HI Phoenix Hostel (The Metcalf House) is a wonderful place!! I recently stayed two nights there on my Grand Canyon Arizona trip. The owner and staff are super hospitable, very kind, extra helpful, all-around good people. Keith (owner) offered great advice about things to do in Phoenix, and he was helpful when I asked for advice about the trip north to the Grand Canyon. We stayed in their private room, and it was just what we were looking for. I took a look into the bunk room, and it looked great, too. The hostel has a fully equipped kitchen where we cooked, used the fridge, and made ourselves at home. The day that we left, several guests were planning a pot-luck dinner together. The hostel are located just two exits from the airport and walking distance to Heard Museum, the famous Central Library, supermarket, and restaurants. Easy free parking right out front. If you are a hostel kind of person, HI Phoenix is just what you are looking for. If you are looking for the Ritz Carlton, stay somewhere else.