Hostel in Khiva, Uzbekistan

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

Welcome to Khiva, the quiet overachiever of Uzbekistan’s Silk Road gems. A quick hop, skip and a jump from Uzbekistan’s larger tourist cities -- Samarkand and Bukhara -- Khiva certainly does not disappoint. Easily accessible from the transport hub of Urgench, it would be a real mistake to skip Khiva’s magic. Days can easily turn into a week exploring the labyrinthine alleyways of Khiva’s historic heart. Khiva’s hostels are growing, emerging out of a long tradition of historic B&Bs. Regardless of your choice in accommodation, your Khiva hostel experience will undoubtedly be one of hospitality and homeliness.

Khiva’s primary cultural wealth is situated within the old city, or the Ichon-Qala. Your Khiva hostel will most likely be located within the old city walls, or right outside them. Either way, you will spend most of your days simply walking between the north to south, east to west gates, via the various main arteries of the old town. As Khiva’s sights are spread out throughout the Ichon-Qala, your Khiva hostel will likely provide you the requisite information on walking routes, rooftop cafes (with the best views) or hidden medrassas. History lovers will delight in the historical relics and sheer grandeur of the Kuhna Ark, close walking distance to most inner city Khiva hostels.

Similarly, all appreciators of art will take pleasure in the azure mosaic marvels of Khiva’s countless madrases, the omnipresent graceful Islamic calligraphy, and the spectacular Kalta Minor Minaret. For most, this minaret will serve as the point of orientation after leaving your Khiva hostel for the day. No matter which Khiva hostel you choose, the sunset viewpoint from atop the Kalta Minor Minaret should not be missed! Another key highlight of Khiva will be an exploration of the city’s back streets. Under the hot Central Asian sun, Khiva’s mysteries will slowly begin to unravel. Make sure to ask your Khiva hostels for some tips, but without doubt the joy of finding a rundown medrassa, resplendent with the glories of yesteryear, cannot be explained until experienced.

Most Khiva hostels will offer some form of breakfast option, enabling you to experience the legendary Uzbek hospitality. Dorms in Khiva are normally available on short notice, but beware that Khiva hostels can get very full during the summer months! The Khan is long gone, the slave trade is all but a historic relic. So what’s left? Only some of the most glorious historical monuments, minaret, and mosaic works in the world; the mystery and grace of Khiva awaits!

Written by local enthusiast for Khiva hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Khiva hostels @dhersz

FAQ about Khiva Hostels

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

A hostel in Khiva costs on average $8 for a dorm. A hostel in Khiva with private rooms costs on average $34.
There is exactly 1 Hostel in Khiva, Uzbekistan. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 1 hostel in Khiva, Uzbekistan.

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Khiva.

Khiva Alibek B&B is the best rated hostel for partying in Khiva.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Khiva

Your Packing List for Khiva

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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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Khiva 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 Khiva, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$8 Average dorm price
$34 Average private room price
$8 Cheapest hostel in Khiva
Khiva Alibek B&B is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Khiva
Khiva Alibek B&B is the best rated
8.9 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Urganch (29 Km / 18 mi.)
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