The Best Hostels in America for Travelling Canadians

Canadians that need a nice place to stay without the expense of US hotels can count on hostels to satisfy the criteria. Of course, they do not have some of the luxuries, but the best hostels in America provide plenty of other options within a shared environment.

Finding Hostels in the United States

Here are a few to visit while making your way through the United States:

Seattle, Washington

The Green Tortoise

The Green Tortoise in Seattle, Washington has rooms that feature two-, four- and eight-bed dorm rooms. Bunks have reading lights and drapes to protect one from prying eyes. They provide a free breakfast, as well as free Wi-Fi. It is just three blocks from the Seattle Art Museum and within 12 blocks of many other attractions, like the Seattle Center and the Seattle Underground.

City Hostel Seattle

City Hostel Seattle offers both private rooms and dormitory style sleeping quarters, where residents share bathrooms. Art lines the walls throughout. There is a movie theatre, computer room and garden. Breakfast is provided. Make sure to pay a visit to famous nearby Pike Place Market.

Austin, Texas

HI Austin

Everything is bigger in Texas and that includes the hospitality. HI Austin is an air conditioned hostel which features laundry and game rooms. Residents have access to the Internet and the self-serve kitchen. There are 47 beds in total with one private room, one 4-bedroom option and the rest sleep six each. Best of all, it is close to the hot Austin music scene.

Honorable mention:

The Firehouse Hostel

This converted firehouse still carries remnants of its past. There is a lounge for cocktails. Open 24 hours.

Los Angeles, California

StayON Beverly Hostel

The StayON Beverly Hostel is a top rated hostel with the distinct difference of each guest having their own room. Each room has a mini fridge, television and free WiFi access. Premium coffee and a memory foam mattress make waking and sleeping a dream.

Honorable Mention:

Duo Housing

This large home is now open to guests. Though there are a lot of rules, this only serves to ensure residents receive a quality stay.


New York, New York

The Pod Hotel (Pod 51 and Pod 39)

Rooms at the Pod Hotels are customized to guest preference and the number of guests. Choose from single, double and queen bed pods and many others. Flat panel televisions and free WiFi make for great entertainment when one is not taking in the city. Some rooms feature private bathrooms.

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