Hostels are a good option for travelers who want to save money on accommodations. With rising hotel costs, hostels often provide clean and basic amenities for people who don’t plan to spend most of their time outdoors anyway. Hostels nowadays are not only for young people, though some are still called youth hostels. Many hostels, however, welcome people of all ages. Let’s look at the top hostels in Denver.
- Hostel of the Rockies
This hostel is located in a former apartment building on Race Street in Denver. It’s in a hundred year old building that has been well preserved, so it provides an interesting atmosphere for guests. It’s conveniently located near stores, coffee shops, bars, shopping and public transportation. Like most hostels, this one houses guests in dorms. Its amenities include a lounge with a television, refrigerator, microwave and stove. There’s a shared computer but no Wi-Fi in the building. It has a backyard with a barbecue grill and picnic tables. Hostel of the Rockies only offers daily rates, not weekly or monthly, as it does not encourage long terms stays.
- Denver International Youth Hostel
This is the oldest hostel that’s been operating continuously in Denver. It’s located in downtown Denver on 16th Avenue. There are common kitchens in dorm rooms. The building is equipped with Wi-Fi in all rooms and there are also computers for public use. People can watch TV and movies in the common area. A strict no alcohol or drugs policy is enforced at this hostel. This is a large hostel that can accommodate a large number of guests and it offers lower than average rates.
- Melbourne International Hostel & Hotel
This is a European style hostel that offers both dormitories and private rooms. All rooms have refrigerators and a full communal kitchen is on the premises. There’s an on site coffee house called Palabras Con Sabor, which adds to the social ambiance of the hostel. The hostel is conveniently located in downtown Denver near the Greyhound bus terminal in the Five Points neighborhood.
- AAE 11th Avenue Hostel
This is another hostel in downtown Denver that’s close to both the bus and train stations. It offers both male and female dorms as well as private rooms. The hostel provides security lockers for the convenience and safety of guests. Some rooms have amenities such as Wi-Fi, televisions, private bathrooms, refrigerators and microwaves. Wi-Fi is provided in the lobby of the hostel. This hostel is open all year and does not enforce any curfew.