The Ultimate Hostel Packing List 2023: What to Pack for Your Trip

The Ultimate Hostel Packing List 2023: What to Pack for Your Trip

If you’re planning a hostel stay 2023 then you should know what essentials to pack. Hostels provide a great compromise between hotel accommodations and camping. You get your own bed and amenities but still get to experience an adventure. Here is the ultimate packing list for a hostel trip in 2023:


  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Body Wash/Soap
  • Towel (some hostels provide these so check first)

Clothing and Shoes:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Swimsuit if swimming is offered at the hostel
  • Shirts/T-shirts
  • Pants/shorts
  • Undergarments
  • Socks
  • Shoes or sandals for when you’re off exploring


  • Smartphone charger
  • Headphones
  • Laptop and charger
  • Camera and charger/memory cards
  • External charging Power Bank if desired

Other Essentials:

  • Travel documents and passport
  • Toiletry bag
  • Snacks for in between meals and when on the go
  • Meds if necessary
  • Reading material
  • Travel guide book

Preparing these items ahead of time will ensure you have a pleasant and stress free stay at your hostel. Following this hostel packing list will help you be sure you’ve got everything you need and are ready to enjoy your trip. Happy travelling!

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