Hostels in MacauHostels in Macau

You are looking for hostels in Macau? 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 Macau 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 Macau.

All Cities in Macau

We list every single hostel in Macau and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in Macau 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 Macau 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 Macau. 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 Macau

Macau (sometimes spelled Macao) is a special administrative region of the PRC (People’s Republic of China). The country, which is really just one large city, shares the language and some culture with Mainland China but is completely autonomous. Located in the heart of the Pearl River Delta, a densely populated region with little landmass left to build upon, Macau is a unique stop along an overcrowded and heavily modernized part of Cantonese China.

Macau’s biggest tourist draw is its casinos. Often labeled the “Vegas of Asia,” the city attracts a large and wealthy international crowd (who strictly must be over the age of 21 to participate). This doesn’t mean backpackers and hostel-goers should stay away, however. With a rich and fascinating history of Portuguese colonization, Macau boasts a European old town that is unlike anything else in Asia. Adrenaline junkies will line up to jump off the world’s highest bungee at the top of Macau Tower, plummeting nearly 800 feet in 9 seconds with a view of the Lingding Sea. Foodies will flock to the seafood markets and Portuguese-style egg tart bakeries. Cheaper than Hong Kong, only a ferry ride away from Victoria Harbor and Shenzhen Airport, and home to the budget Spring Airlines, Macau is more than worth visiting for travelers of all kinds.

The city itself is small and compact. Most sites are within walking distance of each other, though Macau is actually more than just one island, its three parts connected by the stunning Sai Van Bridge. A wrap-around highway that also served as the Grand Prix race track envelops the city, and cheap buses fly from stop to stop. Hostel location will make little difference on your stay, but most accommodations can be found on the main peninsula, near the Portuguese district, Macau Tower, and casino drive. Thanks to its European history and current gambling draw, hostels tend to be both westernized and expensive, so be sure to do some research and book well in advance to find the cheapest options.

Chinese visas are not required to visit Macau, so travelers without visas will often opt for a short stay in Macau and a longer stay in Hong Kong, allowing for more time in the larger of the two cities. While Hong Kong offers stunning city views, endless shopping, and gorgeous tropical hikes, travelers should save some time to soak up the rich culture of Macau during their days, visiting sites like Senado Square, the Ruins of St. Paul’s, and Fortaleza do Monte. A walk through the old town will drop you off at the race track, which is also home to the Grand Prix Museum. Other oddball museums include the Taipa Houses (with five colonial homes on display for all the HGTV addicts out there), the Macau Science Center, and the Macau Wine Museum. In the evening, you should take in the sunset views of the South China Sea, then gamble the night away at slot machines and blackjack tables in The Venetian. Whether you choose to stay on one of the Macau islands or at a hostel a ferry ride away in Hong Kong, you won’t regret any time you spend in the magical land of Macau.

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FAQ on Hostels in Macau

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 Macau?

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 Macau 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.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.

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Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Macau 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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