Nestled between lush mountains and a sparkling waterfront, Kotor is alive with history, culture and is a great place to go if you wanna explore the countryside of Montenegro. It's literally so old that the fortified city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site - it's BEAUTIFUL.\r\n\r\nThink red roofs and stone buildings, pretty churches and great local restaurants. Combined with a buzzing nightlife, this is the sorta place you could really get lost for a few days... or more!\r\n\r\nBut... is there anywhere to stay in a town like this? Is it just, y'know, a local place for local people? Can you even STAY in this heritage site?\r\n\r\nYes, no, and yes. And in fact, we've gone through the best hostels in Kotor and sorted them by category just to make life that\u00a0little bit easier for you when making your choice for the hostel that will suit you the most.\r\n\r\nSo what are you waiting for? Have a look and see what the Kotor hostel scene has in store for you!\r\n\r\n \r\nQuick answer: The Best Hostels in Kotor\r\n\r\n \tBest Overall Hostel in Kotor \u2013 Montenegro Hostel 4 U\r\n \tBest Party Hostel in Kotor \u2013 Old Town Hostel East Wing\r\n \tBest Hostel for Solo Travelers in Kotor \u2013 Pupa Hostel\r\n \tBest Cheap Hostel in Kotor \u2013 Hostel Centrum\r\n \tBest Hostel for Couples in Kotor \u2013 Stranger Tides\r\n \tBest Hostel for Digital Nomads in Kotor \u2013 Hostel Cent\r\n \tBest Hostel with a Private Room in Kotor \u2013 Old Town Hostel West Wing\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHOSTEL\r\nDETAILS\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBest Overall Hostel in KotorBest Overall Hostel in KotorMontenegro Hostel 4 U\r\n\r\n \t$$\r\n \tCafe & Restaurant\r\n \tSecurity Lockers\r\n \t\r\n \t\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \t$$\r\n \tCafe & Restaurant\r\n \tSecurity Lockers\r\n \t\r\n \t\r\n\r\n\r\nCheck Best Price\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBest Party Hostel in KotorBest Party Hostel in KotorOld Town Hostel East Wing\r\n\r\n \t$$\r\n \tOutdoor Swimming Pool\r\n \tLuggage Storage\r\n \t\r\n \t\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \t$$\r\n \tOutdoor Swimming Pool\r\n \tLuggage Storage\r\n \t\r\n \t\r\n\r\n\r\nCheck Best Price\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBest Hostel for Solo Travelers in KotorBest Hostel for Solo Travelers in KotorPupa Hostel\r\n\r\n \t$$\r\n \tPrivacy Curtains\r\n \tOutdoor Terrace\r\n \t\r\n \t\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \t$$\r\n \tPrivacy Curtains\r\n \tOutdoor Terrace\r\n \t\r\n \t\r\n\r\n\r\nCheck Best Price\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBest Cheap Hostel in KotorBest Cheap Hostel in KotorHostel Centrum\r\n\r\n \t$\r\n \tMotorbike Hire\r\n \tLocation Location Location\r\n \t\r\n \t\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \t$\r\n \tMotorbike Hire\r\n \tLocation Location Location\r\n \t\r\n \t\r\n\r\n\r\nCheck Best Price\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBest Hostel for Couples in KotorBest Hostel for Couples in KotorStranger Tides\r\n\r\n \t$$$\r\n \tCommunal Kitchen\r\n \tOutdoor Terrace\r\n \t\r\n \t\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \t$$$\r\n \tCommunal Kitchen\r\n \tOutdoor Terrace\r\n \t\r\n \t\r\n\r\n\r\nCheck Best Price\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBest Hostel for Digital Nomads in KotorBest Hostel for Digital Nomads in KotorHostel Cent\r\n\r\n \t$$$\r\n \tLuggage Storage\r\n \t24 Hour Reception\r\n \t\r\n \t\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \t$$$\r\n \tLuggage Storage\r\n \t24 Hour Reception\r\n \t\r\n \t\r\n\r\n\r\nCheck Best Price\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBest Hostel with a Private Room in KotorBest Hostel with a Private Room in KotorOld Town Hostel West Wing\r\n\r\n \t$$\r\n \tBicycle Hire\r\n \tTours\/Travel Desk\r\n \t\r\n \t\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \t$$\r\n \tBicycle Hire\r\n \tTours\/Travel Desk\r\n \t\r\n \t\r\n\r\n\r\nCheck Best Price\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\nBest Hostels in Kotor\r\n \r\nBest Overall Hostel in Kotor\u00a0\u2013 Montenegro Hostel 4 U\r\n\r\n\r\n- $$\r\n- Cafe & Restaurant\r\n- Security Lockers\r\n- Fitness Centre\r\n\r\nIf you don't wanna party then, sorry, this ain't the place for you. But also it's a fun social place, so if you can stand a bit of loudness at night, then sure, this top hostel in Kotor is a good shout. Plus in the daytime it's pretty chill... probably 'cause everyone's still sleeping.