More Unique Hostels

Hostels offer budget-savvy travelers an excellent option for comfortable, clean and affordable accommodation. From basic dormitory rooms shared with fellow travelers to spacious private rooms with en-suite bathrooms, most hostels have accommodation options for all budgets and offer kitchens for self-catering purposes, television lounges and games rooms where guests can kick back and relax. Many offer complimentary breakfasts, daily refreshments, and complimentary wireless Internet, while others have gardens with barbecue facilities and loaner bikes. Here are some of the best hostels in the US for affordable and comfortable accommodation.

USA Hostels San Diego

Based in a historic 1880s building in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, USA Hostels San Diego is a colorful hostel with bright dorm rooms, exclusive ‘privacy pods,’ shared bathrooms and a shared kitchen. Located a short walk from the Westfield Horton Plaza shopping center, the hostel features dorm rooms with exclusively-designed privacy pods separated by dividers with reading lights, shelves, power outlets, and complimentary wireless Internet. Facilities include a computer room, laundry facilities, a comfortable lounge with a television, lockers (no locks), and a kitchen for self-catering. A complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning and daily activities, and discounted tickets to local attractions are arranged by staff at a 24-hour reception.

726 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, Phone: 619-232-3100

Bunk+Brew Historic Lucas House

Based in a historic red brick building built in 1910, Bunk+Brew Historic Lucas House is a vibrant hostel in Bend, Oregon, located just a few miles from Pilot Butte and the Deschutes National Forest. The inviting hostel features comfortable air-conditioned mixed-gender and single-sex dorm rooms with bunk beds, private bedrooms that can sleep up to five guests, and shared bathrooms with showers, and complimentary wireless Internet is available. A complimentary breakfast is served every morning, and facilities include a guest kitchen, a comfy TV lounge, barbecue facilities with a fire pit, grill and gazebo, and a free area shuttle is complimentary.

42 NW Hawthorne Ave, Bend, OR 97703, Phone: 458-202-1090

Drifter Jack's Hostel

Located a short walk from the University of Texas and the bustling area known as The Drag, Drifter Jack's Hostel is a buzzing downtown Austin hostel that offers hip, bohemian accommodations with shared and private bathrooms. Hostel rooms have eclectic décor and murals by local Austin artists and feature four- to six-bed mixed dorms, female-only dorms, and one private room. Amenities include private bathrooms, minifridges, complimentary wireless Internet, along with laundry facilities, luggage storage, a movie room, and an outside patio with a pool table. A complimentary breakfast is served every morning, and the Texas State Capitol is a few miles away.

2602 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705, Phone: 512-243-8410

Gram’s Place Hostel

Based in a pair of beautifully restored circa-1945 cottages and a reconstructed rail station depot across the street from Plymouth Playground, Gram’s Place is a quirky, music-themed hostel-cum-bed-and-breakfast with comfortable accommodations and lovely gardens. Located a few miles from the Florida Aquarium, the hostel features spacious dorm rooms with funky artworks music memorabilia, bunk beds and shared bathrooms, private rooms in the main house with flat-screen televisions, and some have en-suite bathrooms. Amenities include two self-catering kitchens where guests can cook meals, a sundeck, and hot tubs for relaxing, loaner bikes for exploring a bring-your-own bar area, and charming gardens with waterfalls, walkways, and courtyards.

3109 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33603, Phone: 813-221-0596

Stella Maris Hostel

Located on the edge of the Historic District and just a short walk from Downtown Wilmington and the Cape Fear River, the Stella Maris Hostel in Wilmington features air-conditioned, dorm-style rooms, shared bathrooms, and a full shared kitchen and communal outdoor area. The hostel has dorm and private rooms with shared bathrooms, and a small breakfast is offered every morning, as well as complimentary wireless Internet throughout the property. A range of activities can be enjoyed in the area, including horseback riding and golf, and the hostel is a 20-minute drive to the beach.

605 South Front Street, Wilmington NC




Mellow Mountain Hostel

Surrounded by pine trees on the shores of South Lake Tahoe, the Mellow Mountain Hostel is a laid-back hostel and ideal base for enjoying the recreational beauty and activities that Lake Tahoe has to offer such as hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and skiing in winter. Located a short walk away from Lakeside Beach, the Heavenly Ski Resort, and the Stateline Transit Center, the hostel features basic mixed-gender and female-only dorms with bunk beds, reading lights and lockers, shared bathrooms with showers, and fresh linens. Private rooms are also available, and amenities include a shared kitchenette, a relaxed lounge with a fireplace and games, a coin-operated laundry, a sauna and steam bath, storage for ski equipment, and a balcony with lovely views. Free private parking and complimentary wireless Internet is available on site and guests can enjoy guided hiking tours.

