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HI - Lucas - Malabar Farm

3954 Bromfield Rd, Lucas, Ohio, 44843, United States

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Overall Rating 96%

From 5 Reviews

Hostel rating (5)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 98%
Cleanliness 95%
Location 98%
Security 95%
Service 98%
Comfort 93%
Green rating 95%

H.I. Malabar Farm celebrates country life on a historic working farm located in the middle of Ohio's most popular outdoors tourism area.

  • Dorm
    From $25.00
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Lucas Hostel

Hostel Lucas

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

This cozy hostel, with its B&B atmosphere, is located on a working farm in Malabar Farm State Park in rural Ohio. Explore all that this state park has to offer - rolling hills and valleys - by foot or bicycle; and cross-country skis or snow-shoes in the winter time!, Rent-a-hostel: Thinking about a family reunion, a retreat, or a country wedding? Rent the whole hostel (up to 20 people) for only $350 per night! ($75 additional for 24hr access.) Available all year, by reservation only.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Limited payment options apply at hostel check-in
  • Payment methods accepted at hostel are cash only in local currency.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Only parties of mixed sex may be accommodated in mixed (co-ed) dorms.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car parking nearby - Less than 500 m
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01 Mar to 31 Oct
Open from 01 Dec to 15 Dec

Reception:
From 17:00 to 22:00
From 07:00 to 10:00
Check-in:
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-419-892 2055

malabarfarm@hiusa.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Malabar Farm State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mohican State Park (3 to 5km)
  • Ohio State Reformatory (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Mark was very friendly! Beautiful location--perfect for a mini-getaway. It was a little unappetizing to see the cat food out (on the kitchen floor)--don't get me wrong, I love cats! Maybe just find a feeding location a little of out plain sight. Mark went above and beyond--even mailing me my i-phone charger (after I forgot it).

87%

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Kelly,

Thu 07 Sep 2017

The house is comfortable and being at the farm is a great experience. That said, it's been years (decades?) since I've been at a hostel where I'm locked out from 9-5 and there's no time to simply sit and relax with coffee and a book in the morning. While I really enjoyed my stay, I'd certainly only visit in the summer! Since the hostel is out in the country, I'm not sure where you're supposed to go if it's pouring rain or freezing cold. Not a lot in the vicinity to rely upon for shelter.

97%

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Judith,

Thu 25 May 2017

It was a pleasant experience. I'll be back again. Thanks

87%

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Greg,

Sun 07 May 2017

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (5 to 10km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (5 to 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (At or next to the hostel)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (2 to 3km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Ski area (5 to 10km)
  • Swimming pool (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (5 to 10km)
  • Theatre (More than 10km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
16km to Mansfield Lahm Airport
Alternate Transport
Malabar Farm State Park: Exit I-71 (exit 169) at State Route 13; at Hanley Rd. turn east (right from south left from north). Go about 2 miles; turn right at 4-way stop at Little Washington Rd. Go south about a half mile. At fork in road bear left onto Pleasant Valley Rd. Go about 6 miles; turn right at Bromfield Rd. Hostel is first house on right. (Follow signs for Malabar Farm State Park.) Parking is available at no charge In the paved parking lot across from the Hostel. Please use the Hostel drive way for unloading and loading only.
Car
Free parking is available in car park across from hostel. Hostel driveway is for loading and unloading
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Motorsports
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking

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