|Camelot Inn & Hostel
|Camelot Inn at Honeyville New
Credit/debit cards accepted
"I recently had the pleasure of spending time at the Camelot rooming house in Salt Lake City, I was working on a project for Sarcos a medical and robots research group at the Univ of Utah. I live in California and travel a lot, so the idea of spending months in a hotel just wasn't what I wanted. I had never looked for a rooming house but knowing I was going to be near the Univ I thought I would just give it a try.
While looking through craigslist.com I found a posting for the Camelot, I bounced a few e-mails back and forth with Arthur. After a few more phone calls I thought why not, so I moved in and I have to say it turned out better then I had hoped. The people were friendly the location could not have been better, within a few blocks there is just about everything you could want, shopping, restaurants, parks, light rail, a "GREAT" city library, and my favorite two excellent coffee bars. If you have never been Salt Lake like me the city is very walker and transit friendly, which makes the location of the Camelot excellent. I had driven a car out but could have done without it.
That other stuff you might want to know Arthur the owner lives on site and is a very up-front guy, it's the kind of place your mother would approve of.
I would recommended this anyone needing to spend time in Salt Lake, I know that if he has space Arthur will rent rooms for a few days I think he is listed in the Hostel Guild.
." -Thomas R. Tilton
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"Hey I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for being not only a great landlord, but also a great friend and a great role model. I will always remember you as someone who has a great business mind, and a great personality. You are awesome!! ...You always care about the well being of your tenants and that's very commendable. Thank you for looking out for my well being." -Ben Harrison
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"...Your place looks fantastic. It is a little scary to have to look for a place to stay over the Internet, and your website does a great job of showing what you have to offer. Thanks for the quick response." -David Albers
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|Frequently Asked Questions
Questions and Answers
(FAQ - Q&A)
Application & Bookings: Do you rent to people who have children? Do you rent to people who have pets? Do you have to be LDS (Mormon) to be approved? Do you rent to felons or approve applicants with misdemeanors? Hey, do you have any smoking rooms?? How can I see one of the rooms? How do I rebook a room? How much would it cost? I am between homes. I'm interested and was wondering if you could call me and give me a little more information? Is there a phone number I can call to get some more information? May I write an approximate time? My credit card is Visa Classic... can I book a room with this card? Next time I come back, do I need to book again? What do I have to do to become a long-term tenant? What is the most efficient method to check availability, e-mail or phone? Who needs to sign a lease? Why can't I book a room after hours? Why did you cancel my booking and give my room away? Why do you charge $5.80 extra if I am a walk-in (pay in person)? My wife and I are waiting for an apartment to open up. Can we book an extended stay at the Camelot in the meantime? It will be about two days until I have use of a computer to book in the way that you suggest. I definitely do want a room...Can you hold the room for me until I have use of the internet? I am self-employed. Do I qualify?
Attractions/Restaurants: Is there an organic store near by? Where is the closest grocery store / supermarket from 165 W 800 S?Temple Square Events? What are the local attractions? What restaurants are available nearby? What vegetarian food is available nearby? Where do I rent a car, cash money, eat, shop, dance? Where do Mormons meet and at what time do they meet? Where's Salt Lake City bars and nightlife? Where's Salt Lake City dining and restaurants? What restaurants are nearby Honeyville? Which are the tallest, highest, etc. places of the USA?
Check-In (Self Check-In): Do I need to furnish any particular information to the computer while checking in? How do I use the quick check-in PC? How does the keybox combination work? I will get there very late at night, will I be able to check-in? I will arrive in SLC at midnight (I will travel by Amtrak from Chicago) will that be to late to check-in to the room? Is your guest house 24 hours? If our flight comes in at 1AM, and a few days later we must leave at 4AM, is this going to be a problem? Flying in, so I could be later? My plane arrives at 2:00 a.m. Do I just sneak into my dorm room quietly? What time can we check-in to the building and into our room? Before 3 p.m.? When do I get the directions and conditions to the property? Why do I need to pay an extra $5.80 for booking over the phone? The self check-in is not accepting the booking number, but I got a reference number and it went through so there must be a bed available?
Check-out (Self Check-Out): Can I stay in the building after 10AM checkout? Can I extend after 10AM? Do you have a checkout list for long term tenants? I forgot my keybox code!? What is your cancelation policy? What time do we have to check out of the room? I would like to leave a comment. Is there a button on the testimonial page? I think I'm missing it. Is there a fee if I lost my key or got locked out of my room?
Credit Card: Is it possible to make the reservation by fax? Can we mail you a check instead? Do you have a credit card authorization form? Do you require payment in advance? Do I need a credit card to make a reservation? If I use my credit card, will it be charged right away? Is paying by credit card secure? I've made a reservation and just want to know when the payment will be processed. I've just never had to go through anything like this to book a hostel!? What payment options do I have as an individual tourist? What types of credit cards do you accept? I don't have a credit card, just a pre-paid debit card. It won't take my credit card number, but I know the card is good. Any suggestions? Do you provide any invoice or receipt for my accommodation at Camelot Inn? If you do, can you email it to me?
Directions/Distances: How do I know my way around (North, South, East, West)? was wondering if Camelot Inn & Hostel is within walking or biking distance of the Sheraton Hotel on 500 South? What are Camelot Guest House's Directions? What are Camelot Inn & Hostel's Directions?
Information: What are the local yellow pages? What are the monthly average temperatures for Salt Lake City? Where do I get answers to general questions regarding Salt Lake City? or Utah?
Kitchen: Will there be pots and cooking utensils available to use?
Other: Are guests allowed in the common areas and/or rooms? Cold Season...How to keep warm, keep well? Heaters...Is there a heater in my room? How do I turn it on? or could you do so for each room? Hostel...What is a hostel? Hot Season...Is there air conditioning in any of your guest houses? Housekeeping...I will be extending. I was wondering if my sheets could be changed tomorrow also? I have a mountain bike, where can I put it? Parking...Do you have a parking lot for your guests? Work exchange....Do you have any work exchange opportunities? What are the office hours for you guys? Videos on Youtube? I'm staying in room #H15. How do I apply for the job your help wanted sign is referring to?
