Just two miles from Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, HI - Harpers Ferry Hostel is a cosy lodge that stands high on a bluff, overlooking the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.

The hostel has a self-catering kitchen, dining area, common area with a fireplace, and a free guest use computer with Internet. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. The hostel also has porches for relaxing in the sun. The campgrounds surrounding the building offer use of picnic tables, grills, and the large fire pit.

HI - Harpers Ferry Hostel is perfect for visitors to the Civil War Battlefields of Western Maryland. Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Gettysburg are only an hour away. You can hike the Appalachian Trail, bike the C&O Canal, and float down the river on an inner tube, raft or canoe. You can even use hostel’s equipment to play Frisbee, volleyball, or badminton.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Sightseeing
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating



Loretta, the hostel manager was very hospitable. She welcomed me with such warmth that she made what would have been an otherwise bleak getaway from the city into a familial and enjoyable weekend. Her breakfasts are amazing, unlike any I have had at any other HI hostel and I have stayed in many (Paris, HI-Chamounix, HI-Montreal, HI-Santa Monica and D.C). The Civil War Dinner was most enjoyable. It was appropriately during the John Brown Raid anniversary, so good for a round-table discussion


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Tue 27 Oct 2015

Always wonderful! Loretta is great! Always an interesting crowd of folks to talk to, too.


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Wed 21 Oct 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

the local trails. Biking or hiking, there are multiple ones to choose from.

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Fri 11 Sep 2015

Budget meal tip

Plenty of food at the hostel!

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Fri 07 Aug 2015