Welcome to your detailed guide for Palm Springs hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Palm Springs, USA. Compare prices for Palm Springs hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
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 Palm Springs. To help you make friends with Palm Springs before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Nestled in the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs, California, USA, is a beautiful, classy, desert town. You will be welcomed into this city with palm trees lining the roads, mountain views, and year-round heat.
If you don't plan to drive to Palm Springs (which is easy to get to with four nearby highways), check out their Amtrak station options for ways to get around. The Amtrak train makes stops in Palm Springs several times a week, and the Greyhound Bus Lines make stops at the Palm Springs Amtrak station as well. To get around within the town, you can enjoy the Aerial Tramway for scenic views and unique transportation.
Hostels in Palm Springs, California, USA will be difficult to find. Cheaper accommodation is typically found close to the neighboring town of Thousand Palms, and you can also often find a good deal in Cathedral City. As you get closer to Los Angeles, hostels become more abundant. If you can't find a place to stay within Palm Springs, pick a hostel east of there and take a short commute.
Due to the location of Palm Springs in regard to Los Angeles and Hollywood, this has been a longtime getaway destination of the stars. As such, recreation such as tennis, horseback riding, and golf are offered. If you're looking for less expensive, more rustic activities, you can take some of the hiking trails in the hills and mountains. Be warned, however, that because this is a desert, the temperatures can get high and the mountains don't have enough vegetation to provide shade. If you go for a walk, take sunscreen and lots of water!
The city of Palm Springs is heavy into the arts and ways to celebrate it. Two star-studded film festivals are held each year. There's a multitude of museums as well as public art pieces scattered across the city. And no matter what time of year you visit Palm Springs, you may just find yourself attending a parade, festival, or another cultural event.
Written by local enthusiast for Palm Springs hostels Jessica Lippe
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