Best Places for Backpackers in Ghana.

Enjoy backpacking around Ghana without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Ghana.

Things to see and do while backpacking in Ghana.

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If you're already planning to visit Ghana - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Fieldwork in Ghana

Palm trees along the coast Fieldwork in Ghana As a social and cultural anthropology student, we were ‘forced’ to go abroad and do fieldwork for our Master’s research. Obviously, anthropologists like to see the world and get to know cultures so no one complained. After an intense process of choosing my destination (I considered Mexico, Venezuela, India and Ethiopia…), and more importantly, the topic of my thesis I took off for a three-month adventure in Ghana. Celebrating NYE 2015-2016 in Accra and skipping Dutch winter.Before going on fieldwork we established a research plan that consisted of a thorough literature study of our topics, a time planning and a plan of where to stay and who to meet. The thing is that I am a really bad preparer, I start packing my bags half a day before I have to leave, I never read a travel book beforehand (I like to read it afterward so I know the context) and I just book the first night. I had never been to Sub-Saharan Africa so it should have been a good idea to plan this time but I didn’t. I booked one night at ‘Pink hostel’ in Accra and would see what would cross my path that day.

Marije

Two guys wandering in the West African planes of Accra Ghana and ending up on Tawalla beach for an uplifting African beach party, might not be such an incredible story.

Two guys wandering in the West African planes of Accra Ghana and ending up on Tawalla beach for an uplifting African beach party, might not be such an incredible story. It does become the case, however, when these young men are missionaries sent from a catholic diocese from overseas to spread the word of God to young African youths, living in a parish and living according to the Lord’s expectations. How it began. This incredible story originates from Gozo, Malta. Alan and I are music enthusiasts (Alan the prolific guitarass player, percussionist and vocalist, and I the DJ (The Wobis Duo) and whilst we were looking for adventure overseas, we specifically chose Africa. It was our dream to go to a place reminiscent of humanity’s roots, in which we could help others out and live out a super travelling plan. Cutting a long story short, the less expensive and safest way to go was by travelling with the Church. Even though Alan and I do not practice religion, we found no trouble joining the Holy Club in order to reach our goal. Besides, our aim was to go there and support vulnerable people that’s exactly what this religious group set out to do, and so it was indeed the perfect plan.

Anna

Top 33 hostels in Ghana.

There are 33 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Ghana.

Feehi

Feehi's Place

Feehi's Place is a private detached two-storey property in a gated compound that provides bed (and optional breakfast) to guests. The living area, dining and kitchen have basic amenities and are shared. There is free WiFi, free parking, water reservoir, and a standby generator for low consumption ap

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Tumi Hostel

Tumi Hostel

TUMI Hostel is an initiative of TUMI Ghana: a non-profit organisation that helps underprivileged young women in Kumasi. We use all hostel profits to support TUMI Ghana and to ensure self-sufficiency. Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti Region in southern Ghana. Our hostel is located in a c

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Grand Star Hotel

Grand Star Hotel

Grand Star Hotel is one of Accra's best kept secrets! Featuring 18 air conditioned ensuite rooms this hotel located in Haatso Bohye. Grand Star Hotel has an outdoor pool and terrace, a gym, an indoor restaurant and bar, and two conference rooms each capable of hosting up to 100 people theatre style.

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Niagara Inn

Niagara Inn

Niagara Inn, a sister property of the Niagara Hotel, is located just off Farrar Avenue in Adabraka. It has a total of 16 rooms and is ideally placed for business or leisure travellers wishing to have quick access to the central business district of downtown Accra. There is a small dining area in the

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Crystal Hostel

Crystal Hostel

You are welcomed to the home of the Quaynors. Ours is indeed your home away from your home. Crystal Hostel is a new phenomenon in the hospitality industry in Ghana and in Africa. We represent the proverbial Ghanaian hospitality in its real form. We stay and live with you as a member of our f

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Somewhere Nice

Somewhere Nice

We pride ourselves in being environmentally friendly and strive for a cleaner, more environmentally-aware Ghana. We do this through recycling and upcycling old wood, metal, tires, etc. to make unique furniture and other nice installations. We are proud that, wherever possible, we use Ghanaian goods

