California Hostels


California Travel Tips & Suggestions

Visit Sacramento -- it's a tranquil place. I suggest enjoying a delicious coffee in the naked lounge -- it's great!
Of course most visitors to Berkeley go to Telegraph to shop, but there are plenty of other areas that offer a completely different type of shopping experience, if the begging teenager/dirty hippie scene isn't your thing. Try College Ave (go several blocks past the dorms) and Fourth Street. Fourth Street is a bit …
I've been to Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. Los Angeles is good if you want to experience "Hollywood". Other than that, if you want to experience social beaches I would head to San Diego. If you want a really great city experience, nothing beats San Francisco. There is a lot to do in Los Angeles but be …
There is a Farmers Market festival every Thursday in Fullerton, with music and lots of food. Great location for Disneyland, Knox Berry Farm, California Adventure, and other scenic adventures.
Sausalito sits just over the Golden Gate bridge from San Francisco. It's a wonderful port town with higher-end shops, good seafood, and pubs and bars. There are tons of sailboats in several marinas. There is a nice ferry to San Francisco. I'm a native of Marin County -- it is filled with mostly friendly people driving …
Pack a sweater! Because Santa Cruz is in California and a beach town, many people think it will be warm and sunny. Actually, it can get surprisingly cold. Also, don't count on swimming in the ocean, unless you wear a wetsuit. As with most of Northern California beaches, the water is freezing.
Don't miss the Haight Ashbury area (centered around the intersection of Haight Street and Ashbury Street) to get a taste of what the San Francisco 60s was all about.
Big Bear Lake is an awesome town hidden in the mountains. I felt like I was in the Alps! I stopped there on my way to Las Vegas and Joshua Tree. I stayed for three days when I only planned to stop for the night. I went kayaking and hiked to Castle Rock which has great views of the lake and alpine forest. I'd love to …
If you are going to visit San Diego make sure you stay in Pacific Beach. The beach is awesome with some great surf and the nightlife is impressive. Heaps of great bars with some really good drink specials.
Anaheim is located between the popular hosteler destinations of Los Angeles and San Diego. It is thirty minutes from the ocean and the coastal cities of Long Beach and Huntington Beach. Anaheim is probably best known for being home to Disneyland, which opened in 1955, the only Disney park where Walt Disney himself …
Montara, in San Mateo County in California, has an estimated population of just under three thousand inhabitants, so it's surprising you would be able to find a hostel here, but it is a minor tourism destination. There are several historical sources pointing to the origin of the city’s name, but there is one that has …
There are plenty of great San Diego hostels to choose from. San Diego is located at the southern-most tip of California, not far from the Mexican border. Known both as a beach destination and as the home of the United States Navy, San Diego is situated right on the Mexican border and has a population of over 1.3 …
Berkeley is an extremely politically liberal city that is home to the first established University of California, more affectionately known as "Cal". Berkeley is very friendly, diverse area that is rich in character. An organic and hippie lifestyle is definitely promoted and practiced by most of the people that live …
Monterey, located on the coast of California south of San Jose and San Francisco, is a port city characterized by many adobe, Spanish-Colonial-style buildings. Its main attractions are along the waterfront. That's also where you'll find hostel and hotel accommodations. There are so many things to do in Monterey, it …
Fullerton, located just north of Anaheim between Los Angeles and San Diego, is less than a twenty-minute drive from Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. It is also possible to reach these nearby parks from your hostel by public bus transportation, but this will take closer to an hour. Downtown Fullerton has a …
Mammoth Lakes is a small city located in the Eastern Sierra region of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. This region is a popular winter vacation spot for local Californians, due to the well-established ski slopes and resorts. Mammoth Lakes has many restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, shops, tourist information …
If you’re looking for a hostel in beautiful Indian valley in California, Greenville is the place to be. It definitely doesn’t boast of large malls or grand shopping centers ... but you will definitely feel like this is a home away from home once you visit the place. Greenville California is a great place and a friendly …
Santa Ana is located in Orange County, California. The Artistic Village in Santa Ana, is a popular destination for locals and tourists, and provides a range of different boutique shops, stalls, bars, restaurants, and cafes. There are also a number of galleries, displaying work of local artists. Museums, gardens, and …
One of the more beautiful places in the state of California is South Lake Tahoe, and it's great that you have the option of staying in a hostel here. Because more and more tourists and locals alike frequent the different places for which South Lake Tahoe is quite famous, the local government is continuously improving …
Sacramento, the capital of California, is located in Northern California, northeast of San Francisco. Sacramento was an important trade point during the California gold rush, with stagecoaches, riverboats, and trains from the First Continental Railroad continuously arriving at the city. Today, there are many aspects of …