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



This was possibly the best hostel I have ever stayed in. The manager went out of her way to greet me when I was delayed and arrived late. The place was the cleanest I have seen and the manager even got up and made breakfast. She was polite and nice to talk to And went above and beyond to make my stay a great one. The views were phenomenal And I love the history of the building. My only regret was not planning more time to stay. I intend to stay at least a week next time!


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Tue 11 Aug 2015

I thought the host, Loretta, was very accommodating. She kept us well fed and was extremely friendly.


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Fri 07 Aug 2015

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Plenty of food at the hostel!

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Fri 07 Aug 2015

Attraction tip

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

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Wed 15 Jul 2015