The Owners Story

Meet the SSTR Team


Inspired by their own travels, South Side Traveler’s Rest owners, Mary Beth Karabinos and Paul Kletter, opened the Pittsburgh hostel in Spring of 2018. Since then, they have hosted travelers and guests from all parts of the world.
With their own travels taking them around the world, both Mary Beth and Paul have previously stayed and worked at hostels abroad, which inspired them to open one of their own.


Originally purchasing the building in 2014, they have beautifully transformed the historic South Side building into the charming and central spot for tourists that it is today.

SSTR In The News

We are humbled and proud to be part of the Pitts­burgh commu­nity. Read what others have said about South Side Traveler’s Rest.

Our Rooms

As the only hostel in Pitts­burgh, we offer private rooms and shared rooms for our guests to reserve.

Contact SSTR

Visi­tors and guests are always welcome to contact SSTR with any ques­tions or concerns.

How To Find SSTR

South Side
Traveler’s Rest

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

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