I stayed at the Phoenix Youth Hostel: http://126.96.36.199/cfdocs/hostels.cfm?CITY=Phoenix It is near the downtown and close to the expressway. The neighborhood could be better, but it is OK during the day. The hostel is very run down but friendly. The helpful master has beat up old furniture set out on the equally beat up lawn. Clean bathrooms. I am trying to find updated information about the Hong Kong restaurant in Chinatown. I loved this place. It is about 1 mile from the hostel.