Hostels in Kansas Hostels in Kansas

You are looking for hostels in Kansas? 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 Kansas 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 Kansas.

All Cities in Kansas

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

Kansas, USA, is known as the heartland of America, and for good reason -- it's located in the exact center of the country. The midwestern state used to be referred to as a flyover state, but it's quickly becoming popular amongst budget travelers due to its gorgeous scenery, sports teams, foodie culture, and craft breweries. Those who've been visiting Kansas for a long time also know it's the birthplace of BBQ and Kansas City Blues and Jazz.

Most hostels in Kansas, USA, can be found in Kansas City, which actually goes across state lines into Missouri as well. It's the only city in The United States of America that goes across two states, but keep in mind it's not the capital of Kansas -- that would be Topeka! With many young adults calling the city home, boutique hostels in Kansas, USA, are starting to pop up across the city, and will hopefully become popular soon in other parts of the state.

Kansas is a relatively affordable place for travelers to visit, as most of the great outdoors are free to explore and local dining establishments can be very affordable. The costs of Kansas, USA hostels can vary, whether it's an upscale spot that offers unique decor or more of a simple place to stay the night.

Kansas is wonderful to visit in the summer when you can experience the famous sunflower fields. Visit the amusement park Worlds of Fun and adjacent Oceans of Fun for a memorable and exciting day. In the fall travelers can attend Kansas City Chiefs football games, KC Sporting soccer games, and Kansas City Royals baseball games. College fans will love to watch a basketball at Kansas University, which is known for inventing modern basketball. If you prefer college football, head out to Kansas State to watch a game out in the country.

Kansas take their BBQ very seriously, so be sure to ask the staff at your Kansas, USA hostel where their favorite spot is and get around to trying them all. In Kansas City, Gates never fails but some of the more obscure places out in the Kansas countryside are equally delicious.

Many travelers probably pass through Kansas on road trips, but it's also well connected by planes, bus, and trains across the state. With its relevantly flat plains, Kansas can also be a great state for a long-distance bike ride!

expert for Kansas hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Kansas hostels Lola

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

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 Kansas?

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 Kansas 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 Kansas 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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