Prices & Services: Do you have a printer available? Do you rent notebooks (laptops), televisions, and bicycles? How do you compare the different rates? How much for all nights? How much is it per night? So far I've paid $$$ including booking fees for 11 nights, and I would like to do an additional 14 nights if you can give me a better deal. Storage closet? What are the disadvantages and advantages? What is transient room tax? What fees do you charge? What taxes and fees do you charge? When do I have to pay a deposit? Is parking included in the total price? Why do you charge these $5.80 change/declined fees? I left something in the room when I checked out. Can you ship it to me? How do I receive mail while I am staying in the property?
Reservation: Can I make a reservation for a friend or a relative? Do you accept group reservations? How long does it take to complete the booking procedure? If I pay online, will the system show the total amount I am being debited before I approve the transaction? Is it necessary to book in advance? Is it possible to pay you in cash/money order? What is the latest time to make a reservation over your system? What do I have to mention in my reservation request? When is my reservation guaranteed? I made a reservation for Thursday night; how can I change that to Saturday? I'm arriving today, may I change my reservation for another day? I received a fraud alert over my Visa card and had to cancel it. If I do not receive the new card by next Saturday and I extend my stay can I pay you in cash? I need to cancel my booking. Will I be refunded anything? I need to change my reservation (date, room type, number of guests, etc.). Can you do this for me? What happens if I find more permanent residence earlier than expected and need to shorten my stay? What about extending if necessary?
Security: Why do you have cameras? Why do you have two dead bolts in each room? I don't know the area very well. How safe is it for a single female?
Ski: Are there any ski buses? Ski deals & Super Pass discount tickets? Ski rentals? Safety info and tips? Where do I get discount lift tickets to Utah's ski resorts? Weather? Where can I buy good used skis?
Transportation: Do you offer any good car rental deals? What are the bus and TRAX schedules? What are the phone numbers for local taxis? What are the schedules for public transportation?
Do you rent to people who have children?
Yes; please tell us if you're bringing any children- you need approval to bring any children or teenagers into the property. Please make sure your child is always with you in the common areas; children can only be outside of the room, with adult supervision.
Do you rent to people who have pets?
Only certain pets; here is our pet policy:
1- Only 25lbs or less dogs are allowed (no cats or other pets).
2- If staying for one or two nights, pay $50 incidental fee, with $35 refundable ($15 cleaning fee).
3- If staying for three or more nights, pay $75 incidental fee, with $50 refundable ($25 cleaning fee).
4- You have to pay in advance (cannot bring your pet unannounced).
Do you rent to felons or approve applicants with misdemeanors?
No; Anyone with a criminal record, please do not apply. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
Hey do you have any smoking rooms??
No. Please make sure you smoke outside in the designated smoking area or 25 feet away from any window or door (Utah law), to avoid any additional charges to your card. If a room smells like tobacco or if you smoke in the room, there will be an extra $200 cleaning fee for smoking in the room.
How do I rebook a room?
1) E-mail or call us for availability;
2) If you are available in the morning (after 9 a.m.), you can email us with how many nights, arrival date, the last 4 digits of the card you booked with previously, and room type
3) If you are using a different credit card, you must rebook the room online at
Note: option 2) saves you a booking fee.
How can I see one of the rooms?
You can see pictures of some example rooms at www.UT123.com, or pay a $5 non-refundable showing fee: (1) We show rooms by appointment only, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2) Please give us one hour notice. (3) Before seeing the room, you have to fill out an application and be approved.
I am between homes. Do you have a room or dorm bed in any of your properties that would be available for someone in my situation? I'm looking for my least expensive alternative. How much would it cost?
Yes we do, you can get prices and you can book here with a credit card. We rent all the time to people who are between homes. This allows you time to make sure you move into a good situation without having to rush into a bad roommate or long lease.
I looked through the profile form that I have to fill in before booking a room, but the thing is that I don't know yet what time I arrive in SLC. May I write an approximate time?
Yes you may write an approximate time, as long as you check-in after 3 p.m. The time requested by the booking engine is just so we can know more or less at what time you will be checking in the room.
I'm interested and was wondering if you could call me and feed me a little more information.
Please go to our website at www.UT123.com and look for your answers there...if afterwards you still have questions then please e-mail us any specific questions.
Is there a phone number I can call to get some more information?
If we cannot answer your questions through our website (www.UT123.com) or through e-mail, then we'll call you.
Next time I come back, do I need to book again?
Only if you are using a different credit card; if you are using the same credit card as last time you stayed with us, then we can make the booking for you, without you having to book again through the booking engine (that charges you a booking fee). We will make the booking for you and e-mail/text you a new reference number(s).
My credit card is Visa Classic and I have only US dollars on it (but it said on you website that a booking fee of 1.00 EUR will be required) So I hope I can book a room with this card?
Yes, you can book the room with any card that has dollars or any other currency.
Q: What is the most efficient method to check availability, e-mail or phone?
A: Always better to e-mail us at UT123.email@example.com the dates and specifics for the booking (number of people, and types of rooms needed); this information will allow us to correctly and quickly check online availability. Only call us at (801) 688-6196 during business hours if it is an emergency.
Why can't I book a room after hours?
All the other hostels in SLC have their office closed after hours- we do the same. Hotels book rooms late at night, not budget accommodations like our guest houses.
Why did you cancel my booking and give my room away? I turned up at your hostel only to be sent away, especially when I arrived at 9 p.m. at night.
We are a small Hostel and we do not overbook. So when someone's card is declined, we have to cancel the booking so others can book. We run our Hostel via internet, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. after that time we do not process bookings for the same day. This is why travelers book in advance, we charge their card and then they can do their own self check-in.
Why do you charge $5.80 extra if I am a walk-in (pay in person)?
