Southside Traveler’s Rest is an oasis for bikers, hikers, and other travelers looking for comfortable, safe lodging. Located at the start/finish of the Great Allegheny Passage, we provide accommodations and amenities for the outdoor enthusiast. Inspired by our own travel experiences, we look forward welcoming you to the spirited city of Pittsburgh. Our building was originally home to A.M. Byers Wrought Iron Pipe Co. headquarters. From its mills in the South Side and the surrounding region, Byers Pipe became a world-renowned wrought iron manufacturer, and built their offices to suit. Full of character and craftsmanship dating back to 1883, let SSTR cure your “cookie-cutter-hotel” blues. As the only licensed hostel in the city, we offer private and shared rooms, and communal space (kitchen/bathrooms/living room) as a great alternative to Pittsburgh hotels downtown.
(All Shared Rooms Are Co-Ed)
(2) Bunk Beds, Lockers (Locks not included), Central Hest/AC, Free WiFi, Linens Included
(2) Bunk Beds, (1) Twin, Lockers (Locks not Included), Linens Included, Central Heat/AC, Free WiFi
Room Under Development
2 Person, (1) Queen Bed, Linens Included, Central Heat/AC, Free WiFi
2 Person, (1) Queen, Linens Included, Free Wifi, Private Bathroom Central Heat/AC, Ceiling Fan, Mini Fridge
2 Person, (1) Full Bed Extra Long, Linens Included, Central Heat/AC, Free WiFi
4 Person, (1) Queen, (1) Bunk Bed, Linens Included, Central Heat/AC, Free WiFi
This was a great place to stay before our ride — it was easy to find and easy to find the trail from it. The rooms were comfortable, clean & quiet. The bathrooms were convenient and one had a high faucet (to clean/refill your water bottles). Paul was a very gracious host — running out to get some cream for my coffee in the morning. It was my first ‘hostel’ experience but it won’t be my last. Thanks for everything!
This is THE place to stay if you are starting or ending a trip in Pittsburgh! Clean, great prices, and in a great location.
I stayed with Marybeth and Paul recently while in Pittsburgh for a bicycle meeting. This place is SO cool and they are the perfect hosts.
I also sent two of my customers to see them who reported an equally great experience.
My new home away from home when I go to PGH!
I more than enjoyed my stay at South Side!! Mary Beth was very welcoming and helpful to me during my time there. She gave me great suggestions on where and what to visit while in Pittsburgh. The building and the facilities are amazing and comfortable. I’d reccomend South to anyone traveling to Pittsburgh!
On a budget? No need to settle for grim cheap hotels in Pittsburgh. Tired of indistinguishable, soul deadening chain hotels? SSTR is the perfect antidote! Enjoy your stay in a unique historical building, and still have access to necessary amenities: wi-fi, parking, a short walk or drive to loads of restaurants and taverns, and the Downtown Core.
If you are visiting our area, consider a more unique experience than typical Pittsburgh hotels. SSTR welcomes all kinds of travelers. Whether you’re from another continent or just another corner of Pennsylvania. Whether you’re here to take in some theater or attend your college roommate’s wedding. Whether you’re a veteran of hostels or a newbie. You’re more than welcome!
Planning a campus visit and have limited funds? Don’t settle for uniform cheap hotels in Pittsburgh. SSTR is a great base for you to get acquainted with the city and schools. Use SSTR as a great vantage point to take in all that the city has to offer. Explore our neighborhoods, stake out your future college hangout and get a real sense of what makes Pittsburgh such a great place, all while meeting new friends in the cooperative environment we’ve created for you.
Need group accommodations? Looking for a group discount? We offer a great value in a great location. We are more than happy to work with you to provide added services. If we can’t do it, we’ll find someone who can—from transportation to event coordination. Give us the details/link to group contact form.