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CamelBackpackers Hostel

Hostel | 1601 N 13th Ave, Phoenix, Arizona, USA AZ 85007

95.3% Overall Rating

40 out of 40 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/08/2014)

Andrew Byrne thinks…

"Great staff, very friendly. Helped me find a lot of cool things in the area. hostel is very clean and has great facilities."

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 15:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Phoenix?

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Welcome to our hostel in central Phoenix near downtown! Our rates are ALL INCLUSIVE, with no taxes, membership fees or hidden amenity fees. Here at CamelBackpackers we are travelers and adventurers like you. Our hostel is more than a cheap bed: it's all the comforts of home in a warm and social environment with an emphasis on community. We love Phoenix, and we think you will too. Read more

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About CamelBackpackers Hostel

We would like to inform you that we will be closing on June 1, 2015. We opened three years ago and we have loved providing a home away from home for our guests in Phoenix. We have outgrown our small hostel and we are ready to expand. Unfortunately, we have decided to close CamelBackpackers until we can open up a new property.

Our bright, new hostel is centrally located near downtown Phoenix. You will feel right at home in our large common area or beautiful fully equipped kitchen. And our hand-crafted amenities will meet all your travel needs, from free wi-fi and printing all day to fresh fruit and unlimited coffee or tea with breakfast.

The CamelBackpackers staff hails from all around the world but we share a mutual love of adventure and a passion for this hostel we call home. Whether it's helping you find the nearest grocery; taking you to our favorite hangouts around town; or just swapping stories over the extra large dinner table, we're here to make your trip as memorable and enjoyable as possible. We hope to meet you soon!

- 24-Hour Access with No Curfew
- Keyless Digital Entry
- Free Unlimited High Speed Wi-fi
- Cable, Netflix and Wii
- Boardgames and Cards
- Karaoke Machine
- Self-Catering Kitchen
- Free light Continental Breakfast
- Free Individual Storage for non-perishable food items
- Full Laundry Facilities for $5/load
- Tourist Information and Comprehensive List of Local Services + Events

- Free Linens
- Free Individual Fans and Reading Lights for each bed
- Free Power Strips for your electronics
- Free Storage Lockers
- Locks available for $5/day rental

- 2 Private Bathrooms with Shower and Tub in each
- Free Towels
- Travel Toiletries available for purchase

- Free On-Street Parking
- Multiple Covered Patio Areas
- Hammock
- Beanbag toss
- Free Sports Equipment to use at nearby parks
- Bikes for rent at $5/day


Check In:
You may check in anytime between 3 pm and 8 pm (1500 and 2000). If you are arriving at a time outside that window, please call us and make special arrangements. We will be more than happy to accommodate your travel needs.

Check Out:
Please plan to check out of the hostel by noon (1200) of each day. If you are not planning on leaving by noon, no problem. We have a locked storage closet for luggage and you are welcome to use our communal areas.

If you cancel your reservation, you must cancel by noon (12:00) the day prior to your scheduled arrival. If you do not give the 24-hour notice, your credit card will be charged for the first night of the reservation. There are no exceptions.


All guests are required to be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license or valid passport to check in.

The hostel only serves residents living outside of the Phoenix area (no residents from Maricopa and Pinal Counties).

Accommodation Information

CamelBackpackers has two mixed dorms and one private room:

- 6 Bed Mixed Dorm
- 8 Bed Mixed Dorm
- Private Room with two queen beds that can accomodate 1-4 people

All rooms include:
- Free Linens
- Air Conditioning
- Small trash cans

The dorm rooms include:
- Free Individual Fans and Reading Lights for each bed
- Free Power Strips for your electronics
- Free Storage Lockers

The private room includes:
- Ceiling Fan
- Free Storage Cabinet
- Welcome Basket with snacks, water and maps

Location Information

CamelBackpackers Hostel
1601 North 13th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

CamelBackpackers Hostel is located in Central Phoenix on the North East corner of 13th Avenue and McDowell Avenue within the historic Encanto-Palmcroft District.

The hostel is close to four major city centers: downtown Phoenix is only two miles away; Glendale Historic Center is seven miles; Mill Avenue in Tempe is ten miles; and Old Town Scottsdale is twelve miles away. Each city is easily accessible from both car and public transit.


For a quick and easy way to navigate downtown Phoenix you don't need to look any farther than us - we offer $5/day bike rentals for your convenience!


Bus routes near CamelBackpackers will also allow guests to easily move around the entire metro area. Public Transportation stops nearest CamelBackpackers include:

Light Rail Stop: Central and McDowell
Route 17 Bus Stop: 12th Avenue and McDowell
Route 15 Bus Stop: 15th Avenue and McDowell
Route 8 Bus Stop: 7th Avenue and McDowell


If you'd rather rent a car, Enterprise and Hertz Car Rentals are also less than two miles away.


For Uber or Lyft users, Phoenix has both! If you haven't used either service before, CamelBackpackers has discount codes available for first time users.

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