10 hostels with pets that will make you want to travel the world right now

10 hostels with pets that will make you want to travel the world right now

We all know hostels are great places to meet open-minded travellers, explore new cities in a very authentic way, get the best tips on what to do and keep travelling on a budget. But what about staying in hostels that also have INCREDIBLY CUTE pets? We are pretty confident that these adorable hostel friends will make your trip even better. Upgrade your stay with a cat called Taj Mahal, a Bolivian hostel full of friendly llamas, or a chihuahua family who always wear different outfits. We have all these and more! Come with us to explore the best hostels with pets.

Caveland – Santorini, Greece 

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We have all been to someone’s house secretly wishing they have a dog… Haven’t we?! Well, here you have not one, but three amazing dogs to play with during your stay at Caveland. They’ve recently adopted a rescued puppy that has his own Instagram account. Please meet Raki!

Sounds like every backpacker’s/dog lover’s dream? Well, it only gets better! You can also enjoy free tea in the hostel common area and meet people from all over the world AND they are located in an 18th century winery!

Pineapple Guest House – Phuket, Thailand

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Let’s picture your next travel adventure… You’re living your best life in Southeast Asia, spending the day lazing around on the beach and petting as many dogs as you possibly can. You come back to your hostel, that is so cosy it will make you feel at home, and you find Ernie – the hostel dog who will be the next star of your Instagram. We can’t really think of a more perfect holiday!

Mimhostel – Porto, Portugal

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If you’ve never been to Porto, it is probably on your bucket list, hey? It’s hard to resist the delicious cheap food, the stunning views, the lively cultural life and all that great Porto wine. But, there is something else you might like to put on this list as. Mimhostel has a beautiful garden with hammocks where you can relax while petting the hostel dog Bolota, who is always ready to give you a warm hello! We have to explain his name because it is just too cute. In Portuguese, it means something like a little cute ball. We absolutely can’t handle this amount of cuteness!

Jardin de Frida – Tulum, Mexico

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Calling all art/dog lovers! This hostel is rich with Mexican culture and is inspired by the amazing artist Frida Kahlo, and their dog plays a star role in this authentic experience. You will receive a warm welcome from Frida (the dog!) and maybe some sideways stares while you are enjoying your delicious breakfast made with organic food.

You can expect to spend your days with Frida in a botanical garden and choose between dorm rooms or private rooms which have their own kitchen, bathroom, living room AND private terrace. It’s a great way to have a taste of real life in Tulum!

La Cupula Hostel – Tarija, Bolivia

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Okay, now things are getting just too cute for us to handle. Imagine waking up in a beautiful camping hostel, taking a walk in the garden and finding LLAMAS TO PET! Yeah, you read that right! This amazing hostel is home to the cutest llamas who enjoy walking around the garden and making new travel buddies!
La Cupula Hostel & Camping is located in Tarija, Bolivia, in a very calm neighbourhood, perfect for you to disconnect and recharge your energy while petting your new furry friends.

India House Backpackers Hostel – New Orleans, USA

hostels with pets - India House Backpackers Hostel – New Orleans, USA - cat sleeping


Attention cat lovers! Now it’s your turn to freak out with us. India house Backpackers Hostel has the cutest rescue cat called Taj Mahal (how cute is that?) that you can cuddle during movie nights or just spend some quality time together in the common areas. He is the perfect excuse to start a conversation with the other guests! If you are still not convinced, check his Instagram profile. 

Also, the hostel has an amazing swimming pool, a stage where you can enjoy gigs, an outdoor kitchen where they serve breakfast and cheap evening meals. They also organise nightly events like pub crawls, pool parties, games and movie nights.

Haven Backpackers hostel – Manila, The Philippines

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While visiting Manila, in the Philippines, we can guarantee a new travel buddy ready for all sorts of adventures! Sniff, the hostel dog from Haven Backpackers, loves cuddles and enjoying Manila’s lifestyle!

Aussietel Backpackers – Coffs Harbour, Australia

hostels with pets - Aussietel Backpackers – Coffs Harbour, Australia - dog by pool

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Spend the day exploring Coffs Harbour with your new travel buddies and come back to the hostel to relax with Marley, the super friendly hostel dog! Rumour has it that you can have the perfect Instagram photo on a pink flamingo in a swimming pool with your new furry friend. Like meeting Marley isn’t enough, this amazing hostel is full of freebies. You can take their free surf kayaks down to the beach, use the free canoes to explore the beautiful Coffs Creek and then have fun with their bikes, free stand up paddle boards, free surfboards, free boogie boards and free fishing rods. They also have a swimming pool, hammocks and many daily activities!

The Living Place 1 – Chiang Mai, Thailand

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This hostel is perfect for dog lovers. They don’t only have one dog, but a whole family of Chihuahuas who dress up in cute outfits. Travellers love all the cuddles you can get when staying there! They are also an eco-friendly hostel with amazing staff who will give you the best tips on what to do in Chiang Mai!

The Ginger Monkey – Zdair, Slovakia

hostels with pets - The Ginger Monkey – Zdair, Slovakia - dog in snow


This beautiful hostel is located in the stunning village of Zdiar, in the High Tatras Mountains of Slovakia. They offer a free breakfast every morning and there so many activities to do there, such as trekking, paint balling, cycling, climbing, skydiving and GET READY… walking their dog Wally! This super friendly dog has his own Instagram account, so you can get to know him better before your trip!

According to Wally: “I love walks, sticks, rocks and meeting people from all over the world, especially the people that take me for a walk.” So, you really can’t miss this opportunity!

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Have you been to any hostels with pets that you would like other travellers to know about? Tell us in the comments and spread the cuteness! 👇👇

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Laura Carniel

I'm Laura, Brazilian, and I'm obsessed with dogs, films, sharing good stories with friends and discovering quirky places. Social Media & Content Executive and #HostelworldInsider at Hostelworld. 🌏 Favourite place on earth: London, UK. 🏠 Favourite hostel: Oki Doki Hostel - Warsaw, Poland. Follow my travel adventures and loads of dogs on Instagram @astaclivo 🐶✈️

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