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.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The HI Phoenix Hostel & Cultural Center is a traveling organization that caters to international travelers, tourists, students and people of all ages who want to experience the world with an affordable budget. Our hostel offers a combination of common spaces, gardens, reading rooms, dorms spaces, private room, and family rooms to meet the needs of our diverse guests. We are also a vibrant cultural center that curates and hosts artists from all over the world. We are the only accredited hostel in Arizona, and have won numerous awards for our unique programs, cultural events, and style. We have all the amenities you for a safe, fun, and unique travel experience. If you are looking for one of the most unexpected and exciting places to stay in the US, come to the desert and enjoy the Phoenix Hostel & Cultural Center! ... more less