22 Hostels in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Almaty, Kazakhstan. You can choose from 22 Almaty hostels. In total, there are 28 cheap places to stay in Almaty such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $5 for a dorm.

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Almaty 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 Almaty, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Average dorm price


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Cheapest hostel in Almaty


(CD Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Almaty


(Hostel Friendsbook on Baizakova 221 is the best rated)

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Almaty 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.

Best Hostels in Almaty for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Almaty? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Almaty alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Almaty. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Almaty (no more "I wish I knew this before")

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Almaty here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

Other Nearby Cities
Cholpon-Ata Cholpon-Ata (69 Km / 43 mi.)
Ysyk Köl Ysyk Köl (97 Km / 60 mi.)
Bokonbayevo Bokonbayevo (127 Km / 79 mi.)
Karakol Karakol (147 Km / 91 mi.)
Jeti Oguz Jeti Oguz (148 Km / 92 mi.)
Kochkor Kochkor (150 Km / 93 mi.)
Bichkek Bichkek (195 Km / 121 mi.)

FAQ about Almaty Hostels

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

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FAQ about Almaty Hostels

Hostelz.com shows all 22 Hostels in Almaty. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Almaty Backpackers is the best hostel in Almaty for families.

Hostelz.com compares prices for 22 hostels in Almaty, Kazakhstan. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Almaty such as

  • 4 hotels
  • 1 guesthouse
  • 1 apartment

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

Hostel Friendsbook on Baizakova 221 is the best rated hostel for partying in Almaty.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Almaty - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Almaty

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

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 Almaty