About this listing
This small, private room has everything you need. With plenty of storage, a mirrored vanity and a super comfy thick mattress. Your east window has warm light and the plants love it there. Curl up, make yourself at home with the birds in the decor. This is a hostel, but it's the nicest and cleanest one you'll ever see. Besides the two private rooms, there are dorm rooms with bunk beds.
This craftsman style house has fir and oak wood floors, recently restored to their original luster. The large, comfy common room has musical instruments, books, games & puzzles. The bistro style dining area has great natural light, making you want to linger longer. Everything has been prepared for you to relax and unwind.
Guests have access to the well equipped kitchen for making their lunch or dinner. They have access to a piano, marimba, guitar and many percussion instruments. Guests have access to two large common rooms with a cozy fire and comfy furnishings. Guests have access to the internet via wifi.
Interaction with guests
We respond to our guests' desire for interaction. If they want to engage, we're happy to talk. But if guests want to be left alone, we're okay with that, too. We live in the basement so we’re always available if needed. We prefer if you arrive between 4pm and 6pm if that's possible, but will greet you gladly at any hour if you just ring the doorbell.
Our neighborhood is on the edge of downtown and close to the capitol campus. There are a lot of office buildings springing up all around us, but our row of residential housing hugs this main artery. You can easily walk to many interesting places.
Our Intercity Transit Routes 94 (best) and 64 swing by to take you to the transit station for more connections. One block away, you can catch the DASH, a free bus that goes up & down the main drag from the Capitol to the Farmer's Market. Two buses enroute to Tacoma go past our corner, the 603 and the 612. To bus to and from Seattle, check Sound Transit's schedule for connecting with Tacoma. If you take the train to Olympia, bring your bike. There are two awesome bike trails between us and the train station.
Other things to note
Check in time is 4pm - 6pm unless you make other advance arrangements.
Guests can stay up to two weeks.
Kitchen Use - The kitchen is available for lunch use between 11am to 12pm. Kitchen access for dinner is 5pm to 9pm. Everyone appreciates it when you immediately clean up after yourself in the kitchen.
Bathroom Sharing - Your time in the bathroom should be as enjoyable as the rest of your visit. Please take maximum enjoyment with minimal time, if you suspect others may be waiting for their turn. We provide mirrors and hair dryers in all the rooms where additional primping can take place. Fresh towels are in the shelves near the bathroom, used towels go into hampers after use. Because staff are unable to clean between each guest use, it is important to leave the bathroom better than you found it each time.
The general atmosphere around here at Ground Inn is friendly and cooperative. Everyone wants you to have a fun, safe time during your visit. To cultivate this atmosphere, we've provided some clear guidelines which allows for maximum relaxation and minimum hassle. Children are very welcome, but please assist them in abiding by these guidelines ~ especially with respect to noise.
Be Respectful - respect yourself, respect bunkmates and staff, respect nature, respect any animals you might meet, too. (Service animals are welcome, but no pets please.) Out of respect for people with chemical sensitivities, we strongly encourage a scent-free environment as a courtesy for all. Quiet time after 10pm.
Be Green - please turn off water and electricity when not needed. Use the recycle and compost bins. Make as little garbage as possible.
Be Safe - be mindful of your words and actions ~ how they affect the safety (and feelings of safety) of those around you. No threatening words or actions will be tolerated. If you ever feel threatened or uncomfortable in any way during your stay here, let a staff person know.
Be Tidy - please use the drawers and closets provided for you to store your things. Leave the space better than you found it each time.Guests are responsible for securing their personal items. Personal items left outside of your bunk area will be put away by staff.
Be Cool - we should never see any illegal drugs or alcohol abuse at Ground Inn. Marijuana smoking is permitted, according to Washington State law, but take it outside. Tobacco smoking is also permitted outside only. If you smoke or drink while outside, do so with great subtlety and respect for those around you.