When you pay in person it costs $5.80 more than if you book online. I am sure you can understand that it takes less work for us to process an online booking than a walk-in booking. Online bookings cost $5.80 less than if you pay in person or over the phone.
My wife and I are waiting for an apartment to open up. Can we book an extended stay at the Camelot in the meantime?
Extended stay is for one person only; not for couples or families.
It will be about two days until I have use of a computer to book in the way that you suggest. I definitely do want a room...Can you hold the room for me until I have use of the internet?
We only hold rooms with: (1) a booking, and (2) a payment charged to the card, 4 nights before your arrival date. Please double check when ready to book, via email, text or phone call.
I am self-employed. Do I qualify?
No, self-employed guests do not qualify to stay with us, because they stay in the house all day long, and we don't allow that. Our policy is that you have to have an occupation: student, traveler, working out of the house for a company, etc.
America, Wonders of - Land of Superlatives...Which are the tallest, highest, etc. places of the USA?
The United States is a land of superlatives, rich in natural and man-made wonders. Forty of the most remarkable places, structures, plants, and animals in America appear on this stamp pane- page 1 and page 2
Is there an organic store nearby?
Yes there is an organic store near by: Wild Oats Natural Marketplace , 645 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84102 - 2803, (801) 355-7401; From Camelot Inn & Hostel take TRAX (850 South 200 West) to Trolley Square Station and you'll be close. See FAQ/ "Vegetarian"
Where is the closest grocery store / supermarket from 165 W 800 S?
(1) 7-Eleven 111 W 800 S, Salt Lake City, UT, 801-364-6988.
(2) Target 1110 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT, 801-401-9562.
(3) Walmart Supercenter 350 Hope Ave, Salt Lake City, UT, 801-484-7311
Temple Square Events?
Free admission to all events: Movie, Tabernacle Organ Recitals, Mormon Tabernacle (on Thursdays), Church History Museum (see cowboys, indians, pioneers, etc.), and others. The gardens are absolutely beautiful and you can find someone that speaks your language; they will have a flag of your country on their shirt. For more information call LDS Guest Services at 801-240-1706.
What are the local attractions?
Antelope Island, Tom's List , Amtrak, Greyhound, Airport, TRAX, Temple Square, Salt Palace, Delta Center, University of Utah, Park City, Snowbird, Snowbasin, and more. Utah.com
Where are Salt Lake City bars and nightlife?
Here are a few links: #1 #2 #3
Restaurants/Salt Lake City:
Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau – Official Dining Information. Arthur's list.
Here are a few links: #1 #2 #3 #4
-Arby's: 5175 W 9600 N, Elwood, UT 84337 (5.1 miles)
-JC's Country Diner: 10260 N 5200 W, Tremonton, UT 84337 (5.9 miles)
-Peach City (burgers, shakes): 306 N Main St, Brigham City, UT 84302 (9.1 miles)
-Idle Isle Café: 24 S Main Street Brigham City, UT 84302 (9.6 miles)
-Ricardo's (Mexican food): 131 S Main St, Brigham City, UT 84302 (9.8 miles)
-Beijing Buffet (Chinese): 680 S Main St, Brigham City, UT 84302 (10.5 miles)
-Maddox (steak, fine dining): 1900 S Highway 89, Perry, UT 84302 (12.1 miles)
What vegetarian food is available nearby?
Ever Green House, 755 S State St., (801) 328-8889, 0.5 mile from Camelot Inn & Hostel and 1 mile from Camelot Guest House.
Wild Oats Natural Marketplace, 645 East 400 South, (801) 355-7401, near Trolley Square TRAX station, 2 miles from Camelot Inn & Hostel and 0.5 mile from Camelot Guest House.
Where do I rent a car, cash money, eat, shop, dance?
Click here .
Where do Mormons meet and at what time do they meet?
Here are two (out of hundreds) different locations-Ninth Ward , 1:00 p.m. (or 9 a.m.) , 270 E 500 S Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Eighteenth University Ward , 9:00 a.m. (or 1 p.m.) , institute building, Salt Lake City, UT. Here is a link for Meetinghouse Locator.
How do I use the quick check-in PC?
After 3 p.m., on your arrival date, you can use your confirmation/booking number to get your room number and keybox combination from the quick check-in computer inside the hostel. It's as easy as 1 2 3 . 1) Open the Internet browser, 2) Type in your booking reference number, 3) Get your room number and keybox combination.
No other guest house that I know of, has this quick check-in system; A few hotels have started to successfully integrate this revolutionary system- they are using "Self-service kiosks in hotel lobbies". The quick check-in system is similar to the check-in kiosks you find in the airport. Our travelers love it; You can check-in at 12 a.m., 2 a.m., or any other time (after 3 p.m.) without having to consult a staff member. If you have difficulty checking in, the concierge or one of the management will help you.
|“This is really a cool hostel (guest house), the new creative check-in system is just like playing a treasure finding game! I think this place is even more than a hostel. It also trains you to self-discipline and resolve the problems independently. It is in a very convenient location and has complete equipment, including kitchen, laundry, WiFi... you just can't miss such a cool place and a self test!” -Jacob Hsu, Taichung, Taiwan
I learned that the check-in facility you have is usually not manned by any people (and that I will be communicating with a computer for check-in). In this regard I had some concerns:
1. Do I need to furnish any particular information to the computer while checking in?
Yes- the computer will ask you for your booking (or reference) number. Here are a few examples: 958-123-M-2007, 12701-1234567, 17766-1234567, etc: 69100515. You get this number when you make your online booking; it's also emailed to you later, by us. FYI: We do have staff cleaning rooms and processing bookings, at certain hours of the day.
2. Also, we will be checking out at around 3:00 or 4:00 AM the next day. So, is it possible to perform the checkout through that computer as well?
No need to use the computer; the self checkout instructions are inside your room and/or posted in the common areas. Using the PC is optional- only if you wish to leave a comment.
3. Further, in case we have any issues in our hotel room (common examples : lights not working etc.) who would we be calling to get
such issues fixed?
