Call for Entries: IOU Respect 2013

Application Deadline: May 15, 2013

Calling all 18-23 year-olds passionate about becoming global citizens of peace! Hostelling International is seeking applicants for the 8th annual IOU Respect program, which runs from August 16-30 in Berlin, Germany. Young adults from Lebanon, Germany, Tunisia, Egypt, France, and the United States are encouraged to apply for this once-in-a-lifetime international cultural exchange.

Sacramento Hostel kitchen gets a facelift

The Sacramento Hostel is proud to unveil their newly renovated kitchen!

The six-week project is now over and the freshly painted kitchen is ready for use. The design and construction was completed by artist and Victorian restoration specialist Artie Burger and his son Nathan. At age 18, Artie took on his first Victorian renovation in Eureka, California, completely restoring the interior and painting the exterior with an elaborate five-color design, using paint that he had mixed himself to ensure the proper hues. Since that time, Artie has completed renovations in Denver, San Diego, and Berkeley, sometimes incorporating his own stained glass artwork into his restorations.

Remembering Franco Greco (1933 - 2012)

On December 6, 2012, the San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel lost its elder statesman, Francesco Greco, the man after whom our cafe is named. He will be greatly missed, and he is well remembered by many. The following is a personal message from the hostel's general manager, Mike Byrnes. 

After Franco passed on, I found the letter that he wrote when he applied to work here, 28 years ago:

28 Mar 85

Dear Andrea Brewer,