As Pittsburgh continues to grow as a travel destination, it's important that we have an affordable alternative to a traditional hotel. Meet South Side Traveler's Rest (SSTR), a new hostel now open in the South Side that offers shared accommodations allowing guests to connect with one another and the community.
Started by the hardworking married couple and local Pittsburgh small business owners Mary Beth Karabinos and Paul Kletter, SSTR is "a hostel catering to bicyclists on the Great Allegheny Passage and other tourists looking for a different stay experience" said Bob Batz Jr. in his recent PG article. "In addition to opening up their vintage building to overnight guests, they want to make the Great Room and kitchen open to community groups."
Please consider donating to SSTR's Indiegogo campaign. Unlike many other U.S. hostel projects in the crowdfunding stage, SSTR has already completed construction and received all necessary permits to host guests. All funding will go directly to purchasing beds and furniture and completing the installation of the hostel's security systems.
As a local promoter and event producer, it's exciting to know that SSTR can offer touring bands and event goers an affordable place to stay that is close to everything in Downtown, Pittsburgh. You can visit SSTR between the Liberty and Tenth Street bridges at Sixth and Bingham streets in the South Side, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The crowd-funding page can be found HERE.