Hostel in Charleston, USA

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

Charleston is a historic town on the coast of South Carolina, with the ideal combination of small-town hospitality and big city culture. It has survived the Civil War, as well as countless earthquakes and hurricanes, and still has buildings dating back to America's founding. Most of the city is walkable from your Charleston hostel, especially down King Street, the main thoroughfare. That is where you will find the best shopping, restaurants, and people watching. There are many beaches nearby, most accessible by the CARTA bus or a short drive. Folly Beach has more of a hippie surfer vibe, while the Isle of Palms is known for big beach houses and nice restaurants. Sullivan's Island is somewhere in between, with laid-back bars.

While Charleston hostels may not be plentiful, but they have their own charm. Most hostels in Charleston are in historic homes, which add to their appeal, and are located not far from the historic district, in up-and-coming neighborhoods like Cannonborough and Elliotborough. Dorm beds are the standard, but private rooms are also available. Some Charleston hostels even include free breakfast, wireless internet, and bicycle rentals. They are also a short walk from the city's nightlife, from Upper King down to the Market.

There is one major airport in Charleston, located in North Charleston, and can be reached by car or bus. It takes about twenty minutes to get into the city, depending on traffic. Once you are in the city, you can walk most places, or take a rickshaw or taxi for a reasonable price to access your Charleston hostel.

Be sure to book your Charleston hostel far in advance before big events like the Spoleto Festival, Southeastern Wildlife Expo, Charleston Food and Wine Festival, the Cooper River Bridge Run, Charleston Fashion Week, and the college graduations in May.

Written by local enthusiast for Charleston hostels

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FAQ about Charleston Hostels

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

A hostel in Charleston costs on average $41 for a dorm. A hostel in Charleston with private rooms costs on average $98.
There is exactly 1 Hostel in Charleston, USA. compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site. compares prices for 1 hostel in Charleston, USA.

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Your Packing List for Charleston

Your Packing List for Charleston

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Charleston 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.

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Charleston 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 Charleston, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$41 Average dorm price
$98 Average private room price
$42 Cheapest hostel in Charleston
Charleston's NotSo Hostel is the cheapest
8.6 Average rating of all hostels

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