Hostels in West Virginia Hostels in West Virginia

You are looking for hostels in West Virginia? 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia.

All Cities in West Virginia

We list every single hostel in West Virginia and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia. 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 West Virginia

West Virginia, USA, part of the eastern United States, is not well-known outside the region as being a destination for traveling. However, many people visit this state for its natural beauty. And since there are a couple West Virginia, USA hostels to be found through the state, it can make for an affordable adventure!

For the best weather, you should visit West Virginia in late spring, summer, or early fall. Unless you are used to icy roads and lots of snowfall, West Virginia can be nearly impossible to travel in the winter. You can enjoy some winter activities in the easternmost part of the state where the Appalachian Mountains are (check out Canaan Valley in particular if you're interested in this), but overall there is much more to see and do in warmer weather. West Virginia is enjoyed by many outdoors people, so you can get in on the common sports like hunting, fishing, climbing, and cycling.

If you're into hiking, especially long-distance hiking, West Virginia hosts a small portion of the Appalachian Trail. This is a south-to-north, cross-country trail through fourteen states of Appalachia, and West Virginia is in the middle of it all. However, the more-than-two-thousand-mile trail only has four of those miles in West Virginia, plus another twenty miles that are on the border between here and Virginia. If you don't want to take on the entire trail, shorter portion hikes within West Virginia are an ideal alternative. There are plenty of other West Virginia trail systems as well.

Rock climbers also find adventure in West Virginia. Seneca Rocks is a big destination for climbing. The New River Gorge attracts climbers, but is also great for those wanting to raft the river. Bluestone National Scenic River is a good place to raft with a view.

Besides outdoor activities, West Virginia has a rich history going through several periods of time, including back when it was still part of the state of Virginia. There are lots of historic sites to see and tour if you would like to learn more about West Virginia's history and culture.

Since most of West Virginia's tourism is for the mountains in the eastern half of the state, this is the area where you will find West Virginia, USA hostels. You'll find that most everyone else at your West Virginia, USA hostel will also enjoy outdoor adventure.

expert for West Virginia hostels

Handwritten by local expert for West Virginia hostels Jessica Lippe

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

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 West Virginia?

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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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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