Idaho “Staycation”: Hostels and Recreation

With gas prices on the rise, the term “staycation” is making yet another popular comeback. This method of a modified vacation allows for travelers to experience a get-away on a friendly budget that won’t break the bank.

One of the many beauties of living in Idaho is that you can literally drive two hours in a different direction and be in a completely new setting with fun at the tips of your fingertips; whitewater rafting, nationally acclaimed golf courses, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, and many more top-notch recreational activities. Another perk is the low-priced night accommodations; Idaho has a string of hostels throughout the state that offer a bed from $18-25 a night. For those of you wanting to jump in the car and participate in your own staycation, check out these hostels as a way to pinch pennies but get a nights rest after a day out in Idaho adventure.

Located downtown Boise, Idahostel provides direct access to the best and most interesting parts of the City, State and region. Idahostel is a great central location; foothills down the road, Saturday market at the doorstep, Boise’s best culinary experiences on every corner.

280 N. 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702

A Country Place Hostel
Clean, quiet, and beautiful grounds and gardens provided a mini get-away in its own. This hostel offers a great location, a safe stay, and green living.

17322 Can-Ada Rd.
Nampa, ID 83687

Lucky 13 Ranch & Guest House
Located on Idaho’s fabled River of No Return (Salmon River), Lucky 13 Ranch is nestled in the Salmon National Forest on scenic Highway 93. It provides easy access to the Idaho/Montana border, just seventeen miles away from the continental divide.

55 Becker Rd.
North Fork, ID 83466