Hostels in New Caledonia Hostels in New Caledonia

You are looking for hostels in New Caledonia? 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 New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia.

All Cities in New Caledonia

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

New Caledonia is an archipelago of islands located just off the coast of Australia. It is a part of Oceania. The country’s lagoon is rated one of the most beautiful and diverse in the world. Over 60% of it is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The country is ethnically diverse too. It has a rich heritage and culture. There are native Kanak people, European settlers, Asian communities, and people from islands like Tahiti too. The language, music, and traditions are varied due to this.

If you plan to stay in New Caledonia, you can check into one of the many hostels scattered across the islands. You can also stay at a hotel in the area, close to the sea. The beaches of the country are known around to world for their white sand.

You should be able to find a hostel within reach of the Tijibaou Cultural Center. This was designed by Renzo Piano, the famous architect. It is a place for the Kanak people to show off their culture, traditions, music, and crafts.

There is also a great lighthouse, built in the late 19th century. It is located on Phare Amedee, a small islet just off the shore from Noumea. Be sure to visit this lighthouse from your hostel to check out the view from the top. Then move on to the Deva Estate, one of the largest dry forests in the region.

If it is weather you are worried about, New Caledonia is a tropical archipelago. This means the sun shines all through the year. The average temperature in the country is 25°C. Visiting the local nature reserve, the Parc des Grandes Fougeres, is a good option in this weather. It is home to diverse wildlife, including a 350 million-year-old species of fern. The park spans an area of over 9000 hectares and is a great place to lose yourself in while exploring.

If you happen to be a fan of beaches, there are three bays in the country (Oro, Kanumera, and Upi) which are known for their beauty. You can choose to paraglide over the bays, beaches and reefs of the country and its surrounding ocean.

Because of the balmy temperature of the water in the sea around the country, bathing is encouraged. Blue skies are a guarantee, as the country only has 20 days without the sun on average each year. Rainfall is common in the country, although the East Coast gets double the amount of rain the rest of the country does.

For the geologist in you, and for the lover of art you know you are, there are three major sites to visit. The Hen and Old Man rock outcroppings, as well as the Jokin cliffs, are renowned for their appeal to the artistic type.

You can also check out the East Coast. There are bound to be multiple hostels in the region. This part of the islands features the road leading to the Hen rock formation as well as the Tao Waterfall, which can be reached by ferry. Food lovers can delight in the taste of the local blue prawns and the vanilla that is famous around the world.

expert for New Caledonia hostels

Handwritten by local expert for New Caledonia hostels Jakob Lombardi


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

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 New Caledonia?

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 New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia 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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