Hostels in UzbekistanHostels in Uzbekistan

You are looking for hostels in Uzbekistan? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Uzbekistan hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Uzbekistan.

All Cities in Uzbekistan

We list every single hostel in Uzbekistan and the world. In total, we have 7 cities in Uzbekistan 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 Uzbekistan 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 Uzbekistan. 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 Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is the country for you if you've been dreaming of traveling on the Old Silk Road and visiting beautiful ancient cities. Uzbekistan is a treasure for travelers who love to explore places with a great historical background and many cultural sites.

Once conquered by Alexander the Great, the Arabs, and more recently the Soviets, Uzbekistan has a rich history. Uzbekistan used to be a wealthy country, but these days it is one of the poorest in Asia. This, of course, is no good for the locals, but for this reason Uzbekistan is great value for travelers.

Uzbekistan hostels can be found throughout the country. In each of the important cities on the Silk Road you can find Uzbekistan hostels. Most hostels in Uzbekistan are located in the eastern half of the country; this is also where most of the interesting cities are, but not all.

Cities that you cannot miss on your Uzbekistan trip include Bukhara and Samarkand. Bukhara was once the capital on the Silk Road and is more than two thousand five hundred years old. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers a fascinating mix of (Medieval) Islamic architecture and Central Asian architecture. Samarkand is another city you cannot skip when you are in Uzbekistan and is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Samarkand is home to the most famous attraction on the Silk Road. If you’ve ever seen a picture from Uzbekistan, it probably was from the magnificent Registan. Most likely you will cross the capital Tashkent, too, which is also worth a visit. Tashkent is more modern than the other cities and is by far Uzbekistan’s largest city and is much more a metropolis than all other cities. In each of these cities there is a large amount of Uzbekistan hostels, most of them offering good quality with Western facilities.

Other cities on the Silk Road that are worth visiting include Nukus and Khiva. There are Uzbekistan hostels in both cities too, but there are not as many Uzbekistan hostels here as in the cities mentioned above. Nukus is not only a pleasant city to spend some time, but it is also the access point to the Aral Sea, which is drying up quickly and has a size similar to Germany. While the places in the eastern half of the country can be easily accessed from each other with a several hours' minibus or train ride, Nukus and Khiva are much further afield. It will take a full day of traveling to reach Khiva and Nukus from Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent, or other cities in that region. If you choose to travel to Nukus and Khiva overland, you will get to see endless Uzbek desert. Taking a plane into that region is also possible. If you happen to arrive in Uzbekistan from Turkmenistan, then these cities are a great place to start your trip in Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan is not only a desert country with a few magnificent historical cities on the Silk Road; in the far east of the country, you will find the Ferghana Valley, a mountainous region that is great for hiking and in winter even skiing. The culture in this region is different than in the rest of Uzbekistan, as there is a lot of Tajik and Kyrgyz living there. Andijan is the biggest city in the valley and the place to search for an Uzbekistan hostel if you'd like to stay some days in the valley.

expert for Uzbekistan hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Uzbekistan hostels Martin Straatman

FAQ on Hostels in Uzbekistan

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 Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. 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 Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Uzbekistan?

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 Uzbekistan here on Hostelz.com. 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.

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Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Uzbekistan 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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