Hostels in Trinidad and TobagoHostels in Trinidad and Tobago

You are looking for hostels in Trinidad and Tobago? 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 Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago.

All Cities in Trinidad and Tobago

We list every single hostel in Trinidad and Tobago and the world. In total, we have 10 cities in Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago. 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 Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago is the most southerly of the West Indian island states. The country is situated roughly eleven kilometres off the Venezuelan coast. The twin islands share maritime boundaries with Grenada, Barbados, Guyana, and Venezuela. Trinidad -- by far the larger of the two main islands -- covers an area of just under five thousand square kilometres. Tobago has an area of only three hundred square kilometres. The official language is English; however, Trinidadian Creole or Tobagonian Creole, two English-based Creole languages, are widely spoken.

Trinidad and Tobago used to be a British colony and gained its independence from the United Kingdom in the mid-twentieth century. Nowadays, the country is a member of the Commonwealth and the United Nations. More than a million people live on the islands. The biggest ethnic group is African, with around forty-seven percent, followed by the Indian ethnic group with thirty-five percent. Port of Spain, with a population of thirty-seven thousand people, is the capital, but only the third-biggest city in Trinidad and Tobago. It is an important financial centre for the Caribbean and the hub for the Trinidad’s world-famous carnival.

Both islands have airports with regular international flights. The island of Trinidad is served by Piarco International Airport located in Piarco, around thirty kilometres east of the capital Port of Spain. The Island of Tobago is served by the A.N.R. Robinson International Airport in Crown Point. There are regular air links between the both main islands, as well.

Trinidad and Tobago is one of the richest and most developed countries in the Caribbean. Tourism and manufacturing are important for the national economy, but the most important sector remains the oil industry. The climate of Trinidad and Tobago is tropical with a high humidity. The coolest months are January and February, with average maximum temperatures around twenty-eight degree Celsius. The warmest months are May, September, and October, which have average maximum temperatures around thirty-three degrees Celsius.

There are numerous hotels and holiday apartments on both islands. Many accommodations that are more expensive are located along the southern coast of Tobago and the western coast of Trinidad. Trinidad and Tobago hostels can be found on both islands. Most of the budget places such as Trinidad and Tobago hostels are located in the north of Trinidad. In Tobago the hostels are spread out on the island.

Even if Trinidad and Tobago are one country, the landscapes on the twin islands are very different. In Trinidad, unspoiled mangrove swamps and hills covered by rainforest are right next to oil refineries and unpleasant industrial estates. However, beautiful beaches are available on the northern coast. Tobago offers everything you'd expect from a Caribbean island -- beautiful white sandy beaches, palm trees, and crystal-clear water. So far, the tourist industry has had minor influence on the landscape and nature. It is also a first-class destination for bird-watching. Around a hundred thirty species of birds and fifteen varieties of hummingbird populate the islands, many more than on any other Caribbean island. Sport enthusiasts will love the excellent opportunities to dive, to hike, and to cycle. One of the most beautiful spots on Trinidad is Pirate's Bay; it is north of Charlottesville and a first-class location for snorkeling or spending a relaxing day on the untouched beach. Nylon Pool is one of the most visited attractions. This natural ground coral pool with crystal-clear water has a sandy bottom in the middle and is a perfect spot for snorkeling.

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FAQ on Hostels in Trinidad and Tobago

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 Trinidad and Tobago?

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 Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago 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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