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What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for an affordable place to stay in Tacoma, there are 195 accommodation options here to pick from, including hostels. These dorm-style accommodations come in lots of forms, but they have three main qualities in common:

  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social environment
  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)

By choosing a hostel in Tacoma, you can reduce your spending on lodging and save more of your trip funds for exploring during your trip. You can check out the festivals and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

Hostels in Tacoma

Not sure where to stay in Tacoma? This hostel is popular:

HiddenSound Hostel - Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Rooms come with towels, free toiletries, and lockers.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Tacoma?

Good weather's always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here's some information about the local climate:

  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 55° F and nighttime temperatures average 37° F
  • April-June: 73° F is the daytime average and 41° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 76° F and nighttime averages are around 49° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 64° F during the day and 36° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 43.07 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Tacoma?

Depending on what interests you, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • Museum of Glass
  • Tacoma Dome
  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
Natural Features
  • W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory
  • Wright Park
  • Tacoma Chinese Garden and Reconciliation Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Children's Museum of Tacoma
  • Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Pantages Theater

In general, Tacoma is known for its:

  • Festivals
  • Live music
  • Casino gaming
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Restaurants
  • Museums
  • Flowers

How to Get to Tacoma and Around the Area

You'll find the closest airport in Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.), 14.6 mi (23.5 km) away from the city center. Another option is Renton, WA (RNT-Renton Municipal), located 19.2 mi (30.9 km) away. Once you're on the ground, you might want to make use of public transit. Walk to nearby metro stations like Commerce Street Station, Theater District Station, and Convention Center Station. To see more of the area, catch a train at Union Station, Tacoma Dome Station, or Tacoma Station.

Other property types in Tacoma

FairBridge Inn & Suites Dupont

FairBridge Inn & Suites Dupont

3 out of 5
1609 McNeil St., Dupont, WA
The price is $89 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7
4.2/5Very Good! (969 reviews)

"Hotel is located in a small town with city access. Close to JBLM."…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

FairBridge Inn & Suites Dupont
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Seattle Federal Way

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Seattle Federal Way

3 out of 5
31611 Pete Von Reichbauer Way South, Federal Way, WA
The price is $94 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
4.3/5Excellent! (385 reviews)

"Clean. Pleasant decor and rooms with modern conveniences for electronics, multiple plug-ins for charging variety of devices. Room looks like the pictures. I got a small suite for an amazingly affordable price. Will recommend to friends and family."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Seattle Federal Way
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton-Tacoma/Puyallup, WA

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton-Tacoma/Puyallup, WA

2.5 out of 5
1515 South Meridian, Puyallup, WA
The price is $93 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
4.4/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)

"Our room was great. Lots of room and decent lighting"…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton-Tacoma/Puyallup, WA
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for an affordable place to stay in Tacoma, there are 195 accommodation options here to pick from, including hostels. These dorm-style accommodations come in lots of forms, but they have three main qualities in common:

  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social environment
  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)

By choosing a hostel in Tacoma, you can reduce your spending on lodging and save more of your trip funds for exploring during your trip. You can check out the festivals and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

Hostels in Tacoma

Not sure where to stay in Tacoma? This hostel is popular:

HiddenSound Hostel - Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Rooms come with towels, free toiletries, and lockers.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Tacoma?

Good weather's always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here's some information about the local climate:

  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 55° F and nighttime temperatures average 37° F
  • April-June: 73° F is the daytime average and 41° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 76° F and nighttime averages are around 49° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 64° F during the day and 36° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 43.07 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Tacoma?

Depending on what interests you, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • Museum of Glass
  • Tacoma Dome
  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
Natural Features
  • W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory
  • Wright Park
  • Tacoma Chinese Garden and Reconciliation Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Children's Museum of Tacoma
  • Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Pantages Theater

In general, Tacoma is known for its:

  • Festivals
  • Live music
  • Casino gaming
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Restaurants
  • Museums
  • Flowers

How to Get to Tacoma and Around the Area

You'll find the closest airport in Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.), 14.6 mi (23.5 km) away from the city center. Another option is Renton, WA (RNT-Renton Municipal), located 19.2 mi (30.9 km) away. Once you're on the ground, you might want to make use of public transit. Walk to nearby metro stations like Commerce Street Station, Theater District Station, and Convention Center Station. To see more of the area, catch a train at Union Station, Tacoma Dome Station, or Tacoma Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Tacoma?
By staying at a hostel you can reduce your spending on accommodations and use more of your trip funds for exploring during your stay. You can check out the festivals and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in many shapes and sizes, but they have three main things in common, including low prices, a social atmosphere, and shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too).
What are the best hostels in Tacoma?
You may be able to find reasonable rates at these Tacoma accommodations, which get good reviews from our travelers: FairBridge Inn & Suites Dupont - Property features at this hotel include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Seattle Federal Way - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Union Station. You can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and an indoor pool at this hotel. Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton-Tacoma/Puyallup, WA - Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this hotel. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tacoma Downtown - Located within a 20-minute walk of BJ’s Bingo. You can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk at this hotel. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Auburn - You can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this hotel.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Tacoma?
Good weather’s always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s a little information that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 63°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 43°F. Average annual precipitation for Tacoma is 43 inches.
What is there to see and do in Tacoma?
In general, Tacoma is known for its festivals, live music, and casinos. Major attractions include Tacoma Dome, Emerald Queen Casino, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Get out into nature with places like Mount Rainier National Park, Crystal Mountain, and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Cultural attractions include White River Amphitheatre, Pantages Theater, and Tacoma Art Museum.
What's the best way to get to and around Tacoma while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Tacoma on hand to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Seattle - Tacoma Intl. Airport (SEA), located 14.6 mi (23.5 km) away. An alternative is Renton, WA (RNT-Renton Municipal), which is 19.2 mi (30.9 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you may want to make use of public transit. Take advantage of metro transit at Commerce Street Station, Theater District Station, and Convention Center Station. To see more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Union Station, Tacoma Dome Station, or Tacoma Station.

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