10 best hostels in the Americas

Hostels save you money

Posted on July 5, 2016

International travel has never been more accessible. But if you’re a backpacker or a tourist on a budget, keeping those costs down once you arrive at your destination is key. One of the best ways to save some extra bucks is to stay at a hostel, and this can be particularly pertinent in the Americas.

No tourist wants to spend all their money on what is essentially a bed and a shower. You’d much rather save money for the main adventures. So where are the best hostels in the Americas? Here are our top 10.

M Montreal (Montreal, Canada)

Great location is the first selling point of the M Montreal hostel as it’s situated between Old Montreal and the Latin Quarter. But bookers who choose this destination for the location will be pleasantly surprised by the décor and friendly service. A winner all round for anyone visiting Quebec’s biggest city.

Chicago Getaway Hostel (Chicago, USA)

It was named as one of the best extra large hostels in the Hostel World awards, and it isn’t hard to see why. The Chicago Getaway hostel is the perfect base for building your adventures in one of America’s most vibrant cities. And it’s ridiculously good value for money too.

Suites DF Hostel (Mexico City, Mexico)

Sitting near to the downtime district, the cosy hostel is a wonderful place to relax between your Mexican adventures. Perhaps the biggest seller is that each room boasts its own bathroom and toilet. Anyone that’s ever suffered the agonizing morning waits will confirm how much of a blessing this factor can be.

HI-Niagara Falls (Elgin, Canada)

Few North American attractions are quite as popular as the Niagara Falls. In truth, though, you probably need just one or two nights in this vicinity before continuing adventure elsewhere. The HI-Niagara Falls hostel offers everything you could need. It’s safe, comfortable, and cheap. Perfect.

D’jenaba (St Michael. Barbados)

If you’re visiting Barbados, you’re unlikely to stay inside much anyway. However, the quirky D’jenaba hostel is a fine place to rest and recuperate. You can even grab one of the hammocks in the garden to sit back and relax in paradise.

Rolando’s Backpacker (Havana, Cuba)

Havana is one of North America’s gems, but your time there can be a little confusing. The supportive staff at Rolando’s will help you overcome the various logistical issues. The décor is basic, but rooms are kept clean too. You couldn’t ask for much more.

Wild, Wild West Dallas Irving Backpackers (Texas, USA)

When visiting America’s second biggest State, geographic location is key. Positioned perfectly near to the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, you cannot go wrong with the Wild, Wild West hostel in Irving. The free continental breakfast will go down a treat too.

Hostelling International (Boston, USA)

Boston is one of North America’s most popular destinations for good reason. And if you’re looking for a comfortable stay, then this hostel is perfect. Rooms are spacious, and beds are comfortable. Get a great night’s sleep, and then hit the city. Simple.

Vancouver Sun Hostel (Vancouver, Canada)

Annoyingly, the hostel is a little out of the city center. But visitors soon forgive this once they sample the facilities. As far as cost-effective comfort is concerned, you won’t find anything better in this location. They even offer free airport transfers. Not bad, eh?

Roatan Backpackers (West Bay, Honduras)

West Bay in Honduras is one of the continent’s most underrated destinations. It’s simply beautiful, and the stunning Roatan is the perfect place to stay. In addition to comfortable rooms and helpful staff, you get to enjoy outside décor that would rival the city’s best hotels.