Hostels in Mauritius Hostels in Mauritius

You are looking for hostels in Mauritius? 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 Mauritius 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 Mauritius.

All Cities in Mauritius

We list every single hostel in Mauritius and the world. In total, we have 8 cities in Mauritius 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 Mauritius 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 Mauritius. 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 Mauritius

Mauritius is a beautiful island nation in the Indian Ocean, two hours flying off the coast from Madagascar. It offers a scenery that most people only know from postcards and its stunning beaches attract tourists from all over the world.

Mauritius is a small, independent country in the Indian Ocean. It consists of two islands: Mauritius Island and Rodriguez. Mauritius Island is the more famous of the two and known for its stunning beaches. This is also the island where all international flights arrive. Rodriguez is an off-the-beaten-path destination and only visited by the more adventurous travelers.

Most visitors in Mauritius are couples and families. Solo and younger travelers are scarce. There are not many hostels in Mauritius, so it is recommended to check the availability of hostels before traveling to this destination. There are hostels in several towns around the island which provide a good base to explore all corners of Mauritius. This small country has many buses with frequent departures, making it easy to travel around the entire island.

The white sand beaches and beautiful turquoise ocean are the main reason for tourists to come to Mauritius. The beauty of these beaches can be found in only a few places on Earth. Some of the most beautiful and most visited beaches are in the north of the island. Trou Aux Biches and Grand Bay have the best infrastructure for tourists. The west also offers some stunning beaches where Flic en Flac is the main town to stay. Hostels can be booked in each of these areas.

Despite the north and west being the most popular to visit, beautiful beaches can be found all over the island. When visiting the west or south coast, you can find places where you will probably share an equally beautiful beach with very few other visitors. These areas are also generally cheaper than the more touristy north and west coasts.

Mahébourg is a town in the west with a more local vibe where visitors have easy access to one of the quiet beaches in the area. Unlike in many other countries in the world, here you can also see locals using the beach for socializing and sunbathing.

Other than its beaches, Mauritius also offers some gems in the country side. Several hiking paths can be taken and many waterfalls can be seen. The Black River Gorges National Park offers great hiking opportunities from the towns of Flic en Flac and Chamarel. The National Park is also home to the Grand Bassin, a sacred place for Hindus.

The Seven Colored Earth can also be found near Chamarel. As the name implies, visitors can see seven colors of earth caused by volcanic activity on the island. It’s a spectacular sight. Near the Seven Colored Earth, a 100-meter high waterfall can be seen. A trip to the Seven Colored Earth is a must when in Mauritius and can easily be organized from your hostel in Mauritius.

If you want to visit a tropical island with the most beautiful beaches which is also easy to traverse, then a vacation in Mauritius is recommended. The view of the sparkling, turquoise water washing over the white sand is a gorgeous sight to behold.

expert for Mauritius hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Mauritius hostels Martin Straatman


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

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 Mauritius?

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 Mauritius 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 Mauritius 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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