Hostels in Phoenix, USA

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Get to know Phoenix (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Phoenix. To help you make friends with Phoenix before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Phoenix is a great place to start exploring the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Phoenix is the capital of Arizona and is located east of Los Angeles, California. Arizona State University adds a youthful atmosphere to the city, with an enrollment of more than seventy thousand students, making it the largest public university in the United States. The city also has a large Hispanic population and is known for great Mexican food!

There are few hostels in Phoenix, so don’t just assume you’ll be able to find a place to stay. Make sure you contact a hostel in Phoenix before you arrive. Things to do are spread out over a large metropolitan area, so if you’re not driving, the Valley Metro provides bus service throughout Phoenix. You can explore the trails on foot or on horseback. There are gorgeous hiking trails at Camelback Mountain, the pueblo ruins at Pueblo Grande, and Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Several stables provide opportunities for horseback riding. For something different, you can take a hot-air balloon ride over the city. Phoenix is also a popular place to begin a Grand Canyon tour.

Like in Las Vegas, during the summer season, you can enjoy a poolside party at local bars and hotels. The best nightlife area is downtown in neighboring Scottsdale, which has been compared to South Beach, Florida. There you’ll find posh cocktail lounges and lavish nightclubs filled with hip young crowds. The Downtown Trolley can take you around the area. Just make sure you don’t get dehydrated on your way back from partying, because the temperatures in the area are often over a hundred degrees.

FAQ about Phoenix Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Phoenix. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Phoenix. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Camel Backpackers Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Phoenix.

It offers: Pub Crawls.

Your Packing List for Phoenix

Your Packing List for Phoenix

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Phoenix and USA.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Phoenix Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Phoenix, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
1 Party hostels in Phoenix
Camel Backpackers Hostel is the best rated
8.9 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Phoenix - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Phoenix. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Phoenix. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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