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Sleepy Hippo Backpackers

Sleepy Hippo Backpackers

Enjoy our air conditioned private and dorm rooms at Sleepy Hippo Backpackers with bar/restaurant that serves both great continental dishes and some local as well, and have a cold beer and meal on our roof top verandah with great views of surrounding area or our beautiful timber deck bar area with bi

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Niagara Hotel

Niagara Hotel

Niagara Hotel is a family run hotel in Adabraka, just a short drive from the Ministries the administrative heart of Accra, and the vibrant commercial centres of Makola and Kantamanto markets. It is also within walking distance of the entertainment hub of 'Circle' and Ring Road Central. Featuring

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SSNIT Guest House

SSNIT Guest House

SSNIT is a lovely quiet guest house situated in Ridge a very renowned area in central Accra. We also have 2 conference rooms. On property we have two restaurants that serve food and drinks. Our outdoor restaurant offers a great place to relax in the shade of the yard or enjoy the evening. We also ha

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Four Villages Inn

Four Villages Inn

Four Villages Inn is a family run B&B in Daban, Kumasi about 10 minutes from the centre of town. A winner of multiple international and local awards. For your added enjoyment, you can socialize in our living room area or TV and video room - or relax in the atrium. For the 'outdoor' folks, there is t

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El Elyon Hotel

El Elyon Hotel

El Elyon Hotel is perfectly located a few metres of Osu's Oxford Street, Accra's most liveliest part of town. The hotel has a restaurant and bar on site. There is also free Wi-Fi available in all areas. The restaurant at El Elyon serves both continental and local dishes. There is a 24-hour front des

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East Legon Guest Lodge

East Legon Guest Lodge

We are an up and coming premier property in the East Legon neighborhood of North East Accra. Quietly situated between residences and offices. We are best known for our restaurant in the area that gets busy every day around lunch and dinner. But in addition to the excellent offering of international

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Consir Executive Lodge

Consir Executive Lodge

Consir Executive Lodge is a new property located in Accra's fashionable North Ridge and perfectly located for business and pleasure. Away from our rooms Consir Executive Lodge has a restaurant that serves a variety of Ghanaian and Continental dishes in a classy yet relaxed setting. Choose to eat in

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Tropical Enclave Hotel

Tropical Enclave Hotel

Tropical Enclave is a true Accra hidden ge, and lives up to its name as an Enclave, a place to relax, unwind, and have a peaceful night’s sleep. We take pride in our rooms which set a new standard for hospitality in Accra, what we lack in number of rooms we make up for in quality and service as refl

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Pink Hostel International

Pink Hostel International

PINK HOSTEL International Student Hostel is the first of its kind in Ghana is located in the tranquil and peaceful ambience of Accra. PINK HOSTEL in Asylum Down, (opposite American Chamber of Commerce and adjacent to Kwame Asante & Associates) is a fifteen (15) minutes drive from the Kotoka Inte

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Sundowner Lodge

Sundowner Lodge

The Forest Bar is an outdoor terrace, well shaded with numerous trees and is great for a drink or snack al fresco, or guests can relax in the lounge. The Sundowner Lodge is located in a quiet area in the Kanvilli Residential area, but is only a five minute walk from the main Tamale – Bolga road.

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Downtown Hotel

Downtown Hotel

Downtown Hotel appears as a large two storey family home, but behind the impressive façade there are 16 ensuite rooms. The hotel also boasts a restaurant, gym, and function room. The Downtown Hotel has common areas that have fine porcelain vases and other artwork displayed in the corridors. Down

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Travellers Palm Court

Travellers Palm Court

Welcome to the Traveller’s Palm Court. This Court is one of Nasy Construction Limited’s residential projects with 9 fully furnished single-bedroom suites located at Ashongman near Adenta, Accra. The Traveller’s Palm Court offers a secure and serene ambience with a breath-taking view of the Aburi mou

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Niagara Plus Hotel

Niagara Plus Hotel

Niagara Plus Hotel is a small 12 room hotel tucked into the side streets of Osu making it perfect for someone who wants to be in the middle of it all. An avid nightlife lover will enjoy this hotel being right next door to the Shisha lounge and steps from the best night life in Accra. Niagara Osu is

