8 best hostels in Atlanta

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There's a reason that Atlanta is known for having such a high traffic airport; this bustling city is both a popular and highly recommended place to go on vacation. A culturally diverse community makes up its population and it's home to some well known brands including CNN, Coca-Cola and Delta. You'll find no shortage of shopping and dining options, and it has a fascinating history due to its importance during the Civil Rights movement. Another thing that the city of Atlanta is known for is its impressive hip-hop culture.

Who doesn't want to save money on their trip? One way to do that is to find cheap accommodation, and hostels are much more affordable than most Airbnbs or hotels in Atlanta. If you're backpacking or traveling solo then you'll definitely appreciate the social and friendly atmosphere that the hostels have as well. This city, in particular, doesn't have very many hostels, but we've found plenty of places that offer cheap accommodation for you to consider.

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Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Atlanta Airport

Although not an Atlanta hostel, Ramada Plaza has great facilities that can make your trip to Atlanta a bit easier like free wifi and free toiletries. Each room comes with a flat screen TV, air conditioning and an ensuite bathroom, which is a nice bonus that many Atlanta hostels don't always have. Guests will also have access to free parking, tea and coffee making machines in every accommodation choice, and a helpful front desk that is available 24 hours a day. The rooms are all non-smoking but there is a designated smoking area.

Close by there are a few attractions including Turner Field and Georgia Aquarium, and you can enjoy the nightlife and everything else that the Atlanta city center has to offer using MARTA, Atlanta's public transit system.

What makes Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Atlanta Airport unique

A well located property, the Ramada Plaza offers very convenient accommodation for all travelers, especially thanks to its free shuttle service to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Atlanta Airport pricing

This cheap Atlanta hotel is suitable for families and you can book a king room, which can sleep 3, for around US$83.00 per night. If you want to upgrade to a deluxe king room it will cost about US$101.00 per night.

eKstasis Hostel & Urban Farm

This is the best hostel for anyone visiting Atlanta and looking to save money because it's so budget friendly. The property can be found close to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Georgia World Congress Center, State Farm Arena and the College Football Hall of Fame.

The facilities are very good and all of their guests are given access to a shared kitchen, free parking and free wifi. It's a non-smoking property for everyone's comfort and they also have laundry facilities, a BBQ that you can use, and air conditioning in the rooms. Sleeping accommodation ranges between mixed and female only dorms or single double rooms.

What makes eKstasis Hostel & Urban Farm unique

If you're looking to make new friends or just want somewhere to relax, the common lounge and sun terrace are perfect for you to hang out in. For fun ways to see Atlanta, rent a regular bike, an electric bike or even a longboard right here at the hostel. Grab a map and see the sights.

eKstasis Hostel & Urban Farm pricing

This hostel prices their rooms on the low end, with the average price for a spot in a 4 bed dorm room being US$46.00 per night. For a double bed in a room that sleeps 2, you can book for around US$74.00.

Super 8 by Wyndham College Park

If you're planning to visit attractions like the Atlanta Aquarium, the Atlanta Convention Center or the Gordon Morris Memorial Golf Course then this is the ideal place for you to stay. While not a hostel, this affordable hotel features modern rooms that have a TV with cable as well as a tea and coffee maker, and free parking is a bonus for those who have a car.

Since it's not technically a hostel and is more like a hotel you won't have the choice of staying in a dorm room and will have your own private space instead. Families and groups can still find comfortable accommodation since there are rooms that can sleep up to 4 people. There are both smoking and non-smoking rooms available.

What makes Super 8 by Wyndham College Park unique

If your plane gets in late or you have to be up early to catch a flight home, this might be the best cheap hotel for you. Situated just 5 minutes away from the airport by car, they will even help you out with a free shuttle bus there. Another highlight of this hotel is that they have an outdoor pool that is available in the summertime.

Super 8 by Wyndham College Park pricing

Prices start at US$59.00 for a room that sleeps one guest and can go up to US$105.00 for a room that can accommodate up to 4 guests.

HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof Atlanta

Although it's more like a bed and breakfast property, HomeTowne Studios can give you an equal or even better deal than a hostel in Atlanta. During your stay, you'll enjoy free wifi, access to a kitchenette, an ensuite bathroom in every room, a flat screen TV, laundry facilities and air conditioning. Although only private rooms are available the prices are comparable to many Atlanta hostels, and the added privacy is nice for solo travelers and couples alike.

Nearby you'll find fantastic attractions and notable landmarks like Oglethorpe University, Stone Mountain Park, Emory University, Georgia State University and the incredible Six Flags Over Georgia amusement park. If that isn't enough, you can also find the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the DeKalb History Center and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park around the area.

What makes HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof Atlanta unique

This property doesn't have any fancy extra amenities but it does have everything that you need for a comfortable stay including help-yourself coffee in the lobby each morning. On top of that, the location is unbeatable and you'll never run out of things to do.

HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof Atlanta pricing

Prices start at US$62.00 for a studio queen room, and go as high as US$85.00 for a studio room that has two double beds. Studio rooms have kitchenettes and full sized fridges in the room which hostels typically don't offer.

Motel 6 Smyrna, GA Atlanta

This cheap accommodation is suitable for digital nomads, sightseers and any other traveler wanting to stay in Atlanta without having to spend too much money. You won't find anything too elaborate but they do offer colorful rooms with free wifi, air conditioning, heating, a TV with cable, plus access to laundry facilities and a kitchen with a microwave and fridge in some rooms. A 24 hour reception and free parking are available, too.

It's very affordable, just like other select hotels, and is in close proximity to the Six Flags Over Georgia park. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium, SunTrust Park and the city center of Atlanta are close as well. They have queen and king rooms, as well as deluxe king and queen rooms, which can sleep between two and four guests each.

What makes Motel 6 Smyrna, GA Atlanta unique

Motel 6 is nestled in a greenspace, which is a great place for walking with the kids, who stay for free here. Although there is no restaurant on site they do have vending machines and a snack bar where you can grab a bite to eat.

Motel 6 Smyrna, GA Atlanta pricing

The price for a room starts at about US$64.00 per night for a queen room, and can go up to US$141.00 per night for a luxurious king room with a spa bath.

Budgetel Inns & Suites - Atlanta Galleria Stadium

Budgetel Inns & Suites is another good wallet friendly option for travelers and is situated near the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, and is also a short drive away from the city center of Atlanta. From here you'll also be able to reach the Cobb Galleria Convention Center, the Cumberland Mall and Six Flags White Water giving you many choices of things to do.

They offer clean and spacious rooms all equipped with a TV and cable plus a desk. There is also free internet access making it a good place for digital nomads to work and also enjoy everything else that Atlanta, GA has to offer. Guests can also take advantage of free parking, air conditioning, heating, and a front desk that is open 24 hours a day.

What makes Budgetel Inns & Suites - Atlanta Galleria Stadium unique

If you miss the social atmosphere of Atlanta hostels, you'll be happy to hear that this property has a shared lounge and TV area.

Budgetel Inns & Suites - Atlanta Galleria Stadium pricing

For about US$66.00 per night, you can get a comfortable king room that is perfect for couples. Bigger accommodation, like a queen room with two beds that can sleep up to 4 people, is priced around US$71.00.

Savannah Suites Atlanta Airport

Some of the top attractions found near Savannah Suites include the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Georgia State Stadium, State Farm Arena and the College Football Hall of Fame, which is why it's one of the best places for sports lovers to stay. Nearby you'll also find the Georgia World Congress Center, Centennial Olympic Park, CNN Center Studio Tour, the Georgia Aquarium and Zoo Atlanta.

Rooms are air conditioned and non-smoking, and the business center is provided with free wifi access. Each room also comes with a flat screen TV and a private bathroom.

What makes Savannah Suites Atlanta Airport unique

Considering Savahhah Suites Atlanta Airport as your choice for lodging? Keep up with every workout during your trip to Atlanta since this location has an on site fitness center.

Savannah Suites Atlanta Airport pricing

The price for a queen room starts at about US$84.00 and is a good option for solo travelers or couples, but the property also has a double room that can sleep 4, priced around US$99.00.

Fulton Inn

You won't find the most modern or chic accommodation at Fulton Inn, but what you will get is a comfortable bed in a nice room for a very affordable price. It's located in a great spot near several must-see attractions including Six Flags Over Georgia, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the College Football Hall of Fame, CNN Center Studio Tour, State Farm Arena, Georgia World Congress Center, Centennial Olympic Park, and Georgia Aquarium.

When you book a room here you'll enjoy comfy bed linen, flat screen TV, desk, private bathroom, refrigerator, free parking with reservation and free wifi access in public areas.

What makes Fulton Inn unique

When it comes to accommodation this property is pretty standard, but what many previous guests say is that the location is fantastic. It's one of the best places to stay in town because you'll be close to so many attractions.

Fulton Inn pricing

Found in Southwest Atlanta, the prices at Fulton Inn are fairly stable with a double room, which sleeps 4, in the ballpark of US$66.00.

Choose cheap accommodation in Atlanta, GA

Planning a trip to Atlanta? Check out these affordable places to stay. Although there aren't many official hostels in Atlanta there are plenty of hotels with great deals that are just as budget friendly. The first step to booking your trip is to choose when you want to go and what you want to do while you're there. Plan to explore the 22 miles of the Atlanta Beltline, featuring parks and trails that'll guide you to some of Atlanta's best spots.

Since Atlanta is one of the largest cities in Southern USA there are plenty of options for things to do, many of which are covered in this guide on 3 Days in Atlanta: Everything You Should Know. The Best Time to Visit Atlanta: The Ultimate Guide touches on topics like how to select date of departure, check out start date, seasonal variations and more.

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