Located in the heart of the city, The Metcalf House Hostel is a short distance from the airport, bus and train stations, and within walking distance of downtown, parks, museums, and shopping centres. We offer a free breakfast, free street parking, kitchen and laundry facilities. As we are a desert hostel we have our front and back yard areas which planted with desert cactus, aloes and shrubs.As Arizona’s capital city, Phoenix has much to offer. The Desert Botanical Gardens at Papago Park features Sonoran Desert plant life. Visit the Heard Museum, renowned for Native American exhibits. Arizona has more Indian reservations than any other state. There are many inexpensive cinemas and clubs featuring blues music. Food Markets are a 12 minute walk. Hike the mountain parks in Phoenix and in summer clear rivers provide cool respite. Getting to the hostel: FREE Skytrain to the rail/train to 44th/Washington then rail/train to Central Avenue/Roosevelt. Or take Skytrain to #1 bus which turns into #10 bus. Stay on bus until 9th and Roosevelt. Greyhound: #70 Bus north to 24th & Roosevelt street then #10 Bus west to Roosevelt and 9th Street. We are located on the East side of downtown Phoenix on 9th St south of the Interstate I-10 between Portland St. and Roosevelt St.(4 houses north of Roosevelt on west side) 2 blocks east of 7th St. (Major Cross-streets are Roosevelt & 7th Streets) Street parking outside the hostel.