HI - Phoenix - The Metcalf House Hostel, Phoenix

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HI - Phoenix - The Metcalf House Hostel Reviews

Great except for the uncomfortable beds

Pros -- Felt safe, quiet, single person restroom in room, small lockers in room, free parking (curbside in quite neighborhood). Cons -- No large locker in room (in back of property), uncomfortable bed, no autolock door.

Age 39 | USA

Good, nice location

too many drunks coming in early morning and disrupting the hostel.

Age 72 | usa


I was at this hostel in November and my time there couldn't have been better. The staff are super friendly and make you feel at home. The atmosphere was very homely and welcoming too. The rooms and bathrooms are very clean. Very well located, not far from airport, and close to buses, rail, and shops on Roosevelt Row. Best hostel in town. I will definitely stay there if I'm back in Phoenix, it felt like home away from home.

Age 26 | Spain

I loved the atmosphere

Although I only stayed one night, arrived in the evening and had to go the next morning, I could not really try all the many possibilities of the hostel. But they advised me very good for a dinner in the evening and I had a great time. If I could, I'd come back to stay longer and explore more.


Excellent Ambiance

Great service and the amiability of guests was a pleasure to experience. The colors used to enhance the early style of the building was indicative of the vibrancy one feels when there. The front yard is shaded so that even on a sunny morning it is comfortable to sit outside sipping on a morning 'cuppa' listening to the birds.

Ret Ahimsa
Age 65 | Florida, USA

Amazing place!!!

Best hostel in town!!! Amazing stuff and good vibes.

Age 25 | Russian

Felt at home

My 15 yr old son and I stayed at the HI Phoenix hostel due to all hotels being booked the one night we needed for his Regionals Boys Gymnastics meet. We easily found our way to the hostel from Downtown Phoenix, and took the bus back to his event the next day. It was great to feel at home, meet interesting people from USA and foreign countries. He especially enjoyed the breakfast and "hanging" out in the hammocks in the warm sun (We are from San Francisco, alot of fog) The owner found a small room fan for us to use as well. The staff was very helpful, let us check in late due my son's training schedule. We would stay here again in the future!

Age 51 | USA

Nice atmosphere!

I stayed less than a week here and really liked everything about it! The staff is polite and welcoming. I really liked the natural theme of the hostel, it felt like home. We all had a good time and became friends.

Chiara Petrachi
Age 23

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HI - Phoenix - The Metcalf House Hostel Reviews from the Web

I'm comin back in the summer!


Friendly staff and lovely atmosphere.




Liked: Everything Didn't like: No pool


Great environment and lovely place to stay. Staff very helpful for advice on what to do and how to get around.


Easy to walk to the art district.


Liked: Was charming Didn't like: Some renovation in private room


Liked: One of the best hostels I have stayed in! Friendly people (perhaps a conincidence :)), but that's the general vibe apparently in this hostel. Staff are also chilled out, professional and helpful. Didn't like: The booking fees that I paid on the website was not taken into consideration at the Hostel payment counter. Although, the hostel authorities convinced me the logic (I think), this needs to be fixed, and policy needs to be clearly mentioned on the website, and clearly communicated to the hostels.


Liked: Great staff and manager! Breakfast was great! Didn't like: n/a


Liked: All of the staff was very professional and attentive. Didn't like: It's a bit dated.


Liked: Relaxed environment, fantastic friendly staff, tons of character in & around the hostel & not far from downtown Phoenix either.Great value & the facilities are good too.As this is a hostel website, I assume people are not expecting the Ritz & thus I hope they would appreciate the gem that this place really is. Didn't like: Not a dislike as such, it's just that I wish they had a stricter booking policy, so that people didn't take advantage of their generous flexibility & booked rooms that they had no intention of paying for nor using during the Superbowl weekend! I hope those NYC douchebags who blocked genuine guests have the same happen to them in the future.



"This hostel reminds you
what backpacking is all about."

Welcome to Hosteling International Phoenix (Metcalf House) - the only HI hostel in Arizona and the best value for your travel needs. Located on the trendy Roosevelt Row arts district, in downtown Phoenix, HI-Phoenix is a unique blend of hostel and cultural center with art openings and events happening. The old brick house is alive with lush plants and cactus, meditative gardens, hammocks, artwork, and vibrant colors. Our friendly staff knows the “off the beaten path” places in Phoenix and Arizona and can help you make your stay truly unique. Past guests include: Manu Chao, Ana Tijoux, Mike de la Rocha! Come see what this place is all about!

