Hostels in Moldova Hostels in Moldova

You are looking for hostels in Moldova? 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 Moldova 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 Moldova.

All Cities in Moldova

We list every single hostel in Moldova and the world. In total, we have 2 cities in Moldova 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 Moldova 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 Moldova. 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 Moldova

Moldova is a tiny European country, neighbouring Romania and Ukraine. While the country is surrounded by land, it is located in close proximity to the Black Sea.

Its capital city, Chisinau, is right at the centre of the country. The country has a strong rural feel, consisting mainly of farmland. The countryside is dotted with small villages and features many lakes.

You can find hostels close to the main landmarks, most of which are very affordable. Try to search for a hostel near one of the many rivers and streams running through the country.

There are also many valleys in the area, due to the limestone base having eroded over the years. The Carpathian Mountains are located close to the Moldavian Plateau, which is a part of the mountainous region of the country.

If you like rivers, you'll want to visit the Nistru and Prut rivers which run through the country. Other bodies of water include the 3,500 small and larger-sized lakes in the area that are used by the farming communities to supplement their agricultural yields, as well as for fishing and farm animals.

For a taste of the local flora and fauna, you can visit nearly any part of Moldova. Over three-quarters of the country has a rich black soil which can grow a variety of rare plants.

While the southern part of the country is less fertile, there are many exotic species of rare grasses which grow on the steppes. In fact, the country has two main types of landscape – grassland and forest.

The national parks in Moldova feature over 2,300 species of plants as well as animals, including many species of birds, rodents, ducks, wildcats, foxes and deer. Other natural destinations in the country include the five science-focused reservations, including the Moldova-Codru Reservation and the Land of Beeches.

You should also visit the Lower Prut and the Royal Forest. If you want to check out the underwater life of the region, make sure you visit Lagorlac Reservation.

Moldova is known for its wine. In fact, the winemaking regions near the Black Sea are world famous. The countryside features green hills and the valleys abound with vineyards.

The wine industry in Moldova has a centuries-old tradition and is a key part of the local culture. Even the shape of the country as seen from above resembles a bunch of grapes, a fact Moldavians love to point out.

You can visit the many wineries in the country, taste some fresh grape wine, and watch the history of the winemaking process.

Other places to visit in the country include the open air museum and archaeological complex known as Old Orhei, located between two ancient hamlets about 60km from the capital city.

About 45km from Orhei is Saharna Monastery, which is both a nature reserve and an ancient historical site. It also has a 670-hectare forest area. This isn’t the only forested part of the country, though. The village of Donici near the capital, for instance, is also located within a forest.

If you love history, architecture and sightseeing, the Manuc Bei Estate, the Ralli Manor House, and the Alexander Pushkin Monument which dates from 1885 are also must-see destinations.

expert for Moldova hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Moldova hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Moldova?

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 Moldova 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 Moldova 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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