\r\n\r\nLocated just 5 mins from the old town, there are loads of nice things in the vicinity like bakeries and cafes. But it's more than just partying and location that makes this the best overall hostel in Kotor. Yep, you can pretty much also just step out onto the beach from the hostel door. Chirpy staff, too. Oh, and it's cheap. And it's clean. Top marks.\r\n\r\n \r\nBest Party Hostel in\u00a0Kotor \u2013 Old Town Hostel East Wing\r\n\r\n\r\n- $$\r\n- Bar & Cafe\r\n- Outdoor Swimming Pool\r\n- Luggage Storage\r\n\r\nThink daily sunset BBQs, booze cruises, pool parties, pub crawls - pretty much every method of getting drunk and having fun you can think of, this place does. So yeah, it's easily the best party hostel in Kotor.\u00a0Unapologetically loud and we like it.\r\n\r\nThis Kotor backpackers hostel also advertises itself as being gay-friendly - in fact, they specifically mention that if you have a problem with that, you should not book here. Fair enough. The outdoor pool and terrace here is a great place to, um, unwind on a hangover.\r\n\r\n \r\nBest Hostel for Solo Travelers in\u00a0Kotor\u00a0\u2013 Pupa Hostel\r\n\r\n\r\n- $$\r\n- Privacy Curtains\r\n- Outdoor Terrace\r\n\r\nPupa. Like a pupa? Or like a pooper? Dunno. But the views out across the water from this top hostel in Kotor are pretty nice. It's also surrounded by mountains, and located within an old stone building, this is a safe place to stay with staff on hand to help you out.\r\n\r\nThe common room at this place has a great atmosphere, very conducive to meeting fellow travelers. So we're gonna just go ahead and say that it's the best hostel for solo travelers in Kotor. It's also close to a load of restaurants. It's just\u00a0outside the old town, meaning you WILL be able to get some sleep.\r\n\r\n \r\nBest Cheap Hostel in Kotor\u00a0\u2013 Hostel Centrum\r\n\r\n\r\n- $\r\n- Communal Kitchen\r\n- Motorbike Hire\r\n- Location Location Location\r\n\r\nThe name of this Kotor backpackers hostel couldn't be more apt: it really is Centrum. In fact, it's in the centre of the centre, being located smack bang in the middle of the old town. Staying here means a bargain bed for the same price as a boutique hotel, basically.\r\n\r\nSo yeah, you can understand why it's our top pick for the best cheap hostel in Kotor. There's a fresh produce market just downstairs, which makes easy to buy some cheap ingredients for the communal kitchen. I mean, what more do you want out of a top budget hostel in Kotor? It's great!\r\n\r\n \r\nBest Hostel for Couples in Kotor\u00a0\u2013 Stranger Tides\r\n\r\n\r\n- $$$\r\n- Communal Kitchen\r\n- Outdoor Terrace\r\n- Airport Transfers\r\n\r\nLocated right on the seafront of Boka Bay, this recommended hostel in Kotor has stunning views across the water, which makes for a really cute\/special\/romantic place to stay with you and your partner.\r\n\r\nThis building was built over ONE THOUSAND YEARS AGO. Just thought we'd drop that in there. The private rooms may be basic but DANG those views really are good. Clean, tranquil, with amazing staff, yep, it's pretty much the best hostel for couples in Kotor. It's almost honeymoon level.\r\n\r\n \r\nBest Hostel for Digital Nomads in Kotor\u00a0\u2013 Hostel Cent\r\n\r\n\r\n- $$$\r\n- Luggage Storage\r\n- 24 Hour Reception\r\n- Cafe\r\n\r\nIt does not cost a cent if that's what you were thinking (we were too). But it's affordable. Surrounded by historical sights and museums - and being a 7 min walk to the beach - this top hostel in Kotor really seems brand new. Like, literally brand new. And the location means if you only have\u00a0one day in Kotor, this is where you'll want to stay!\r\n\r\nThe lobby is immaculate and there's space down there for you to get work done and enjoy a coffee. Our top pick for the best hostel for digital nomads, it's a great place to base yourself for, like, a week - not just a few days. The building is 15th century. Oh, and the communal kitchen helps when you need some snacks mid-work.\r\n\r\n \r\nBest Hostel with a Private Room in Kotor\u00a0\u2013 Old Town Hostel West Wing\r\n\r\n\r\n- $$\r\n- Bicycle Hire\r\n- Air Con\r\n- Tours\/Travel Desk\r\n\r\nA vibrant hostel with a lot going on, if you wanna party - you can party; but if you wanna take some time out, there are some really pretty sick double rooms with boutique quality beds and exposed stone walls and stuff like that.