Hostels in Arkansas Hostels in Arkansas

You are looking for hostels in Arkansas? 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 Arkansas 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 Arkansas.

All Cities in Arkansas

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

When you first look into visiting the state of Arkansas, it may appear to be little more than a backwoods Southern state along the Bible Belt of America. Upon further exploration, though, you'll discover that this part of the United States has something fun for everyone.

The capital and biggest city in Arkansas is Little Rock, so this is the place you're most likely to find a hostel. You'll also find museums, historical sites, theaters, and much more that you can expect from a big city. One of the most famous sites is the Little Rock Central High School, which has been named a national historic site because of its place in desegregating public schools in the United States.

Arkansas is the birth state of former United States president Bill Clinton. His birthplace home in Hope, Arkansas is now labeled a national historic site.

Arkansas has several unique state and national parks. These secluded areas may be a distance from any hostel, but they are worth the drive or bus ride needed to get there. If you visit the Crater of Diamonds State Park, you have the potential to leave rich! This diamond mining field is the only one that's open to the public, and many travelers have found valuable treasures here. Best of all, you get to keep any gems you find.

Hot Springs National Park is another popular natural attraction. You can even touch some of the thermal pools found here. Back in the day, it was even used as a community bath! Even if you're on a tight budget, visiting the Hot Springs is still a must-do on your trip to Arkansas- this national park does not charge an entrance fee! It's also the only national park within Arkansas borders, though there are six other historic sites, rivers, trails, and memorials that are also part of the National Parks Service.

Arkansas is also home to the Ozark Mountains. The Ozarks are great for hiking, and also ideal for driving through picturesque landscapes. You may even be able to find a hostel or two situated with an Ozark view.

Arkansas' official nickname is "The Natural State". While you can find plenty of urban life in Little Rock, the rest of the state truly lives up to this name. Get ready to book your Arkansas hostel and take an adventure through nature.

expert for Arkansas hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Arkansas hostels Jessica Lippe

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

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 Arkansas?

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 Arkansas 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 Arkansas 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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