South Side Traveler’s Rest

Hostel Lodging In Pittsburgh Along The Great Allegheny Passage

Intro to Pittsburgh’s New Hostel

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.

Shared Rooms

(All Shared Rooms Are Co-Ed)

4 Bed Dorm

(2) Bunk Beds, Lockers (Locks not included), Central Hest/AC, Free WiFi, Linens Included

5 Bed Dorm

(2) Bunk Beds, (1) Twin, Lockers (Locks not Included), Linens Included, Central Heat/AC, Free WiFi

5 Bed Dorm

(2) Bunk Beds, (1) Twin, Lockers (Locks not Included), Linens Included, Central Heat/AC, Free WiFi

Private Rooms

Deluxe Queen

2 Person, (1) Queen Bed, Linens Included, Central Heat/AC, Free WiFi

Byers Suite

2 Person, (1) Queen, Linens Included, Free Wifi, Private Bath­room Central Heat/AC, Ceiling Fan, Mini Fridge

Full Bed Private

2 Person, (1) Full Bed Extra Long, Linens Included, Central Heat/AC, Free WiFi

Family Room

4 Person, (1) Queen, (1) Bunk Bed, Linens Included, Central Heat/AC, Free WiFi

Round Room

Under Devel­op­ment

Find Us

South Side
Traveler’s Rest


27 S 6th Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203
Mary Beth | 412–623-9343

All Travelers Welcome

Business Traveler

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!

Visiting Campus

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.

Our Policies

  • Our front desk is open from 7am – 12pm and 4pm – 9pm
  • Upon check-in, guests must provide a credit card and photo ID. Credit Card will be autho­rized at check-in, then payment is processed at check-out.
  • No walk-ins permitted. All reser­va­tions must be made in advance
  • Check-in time: 4pm   Check-out time: 11am
  • SSTR is a non-smok­ing/non-vaping hostel. Desig­nated smoking area is avail­able outside.
  • We do not allow outside linens in any guest rooms or communal areas.
  • No outside guests will be permitted.
  • ADA Service Dogs are the only animal permitted for overnight stays, provided they meet ADA Service Dog require­ments. Respon­si­bility for each dog falls to the guest with whom the reser­va­tion is under.
  • We will charge $50 for any addi­tional cleanup required by staff, resulting from guest behavior. We will also assess any damage done and charge accord­ingly
  • A parent or legal guardian must accom­pany any guest under 18

  • Maximum stay is 14 nights in aggre­gate, in a 12 month period.
  • We charge $20 for lost FOBs, $10 for lost keys.
  • Luggage should be locked in room. Lockers will be provided in shared rooms, for smaller items. Locks are not provided, please bring one with you.
  • Alcohol is permitted. Drunk­en­ness is not. Guests must be 21 to consume alcohol on SSTR’s premises, and staff has the right to ID anyone at any time.
  • Drug use on the premises is strictly prohib­ited.
  • No food or is permitted inside bunk rooms.
  • Quiet hours from 11pm – 7am are enforced for the comfort of other guests. Please be respectful.
  • Any guests who, in the opinion of our staff, compro­mise the comfort, safety and/or secu­rity of other guests, staff and/or prop­erty, or other­wise violate our poli­cies, will be asked to leave the hostel without a refund
  • No-shows/­Can­cel­la­tions less than 24 hours before date of check-in will be charged the full amount of the reser­va­tion
  • Guest infor­ma­tion will not be sold to nor shared with any third party