Hostels in US Virgin Islands Hostels in US Virgin Islands

You are looking for hostels in US Virgin Islands? 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 US Virgin Islands 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 US Virgin Islands.

All Cities in US Virgin Islands

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

The US Virgin Islands is a group of islands that most of us connect to the classic Caribbean stereotype of sandy white beaches, crystal-clear water, and a relaxed holiday atmosphere. The territory -- with around one hundred six thousand permanent residents -- belongs entirely to the United States of America. The US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea mainly consists of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. Around fifty smaller islands and cays belong to this island group, as well. The largest island, St. Croix, is famous for its excellent diving sites and burgeoning food scene as well as rum factories. However, St. Thomas is the most popular and probably most touristic island of this trio, including numerous resorts and a well-developed infrastructure. In opposition to that, St. John is more remote with a focus on environmental preservation. Tourism is the biggest economic factor on the islands.

The history of the US Virgin Islands is rich and eventful. In the early twentieth century, these islands were sold from Denmark to the United States. Denmark had been in the possession of the islands since the seventeenth century; before that period, it was firstly under Spanish and subsequently under French reign.

St. John's North Shore is an excellent spot if you want to experience the authentic nature of a Caribbean Island away from the very tourist zones on St. Thomas. It offers excellent opportunities to swim, snorkel, and hike. The scenic landscape including crystal-clear waters, unspoilt beaches, and fewer tourists reward nature lovers. The VI National Park covers two third of St. John including a large area underwater. Apart from the beautiful nature, you can also enjoy interesting wildlife with green iguanas and hawksbill turtles. If you like some culture and history, visit the St. Thomas Synagogue in the capital Charlotte Amalie. The building is a national landmark and the second-oldest synagogue in the United States. The building was opened in the early nineteenth century for a Jewish congregation, which was already founded in the late eighteenth century by Portuguese and Spanish worshippers.

The tropical climate on the US Virgin Islands is characterized as humid and hot. The island group does not experience significant seasonal changes. All year round, the average maximum temperature hover around thirty-two degrees Celsius. There is a bigger temperature difference between day and night. At night, the temperatures mostly are between twenty-two and twenty-six degrees Celsius. Between July and November, you usually get the most amount of rain. Hurricanes are a menace and they can be so powerful that they cause substantial damage to the islands as has recently happened.

There are plenty of accommodation options here, whether you want to stay in a top-notch hotel, holiday apartments, or a small local guesthouse. Most of the options are located on St. Thomas island, where you can also find most of the luxury resorts. However, if you look for an inexpensive place such as a classic US Virgin Islands hostel, the options are extremely limited. You can find a US Virgin Islands hostel on St. Thomas in a community of independent artists. The place offers many additional activities such as music lessons. Keep in mind that this US Virgin Islands hostel is not by the beach and therefore not suitable for classic beach holidaymakers.

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Travel Tips for US Virgin Islands - from the Community

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FAQ on Hostels in US Virgin Islands

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 US Virgin Islands?

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 US Virgin Islands 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 US Virgin Islands 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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