About HI Phoenix The Metcalf House Hostel
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 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.
***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. ***
Reservation information: 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 inquiries.
Rates and Payment We accept cash only as payment at check-in and we have a 7 day limit. 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.
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