Best Places for Backpackers in Nigeria.

Enjoy backpacking around Nigeria 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 Nigeria.

Things to see and do while backpacking in Nigeria.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Nigeria.

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

A day’s trip around Lagos

Lagos is unarguably West Africa’s number one city. Aside from being the commercial Nerve center of West Africa, Lagos attracts tourist from all over the world every year. As New York is to the USA, so is Lagos to Nigeria. Located in the South Western part of Nigeria, this megacity has lots of historic sites, blending ancient architecture with Modern Sky rise buildings, brewing with lots of exciting activities day and night.

Ike Chris

A Must Go-To Tourist Destination in Nigeria

Welcome to Nigeria, one of the largest countries in Africa and home to lovely jaw-dropping tourist attractions. Out of the 36 states in Nigeria, one state I’ve been to, wined and dined at, and visited on and off for quite a while is Ekiti state, the land of honor and integrity. That’s quite a mantra, as the indigenes from there actually possess the qualities. Located in the southwest geopolitical zone of the country, Ekiti state is popularly known for its hills and gift of nature and consists of about 16 local governments including its capital, Ado-Ekiti. If you’re one that loves nature and loves to bask in all its glory, this is the destination for you. Below are my top tourist destinations in Ekiti State.

Lesley Abegunde

Shere Hills: A Hiker's Dream Location

Shere Hills are a series of undulating hills found in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. The sight of the hills makes for an intriguing spectacle as you begin to marvel at the wonder of creation seeing how the boulders are arranged to form the hills which will literally take your breath away.

Journeyman Rocks

Discover The Attractions In Rivers State, Nigeria

Rivers is one of the thirty-six states in Nigeria, a country blessed with many natural resources, rich in oil production, located in the West African Region. The treasure in Nigeria that brought about the economic boom which made it stand tall and qualified as the ‘Giant of Africa’ is actually in Rivers State. This is where I have wined and dined, it is called the ‘Treasure Base of the Nation,’ located in the eastern part of the country. A state blessed with oil which harbors all the big multinational oil companies in Nigeria such as Shell, Mobile, Agip, LNG etc. One of the government empires that generates huge revenue for the government of Nigeria, ‘Niger Delta Development Commission’ (NDDC) also has its headquarters located in Rivers State. This state is not only known for oil production, it also ranks among the best in promoting tourism and culture, so there are so many interesting events and places to visit. The yearly carnival, entertainment and recreational centers, shopping complex, natural sites like beaches, island, the zoo; all are a very good attraction for tourists.

Judith Riseshine

Shere Hills: A Hiker's Dream Location

Shere Hills are a series of undulating hills found in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. The sight of the hills makes for an intriguing spectacle as you begin to marvel at the wonder of creation seeing how the boulders are arranged to form the hills which will literally take your breath away.

Journeyman Rocks

Discover The Attractions In Rivers State, Nigeria

Rivers is one of the thirty-six states in Nigeria, a country blessed with many natural resources, rich in oil production, located in the West African Region. The treasure in Nigeria that brought about the economic boom which made it stand tall and qualified as the ‘Giant of Africa’ is actually in Rivers State. This is where I have wined and dined, it is called the ‘Treasure Base of the Nation,’ located in the eastern part of the country. A state blessed with oil which harbors all the big multinational oil companies in Nigeria such as Shell, Mobile, Agip, LNG etc. One of the government empires that generates huge revenue for the government of Nigeria, ‘Niger Delta Development Commission’ (NDDC) also has its headquarters located in Rivers State. This state is not only known for oil production, it also ranks among the best in promoting tourism and culture, so there are so many interesting events and places to visit. The yearly carnival, entertainment and recreational centers, shopping complex, natural sites like beaches, island, the zoo; all are a very good attraction for tourists.

Judith Riseshine

Top 1 hostels in Nigeria.

There are 1 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Nigeria.

Redwood Place

Redwood Place

The Redwood Place is the perfect match for those who wants to discover Abuja and Nigeria with styles and comfort. In this sense, Redwood Place caters primarily to extended-stay travelers (30 days or longer) providing private room accommodation and can also accommodate shorter stays travelers (minimu

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Nigeria Travel Guides

Discover The Attractions In Rivers State, Nigeria

Rivers is one of the thirty-six states in Nigeria, a country blessed with many natural resources, rich in oil production, located in the West African Region. The treasure in Nigeria that brought about the economic boom which made it stand tall and qualified as the ‘Giant of Africa’ is actually…

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Shere Hills: A Hiker's Dream Location

Shere Hills are a series of undulating hills found in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. The sight of the hills makes for an intriguing spectacle as you begin to marvel at the wonder of creation seeing how the boulders are arranged to form the hills which will literally take your breath…

> Read More

A Must Go-To Tourist Destination in Nigeria

Welcome to Nigeria, one of the largest countries in Africa and home to lovely jaw-dropping tourist attractions. Out of the 36 states in Nigeria, one state I’ve been to, wined and dined at, and visited on and off for quite a while is Ekiti state, the land of honor and…

> Read More

Ikogosi Warm Spring: Attracting The World to Nigeria

Ikogosi Warm spring in Ikogosi Ekiti is one gift of nature attracting the world to Nigeria. I never thought it is possible to have both cold and warm water in the same river until I visited. Are you looking for a place to spend your next summer with your family?…

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A day’s trip around Lagos

A day’s trip around Lagos Lagos is unarguably West Africa’s number one city. Aside from being the commercial Nerve center of West Africa, Lagos attracts tourist from all over the world every year. As New York is to the USA, so is Lagos to Nigeria. Located in the South Western…

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