An article in the State Hornet talks about hostels near Sacramento, California:
"Students go to Europe and stay at hostels all over, but they don't realize they can come home and do the same thing," said Steve Hanes, manager of Sacramento's own hostel.
In fact, there are hundreds of hostelling opportunities across the United States and over 20 within a few hours drive of Sacramento State. Armed with one or two Ben Franklin's, a semi-reliable vehicle and a trusty road map, students can make an otherwise uneventful winter break memorable by touring northern California's hostels.
Every hostel is different in its own way, but Sacramento's is the most unique of them all, Wein said.
"It's probably the most beautiful hostel in the United States," she said. "Europe has hostels in castles, and this is America's equivalent." Wein added that Sac State students should consider staying a night or two at the hostel when headed downtown for the evening or for a different yet local experience.
Read the full article, Hostels a cheap way to travel, meet new people.