4081 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, Phone: 530-600-3272

Morris Burner Hostel

Located in the heart of downtown Reno, Nevada, the Morris Burner Hostel is a membership-based hostel that features traditional hostel-style rooms with bunk beds and eight individual, art-themed private rooms, and shared bathrooms. Two full suites with en-suite bathrooms are available for guests wanting extra privacy, and the hostel has a shared lounge with a television, a performance venue with two stages, and a full-service bar, and there are several restaurants within walking distance of the hostel. The hostel offers ample street parking for vehicles and bikes, and the hostel is within walking distance of public transportation and the Amtrak train station.

400 E 4th St, Reno, NV 89512, Phone: 775-327-1171

The Mountaineer Hostel

Surrounded by tall trees in Silverthorne, Colorado, and just a few miles from the hiking trails in White River National Forest, the Mountaineer Hostel offers simple mixed-gender dormitory-style accommodation with bunk beds, ceiling fans, and shared bathrooms. Upgraded rooms have en-suite bathrooms and amenities include a communal kitchen with a microwave, a comfortable lounge with a fireplace, a billiards table and a television, a balcony, and a lovely garden. A complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning, and complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the property. Guests can enjoy various activities in the region, including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and skiing.

358 Lagoon Ln, Silverthorne, CO 80498, Phone: 970-368-2559

Wanderfalls Guesthouse & Hostel

The Wanderfalls Guesthouse & Hostel is a homey guesthouse and hostel that offers budget accommodation just a mile away from Niagara Falls. The hostel features no-frills mixed dorms with bunk beds, single-sex dormitory for females, and a private room with a desk and dresser for up to three guests. Dorm rooms have lockers and fresh bed linens, share bathrooms with showers, and amenities include a full kitchen and dining room, a comfortable lounge with cable television, a fully stocked library, a coin-operated laundry, a charming porch, and a garden with barbecue facilities. A delicious breakfast of pancakes, coffee, and tea is served each morning, and complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the property.

601 Spruce Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301, Phone: 716-804-1389

Wanderstay Houston

Conveniently located in the Houston Museum District of Houston, Wanderstay Houston hostel is a laid-back spot that provides comfy accommodations with shared bathrooms and modern amenities. Just a few miles from the Houston Zoo and the Houston Museum of Natural Science and a short walk away from a grocery store, the hostel features basic air-conditioned female-only and mixed-gender dorms with bunk beds and lockers, and furnished private rooms with televisions and en-suite bathrooms and there is complimentary wireless Internet around the property. Facilities include a shared kitchen and a communal lounge with books and games, outdoor hammocks, and rental bikes, and a delicious breakfast is served every morning.

4018 Chartres St, Houston, TX 77004, Phone: 281-501-9610

Grand Canyon International Hostel

Centrally located in a charming, historic building in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona, the Grand Canyon International Hostel is a comfortable hostel and an ideal base for exploring the magnificent Grand Canyon. The hostel features south-western décor, wooden floors, and unique artworks and offers dormitory rooms for up to four people and private rooms with queen size beds for couples, all of which have sinks, fridges, and complimentary wireless Internet. Amenities include two shared kitchens, a shared television lounge, guest computers, a charming patio, a bus-station shuttle, and a coin-operated laundry, and a free breakfast is served every morning and coffee, and tea are available throughout the day.

19 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, Phone: 928-779-9421

HI Chicago Hostel

The HI Chicago Hostel is a trendy historic hostel in the south Loop area and moments away from beautiful Lake Michigan that offers comfortable and contemporary accommodation, a complimentary continental breakfast, and several amenities. Just a short walk from Grant Park and the observation deck of Willis Tower, the hostel features modern, single-sex dormitories with wooden bunk beds, private rooms, and shared or en-suite bathrooms. Facilities include a lounge and games room with guest computers and ping-pong and pool tables, a communal kitchen, coin-operated laundry machines, and lockers, and complimentary wireless Internet. Fresh towels and linen are provided, a breakfast buffet is served every morning, and several discounted activities and tours are available through the hostel.

