Hostels in Tampa, USA

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

Tampa (often referred to as Tampa Bay) is a city in the state of Florida, USA. It has a population of over 340,000 people and is very well known for its sports teams (maybe the most famous being the NHL team, Tampa Bay Lightning, but the city does have teams in NFL the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Major League Baseball and the North American Soccer League).

Tampa has its own airport and is also served by a variety of bus and train companies. There are also ships that run between Tampa (the terminal being downtown, on Ybor channel) and Mexico and the Caribbean. Getting around the city from your Tampa hostel is easily done using the public transportation. In addition to buses and streetcars, there is a trolley that runs in the central city area. This being said, owning or renting a car while traveling in the US is a major advantage and you should seriously consider it, especially if you're not traveling alone. Renting a car is a viable and cost-effective option, not to mention the choice with most freedom.

There is a good selection of Tampa hostels, and the quality is generally very good. You should expect to pay about 20$ US and upwards for a dorm bed, and a bit more for doubles / twins.

One thing to definitely see while you're staying in a Tampa hostel is the Ybor City district. This historical part of the city a bit northeast of downtown area, is the bustling nightlife center of the city and if you're going out on the town, this is the place to go. There is a great selection of clubs, and bars in Ybor. During the daytime, the district is great for walking, shopping (you can find some great deals), and seeing the architecture and historical buildings.

Written by local enthusiast for Tampa hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Tampa hostels Miika

FAQ about Tampa Hostels

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

A hostel in Tampa costs on average $33 for a dorm. A hostel in Tampa with private rooms costs on average $93. shows all 2 Hostels in Tampa. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 2 hostels in Tampa, USA.

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Your Packing List for Tampa

Your Packing List for Tampa

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Tampa 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:

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.

Get your full Packing List here

Tampa 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 Tampa, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$33 Average dorm price
$93 Average private room price
$33 Cheapest hostel in Tampa
4 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Tampa - 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 Tampa. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Tampa. 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!

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