I have spent many years coming to Salida for outdoor sports and before Simple Lodge, the choice of a European feeling hostel was nonexistent. Then, Julia, Jon & Co., built this fantastic place that makes me feel very welcome whenever I drop by to rejuvenate my soul in the mountains surrounding Salida. You will first notice that the location is fantastic, just feet from the river, a few blocks from the mountain biking shops and shuttle, and a few minutes drive to anywhere you'd want to ski. Next is how well the place is designed by utilizing lots of solid wood that gives it an authentic log cabin feel while blending a distinctly modern decor, wifi, fantastically hot showers, and a very large kitchen. The beds are comfortable and you should get some fantastic sleep as the walls are quite solid and keep noise to a minimum. Above all else, I have to say that this place stands out for the service and people that work and stay here. You are treated like family and even welcome to join in on dinners. Here the conversations are fantastic, the climbing expertise incredible, and the fellow travelers seem to all be on a grand journey, making you realize how special this place is for connecting with fellow world travelers and locals alike. Having lived in many countries and traveled over five continents, I can safely say that Simple Lodge & Hostel is a place worth adding to your itinerary, and the fact that its so reasonably priced makes it all the more better. As such, when I'm in Salida, you'll find me here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only lodging located in historic downtown Salida. Walk to everything or use a bike for free. We have bunk beds, private queen rooms, and a private suite with kitchen. ... more less