A rest stop, like a motel or caravansarai in half way between major destinations. Such hostels often double as the local tavern and general meeting house for the scattered, rural populations.
(Source: Index card file. House of Zeor) The only safe place for Hugh and Klyd to spend the night on route to Iburan --- they reach it well after sundown. A converted mansion apparently constructed around a pre-war frame. Has a large central parlor, separate dining room, rooms upstairs with a common indoor bathroom.