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HI - Lucas - Malabar Farm

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

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Overall Rating 98%

From 6 Reviews

Hostel rating (6)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 98%
Security 93%
Service 100%
Comfort 100%
Green rating 90%

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
  • Private
    From $35.00
10 or more people?

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 are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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.
  • 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



Leisure & Fitness

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


  • 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

From 17:00 to 22:00
From 07:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-419-892 2055

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



Mark the owner of the hostel was excellent and friendly.


Avatar for Senthil


Wed 14 Sep 2016

Great visit


Avatar for cecelia


Mon 05 Sep 2016

This was the first time I had ridden a bicycle from Toledo to Malabar farm. The hostel is quaint with beautiful bucolic surroundings. The hostel manager was mild mannered, helpful and entertaining. I hope this hostel endures my time alive. I shall return.


Avatar for Scott


Thu 01 Sep 2016

I plan on returning soon


Avatar for Dennis


Tue 30 Aug 2016


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

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.
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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