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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 15 Reviews

Hostel rating (15)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 96%
Cleanliness 96%
Location 99%
Security 94%
Service 92%
Comfort 95%
Green rating 97%

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

  • Dorm
    From $28.00
  • Private
    From $90.00
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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

  • Wifi - Free

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

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

It is a great experience to live in HI Mississippi Headwaters. Sarah is so nice. The hostel is warmly decorated. We had a good time around the fireplace singing songs. Besides, it is located beside the beautiful Ithaca lake. Many forests are there as well. Recommend strongly.

100%

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Ze,

Wed 17 Oct 2018

Make office hours public. They are not on reservations web site, nor in reservation e-mail. No response when I sent e-mail to ask. Don't create false sense of urgency. Reservations web site said, "Only 3 beds left!" both before and after I registered, but I was the only one in dorm-style room. No room for luggage. Had there been other guests sharing room, I would have liked to know ahead of time to bring a lock for the small lockers. First time in a hostel. Great location.

87%

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Elizabeth,

Thu 11 Oct 2018

Thank you for your review. I now have office hours posted on website, the front door and will try to add to phone message. We are looking into the miss conception of availability on booking site. We have locks available to purchase for the lockers for a nominal fee.

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Sara Parthun,

Sat 13 Oct 2018

I realize this makes me a fascist heathen, but I'd love to see the parking lot paved. I LOVED that fact that guests had access to the thermostat. That's not typical in hostels.

100%

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Rebecca,

Wed 29 Aug 2018

There are days in the Spring when I would agree with your suggestion for a paved parking lot. Thank you for your review.

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Sara Parthun,

Fri 31 Aug 2018

rustic and friendly

100%

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sharon,

Mon 27 Aug 2018

Thank you for staying with us.

Manager avatar

Sara Parthun,

Wed 29 Aug 2018

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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