801-688-6196 . NOTE: If you get an answering machine, please leave a message, and wait for at least 15 minutes.
I want to make a reservation for Sunday night. However, after tomorrow morning I won't have access to e-mail until I arrive in SLC. How can I get any codes that I will need?
As soon as you make a reservation, the booking engine will give you the address, directions, and keyless code to get in the building (the building is always locked). Once in the building, you will have access to a PC with free Internet, that will allow you to access your e-mail account and get your express self check-in instructions (room number and keycode).
Note: The self check-in instructions are e-mailed to you after we charge your credit card.
I will arrive in SLC at midnight (I will travel by Amtrak from Chicago) will that be to late to check-in to the room?
No, it will not be too late to check-in to the room after midnight; you can use the automated self check-in system, as long as you can book the room with your own valid credit card that has your name on it (no prepaid cards); we charge your credit card four days prior to your arrival. Cash bookings only before 10 p.m., and you have to call first, on your arrival date, to check for availability.
I will get there very late at night, will I be able to check-in?
Yes, as long as you remember to write down two things: 1) The building entrance code and 2) Your confirmation number. You'll need these to get in the building and use the quick check-in computer.
Is your guest house 24 hours? If our flight comes in at 1 a.m., and a few days later we must leave at 4 a.m., is this going to be a problem?
No problem, because you can check-in anytime after 3 p.m., by using our self quick check-in computer (for online bookings only, no walk-ins) ; and you can check-out anytime by following the simple self-checkout instructions on the yellow sheet, outside your room door.
Flying in, so I could be later?
No problem, as long as you:
1) Know the entrance code,
2) Know your booking number,
3) We can charge your card for the amount due + taxes and fees, within 3 nights of your arrival.
My plane arrives at 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday night. So, I'll probably be about 2:45 a.m. before I get over there. Do I just sneak into my dorm room quietly?
What I've noticed that works really well is if you have a cell phone that has a decent back light on it. The lamplight is good but if you really want to be discreet, a small light really does the job.
What time can we check-in to the building and into our room? Can I check in before 3 p.m.?
You can only check-in to the building and into your room after 3 p.m. If you need to check-in earlier or need to store your luggage, then please e-mail us ASAP at UT123.firstname.lastname@example.org. Most rooms are occupied before new guests arrive, we need to allow time for previous traveler(s) to checkout and we need enough time to make sure the room is ready for new guests. If you really need to check-in the room very early in the morning, then you can pay for the previous night. We also charge a $5.80 early check in fee, if you are checking in between 11am and 3pm. If the room is vacant, then you may be able to check-in at 10am after a $5.80 fee.
When do I get the directions and conditions to the property?
Right after you book the room with a credit card, the booking engine shows you the directions and property conditions; you'll have the entrance code to get in the building that will allow you to do your own express self check-in. This way if you have to leave on your trip, you already know how to get in the building (you have the keyless code to the building); there is a computer with free Internet that will allow you to check your e-mail to get the room number and key code to your booked room.
Why do I need to pay an extra $5.80 for booking over the phone?
You are paying an extra five dollars because your booking is not an online booking.
The self check-in is not accepting the booking number, but I got a reference number and it went through so there must be a bed available?
Because you didn't ask if you could book the room, and you didn't book in advance. In the description of the room type it says "before you book please check availability."
Can I stay in the building after the 10 a.m. check-out time?
No. After 10 a.m. you need to checkout of the room and the building. We need to get everything ready for our guests that will be checking in later in the day. We charge an extra $5.80, for every additional hour you stay in the building (before 11 a.m.= $5.80, before 12 p.m. = $11.6, etc.
Can I extend my booking after 10 a.m.?
No. You cannot stay in the room without a new booking; If you don't book before your 10 a.m. checkout time, you'll need to pay a late extension fee from $5 to $20 (depending how late you extend).
I forgot my keybox code!?
To get keybox code again- please type your original booking number in one of the check-in computers (just like you did when you checked in).
What time do we have to check out of the room?
Checkout by 10 a.m.. If you need to stay longer please let us know before 10 a.m. so we can check for availability.
What is your cancelation policy?
Must be made at least 48 hours before your scheduled arrival day. If you miss this deadline, we are entitled to charge the equivalent of the first night of your booked nights. Cancellations or changes made after check-in are subject to a 100% charge. No refunds for unused nights, including those resulting from delayed check-in or early check-out will be given.
I would like to leave a comment. Is there a button on the testimonial page? I think I'm missing it.
You can email/text us your comment (for us to post on our website) or leave a comment with www.Hostelz.com.
Is there a fee if I lost my key or got locked out of my room?
Yes: $20 to $40 service call fee.
we mail you a check instead?
We do not accept checks, only credit and debit cards.
Do you have a credit card authorization form?
Yes, click here to download, print, and fax (call first to arrange a time to send fax).
Do I need a credit card to make a reservation?
YES. The booking has to be made with your own credit card that has your name on it; NO: cash, pre-paid cards, unemployment cards, employment cards, someone else's card or anyone with a criminal record.
you require payment in advance?
We only hold rooms with a booking and guarantee of funds;
we need to be able to authorize the total amount due
+ taxes and fees, within four nights of your arrival.
If we cannot obtain a payment guarantee (declined credit
card)- your booking will be canceled. Exceptions may
be granted to international travelers with a passport
(not to locals or US residents)- you need to contact
us for an approval.
you provide any invoice or receipt for my accommodation
at Camelot Inn? If you do, can you email it to me?
Right after we charge your card, we send you an email
receipt. If you want something different than this,
we have to charge you an extra $5.80 for a different
digital receipt. We never provide paper receipts.
I'd like to book a private room; I prefer not to
use my credit card by Internet, because I think it's
not secure. Is it possible to make the reservation by
Yes it is possible to book the room by fax. Please do
the following: (1) Print out a credit
card authorization form (or click here
for a jpg image), completely fill it out, sign, and
date it; (2) Fax us a copy of the "Authorization
to charge credit card" so we can charge your card,
secure you a room, and then e-mail you the confirmation
and necessary information for you to do your express
If I use my credit card, will it be charged right away or will it be charged when I arrive and check in?
