Hostels in Tenerife Hostels in Tenerife

You are looking for hostels in Tenerife? 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 Tenerife 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 Tenerife.

All Cities in Tenerife

We list every single hostel in Tenerife and the world. In total, we have 6 cities in Tenerife 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 Tenerife 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 Tenerife. 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 Tenerife

Tenerife is one of the Canary Islands, and is part of the Spanish crown. It is a favorite destination among European sun seekers. You can expect a sunny blue sky and nice sandy beaches all year long. Many tourists visit the place just for the relaxing beach.

If you're visiting for the sun, make sure you pick a Tenerife hostel on the southern side of the island, and not on the remote hilly center of the island. If you are into clubbing, you will have plenty opportunities, especially if you stay in the the south. If you're visiting in the winter it's not a very good time to visit the island if you want to spend the night out clubbing. From October through the spring, the island is mainly visited by an older crowd just wishing to enjoy the sun and the local attractions (camel ride, wine and food tasting, ‘local’ markets, and animal parks).

When staying in a Tenerife hostel, the main attraction you don’t want to miss, even if you're not much into nature is the Mount Teide National Park with its fantastic white peak surrounded by bare lava fields. There are plenty of hiking opportunities in the park with several trails, both long and short. Hostels in Tenerife tend to offer excursions, sometimes including hikes, to the park. If yours doesn't, many local tour shops will give you the opportunity to go to the volcano, even if you don't have your own transportation. When you go there don’t forget a jacket because, it is always much cooler on the mountain than on the coast.

Hostels in Tenerife are scattered around the island, and can be used if you are planning a long hike or bike ride around the island. Just choose one close to the things you are most interested.

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

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 Tenerife?

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 Tenerife 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 Tenerife 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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