The Solarium International Hostel is a unique lodging destination. Like walking into Narnia's wardrobe, the Solarium opens up to a secret jungle.
Based in mid-town Fort Collins, the ideal location to exceptional dining, world-renowned breweries, pioneering dispensaries and outdoor activities. To us "hostel" is a place to spend time in communal unique lodging, while meeting people from around the world. We offer dorms to cut down costs, or private rooms for some time alone.
Find yourself here!
The building was built in 1979 by an iconic social figure of Fort Collins, John Clark. At the time of construction, the Solarium served as a photography studio for Clark Photography as well as a personal home for his family. Joan Clark planted the trees that now reach to the glass ceiling of the atrium and give the space the botanical uniqueness that inspired the name Solarium. After changing hands a few times, the building landed with our family, where we had the vision of travelers from around the world sitting and enjoying the beautiful tropical setting. We are a well-traveled family, with hospitality at heart. We brought back the life and vibrancy that the Clark family had envisioned. We renovated the rooms, upgraded the furniture and added a few fun amenities to foster the quintessential Colorado experience. We now boast a yoga studio on the property, a 400 square foot tipi to allow guests to enjoy marijuana in a legal setting and have bikes for rent so guests can see our beautiful town from the trails.
There are a total of twelve rooms, two are four person dorms, and two are all inclusive suites. The rest are private rooms, which wrap around the botanical courtyard in the main building, some with a private bathroom and some without, we have a room for every budget! Each room has an accent color that inspires the name of the room, giving the Solarium a vibrant, colorful, Caribbean feel. The private suites are set up as a duplex (lower and upper) east of the main building, equip with a full kitchen, private bathroom and separate entrances. Guests that stay in the suites still have access to the main building while enjoying full anonymity. The main building has a community kitchen, TV room and a gift shop stocked with snack and souvenirs from local Colorado small businesses. We love local, and do our very best to highlight some wonderful local entrepreneurs in our area. The yoga studio, the FoCo Yoga Co-op, is a yoga cooperative with classes and workshops run by local entrepreneurs in the holistic health field. You can find the yoga (EMAIL HIDDEN)
Accès des voyageurs
Guests are given a door code upon checking in which gives 24 hour access to the main building. The code is changed daily in the afternoon, guest are able to ask for codes in advance or get the updated code daily from the front desk located in the gift shop. Guests are also able to call 24 hours a day for the code if it is lost. Guests with a private room are given a key to their room. We do not take a key deposit, if guest is checking out there is a grey box located next to the gift shop to drop keys in. Keys can also be left in the room.
Dorm rooms have daily codes to get in. Dorm rooms include linens, towels and lockers (bring your own lock)
All guests have 24 hour access to the kitchen. We have quiet hours from 10pm till 9am.
The yoga studio is open to guests from noon till one; otherwise the cost of the class is determined by the teacher.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We have a gift shop open every morning around 9am that offers snacks, drinks and local souvenirs. We are available to assist with renting bicycles, make future bookings or just to help you find a great place to get breakfast! We shut to lobby down daily for lunch and reopen to check in guests. We close our lobby at 7pm daily, if you are arriving after 7pm, we go to an on-call system. We have a door bell with voice and video functions which connects to our overnight security. We have staff at the property 24/7.
We offer coffee and waffle mix to make your own Belgium Waffles every morning. Guests have access to a full kitchen with three refrigerators, so bring something to cook! We do allow guests to smoke marijuana in the tipi (21+) out back. There is no smoking of any kind in the rooms or in the atrium. We are family friendly and love to see the kiddos enjoying the atrium and back yard.
If you are staying in a dorm, please be aware of shared space etiquette. We do not police the dorms, but expect guests to respect each other and the space. Please do not change the bed you were assigned. If you would like to change your bed or room, please see staff first. Please do not disrupt the other bedding, some guests arrive in the early morning hours and it would be very disappointing if their bedding or pillows were missing. We do not allow personal bedding of any kind in the hostel.
Please be aware we have fourteen days a year maximum stay. We are not a long term housing solution. If you are in town for a training or class, exceptions may apply!
We extend a warm greeting and look forward to meeting you!
Say hello- it only takes a second
Hostel etiquette- know before you go!
The tipi is 21+ and marijuana only
No furry friends
We cannot keep personal items over night
Personal items left over 72 hours are donated to a local thrift store
Guest is responsible for damage caused during stay
We do not take responsibility for lost or stolen items
Label and date your food! We empty the community refrigerators weekly. Everything past date or not labeled will be given away
No food or booze in the dorm rooms
We observe quiet hours from 10pm until 9am
14 days a year is the maximum stay permitted
We are available for emergencies 24/7
If you would like an early check out, we are able to extend the time to 1pm for 50% of the room current market price. Bike rental is available for $3/ hour, $10/ day or $24/ 24 hours. Yoga is available; the cost is determined by the instructor.
$150 fine for smoking in the room.
$150 fine for sneaking in a furry loved one
please note, we accept tax at time of check in
Hey! We’re the Solarium International Hostel.
Located in mid-town Fort Collins, our Spanish-style villa will transport you to a hidden oasis in the heart of our city. We encourage travelers and neighbors alike to take a brief retreat from life-on-the-go and Find Yourself Here. In a community of outdoor loving, craft beer drinking people you’re sure to make a friend!
Find yourself in one of our seven unique rooms that wrap around a botanical courtyard. If budget and new friendship are on the menu for you, try one of our dorm rooms. Needing something a little quieter? We’ve got several private rooms that vary in size and color. Traveling with a group? Try one of our apartment style flats which include their own separate kitchen.
Get your day started right by helping yourself to complimentary waffles and coffee or tea in our communal kitchen. Towels and linens, cable and WiFi, heating and air conditioning are available in each of our rooms. Laundry service is also available.
With direct access to Spring Creek bike trail (We have bikes for rent!) and walking distance to MAX public transportation, The Solarium International Hostel is an ideal setting, providing secluded beauty whilst being conveniently close to local attractions. Downtown Fort Collins is a 10-minute drive away where you can experience world-renowned breweries, pioneering dispensaries, and exciting outdoor activities. Looking for that perfect memento to remember Colorado by? Be sure to visit our new Solarium Shop where you’ll find Colorado local brands like Coloradical, Horsetooth’d, and The Worley Co.
Be sure to join a yoga class at the on-site studio! Yoga is the perfect way to unwind after a day on the road. The Holistic Yoga School offers several classes every day. Check in at the front desk for details.
Our 35-foot Tipi is marijuana friendly for guests who partake responsibly. Cigarette smokers may smoke in designated areas. All rooms and buildings are smoke-free. We do not tolerate disruptions of any kind and reserve the right to refuse any guest service. For your safety and security, we lock all doors to the public at 7pm.