Truckee Tahoe Hostel

The Truckee Hostel is now the Redlight.

Truckee Hostel Location

10101 West River St.
Truckee, CA 96161

Prime location in the heart of historic downtown Truckee. The hostel is across from the bus and train station. Upon arrival, just walk across the tracks and we are on the other side of West River Street.


Best to arrive by bus, train or hitchhike. Makes for the best adventure and then when you get here, you'll more likely have a tale to tell. The car thing is usually uneventful, unless you have a total beater or a classic. If you do arrive by car, consider sharing some seats in that thing. If you do hitchhike, check out this guide.


By train, check the schedule for Amtrak. Amtrak's California Zephyr passes through Truckee once / day on both eastbound and westbound routes that cross the United States. The basic routes are shown below if you are coming from the San Francisco Bay Area. You can also take the Zephyr from Chicago, Illinois direct to Truckee. There are stops in Denver as well as Salt Lake City.

Eastbound (From San Francisco Bay Area to North Lake Tahoe): The Zephyr leaves Emeryville at 9:10am and then Sacramento at 11:09am. The train arrives at the Truckee Depot at 2:38pm. There are several other stops in between the bay area and Sacramento.

Westbound (From Reno to North Lake Tahoe): The Zephyr leaves Reno at 8:36am and arrives in Truckee at 9:37am. The train continues on to Sacramento, arriving at 2:13pm and Emeryville, arriving at 7:25pm. There are several other stops in between the bay area and Sacramento.


By Bus, check the schedule for Greyhound. There are several buses that go to and from Truckee both eastbound and westbound. Some of the buses combine with Amtrak's bus and trains.


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Reno-Tahoe International Airport:

Arriving by air to Reno-Tahoe International? You can take the North Lake Tahoe Express directly to Truckee. Call here for reservations and schedules: (866) 216-5222.

Getting Around Truckee and Lake Tahoe:

The current schedule for the Tahoe Area Regional Transi (TART) is here. The 'Truckee Depot' is the stop for the Truckee Hostel. The Nextbus predicter tells you when the next bus will make get to the Truckee Depot.


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Truckee Tahoe Redlight Hostel