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HI - Park Rapids - Mississippi Headwaters

27910 Forest Lane, Itasca State Park, Park Rapids, Minnesota, 56470, United States

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Overall Rating 95%

From 10 Reviews

Hostel rating (10)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 98%
Cleanliness 95%
Location 98%
Security 93%
Service 94%
Comfort 93%
Green rating 93%

Book your stay at HI - Park Rapids - Mississippi Headwaters in Park Rapids

  • Dorm
    From €23.41
  • Private
    From €79.24
10 or more people?
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Park Rapids Hostel

Hostel Park Rapids

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Located in Itasca State Park, just a short distance from the headwaters of the Mississippi River, the hostel is a beautifully restored log building. Constructed in 1923 as the park headquarters, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Exposed log walls, new furnishings and appliances, beautiful hardwood floors and massive stone fireplaces create a uniquely comfortable lodging experience.
Itasca State Park, recently rated one of the nation's top 50 state parks by National Geographic, features some of Minnesota's last remaining virgin pine forest. Enjoy outdoor recreation year-round on over 30 miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails and 17 miles of paved bike trails right from the hostel's doorstep. Bike and boat rentals and a swimming beach are across the road. The park offers summer naturalist programs and displays on Native American culture and early explorers.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 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.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Playground

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Wifi

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times


Reception:
Check-in:

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-218-266 3415

Fax. 1-218-266 3415

mississippiheadwaters@hiusa.org

Reviews

Reviews

The only issue I had was that I couldn't get in until 5:00 pm. Sat outside most of the afternoon waiting. Every other lodging lets you in your room by 3:00.

83%

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Jackie,

Sun 26 Jun 2016

Cathy was very friendly, and the hostel was very clean and in a great location in the park! There were boat and bike rental facilities right across the road, while still being in a secluded area. We stayed two nights, and were able to sit by the fire one night. I do wish the hostel had some group activities like a group hike or a group kayak, or a campfire night, but overall it was a great experience!

100%

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Courtney,

Thu 02 Jun 2016

Sara is very helpful, friendly, and caring.

100%

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juliana,

Tue 15 Mar 2016

Quiet, clean hostel in a beautiful setting inside Lake Itasca State Park with a friendly, welcoming host. We especially enjoyed the local eggs from the host's Buckeye chickens! Please note that linens and towels are provided if needed--contrary to what the website may state. Thank you for a memorable stay!!

100%

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Ellen,

Fri 09 Oct 2015

A great location, with a very cozy feel. We loved our stay!!

93%

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bonnie,

Thu 08 Oct 2015

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500 m)
  • Distance to Cinema (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to Local market (500m to 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (At or next to the hostel)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to Nightlife (500m to 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500 m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Ski area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m to 1km)
  • Distance to Theatre (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
Bemidji Airport - 38 miles
Alternate Transport
26 miles north of Park Rapids and 38 miles south of Bemidji on U.S. Hwy 71. The hostel is on Main Park Drive, across from the public boat landing. A $5 daily vehicle pass is required to enter Minnesota State Parks. <br><A HREF= "http://www.hiusa.org/cgi-bin/mqinterconnect.exe?link=map&fa=Main%20Park+Drive&fc=Lake%20Itasca&fs=MN&fy=US&POI1name=HI-Mississippi%20Headwaters+Hostel" TARGET="_blank">Click here for location map </a>, At hostel
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking

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