Hostels in SurinameHostels in Suriname

You are looking for hostels in Suriname? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Suriname hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Suriname.

All Cities in Suriname

We list every single hostel in Suriname and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in Suriname 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 Suriname 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 Suriname. 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 Suriname

Suriname is a little different, wedged right in the middle of the Guianas. Suriname offers travelers something unique and the very best of the Guianas. The tiny, Dutch-speaking nation has a lot on offer; the capital and by far the most developed city in the entire Guiananese region is Paramaribo. It also makes a fantastic base from which to explore the rest of the country.

Paramaribo is a large city with a beautiful and newly restored historic centre. The historic centre is filled with gorgeous, wooden, Colonial-style buildings; a fort with small exhibitions inside; and a couple of historic museums. Paramaribo has an extremely diverse population -- Indian, Javanese, Chinese, Brazilian, Caribbean, and Dutch populations all combine to influence not only the culinary culture of Suriname but also the way of life. Here you can enjoy tasty treats at the local Javanese market, chow down on traditional Chinese hot pot, or snack on delicious and cheap Indian roti. Or in true Dutch style, rent a bike and enjoy a scenic ride around the city or to the historic and incredibly large Fort Niuew Amsterdam.

Paramibo has a number of accommodation options, hostels in Suriname are often called guesthouses and posadas are similar in quality and facilities, although posadas do not typically have guest kitchens. Suriname hostels outside of the historic centre in Paramaribo are cheaper, but they tend to be in more shady areas and are less aesthetically pleasing. Guesthouses in Paramaribo tend to be well positioned and located in beautifully renovated historic buildings. Guesthouses and posadas tend to be well equipped and nicely decorated in Dutch Colonial style.

It's worth noting that often in Suriname, you pay to rent the room, not per person. So if you have a double room or a four-bed room you will pay the same price for the room, regardless of how many beds you occupy. Unless, of course, you are staying in a Suriname hostel and not a guesthouse, in which case you pay per bed.
It is also worth noting that many guesthouses in Suriname offer different accommodation options. It is usually possible to stay in either a room or hammock space. Hammock spaces are definitely the cheaper alternative for solo travelers. It is possible to bring your own hammock or in some cases rent one from the guesthouse. Generally speaking, regardless of whether you are staying in a room or hammock space, guests have the same access to the facilities minus the air conditioner or fan if you are in the hammock space.

Paramaribo is well connected as a result it is the central transport hub for the whole country. It is possible to take many day trips from Paramaribo or even venture into the interior.

Accommodation in the interior can be difficult depending on where you choose to go, and for this reason many travelers choose to take a tour. There are a number of reputable tour operators in Paramaribo, all offering a plethora of packages ranging from day tours to several night all inclusive packages. Travel agencies are located on Waterkant, which is the main tourist street in Paramaribo.

Accommodation in the interior of Suriname tends to be in the form of lodges, offering both rooms and hammock spaces. Lodgings tend to be basic, and many do not have Wi-Fi. Basing yourself in a lodge is a great way to see some of Suriname's unique flora and fauna and get a feel for traditional Amerindian life.

expert for Suriname hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Suriname hostels Chloe

FAQ on Hostels in Suriname

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 Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. 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 Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Suriname?

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 Suriname here on Hostelz.com. 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.

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Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Suriname 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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