5 Easy Breakfast Dishes to Make in a Hostel

by | Last updated Apr 20, 2024 | Cooking and Travelling

So your choice of accommodation is in a hostel. Now hostels are full of backpackers on the go and when it comes to breakfast time, hostel kitchens are often busy places. So busy  that any meals need to be made quickly using limited utensils yet, yet still be yummy and healthy. Keeping this in mind, in this post I’ve put together 5 easy breakfast dishes to make in a hostel. 

The breakfast meals I have chosen for this post are based on meals I myself make while staying in hostels. I know how busy the kitchen can be and having to wait for utensils to become available to cook. This is why the recipes I provide use limited utensils and ingredients yet, are yummy and healthy.

The best thing about these recipes is you don’t need to be a chef to make them. As long as you know some basics like boiling water and using a hot frying pan you should never starve.

As breakfast is seen as an important meal for the day, it needs to be hearty. Let’s make breakfast.


Muesli with Fruit and Yoghurt


bowl of muesli with banan, raspberries, blueberries and yoghurt.

The first easy breakfast dish to make in a hostel is one you don’t need to cook. And it only needs three ingredients – muesli, fruit and yogurt, oh, you can add milk if you like. This is also one of the healthiest breakfasts you can have. Plenty of grains, fruit of your choice and yogurt to keep your gut in check! Each ingredient on their own is nice, but put them together and they are great.



  • Muesli of your choice
  • Fruit of your choice (you can use tinned fruit if your prefer)
  • Yoghurt, preferably plain – you can replace this with milk


Utensils required to make

  • Bowl and spoon
  • Knife to cut fruit


How to Make

  • Put Muesli into bowl and add yoghurt or milk
  • Cut up fruit and add to your bowl


Loaded Scrambled Eggs


loaded scrambled eggs are scrambled eggs loaded with spinach, tomato, mushrooms and other veggies you want to add.

I really enjoy making loaded scrambled eggs for breakfast in a hostel kitchen. It requires limited utensils and includes some of my favourite ingredients. It is a very filling dish and keeps me fuelled until lunch time.



  • 2 eggs
  • hand full tasty grated cheese or cheese of your liking
  • spinach – hand full
  • mushrooms – 3
  • tomato – 6 small Roma tomatoes


Utensils required to make

  • knife and chopping board to cut up vegetables on
  • bowl to whisk eggs
  • Frypan and spatula to turn the food, and then mix it while cooking
  • plate to serve on and fork to eat


Method to Make

  • Chop mushrooms and tomato
  • In a frypan, melt a knob of butter and cook mushrooms and tomato
  • Add spinach to the mushrooms and tomato and melt it down
  • Meanwhile, whisk eggs and add cheese and mix it in
  • When veggies cooked to your liking, add the egg mixture
  • Cook on a medium heat, stirring occasionally so eggs scramble
  • Serve on a plate. You can serve with toast and juice


English Breakfast Fry Up


Full English Breakfast included in top accommodation types in B&Bs.

A good ol’ fry up is one of my favourite breakfast dishes to make while travelling. And it goes down a treat as one of the best easy breakfast dishes to make in a hostel. It is especially good on a cold morning to warm you up. Not overly healthy as all ingredients are fried, I do find making this meal often keeps me going all day! It’s a hearty English dish that is included in many bed and breakfast accommodations in the UK.



  • Eggs x 2
  • Bacon x 2 rashers
  • Sausages x 2 (your choice – pork, beef, chicken or veggie)
  • 2-4 mushrooms
  • 1 tomato cut in half
  • Spinach (optional)
  • Small tin of Baked Beans
  • Bread x 2 slices to turn into toast


Utensils Required

  • Knife to cut up ingredients
  • Frypan and spatula
  • Plate, knife and fork


Instructions to cook

  • Put all sausages and bacon into fry pan.
  • The first time you turn them put in tomato and mushrooms and turn them a couple of times so all sides are cooked.
  • Crack your eggs and put in fry pan. Have sunny side up or turn them over – it’s up to you how you like them.
  • Then add spinach when almost cooked as this does not take long.
  • Finally add baked beans and heat them for about 30 seconds.
  • Toast your bread or serve with bread to soak up any juices.




stack of pancakes with strawberries and blueberries

Who doesn’t love a stack of pancakes for breakfast! Easy to make and depending on the topping you can turn them into a sweet or savoury meal. I do prefer to top mine with fruit and honey or maple syrup. Sometimes I like them with butter and strawberry jam.



  • Cup Self Raising Flour
  • Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 50 g butter


Utensils required

  • Bowl and whisk
  • Frypan to cook – Spatula to flip pancake
  • Plate with knife and fork



  • Gather all ingredients.
  • In a bowl, whisk flour and sugar. Add in the egg and beat and then milk a little at a time until batter is smooth and lump free.
  • In a hot pan or flat grill add a little butter and allow to met. Pour batter over melted butter. You can make as big or little as you like.
  • When large bubbles form on the surface, flip the pancake over and cook until lightly golden on the other side.
  • Serve with your choice of topping – Maple syrup, butter and jam, often my choice, or icing sugar.


Breakfast Burrito


Breakfast burrito is a wrap filled with breakfast foods - scrambled eggs, bacon, mushrooms and cheese.

Last on this list of easy breakfast dishes to make in a hostel is one of my favourites – the breakfast burrito. The breakfast burrito is often referred to as a breakfast wrap. And in this burrito you can put whatever ingredients you like. It is great for using any leftover veggies you need to use before moving on to your next hostel. In the breakfast burrito is usually egg, bacon, a little grated cheese, avocado, tomato and maybe sauce so the mixture is not so dry.



  • Wraps, which you can use for other meals
  • 1 egg per wrap
  • Bacon
  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Grated cheese
  • Optional – Sauce of choice


Utensils required to make

  • Knife and chopping board to cut ingredients
  • Frypan


How to Make

  • Whisk eggs and scramble them in the frypan with bacon
  • Cut up avocado and tomato and put in the middle of a wrap, add grated cheese and egg and bacon when cooked
  • Fold your wrap and place in frypan to toast outside of wrap and to warm all ingredients inside – turn once.
  • Serve


Are You Ready to Make Easy Breakfast Dishes in a Hostel?


I hope you have enjoyed this selection of breakfast meals you can make in a hostel. As you can see, you can make easy, fast and nutritious meals with limited utensils and ingredients. What is your favourite breakfast dish? I’d love to hear.

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breakfasts to make in a hostel - stack of pancakes and breakfast burrito.

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  1. Waameeka AHEVONDERAE

    This is so useful for when it’s 10 people in the kitchen trying to eat before their morning trip!

  2. Laura

    Always need a good breakfast burrito recipe. These are great ideas for quick breakfasts – we are RVers, so equally small space to cook!

  3. Lucia

    Wow, these are cool recipes never even thought of making them. Trying out one today. Thanks

  4. Sonia

    These are some great ideas. The loaded scramble sounds great!

  5. Anja

    Very useful! Also, lots of hostels have neat shared kitchens with lots of food travellers leave behind… last place I stayed in was a shared big flat with a really nice kitchen and a fridge full of communal food available to all. Its nice to contribute some food, but it increases the culinary variety!

  6. Hannah

    I love this idea! I’m super bad at remembering to plan meals when we are travelling so we often just end up grabbing something on the go which adds up really quickly! I love the idea of making a simple but filling breakfast to fuel a day of adventure! Thanks for sharing these great reciples, I can’t wait to try them out!

  7. Cosette

    Great, simple ideas. I love the breakfast burrito and the English Breakfast fry up.


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