“THIS HOSTEL REMINDS YOU WHAT BACKPACKING IS ALL ABOUT” — Lonely Planet 2011
Guests voted HI Metcalf Phoenix Hosteling International’s 3rd Friendliest Hostel in the World for 2013
Located in downtown Phoenix, we are 3 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport and 4 miles from the greyhound station both are accessible by public transport and light-rail.
The hostel is walking distance to Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix Convention Centre, Diamond Backs-Chase Field, Phoenix Suns-US Airways Center , museums, shops and supermarkets.
We are the only “Desert Hostel” within the Hosteling International organization. Our front and back yard areas, planted with desert cactus, aloes and shrubs that thrive in the arid desert climate offer a respite from the rush of the city and the wear of the road. We offer a free breakfast, free street parking, kitchen and laundry facilities, and WIFI. We like communal meals, good conversation, artists, musicians, and great travel stories.
You have easy access by public transport to the Heard Native American Museum, the Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix Public Library, the Phoenix Art Museum, or hike through parts of the Sonoran desert in Papago Park.
In the Greater Phoenix area you can hike Camelback Mountain and South Mountain Park, or visit the fantastic Musical Instrument Museum and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West.
Arizona is one of the great outdoor states year round: Attractions include The Grand Canyon, Sedona, The Saguaro National Park , Monument Valley, Skiing in Winter, Native American Culture and Reservations
For More information visit The Arizona Office of Tourism
***Spring and Summer temperatures are between 90-115f/30-45c daily, we recommended that you drink 4-6ltr/1.5gal of water per day, wear light cool clothing, comfortable walking shoes, a hat/cap and apply sunscreen liberally. Fall and Winter temperatures are between 32-70f/0c-15c daily, we recommend that you bring warm sweaters, jackets, shoes as the desert cools rapidly after sunset. ***
We are a small hostel with only 18 beds so not all rooms/beds are available for online booking. Please contact us via email for any reservation enquiries. For private rooms and group bookings please contact us via our website at Phxhostel.org
Rates and Payment
We accept cash only as payment at check-in and we have a 7 day limit
Contact us directly via our website at Phxhostel.org, and prices start at $25 per night for a dorm bed and $38 for a private room
Book online and dorm prices start at $27 and private rooms start at $43
All prices are for guests who are not members of Hostelling International. Members of HI will receive a $3 discount
All guests must present a government issued photo ID (Passport, Driver’s License, Identity Card) at check in. Hosteling International is a non-profit, membership based organization. Non-members may purchase an annual membership at the hostel or online.
HI Metcalf Phoenix was voted Hosteling International’s: The 3rd Friendliest Hostel in the World for 2013
We are very active in the local community, working neighborhood improvement programs, promoting local performers and artists.
For More information go to our web site Phxhostel.org
Go from desert sun to beach sand with a short trip to laid back San Diego.
- Basic store available at or near the hostel
- Breakfast at or near the hostel
- Common room(s)
- Cycle rental available at or near the hostel
- Groups welcome
- Individual traveller welcome
- Internet access
- Laundry facilities
- Lockers available
- Luggage Store
- Self-catering kitchen
- Sheets in price
- Smoking room/area
- Botanical centre nearby
- City centre location
- Cultural centre nearby
- Historical sites nearby
- Museums/art galleries nearby
- Nightlife nearby
- Restaurants nearby
- Shopping centre/market nearby
Address & Contact
Bus & Train tickets to Phoenix, AZ (The Metcalf House)
> Total Beds 22
> Check-in 8-10am & 5-10pm
> Open all year