It will be authorized (amount frozen on your card) within four nights of your arrival, so that we can send you the codes that will allow you to do your own express self check-in. Notice to Debit Card User: By submitting your debit card as a method of payment you are authorizing an approval to be secured on your checking account. The amount of the approval will be deducted from your checking account and thus reduce your available balance.
Is paying by credit card secure?
Absolutely. We are very highly aware of the absolute security of your personal dates, especially of your credit card details. All your personal details are 100% encrypted when transferred over the Internet. If you are afraid of sending the number of your credit card by Internet, you do not have to be. Just fill in all details, print the reservation form out and send it with your signature by fax (call 801-688-6196 first); You can also give this information to our reservation department on number: 801-688-6196.
I've made a reservation and just want to know when will be the payment?
We will authorize your card within four nights of your arrival. You have to pay before you can check-in. If you want us to capture the amount now- you will have to fax us a credit card authorization form, allowing us to authorize and capture now, the amount due with taxes and fees.
I've just never had to go through anything like this to book a hostel!?
We are different than other hostels- we are a Hostel and an Inn with a self-check in system.
don't have a credit card, just a pre-paid debit
We would have to meet you face-to-face (to see if we
can make an exception) and (2) you'd have to pay
a $50 deposit. If interested, please call on Monday
morning after 9am to set up an appointment.
won't take my credit card number, but I know the
card is good. Any suggestions?
You can pay over the phone, for an extra $5.80 phone
Q1: (Saturday) I entered my information 3 times and
it's not accepting it. 4 times....also checked my balance
and there is more than enough in my account. I tried
for a fifth time and it kicked me out and said too many
attempts. I don't understand either, I use my card for
things all the time and it works fine.
A1: We can call you. There's an extra $5.80 phone fee
to book over the phone.
Q2: That doesn't seem fair. So you're gonna charge me
extra because your website isn't working.
A2: FYI we get bookings from that booking engine all
the time. I don't know why you can't book there?!
Q3: (Monday) So my credit union blocked my card for
what they deemed unusual activity when I bought gas
last week. So they said it should work now. Can I try
again to book the room now?
A3: I'll check ... Yes, go ahead, you can book now.
payment options do I have as an individual tourist?
You need to pay with your own credit card that has your
name on it: no cash, prepaid cards, unemployment , employment
cards, or someone else's card. Our credit card system
will decline a prepaid card.
types of credit cards do you accept?
We accept most major credit cards and debit cards, except
How do I know my way around (North, South, East, West)?
Your East side is where the closest mountains are; once you know where your East is then you know where your North is. Everything starts in the center of Temple Square; North Temple Street- passes on the north side of the SLC main temple, South Temple Street on the south of the temple, West Temple on the West of the temple, Main Street is the same as East Temple.
I was wondering if Camelot Inn & Hostel is within walking or biking distance of the Sheraton Hotel on 500 South?
Yes it is; it is 1/2 mile distance. In Salt Lake City, 8 blocks= 1 mile, 4 blocks= 1/2 mile.
What are Camelot Guest House's Directions?
What are Camelot Inn & Hostel's Directions?
What are the local yellow pages?
Click here for Dex Online and here for Dex OnPC.
What are the monthly average temperatures for Salt Lake City?
Where do I get answers to general questions regarding Salt Lake City?
Call the Salt Lake visitor's center at (801) 534-4902, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 9AM to 5 p.m. (Summer time open until 6 p.m.).
Where do I get answers to general questions regarding Utah?
Call Utah travel information at (800) 200-1160, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or go to Utah.com. Dave answers the phone and he's really nice.
|I have a question about the kitchen(s), will there be pots and cooking utensils available to use?
Yes-each kitchen has two cabinets with a sign that says: "Travelers Cookware"; besides that each room has some plates, cups, and silverware.
Are guests allowed in the common areas and/or rooms?
No, you cannot bring any visitors into the building or room; if you want to bring a visitor into the building or room, you need to pay an extra $9/day fee. Exceptions: during check-in, just for a few minutes, but your friend(s) needs to leave, right after you check-in, or we may have to charge you the extra fee. FYI: Even though we don't have a 24/7 front desk person, we regularly monitor the common areas, thru our cameras.
Cold Season...Keep Warm, Keep Well
1. At home several layers of clothing (rather than just one very thick layer) will keep you warm during the day by trapping warm air between them.
2. During cold weather, hot meals and plenty of hot drinks will make you feel warmer inside.
3. Always wear a cap, hat or headscarf outside, as a very large proportion of your body heat is lost through the top of the head.
4. It is also important to wear strong, warm shoes or boots when you go outside. If your boots are roomy enough you can put on an extra pair of socks as well. Source: http://www.doh.gov.uk/kwkw1.htm.
Heaters...Is there a heater in my room? How do I turn it on? or could you do so for each room?
All the rooms have automatic heaters. They are on a program that turns them on and off automatically.
We have already turned them on. When the temperature goes down below a minimum programmed, then the heater turns on automatically.
Each time of the day is different. If you are in the house all day, then please make sure you wear warm clothers, drink hot drinks, wear a hat, and use warm boots (please read "Keep warm, keep well" article below).
NOTE: You are not allowed to bring in your own electric heater into the room. The only heater we allow our guests to bring into the room, is Mr. Heater that runs on gas. You can buy it at Lowes hardware store.
Hostel...What is a hostel?
1. A supervised, inexpensive lodging place for travelers, especially young travelers. 2. An inn; a hotel. 1 1
Hot Season...Is there air conditioning in any of your Guesthouses?
We have swamp coolers instead, that cool the common areas; the rooms have fans inside.
Housekeeping...I will be extending. I was wondering if my sheets could be changed tomorrow also?
