Huh. Either Ewtweeka has changed a lot, or we were in different parts of town. DO NOT stay in Eureka. Go any distance north or South, eat at the soup kitchen, hit up the Army Navy store, but DON'T try to stay the night there.
Hella tweaker homebums, VERY sketchy drug related shit up there.
I'm not going to recommend anywhere in particular because:
A: Humbolt is so blown up it is ridulous.
B: There are SO many other threads on this website about NorCal that you can find with the "Search" feature.
I mean.. No it's pretty sketchy I guess but it's all perspective. Would I stay there for a month? Probably not. A couple of days? Sure not really worried about it.