Hostels in Connecticut Hostels in Connecticut

You are looking for hostels in Connecticut? 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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut.

All Cities in Connecticut

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

Connecticut is a northeastern state in the United States of America. It is named after the Connecticut River which bisects it. The word "Connecticut" is an anglicized way of spelling the Algonquian words for "long tidal river." The state borders Rhode Island (to the east), Massachusetts (to the north), New York (to the west), and Long Island Sound (to the south). Measuring 5,543 square miles, it is the third smallest state of the country. Bear Mountain is its highest peak. While its capital is Hartford, the biggest and most populous city is Bridgeport.

This state has a very rich history dating back to the time of the first thirteen colonies of the nation. The Dutch were its first settlers. It was among the thirteen colonies who revolted against Britain during the American Revolution. Officially known as the "constitution state," Connecticut was the first colony to draw up a constitution. It was the fifth state admitted to the U.S. back in 1788. Due to the rivers and ports along the Long Island Sound, Connecticut also has a longstanding maritime tradition.

If you are traveling on a budget, the capital is the best place to find hostels in Connecticut. Although Connecticut hostels can be few and far between, not to mention pricey, there are many hostel-type options to take advantage of. Look for "Inns" to meet your budget for hostel-style lodgings. For $40-$55 per night for a double-occupancy room, you can comfortably rest your head in a 3-star accommodation. Once you have pinpointed your choice of hostel, get ready for a full itinerary in one of the oldest U.S. states.

For your first stop, take a look at the immense, gold-domed State Capitol Building. It has statues sprinkled all around it, including those of Colonel Thomas Knowlton and the Marquis de Lafayette Equestrian Statue. There is also a driveway lined with mortars commemorating the civil war. Close by is Bushnell Park where you will see additional statues, fountains, as well as an indoor carousel.

Other fun points of interest might be the Mark Twain House and Museum as well as the Wadsworth Atheneum. The former is the house once inhabited by Samuel Clements, otherwise known as Mark Twain, who wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" there. The latter is the oldest public art museum in the entire nation. It contains over 50,000 pieces from all over the world. If your budget is low, come during the morning on the second Saturday of the month for free admission.

You may also want to see Yale University and its art gallery in New Haven. Admission to the art gallery is free and cameras are allowed for capturing all the beauty. It has many permanent exhibits as well as constant additions of temporary exhibitions such as that of Rhode Island furniture and Asian art. Don't miss the Babylonian tile lion. You may also enjoy the Louis Kahn exhibit. View his tetrahedral ceiling and special circular staircase with triangular stair pattern. There are many options of restaurants and cafes in the vicinity so that you can spend an entire day here.

For another budget-friendly activity, enjoy free admission to the Submarine Force Museum in Groton and get to see the world's first operational nuclear powered submarine.

expert for Connecticut hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Connecticut hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Connecticut?

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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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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