Hostels in Puerto Rico Hostels in Puerto Rico

You are looking for hostels in Puerto Rico? 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 Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico.

All Cities in Puerto Rico

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

Puerto Rico is a country known for its many sites for rest and relaxation. It has a generally hot climate and attracts tourists from all over the world. There is also a lot to experience in the country in terms of adventures, relaxing on the beaches and more besides.

Before starting your adventure, you might be interested to know that Puerto Rico has many affordable hostels on offer throughout the country. These hostels are typically very clean and run by people who speak both Spanish and English.

If you get a hostel in San Juan, driving for about an hour brings you to the Rio Camuy cave system. This is a network of underground caves cut out by the third largest subterranean river in the world. It features over 220 caves, stretching out over ten miles. You can book guided adventure tours of the system and wander off the beaten path.

Another place that is good for exploring is La Parguera, a mangrove swamp in the southwestern part of the country. On this little islet, you will see species of birds, crabs, fish, dolphins, turtles, and even the occasional manatee. In fact, there are over 30 little islets in the region that are covered in mangroves. At night, the bay becomes luminous with the local flora.

Just south of the city of San Juan lies the Carite National Forest, one of the largest national parks in the country. At night, you can head over to the Mucaro area, where you can book a zip-lining experience and sip across the terrain. After this, you will be treated to stew and beer around a roaring fire.

If you would prefer something a little less fast-paced, you can book yourself a cycling tour around the country. Puerto Rico boasts over 370 miles of coastline that you can bike across. A cycling tour can last about three days in January. Each night, the cyclists in the tour tend to party hard to celebrate their accomplishments of the day.

In the northwester part of the country you'll find some of the best surfing in the world. Championship-level waves in Rincon can be surfed at the meeting point of the Atlantic ocean and the Caribbean see. In winter, waves can reach as high as 30 feet. During the winter months, you can also go whale watching at Rincon.

Hiking is another good way to make the most of what the country has to offer. Just east of San Juan lies the El Yunque rainforest. It is dotted with hiking trails and walking paths, which range in difficulty from easy to rugged. Check out the landscapes and the huge waterfalls. Predators don’t exist in this rainforest, although you will need to defend against mosquitoes.

If you plan on going diving instead, check out Las Cuevas de Desecheo (The Caves of Desecheo). You can’t enter the interior of the island without a permit because of a large amount of active, unexploded bombs left over from military training in the war. Just off the coast of the island lie the famous undersea caverns, canyons and arches which are perfect for scuba divers. While diving, keep an eye out for the wild Rhesus monkeys that were dropped on Desecheo way back when.

expert for Puerto Rico hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Puerto Rico hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Puerto Rico?

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 Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico 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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