Hostels in Baku, Azerbaijan

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Get to know Baku (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Baku. To help you make friends with Baku before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Baku is a very old city and has been part of many empires, so there are many things to do and see in the city. You can go to the Muchtarov Palace (built in the early twentieth century for a local millionaire bearing the same name), the Palace of Shirvan Shahs (built in the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries), the Baku TV Tower (on the twenty-seventh floor, some one hundred and seventy-five meters above the ground floor, you can have a lunch in a restaurant overlooking the city but eating there is not cheap), the Azerbaijan State Museum of Musical Culture, the Azerbaijan State Museum of Art, and the Museum of History of Azerbaijan.

There are also many religious centers such as the Palace Mosque (from the fifteenth century), the Mohammed Mosque (dating to the eleventh century), the Mosque Bibiheybat (from the thirteenth century, reconstructed in the late twentieth century), the Cathedral of the Holy Myrrh-Bearers (dating from late nineteenth century), and the Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator (from the early twentieth century).

You should be aware that the city is expensive; going out, eating in restaurants, and especially buying clothes or other things can be very expensive. Baku is a very clean, green city with many parks where you can go for a walk or a bicycle ride.

Be aware that finding a hostel in Baku can be a challenge even for people who know how to do that. There are not many hostels in Baku and most of them are not very cheap. Some Baku hostels cannot be described as other than quite expensive. Unfortunately, conditions in most Baku hostels do not match the high prices and you may end up paying a lot of money for a bad hostel. However, backpacking is still not very developed in the country, so you do not have a great choice of Baku hostels, but most of them have a great location in the center of the city.

Written by local enthusiast for Baku hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Baku hostels George Traveller

FAQ about Baku Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Baku. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Baku. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Baku costs on average $7 for a dorm. A hostel in Baku with private rooms costs on average $33. shows all 41 Hostels in Baku. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
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Cheeky Carabao Backpackers Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Baku.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Baku

Your Packing List for Baku

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Baku and Azerbaijan.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Baku Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Baku, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
41 Total number of hostels
$7 Average dorm price
$33 Average private room price
$3 Cheapest hostel in Baku
Yasamal Hostel is the cheapest
15 Party hostels in Baku
Most Baku hostels are located in
Sabayil district, Nasimi district
4.2 Average rating of all hostels

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