Hostels are not only for that youthful and footloose any longer. Many American hostels have private rooms and cabins for families and small groups. The benefits are cost (as little as $20 per person a couple of dollars greater in big metropolitan areas), location (nearby natural and cultural attractions that families need to see and explore), and the opportunity to meet travelers from around the globe.
While remaining in hostels, you are able to prepare your personal meals inside a fully outfitted common kitchen and socialize along with other hostellers inside a common family room. Clean beds are supplied (take the own linens/sleeping-bags), much like laundry facilities and customary bathrooms with showers. Some hostels request you to do brief chores.
Around the coast of California are some hostels that are ideal for vacationing families. They’re popular, so reserve well ahead of time.
• Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel, 210 Pigeon Point Road at Highway 1, Pescadero (650) 879–0633. Four family houses, each having a fully outfitted kitchen, clustered around among the tallest lighthouses within the U . s . States. An amazing location on the dazzling stretch of shoreline, near condition parks, tidepools, beaches, redwood forests, and also the famous Año Nuevo Condition Reserve, where countless notary seals really are a sight to behold.
• Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel, 25 miles south of Bay Area on Highway 1 and 16th Street, Montara 94037 (650) 728–7177. The 1875 Point Montara Fog Signal and lightweight Station grew to become a hostel in 1980. Family rooms hearth locally room great location near beaches, boat harbors, Half Moon Bay.
• Hidden Rental property Ranch Hostel, 45 miles south of Bay Area and 15 miles north of San Jose, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hillsides (650) 949-8650. On the 1,600-acre ranch within the foothills from the Santa Cruz Mountain tops, the very first hostel in California, established in 1937. Rustic, heated cabins, along with a hearth and piano within the common room. This can be a working farm with organic gardens. Nearby are trails and parks. Browse the website for tips on educational possibilities for your children.
• Santa Cruz Hostel, 321 Primary Street, Santa Cruz 95060 (831) 423–8304.
Recently renovated cottages near to downtown and also the beach. Private cottages readily available for bigger families with 2-3 rooms.
To learn more, use the internet towards the Golden Gate Council Hosteling Worldwide for information (www.norcalhostels.org) or (www.hi-santacruz.org). For any sales brochure describing all Northern California hostels, call (415) 863–1444 (fax: 415–863–3865).
Licensed from Fun with your family – Northern California 2007 edition. Karen Misuraca
Travel Tips: How to Survive Staying at a Hostel
soniastravels: Hey all! Just added the links to the towel and sheet to the description. Apologies for leaving that out!! :)
Anna Mcarthur: The other essential when staying at a hostel, is earplugs!
cz: @soniatravels what's the brand of that towel? Love that!
Ellie: Why does she keep going up in this annoying high pitch singsong obnoxious ass voice? Maybe that's why people aren't subscribing.
golkoorria0: I think I've said it before but I'll say it again… You look like Sandra Bullock!
GeographicScholar: I go everywhere with my backpack if I go out(or my laptop bag in some cases). The Pacsafe sounds like a good investment.
Benfilbert Sison: Another informative video Sonia, thanks. \n\nThough it will help us to know more about the towel and sheet,. \n
entschuldigung: You always have the coolest gear. I love that towel.
Fernanda Rojas: i stayed in a hostel in Washington DC and New York, they where actually really clean, and provided eveything even shampoo!!
Tanna Schrick: I already thought of taking house shoes, no over packing and no taking anything I ever want to lose… but there's things I didn't think about. \n\nThis is my first time staying in a Hostel, I don't know much of what to expect, so thank you for the tips they're definitely gonna help me out a lot