The complete guide and overview to the 3 Best Hostels in Yerevan, Armenia for solo travellersSo you’ve decided to head to Armenia. This somewhat undiscovered destination is marked by Soviet-era architecture and our collection of the best hostels in Yerevan!

This is the only guide you need to safe, comfortable hostels in Yerevan.

Female solo travellers and budget travellers will be impressed with this selection.

You needn’t consider cheap hotels in Yerevan when the prices are so low and the amenities spot on.

Your shortcut:

  1. Youth Hostel – for female solo travellers
  2. Hostel Bivouac – great for solo travellers & groups
  3. Friendship Hostel & Tours – top pick for couples

This guide is perfect for YOU, when …

  • tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • want to avoid the “young party kids”
  • happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience

Right now you will find no 5 star hostels in Armenia.

Instead we found three fun hostels for you to choose between. You won’t be disappointed!

What we cover in this article?

You can find all 5 Star Hostels here with Hostelgeeks and all guides to “Best Hostels In” here.

Quick Introduction to Yerevan

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Yerevan cost 4€ – 13€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 19€ up to 38€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). 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.

Party Hostels in Yerevan: are not really a thing, sorry! If you’re looking for a crazy party hostel, Yerevan might not be your destination. However, the city itself is full of bars, pubs and clubs to enjoy a good night out.

We suggest staying in our #2 recommendation, Hostel Bivouac. It’s located in the most popular and bustling district close to the nightlife scene. Just remember: this is NOT a party hostel by any means!

Want to do something unique and go on a 3000km walk?! The Transcaucasian Trail is currently being developed through Armenia and Georgia. It’s possible to walk a section and/or volunteer and help to create the route.

New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:

The 3 Best Hostels in Yerevan

Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Yerevan.

  1. Youth Hostel
  2. Hostel Bivouac
  3. Friendship Hostel & Tours

We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.

1. Youth Hostel

Only at our #1 hostel will you be welcomed with an authentic Yerevan hug by friendly, helpful staff.

Youth Hostel certainly offers excellent amenities at affordable prices. And the design is pretty cool, too!

We think the name is perfectly fitting to what’s on offer here.

This place only offers shared rooms, no private options. Yet this doesn’t mean there is any missing out to be had.

That’s because the 6 and 8-bed mixed dorms, as well as a 8-bed female dorm, are incredibly cosy and homely.

Each room has:

  • Sturdy privacy bunks w/ curtain
  • Under-bed storage
  • Personal light, socket + linen
  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-fi

There’s even enough space in the rooms for comfy beanbags and a seating area in the window. Nice.

As for socialising? Enjoy the open-air space outside, and beanbag area by reception.

Grab a complimentary tea or coffee and mingle with new faces, or have a chat whilst you make dinner in the communal kitchen.

In case you have an urgent question, reception is at hand 24 hours a day. Don’t forget your free hug!

Bonus: if you’re renting a car in Yerevan, you’ll have free parking on-site.

We just had to include a picture of the breakfast on offer here. How amazing does that look, seriously?!

Location: to top it off, Youth Hostel is in a great location. It’s in the heart of Yerevan, next to the two major universities. Republic Square is less than 5-minutes by foot. There are also nearby cafes and restaurants offering Armenian, Georgian and European food.

This is one of the best hostels in Yerevan for

  • Female solo travellers
  • Backpackers
Book Youth Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

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2. Hostel Bivouac

Welcome to the most bustling and popular part of Yerevan, welcome to Hostel Bivouac.

Special focus has gone in to safety, comfort and privacy at this cosy hostel. It’s a great option for groups, families and solo travellers.

Let’s jump straight in to the perks of this place:

  • Free brekky & tea/coffee around the clock
  • Lounge zone w/ TV & work space
  • 24/7 reception
  • Kitchen w/ outside terrace space
  • CCTV throughout

Room types extend over three choices including a 6 and 10-bed mixed dorm and a family room sleeping up to 8 people.

Note: there are no private rooms here.

Look past the drab decor and you’ll find lovely private spaces and all the bits you need for a comfortable stay.

Each dorm bed includes a curtain, socket, light and little shelf.

In each room there is a table and seating area if you prefer to socialise and not hide behind the curtain.

Hostel Bivouac definitely has a homely feel to it and is a great space to wind down and relax.

Location: situated on popular Parpetsi Street, you’ll be surrounded by bustling nightlife, dining and shopping opportunities. All of the top sights of Yerevan are within walking distance.

