Antalya is one of the jewels of the Turkish riviera, home to a yacht-filled harbor and a sparkling turquoise coast. This town merges contemporary design with history. Travelers can get lost in its historical center, where labyrinth-like roads lead to Roman statues or sleek cafés.
The hostels in Antalya are atmospheric: their buildings and interiors are note-worthy and design oriented, whether they mirror their city’s modernity or rich past. In them, you will find beautiful gardens, rooftops overlooking a vast expanse of sea and hills, but most importantly: very warm and friendly people!
We invite you to discover our favorite picks of the best hostels in Antalya.
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1. Flaneur Hostel
2. Be Bold Hostel
3. Hostel Vague
Antalya is home to the country’s highest number of national parks (it has four!) so make sure to check them out as they encompass a diverse landscape, from coastal paths to mountains, canyons, and caves.
As you know, the city is best known for its stunning beaches, but it also has a rich historical and cultural past as it belonged to various civilizations throughout history, from Romans and Greeks to Byzantines.
As such, we recommend checking out some of the many historical monuments throughout the city.
Antalya’s most famous sight is the mysterious burning flames of Mount Chimaera. These flames burn 24 hours a day, every day, and their origin is still unknown.
Travelers and locals like to hike the area and stare in awe at this very weird phenomenon.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
How to get around: It’s helpful to note that although most tourists prefer to use taxis to reach nearby signs and attractions, most of these attractions are actually very accessible by buses, so maybe opt for public transportation instead.
If you can’t figure out how it works, ask your Antalya hostel staff for some guidance!
If you end up opting for taxis, it’s best to set the price in advance. Drivers sometimes don’t have counters in their cars and can even refuse to use a counter.
Budget tip: Bargaining is part of the local culture in markets, so always ask for a discount! We also recommend always having change on you, as some sellers can pretend they don’t have the change to give you.
This isn’t out of malice. It’s just the way it is, so equip yourself accordingly!
Culture: If you make local friends, and you’re invited to their homes, always accept the food they give you! Especially if it comes from their parents or grandparents.
While it might be considered rude to accept food in some cultures, it’s considered rude to reject food in Turkey, especially if it’s tea, as it’s part of common courtesy.
These are our favorite hostels in Antalya. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.
Flaneur Hostel is one of the best hostels in Antalya that we have come across. It is located inside an old-city building which still has some of its original exposed brick walls.
The property has been renovated into a charming boutique hostel marked by earthy colors and a typically Turkish charm.
Travelers can pick from either a superior room or a bed in a dormitory. Each option will provide them with comfortable and very clean surroundings.
The bunk bed, in particular, has larger-than-normal mattresses and thick curtains that guarantee privacy and seclusion when needed.
Here, the atmosphere is very familiar, friendly, and laid-back. Guests love to use the lovely spacious garden with its beautiful large trees or people-watch from the vantage point of the rooftop terrace.
You’ll also find a shared kitchen that is well-equipped to cook a wide variety of meals.
Location: Centrally located hostel, a short walk from the city’s historical center, holds the majority of things to do in Antalya. Nearby popular points of interest include the Old City Marina, shops and markets, Hadrian’s Gate, and Antalya Clock Tower. There are many pubs, bars, and restaurants nearby as well.
Although Be Bold Hostel is located in the historic district of Antalya, it is designed following modern and very contemporary architecture. Smart and friendly minimalism reins within it, which gives off boutique-hostel vibes.
Travelers can pick from different room-style accommodations, from 4 to 6-people dorms to private rooms. We especially love their common areas:
The kitchen is very clean, modern, and well-equipped
A dedicated sitting area near the kitchen
A wide and very peaceful backyard with seating areas and shade
A small bar space
When it comes to social activities, they usually aren’t scheduled and are more spontaneous, since this is a popular place with digital nomads.
Note that this is an adults-only hostel in Antalya, so it isn’t suitable for families with kids.
Location: Central hostel in Antalya, 100 m from Kaleici, the historic city center. Nearby popular points of interest include Mermerli Beach, Hadrian’s Gate, and Clock Tower. This is one of the best-located hostels in Antalya, in an area where most locals and tourists mingle. The streets are rich with shopping, drinking, and eating opportunities, as well as public transportation stops.
We absolutely love the vibrant yet rustic interiors of Hostel Vague and the atmosphere of warmth that radiates within it.
Here, you’ll feel so at home that you’ll wonder if permanently moving there could be feasible. This is thanks to the staff and general ambiance, which promote familiar social interaction and a friendly communal environment.
Everyone seems open-hearted, and even usually closed-off travelers will see themselves warming up at ease.
The staff’s philosophy is that they ‘respect everyone regardless of where they come from, what they believe, or how they identify their gender,’ and this attitude reverberates throughout the property.
Visitors can expect to eat at Turkish-style hours, which means that breakfast, lunch, and dinner hours aren’t fixed. People eat when they want to – but usually choose to do so together.
Here, you’ll have access to their kitchen and fridge, as well as any food they cook – you can also cook your meals and not share them with anyone. Again, they will show you warmth regardless of your own temperature.
As for activities, they are organized every day and include playing music together or going swimming together. Our favorite parts of the house are the beautiful gardens and roof terrace.
Location: A 9-minute walk from Mermerli beach and the old city. There is a large variety of bars, pubs, and restaurants around a 5 to 10-minute walk, as well as this is a very popular hotel and hostel area. Nearby points of interest include Karaalioglu Park, the scenic spot of Karaalioglu Parki Seyir Terasi, and the Hidirlik Tower.
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Antalya.
Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Antalya
add your dates
Order the listings by price
Simple as that.
Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.
Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Antalya best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
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