HI - Sacramento Hostel is the flagship hostel of California's capitol. This repurposed Victorian mansion is a unique place to stay at a reasonable price! Because this hostel is a member of Hostelling International, you can expect the amenities and services that the membership requires, but you'll also find so much more!
HI - Sacramento Hostel is located in the heart of the city. It is within walking distance to the Union Station as well as many of Sacramento's most popular attractions, such as the State Capitol Building, the Railroad Museum, and Old Sacramento. The large, period building is very easy to spot, except for the navigation of one-way streets and possible GPS inaccuracies. Metered street parking is available for short periods of time, but HI - Sacramento Hostel does offer a gated parking lot for an additional fee.
Rooms and Bathrooms
Both mixed and gender-specific dorm rooms are offered, as well as private rooms that vary to accommodate singles, couples, and families. All bedroom doors require passcodes for entry, and each room is tastefully decorated in a theme matching the mansion's history. Bathrooms are located on every floor. Each bathroom includes shelves and hooks to keep toiletries as well as several shower stalls, so it's a very rare thing to have to wait in line!
Probably the biggest benefit of HI - Sacramento Hostel is the ample common spaces! The ground level has the always-staffed reception area, a large dining room where breakfast is served daily, a kitchen with plenty of supplies and storage space, and two other sitting areas. The basement has a game room with vending machines. The backyard features tables, chairs, and a BBQ. In addition, the upper floors offer comfortable seating in the hallway areas. All of these locations make for plenty of hang-out options depending if you want to socialize with the other guests, or if you want some space to utilize the free Wi-Fi. Between all of the Victorian decor and Hostelling International's alcohol-free policy, this can be a quiet hostel, but HI - Sacramento Hostel does frequently offer unique events.
While Sacramento isn't thought of much as a traveler's town compared to its California neighbors, one of the best reasons to visit is to see the HI - Sacramento Hostel! From the friendly staff to the walk-through history, HI - Sacramento Hostel will never be thought of as "just another hostel"!