Hostels in Maine Hostels in Maine

You are looking for hostels in Maine? 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 Maine 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 Maine.

All Cities in Maine

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

While Maine might not be the first state that comes to mind when you think of exploring the United States of America, especially by those who may have states like New York, California, or Florida at the forefront of their minds. But as a destination to visit, Maine has long been underrated.

Maine is located in the northeast of the United States and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, fellow US state New Hampshire, and Canadian provinces New Brunswick and Quebec. Main cities of the state include Portland, Augusta, Lewiston, and Bangor.

In this great state, there is a range of attractions to enjoy -- particularly when it comes to nature. The great outdoors in Maine is some of the most beautiful in the country, and the state is well equipped to let you explore the depths of it. There are various naturally stunning areas in Maine worth checking out, including Aroostook Country, DownEast and Arcadia, Greater Portland and Casco Bay, The Kennebec Valley, Maine’s Monutains and Valleys, Maine’s Midcoast and Islands, The Maine Beaches, and of course The Maine Highlands (Bangor, Katahdin, and Moosehead Lake). Outdoor enthusiasts will rejoice at the amount there is to do in Maine. For example, hiking, biking, hunting, wildlife watching, fishing, and camping are all possible to do and are of the highest quality.

But Maine is most famous for its lobsters. Since lobster are in abundance here, you would be remiss to not chow down on this delicious, fresh seafood delight while in the area. While on the topic of animals, it should be noted that Maine’s state animal is the moose. See if you can spot this impressive animal while wildlife watching.

If the outdoors and animals doesn’t tickle your fancy, make the effort to have a look at some of the many beautiful buildings in Maine. There are countless lighthouses overflowing with history and beauty as well many museums across the state which inform visitors of stories of years gone by.

Those looking for a Maine hostel accommodation are in luck; while not extensive as offerings in Europe or even more internationally touristy areas in US, there are multiple hostels in Maine. There are also affordable accommodation options such as boarding houses and cheap hotels, which should appease those on a limited hostel budget.

expert for Maine hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Maine hostels Erin

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

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 Maine?

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 Maine 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 Maine 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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