

You are looking for hostels in Umbria? 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 Umbria 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 Umbria.

All Cities in Umbria

We list every single hostel in Umbria and the world. In total, we have 15 cities in Umbria 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 Umbria 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 Umbria. 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 Umbria

Umbria is a region in the center of Italy. It is completely contained within the country, bordering Tuscany to the west and northwest, Marche to the east and northeast, and Lazio to the south. Its name is derived from the Umbri, an Italian people who once lived there. The regional capital is Perugia, one of the best places to find a hostel in Umbria.

There are plenty of hostels scattered throughout the region for the budget-minded traveler . You can find a hostel in just about every city here. Besides Perugia, the cities of Poggiodome, Norcia, and Assisi provide the most options for hostel stays. When searching for these dormitory accommodations, look for the Italian words “rifugio” and “ostello.”

On average earning very high ratings from guests, Umbria hostels tend to be very clean with friendly staff members, many of whom speak English as well. You can expect free wifi as well as breakfasts for zero or a minimal cost. The hostels also tend to be ideally located for exploring their respective cities.

There are a ton of sights to see in this historical region. Besides the old architecture of most of the buildings, including many of the hostels, there are countless other historic sites to explore. There are ancient castles such as Castello di Ramazzano and Rocca di Passignano as well as ancient ruins like Anfiteatro Fausto and Porta Sole. There are also a lot of beautiful monuments and statues to admire, including the Statua di Santa Rita and La Madonna di Citerna di Donatello. For the museum aficionados, a visit to the Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti will be a major highlight of your stay in the city of Perugia, along with the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria.

If your travels take you to the city of Gubbia, you likely will appreciate a visit to the Palazzo dei Consoli and Museo Civico located close to the Piazza Grande. Beware that they might be closed during the early afternoon hours, so ask for information at your hostel before heading to your destination. Inside this gothic building you will find seven ancient plaques written in the ancient Umbrian language some 2,000 years ago. The museum comprises an art gallery as well as an archeological and civic museum. If you can make it up all the stairs, take in the magnificent panoramic view of the city. If you are in town on the 15th day of May, you can even witness the Festival of the Ceri.

expert for Umbria hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Umbria hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Umbria?

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 Umbria 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 Umbria 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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