Truckee Tahoe Hostel

The Truckee Hostel is now the Redlight.

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The Truckee Hostel building was first constructed in the 1880's. It was one of 3 hotels in the Truckee area. In the early 1920's it burned down and was rebuilt on the same foundation footprint in the late 1920's. Since then, it has had a few small additions to the main structure. It was a brothel at one time and has always served as some form of lodging. Now the hostel is the REDLIGHT.


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Who Stays at the Truckee Hostel?:

The Truckee Hostel provides inexpensive lodging and a destination for those who travel. The hostel gathers travelers with a common interest in adventure sports. Shared rooms, kitchen and lounge promote a social atmosphere. There are also private rooms available.

Adventurers look for a partner to do an activity (like climbing), local information, or someone who can show them the local trails. This applies to skiing, biking, hiking, fishing, etc. The atmosphere of the hostel is a friendly place to meet people before heading into the outdoors and a place to share outdoor information.

Hours of Operation:

The REDLIGHT is open for business from 8 am to 10:30 pm. Travelers can still check in after closing. There is no curfew. The back decks close at 9:30 pm. The kitchen closes at 10:30 pm and the front bar closes at 11pm.


The Redlight Truckee Hostel has the following amenities:


The Truckee Hostel is the information center for hikers, bikers, skiers and snowboarders, as well as all other mountain, river, lake adventurers. Bring your gear and you will meet others to adventure with.


Truckee Tahoe Redlight Hostel