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HI - Harpers Ferry Hostel

HI-Harpers Ferry Hostel and Campground is located on a bluff next to the C&O Canal Towpath, Appalachian Trail, and the Potomac River.

97 %

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What travellers think

Travellers that stayed here think this hostel is best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Sightseeing
  • Unique atmosphere

Hostel rating (22)

97 %

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 99%
Cleanliness 99%
Location 90%
Security 96%
Service 99%
Comfort 98%

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

First time in a Hostel. Interesting concept and enjoyed the experience. For a biker, the location was a little inconvenient at the end of a hard day up hill a full mile off of the trail. But, it was worth it for the experience. Food and bed were great. I would do gain for sure.


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Tue 20 Oct 2015

The Hostess, Loretta, was very helpful


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Sat 17 Oct 2015

This was a very cozy and clean hostel with great amenities! The outside area is great in nice weather, too!


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Wed 14 Oct 2015