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The Mother Road Hostel

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Front of property
Front of property
Private room, Double with Kitchen and Full Bathroom  | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Lobby sitting area

Overview of The Mother Road Hostel

The Mother Road Hostel

2.0 star property

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
1012 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM, 87102

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationABQ BioPark Zoo13 min walk
  • Popular LocationNew Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science17 min walk
  • Popular LocationOld Town Plaza19 min walk
  • AirportAlbuquerque, NM (ABQ-Albuquerque Intl. Sunport)12 min drive

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About this area


The Mother Road Hostel is located in Raynolds Addition, a neighborhood in Albuquerque. El Rey Theater and New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science are cultural highlights, while Old Town Plaza is a notable landmark. ABQ BioPark Zoo and Tingley Aquatic Park are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • El Rey Theater - 6 min walk
  • ABQ BioPark Zoo - 13 min walk
  • Albuquerque Civic Plaza - 14 min walk
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science - 17 min walk
  • Old Town Plaza - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Alvarado Transportation Center - 16 min walk
  • Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) - 12 min drive


  • Dog House Drive In - 6 min walk
  • Effex Nightclub - 9 min walk
  • Sushi Hana - 8 min walk
  • Anodyne - 10 min walk
  • Castle Coffee - 7 min walk

About this property

The Mother Road Hostel

Hostel located in Raynolds Addition
The Mother Road Hostel is located close to El Rey Theater and Albuquerque Convention Center, and provides free continental breakfast and a library. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Free self parking
  • An elevator, smoke-free premises, and barbecue grills
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff
Room features
All 11 rooms offer comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Shared bathrooms with shower/tub combinations
  • On-request microwaves, ceiling fans, and limited housekeeping


English, German, Spanish

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily

Things to do

  • Library

Family friendly

  • Microwave on request
  • Refrigerator on request


  • Limited-hour front desk

Guest services

  • Limited housekeeping


  • Barbecue grill


  • Elevator


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Microwave on request
  • Refrigerator on request


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Mother Road Hostel Albuquerque
Mother Road Hostel
Mother Road Albuquerque
The Mother Road Hostel Albuquerque
The Mother Road Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Is The Mother Road Hostel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The Mother Road Hostel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Mother Road Hostel?

Check-in begins at 3 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Mother Road Hostel?

Check-out is at 10 AM.

Where is The Mother Road Hostel located?

Located in Raynolds Addition, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of El Rey Theater, Albuquerque Convention Center, and ABQ BioPark Zoo. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and Old Town Plaza are also within 1 mi (2 km). Alvarado Transportation Center is 16 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Mother Road Hostel and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Mother Road Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Mother Road Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.


Rating 10 - Excellent. 1 out of 8 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 13%
Rating 8 - Good. 2 out of 8 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 25%
Rating 6 - Okay. 3 out of 8 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 38%
Rating 4 - Poor. 1 out of 8 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 13%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 1 out of 8 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Okay


Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice people, Old building and lack of standard pr
People ware kind and friendly. However, the facilities and conditions were surprisingly lack of standard. I wonder if has standard requirements for selecting is partners.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2019

4/10 Poor

Verified traveler

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Business traveler, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location to downtown convention center, restaurants, bus line. great supplies for making breakfast.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

6/10 Okay

Verified traveler

Liked: Staff & service
Hostel with friendly feeling near Old Town. Good prices for a nite or two.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018

8/10 Good

Helen, Harman, West Virginia

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
In the middle of town. Probably a former apartment building. Interesting architecture. What I'd expect from a hostel. Interesting people, mainly travelers. Friendly staff. (I stayed in the women's "dormitory," not a private room.)
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2018

2/10 Terrible

Keith, NM

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Friendly staff but... not a place that i felt comfortable staying at. Let's just say that the younger crowd might like the hostel environment but i prefer a more conventional venue. The topping point was no air conditioner with the outside temps over 90 degrees in Albuquerque.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018

6/10 Okay

KD, Arizona

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Definitely a hippy flop house. Cockroaches in the kitchen Shower room the water was squirting all over However, all of the staff was very friendly. Thank you
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2018

10/10 Excellent

Devon, Brooklyn, NY

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Perfect for Passing Through
The hostel was a great place to stop for a quick night’s sleep passing through town. We checked in really late and management was really helpful accommodating us after office hours. The room was incredibly hot but it’s New Mexico so what do you expect? I would definitely recommend this hostel.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018