All Hostels in Cotonou

Welcome to your detailed guide for Cotonou 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 Cotonou, Benin. Compare prices for Cotonou 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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Get to know Cotonou (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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

Other Nearby Cities
Abomey Calavi Abomey Calavi (2 Km / 1 mi.)
Adjohoun Adjohoun (50 Km / 31 mi.)
Grand Popo Grand Popo (73 Km / 45 mi.)
Lagos Lagos (108 Km / 67 mi.)
Lomé Lomé (136 Km / 84 mi.)
Abeokuta Abeokuta (135 Km / 84 mi.)
Kpalime Kpalime (206 Km / 128 mi.)

Travel Tips for Cotonou - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Cotonou

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

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 Cotonou