Traveling on from St. Augustine?
To New Orleans: Bus is the only way since Katrina wiped out Amtrak's railroad. Read the reviews at www.hostelz.com and see for yourself.
Getting there: Savannah hostel is no longer a hostel, but a pension. IE. they don't rent individual beds, but rooms. Least expensive lodging in Savannah. For a private room, ask for 'The Carriage House', it has its own entrance.
Charleston: Bus is easiest. The NotSo Hostel.
Washington DC and New York: Train is best and cheapest if you can find a fare sale on Amtrak. JetBlue Airways from Orlando has cheap fares to NY, and Southwest and Air Tran fly from Jacksonville.
Headed to California? Check out WWW.INCADVENTURES.COM for trips to Yosemite, Grand Canyon etc....
Between Richmond, DC, Philly, NY and Boston, take the Chinatown buses. Waaay better and cheaper than Greyhound.
Other Places to Stay
If you would like to go tubing down the Ichetucknee and stay in a private park cabin check out the Springtime Ranch in High Springs, very reasonable rates and a great location. Lots of springs in the area, one of the coolest things to do in Florida.
Everglades Hostel, a really cool place from which to visit the everglades (they have tours, and rent canoes and bikes)
Gram's Place in Tampa - Supercool place to stay in Tampa... Too much stuff to list...hand poured hot tub (4 tons of concrete!), Bird's nest rooftop deck, British phone booth, outside BYOB bar, skylights, and ....music! ...Check this place out!! Marc you rock!....And Bruce so do you!
Orlando (Kissimmee) hostel, aka the Palm Lakefront Resort IS OPEN as a hostel. The number to call is (407) 396-1759.
Floyd's Hostel - Ft. Lauderdale. More of a crew house than a traveler's hostel. Try the Beach Hostel.
The Tropics Hostel - On Collins Ave in Miami and a great place to stay from all reports we're received from backpackers.
The Clay Hostel Miami
HI - Clearwater Beach Hostel - They're Closed Permanently :-(
Key West Hostel - $35 a night seems pretty steep, but you can't touch the price elsewhere. If you're two people, a much better option is the Angelina Guesthouse on Angela Street or Caribbean House on Petronia.
Angelina Guesthouse in Key West rates. They tend to book way in advance!
|Room||May 1 - Dec 21||Dec 22 - Apr 30|
|2 Full Beds||$119||$169|
Hostels Outside Florida
Hostel in the Forest, Brunswick, Georgia (60 miles away) Mellow place where you stay in treehouses and use outdoor composting toilets.
Not So Hostel (as in Not so hostile...get it? Cool place!), Charleston, South Carolina
Pacific Tradewinds Hostel in San Francisco I've heard good things from folks who have stayed there...
Road Runner Hostel in Tucson, Arizona - Haven't been there but it looks great!
Mary's Guesthouse in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
OTHER HOSTELS AROUND THE WORLD
Looking for a hostel in Hawaii? Go Here! Hawaii Hostels Guide
Pirates are always near and dear to our hearts...going down under?
Stay here Pirates Hostel in Fremantlewww.pensioneottaviano.com a hostel in Rome.
www.sandyhostel.com another hostel in Rome, owned by the same folks as the one above.
Poet's corner in Olomouc, Czech Republic This place is great, reminds me of the Pirate Haus. Homey, right in town...4 miles from the beach....OK, the last one is just us, but it's a great town Olomouc, just like St. Augustine, you'll end up staying longer than you planned!
Sir Toby's Hostel I stayed here in '04 and it was GREAT! they're so committed to backpackers, they've developed the hostel bed booking software I use here which charges less than hostels.com or other sites, and is free to hostel owners! Clean spacious rooms, great bar/breakfast area downstairs, cool kitchen...
Miss Sophie's (Downtown) Looks awesome!
BA Stop, Buenos Aires hostel Hmmm, wish I had some free time to travel!
Kilca Hostel, Buenos Aires