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Your Guide 3 of the Best Places to Stay in Arizona – From Hostels to Inns




There are many amazing places to visit and sights to see in Arizona. You can see many of them and save money by staying at Arizona hostels and Inns. Look no further for the best places to stay in Arizona.

1) Grand Canyon International Hostel

Sign for the Grand Canyon International Hostel in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Grand Canyon International Hostel

The Grand Canyon International Hostel is the type of place that blows your expectations out of the water. Their main goal is to be your “Home Away From Home” while you’re visiting their beautiful state. And, they’ve made sure to set up your new home in a great location! They’re the closest of all the Arizona hostels to the Grand Canyon — about eighty miles away.

In an hour and a half, you can be basking in the glory of one of the seven natural wonders of the world! If the outdoors and beautiful landscapes are right up your alley, luckily Antelope Canyon and Sedona are nearby as well. Antelope Canyon is the single most visited slot canyon in the southwest, and rightfully so with the views it has to offer! Here, ambient light peaks in from above, bringing to life the many hues and textures of the winding canyon. Sedona is world-renowned for its beautiful red rock vistas and is popular for its spiritual vortexes.

If the urban scene is more for you, turn down a different street: San Francisco Street! That’s the address of this hostel, but also the busiest street in downtown Flagstaff! There are blocks and blocks of interesting things to explore! Whether you’re looking to shop, dance, eat or drink, you’re guaranteed to discover something you love. Add in the famous Arizona Snowbowl, located just outside of Flagstaff and boasting an average annual snowfall of 260 inches, and there’s never a moment of boredom.

The workers at this hostel put their heart into their organization and take pride in doing a great job of making world adventurers feel at home. Tons of positive reviews prove that they’re doing a phenomenal job!

What Grand Canyon International Hostel Offers

  • Free wifi
  • Clean, affordable rooms
  • Free parking
  • 24 hour TV lounge
  • Free breakfast
  • Free coffee and tea always available
  • Laundry facilities
  • Dormitory and private rooms
  • A sink and a fridge in every room
  • Linens and towels included


2) Motel DuBeau Travelers Inn

Flagstaff’s Motel DuBeau Travelers Inn

Motel Dubeau Travelers Inn is the sister facility of the Grand Canyon International Hostel, so you know it’s bound to be awesome! These two locations are located fairly close to each other, but Motel DuBeau is located on the legendary Route 66.

If you’re looking for one of the best places to stay in Arizona that also oozes historic heritage, this is it! Motel DuBeau embraces a rustic look and the old west ambiance wholeheartedly. This home away from home is also an hour and a half from the breathtaking Grand Canyon. It’s also conveniently located for visiting Sedona, Antelope Canyon, or the Arizona Snowbowl.

There’s plenty of fun to be had in the heart of Flagstaff, and the staff here is always happy to make recommendations based on your tastes. Not only that, but they can direct you to the best hiking tours of the Grand Canyon, so be sure to ask for details when you book your stay!

Motel Dubeau Travelers Inn is definitely one of the best places to stay in Arizona. Its history speaks for itself. It used to also be one of the best Arizona hostels, but in recent years it’s been operating solely as an Inn.

So, the next time you plan a trip to the Grand Canyon, or to any of the other landmarks around the Flagstaff area, seriously consider staying at Motel Dubeau Travelers Inn.

What Motel DuBeau Travelers Inn Offers


3) Hosteling International Phoenix – The Metcalf House
The Metcalf House |

Hosteling International has hostels not only across the entire United States but the whole world! The Metcalf House is their only hostel in Arizona. When staying at an H.I. hostel, you can always rest easy, because they keep the standards high across the board.

This hostel is in downtown Phoenix, in the Roosevelt Row arts district. That means that you’re right at the heart of a cultural epicenter! Not only is there basically always an event or an art opening to go to, but you’re also walking distance from cafes, bars, restaurants, and stores. Anything you could possibly need! A stay here means that you’ll have a great excuse to check out things like the Heard Museum, the Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona State University, sports stadiums, conventions centers, cinema, and theaters… We could go on for days! Rest assured that you’ll have easy access to bus stations, airports, light rails, and rental cars.

The ambiance of the Metcalf House is second to none. Brick walls combine with live plants and cacti, meditative gardens, hammocks, as well as a rooftop patio to create a travelers paradise. The staff here knows all of the hidden gems of Phoenix, and they’re also very happy to share them with you. Also, if you’re lucky, they might tell you about some of the big-name visitors that they’ve had! If you’re looking for a unique experience as well as some great memories, here is the place to be!

What The Metcalf House Has to Offer

  • Complimentary wifi
  • Free parking
  • Dormitories, private rooms, or family rooms
  • Linens included towels for hire
  • Laundry facilities
  • Meditative gardens, a viewing deck, and hammocks
  • Large common room and a quiet library room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Security lockers
  • Tourist info, local info, and maps
  • Bikes for rent


Cheyenne Reed was born and raised in Ohio. She recently relocated to rural Wyoming to try out working at an exclusive guest ranch. She graduated from Kent State University with an English degree, and most enjoys writing about travel. If she has free time, you may run into her anywhere, because she is always itching to explore new places. Her personal motto is, "Any day can be an adventure if you make it one!"

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