Centrally located in downtown Phoenix with easy access to the airport, greyhound bus station, rental car hub, bike repair shops, freeways, and the lightrail system. Within walking distance to the world famous Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, sports stadiums, convention center, cinema, theatre, Arizona State University, and hundreds of art galleries. Our hostel is 5 minutes away from cafes, bars, restaurants, and grocery stores.

We offer our guests the highest quality service, facilities, and cultural experience. You receive free breakfast, sheets, and WiFi! Arizona is a unique place and HI-Phoenix is your gateway to an adventure you will never forget.

Rates & Rooms

Dorm Beds From $30
Private Room Single occupancy From $45
Private Room Double occupancy From $65
Family/Small Group room (2-4 guests) $65 for double occupancy ($10 for each extra person)

Groups with five or more qualify for special rate.
Student group rates available.

We do have space available for walk-up travelers,
but we do recommend that you make a reservation

Payment Methods
Cash or credit cards
Private/Group reservations paid online via PayPal.
* A valid government issued photo ID or Passport is required at check-in

To make a reservation go to our website phxhostel.org.


At the Hostel
1 Female-only dorm 6 beds
1 Mixed dorm 10 beds
Private Room with full bed and shared bathroom
Private / Family Room with 4 beds and own bathroom
Free Continental Breakfast
Linens in the price
24 hour access
Fully equipped Kitchen
Refrigerators and dried food storage
Laundry Facilities
Large Garden area
Free street parking
Tourist Information and local information
Loads of communal spirit

Near The Hostel
Local Art District within 10 minutes walk
Local restaurants within 10 minute walk
Grocery stores within 15 minute walk
Coffee shops within 10 minute walk
Bus Route at the end of street
Local Bars within 10 minute walk
Downtown and Convention Center within 20 minute walk
Local Museums and Library within 20 minute walk

For more ideas and information go to our Area Attraction Page

Location and Contact


• HI-Phoenix Hostel
• 1026 North 9th Street
• Phoenix. AZ 85006
• 602-254-9803
• Local Transportation Information
• • Phoenix Valley Bus and Metro
• • Discount Taxi 602 200 2000
• • Blue Airport Shuttle
• • Greyhound
• Arriving By Car
• I-10 to 7th Street exit, go south on 7th Street
• A quarter of a mile to Roosevelt Street (first Light) Turn left.
• Turn left on 9th Street (200 yards)
• We are 4 houses down on the left hand side
• From the Greyhound by Bus
• Cross 24th Street to the north east corner.
• Catch #70 Bus north to 24th & Roosevelt streets.
• Transfer to #10 Bus west to Roosevelt and 9th Street.
• We are 4 houses from the corner of 9th Street.
• From the Airport by Public Transport
• Take the grey Airport Shuttle Bus ot the Lightrail Station
• Take the Lightrail west on the 19th Ave/Montebella line
• Get off at the Roosevelt and Central station
• Walk east on Roosevelt to 9th street or take the #10 bus.
• Take a left and walk north on 9th street to the hostel
• From the Airport by Car
• Take the Airport shuttle to the Car Rental Depot.
• When you leave the Car Rental Depot turn left onto Buckeye.
• At the traffic light turn right onto 16th street.
• Turn left onto Roosevelt Street ( About 2 miles).
• Turn right on 9th street (About half a mile)
• We are 4 houses down on the left hand side
• From the Airport by Taxi or Shuttle
• Go to the South Side of the Terminal
• Discount Taxi 1-602-200-2000
• Blue Airport Shuttle
• The Main cross streets near the Hostel are 7th street and Roosevelt



Address: 1026 North 9th Street, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

HI - Phoenix - The Metcalf House Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website HI - Phoenix - The Metcalf House Hostel Phoenix phxhostel.org
Phone Number: +1 (602) 561-3080
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Facilities and Amenities

+50 Traveller

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller



Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets by Each Bed

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Airport Pickup

Wheelchair Accessible


Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 7 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 8 AM - 10 AM & 5 PM - 10 PM (08:00-10:00 & 17:00-22:00)

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)


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