I'm sorry, we don't do that- we only change the linen (sheets) of your room and clean it, on the day you checkout of the room. Hotels do daily housekeeping on their occupied rooms, but they charge a lot more than we do- we're a budget accommodation. We pass on the savings to you.
I have a mountain bike, where can I put it?
You can keep it in your room, as long you don't make a mess on the building floors. If you keep it outside, please make sure you lock and hide it, out of site of passer bys eyes ("Out of site, out of mind")- we are not responsible for it.
Parking...Do you have a parking lot for your guests?
Yes, we have our own parking lot for our guests at no additional cost. If you book a room for a whole week you can get free covered parking at Camelot Guest House or 1700 South Guest House, depending on avaialbility.
Work exchange....Do you have any work exchange opportunities?
We do not offer work exchange.
What are the office hours for you guys?
Office hours vary. At the moment we are understaffed. I'm the only one doing the work. I can call you in a few, after I'm done helping housekeepers with the list of rooms to clean.
Videos on Youtube?
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I'm staying in room #H15. How do I apply for the job your help wanted sign is referring to?
We do not hire people staying with us.
QUALITY: "It is unwise to pay too much, but it is unwise to pay too little. When you pay too much, you loose a little money; that is all. When you pay too little you sometimes lose everything. Because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing you bought it to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. It cannot be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run and if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better." John Ruskin 1819 - 1900
Do you have a printer available?
Yes, only in SLC. We charge 25 cents per sheet; minimum $1 for one to four sheets printed. NOTE: We can only print your copies, while the office is open. We open at 9 a.m. and close when done witht he work for the day.
Do you rent notebooks (laptops), televisions, and bicycles?
No, we do not rent notebooks, televisions, or bicycles.
How much for all nights?
You can check when you go and book. Will give you amount, before taxes and fees, that are disclosed in the terms and conditions.
much is it per night? So far I've paid $$$ including
booking fees for 11 nights, and I would like to do an
additional 14 nights if you can give me a better deal.
We don't have a fixed daily rate. Prices are subject
to change, depending on availability. The booking engine
will give you the most current price, before taxes and
fees. You got a great deal for downtown Salt Lake. I'd
like to know who offers a better deal than us, in downtown
Salt Lake, with a location and facilities like ours.
Please let me know.
Storage closet... Can two large suitcases
fit inside one storage closet?
that should be fine. The dimmensions are 43" (3.5
ft.) wide x 50" (4 ft.) deep x 70" (6 ft.)
Storage closet... After I checkout of my room, how do I get a storage closet?
(1) After you completely checked out of your room, (2) call us during regular business hours and give us permission to charge your card an extra $5.80, (3) so that we can give you a storage closet just for you, for the whole day. NOTE: We will program your booking reference number, so the check-in PC will give you a storage closet and it's keybox code, so you can use it.
Storage closet... How do I get a storage closet?
Please email UT123.email@example.com, that we can charge your card a $5.80 storage fee (for each day). We'll email you a reference # for you to type in the check-in PC.
Storage closet... I need the storage closet before my ride to airport picks me up at 6:00 a.m., what do I need to do?
You need to notify us 24 to 48 hours in advance, or you will only get the storage closet between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. (depending on how busy we are).
Storage closet... I understand the check in is after 3:00 p.m., I figured I can leave my luggage in your lobby, until check in time; is this possible?
You can only check-in to the building and room after 3 p.m. If you need to check-in earlier, then you can pay $5.80 extra and get a big storage closet just for you. You can get a storage closet as early as 8am on the day of your arrival. Just call us when you arrive, and give us permission to charge your card an extra $5.80. NOTE: After you store your belongings, you need to leave the building. Later, after 3 p.m., you can come back to get your luggage and then check-in to your room.
Storage closet... How much for storage? Are their any rules?
The price for a big storage closet is $5.80/day, just for you; with the following conditions: You cannot give the code to anyone else and you must leave the key in the keysafe, or you'll be subject to a $40 fee.
closet... Thanks for the storage. So I will be
allowed to go in and out of the building throughout
You can only be inside the building to leave and to
take your luggage. If you want to do that, you'd have
to pay for another night.
What fees do you charge?
Please note: 1) taxes and fees are not included in the price. 2) $5.80 charge for any bookings made after 4 p.m., declined credit cards, early arrivals (before 3 p.m. and booking change requests). FYI: -We charge extra when we have to spend more time with your booking, because of an unexpected problem. -Our profit margins are smaller than most other lodging facilities.
What is transient room tax?
We charge this tax for anyone who is in a "traveler" room, that doesn't have a signed lease and payed a deposit. Transient room tax can be imposed by a county or municipality on the rental of temporary lodging at hotels, motels, inns, trailer courts, campgrounds, tourist homes, and similar accommodations for stays of less than 30 consecutive days. Where imposed, the transient room tax is charged in addition to sales tax and other applicable taxes. The transient room tax does not apply to charges for admission to an exercise facility, dry cleaning services, safety deposit box rentals, telephone charges, vending machines sales, video/movie charges, or rooms not used for lodging such as meeting and convention rooms. Source: Utah State tax.
What taxes and fees do you charge?
We charge transient room tax in addition to sales tax and other applicable taxes. In addition to sales tax, temporary lodging of less than 30 days (hotel, motel, motor court, inn, tourist home, campground, trailer court facilities, etc.) is also subject to transient room, resort community, and tourism transient room tax in communities that have chosen to adopt the taxes. Source: Utah State tax. We also charge credit card and processing fees. In the terms and conditions, you can read that "We add a total of: (1) 16% for taxes and fees, (2) plus $1 per person fee, for towel (whether will be used or not)".
How many passes to the hot springs does that come with since we booked for 4 adults? (Honeyville only)
1 pass for 2 people per room. The passes are inside the room. Limited time offer.
Is parking included in the total price?
Guests who have a booking at 800S or 143W can park for free at our 800S parking lot.
Why do you charge these $5.80 change/declined fees?
