Step back in time at HI-Sacramento, a beautifully restored Victorian mansion at the heart of the state capital. Most of the hostel feels more like a bed and breakfast -- two elegant parlors boast original woodwork and comfortable seating, upstairs dorm rooms feature classic Victorian fireplaces and tile work, and a central mahogany-railed staircase and mezzanine overlook the lobby beneath a huge painted-glass skylight.
Take in the hostel's Gold Rush era details, and then wander the wide tree-lined city streets -- the Capitol is just four blocks away, historic Old Sacramento's museums and riverfront dining are 10 blocks away, and the restaurant, music, and shopping scene of the hip Midtown district is eight blocks away.
Once you've explored the city, relax in the Gold Country sun at one of Sacramento's parks or on the beach at nearby Lake Natomas, hop on a bike to explore the popular American River Parkway, or join a whitewater rafting excursion.
Then come back to enjoy the hostel's amenities, including free WiFi, free linens and towels, air conditioning, guest parking, bag and bike storage, a full kitchen, and laundry facilities.
Take advantage of our partnership with nearby Practical Cycle for savings on bike rentals, or snag a Sacramento Gold Card -- available at the front desk on request -- to get discounts at restaurants, shops, and attractions all over town.
Hostelling International is a non-profit membership organization promoting peace though hostelling since 1909. To maintain our low-overhead and to be able to offer low-budget accommodations to as many people as possible, non-members will be asked to pay a $3 non-membership fee per night upon check-in.
Check-in is approximately 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., baggage storage is available.
A government issued picture ID is required for check-in. International guests need a passport and domestic guests need a state issued photo ID that is not expired. NO LOCAL RESIDENTS. Guests must live outside a 30-mile radius of the hostel.
HI-Sacramento has a policy of 14 days maximum stay in a calendar year. No more than 7 combined days can be used in a calendar month. A 30 day period away from the hostel must be taken before the remaining 7 days may be used.
Guests staying beyond 3 nights MUST purchase a membership.
There is 24-hour access to the hostel once you have checked in.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle parking
- Book Exchange
- Free Breakfast
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free WiFi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Steam Room
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels For Hire
- Vending Machines
- Wheelchair Friendly
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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Get off Amtrak at the Sacramento station (SAC), located at I Street and 5th Street. Walk 5 blocks east on I street, then turn left on 10th Street and walk 1 block. The hostel is on your left-hand side, at H and 10th.
The hostel is in downtown Sacramento, 4 blocks from the State Capitol and 5 blocks from the Amtrak Station. From San Francisco, Reno, or Tahoe by car, it's easily accessible by taking Highway I-80 to Highway I-5. From I-5 North, take the J Street exit, turn left on 8th Street, then right on H Street.
Limited parking is available on-site for $5 per night, per car and is on a first come, first served basis. There is a 5-minute loading zone in front of the hostel, park there and come in a get instructions on where to park.
The Greyhound station is located at 420 Richards Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95811. Please visit Regional Transit website to get bus routes available to the hostel http://www.sacrt.com/.
FROM THE AIRPORT:
By Bus: Take a Yolo bus to 8th and J streets (US$2.50). Bus leaves from Terminal A and B.
By Shuttle: Take a shuttle van to the hostel (from US$14-15 per person). 1-800-BLUEVAN
By Car: By car, take Interstate 5 South to the J Street exit, and follow J Street to 10th Street. Turn left on 10th Street. The hostel is 2 blocks north, at 10th and H streets. Please call ahead to the hostel for parking instructions.