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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 13 Reviews

Hostel rating (13)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 95%
Cleanliness 96%
Location 99%
Security 95%
Service 92%
Comfort 94%
Green rating 96%

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

  • Dorm
    From $28.00
  • Private
    From $90.00
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

  • Additional tax of 6.875% is payable at check-in.
  • 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.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 30 mile radius of the hostel.
  • 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

Our group was 2 adults and 6 kids aged 5 to 12. We loved the activities in the park - swimming, kayaking, walking across the Mississippi. The hostel location is close to everything. The kids especially enjoyed the foozball and croquet. It was so much easier than camping. The kitchen had everything we needed and kids got to experience hosteling. .

100%

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Catherine,

Sun 22 Jul 2018

This is s cozy lodge in the woods within Itasca State Park. There are multiple bunk rooms so when booked, many people sharing common space. I liked the flexibility of all day access and kitchen use. I was surprised, however, that for the price (which is high with a daily Park fee) that there is no breakfast (and you're discouraged from drinking the coffee) and no towels. The biggest surprise was there were 5 or 6 children under the age of 12 which I've never experienced in any other HI Hostel.

80%

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Judith,

Sun 22 Jul 2018

Well equipped, comfortable lodge perfectly located in the park. Well equipped kitchen, plenty of games for family fun, very clean and well maintained.

100%

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Rolland,

Sun 22 Jul 2018

We weren't made aware of check in time or office hours prior to arrival. Drove 4 hours and arrived at around 2pm to learn that we were there outside of Office Hrs which didn't begin til 5pm. No reception on cells and despite calling both of the phone numbers posted on door AND emailing, no answer or returned VM or email. Confirmation did not state this Came back at 5 and the owner still not there and there were quite a few ppl waiting to be let in. She was there 15 min later than office hrs.

80%

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Leann,

Sat 21 Jul 2018

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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