Hostels in VenezuelaHostels in Venezuela

You are looking for hostels in Venezuela? 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 Venezuela 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 Venezuela.

All Cities in Venezuela

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

Venezuela is a diverse and wild country, home to some extremely unique nature reserves and wildlife, which will surely leave nature-lovers in awe. There is the towering Salto Angèl (Angel Falls); spectacular Mount Roraima (table top mountain); and the curious natural phenomena of Lago de Maracaibo, where at certain times of the year lighting flashes up to two hundred times per minute with no accompanying thunder! Top all this off with some spectacular Caribbean beaches, pretty Colonial towns, and some of the best chocolate in the world and you have Venezuela.

When traveling around Venezuela, you have a number of economical options. Venezuela's bus system is well connected, and for the most part reliable. Buses run regularly to a variety of major cities and smaller towns. The quality of buses vary dramatically from small, rundown local buses to huge, luxurious buses that will blast you with their freezing-cold air conditioning. In addition to buses, it is also possible to take a small plane to some major tourist locations. Throughout the country, Venezuela hostels and guesthouses -- sometimes called posadas -- can be found at bargain prices. and what's more, they tend to be good-quality and comfortable establishments.

A popular destination for many travelers is Santa Elena -- not so much for the town itself, which is somewhat unimpressive, but because it is conveniently located with connections to other major towns and tourist attractions such as Mount Roraima. There are plenty of Venezuela hostels and posadas in Santa Elena, most of which are basic but well equipped. However due to the town's location, there can be power shortages which can affect tourist accommodation.

Venezuela boasts a number of beautiful Colonial towns. One of the best is Ciudad Bolivar, with its proud history and colourful streets; it's a joy to spend a day or two in this charming town. Ciudad Bolivar only offers a small number of posadas, all of which are centred in the heart of Casco Historico (historic centre) and tend to be located in beautiful Colonial houses.

Beachside destinations all over the country, such as Isla Matgatita and Los Roques, offer an array of Venezuela hostels and posadas sometimes at marked-up prices, but this is easy to avoid by traveling a short distance outside of the tourist hot spots. For more economical options, posadas and hostels in Puerto La Cruz offer much the same thing as other beachside destinations minus the price tag. From Puerto La Cruz, it is an easy and cheap boat ride to a number of small islands with lovely Caribbean beaches.

Although many travelers do not stay long in Venezuela's capital, Caracas, the city does offer a number of entertainment options such as a bustling nightlife and an array of free museums. Staying safe in Caracas is paramount, given the current economic situation, so ensure that you always travel via taxi and do not carry valuables. In terms of accommodation, Caracas is cheap. It is possible to stay in nice Venezuela hotels here for a fraction of the cost you might expect to pay. Caracas also offers many posadas all around the city. However, it is much better to stay on the city's east side, as it tends to be safer with less crime than the western suburbs.

Venezuela is a country that is changing quickly; the political and economic situation seems to be changing almost daily. As a result, Venezuela has a dual-currency system -- there is the official rate which is largely ignored, and the official rate, which is how the country operates. Everything you pay for will be charged at the unofficial rate, so never withdraw your money from ATMs, as you will receive money at the lesser official rate. Instead, bring enough cash with you to exchange on the streets at "Cambios," it is best to have a local with you for this. The US dollar or even Brazilian Real is the best to exchange. Do your research and check the current exchange rates as these are constantly in flux. Despite these complications, Venezuela is an amazing country, and for the more adventurous traveler, it can be extremely rewarding.

expert for Venezuela hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Venezuela hostels Chloe

FAQ on Hostels in Venezuela

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 Venezuela?

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 Venezuela 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 Venezuela 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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