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
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Relaxing
  • Sports & Activities

Green rating



Loretta was an amazing hostess. We came with our teen girl scout troop and had a short but wonderful time.


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Sun 19 Jul 2015

Loretta was wonderful!!! Made my stay very enjoyable. Because of her will look to see where I can stay at an HI hostel next time I travel :)


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Fri 17 Jul 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Appalachian Trail, C&O Canal Trail, Harpers Ferry National Park

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Wed 15 Jul 2015

Nightlife & entertainment tip

Just talk to other hostel guests and the staff, if possible! Everyone was awesome!

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Wed 15 Jul 2015