Hostels in Nigeria Hostels in Nigeria

You are looking for hostels in Nigeria? 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 Nigeria 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 Nigeria.

All Cities in Nigeria

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

Nigeria is one of the most populous countries in Africa. It is known for its many attractions for tourists. These include the beaches, mountains, cultural diversity, as well as the traditions of the local people.

Its archeological marvels, ancient cities, kingdoms and diverse regions make Nigeria a country well worth visiting.

Accommodation in Nigeria is based mainly around hostels because of their affordability and availability. Depending on what attractions you's like to see, you are bound to find more than a few options for hostels in the country. Most hostels feature good local cuisine and are run by hospitable landlords.

While in Nigeria, you should visit the Ibeno beach, one of the largest beaches in the world - stretching for some 240km. It features mangrove forests, cool breezes, lush surrounding greenery and has huge waves. Located in Ibeno in the Akwa Ibom state of Nigeria, this is definitely a fun retreat.

You can also take a look at the history of the forests in Nigeria at Ngwo Pine Forest. This is one of the more romantic destinations to visit because of the pine trees, its quiet setting and the many gentle streams and caves in the area.

Other naturally stunning areas in Nigeria include Awhum. This region has many lakes, a waterfall and a monastery which is open to visitors. It is a religious site, with streams leading up to the famous Awhum Monastery.

Another religious site is the Arochukwu Long Juju Slave Route, with the Shrine of Ibn Ukpabi and the Monument of Kamula.

If you want to see the history of humankind, you can check out the footprint of Ukhuse Oke, a prehistoric giant whose footprint is found on the rocks in-between the villages of Ukhuse-oke and Ukhuse-osi.

And, for an insight into medieval times you can visit Gashaki-Gumpti National Park instead.

This is Nigeria’s largest national park and is located within the Mountain of Wind. It isn’t the only man-made attraction in the country, either.

The Alok Ikom Monoliths are a must-see. These are 300 carved stones, standing tall in mysterious circles. The Monoliths are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Another World Heritage Site in the country is the tribute to the goddess of fertility Osun. The Osun State has a region called Oshogbo, which features many shrines, sculptures, artwork, and monuments created as a tribute to Osun. Located along the Oshun River, this area is a place you have to see while in Nigeria.

The heritage doesn’t stop here, though. The city of Benin has many old monuments and sculptures including the statue of Emotan opposite the Oba market in the city. The Oba Royal Palace is also located here, near the King’s Square. You can find many old bronze artefacts, shrines, and ivory items on offer here.

Other royal constructions include the wall of Queen Amina in the city of Zaria. The Queen built many walls around the city to protect it from sieges. One of these stands remains, a testament to the strategic mind of Queen Amina.

One final must see destination in Nigeria is the Ogbunike Cave Complex. These are caves that can be reached by climbing down over 300 steps into the earth. Filled with historic and spiritual artefacts and stories, these caves are one of the best ways to experience Nigeria’s heritage.

expert for Nigeria hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Nigeria hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Nigeria?

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 Nigeria 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 Nigeria 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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