You are looking for hostels in Tajikistan? 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 Tajikistan 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 Tajikistan.
We list every single hostel in Tajikistan and the world. In total, we have 4 cities in Tajikistan 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.
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 Tajikistan. 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.
Tajikistan is one of the world’s most beautiful countries, but only visited by few. Travelling around is not always easy, but definitely worth the effort. Driving around beautiful mountains for days along the Pamir Highway or in the north, great hikes and very friendly and curious locals is what you can expect on a trip around Tajikistan.
Tajikistan is located in Central Asia and shares borders with China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Most travellers arrive from Kyrgyzstan or Uzbekistan as part of a bigger trip around Central Asia or by international flight.
Dushanbe is the capital of Tajikistan and you will most likely arrive here if travelling by plane. It is a convenient city to spend a few days, but there are not many sites to see and you could see those sites in one day. Dushanbe connects the north of Tajikistan with the Pamir Highway, so it might be nice to have a bit more luxury for a few days.
Dushanbe is one of the few places in Tajikistan where you can find hostels. In most towns there are no hostels or hotels. You will can find a place to sleep in a home stay. You get a private room, but often offer a vibe like a hostel as the travellers that you can find in Tajikistan are much more social than the people you normally meet in accommodations with private rooms. As it’s already in the name, you will stay with a local family when staying in a home stay. They are officially registered and you will signs on the road indicating the home stays. Even though you stay with the family, they will give you a lot of privacy. The family will often take care of your food, especially in smaller cities where there are no restaurants. Some home stays offer a nice shower and western toilet, while other home stays only offer a bucket of water to shower yourself and the toilet is nothing but a hole in the ground in the back of the garden.
Travelling around Tajikistan is possible from late spring till September/ early October. Other times of the year some of the main roads are not open. When you travel Tajikistan you can meet many other travellers, even though there are not many. The towns are small and there are only a few home stays or hostels, so you will almost for sure run into each other.
In Tajikistan you can also find many cyclists. Public transport around Tajikistan is scarce. In the Pamir Highway there may be only one car per day. If you are staying in a bigger hostel or home stay and do not travel in a group, you may find fellow travellers to team up with. The public transport around Tajikistan consist of 7 seat shared taxis. So if you find a group of 7 people in the hostel or are willing to pay for the remaining seats you can save a lot of time waiting for a shared taxi to fill up at the bus station. If you do this you basically rent the vehicle together, so the driver will stop for photo stops whenever you want. It’s also possible to rent the car for several days. This is especially useful in the Pamir Highway, where traffic is limited.
The scenery in Tajikistan will amaze you and the locals will make you feel most welcome. Whether you stay in a hostel or a home stay, in Tajikistan a hostel vibe is always guaranteed.
Handwritten by local expert for Tajikistan hostels Martin Straatman
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There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:
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.
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 Tajikistan 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.
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.
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.