Sacramento International Hostel

900 H St., Sacramento, California, 95814, United States
#17 of 83 hotels in Sacramento
Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 2 reviews
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Hostel in A Charming Victorian Building

by written on January 25, 2013

I have not stayed at the Sacramento Hostel. However it is only three blocks from my son's house in downtown Sacramento and one day I decided to visit. While I was there I spoke to young man from Toronto. He indicated that he really liked his dormitory style room because it wasn't crowded at all and the hostel treats all of its guests well. He is on a trip through the Western United States and felt that this one of the best hostels he has stayed in.

The inside of the hostel has a series of charming public areas. A large sitting area and a breakfast area are set out in Victorian period style. A wonderful wrap around porch allows guests to sit out on the porch and relax.

The hostel occupies the original home of Lew Williams, a Maine Native, who came to California in 1850 to make his fortune in the gold fields. While Williams was unsuccessful as a 49er he became a very successful businessman. In 1885 his Italiante Stick Style Victorian mansion was completed at a cost of $ 16,000. While there were many owners in between, after a group of landowners donated the mansion to the Golden Gate Council of Youth Hostels in 1988, and the house was moved across a street, the hostel opened to the public in 1995.

The hostel offers rooms in a dormitory style setting from $ 28 to $ 32. Rooms sleep eight people and there are shared bathing facilities. There are also a group of approximately eight private rooms that vary greatly in style and cost between $ 55 to well over $ 100 a night.

Unique Quality: The most unique aspects of this property is the stunning building. The hotel is one of the finest examples of Italianate Stick Style architecture on the west coast. The public areas downstairs are very welcoming. The location at 9th and H Street is perfect for accessing all of downtown Sacramento's attractions.

Directions: The Sacramento Hostel is located at 925 H Street (at 10th Street), near the State Capitol in downtown Sacramento.

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From Mansion to Hostel

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 9, 2005

Sacramento International Hostel has many things going for it: it is walking distance to Old Sacramento and the State Capitol; it is reasonably priced; it is not crowded; it is also beautiful. Apparently, in another life, it was a Victorian mansion. Inside, it is like a grand house.

Like other hostels, it has both shared and private rooms. I got a bed in a shared room for $28. If I were a member of Hostelling International, I would have paid $3 less. By the way, I also paid for using their linen and towel.

Staying in a hostel is not for everyone. For those who just want a place to sleep and freshen up, however, hostels are a reasonable choice.

Directions: It's near the NE corner of 9th and H Streets.

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Address: 900 H St., Sacramento, California, 95814, United States

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