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RoadRunner Hostel

346 East 12th Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
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RoadRunner Hostel
Ranked #1 of 34 Specialty lodging in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about this beautiful, friendly, and caring hostel is exceptional. I had a long stay at Road Runner and the staff and guest became family to me. They take pride in the cleanliness of this charming house. The morning waffle breakfast was amazing and the use of the professional style kitchen made me feel at home. Lockers for my valuables... More

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Costa Mesa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for about 9 nights back in February during the Tucson Gem Show. The homely feel is something you just don't find anywhere else and made the experience vet special and memorable. The dining area & lounge are very small which encourages interaction with other guests. Loved the free waffles and friendly staff who were more like fellow guests... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Gorgeous hostel in an amazing location! Walking distance to downtown and situated in a cozy cottage. Staff was so helpful and nice! Great kitchen, free breakfast (and shelf of free food in fridge), cosy common areas. Dorms were clean and not too cramped. However, the private rooms don't lock from the outside, so need to use lockers. Probably not the... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Everytime I come here I have a great time. The staff is really great and tries to make everyone feel comfortable. If you are travelling in and around Tucson and want to make friends, then this is the place to be.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I have been experiencing different hostels here in the states for over two decades and this is a great example of what a hostel can be. The location in town is great, just close enough to all the fun madness for easy participation; and just far enough back to be a quiet oasis after the day/night adventure. Domitory and private... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I had a really great time at this hostel. I've been a number of times but it just seems to get better. The beauty of the heritage home turned hostel, authentic landscaping and great staff combine to give you a real sense of the unique character of Tucson. The staff was hugely helpful in finding great places to go out... More

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The location of this fabulous, cute hostel is hard to beat. You can walk downtown and are a short bike ride away from the campus/entertainment district too. The staff was excellent; helpful, friendly, funny, and genuine. The hostel felt like home during my stay and I enjoyed meeting lots of great people from all over the world of all different... More

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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Roadrunner is a fabulous little guesthouse hostel in Tucson. I had a car so I can't attest to location as far as buses/train, but it's in a great spot to walk to dozens of places to eat/drink. The staff are friendly, place is clean, kitchen roomy, laundry available, and a nice big living room to gather and watch a movie.

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Little Village called Brisbane
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The rooms and common area's were spotlessly clean. The Manager was very helpful and explained everything to us, the complimentary breakfast was a bonus. To stay on the week of the local Rodeo was great timing

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Yellowknife NWT Canada
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10 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Great place to stay in Tucson. If you are looking for inexpensive, friendly, clean accommodations in a hostel environment, this is your place. Only a few blocks from downtown, it is convenient and fun. We stayed 2 weeks and met people from all over the world. The staff are friendly and helpful to guests who range in age from children... More

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Address: 346 East 12th Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
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Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Roadrunner Hotel Tucson

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Roadrunner Hostel in Tucson is the perfect traveler's gateway to many attractions in southern Arizona. Our beautiful, historic adobe house is set in the heart of downtown Tucson. We provide all the comforts of home with a large kitchen that includes two large refrigerators and a professional stove, laundry facilities, free wi-fi, internet access, and cable T.V. Every morning we offer an all-you-can-eat Belgian waffle breakfast with coffee and tea. We have women's, men's and co-ed dorms, as well as private rooms. Fresh linens are always provided and we clean daily. We are within walking distance of the University of Arizona, shopping and entertainment venues, 4th Avenue, and many great restaurants. ... more   less 
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