Best Hostels in Africa

Welcome to the best hostels in Africa. We are keen sharing on the top-rated hostel-accommodations on the African continent.

Our team at Hostelgeeks collects the coolest hostels around the continent. We introduce you to the best African hostels in a genuine way.

We only list 1 hostel per destination.

So you can lean back and spend your time exploring the world rather than researching hostels.

Hostelgeeks is an independent travel brand collecting unique hostels in the world. This means, we do not belong to any booking or media agency.

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The best hostels in Africa

1 hostel per destination

We only pick the #1 hostel for all destinations.

We unbox the hostels and check all their pros and cons. For each destination, there can be only 1 hostel be chosen to be a 5 Star-Awarded Hostel.

This is your shortcut to your hostel-picks, saving you lots of time in your accommodation research.

And for sure, it gives you the security of a top-hostel choice without any bad surprises.

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That simply means there is currently no 5 Star Hostel.

However, we have a huge internal list with fantastic hostels all over the place. Please drop us a line and we will send you over a handpicked hostel recommendation.

Other 5 Star Hostels

Besides the best hostels in Africa, we also put together the best hostels in the world. We stayed in a former winery in Santorini, in a former jail-now 5 Star Hostel, and many more. And we share all of those unique budget accommodations with you.

You can find all top-notch hostels around the world with us: Show me all 5 Star Hostels.

Collection of the best hostels in Africa

Hostel Packing List

It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.

The most important things to pack are:

  1. earplugs
  2. eye mask
  3. key chain flashlight
  4. the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
  5. packing cubes
  6. generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
  7. quick-dry travel towel
  8. universal power adapter
  9. travel-sized toiletries

Read the full packing list here.

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