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Backpacker Hostels in California

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#2 of 12 Specialty lodging in Sacramento
One traveler mentioned "backpacker" when describing this hotel.
  • "I am a 30 something year old that use to stay at Hostels as a backpacker while I traveled around the world. I had not stayed in a Hostel in years and figured that I would give it a..."
  • "Had a private room. Great for one night. The location was unbeatable, The home itself was 120 years old with a really interesting story and it was beautiful. The morning coffee and bagels were good..."
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#3 of 47 Specialty lodging in San Francisco
2 travelers mentioned "backpacker" and "backpacker hostel" when describing this hotel.
  • "The Green Tortoise might look a bit rough around the edges on first arrival but this hostel ticks every box if you are a backpacker looking to meet other people, hit all the cool..."
  • "the hostels in the US, this is the one that was most typical of a proper backpacker hostel. The place is big, but make sure you book ahead as it fills out pretty quickly. There..."
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#1 of 4 Specialty lodging in Midpines
One traveler mentioned "backpacker hostels" when describing this hotel.
  • "Backpacker hostels tend to be like that, which is good. I reserved a room with shared facilities which was in a cabin, and was small but beautifully appointed inside, just like a B..."
  • "Had a fantastic time at the Bug. Amazing trails, family friendly and scrumptious food at the restaurant. The steak was a crowd pleaser with my family and the staff were very accommodating of requests...."
#1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Montara
One traveler mentioned "backpacker" when describing this hotel.
  • "cottage. The main building contains a kitchen and other facilities for backpacker types – also convenient. Looking forward to my next visit!..."
  • "This was the best hostel of all time. Surely go for one of the private rooms so that you can hear the ocean while you lay in bed. To be certain, the private rooms are small but who cares. Go there,..."
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Berkeley YMCA (Berkeley)
#2 of 4 Specialty lodging in Berkeley
One traveler mentioned "backpacker" when describing this hotel.
  • "The YMCA hostel was the best experience I had staying in Berkeley as a backpacker. It's cheap, safe, run by a dedicated staff, and reasonably clean. It's a budget hostel, not a..."
  • "I am writing this review while staying at the YMCA "hotel" for three weeks in July/August 2007. The turn-offs for this place are the following: no overnight guests, common bathrooms and showers, basic..."
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#2 of 47 Specialty lodging in San Francisco
One traveler mentioned "backpacker hostels" when describing this hotel.
  • "I have stayed in a lot of backpacker hostels over the years & I can say with confidence that I have, by far, had the most enjoyable experience at the Pacific Tradewinds. PT is..."
  • "The atmosphere is great, it feels like you're part of a tight-knit family when you stay here. Everyone is really easy to get along with, and the staff are happy to help and will even join you for acti..."
Adelaide Hostel (San Francisco)
#6 of 47 Specialty lodging in San Francisco
One traveler mentioned "backpacker" when describing this hotel.
  • "All the amenities a backpacker could need and great location near the centre of the city. I stayed in a 6-bed female only dorm and there were curtains for privacy, spacious lockers..."
  • "Spent 3 great nights there in january 2013! The location is perfect, near Union Square and the metro & bart station. The rooms are ok and the lobby as well. The kitchen is a really good to place to so..."
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#14 of 45 Specialty lodging in Big Bear Region
One traveler mentioned "backpacker" when describing this hotel.
  • "place that you need them if you have a lock on your bag), and it's open to the backpacker spirit. One of my fave hostels in the USA, and up there for the world...."
  • "I stayed here last year when it was being run as a vacation rental, and I understand it's closed now for renovations and will re-open this Fall as a regular hostel. Have stayed at a number of other h..."
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#5 of 47 Specialty lodging in San Francisco
One traveler mentioned "backpacker" when describing this hotel.
  • "I met some of the greatest friends at this hostel, it attracts a great kind of backpacker. Location is perfect, just make sure you don't head the wrong direction or it's not so safe..."
  • "This was my first hostel experience and it didn't disappoint. Friendly staff made us welcome and were happy to answer queries and help us out. Room was clean, comfy and well thought out. Privacy scre..."
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