Hostels in Vermont Hostels in Vermont

You are looking for hostels in Vermont? 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 Vermont 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 Vermont.

All Cities in Vermont

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

Home to Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, the Von Trapp family lodge, and Bernie Sanders, Vermont is more than just a state with less than a million hipster progressives. It is deservedly on the map of both American and international tourists, especially those who are seasonally inclined. Whether you want to hike the Green Mountains in the peak of spring, ride jet skis along Lake Champlain in the heat of summer, head out on a fall foliage tour, or hit the slopes of Killington and Smuggler’s Notch in the frigid winter, Vermont is calling your name.

The southern half of the state is a wonderland for all nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts. The Green Mountain and Finger Lakes Park has miles of trails and roaming rivers, just north of historic center Bennington and south of small city Rutland, ski town Killington, and New Hampshire border town White River Junction. Though hostels aren’t aplenty here, one or two can be found in each of the aforementioned towns, many of them in restored New England mansions with expansive yards and organic restaurants.

Fittingly, in the middle of Vermont is Middlebury, known for its highly competitive liberal arts college of the same name. The town is truly a college town, bustling with nerds of all kinds, from Quidditch players to vegan biology students. In the summer, Middlebury opens its immersive language camps and the town fills with students who must attempt to shop or visit restaurants without speaking a word of English. If you can find a hostel here, the town and university campus are not to be missed.

North of Middlebury and along the Winooski River are Montpelier, most famous for being the only state capital in the U.S. without a McDonald’s, and Burlington, Vermont’s largest city. Burlington is by far the biggest tourist destination in the state, and also the most hostel-friendly. It sits right on the shores of Lake Champlain and is another college town, the University of Vermont being much larger and more diverse than Middlebury. In the heart of downtown Burlington is Church Street, a pedestrian road filled with the best shops, restaurants (with outdoor seating in the summer), and dogs found anywhere in the state. The bottom of Church Street leads into a large Farmer’s Market park beside the Flynn Theater, where musical acts like Grace Potter and Phish were first discovered. Vermont offers endless activities for travelers, even those who can’t get farther out than Burlington, and even though hostels may seem limited, the search will be well worth your while.

expert for Vermont hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Vermont hostels yyyamihere

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

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 Vermont?

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 Vermont 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 Vermont 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.

Unlock your Hostel Account to Freedom!

Unlock your Hostel Account to Freedom!

Sign up with and get access to exclusive hostel content and much more.

Do you already have an account? Login
Home Your Wishlists