Palermo is the capital of the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and a beautiful city known for its fascinating architecture, rich history, amazing beaches, and delicious Southern Italy cuisine. Tourists have many reasons to visit Sicily's largest and most populous city, such as Teatro Massimo, the biggest opera house in Italy, Palermo Cathedral, Cafalu Cathedral, and other UNESCO world heritage sites. Though Palermo is not as expensive as other major cities in Italy, budget travelers will appreciate not having to break the bank to spend a night in Palermo.
If you're looking for cheap accommodation in Palermo, one that checks all your boxes, consider booking a hostel. Palermo hostels have everything you need for a comfortable stay. Some even offer free breakfast, which makes it easy to save money on food. The best part of staying in a hostel in Palermo is that you get to meet new people and make new friends. Also, there is always something going on in the hostels, whether it's a pub crawl, fun night activities, guided tours, you name it. Hostels in Palermo have all the fun you need at affordable prices.
And if you're looking for luggage storage in Palermo, Bounce partners with some of the hostels in the city for their luggage storage service. But if you pick a hostel we don't partner with, you can always find Bounce luggage lockers conveniently located across the city.
A Casa di Amici Boutique Hostel
If you're seeking a fun, social hostel with great vibes and an even better location, this is the right place. The hotel is centrally located, right next to the Teatro Politeama area, and just a short walking distance to the bus station for the airport. Featuring a living room with a ton of musical instruments, sculptures, and paintings makes this place one of the coolest and most artistic hostels in Palermo, one can mistake it for a contemporary art museum.
Some of the free amenities include breakfast, wifi, air conditioning, city maps, and laundry facilities. Guests can hang out in multiple communal areas, including a bar and a terrace with a smoking area, a music hall, a living room with a TV, and there are self-catering facilities where you can cook your own meals. It's not unusual to come to a karaoke night at this place and show off your talents.
The hostel sells wine and drinks at great prices, and the owners are known to go above and beyond to ensure their guests have a great time. At A Casa di Amici hostel, you can select from private rooms and dorms that sleep between 2 and 7 people. All rooms have balconies and windows.
What makes A Casa di Amici Boutique Hostel unique
This is probably the best hostel for artistic backpackers looking to meet new people and show off their musical talents. Also, the great location comes in handy, with restaurants and bars just a few minutes walk away. More reasons to love this great hostel are the low prices on drinks, the owners' great hospitality, and of course, the free breakfast.
A Casa di Amici Boutique Hostel pricing
With prices starting at $29.00 a night for a 7-bed mixed dorm bed and $82.00 for a twin private room with an ensuite bathroom, it's safe to say that this is one of the cheapest hostels in Palermo.
Bed & Breakfast Alla Vucciria
Set in the heart of the historical center, you'll find this amazing budget-friendly Bed & Breakfast, perfect for solo travelers, backpackers, couples, and families. Major tourist attractions are within a stone's throw from the property, allowing you to explore the city on foot and save money on transport. At the Alla Vucciria, you get comfortable beds, hot showers, laundry facilities, air-conditioned rooms, locks, and a friendly and informative owner. Only private rooms are available, which works great for couples and families who like their privacy.
The only downside of this place is that they don't have wifi. But if you want to stay connected, free wifi is available everywhere in Palermo, and you can hop in any of the bars and restaurants nearby to get the latest updates.
What makes Bed & Breakfast Alla Vucciria unique
You'll love this cheap accommodation mainly for its prime location. Other perks of booking this place are the spacious rooms and the feeling of home.
Bed & Breakfast Alla Vucciria pricing
Hostels in the historic center of Palermo are not cheap, with the exception of this accommodation. Expect to pay around $48.00 a night for a single private room with a shared bathroom and $70.00 for a superior ensuite double private room. As the best budget hostel in Palermo, this place books up quickly, so make sure to secure your spot in advance.
A stay at the Via Zara places you in the La Kalsa district of Palermo, just a short walk to Fontana Pretoria, Palermo Cathedral, and Via Maqueda. The hostel's central location means you don't have to walk too far to see some of the city's top attractions like Foro Italico - Palermo, Teatro Politeama Palermo, Teatro Massimo, and Piazza Castelnuovo. Despite its city center address, the hostel is on a quiet street near the main street, so you don't have to worry about getting a good night's sleep.
This place is very welcoming, with owners that go out of their way to help and assist. Via Zara features self-catering facilities, free wifi, bed linen, and air conditioning. Free continental breakfast is available daily for as little as $5.00. The hostel looks more like an apartment with a few dorms with only 3 beds per room and no bunks. Some of the rooms have a balcony.
What makes Via Zara unique?
A few things to love about this hostel are its prime location and cozy and welcoming atmosphere, ideal for nostalgic travelers. Also, it's one of the cheapest hostels in Palermo and has great value for your money.