24 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605, Phone: 312-360-0300

HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel

Housed in beautifully restored former 1875 coastguard buildings on a clifftop overlooking the rugged Northern California coast, HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel is a relaxed hostel next to a working lighthouse that offers comfortable budget accommodation with charming ocean views. Located a few miles from Gray Whale Cove State Beach and the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, the hostel has simple mixed or single-sex dorms that sleep up to six people and feature bunk beds, shared bathrooms, and complimentary wireless Internet. Private rooms are available, and amenities include a communal kitchen with a dining area, an espresso bar, a lounge with board games, a laundry, and free parking.

8800 Cabrillo Hwy, Montara, CA 94037, Phone: 650-728-7177

Hoosville Hostel

Located a 15 minutes’ drive from the Everglades National Park in Florida City, Hoosville Hostel, formerly known as the Everglades Hostel, is a low-key hostel with down-to-earth mixed-gender and female-only dorms, a communal kitchen, and an outdoor plunge pool. In addition to dorm rooms with bunk beds, work desks, and privacy curtains, the hostel also has private rooms for couples, shared bathrooms, a shared lounge and television room, and a courtyard with a gazebo and hammocks. Other facilities include a launderette, a herb garden, free parking, and complimentary wireless Internet.

20 SW 2nd Ave, Florida City, FL 33034, Phone: 305-363-4644

Hostel Fish

Hostel Fish is a trendy hostel in Denver with casual mixed-gender or female-only dorms, shared bathrooms and private rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Located a few miles from the roller coasters at Elitch Gardens Theme Park, the Denver Art Museum, and the Downtown Aquarium, the hostel offers comfortable budget accommodations with vintage décor, shared bathrooms, and modern facilities such as a communal kitchen, a hip lounge, an industrial-chic full-service bar, and an outdoor terrace with city views. A 24-hour front desk offers advice on activities and tours in the area; a games room has a table tennis table for guests to enjoy, and a cocktail hour is held every evening.

1217 20th St, Denver, CO 80202, Phone: 303-954-0962

Park City Hostel

Set on a leafy street in Park City, Utah, with charming hill and mountain views, Park City Hostel is a casual, rustic hostel with mixed or single-sex dorm rooms, shared bathrooms, and a terrace with panoramic mountain views. Located a mile from Park City Mountain, the hostel has dorm-style rooms with wooden bunk beds and lockers, private bedrooms with platform beds, and bathrooms with showers, and facilities include a shared kitchen where guests can cook their meals, and a warm, wood-paneled lounge and bar with a fireplace, plush leather furniture, and a pool table.

1781 Sidewinder Dr, Park City, UT 84060, Phone: 435-731-8811

Stargazing Retreats Camp Verde

Located a few miles Montezuma Castle National Monument in Camp Verde, Stargazing Retreats is a tented camp with spectacular mountain views that provides an ideal base for outdoor lovers and hikers wanting to soak up the beauty of Arizona. The camp’s stargazing capsule is a spacious, ventilated sphere with an enormous transparent dome facing the night sky and features a comfortable double bed, warm blankets, a cozy shared bathroom with towels, shampoos, soaps, and a hairdryer. Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the property, and amenities include a shared kitchen, free parking, and meditation classes are offered in the morning and evening.

2320 N Private Dr, Camp Verde, AZ 86322, Phone: 310-961-1109

Billie's Backpackers Hostel

Set in Fairbanks, Arkansas, Billie's Backpackers Hostel is the city’s longest-running, friendliest hostel that has been providing welcoming accommodation for backpackers and travelers since 1991. The hostel features dorm rooms with bunk beds for up to four people, a glass gazebo dorm with space for up to six people, and private apartments, long-term stays, tent space. Facilities include shared bathrooms with showers, a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, comfortable common areas, a shared lounge with cable television, and lovely gardens with a sun terrace. The hostel has limited free bicycle rentals, complimentary wireless Internet, and a coin-operated laundry.

2895 Mack Blvd, Fairbanks, AK 99709, Phone: 907-479-2034

Aloha Surf Hostel

Located on Maui’s North Shore, Aloha Surf Hostel is a comfortable surf-themed hostel that provides comfortable budget accommodation and free daily tours to the best destinations on the island. Nestled in a quiet residential area a short walk from the nearest beach at Paia Bay, the hostel features simple dorms come with bunk beds and private rooms with lockers, shared bathrooms, and complimentary wireless Internet. Complimentary amenities include a continental breakfast every morning, tea and coffee throughout the day, a communal kitchen and BBQ facilities, ping pong and foosball tables, a hot tub, and free daily tours.

