6 Best Hostels in Dhaka, Bangladesh for Backpackers 2021

Big crowds, traffic jams, poverty, withering summers; these are the words which probably pop out into your mind when you hear the name “Bangladesh”. Well, the truth hurts, all these things do exist in Bangladesh. But, where will you place the phenomenal landscapes, unparalleled hospitality, genuine monsoon, delicious sweetmeats, rich culture, lush green forests, hill stations, beaches and so on.

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While you are on the loose and just want to be the guest of this tremendous country, one thing you must keep a close weather on is accommodation. As Bangladesh is a small place with many people, accommodation out there can be very hectic. And if you spend a moment just talking about the Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh, you can make the case that this city is one of the most populated cities in the world. Resultantly, finding budget accommodation as a backpacker is back-breaking.

For your case, if you are stretching your legs for a pocket-friendly accommodation in Dhaka while saving a few bucks, then your quest is over. Here, we have drawn up a list of top 5 budget hostels for backpackers in Dhaka. Off you go!

Golpata Bed and Breakfast

HostelWorld (*7.3) Booking.com (*8.7) 

Map Starts at ($15) for 3 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

Our pick of the list is Golpata Bed and Breakfast hostel. Located at well-nigh 10 kilometers from the Dhaka International Airport, Golpata Bed and Breakfast hostel has everything to be dubbed as one of the top budget-backpacking hostels of Dhaka. Convenience and the safety of nomads are always kept on top. Staff is very cooperative and they come out of their way to make you feel relaxed as if you are lying on the favorite bed inside your home.

Location is exceptional good and you can finding transportation is as easy as falling off a log. Golpata Bed and Breakfast hostel is the perfect place if you are company-loving as you would be meeting with backpackers from around the globe. That’s sensational, isn’t it?


Golpata Bed & Breakfast hostel is just 10 minutes away from the Dhaka International Airport, at Lichu Bagan Rd (litchi garden) at Baridhara DOHS’s elbow and it’s within earshot of the commercially opulent areas like Gulshan & Banani. That is to say, whereabouts of this hostel are terrific if you want to catch the whole city up. It’s the cat’s whiskers for the people who are metrosexuals as it’s coupled in local shops and shopping malls.

Within 10 minutes of walking distance, you can find local shopping centers along with some local restaurants. There are no two ways about peace and easy transport connections that this place comes up with.

Hostel Amenities

There are several facilities for the backpackers inside Golpata B & B hostel comprising hostel amenities and rooms’ amenities. If you spend a moment just talking about hostel amenities, these are as under:

  • Common kitchen where you can do your culinary experiments
  • Common lounge with television and refrigerator
  • Free Wi-Fi service throughout the hostel
  • Free parking service and bicycle hire is also available
  • Cafeteria available
  • Shared and separate toilets with free towels
  • 24 hours security and separate lockers in each room
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Power plugs next to beds
  • 24 hours front desk service

Room Amenities

There are plenty of options to choose between 1 double, a twin or 2 single rooms. The single double bed air-conditioned room for two individuals along with an attached bathroom is a plus for couples. The twin and the double rooms can be used by single or couples. And if you are hanging out for more than a half month, there are special offers for your case.

What’s good?

  • Great Location
  • Cooperative Staff
  • Cancelation of booking is also available

What’s scanty?

  • Poor cleanliness
  • No exit after 12 in the night

Sabrina’s Home, the paradise for backpackers 

  HostelWorld (*7.3) Map

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

Sabrina’s Home is another pocket-friendly hostel in Dhaka that brings forth safe and sound accommodation at a competitive price for backpackers. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, this hostel is one of the perfect stay places in Dhaka due to its location and very friendly staff. Everything is just right there; it’s cozy, safe, cheap and cheerful, just right in the blockhole. Bang on!


Straight after that, it’s located in a leafy area of Dhaka with the airport, bus station and shopping malls nearby, so there’s absolutely no problem finding the public transportation. If you are a metrosexual, this place is no less than a dream. That said, the biggest shopping mall, the Jamuna Future Park is just at a distance of 10 minutes’ walk from the hostel. Super cool. No Ifs Ands or Buts about it.

Hostel Amenities

  • Airport pick and drop service on order
  • Free breakfast but lunch/dinner on order
  • 24 Hours free Wi-Fi
  • 24 Hours Hot Water Shower facility
  • Purified Drinking water available
  • Fenced windows and terrace
  • Separate mosquito net for each bed
  • Generator available
  • Lift for the backpackers
  • 24 hours reception
  • Free towels for toilets and shower
  • Common TV lounge for the backpackers
  • Common kitchen, terrace and parking area

What’s good about this place?

  • Very homely stay
  • Friendly staff
  • Superb location to catch local transport

What’s thin on the ground?

  • Little slow Wi-Fi during daytime

Green House Baridhara 

 Booking.com (*8.4) Map

 Starts at ($23) for 4 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

Highly professional hired hands go to extra mile in order to make all the guest feel comfortable. This well-constructed hostel is an incredible place to meet people from different geographical areas of the planet.

It’s simply second to none when it comes to cleanliness and comfort and for the very same reason, this backpacker’s hostel is renowned amongst the travelers backpacking Bangladesh. Spacious rooms with air-conditioning are ready to welcome you and if you talk about the terrace, the view is simply amazing from the roof of the hostel.


