Hostels in Martinique Hostels in Martinique

You are looking for hostels in Martinique? 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 Martinique 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 Martinique.

All Cities in Martinique

We list every single hostel in Martinique and the world. In total, we have 4 cities in Martinique 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 Martinique 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 Martinique. 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 Martinique

Martinique is a small island in the Caribbean that is not overrun with tourists. It is one of the few French-speaking islands in the region, and offers a wide range of sights to visit.

The island of Martinique is part of France. It is recommended that you use Euros when traveling to the country, as most hostels and restaurants only accept this currency.

Several major airlines fly twice a week to Martinique from the US in the summer months. The six-hour flight from NYC is well worth it.

If you’re staying at a hostel, you may want to brush up on your French. Not many people on the island speak English. Most hostels are quite affordable, and it's recommended to look for hostels near the capital.

While the lack of hotel chains in the country is noticeable, the island a destination you should visit for its history, wine and cultural diversity.

Colonized by France in the 1600s, the Creole natives of the island and their traditions still reflect the essence of the French culture, especially in the local cuisine.

Martinique is renowned for its champagne production and consumption. In addition to this, the island nation grows its own sugarcane to make rum.

The food, in particular, is unique. When you get a Creole dish, you'll enjoy a meal infused with flavors from France, India and Africa.

You should take the time to visit the Pompeii of Martinique; the town of Saint-Pierre. The town was destroyed when Mount Pelee, the island’s active volcano, erupted back in 1902.

When you enter the rebuilt town by sea, you can observe just how destructive the volcano's eruption was. Make sure to explore the ruins of the old town, from the prison to the church.

Eating outdoors is a very common practice in the island. Many seaside restaurants offer outdoor dining, all of which serve a range of local delicacies.

If you’re a bookworm you should check out the Schoelcher Library, a building that has been a local landmark since 1889. It has over 10,000 books and features exciting old architecture.

While here, you should also check out the Fort Saint Louis, an ancient fortress built in 1640. Featuring old, steep stairs, uneven cobbled paths, and a view from 200 feet up high, this is a fort worth visiting.

Martinique has the unique claim of being the first island to bring java beans into mainstream coffee production in this part of the world. You can check out the history of coffee on the island at the Coffee and Cocoa Museum.

Another great place to visit is the La Savane Park, which features the headless statue of the wife of Admiral Napoleon himself, Empress Josephine.

The beaches are another feature of the island you have to visit while staying here. The island is only 50 miles long, but the sandy beaches are varied and world-famous.

Under the shadow of the volcano, the lava deposits have resulted in a silvery sheen on the beach. Further to the south meanwhile, the beaches have white sand and palm trees.

You should bring along a few essentials when traveling to Martinique, such as bug spray, a hat, and the ability to have a good time without WiFi.

expert for Martinique hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Martinique hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Martinique?

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 Martinique 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 Martinique 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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