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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 98%

From 6 Reviews

Hostel rating (6)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 97%
Location 100%
Security 100%
Service 97%
Comfort 94%
Green rating 94%

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

  • Dorm
    From $26.00
  • Private
    From $143.00
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

  • 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.
  • Additional tax of 6.875% is payable at check-in.
  • 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

I love coming to the Headwaters Hostel!!! The staff is very welcoming and friendly and the location is perfect for enjoying the beautiful environment of Itasca State Park!

100%

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Jody,

Thu 28 Sep 2017

Sarah and Jami were super friendly and thoughtful, and I couldn't think of a more cozy place to stay, with lots of usable common space and a great location near the headwaters and the bike rental/snack shop. Now if only someone in town got business-savvy enough to run a request-only shuttle from the Greyhound station or airport in Bemidji to the park. It would definitely help non-Minnessotans reach and love this wonderful place

100%

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Autumn,

Wed 02 Aug 2017

We had a lovely time with our family at the HI Mississipi Headwaters. The locations is perfect for the ones visiting Lake Itasca State Park, super close to the headwaters and Itasca Sports where you can rent bikes and canoes for the day. The hostel is clean, quiet, charming and family friendly. Jami (staff member) was super sweet making our experience even more enjoyable. Great vibe, highly recommend!

97%

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Paloma,

Wed 02 Aug 2017

One of the most pleasant and comfortable hostels of the many I have stayed at. Lots of thoughtful extra details.

100%

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Harriet,

Thu 22 Jun 2017

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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