The hostel is situated in the safest area of Dhaka, just on the verge of Baridhara and just a few hundred meters walk from the Gulshan area of Dhaka. Within minutes, your foot can get you to the American and UK foreign missions.

Hostel amenities

  • 24 Hour Reception service
  • No restrictions on entry and exit timings
  • Free breakfast included
  • Linen Included
  • Free towels for bathrooms
  • Free internet for all the nomads
  • Common kitchen for all guests
  • Laundry facilities on order
  • Gym and indoor games
  • Security lockers for every bed
  • Safety deposit
  • Bike and car parking free of cost
  • Common TV lounge and balcony
  • Tour guide available on demand

What’s good?

  • The professional staff
  • Comfortable and well-lit rooms
  • Security

What’s bad?

  • Little hard to find the place

Green House Bed and Breakfast

Booking.com (*2.5) Map

Starts at ($30) for 4 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

It makes no difference whether you are traveling solo or a nomad, Greenhouse bed and breakfast has everything set up to facilitate any traveler. The area of its location is pretty quiet that’s inside the Dhaka’s diplomatic zone.  Common rooms are also available where guests can go for indoor games. Backpackers have plenty of room options to opt for including air-conditioned Green Deluxe and Blue Deluxe rooms featuring king-sized beds and attached bathrooms with balcony. With that, a conference room is up for grabs if you want to set up a meeting. Whoa.

Rooms with bang up to date interiors, unspotted dormitories, common sitting room and peaceful environment make this hostel one of the most visited backpacker’s hostel in Dhaka. There is a rooftop where you can watch the sun setting in the evening. Thanks to the ideal atmosphere of this hostel as you can find very much around including cafes, restaurants and shopping malls. Decoration inside and out is sensational. That said, if you want a very comfortable stay within a low budget, Green House Bed and Breakfast is indubitably a perfect place to hang your hat in.

Hostel amenities

  • Friendly staff
  • Free breakfast and tea
  • Well-lit air-conditioned rooms
  • Common kitchen to try out local dishes
  • Open sitting areas like TV lounge and a rooftop terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi for the guests
  • Airport pickup and drop service available on demand
  • Car and bicycle rental
  • A separate meeting room available
  • 24 hours check-in and exit
  • Keyless entry
  • Free parking and local phone calls
  • Newspapers and magazines for free
  • Currency exchange
  • Separate locker on every bed

What’s good?

  • Sensational personalized service
  • Convenient location

What’s bad?

  • AC is switched off several times a day
  • Unhygienic bathrooms sometimes

White House hostel

Booking.com (*7.4) Map 

White House hostel is one more budget hostel in Dhaka where backpackers from around the globe can hang their hat in. One of the exceptional features of this hostel is the pocket-friendly rates it offers. Diverse dormitories both for men and women are accessible and even private rooms are available if you are a kind of capricious. The saying goes, shopping complexes, clubs and local food restaurants are nearby. It’s magnificently located in the heart of the city so you will be facing no issue getting in there and moving out.

There’re plenty of choices to go for regarding dormitories; that is to say, co-ed and female only bedrooms are also available. And if you are traveling solo, that means you will be pinning your hopes on full privacy, there’re private rooms with large beds, Vola.

Hostel Amenities

  • Private Lockers for every bed
  • 24/7 Reception service
  • Laundry Services on extra payment
  • Hot water shower
  • Free Wi-Fi and breakfast
  • Common Hangout area, television, and refrigerator
  • Filtered water and clean toilets
  • Card payment and currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioned rooms
  • Common kitchen to try out your cooking skills

What’s good?

  • Great place with amazing people
  • Spacious and well-lit rooms
  • The guided walking tours

What’s bad?

  • Uncleansed bathrooms
  • Very noisy at night because of being near to main road

Bangladesh Travel Homes

Unlike most of the hostels of Dhaka, Bangladesh travel homes sing its own praises for by the virtue of its beautiful location and comfortable accommodation. You will go there as a guest but leave as a lifetime fan.

The cooperative staff of this hostel makes sure you are settled in every possible way. You can carry out all your culinary experiments in the common kitchen of the hostel. It’s situated in the heart of the city where bus station, embassies and restaurants can be spotted. There are a bunch of room options you can choose from according to your needs and budget. All the time your safety and security is taken great care of.

In case the estimated span of your stay here is more than a month, you can book the rooms on a monthly basis too; USD 500 per month for a private room and USD 700 including food. Still and all, it’s a fantastic place to stay while you backpack Bangladesh, surely.

Hostel Amenities

  • Free breakfast and tea
  • Air-conditioned and clean rooms
  • Separate lockers for each bed
  • Wake-up calls on demand
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the site
  • Airport pick and drop accessible
  • Bicycle and boat available on rent
  • Currency exchange available
  • Free local phone calls from the common phone
  • Game room for the backpackers
  • Common TV room and terrace
  • Both hot and cold water shower
  • Free parking
  • CCTV on the main gate and common places
  • Clean bathrooms and free toiletries
  • Tuckshop inside the hostel

What’s good?

  • Great place to hang around
  • Decoration is fantastic
  • Safe and quiet place

What’s bad?

  • A bit expensive as compared to other hotels of same standard

Author Bio: Isla Oliver is a frequent traveler. She currently works for a cargo shipping company that specializes in sending cargo to Bangladesh from UK. This has given her a chance to visit Bangladesh a lot lately.