Best Places for Backpackers in Venezuela.

Enjoy backpacking around Venezuela 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 Venezuela.

Things to see and do while backpacking in Venezuela.

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

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

Mérida: a snow mountains paradise in Venezuela

Far away from the Venezuelan capital, Merida is the perfect place for those who love the cold. Venezuela, despite being a tropical country of South America, is characterized by the diversity of its landscapes. At one extreme has a hot desert, the other an Amazon jungle and the other a mountain with very cold lakes where even snow falls.

Katherine González Turitto

MERIDA : FIVE THINGS TO DO AND SEE

Hello! This is Peris, and I lived for ten months in Venezuela, working as an ESL teacher.Lately, when one thinks or hears of Venezuela, images of violence, long queues for food due to scarcity and crime may come to mind. For me, Venezuela is my second home and a country I would consider moving to for the long haul. Despite its current challenges, this country is blessed with a lot of beautiful scenery, oil, natural minerals and vast coastlines of beautiful beaches.

That254melanin

Traveling alone - story and advice

I decided to say no to university (disappointed parents you could imagine) and instead I planned a 7 months trip to Australia, USA, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil. My first stop would be Australia for 4 months where i would travel and work, so I order a one-way ticket to australia . I needed to ‘find’ my self and figure out what I really wanted to study (i know.. cliché). 1th of Novemeber I was ready to travel to Australia, I was so nervous. I cried so much when i said goodbye and i doubted my decision but as my mom said if I got miserable i could always fly home. I did not feel brave at all especially when you been crying the first 2 hours of your flight.

Jess

Barquisimeto: charm, culture and breathtaking sunsets

One of the reasons you might be interested in Venezuela is because of how cheap it is. Barquisimeto is a small city in the heart of this Latin American country, where you can have a five-star experience that suits your budget. There are comfortable hotel rooms for $20 a night, and you can have dinner at a fancy restaurant for less than 10$. But it’s the colorful cultural life, warm-hearted people and the beautiful sunsets that will make you fall in love with this destination.

Daniela Ruiz

Choroní: Cloud forest, bluegreen beaches, rivers and drums

Choroní is a town located in the coastal area of the Aragua State. However, in Venezuela the mention of its name usually encompasses, among other places, Puerto Colombia – with its colonial houses, the Malecón (pier) and the beautiful Playa Grande – and Chuao, another town for which it is currently only possible to reach by boat or on foot through the so-called “Ruta del Cacao” (Cocoa’s Route). Thus, Choroni is synonymous with beautiful green beaches, mountains, rivers, cocoa, fresh fish, friendly people, drums and “guarapita”, a drink based on clear cane, which is very typical of the Venezuelan coasts.

Antonio Benítez Padrón

El Ávila Excursions: Sabas Nieves to La Silla de Caracas

Caracas, the capital of Venezuela is located in a valley surrounded by delightful mountains. To the north of the valley, there lies the central part of the Cordillera de la Costa, a long chain of mountains that runs along the shores of Venezuela. This group of mountains makes up the Avila National Park, originally called by the indigenous people of Caracas Waraira Repano, which means “great mountain chain” or “land of tapirs”.

Estefanía V. Merkt

Choroní: Cloud forest, bluegreen beaches, rivers and drums

Choroní is a town located in the coastal area of the Aragua State. However, in Venezuela the mention of its name usually encompasses, among other places, Puerto Colombia – with its colonial houses, the Malecón (pier) and the beautiful Playa Grande – and Chuao, another town for which it is currently only possible to reach by boat or on foot through the so-called “Ruta del Cacao” (Cocoa’s Route). Thus, Choroni is synonymous with beautiful green beaches, mountains, rivers, cocoa, fresh fish, friendly people, drums and “guarapita”, a drink based on clear cane, which is very typical of the Venezuelan coasts.

Antonio Benítez Padrón

Chuao: a stunning place with denomination of origin cocoa

Chuao is a remote village located on the coast of Aragua, Venezuela. It is known especially for its cocoa, which is just one of the many blessings of Chuao because it also has a beautiful beach, wells, rivers, waterfalls and a centuries-old artistic tradition. In the following lines, you will learn everything about it.

Diego Molina Granero

La Colonia Tovar: Venezuela's German side

When talking about the positive aspects of Venezuela, the first images that come to mind are oil, beautiful women (with already seven Miss Universe winners to their credit and counting!), Paradisiacal beaches and a hot climate. The latter is a common feature in most of the county, however, La Colonia Tovar (the Tovar Colony) is one of the exceptions since it has an average climate of about 15º Celsius (approximately 5º less than Caracas and 7º less than Valencia).

Andrea Arteaga Rodriguez

Top 6 hostels in Venezuela.

There are 6 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Venezuela.

Posada Los Mangos,Isla de Margarita.

