We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The gem of Tahoe” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hostel Tahoe

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Kings Beach
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Hostel Tahoe
Save
You added Hostel Tahoe to your Saves list
8931 N. Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143   |  
Hotel amenities
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
“The gem of Tahoe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This was my best find on a recent trip out to California. The hostel is spotless clean, very well maintained and brilliantly presented. The kitchen is fully equipped, cosy and welcoming. They have bicycles you can borrow and great wifi. The rooms are kept very clean and tidy with a nice little wardrobe space in each to keep the rooms from cluttering up with cases etc. The bathroom within the room has everything you need and are quite clean.
This super little place is only open a couple of years so is currently undervalued in my honest opinion. It sits on a great location just on the eastern edge of King's beach village but literally only a stone's throw from all the amenities and convenience stores etc. The staff are a very friendly bunch happy to offer advice/recommendations of local trails, hikes, things to do, etc., I honestly can't recommend this hostel highly enough. You'll be delighted with it! I will most definitely use it for any future trips to the Lake Tahoe area. Enjoy!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

57 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    49
    7
    1
    0
    0
See reviews for
6
16
15
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (14)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bossier City, Louisiana
Level Contributor
42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

great place to stay, especially if you are traveling solo. the kitchen is the place to socialize in the mornings. lots of interesting and diverse people stay at the hostel. they have private rooms as well as dorm rooms.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Monterey, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This hostel was the best I have ever stayed! It is VERY clean and VERY welcoming. The welcome area has beautiful and homey decorations, and the kitchen is stocked with spices, tea, and many appliances that will satisfy all cooking/comfort needs. The rooms are clean and well kept, with the bathrooms being top notch. I stayed in the women's dorm and the other two women I didn't know were very normal and friendly. Overall a great experience. Knowing I didn't spend a ton of money on my hotel made me enjoy Tahoe even more!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Girdwood, Alaska
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We recently stayed in "The Wave" room for two nights in early June and were very satisfied customers! This hostel is VERY clean and well managed with lots of little extras. For example, how many hostels have a bamboo steamer in the kitchen? None that we've stayed in! Devon (and Wilbur) were the perfect hosts and gave us the gouge on where to find a quiet beach (Buck's) or a good place to eat in Tahoe City (Tahoe House Bakery). At the risk of being redundant, we won't repeat everything that the other five-star reviewers had to say, other than it's all true! Like the others, we are a little reluctant to share this rare find, lest there be no vacancy next time we want to stay. However, since we wish these folks nothing but success in their venture, we feel obligated to spread the word. You will not be disappointed in a stay at Hostel Tahoe.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bunbury, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

You should come here just for this hostel! It is certainly up there in my best hostels list. Clean, friendly, cosy, welcoming, you name it, it is it. I stayed in a female room which had two single beds, and a double bed with a single bunk on top. The room has its own bathroom and a wardrobe area for hanging clothes and storing luggage. The room was spotless and tastefully decorated, although it may get a little crowded if fully occupied. The kitchen facillities included everything you could want, including decent cookware, not just crappy pots n pans, was always clean and has basic foodstuffs for your use for a small donation. On weekends, there is a free brekky of homemade granola, breads etc which was yummy. The whole hostel has a warm, homely feel and is also in a great location for exploring the district. I love this place and so will you. Oh and also, the wifi is free and works brilliantly. Never had any probs with it. I hope to come back oneday in winter so I can sit around the cosy fire and enjoy the company.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sacramento, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We decided to stay here based on Trip Advisor reviews, and we were not disappointed. Cleanest hostel we've stayed at, the nicest staff we've encountered, and the least $$ we've ever paid for a private room (w/ private bath!) at a hostel. Devon and Syd each made us feel welcome and at ease. The room, grounds, and common areas were neat and tidy. Homemade granola and baked goods for breakfast, included in the price. (Sat/ Sun morning). Tip - Look at the reviews for Kings Beach Motels, compare them to Hostel Tahoe's reviews, book your reservation at Hostel Tahoe, enjoy your time there, go home and feel like a freakin' genius due to your brilliant decision making. That's what I did! Don't know when we'll be back to North Tahoe, but I know where we'll be staying!

Room Tip: A private room that sleeps 4 can be had for less than the cost of 3 dorm beds.
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for about 5 weeks this winter. Andrew, Christine, Devon & Syd were so accommodating and became like friends. We stayed in the private room & dorms and they were incredibly clean and so cosy. We made so many friends here and have many amazing memories from our time in Kings Beach. The location of the hostel cant be beat and the facilities are above and beyond what you would expect from a hostel. This is one of, if not the best hostel we have both ever stayed in.

Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent. As a couple we couldnt always have the private room as it was booked so...
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...

Been to Hostel Tahoe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hostel Tahoe

Address: 8931 N. Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Kings Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Kings Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
North Lake Tahoe's Best Hostel. Hostel Tahoe offers comfortable, safe and affordable accommodations for individual and group travelers visiting North Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountain Ranges. ... more   less 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hostel Tahoe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.