311 E Franklin Ave El Paso, TX 79901
Gardner Hotel and hostel is the oldest continually operating hotel in the city of El Paso, opened in 1922 by Preston E. Gardner. Stepping inside the lobby of this historic hotel, guests are transported from busy Downtown streets to a place that is reminiscent of another era. Its marble staircase leads to rooms that have seen countless guests and still retain their charming features. One such guest was bank robber John Dillinger and two members of his gang who checked into Gardner Hotel.
Gardner Hotel offers all the amenities you could need during your stay. We have a variety of hotel rooms including family rooms, double, single and shared accommodation – many retaining their original antique furniture. This Downtown hotel has a unique sense of old world charm and the western frontier, with a lavishly decorated reception with well-maintained memorabilia dating back to the 1930s.
Welcome to the El Paso Hostel at the Gardner Hotel. The hostel opened in 1984 and has been serving travelers from around the globe since then. We have dormitory rooms and communal areas for those traveling in groups or backpackers on a budget. Our hostel guest kitchen and common room areas have been recently renovated as featured on Travel Channel’s ‘Hotel Impossible‘ Hostel Takeover. We have been recognized for excellence by Lonely Planet and Harvard University (Let’s Go)