Posada Los Mangos,Isla de Margarita.

We have nine fully-equipped, air-conditioned guest rooms with en-suite shower facilities ceiling fans, satelite tv and personal safes. Linen and towels are supplied, however please bring your own beach towels. Some of our rooms can accommodate up to three adults. We have an amazing roof terrace

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Posada Don Carlos

Posada Don Carlos

We are delighted to welcome you to our guesthouse and make you feel at home. This is the perfect place to stay, in order to make the most of your time in Ciudad Bolivar and between tours. Our rooms are designed with comfort and convenience in mind. Explore the various types of accommodation and choo

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Posada Sotavento Beach

Posada Sotavento Beach

With its mix of rustic and modern finishes Sotavento Beach gives you the opportunity to enjoy the facilities or the excellent experience that provides the famous beach Playa el Agua. Additionally we are only minutes from shopping and dining centers offering Margarita Island. Please note: Che

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Hosteria Waipa

Hosteria Waipa

Hosteria Waipa is designed as a large colonial house with a central courtyard, around which all services. For its construction noble and traditional materials of our culture such as the clay and wood, worked by craftsmen from all our communities and Venezuela they were used. Designed to cater to

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Posada Casa Rosa

Posada Casa Rosa

The Property Casa Rosa is the best place and Nr.1 of Playa el Aqua for the backpackers and secret on Margarita Island. The Property ist like made for Tourists with low budget......The people like to cook in the Hostel Posada Casa Rosa offers 3 Double Room, 1 Triple Room, 3 Rooms for 4-person,

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Venezuela Travel Guides

Top 4 Family-friendly Places in Mérida Venezuela

Many who visit Mérida, Venezuela believe that all in the city is absolutely beautiful as it was a couple of years back but the truth is that things change, and cities most of all change very much in time, which is why you must be aware of the today-places, not…

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Caracas: City Life, Nature and History in One Place

The capital of Venezuela, Caracas, is a city that englobes the urban life in his maximum splendor. From always this place has been headquarters of multiple historical facts, which have left footprint further of his structure. Done of big architectural attainments, his origin arises like the first urban population of…

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Choroní: Cloud forest, bluegreen beaches, rivers and drums

Choroní is a town located in the coastal area of the Aragua State. However, in Venezuela the mention of its name usually encompasses, among other places, Puerto Colombia – with its colonial houses, the Malecón (pier) and the beautiful Playa Grande – and Chuao, another town for which it is…

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MERIDA : FIVE THINGS TO DO AND SEE

Hello! This is Peris, and I lived for ten months in Venezuela, working as an ESL teacher.Lately, when one thinks or hears of Venezuela, images of violence, long queues for food due to scarcity and crime may come to mind. For me, Venezuela is my second home and a country I…

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Top 5 Best Beaches in Aruba

One Happy Island – Beautiful Beaches and Clear Waters Aruba is a small but beautiful island located in the Caribbean Sea, South America, near Venezuela and Curaçao. It is known for its clean beaches, its outstanding natural landscapes, and fun nightlife. I have had the opportunity to visit this magical place…

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Mérida: a snow mountains paradise in Venezuela

Far away from the Venezuelan capital, Merida is the perfect place for those who love the cold. Venezuela, despite being a tropical country of South America, is characterized by the diversity of its landscapes. At one extreme has a hot desert, the other an Amazon jungle and the other a…

> Read More

El Ávila Excursions: Sabas Nieves to La Silla de Caracas

Caracas, the capital of Venezuela is located in a valley surrounded by delightful mountains. To the north of the valley, there lies the central part of the Cordillera de la Costa, a long chain of mountains that runs along the shores of Venezuela. This group of mountains makes up the…

> Read More

Barquisimeto: charm, culture and breathtaking sunsets

A place for high class traveling on a budget One of the reasons you might be interested in Venezuela is because of how cheap it is. Barquisimeto is a small city in the heart of this Latin American country, where you can have a five-star experience that suits your budget….

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La Colonia Tovar, the Germany of the Caribbean

La Colonia Tovar is a little town in the Caribbean, located in Venezuela, which was founded in 1843 by a group of german immigrants, mostly from the Grand Duchy of Baden, for a long time the town was isolated from its nearby cities, so it grew to be a piece…

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Dominica Island: Living like a local in Giraudel Village, the Flower Town.

I have always dreamed of finding the ultimate natural place to live in, a place where I could be surrounded by trees and flowers and where the sun shone all the time. It seemed just a dream, but in 2008 I met the person who is now my husband and…

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My Venezuela

About Venezuela Everyone in this planet knows Venezuela. Venezuela is the country with the most beautiful women in the world. It’s the country with the biggest oil reserves. It’s one of the most visited countries in South-America. Venezuela has beautiful beaches at the Caribbean Sea. They have warm water, palm…

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