5 Hostels in Salt Lake City, USA

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Salt Lake City, USA. You can choose from 5 Salt Lake City hostels. In total, there are 5 cheap places to stay in Salt Lake City such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $28 for a dorm.

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Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Salt Lake City


(The Avenues Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Salt Lake City

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Hostels in Salt Lake City 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.

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

One of the first things that you will notice about Salt Lake City upon arrival is the amazing mountains that form the back drop to this beautiful city. They are literally at the doorstep of the city.

Within Salt Lake City there is much to see and do. With a high Mormon population, there are many spectacular Mormon temples and churches to visit as well as museums. You will find most of these attractions located within and around the popular Temple Square, the most popular tourist attraction in Salt Lake City, home to the Tabernacle, Salt Lake Temple, and the Family History Library. There are many visitors centers within this complex, so if you would like more information about what is going on in the area head to one of those and the friendly staff there should be able to help you out. Even if you are just out walking around, the architecture and buildings are beautiful to explore.

Another of the most spectacular things that you can experience in Salt Lake City is the Mormon Tabernacle Choir or one of the many symphonies or theater shows that they have in town. Some of the music and theater productions that come out of here are absolutely stunning and well worth a night out to experience. During the winter months, Salt Lake City is a gateway to numerous ski resorts around the area. Home to the Winter Olympics in 2002, the skiing and snowboarding here is world class.

Hostels in Salt Lake City are scattered throughout the downtown region. Most of the downtown attractions are within walking distance as are most of the amenities that you will need during your stay here.

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FAQ about Salt Lake City Hostels

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

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FAQ about Salt Lake City Hostels

A hostel in Salt Lake City costs on average $28 for a dorm. A hostel in Salt Lake City with private rooms costs on average $92.

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

Being surrounded by mountains on all sides can make one feel closed in.


The bars close at 2 a.m. and the beer sucks.


Salt Lake City is an awesome place. Most of the residents are not Mormons -- there are a lot of non-Mormons here. I meet people every month who originally planned on being here for only a few days and end up extending their stay for several weeks. Salt Lake City is a very friendly town to Mormons and non-Mormons. I'll give you an example. The other day I met two young travelers from England -- they were dressed like punks. They asked me if I knew a nice place for them to visit. I recommended the Temple Square where the old Mormon temple is located. Later that day, the same young travelers extend their stay three more days! I bet if they did not feel welcome, they would have left right away. I am not originally from Utah -- I was born in Africa and grew up in Europe. I have been all around the world and I can honestly say that Salt Lake City is my favorite place to live. I like it here because of the friendly people that live here (Mormon and non-Mormon). I like the city layout and all the beautiful mountains surrounding downtown Salt Lake.

Arthur (Camelot Hostel Owner)

The city is worth several days of exploration, with skiing in the winter, tons of history, and top quality entertainment. Affordable, interresting, and friendly for a U.S. city.


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Your Packing List for Salt Lake City

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Salt Lake City 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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