Via Zara pricing
Pricing at the Via Zara starts at $32.00 a night for a single bed in a 4-bed male/female dorm room. With prices like this, rooms in Via Zara are filling up fast, so you better book your bed as soon as possible.
Double H, Palermo
Well set in the historic center, this is another social hostel, perfect for social butterflies and backpackers. Featured amenities include free breakfast, free wifi, comfortable beds, airport transfer, bike rentals, a kitchen, a dining area, and an outdoor terrace. All beds have a reading light, a privacy curtain, and power sockets.
Rooms at the Double H, Palermo, are both private and shared, with ensuite and shared bathrooms. The hostel is highly praised for its helpful, friendly, and polite staff that go above and beyond to help their guests have an unforgettable time.
What makes Double H, Palermo unique
Though pretty basic, this Palermo hostel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. What makes it special is the great city center location, making it convenient to explore the city on foot.
Double H, Palermo pricing
This is a budget hostel with prices starting at as little as $32.00 for a bed in an 8-bed mixed dorm with an ensuite bathroom. Due to its cheap hostel prices, it's selling out quickly, so make sure to book your bed in advance.
Bed & Breakfast D'Angelo
Set in a centrally located authentic building close to Palermo central station, markets, restaurants and bars, B&B D'Angelo is a great choice for your stay in Palermo. The budget hostel features spacious rooms equipped with wardrobes, a workstation, free wifi, satellite TV, and an Italian-style breakfast served daily.
All rooms in this homestay are private, making it ideal for families, couples, and solo travelers who want a bit of privacy. Some of the rooms have a private bathroom, and some share one, but you don't need to worry about cleanliness as there is daily housekeeping making the place look spotless. If you want to wake up to a view, you can pick from one of the rooms with a lovely balcony overlooking Palermo center.
What makes Bed & Breakfast D'Angelo unique
A few things you'll love about this B&B are its prime location, spacious rooms, free wifi and high standards of hygiene.
Bed & Breakfast D'Angelo pricing
Pricing at the Bed & Breakfast D'Angelo starts at $58.00 for a double/twin room with a shared bathroom and free toiletries, a minibar, and a balcony with a city view.
On the lookout for a cheap hostel in the heart of historic Palermo? This is just the place. Balarm Hostel features basic but necessary amenities to make you feel welcome and comfortable. There are a few communal areas where you can chill and meet other guests, such as a lounge with sofas and armchairs, a kitchen, a dining area, and a bar where you can enjoy drinks and snacks at discounted prices.
Available rooms at the Balarm hostel include private and shared that sleep up to 12 people. All of the rooms have a balcony, reading lights, and plugs, and you can store your items in the lockers in the corridor.
What makes Balarm Hostel unique
This hostel offers free breakfast, allowing you to save money on food and spend more on your adventures. The staff is known to be exceptionally helpful and kind, making sure everyone has a great time. Finally, the top location makes it one of the most popular hostels in Palermo.
Balarm Hostel pricing
Pricing at this hostel starts at $25.00 a night for a bed in a 12-bed mixed dorm or a 10-bed female dorm. If you prefer to sleep alone, you can opt for a twin room with a private bathroom for $69.00 per night.
Mamamia al Teatro Biondo
Set in a century-old building near the central train station, the Mamamia hostel offers a little escape from the hustle and bustle of the city in its quiet courtyard. Stylish and modern designs are what attract people at first glance, and once you're there, the friendly staff will make all the difference. Guests get to make their own meals in a shared kitchen and chill in a few communal areas.
The guesthouse features different types of accommodation, including private rooms and rooms that share up to 6 beds. Each room at Mamamia al Teatro Biondo features a private bathroom, tea, and coffee-making facilities, a TV, and comfortable beds with memory foam mattresses. All in all, this is one of the best hostels in Palermo for couples and families traveling on a budget.
What makes Mamamia al Teatro Biondo unique
The Mamamia Hostel is the perfect hostel for travelers who want to be in the center of Palermo and take advantage of the close proximity to major sights.
Mamamia al Teatro Biondo pricing
Palermo hostels in this location are not cheap. Expect to pay $108.00 a night for a deluxe quadruple room with a private kitchen, a private bathroom, and a terrace. Families of four or groups of friends can opt for a larger room for $134.00 a night.
The best hostels in Palermo for an enjoyable stay
Whether you're hoping to book cheap accommodation in Palermo city center, or just need a clean and quiet place to spend a few nights, or maybe you want to party and meet new people, there are cheap hostels in Palermo that suit every budget and need.
And, if you're a first-time traveler, you'll need to get to know the city a bit better for an unforgettable experience. As you plan your trip to Palermo, we suggest that you read the informative guides Best Time to Visit Palermo: The Ultimate Guide and 3 Days in Palermo: Everything You Should Know.