#1 Hostel in Colorado Springs on Tripadvisor

Escape into Nature

RAD Hostel is where adventure awaits, friendships take root, and travelers from near and far find a home away from home. Stay with us, and your Colorado hostel experience will be one that you’ll remember forever.

You’ll find us in Colorado Springs, where you can escape into nature during the day and explore the city’s diverse cultural events, breweries, and restaurant scene at night.

The True Spirit of Hostel Life

From lively game nights and storytelling around the campfire to planning outdoor excursions over weekend pancakes, creating community is at the heart of what we do.

We take pride in being open-minded and inclusive in the true spirit of hostel life. Whatever your background and wherever you’re from, you are welcome here.

Since opening in 2018, guests from over 80 countries have come through our doors. When you’re sharing a meal in the communal kitchen or relaxing on the shaded patio, you’re just as likely to hear Arabic, Spanish, or Italian as English – here at RAD, respect is our common language, and curiosity is our common trait.

There’s nowhere like RAD Hostel, with its colorful murals, various hostel rooms, welcoming staff, camaraderie amongst guests, and natural beauty in all directions.

It’s adventurous; it’s one-of-a-kind; it’s RAD.

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Explore Rooms

Desk in Garden of the Gods Room

Private Rooms

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Bunk Beds in Men's Dorm - Manitou Room

Dorm Rooms

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Glamping Colorado Springs, camer van parking near Garden of the Gods

Car Camping

Bed Icon x Two 22′ Spaces

Great Sand Dunes National Park
Hostel guests in the main living room


Travelers Choice Award for 2020 from Tripadvisor

“Rad Hostel was awesome! Close to hiking and town, the rooms were clean, and the entire place had such a friendly vibe!! Can’t wait to come back”
Kim, Oregon


Modern Kitchen


Our shared kitchen is fully stocked with modern appliances, cutlery, and free tea & coffee.

Work Space


Digital nomad working on the road? Feel free to use our lounge area for some peace and quiet to get your work done.

Chill Lounge


Read a book from our library or listen to music while relaxing in our lounge.

Outdoor Space


Enjoy the views of the Rocky mountains while walking through the grassy backyard or eating at the picnic table.

Group Photo

Bring Your


With our wide variety of rooms, including dorms that sleep up to 12 people, our property is perfect for hosting your private group hostel retreat. Whether it’s a Boy Scout trip to explore the great outdoors, a 14er hiking club expedition to Pikes Peak, a conservation corps trail-work mission, or a long-awaited reunion of travel buddies, RAD Hostel will make your group getaway memorable.


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