Hostels in Nicosia, Cyprus

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Get to know Nicosia (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 Nicosia. To help you make friends with Nicosia before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Nicosia is the capital and the biggest city of Cyprus and is located centrally inland, on the Mesaoria plain, on the banks of the River Pedieos. It is situated on the border between the Turkish-speaking northern and Greek-speaking southern parts of the island and is the world's last divided capital. The city itself is cut in half by a barbed wire fence and a border-crossing office where tourists need to present their documents every time they pass through to the other half of the city -- even if they only want to get to a café across the street. The Green Line is also guarded by soldiers who watch above the city from their tiny watch towers -- a truly shocking reminder of the city's recent history.

As the city lacks beaches, the prime reason why visitors choose to spend their holidays on the Mediterranean island, Nicosia itself is not too touristy, which means that it manages to retain a certain authentic charm. Walking through the Old City, you can get lost in its labyrinthine streets and admire the many mosques, churches, and tiny atmospheric museums that have not changed much through the past centuries. The tiny stalls selling traditional handicrafts are worth browsing through even if you are not a souvenir hunter, and a visit to one of the cute little cafes offering Cypriot coffee is a must if you are in Nicosia.

Amongst all the traditional buildings, Buyuk Han might be one of the most interesting. The construction that used to serve as an inn and resting station for caravans during the Ottoman years nowadays serves as a bazaar and hosts several local galleries as well as some traditional eateries, where, if you are lucky, you can watch local women bake delicious pastry dishes right in front of your eyes.

Although the airport of the city remains closed since the Turkish invasion of the mid-seventies, the fairly good bus connections of the country ensure that you can reach the city -- and your Nicosia hostel -- easily after flying into either Larnaca or Paphos airport.

Written by local enthusiast for Nicosia hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Nicosia hostels JudyM

FAQ about Nicosia Hostels

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

A hostel in Nicosia costs on average $32 for a dorm. A hostel in Nicosia with private rooms costs on average $50. shows all 5 Hostels in Nicosia. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 5 hostels in Nicosia, Cyprus. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Nicosia such as
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NEX Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Nicosia.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Nicosia

Your Packing List for Nicosia

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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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Nicosia 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 Nicosia, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
5 Total number of hostels
$32 Average dorm price
$50 Average private room price
$20 Cheapest hostel in Nicosia
NEX Hostel is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Nicosia
NEX Hostel is the best rated
4.3 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Kyrenia (18 Km / 11 mi.)
Ayia Marina (31 Km / 19 mi.)
Larnaca (37 Km / 23 mi.)
Trikomo (49 Km / 31 mi.)
Famagusta (53 Km / 33 mi.)
Pedoulas (54 Km / 33 mi.)
Paralimni (58 Km / 36 mi.)

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