Hostels in MarylandHostels in Maryland

You are looking for hostels in Maryland? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Maryland hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Maryland.

All Cities in Maryland

We list every single hostel in Maryland and the world. In total, we have 3 cities in Maryland 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 Maryland 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 Maryland. 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 Maryland

About the size of Belgium, the state of Maryland is a hidden gem within the USA. It is located in mid-Atlantic region of the country and shares its borders with Virginia; West Virginia; Washington, D.C.; Pennsylvania; and Delaware. Some of Maryland’s most notable cities include Baltimore, Annapolis, Silver Spring, Frederick, Gaithersburg, and Rockville.

There are several cheap accommodation options available here, including a limited selection of Maryland hostels. Hostels in Maryland aren’t as widespread as they are in other parts of the country that are more stereotypically touristy. If you’re hoping to book a Maryland hostel during your stay, Baltimore is the city where a Maryland hostel is most likely to have rooms available.

Maryland is drenched in history, so for those hoping to travel back in time, visiting this state is one way to get pretty close to stories of the past. Among the sites worth taking a look at are the Historic National Road (which is a picturesque journey through the mountains) and the Maryland Museum of Military History in Baltimore. For those who want a dose of exercise with their history fix, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad is must-see. You can go hiking through this complex network of trails and learn a little about the area’s history while doing so.

Plenty of pristine natural sites fill Maryland. To see what nature has to offer, be sure to check out one of the many state parks like Swallow Falls State Park, Assateague State Park, Patapsco Valley State Park, or Catocin Mountain Park. Alternatively, get down and dirty at one the many farms like Milburn Orchards, Butler’s Orchard, Firefly Farms, or Clark’s Elioak’s Farm.

Foodies are in for a real treat in Maryland as there is much delicious food on offer at many of the state’s impressive restaurants and eateries. The tourism bodies have cottoned on to this, and lots of great food tours are available. For example, there are dinner cruises with buffets in Baltimore, a seafood crawl in Annapolis, and chocolate and wine tours in the wineries and cider mills in Maryland’s Patapsco Valley region. Or just try the fresh, local cuisine at one of the many restaurants -- you won’t be disappointed.

If you’re hoping to relax in the sunshine, Ocean City is the Maryland city for you. It’s a popular summer destination, with beaches that are perfect for hanging out and not doing much at all!

expert for Maryland hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Maryland hostels Erin

Travel Tips for Maryland - from the Community

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Stay out of West Baltimore.

FAQ on Hostels in Maryland

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 Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. 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 Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Maryland?

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 Maryland here on Hostelz.com. 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.

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Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Maryland 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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