Gram’s Place Bed and Hostel features completely private rooms with en suite baths, traditional hostel shared dorm rooms with shared baths, and “semi-private” rooms which, although still private, the room is without an en suite bath facility. (Click our rooms section above for a more detailed explanation of our accommodation options)
All rooms are air conditioned. Our “Fast and Free” Wi-Fi covers the whole of the Gram’s Place property.
One can pair one’s own device to our outdoor sound system that’s nearby our heated Jacuzzi / Spa while relaxing on our patio deck, enjoying a favorite beverage beneath the shaded tree canopy, or while stargazing on a clear, starlit evening.
Two full kitchens are available to all our Guests with which one can prepare one’s own or communal meals. Gram’s supplies the cookware, plates, and silverware, and you bring your own food!
Guest have long enjoyed our “Stairway to Heaven” pathway that ascends and meanders throughout the trees with platforms at varied levels along the way. The Stairway eventually leads one to a rooftop platform within the trees that Guests have affectionately named “The Crow’s Nest”. From The Crow’s Nest, one enjoys a 360-degree panoramic vista of the immediate Historic Tampa Heights neighborhood including the nearby “Plymouth Playground” neighborhood park across the street. The Plymouth Playground features basketball courts, a picnic-ready green lawn, a baseball park, and a children’s playground for anyone’s use and enjoyment as it is open to the public every day.
Gram’s Place features 2 courtyards with ample opportunity for social gatherings, both large and small, peppered with alcoves throughout for more intimate gatherings.
The Plymouth Courtyard sets beneath a tree canopy next to our fully equipped outdoor kitchen, perfect for communal meals and gatherings. The Plymouth Courtyard specifically features a small stage where performances, both planned and spontaneous, may occur. Bring your own acoustic instrument!
Our Main Courtyard features a covered seating area perfect for enjoying a brief summer rainstorm, watching television, or listening to your own device’s playlist through our Bluetooth paired sound system. This courtyard also features our oversized, in-ground, jacuzzi / spa surrounded by a sunning deck for sunbathing, stargazing, or for resting beneath the tree canopy to escape the mid-day sun with a favorite friend and beverage. This area is another favorite gathering spot as there is plenty of room and seating throughout, including a grand table with an oversized umbrella.
Of special note is that we are rather “European-minded” in our attitude in that we do allow nudity, but only at the jacuzzi area, and only if there aren’t any objections from any of the other Guests.
Adjacent to this Main Courtyard is the Ola House featuring an air-conditioned common area with television, tables, board games, and an old upright piano. The Ola House also features our other fully equipped kitchen from which Guests can prepare meals. The Ola House kitchen is also the kitchen where our Complimentary Breakfast Items are available to our Guests daily.


Some lockers are available for Guest use. There can be a limited availability of lockers due to demand. The Guest provides his or her own lock. It is up to every Guest to be responsible for his or her own belongings and their security.


For $5.00, Gram's place employees may agree to wash and dry your laundry. Guests cannot use any of our laundry facilities at any time. Guests must coordinate with Gram’s Place staff should one want some laundry cleaned.


Complimentary Breakfast Items are available for currently registered Gram’s Place Guests to prepare their own breakfast with between the hours of 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM daily provided that each Guest cleans up immediately after their own meal preparation so that other Guests will have the opportunity to prepare their own meals without having to wait. Complimentary Breakfast Items that Guests are free to prepare their own breakfast with are:

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Bread
  • Butter / oil / cooking spray
  • Pancake Mix
  • Pancake Syrup
  • Oatmeal
  • Fruit
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Sugar and sugar substitute.


Guest’s dogs are often welcomed and allowed on property provided that the Guest is currently renting a private room. Should one ever want to bring any animal onto or within any of Gram’s Place properties, premises, or other areas, one must first, BEFORE ENTERING THE PROPERTYWITH THE ANIMAL, coordinate with Gram’s Place management. One’s approved animal/pet cannot ever be left with anyone else even for the briefest of moments.Guests must always be with their approved animal/pet.Guest’s approved animal/pet cannot ever be left alone or unattended. Guests with an approved animal/pet are completely responsible for their animal/pet’s behavior and actions. Guest’s approved animal/pet must always remain leashed or securely crated and under the Guest’s control. Whether the Guest and approved animal/pet is in a common area, or whenever traversing through any common area, the Guest’s approved animal/pet must always be under the control of the Guest. Animals are never allowed in any dorm room.


  • Clean Towels, Pillows, Blankets, and Bed Linen
  • Housekeeping services
  • Fast and Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Parking
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security / Cameras
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Shared Refrigerator / Freezer Storage for Guest Use.
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Hair dryers
  • Clothes Iron
  • Board Games
  • DVDs


Smoking is allowed OUTDOORS ONLY except in an otherwise designated outdoor non-smoking area. Smoking, vaping, incense, candles, or any type of open flame is never allowed indoors, in any building, including, but not limited to, any private room, indoor common area, or dorm room.

Children are Welcome