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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 92%

From 7 Reviews

Hostel rating (7)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 91%
Location 100%
Security 87%
Service 89%
Comfort 89%
Green rating 89%

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

  • Dorm
    From $28.00
  • Private
    From $135.00
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.
  • If a cancellation is made within 18 hours of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • 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 4 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

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 20:00
Check-in:
From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (218) 266-3415

Fax. 1-218-266 3415

mississippiheadwaters@hiusa.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Movie Nights (At or next to the hostel)
  • Foosball game (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cooking Classes (At or next to the hostel)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Fantastic place fantastic people what a super experience

100%

Avatar for john

john,

Mon 02 Sep 2019

We had a fantastic visit to HI Mississippi Headwaters. The location cannot be beat, and the facility is amazing. The staff were helpful, and we had a LOVELY visit. I would come again in a heartbeat.

100%

Avatar for Lara

Lara,

Thu 08 Aug 2019

Loved the Mississippi Headwaters Hostel. We would recommend it to friends. Only problem was air conditioning wasn't working at night and the room was very warm.

97%

Avatar for Terri

Terri,

Thu 18 Jul 2019

The couple running the hostel had 15 family members there when we stayed. They stayed up until 1am singing, and they stomped around nonstop. I've stayed in countless HI hostels, and never have I had such a miserable time at one. We just wanted a peaceful weekend away up north, and we slept maybe 2 hours each night between the singing and stomping until 1am, and beginning again at 5am.

37%

Avatar for Myranda

Myranda,

Wed 10 Jul 2019

I cannot tell you how sorry I am that you had this experience. It was the first weekend for this manager and I am disappointed that they did not observe the posted quite hours and be more considerate to the other hostellers staying here. I will definitely show them these comments and educate them on how they can be better "hosts".

Manager avatar

Sara Parthun,

Fri 12 Jul 2019

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (5 to 10km)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Ski area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m to 1km)
  • 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
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking

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