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Respite at the End of The Trail: New South Side Hostel to Open

South Side Traveler’s Rest, located in the historic A.M. Byers building, will be the city’s only licensed hostel.




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Visitors to Pittsburgh can choose from hundreds of hotels, Airbnbs and bed and breakfasts when they come into town. While there are also a few hostels, the new South Side Traveler’s Rest is the only licensed hostel within city limits; meaning that it meets the regulations of a traditional hotel.

South Side Traveler’s Rest is slated to open in Easter Sunday in the historic A.M. Byers building on South 6th Street on the South Side. The dorm-style space will be able to accommodate up to 35 travelers.
 


 

Owners Paul Kletter and Mary Beth Karabinos hope the building’s location, half a mile from the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) trail, will be a haven for bikers and hikers starting or finishing their trek.

“With all the positive press the city is getting, we expect lots of visitors to tack a day or two onto their biking, or other outdoor adventure, to take in all that Pittsburgh has to offer,” said Kletter in a press release. “Especially as the city gets more and more bike friendly, it’s a perfect way to start or end the trail.”

According to its website, the hostel will offer both dormitory style and private sleeping rooms, with restroom and kitchen facilities, as well as lockers, Wi-Fi and bike detailing provided.

“Pittsburgh has an abundance of old buildings with solid bones, ready to be repurposed,” said Karabino. “To convert a location that’s rich with Pittsburgh history and share that history with travelers and community members is my favorite part of this project.”  
 

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