Frequently Asked Questions

If I’m in a shared room, where can I put my bags?

For each guest in dorm rooms, we provide a sizeable 3’x3’x18” (91cm x 91cm x 46cm) locker underneath the bed. You can bring a padlock or buy one at the desk for $5.00.

How much does it cost each night?

It depends on the time of year and room type. Our dorm rooms are $24 – $46 plus tax, Private Room for 1 or 2 guests are $48 – $160 plus tax. For rates on specific dates, please use the Book Now button or call the front desk +1 (530) 600-3272.

How many beds are in the dorm rooms?

Each dorm room has 4-beds en suite. 

What’s the bathroom situation like?
  • Private rooms are ensuite.
  • 4-bed dorm rooms have single-occupancy ensuite.
  • 8-bed dorm rooms have two single-occupancy ensuite.
Do I need to be a foreigner to stay?

We are a traveler’s hostel, and the majority of our guests are hikers, ski/snowboarders, backpackers, and foreigners. You do not need to be foreign, but we do not accept locals within a 25-mile radius.

Is a reservation necessary?

We recommend that you make a reservation since we do tend to book up, especially in the summer and winter. However, you can always just walk in and see if we have space.

Is there an age limit to stay at your hostel?

To stay in a dorm room, you need to be over 18 years old. If not, you can stay in a private room with a parent or guardian. We do not allow anybody under 18 to stay without a parent or guardian. There is no age limit, and we host people of all ages. Our median age is 20 – 30 years old, and we definitely have a younger vibe, but anybody over 18 is welcome.

Do I need to bring my own linens?

Nope! We will provide all your bedding and towels. We ask that you do not bring any personal bedding or camping equipment up to your room. If you have these items, we can store it for free in our luggage storage area until you check out.

How can I pay for my stay?

You will pay for your full stay when you check-in. We accept cash, VISA, or MasterCard.

Who do I contact for a group reservation? (15 or more people)

For groups of 15 or more, contact our group coordinator at groups@mellowmountainhostel.com or call +1 (530) 600-3272 for rates and availability.

What time is check-in and check-out?

Check-in is at 4:00 p.m. Check-out is at 12:00 p.m.

 If you arrive before 4:00 p.m., we can check you in with access to the common spaces, take payment, store your luggage, and. At 4:00 p.m., return to the office for your assigned dorm or private room.

 You must check-out by noon. We do not offer late check-outs; however, on the day you check-out, you are welcome to store your luggage and use our hostel facilities until 4:00 p.m.

How many nights can I stay here?

We allow guests to stay a maximum of 21-nights.

Can I bring my own food?

Absolutely! We ask that you consume all the food in our kitchen and common areas instead of your room to help us keep the dorm rooms clean.

 There is a fully equipped kitchen with guest refrigerators to store food. There are pens, markers, and labels in the kitchen to mark your items. Make sure to take, throw out, or mark as free any food left at the end of your stay.