Family Friendly Hostels

Hostels are a great way to connect. But it is not just only the hardcore party traveler, the 20 something who can enjoy a outstanding hostel experience. From budget backpacker, to the flashpacker up to the couple looking for the extra luxury experience.

And now, there are plenty of cool-looking, cosy family hostels.

Important: As a family, stay away from any party hostels. They are not kids appropriate for obvious reasons. The online ratings and especially the photos are usually a huge give-away if you are looking at a party-themed hostel.

We wrote a special guide about family-friendly hostels and things to consider.

Fun Family-Friendly Hostels? Here’s your shortcut:

  1. Selina Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
  2. Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat, Malaysia
  3. Cube – Family Boutique Capsule Hotel @ Chinatown, Singapore
  4. Lisbon Destination Hostel, Portugal
  5. Lochranza Youth Hostel in UK
  6. Generator London

There are 7 different types of Hostels you need to know about. And some of them are absolutely recommended for families!

It's a family-friendly hostel - Dragon Dive Komodo Hostel

Many Hostels to choose from

Who says a family vacation has to be price intensive?

So, here is a list of more than 50 beautiful family-friendly hostels. With a tranquil vibe, and ambiance for families.

We have handwritten many many detailed hostel guides, comparing 3 hostels per city. In each city we have collected the best ones for

  • solo-traveller
  • groups
  • friends
  • backpacker
  • and – finally – for families with children

Heading to Switzerland by any chance?

Then make sure you read our full guide to best hostels in Switzerland. There is many fantastic places to stay for families with children.

Some Hostels like Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof are specialized on families. They offer family rooms, and plenty of board games, and activities for families.

How to book?

In our guides we included handy links to compare prices and instantly book.

The most common way to book is via and

Hostelworld is a very popular booking portal, especially for younger travellers.

As a traveller family, we recommend paying more attention to the reviews on These ratings are more accurate and cater more to “adults” and “older travellers”.

Here’s our guide on how to book hostels with Hostelworld – step by step.

Also important, you can actually book whole dorms as private rooms. Meaning, you can book a full 4 bed dorm for you and your 4-people family.

Some hostels also provide baby cots, like Hektor Design Hostel in Tartu, Estonia.

Read also: 15 tips for booking hotels and hostels

Hektor Design Hostel is as well family friendly

Family-friendly hostels usually offer activities as well as well organized kitchen. For more entertainment with your family, here’s a bunch of funny jokes for children and families.

How to find Family-Friendly Hostels?

A family hostel usually tells it on the website.

They will offer special family rooms, and will have comments like “recommended for families”. Also, another great resource is checking the comments on booking platforms. There you can get a feeling of the hostel vibe.

You can always drop us a message if you need help finding a place. We would love to help you.

Seriously, don’t be shy!!

Find below our handwritten hostel guides to destinations all over the world.

Keep an eye out for the ones we tagged with family-friendly. These are the ones you will love most!

Smiley Nanda with guests at TRACE Hotelistro