6 Hostels in Mossel Bay, South Africa

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Mossel Bay, South Africa. You can choose from 6 Mossel Bay hostels. In total, there are 9 cheap places to stay in Mossel Bay such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.

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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.

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Cheapest hostel in Mossel Bay


(Mile Crunchers Backpackers is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Mossel Bay


(Mile Crunchers Backpackers is the best rated)

Most Mossel Bay hostels are located in

Santos Beach

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Mossel Bay for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Mossel Bay for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Mossel Bay? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Mossel Bay alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Mossel Bay. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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

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

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Bonnievale Bonnievale (30 Km / 19 mi.)
George George (38 Km / 24 mi.)
Wilderness Wilderness (45 Km / 28 mi.)
Myoli Beach Myoli Beach (63 Km / 39 mi.)
Sedgefield Sedgefield (63 Km / 39 mi.)
Oudtshoorn Oudtshoorn (65 Km / 40 mi.)
Still Bay Still Bay (71 Km / 44 mi.)

FAQ about Mossel Bay Hostels

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

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FAQ about Mossel Bay Hostels

A hostel in Mossel Bay costs on average $10 for a dorm. A hostel in Mossel Bay with private rooms costs on average $50.

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Mile Crunchers Backpackers is the best rated hostel for partying in Mossel Bay.
It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

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Your Packing List for Mossel Bay

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Mossel Bay and South Africa.

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:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

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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Your Packing List for Mossel Bay