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 Moab. To help you make friends with Moab before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Moab is a small community town located in the red rock country of southern Utah. Though Moab is slightly off the tourist trail, and is surrounded mostly by agriculture and mining, it does provides the opportunity to partake in many recreational activities, such as skydiving, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, water rafting, and horse riding. Moab is also an ideal base for excursions to the nearby Arches National Park and the Canyonlands National Park, where there are many hiking trails and wildlife spotting, as well as where many interesting and unusual rock formations can be found.
There are many accommodation options, with many RV parks and camping grounds, budget motels, hotels, and hostels in Moab. Free basic camping sites can usually be found in any National Forest or National Monument within the States, this includes in the nearby Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. These basic camping sites are usually signposted, and are usually located off major highways and roads.
Moab hostels provide basic facilities, and usually offer usual either dorm or private rooms with a shared or private bathroom. Free car parking is usually available, however it is worth confirming this at time of booking. Hot water is usually always provided. There may be an additional fee for some services, such as laundry and Wi-Fi or internet access, however there are also a few places in town that provide these services. Many restaurants and chain cafes provide free Wi-Fi. A simple complimentary breakfast is sometimes included in the price of the room, however there are also many cafes and restaurants that do a breakfast menu.
Written by local enthusiast for Moab hostelsKelly Sheldrick