Alexander House in Charlottesville: a modestly-priced inn / hostel
Alexander House is a modestly priced Inn and Hostel, located near downtown Charlottesville, conveniently located between Charlottesville's famous pedestrian downtown mall, the Unviersity of Virginia, and the historic Monticello estate. Single beds, private rooms, and whole-house reservations are available, as well as rental cars and bicycles. Bread and fruit, coffee and tea are complimentary, as is plenty of information from our friendly hosts to make your visit a uniquely Charlottesville experience.
Reservations: (434) 327-6447

1205 Monticello Road
Charlottesville, VA  22902    USA

Beds and Rooms:

We have 2 conveniently located, eco-friendly buildings, an inn and a hostel. Our inn is a charming home with 3 private bedrooms and a shared bathroom. Two rooms have a double bed each, the third has a double and single bed. Our Hostel has six beds in a co-ed bunk room with a shared bathroom (double and single beds available). Please see our website for a detailed list of options and prices:


Kitchen facilities are available in both houses for storing and cooking food (toaster oven, hotplate, refrigerator). Local bread and jam, oatmeal, organic and/or local fruit, and fair-trade coffee and tea are self-serve and complimentary. Each building has one shared bathroom. Wifi is accessible throughout the property. Lockers are available for rent at $2/day, and there is a laundromat 1/2 mile away. Various games, reading materials, and information on local attractions are available. The work of local artists is featured throughout the buildings. Both buildings are smoke-free and pet-free.

The Inn features a kitchen including a toaster oven, countertop hotplate and sun-filled breakfast room. The living room offers comfortable seating, a public computer as well as books, games and information on the Charlottesville area.

The hostel offers a complete kitchenette and helpful area maps.The spacious bunk room has plenty of room for luggage and relaxation. Hostel guests are also welcome to use the facilities in the Inn (provided a private party has not reserved it).


We have two beautifully restored and remodeled buildings in the charming Belmont neighborhood of Charlottesville, VA. They are clean, comfortable, and relaxed. We host a wide range of people: everyone from elderly couples to business professionals, concert goers to wedding participants, young backpackers to bicycle tourists. We've hosted guests from dozens of countries and from every continent.

We have an outdoor table to take in the sun on a nice day, a flourishing flower and herb garden during the spring and summer, and a small backyard that accommodates our composting system and shade gardens. Our roof is equipped with solar panels to heat our water, as we do all we can to remain loving to our environment.

We also offer bike-rentals! Charlottesville has scenic bike trails, protected lanes, lots of racks, and many local attractions that have limited parking, so biking is the way to go!

Local attractions:

Alexander House is a five minute walk from several restaurants and cafes, as well as a small grocery, laundromat and a doughnut shop. Another five to 10 minutes on foot gets you to C'ville's famous outdoor pedestrian downtown mall, home to various restaurants of all cuisines, multitudes of shops from clothing to kitch. You'll also find plenty of bars and live music venues seven nights a week, including the beautifully-restored Jefferson Theater, which hosts a wide variety of acts large and small. From there the University of Virginia is a short, free trolley ride away (or a 10-minute drive from Alexander House). The historic Monticello estate of Thomas Jefferson is only a five-minute drive, with tours available daily (or hike up to Monticello for a taste of the Virginia outdoors)! Further west, about 20 miles, lies the Shenandoah National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway. Here, you can enjoy hundreds of hiking trails and gorgeous day hikes--or take a winding scenic drive--while looking over the majestic Blue Ridge.

While in Charlottesville, you may also want to visit Court Square, Live Arts Theater, Carter Mountain Orchard, Michie Tavern, Ash Lawn Highland, the Barboursville ruins, the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum, the University of Virginia Art Museum, and the City Market. Many of these attractions are within walking distance or easily reached by Charlottesville's free public trolley.

For reservations, please call 434-327-6447 or email

Visa and Mastercard accepted, cash discount available.

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