Hostels in Texas Hostels in Texas

You are looking for hostels in Texas? 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 Texas 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 Texas.

All Cities in Texas

We list every single hostel in Texas and the world. In total, we have 5 cities in Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas. 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 Texas

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, USA, and this state definitely brings big value and big adventures for tourists. Situated in the south of the USA, Texas is the second-biggest state in the country in terms of both size and population. What also isn’t lacking in Texas, USA, is the number of attractions, natural wonders, lively cities, and things to do in the always-intriguing Lone Star State.

Texans are obsessed with American football, so be to sure to attend a game. Whether it’s a high school, college, or professional game scarcely matters -- the stadiums will be packed regardless and you’ll encounter a fun sports scene like no other.

Nature is king in Texas, with a multitude of natural attractions all worthy contenders of your time. On the agenda should be any number of these -- the historic Big Bend Country, which harks back to the Old West; the Texan vineyards; the sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast; the rolling plains; Piney Woods; and Hill Country, as well as the prairies, lakes, and ranches.

Despite having Southern hospitality in common, the cities of Texas, USA, are quite diverse. Austin is one of the more alternative cities and claims to be the live music capital of the world. Visit here for ever-present live musicians at almost every bar and world-famous festivals such as South By Southwest (SXSW) and Austin City Limits. If you’re hoping to see a stereotypical "cowboy" (with boots, hat, and plaid shirt), Dallas is probably the most likely place to spot one -- and it has many other attractions as well.

Texas is rich in history, with six different nations having control of the region at various points in history. There’s plenty of places with historic significance to keep you fascinated if you like tales from the past. For example, The Alamo (site of the infamous Battle Of The Alamo) is worth a visit. Another good place to visit is Houston, which boasts many tourists attractions such as the Space Center Houston and the Livestock Show and Rodeo. Oh, and don’t forget to indulge in classic Texan cuisine, tasty BBQ.

This friendly state favours backpackers with Texas, USA hostels available to book in most of the major cities. Hostels in Texas, USA, are also dotted around the state in some smaller areas, all at fair prices. Some of the best places to look for Texas, USA hostels are in Houston, Austin, or Dallas. Many cities only have a limited number of Texas, USA hostels at any given time, so be sure to research what’s available before rocking up to town.

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Handwritten by local expert for Texas hostels Erin

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

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 Texas?

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 Texas 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 Texas 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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