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4081 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6979
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#4 of 36 Specialty lodging in South Lake Tahoe
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4.8
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5.0
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4.9
Value
4.8
Hello, we are the Mellow Mountain Hostel! We are a brand new hostel out of South Lake Tahoe, a beautiful mountain town with a great big alpine lake in California. We offer our guests the option of sleeping in a 4 person dorm room, or a private room. We have built a brand new large communal room as well as a large brand new kitchen. We hope to see you soon!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Business Center with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Fireplace
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Non-smoking rooms
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John A wrote a review Aug 2022
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My girlfriend and I were talking to Harrison for the past 4 months arranging our stay here. Harrison seems like a nice guy but would not respond for the life of him. It's no surprise why the workaway website states their average reply time is 27 days. We reached out 10 days before our arranged arrival and I get an email that states they will not be able to accommodate us. Had we not emailed and confirmed with them previously, I have a good feeling that they wouldn't have told us. Safe to say, if they can't manage their booking sites–I can't even imagine what their management is like at the hostel. As a traveler, the absolute worst thing that can happen is plans falling through in such a short notice of time. We were extremely disappointed with the management and service at Mellow Mountain Hostel.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Sara Z wrote a review Aug 2021
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Filthy, hot, loud. No ac so you have to open the windows and it's so stuffy in the rooms. Opening the windows makes it impossible to sleep because people are playing musing and being loud all night. See photos for how dirty this pace is. Definitely never coming back. My pillow case seems to have a blood stain on it.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Bryce O wrote a review Mar 2021
Fort Collins, Colorado4 contributions
Phenomenal hostel. Super convenient location, great amenities, superb staff, cheap prices, diverse and friendly guests. This place remains a smooth sailing vessel within an ocean of diversity. I've traveled this country staying in many hostels and communes over the years yet this place remains at the top of my list. Even when I tire of skiing, hiking, and partying this place never grows stale. Yet despite its ever-changing nature, there is a sense of grounded community that envelops it. 10/10
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Kory B wrote a review Nov 2020
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Mellow mountain is literally the best hostel. It has such an amazing vibe and everyone always hangs out in the community room including the owner Elias who is a super chill and cool dude, definitely a good host to talk to! The rooms are super nice, we had a double bunk bed room with a bathroom inside, fans, and everything you need. One of the coolest parts about the place is all the art everywhere, you never run out of things to see. Definitely a top recommendation and now my go to spot in Tahoe. Five stars for sure.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Aline B wrote a review Dec 2019
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I have an excelent time in this hostel, with nice people and an incredible staff. The place is comftable, clean, with good temperature in every room, I went there in december, winter, and never felt cold inside. The kitchen is comftable and clean and there is a really nice common space with a couch and a big table where you can share with the other guests. I loved this place, definitly i want to go back again in a couple of years.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Carly R wrote a review Aug 2019
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Fantastic hostel. We rolled in exhausted after a wedding and were surprised to find quiet, comfortable beds with the little things that make a hostel great - towels, your own shelf with light, fan & chargers on each bed. The atmosphere was great where there was always someone to have a beer with, or you could get a good night sleep. Was very pleasantly surprised with this place!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Brenna wrote a review Jun 2019
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I stumbled upon the hostel online and booked immediately when I planned an impromptu trip to Tahoe. Corey, Audrey, Harrison, Andrew, and the rest of the staff were extremely welcoming and helpful. It was my first hostel-stay and they all set the bar very high. Rooms were very well kept and clean, common spaces as well. It seemed as though they did a good job at making sure guests cleaned up after themselves. I immediately felt comfortable and got any/all of my questions answered with ease. I got lots of trail suggestions and area information as well. Ty MMH!!!! 🖤
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Champagnelife123 wrote a review Nov 2018
Northampton, United Kingdom91 contributions63 helpful votes
Everyone was so friendly in the hostel and I quickly made friends. The rooms were warm despite being freezing outside. The rooms were so nicely decorated and had an en suite bathroom. I was in an all girl 4 bed room. They had washers and dryers for a really affordable price and the detergent was included for free. There was free parking in a safe place. I wish I could have stayed here longer.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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kevam wrote a review Aug 2018
Long Island, New York4 contributions1 helpful vote
Really enjoyed staying at the Mellow Mountain. Staff was incredibly friendly and more than accomodating. Great location right off a main street. Kitchen and rooms were clean and easily accessible. I really cannot emphasize enough how great the staff was.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Alfonso B wrote a review Jul 2018
San Francisco, California2 contributions
I loved it!!! This hostel is AMAZING the people are sooooo Friendly I’m totally going back I also met great friends!!! This hostel is close to the Gondolas where you can go all the way to the heavenly ski resort great restaurants also.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mellow Mountain Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Mellow Mountain Hostel?
Nearby attractions include The Loft Theatre (0.2 miles), The Gondola at Heavenly (0.2 miles), and Heavenly Mountain Resort (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mellow Mountain Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Mellow Mountain Hostel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mellow Mountain Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mellow Mountain Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Flatstick Pub, Base Camp Pizza Co., and Driftwood Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Mellow Mountain Hostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Vikingsholm (4.8 miles).
Does Mellow Mountain Hostel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Mellow Mountain Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.