Set in the heart of California's capital city, HI Sacramento is a beautiful Victorian mansion built in 1885 by a Gold Rush millionaire.
Historians know it as the Llewellyn Williams Mansion, but guests know it as one of California's best travel deals and America's most unique hostel. A stay with us is a step back in time -- the restored grand entry, vaulted ceilings, wood paneling, chandeliers, painted glass skylight, and hand-painted tilework all add to the hostel's historic appeal.
The main floor features lavish sitting rooms, a wrap-around veranda, and an outdoor patio, while our guest rooms range from shared rooms to private rooms in a variety of sizes. Practical touches include a fully equipped kitchen, game room, on-site laundry and parking, DSL Internet, and free WiFi.
Our hostel is one of many historic buildings that line the city's pedestrian-friendly streets. The eclectic Italianate-Stick Style architecture adds a whimsical touch to our neighborhood -- an expanse of public space that includes a spectacular 12-block park, the majestic State Capitol building, and the Alfred Eichler-designed Tower Bridge. We're just a few blocks from Old Sacramento and dozens of other museums and attractions, and outdoor adventure awaits along the American and Sacramento rivers. Enjoy the relaxed pace of downtown and midtown, and sample local food, wine, microbrews, coffee, and nightlife.
Sacramento became a popular destination in 1848, when James Marshall first discovered gold at Sutter's Mill, and the words “Gold Country” tempted people from around the world. Today, Sacramento remains a refreshing travel alternative, offering arts and culture, outdoor recreation, shopping, dining, and nightlife -- all the big-city attractions with a friendly, small-town atmosphere.
Street parking near the hostel is free from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. daily and all day on Sundays. Otherwise, metered parking rates vary on the streets around the hostel starting around $2 per hour. Uncovered, gated parking is available at the hostel for $5 per night on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ask for availability upon arrival, as there are limited spots. There are also several parking lots and garages in the general vicinity of the hostel, which range in price starting at $7.50 per day.
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