221 Baldwin Ave, Paia, HI 96779, Phone: 808-868-0117

Cajun Hostel on the Crest

Situated a mile from the Cathedral of St John in Lafayette, Louisiana, Cajun Hostel on the Crest offers a variety of accommodations, ranging from two- and three-bedroom houses to studio apartments, and dorm beds. The main guest house offers comfortable rooms with private bathrooms, microwaves, and patios, and guests staying for more than two days enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine and chocolate. All locations are stocked with local Reve Coffee Roaster coffee, and daily housekeeping is provided by a team of friendly housekeepers.

515 Cedar Crest Ct, Lafayette, LA 70501, Phone: 337-541-1026

The Crash Pad: An Uncommon Hostel

The Crash Pad: An Uncommon Hostel is a hip hostel in the Southside neighborhood of Chattanooga in Tennessee that offers dormitory-style rooms with bunk beds and privacy curtains, lockers, and shared bathrooms. The hostel also has private bathrooms with sinks, desks, sofas, and bunk beds, and a solo suite has a private bathroom and a lounge, and all rooms have complimentary wireless Internet. Amenities include a shared kitchen where guests can cook their meals, a shared living room and lounge television, a garden with a fire pit and barbecue facilities, and a continental breakfast is served every morning. Parking is free, and the hostel is a few miles from the Tennessee Aquarium and the Rock City formations.

29 Johnson St, Chattanooga, TN 37408, Phone: 423-648-8393




HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel

Boasting beautiful views over the Pacific Ocean in Pescadero, HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse is set in four houses next to the 115-foot Pigeon Point Lighthouse that offers basic dormitory rooms with bunk beds and shared bathrooms, private rooms for couples, a shared kitchen where guests can cook their meals, and a communal lounge for relaxing. Hostel amenities include fully-equipped self-catering kitchens and communal lounges in each of the houses, along with a café and bar, a fire pit, and an outdoor hot tub with ocean views. Pescadero State Beach is a few miles away from the hostel.

210 Pigeon Point Rd, Pescadero, CA 94060, Phone: 650-879-0633

ReTribe Hiker Hostel

Situated in Underhill, Vermont, just under a mile from the trailhead to Mt Mansfield, ReTribe Hiker Hostel is a warm and welcoming hostel that offers traditional dormitory-style rooms with bunk beds, lockers and shared bathrooms with showers. The hostel has a terrace and a charming garden where guests can relax, and there is complimentary wireless Internet around the property. Guests can enjoy an array of activities in and around Underhill, such as hiking, mountain biking, and skiing in winter. The hostel is 18 miles from the Burlington International Airport.

8 Maple Leaf Rd, Underhill, VT 05489, Phone: 802-858-5316

Treasure State Hostel

Set in a busy commercial area in Bozeman, Treasure State Hostel is a low-key adults-only hostel with basic dormitory rooms, private rooms, shared bathrooms, and modern amenities. Traditional-style dorm rooms have bunk beds and shared bathrooms, while private bathrooms offer more space for guests wanting extra privacy. A communal kitchen allows guests to cook their meals, a guest lounge provides a quiet place to relax, and there is coin-operated laundry facility and a complimentary wireless Internet around the property. Other amenities include luggage storage space, a terrace with lovely views, and free bikes for exploring the city, and a continental breakfast is served every morning. The hostel is a short walk from Montana State University, and the Bozeman Yellowstone International is ten miles away.

27 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715, Phone: 406-624-6244

The Wanderlust Hostel

Housed in a low-rise building surrounded by trees in the heart of Gunnison town center, the Wanderlust Hostel is a homey hostel just six blocks from Main Street that offers both private rooms and traditional dorm rooms with simple décor, shared bathrooms, fresh towels and linens, and complimentary wireless Internet. Hostel amenities include a communal kitchen where guests can cook their meals, dining room and cozy living room with television, a backyard garden with a fire pit and a barbecue grill, free parking, loaner bikes for exploring the area, ski equipment storage, and complimentary hot drinks throughout the day.

221 N Boulevard St, Gunnison, CO 81230, Phone: 970-901-1599