All Hostels in Dakar

Welcome to your detailed guide for Dakar hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Dakar, Sénégal. Compare prices for Dakar hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.

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

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Cheapest hostel in Dakar


(Ngor International Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Dakar


(Ker Jahkarlo is the best rated)

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Hostels in Dakar 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 Dakar for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Dakar? 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 Dakar alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Dakar. 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 Dakar (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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

Other Nearby Cities
Toubab Dialao Toubab Dialao (33 Km / 21 mi.)
M'Bour M'Bour (60 Km / 37 mi.)
Kotu Kotu (159 Km / 99 mi.)
Bakau Bakau (158 Km / 98 mi.)
Brufut Brufut (164 Km / 102 mi.)
Louga Louga (166 Km / 103 mi.)
Saint-Louis Saint-Louis (179 Km / 111 mi.)

FAQ about Dakar Hostels

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

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FAQ about Dakar Hostels

A hostel in Dakar costs on average $13 for a dorm. A hostel in Dakar with private rooms costs on average $38. shows all 7 Hostels in Dakar. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 7 hostels in Dakar, Sénégal.

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

    Dakar is pretty cool -- I think we all enjoyed it when we were there.


    Dakar comments only. Don't discuss the hostels here, post a review on the hostel's page instead.

    Pack smart, not hard

    Your Packing List for Dakar

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

    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.

    Get your full Packing List here

    Your Packing List for Dakar