Hostels in Montana Hostels in Montana

You are looking for hostels in Montana? 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 Montana 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 Montana.

All Cities in Montana

We list every single hostel in Montana and the world. In total, we have 4 cities in Montana 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 Montana 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 Montana. 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 Montana

Montana is a state located in the western United States. It's known for ranching and farming, and vast open spaces. Although it is the fourth largest state by size, Montana doesn't have any big cities. The capital is Billings, but you will discover that most of what Montana has to offer is not located in cities at all.

The most popular attraction in Montana is Yellowstone National Park, which is also partially located in the states of Idaho and Wyoming. This is the largest national park in the United States, and is you can find it in Southern Montana. In Yellowstone National Park, you can find all kinds of wildlife, such as elk and bison. Geysers and other water features are unique and sure to draw a crowd. Unfortunately Yellowstone hostels are lacking, although you may find lodging in West Yellowstone, but before dropping money for a hotel or resort, look into seasonal options for camping.

Montana has several other national parks. Glacier National Park is to the northwest, near the Canadian border. The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail also runs partially through Montana. A National Historic Site called Grant-Kohrs Ranch is located in Deer Lodge, and the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is in Crow Agency. These are just a few of the many national parks and forests that Montana has to offer. Many of them offer camping or more formal lodging, and some even have nearby hostels. Check out East Glacier Park especially for hostel options.

Bozeman is also a small town, but is a good place to meet other people, especially non-locals. As a college town, the student body outnumbers year-round locals. You should be able to find a Bozeman hostel with available beds.

Keep in mind that hostels often reflect the environment in which they are located, and Montana hostels are no exception. Many of the hostels have rustic and woodsy decor, and some that are far out in the woods may not have modern conveniences such as wi-fi or even electricity. Some hostels are seasonal, so you may have an especially difficult time finding accommodation in the winter months. Hostel prices will vary based on time of year, services, and specific location, but you can expect hostel costs to be on par or lower than the national average.

expert for Montana hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Montana hostels Jessica Lippe

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

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 Montana?

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 Montana 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 Montana 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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