We operate on very low profit margin. Therefore, whenever we have to put extra time and effort into making these changes, we have to charge a fee that can be anywhere from $5.80 to $11.60 depending on how much work we have to put into it.
I left something in the room when I checked out. Can you ship it to me?
We charge $20 + tax to ship any package. The charge will be more if the cost to ship is greater.
How do I receive mail while I am staying in the property?
You need to be approved by management over the phone to receive mail at our property.
Can I make a reservation for a friend or a relative?
NO. We do not accept third party payments. The booking has to be made with your own credit card that has your name on it, NOT someone else's card.
Do you accept group reservations?
Yes, with sufficient notification, we welcome groups.
How long does it take to complete the booking procedure?
We complete the reservations within few hours, if we receive an online reservation from BOOK NOW - during our opening hours (Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00 MST). A maximum time we take to complete the reservation is up to 24 hours due to the time zone.
If I pay online, will the system show the total amount I am being debited before I approve the transaction?
No, the system will give you a total price before taxes and fees. We add a total of 16% for taxes and fees.
Is it necessary to book in advance?
Yes, especially during the main seasons, when we are usually booked up, we recommend you book a room two months in advance.
Is it possible to pay you in cash when I check-in instead of paying online? I can use a debit card, but would rather pay cash and get a receipt.
We do not allow walk-ins. The building is always locked. The keyless entry code to get in the building will show up on the screen immediately after you book the room with a credit card. After we charge your card, authorize.net will send you an electronic receipt via e-mail. We do not accept cash, we charge your card the full amount due before you arrive.
Is it possible to pay with cash/money order? I'm in the room and I'd like to extend my stay.
No cash; Money order payment is acceptable only for certain exceptions which must be discussed with management.
What is the latest time to make a reservation over your system?
It is safer for you to reserve two days before the date of check in – for last minute reservations please contact our reservation department UT123.firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do I have to mention in my reservation request?
Please send us a fully filled reservation form, BOOK NOW, or simple request, so that we can treat you with the most efficient service. When you are not using the reservation form your request should include: your name, e-mail, phone number (when available), date of your arrival, date of departure, the amount of people (rooming list), and type of room desired (single, double, dorm). thank you.
When is my reservation guaranteed?
Your reservation is confirmed once we charge your card (receive your payment) and you receive a confirmation e-mail from Camelot Rooms for Rent.
I made a reservation for Thursday night; how can I change that to Saturday?
We charge a $5.80 fee to make changes to your booking. Please email us consenting to the fee and let us know the changes you want to make. Email: UT123.email@example.com .
I'm arriving today, may I change my reservation for another day?
No, you cannot change a reservation on the day of your arrival. The first night is non-refundable. We require 48 hours notice.
I received a fraud alert over my Visa card and had to cancel it. If I do not receive the new card by next Saturday and I extend my stay can I pay you in cash?
Please call Monday morning after 9am to set up an appointment with our office staff and explain your situation. If we approve an exception, then you'll need to pay a $60 money order incidental fee: $50 is refundable to a mailing address.
I need to cancel my booking. Will I be refunded anything?
(Booking.com reservations only) If you call and cancel through Booking.com within 48 hours or more from your arrival, then all you will lose is a $5.80 cancellation fee. If you call and cancel with less than 48 hours notice, the first night is non-refundable.
I need to change my reservation (date, room type, number of guests, etc.). Can you do this for me?
Any alterations for bookings made through hostelworld or hostelbookers can be done by (1) revisiting that website and canceling your original booking, (2) rebooking the room with the correct changes, then (3) emailing us at UT123.firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you have canceled and rebooked so we can process your new booking.
What happens if I find more permanent residence earlier than expected and need to shorten my stay? What about extending if necessary?
No refunds for early check-outs. Extensions are fine, as long as we have availability. We can only hold nights that you pay for.
Why do you have cameras?
The main reason we have cameras in all our properties is so that we can better assist our guests with the self check-in process. The cameras also help deter crime. FYI: Our highest ratings are in security and cleanliness.
Why do you have two dead bolts in each room?
To provide extra security for our guests. FYI: Our highest ratings are in security and cleanliness.
I don't know the area very well. How safe is it for a single female?
Please read our reviews online and on our webpage.
100-year-old skier at peak performance?
3/13/11 on CBS TV. At 100 years old Lou Batori is still skiing - and still ski racing . "This fellow is amazingly spry and cogent on and off the slopes. But what really astounded me was his recovery from numerous broken bones and injuries, including a broken leg at age 98." - JimK
Are there any ski buses?
Yes, click here.
Canyon Traffic Alerts, where to I get them?
Goto www.CanyonAlerts.org - Real-Time Canyon Traffic Alerts - one-stop source of canyon traffic information. By subscribing you can prevent the inconvenience of an unexpected delay in the event of a canyon closure or restrictions.
Safety info and tips?
1) From Brightonresort.com: Your Responsibility Code, Smart Style Terrain Park Safety, Terrainparksafety.Org, Lids On Kids, Ski Tips For Kids, Tips For Prior To Hitting The Slopes, Tips For While On The Slopes.
2) From about.com p2 p3 p4 p5: Exercise in advance, Use proper ski equipment, Wear a helmet, Prepare for the weather, Get proper instruction, Wear goggles, Take a break, Ski with a friend, Respect your limits, Follow the rules, Keep your speed in check at all times, Don't stop abruptly in the middle of the trail, Ski under control, If you're passing another skier, call out which side you will be passing them on, Show others skiers respect, If you fall, try to get up immediately, Don't ski on closed trails, Keep your speed in control, Don't cut lines, Ski on trails that match your ability level, Determine times to meet families or friends in advance, and carry a phone in case you're delayed, Practice good etiquette in the gondola, If you're a new skier, refresh yourself on basics with a lesson, Respect those who aren't as comfortable on the trail as you are, Be aware of skiers who are having lessons, Remember that a skier in front of you has the right of way. Falls are Quick, Forget about Fashion Falls, Check Your Bindings, Sliding down the Mountain, Self Arresting, Ski Your Level, Don't Drink and Ski, Everybody Falls, and Ski Equipment .
