Hostels in Mossel Bay, South Africa

7 hostels available. Prices start from $11 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Mossel Bay

Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Check in from 14:00 to 22:00. Check out from 06:00 to 10:00. Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards, EFT or virtual payment. Taxes included. Breakfast not included. … More

Santos Express Train Lodge

Santos Beach
Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…A great place to stay for a couple of nights. Beds are comfy, staff are friendly and it is RIGHT on the beach. I'm surprised this is listed as a B&B — I'd call it a backpackers any day. Go there … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Summary This is an excellent choice that is aimed specifically at international backpackers. As it is in the heart of the bar and restaurant area of Mossel Bay, it always has a buzz and a good … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
Alhof Drive More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Groups (10+ people) Older travelers (+50)
"…The private rooms are all en suite, but the dorms share spotless ablutions. One of the shared bathrooms has a toilet and shower and the other a toilet and bathtub. The private rooms are a bargain … More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…There is a TV and a large DVD library plus a pool table and small bar. The guests’ kitchen is huge and has all the essentials. This is also where the free breakfast is. You can help yourself and … More
#1 Top Rated
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Common Spaces Walking through the main house to the rooms, guests will pass through the sitting room, which has a dining table, couches, and a TV in the corner. There are limited channels on … More

Hotels in Mossel Bay

"…Our unbeatable prices make it the ideal facility for the budget traveller. Situated in the heart of mossel bay the hotel has beautiful panoramic views of the bay and the Outeniqua mountains and … More

Hostels in Mossel Bay, South Africa

7 hostels available. Prices start from $23 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Mossel Bay (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 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 Mossel Bay.

Guess what? Mossel Bay is also named and spelled Mosselbaai - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Mossel Bay is a coastal town along the Southern Cape of South Africa. Its economy relies mostly on farming, fishing, and tourism. Travelers like to arrive during the area’s summer season, especially between mid-December and mid-January. Thanks to the dry, warm weather, tourists enjoy the beautiful beaches and hiking trails along the Indian Ocean coast.

Situated right between the popular destinations of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, the city of Mossel Bay serves as a rest stop right along the N2 national highway. It is also located along the national railway network for easy access to and from the rest of the country.

Once you arrive in the town, you will have a handful of hostels to choose from. All Mossel Bay hostels tend to earn very high ratings from guests due to good location, cleanliness, friendly staff, spacious common kitchen, braai area, and included breakfast. You may also have the option to stay in a private room rather than a dormitory. The detailed decorations lend a welcoming, comfortable aura to the hostels. Finally, each hostel offers a special touch, which might be anything from a pool to a pool table.

While visiting, you might wish to learn more about this very spot where Europeans first made contact with the indigenous people of the region. Stop by the Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex to see a replica of the ship which brought the first Europeans to Mossel Bay’s shores and learn about its culture and history.

Most tourists also will wish to spend plenty of time in the sun. Santos Beach provides a safe option for enjoying the warm, clear waters and golden, soft sands decorated with huts as well as little eateries.

For a less sedentary experience, visitors can put on their walking shoes, pack some H2O, and hike along the St. Blaize Trail along the coastline. Be sure to bring a camera to capture the dolphins, flowers, caves, and lighthouse along the breathtaking path. At the end of your hike, you will be ready to head back to your hostel right there in Mossel Bay and rest up for the next fun-filled day.

Written by local enthusiast for Mossel Bay hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Mossel Bay hostels Jakob Lombardi

Mossel Bay 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 Mossel Bay, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 7
Average dorm price $16
Average private room price $30
Cheapest hostel in Mossel Bay Villa Nova Backpackers with $22
Party hostels in Mossel Bay Park House Lodge (3 in total)
Most Mossel Bay hostels are located in Santos Beach
Average rating of all hostels 7.7

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