What is the difference between a motel/hostel and Hostel Tahoe?
Are you a youth hostel?
What do your room rates include?
How do I get to Hostel Tahoe? What if I don’t have a car?
What are the reception hours?
What are your check-in and check out hours?
Do you have a curfew or lock out time?
Do I need to bring my own sleeping bag?
What is your cancellation policy?
Is alcohol permitted in the hostel?
Do you have lockers in the rooms? What sizes are they?
Are you pet friendly?
Is there parking at Hostel Tahoe?
Free breakfast as well, really?
Do you have internet access?
What is the difference between a motel/hotel and Hostel Tahoe?
Hostel Tahoe provides a full kitchen, dining room, and living room for guest use. We all know that expenses can add up when coming to the mountains; it can really help the budget for folks to use the kitchen to cook meals or prepare lunches. Another difference is that guests interact more in a hostel as they share the day’s adventure during meal times or sitting by the fire in the living room. Lastly, if you’re staying in the dorm you’ll be sharing a bathroom with your roommates. If you’re in one of the private/family rooms, you’ll have your own private bathroom.
Hostel Tahoe is open to all ages of mountain visitors, young and old alike are welcome. Our typical guests are outdoor enthusiasts.
Our rates are ALL INCLUSIVE!!! All rates shown on our website INCLUDE Tax, House-made Breakfast (Fri-Sun), Parking, WiFi, Towels and Bedding, Fully-equipped Kitchen and Lounge use, friendly hostel staff and unlimited travel tips and activities advice! We also offer extended stay discount! Click here for our rates.
Getting to Hostel Tahoe is easy, even if you don’t have a car. See Directions for driving directions and how to get to Hostel Tahoe by public transportation from the Bay Area, Reno or locally.
We are staffed between 8-11am and 4-7pm, seven days a week.
Our check-in time is between 4 and 7 pm. Early check-in is available to our guests as long as our previous guests have checked out and the rooms are cleaned. After hours check-in can be requested by appointment only, please call ahead 530.546.3266
Our check-out time is at 10 am. We do provide free day luggage storage. Appointment for pick up MUST be made at time of check-out.
No, we provide comfortable mattresses, pillows, fresh clean towels and bedding, as well as basic toiletries supply to all our guests upon arrival. Click here for What to Bring when staying at Hostel Tahoe.
Your reservation deposit is non-refundable. If you need to change or cancel your reservation, a minimum of 48 hours notice is required to obtain a deposit credit. Deposit credit must be used within one year of the date of cancellation. There are NO refunds for late arrivals, early departures, shortening of stays or no shows. (See payment policy)
We try to maintain a balance between allowing our guests to fully enjoy their stay and maintaining a comfortable atmosphere for all our guests. For that reason, alcohol may only be consumed in a reasonable fashion in the common area and/or private or family rooms, NOT in the dorms. We reserve the rights to take appropriate actions against drunk or unruly guests.
NOTE: The legal drinking age in the United States is 21 and will be respected in Hostel Tahoe.
We have lockers in our dorm rooms. They measure to 12 inches tall by 12 inches wide by 18 inches deep (30.5 x 30.5 x 45 cm). The lockers are free but you will need to bring your own lock. If you don’t have a a lock you can purchase one at the nearby hardware store or pharmacy.
As much as we love them, unfortunately we are unable to accommodate pets in our rooms. Hostel Tahoe shares its lovely mountainous location with wildlife such as bears and coyotes, to keep your pet safe and happy, we kindly ask you to please leave them at home. We do have a lovely, friendly resident pooch (Wilbur!!!) whom our guests all love and adore!
Yes, we do provide parking to our guest. We have local public transportation right outside our doorsteps and is walking distance to local amenities, restaurants and attractions, making Hostel Tahoe the perfect starting point for you to leave your car and enjoy Lake Tahoe on foot or by bike.
It is not only free, is also house-made with love! We offer complementary breakfast to all our guests every Saturday and Sunday (8-10 a.m.). Not just a standard continental breakfast, we also like to add a little spark to our breakfast with house-made granola and baked goods. We also have milk, soy milk and juice, as well as coffee and tea to help you wake up in the morning!
Yes, if you have a laptop, we have free WiFi access throughout the hostel. If you do not, a community computer is also available for use, free of charge.