Ski deals, where can I find them? Where do I get discount lift tickets to Utah's ski resorts?
1) Book with us and you can buy a ski super pass. 1
2) Alta Ski free after 3? Yes, you can ski for free at Alta ski resort, from 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Ski rentals cost only $10.
3) Brighton night skiing deals for 2011-12:
....Monday - Mark Miller Subaru Night: go to the dealership in Midtown or Southtowne and get a 2 for 1 coupon
....Tuesday - U92online.com and print up a 2 for 1 coupon
....Wednesday - Go to Arctic Circle, buy a combo meal and get a 2 for 1 coupon
....Thursday - Maverick Night - 1/2 a twilight pass with a maverick adventure card
....Friday - go to x96.com and register for a workers union card. print up said card and bring it to the ticket windo for 2 for 1
....Every night - bring 2 pearson nut roll wrappers for $10 off a night ticket
....No night skiing on sunday
Ski rentals...Where can I get a good deal?
Canyon Sports- Just around the corner at 517 South, 200 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101. Utah Ski and Snowboard Rentals. Discount Lift Passes for Skiers and Snowboarders. Summer Mountain and Road Bike Rentals. They have been in business for over 20 years providing ski and snowboard rentals, discount lift passes, and more.
Ski 'N See - Online Utah Ski and Snowboard Rentals. Utah ski and snowboard rentals and ski equipment rental reservations, for Park City, Utah and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Utah Ski & Golf - Just around the corner at 134 West 600 South, Salt Lake Ctiy, UT 84101. Utah Ski & Golf provides high quality winter gear for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. Their 4 Utah locations range across the Salt Lake City valley and Park .
Snowbasin - Ultimate Mountain Luxury!
Blog- get the latest news here.
History- 1995, Salt Lake City was awarded the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and Snowbasin was chosen as the venue for the men's and women's downhill, super G and combined races.
Weather...What's the weather in Brighton & Alta ski resort?
To see what the current weather conditions are, when we might be expecting the next big powder dump and for additiona click here or here. Click here for Alta.
Where can I buy good used skis?
At 2nd Tracks Sports - Consignment Shop. Providing the greater Salt Lake City area with new and used sports equipment and sporting goods. 2927 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City UT 84109, 801.466.9880
I need a Bus or TRAX schedule?
Call 1-888- RIDE-UTA (801-743-3882) from 6am to 7 p.m. or www.rideuta.com . Bus schedule. TRAX 1 schedule. 1
I need the taxi number?
City Cab (801) 363-5550, Ute Cab (801) 359-7788, and Yellow Cab (801) 521-2100).
589) The room was very clean. The kitchen was stocked perfectly. The staff at building were friendly and helpful. The other guests were pleasant and thoughtful ,and the exterior was spotless and brightly painted. I would recommended Camalot Inn to all of my friends. I would rate you mid to high 90s of 100. Thank you.
New York, USA
Received via email
588) The stay was pleasant. The manager was also very nice and helpful.
Received via email
587) Location, ease of use and cleanliness were great!Good value for your money.
Rachel L. (8S)
586) Very good location for traveling around Salt Lake City, self service check in worked well, TRAX very useful.
Barry W. (8S)
585) Camelot Inn was a pleasant experience! The staff is great and welcoming. The self check-in and security and cleanliness is wonderful. 4 stars out of 5!
Varun Gupta (8S)
584) This hostel is GREAT! If you are an experienced, autonomous, and courteous traveller who is looking for a safe, simple, convenient, and quiet place to stay, it is a "must-do." The self check-in is very convenient, and the owner/employees are very accessible by phone/text. My private room was very comfortable, and the facility has many shared bathrooms. Parking, laundry, and non-smoking conditions are very good. Most of all, location is excellent it's a 2-minute walk to the trolley or an easy stroll to many areas.
583) ... I really liked the convenience of the computer check in, it was easy & convenient. ...
Genevieve M. (8S)
Received via email
582) Thank you! VERY CLEAN!! Great instructions!!
581) My wife and I stayed in this hostel for two weeks. We had a great time. This place is quiet and very friendly. Thanks for everything!
Earl and Cass (8S)
580) I am impressed with the idea of how this hostel works. I am pretty sure the owner is some IT man. Good job! I enjoyed it and it was really clean here!
579) I Loved the setup. It was very convenient and close to all that SLC has to offer!
578) ... This was our 2nd stay at the Camelot Inn. The staff was very nice to us throughout our stay. The place was super clean. All the rooms were secured with a key lock with two locks on all bedroom doors. The linens were fresh and a towel was provided. The bathrooms had white porcelain fixtures and had a clean fresh smell all the time. The kitchen was kept clean and tidy at all times. The building was secured by a combination lock with video surveillance inside and on the private parking lot. This is the best hostel we have ever stayed in and the price was excellent. I will stay here again the next time I am in town. ...
Althea B. (8S)
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577) I had never stayed in a hostel before, but I will now! Camelot was well organized, emails were responded to immediately. Keys and codes were delivered and were used with ease. I met one foreigner making soup at the stove and said hello. The bathroom was extremely clean and the room was pleasant. The instructions were clear and I slept comfortably. Many thanks.
576) It was good to staying here for one day. Thank you!
Zdenek D. (8S)
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575) Everything went smooth and was uncomplicated. I'll definitely come back next time I'm in Salt Lake!
Tobias R. (8S)
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574) The nearest tram stop is less than a block away with access to all three tram lines (Red, Green, and Blue), so you can get to any of the major tourist attractions downtown in minutes. The building has its own door code so only guests can come in, and each room has a deadbolt and a key for each guest. You check yourself in on the computers in the hall, and when you check out, all you have to do is straighten your room, leave the key in its safe, and get out before 10 AM. Easy.
Meagan T. (8S)
573) ... There are benefits to self check in... The room and facilities were very good and clean and the location was convenient...Overall, good.
Melody S. (8S)