Hostels in Nevada Hostels in Nevada

You are looking for hostels in Nevada? 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 Nevada 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 Nevada.

All Cities in Nevada

We list every single hostel in Nevada and the world. In total, we have 2 cities in Nevada 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 Nevada 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 Nevada. 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 Nevada

There are several destinations in Nevada where you will find hostels. The majority of the hostels you will find in the "sin city," Las Vegas as it is one of the biggest party scenes around. There are so many different things that you can do in Las Vegas it is crazy. Whether it's having a gamble in one of the many casino's, nightclubbing, catching one of the many spectacular stage shows, shopping, or even historical tours, there is nothing you cannot find in Vegas! There are two regions that are prominent in Vegas, the new strip and the old strip. Majority of the hotels and things to do are found along the new strip, but many of the hostels are located on the old strip. If you are wanting to move from your hostel down to the new strip for a party, buses do run frequently during the day but check what times they run during the evenings. The area of the old strip is often referred to as Fremont Street.

Outside of Las Vegas, there is so much that you can explore depending on your interests. You can take day trips to the Grand Canyon or even explore it by air from a helicopter. The Hoover Dam is also an interesting day trip that you can take to learn about how water was controlled and distributed through the area through this cutting edge engineering marvel

Between Las Vegas and the northern parts of Nevada you will find a great deal of desert area where the government tested the first ever atomic bomb. They have an atomic bomb museum that you can visit to learn about nuclear developments and testing in the area.

Reno is the large city in the north that is also dedicated pretty much to gambling. There isn't too much else to do here other than visit casinos and the odd museum.

Carson City is the capital city of Nevada and has a lot more other things going for it than gambling. It's surrounded by some pretty spectacular state parks and is situated on Lake Tahoe. While the two cities are quite close to each other, Carson City is the one that would be a more enticing stopover for a backpacker. Your hostel here should be able to give you the ins and outs on the area to make the most out of your trip. To explore this region of Nevada, it is recommended to have a car to get around as public transport is not as great as it is in the south heading through Las Vegas.

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Handwritten by local expert for Nevada hostels Globetrotter

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

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 Nevada?

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 Nevada 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 Nevada 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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