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Urbano Hotel

Urbano Hotel

Unwind and experience the Urbano Hotel, located in the 'coolest' side of Osu's Oxford Street. With many luxury features as standard including fast and complimentary Wi-fi, minibar, AC, and 32-inch LED TV's the Urbano Hotel has everything today's traveller needs in the heart of Accra. In the Urbano

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Afia Beach Hotel

Afia Beach Hotel

Previously Afia Beach Hotel was known as Afia African village and the reasoning behind this was that we were set up like a cluster of little villages, the reception main building with restaurant and bar, then the gift shop, and the rooms, the conference room and then the bungalows across the site. O

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Quest Lodge

Quest Lodge

Quest Lodge is boutique hotel, situated in the Spintex area. A standby generator ensuring uninterrupted electricity supply. Well kept grounds, and security throughout the facility. Quest Lodge has a homely atmosphere due to it’s design and setting. CCTV, motion detectors and sensors throughout the p

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Pekan Hotel

Pekan Hotel

Pekan Hotel is a 16 room apartment hotel located in East Legon. The Pekan Hotel is situated within nice well laid grounds with summer huts and a swimming pool. The expansive grounds can accommodate up to 700 people for banquets. Guests have access to a shared lounge and a kitchen shared between 2 ro

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Prestige Suites Hotel

Prestige Suites Hotel

Prestige Suites, it is all in the name and our location is a bonus. Our newly remodeled building stands out in our quiet side of Osu with its height and fresh colors. From the moment you walk in the door our staff will make you feel at home giving you the rest and solitude you need with views of the

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Osdahouse

Osdahouse

Here at Osdahouse we pride ourselves on providing clean, modern and comfortable accommodation in Accra. With a home-away-from-home atmosphere, all rooms at Osdahouse boast en-suite bathrooms with hot water, air conditioning, WiFi, TV, tea/coffee-making facilities and more. Guests have access t

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Samartine Hotel

Samartine Hotel

The rooms are modern and tastefully furnished with a private bathroom with a bath-tub and shower, a wash-hand basin with a mirror, warm water, tv, individually controlled air conditioner and telephone. All our rooms are equipped with a refrigerator.We have 24/7 security guards with react enforcem

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Sama Palace Guest House

Sama Palace Guest House

Expect gracious accommodation and personalized service as provided by your hosts. We welcome our discerning guests to a stylish and chic holiday refuge with all the modern conveniences such as flat-screen satellite TV / radio, DVD player and delicious Ghanaian dishes. Summerplace Guesthouse is an

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Tills Beach Resort

Tills Beach Resort

Tills Beach Resort is perfectly located in Paradise only 1.5 hours to the West of Accra. Our beach front property offers you serenity and plenty of fun on the property and the nearby area. We have 17 rooms spread across the upper part of the property with a beautifully grassed gentle hill. Our prop

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Kesdem Hotel

Kesdem Hotel

Kesdem Hotel is located in Ghana's industrial city of Tema, about an hour east of Accra. The hotel features 24 oversized rooms providing all you need in a hotel room, and all with ensuite bathrooms. Spread over 3 floors the rooms over look either the pool or urban view. Make Kesdem Hotel your choice

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Sikaso Beach

Sikaso Beach

Our objective is to make our guests feel very much at home away from home. The comfort and security of our guests is our prime concern at Sikaso Hostel, our guests feel the warmth of the Ghanaian family life, experience the culture and social life of Ghanaian and get to learn more about Ghana and

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Dreamland Beach Resort

Dreamland Beach Resort

Welcome to Dreamland beach resort! Our Ghanaian- German resort is situated just in the front of the beach in Ada Foah and close to the Volta estuary. You will find yourselves in a green oasis with lot of activities to do. We offer nice and clean accommodation for all kinds of travellers. Backpack

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Accra Luxury Lodge

Accra Luxury Lodge

Located in East Legon, in Accra, over 30 minutes’ drive to Aburi Gardens, XiLodge is set in a residential area and boasts a terrace overlooking the garden. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. All rooms in XiLodge are air-conditioned and fitted with a TV with satellite channels

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Godville Guest House

Godville Guest House

We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and friendly service. All six rooms are clean and comfortable, & come with those little touches that will make your stay extra enjoyable. Our events center offers a good ventilation for relaxation. We look forward to hosting you at Godville Guesthouse.

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