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Welcome to Central California

The 8 hostels in Central California offer more than a place to stay for $8.50 - $15 a night. HI-AYH hostels are comfortable, environmentally sensitive places for budget-minded travelers - like you.

Our Central California Area Hostels

Independence | Merced | Midpines

Monterey | San Luis Obispo | Santa Cruz

Saratoga / San Jose | Tecopa / Death Valley


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HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL
WINNEDUMAH HOTEL
INDEPENDENCE, CALIFORNIA

Address: 211 N. Edwards St., Independence, CA 93526
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 147, Independence, CA 93526
Phone: (760) 878-2040
Fax: (760) 878-2833
E-Mail: winnedumah@qnet.com
Price: $18.00 includes breakfast and linen (U.S. $)
Credit Cards: MC,Visa
Dates Closed: October 7-8
Office Hours: 7:30-10:00 a.m., 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Groups: Welcome.
Facilities:

24-hour access, laundry, kitchen, fireplace, bicycle storage, covered patio, TV, games MSA.

Reservations:

Essential: May - October.
Directions:

Located on Highway 395 in Independence, 40 miles south of Bishop. By bus: Bus will drop you at hostel.

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HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL
MERCED, CALIFORNIA

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 3755, Merced, CA 95344
Phone: (209) 725-0407
E-Mail: merced-hostel@juno.com
Price: $14.00-$16.00 (U.S. $)
Credit Cards: Not Accepted.
Dates Closed: Rarely Closed
Office Hours: 7:00-9:00 am, 5:30-10:30 pm
Groups: N/A.
Facilities:

Equipment storage area, information desk, kitchen, sleepsack provided, parking

Reservations:

Essential: Always.
Directions:

Available upon reservation confirmation. Call for free pickup from Greyhound and Amtrak stations.

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HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL
YOSEMITE BUG HOSTEL
MIDPINES, CALIFORNIA

Address: 6979 Highway 140, Midpines, CA 95935
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 81, Midpines, CA 95345
Phone: (209) 966-6666
Fax: (209) 966-6667
E-Mail: bughost@sierratel.com
Price: $14.00-$16.00 (U.S. $)
Credit Cards: MC,VS,DR
Dates Closed: Open year-round.
Office Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Groups: Welcome.
Facilities:

Luggage storage, laundry facilities, parking, tours, fireplace, wheelchair accessible MSA.

Reservations:

Essential: June - August. Advisable: September - May.
Directions:

From San Francisco: Take the Bay Bridge to 580 East. Take Los Angeles exit to 132 East to Modesto. Take 99 South to 140 East at Merced. Look for sign two miles beyond Midpines. From Los Angeles:Take 5 North to 99 North to exit 140 East. From Las Vegas: Take 95 North to Beatty, 374, 190 East through Death Valley to 395 North at Cove Drive. Take 120 East from Yosemite to 140 West.

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HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL
SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA

Address: 321 Main Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Mailing Address: PO Box 1241, Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Phone: (831) 423-8304
Fax: (831) 429-8541
E-Mail: info@hi-santacruz.org
Price: Adult HI members $17 to $19; Discounts for children 17 yrs and under.
Credit Cards: MC,VS
Dates Closed: Open Year-Round. 11 p.m. curfew and closed daily from 10-5 pm
Office Hours: 8-10 a.m., 5-10 p.m.
Access Hours: 8-10 a.m., 5-11 p.m., 11 pm curfew
Groups: Welcome, reservations required.
Facilities:

On-site cyclery, indoor/outdoor lockers, rose/herb garden, fireplace, barbecue, free evening snack, limited parking at additional charge, wheelchair accessible
Directions:

80 miles south of San Francisco, 40 miles west of San Jose, 46 miles north of Monterey. From all highways, take Ocean St. until it ends, turn right on San Lorenzo Blvd., turn left on Riverside, turn right on 3rd St., turn left on Main. By Bus: Walk down Front St. toward the beach, cross Pacific Ave., take foot path up hill, at top you are on 3rd St., walk left to Main, turn right on Main, the hostel is on your right.

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HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL
SANBORN PARK HOSTEL
SARATOGA (SAN JOSE), CALIFORNIA

Address: 15808 Sanborn Road, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-0166
Price: $10.00 (U.S. $)
Credit Cards: Not accepted.
Dates Closed: Open year-round.
Office Hours: 7-9 a.m., 5-11 p.m.
Groups: Welcome.
Facilities:

Equipment storage area, information desk, kitchen, laundry facilities, linen rental, lockers/baggage storage, on-site parking and wheelchair accessible.

Reservations:

Advisable: Weekends and for groups.
Directions:

By Car: From I-280, Highway 17 or Highway 101, take 85 to Saratoga Avenue exit, then Saratoga Avenue to Saratoga Village ("downtown"). Go through town and continue on Highway 9 for 2 miles past Village, turn left on Sanborn Road and follow signs to hostel. By Bus: From Santa Cruz, take any bus to Los Gatos, then bus #27 to Saratoga Village. From San Jose, ask bus drivers the way to Saratoga. From Saratoga Village, call the hostel for a ride. By Train: From San Francisco, take CalTrain to Sunnyvale station, then bus #54 to Saratoga Village.

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HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL
HOSTEL OBISPO
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA

Address: 1617 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 544-4678
E-Mail: esimer@slonet.org
Price: $15-17 dorms; $37.50-40.00 Private Rooms
Credit Cards: Not accepted.
Dates Closed: Open year-round.
Office Hours: 7:30-10:00 a.m., 4:30-10:00 p.m.
Access Hours: 4:30 pm - 10:00 am
Groups: Welcome.
Facilities:

Bicycle rental, laundry, lockers, on-site free parking, organized hikes and bike rides, patio and barbecue and sports equipment.
Directions:

From Monterey: Highway 1 becomes Santa Rosa Street as you enter San Luis Obispo. Follow Santa Rosa Street to 1617. From Los Angeles: From Highway 1/101 take Highway 1/Morro Bay/Hearst Castle Exit. This will lead you to Santa Rosa Street, where you will turn left on Santa Rosa. From San Francisco: From Highway 101 take the Santa Rosa Street Exit. Turn right on Santa Rosa to 1617.

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HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL
DESERTAIRE HOME HOSTEL
TECOPA / DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

Address: 2000 Old Spanish Trail Hwy., Tecopa, CA
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 306, Tecopa, CA 92389
Phone: (760) 852-4580 or (877) 907-1265 Toll Free
Price: $13.00 - $15.00 (U.S. $ plus tax.)
Credit Cards: Not Accepted.
Dates Closed: Rarely Closed
Office Hours: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Access Hours: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Groups: Welcome. Reservations and deposit required.
Facilities:

Patio, view tower, equipment storage, linen rental, on-site parking, volleyball, Volksmarch trail.

Reservations:

Essential: Always.

Directions:

Available upon reservation confirmation.

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