This is one of the best hostels in Yerevan for

  • Solo travellers
  • Groups
Book Hostel Bivouac here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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3. Friendship Hostel & Tours

To round off our collection of best hostels in Yerevan, we wanted to include Friendship Hostel & Tours.

Calling all couples; this one has a seriously great choice of rooms to stay in!

It’s unlikely that any traveller will be left unsatisfied. Choose from:

  • 4-bed male & female only dorms
  • 6 and 7-bed mixed dorms
  • Twin room
  • Triple rooms (classic, budget)
  • Double room (standard, deluxe)
  • Family room w/ balcony
  • Apartments & studios

And breathe. Phew!

Whilst the rooms are basic in design, small and important inclusions such as a privacy curtain in dorms is appreciated.

Kick start the day with a wonderful continental breakfast and a chat with the staff. They love to help and share their secret tips of Yerevan.

There’s a cosy kitchen that’s free to use, a small lounge area and a terrace with lovely views.

Yet we suggest staying here if you’re more interested in securing a comfy bed and hitting the sights.

The 24-hour front desk will happily help you book local tours and it’s possible to hire a bike here.

Enjoy free parking on-site and ask if you’re in need of arranging an airport shuttle.

Location: just 500 metres from Republic Square, this is a top location! The Armenian Genocide Museum is less than 2km away, and Zvartnots airport is 10km from the property.

This is one of the best hostels in Yerevan for

  • Couples
  • Travellers that enjoy single-sexed dorms
Book Friendship Hostel & Tours here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

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What about cheapest hostels in Yerevan?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels.

We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.

Why?

The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.

However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Yerevan.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Yerevan
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

Read: 15 hacks for booking hostels

Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.

Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.

Best Hostels in Yerevan for Solo Travellers?

What is seriously the best hostel in Yerevan for solo-travellers?

Did you get excited and skip straight to this section, bypassing our awesome #1 Youth Hostel?!

Shame on you! But okay, let us repeat ourselves a little bit.

Youth Hostel is great for solo travellers because it offers perfect sized shared dorms of 6 or 10-beds. They even come with a privacy curtain!

Save money with a free breakfast and wonderful kitchen space to make dinner.

Meet people in the lounge room or out on the terrace and wander in to town together – it’s only 500m to Republic Square!

Book Youth Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

Youth Hostel is one of the best hostels in Yerevan, Armenia

Hostels for Older Travellers

Seeing as our first two top hostels in Yerevan strictly offer shared rooms, we wanted to offer another option for travellers that prefer a private space.

And to be honest, we just wanted an excuse to show off Domino Yerevan Hostel and Tours.

This beautiful hostel is a wonderful option for older travellers, families and couples. Why?

  • Rooms include twin, double, family
  • There’s a large living room area
  • In-room breakfast is offered
  • A snack bar and restaurant is on-site

The private rooms and social area provide a wonderful opportunity to do your own thing, and meet others if you want to.

There will be no young party animals here to disturb your peace!

It’s in a handy location, 15-minutes drive from the airport and walking distance to Republic Square.

Book Domino Yerevan Hostel and Tours here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

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How to book?

We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.

Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.

Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Here is the overview:

  1. Youth Hostel: Booking.com
  2. Hostel Bivouac: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  3. Friendship Hostel & Tours: Booking.com
  4. Domino Yerevan Hostel and Tours: Booking.com

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

All of Yerevan best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Yerevan. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here.

All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Yerevan hostels on a map.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.

We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:

    • Republic Square
    • Yerevan Cascade
    • Armenian Opera Theatre
    • Vernissage
    • Yerevan Blue Mosque
    • Victory Park

As this is an upcoming destination, there are many brand new tours on offer that haven’t necessarily been tested out yet. Find all of the activities in Yerevan here.

Flights to Yerevan?

We enjoy Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Yerevan.

This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Asia and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

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More guides

Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Yerevan.

We did the leg work for you and bring you more hostel guides to nearby destinations:

You can find all our new and updates articles for Best Hostels in here.

We also created a huge guide to hostels. Here we cover how to build lifetime friendships in hostels, the perfect packing list and more.

Over to you

Was this useful? Do you have any questions, doubts?

Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome Yerevan hostels should be as informative and useful as possible.

Your question will help me to understand what I have missed to mention.

Therefore, drop us a comment, we are keen to help you!

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

Enjoy this fine hostel selection and all 5 Star Hostels.

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The complete guide and overview to the 3 Best Hostels in Yerevan, Armenia for solo travellers

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