\r\n\r\nYou can see why it's the best hostel with a private room in Kotor - it's top notch stuff here. And the location helps: it's smack bang right in the middle of the old town. Everything about this place is well run with staff who'll make sure everyone's having a good time.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\nMore Best Hostels In Kotor\r\n \r\nMontenegro Hostel B&B Kotor\r\n\r\n\r\n- $$\r\n- Outdoor Terrace\r\n- Book Exchange\r\n- Bicycle Hire\r\n\r\nIt's been open for 10 years, which is a long time in any former Yugoslavian country, so you trust this place based on its longevity. It's also in the heart of the old town and set in an old building with high ceilings, big shutter windows and all that jazz.\r\n\r\nThis Kotor backpackers place is a bright and welcoming place where you'll be happy to arrive after a long journey. It's not the place to party - BUT there's a free city tour and the staff are super helpful. Most of all, the beds are literally so comfy you won't even be able to get out of 'em to even go on that free tour.\r\n\r\n \r\nAdriatic Guesthouse\r\n\r\n\r\n- $$\r\n- Balconies\r\n- Airport Transfers\r\n- Laundry Facilities\r\n\r\nRIGHT on the coast, sandwiched (no pun) between two tasty lil' restaurants, this recommended hostel in Kotor (more of a guesthouse, obvs) has an amazing view of the lake and the surrounding mountains. If you paid for that view at some other hotel it would be seriously expensive. Probably.\r\n\r\nCheap and clean, the staff keep this place run like clockwork (actually) and there's a communal kitchen here that's perfect for budget travelers. This Kotor backpackers hostel is located in a not-so-touristy area, which is just the ticket if you wanna just wander around some local lanes and stuff.\r\n\r\n \r\nAgape Farm Camp\r\n\r\n\r\n- $\r\n- Bar\r\n- Events\/Activities\r\n- Hammocks\r\n\r\nNot... sure about the game. But it IS an eco-campsite set on an eco\/organic farm, so it's fine. Anyway it's rustic and it's set away from the tourist sights of the city, but if you wanna stay out in the elements and enjoy some time in nature this is the best hostel in Kotor for you.\r\n\r\nThink BBQs and sunsets, fresh air, nice people to hang out with - all that jazz. The tents actually come with mattresses and actual bedding, but you're free to be your own tent too. Activities include yoga, treks and jeep safaris. A decent fun place for outdoorsy type peeps - maybe that's you!\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\nWhy you should travel to Kotor\r\nWow. Who knew that some of the best hostels in Kotor would be set in ridiculously old buildings?\r\n\r\nIt makes backpacking to this crazy cool city an experience that feels like it should be worth a lot more money!\r\n\r\nNot only that but some of the views from this Kotor backpackers hostels... I mean, dang. They're pretty amazing - mountain scenery and the fjord in front. Sounds literally idyllic.\r\n\r\nBut we totally get it if you're stuck for a place to choose now. They're ALL pretty amazing, right?\r\n\r\nSo we'd say go for the best overall hostel in Kotor (duh), Montenegro Hostel 4 U. It's a great all-rounder - and a pretty fun place if you feel like partying, too!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\nTravel Safety Tips for Kotor\r\nDon\u2019t forget to sort your travel insurance! We\u2019ve put together a roundup of the best travel insurance for backpackers \u2013\u00a0check it out here, or if you\u2019re low on time, get a quote from\u00a0World Nomads now, our favourite travel insurance provider.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\nMore Epic Hostels in Montenegro and Europe\r\nHopefully by now you\u2019ve found the perfect hostel for your upcoming trip to Kotor. \r\nPlanning an epic trip all across Montenegro or even Europe itself?\r\nDon\u2019t worry - we\u2019ve got you covered! \r\nFor more cool hostel guides around Europe, check out:\r\n\r\n\r\n \tBest hostels in Sarajevo\r\n \tBest hostels in Belgrade\r\n \tBest hostels in Sofia\r\n \tBest hostels in Split\r\n \tBest hostels in Ljubljana\r\n \tBest hostels in Rome\r\n\r\n \r\nOver to you\r\nBy now I hope our epic guide to the best hostels in Kotor has helped you choose the perfect hostel for your adventure! \r\nIf you think we\u2019ve missed anything or have any further thoughts, hit us up in the comments!\r\nYay for transparency! 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