Top 15 Travel Songs for Hostel Travelers + Extra Song

Everybody loves listening to some music and suddenly, without purpose, some special songs are turning into travel songs. Songs which were played by the guy with guitar in the hostel, or the song you listened to while walking along the beaches of California.

Top Travel Song For Hostel Travelers and Backpackers

You may have some flashbacks sitting in your car and listening to the radio. They are playing your song which remembers you your travels through South America with a special person on your side. Or maybe the song you used to listen to when you were backpacking through New Zealand and Australia.

We collected for you 15 Top Travel Songs we love to listen to. Click yourself through our Top Travel Music list and let your brain do the rest of the work. And then you are ready to hit the road again, come over to and book your hostel for your next trip to Madrid, Rome, Sydney, Cusco, New York, or where ever you want.

Follow our List of Top Travel Songs as well on YouTube!

1. Around the world – Daft Punk

Around the world, around the world
Around the world, around the world
Around the world, around the world
Around the world, around the world

2. London Calling – The Clash

London calling to the imitation zone
Forget it, brother, you can go it alone
London calling to the zombies of death
Quit holding out, and draw another breath

3. Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams

Man we were killin’ time
We were young and restless
We needed to unwind
I guess nothin’ can last forever, forever, no

4. In the Sun – Joseph Arthur

‘Cause if i find
If i find my own way
How much will i find

5. Sail Away – David Gray

Sail away with me honey
I put my heart in your hand
Sail away with me honey now, now, now
Sail away with me, what will be will be
I wanna hold you now, now, now

6. Island in the Sun – Weezer

When you’re on a holiday
You can’t find the words to say
All the things that come to you
And I wanna feel it too

On an island in the sun
We’ll be playing and having fun
And it makes me feel so fine
I can’t control my brain

7. Camera One – Josh Joplin Group

It’s funny how life turns out
The odds of faith in the face of doubt
Camera One closes in
The soundtrack starts, the scene begins

8. Marchin on – One Republic

For all of the plans we’ve made
There isn’t a flag I’d wave
Don’t care if we bend
I’d sink us to swim
We’re marching on

9. Stay the night – James Blunt

It’s 72 degrees
Zero chance of rain
It’s been a perfect day
We’re all spinning on our heels
So far away from real
In California

We watched the sunset from our car
We all took it in
And by the time that it was dark
You and me had something, yeah!

10. Backpacker Song – Kasper Raunholst

This is a special song written by Kasper Raunholst. He is singing about the part of the life being a backpacker and visiting foreign countries. On the search of the next adventure and your next experience. So, ask yourself: “Who needs gold, when you are rich on life”

When you are traveling in foreign countries
To find excitement, or to find peace
The promised land where adventures are hanging on the trees
And you do not what you blast, but what you pleased
Yeah then you know you are
a Backpacker!

Who needs gold, when you are rich on life

11. New shoes – Paolo Nutini

Hey, I put some new shoes on,
And suddenly everything is right,
I said, hey, I put some new shoes on and everybody’s smiling,
It’s so inviting,
Oh, short on money,
But long on time,
Slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine,
And I’m running late,
And I don’t need an excuse,
’cause I’m wearing my brand new shoes.

12. Praan – Garry Schyman

Every Backpacker might know this song. This songs is highly related to “Where The Hell Is Matt” dancing around the globe on the most beautiful spots on mother earth. The Song “Praan” is a Bengali poem written by Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali polymath from India.
The song is originally called “Stream Of Life” and sung by Palbasha Siddique.

13. Seven Little Numbers – Boy

Have a look at the great video of “Seven Little Numbers”. This video is special for travelers because it’s produced in a famous European metropolis without showing the “touristic”, well-known buildings and spots of the city. The music video shows some beautiful, non-touristic spots of Barcelona.

Watch the sky change to a darkened blue
I can’t think of another thing to do
And every song just makes me think of you
Because the singers sounds as if she was longing,
As if she was longing, too

14. Porcupine Tree – Trains

Always the summers are slipping away
Find me a way for making it stay

15. The Backpacker Blues (Bundaberg Song) – Graeme Rankin

I rode the bus to Bundaberg, I heard the work was good,
“The fields were ripe for picking,” so I booked into a room,
“My luck has changed!” I thought, “I’ve just enough to pay the rent,”
I walked into an empty space with no sheets on the bed,

More Top Travel Songs coming up

All these Travel Songs are in English. Stay tuned for our next Top Travel songs with songs in more languages!

And by the way, check out our latest Top 10 Travel Songs here at


Update: New awesome Travel Song for Good vibes

Happy from Pharrell Williams brings you in a good mood. We bet you cannot hold your feet back! This song makes you smile!

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

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