As a solo budget traveler, I almost always stay in budget accommodations, which generally means hostels, Couchsurfing, and crashing with friends. One of my favorite types of places to stay while I travel are hostels.

Hostels are cheaper than other options, an excellent way to meet other travelers, and also a place to get local advice from staff that tends to be a similar age and lifestyle as you. The downfall with hostels is sometimes you never know what you’ve booked until you get there. Some hostels are absolutely fantastic with free organized activities, a free hearty breakfast, and clean facilities. Other times you may end up in a rat hole.

This page is aimed at providing you helpful information and honest reviews of the hostels I have personally stayed at around the world.

Still scared to stay in a hostel? Check out my article on how to survive hostels with these 10 simple tips.

Places I’ve Stayed Around the World


 Hostel Reviews

Central America Hostels

El Hostal – Antigua, Guatemala

Los Amigos Hostel – Flores, Guatemala

Mexico City Hostel – Mexico City, Mexico

Suites DF Hostel – Mexico City, Mexico

Tikal Inn – Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Europe Hostel

Also’s House – Kalabaka, Greece

Athens Backpackers Hostel – Athens, Greece

Home Plus Hostel – Budapest, Hungary

Hostel Ruthensteiner – Vienna, Austria

Hostel Santini – Prague, Czech Republic

Vintage Place – Ponta Delgada, Portugal (Azores)

[img] Hostel reviews Oceania

Alice Springs YHA – Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Bounce Hostel – Sydney, Australia

United States Hostel

HI NYC Hostel – New York City, NY

NotSo Hostel – Charleston, South Carolina

DC Lofty Hostel – Washington, DC

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