All Hostels in Boulder

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

Boulder is located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains just outside of the Denver metropolitan area. Boulder has a reputation for being very liberal, a result of its popularity with the sixties counterculture movement and its thriving student population who attend the large University of Colorado. The city’s natural attractions include mountains, hiking trails, canyons, and waterfalls.

Hostels in Boulder are usually located on or near University Hill, the site of the local college scene and right next to the University of Colorado. Most of what you’ll find in the area consists of bars, frat houses, and pizza parlors. Bicycle culture is popular in Boulder and the city’s bike paths can take you almost anywhere. Pearl Street, to the north of the Hill, is the city’s main shopping and nightlife district.

Boulder’s natural landmarks include the Flatirons, Eldorado Canyon, Flagstaff Mountain, and Boulder Falls. The Flatirons are distinctive rock formations and are Boulder’s main identifying landmark. Eldorado Canyon is famous for rock climbing and Flagstaff Mountain is an easy hike. Boulder Falls is a forty-foot waterfall on the Boulder River. Chautauqua Park has the most popular hiking trails in the city and is conveniently located in southwest Boulder.

Boulder also hosts several unusual annual events that attest to its liberal history. Boulder Kinetics is a kinetic sculpture race established more than thirty years ago and the Polar Bear Plunge is a winter event where participants jump into the freezing Boulder Reservoir. Another tradition that was eventually squelched was the Naked Pumpkin Run where runners raced around the streets of Boulder wearing nothing but shoes and hollow pumpkins on their heads.

Other Nearby Cities
Denver Denver (39 Km / 24 mi.)
Winter Park Winter Park (44 Km / 27 mi.)
Grand Lake Grand Lake (54 Km / 33 mi.)
Fort Collins Fort Collins (65 Km / 41 mi.)
Silverthorne Silverthorne (81 Km / 50 mi.)
Breckenridge Breckenridge (88 Km / 55 mi.)
Minturn Minturn (110 Km / 68 mi.)

FAQ about Boulder Hostels

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

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FAQ about Boulder Hostels

A hostel in Boulder costs on average $70 for a dorm. A hostel in Boulder with private rooms costs on average $298.

Hostelz.com shows all 2 Hostels in Boulder. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Boulder Adventure Lodge is the best rated hostel in Boulder for female solo travellers.

Hostelz.com compares prices for 2 hostels in Boulder, USA.This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Boulder.

Boulder Adventure Lodge is the best rated hostel for partying in Boulder.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Boulder - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Boulder. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Boulder. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

Boulder is a beautiful place with friendly people, but be warned, it's easily as preppy as the Orange County, so if that isn't your scene you may not want to spend much time here.

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Your Packing List for Boulder

Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Boulder and USA.

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 Boulder