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    657 Modoc Dr, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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Ultimate Big Bear Cabin Rental for Groups

Nestled into the heart of Big Bear, our rustic Retreat Center is the perfect cabin rental to escape from the city into a cozy, natural, and peaceful space.  The Retreat Center sits on a beautiful hillside above the lake at the entrance of Big Bear Village.  The great location puts your group within walking distance to great hiking trails, breweries, restaurants and lake activities like boating and jet skiing.

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Built in the early 1900’s for the Bank of America family, the facility has spaces for all types of experiences regardless of your groups itinerary to create a social, friendly and fun atmosphere.  The variety of a rest areas on the property make for the perfect environment to host events.

Inside the cabin, there are private rooms with private or shared bathrooms, as well as dorm style rooms with bunk beds.  There are two lounges each with its own fireplace for guests to gather and socialize. A full kitchen and multiple dining areas allows groups to prepare delicious meals for entertaining.

The exterior of the ITH Big Bear Retreat Center begins with multiple patios and BBQ areas for comfortable hosting. The back of the property leads up the hill providing lake views and offering wellness areas, hammocks for resting and a small amphitheater.  The Retreat Center is also a pet-friendly cabin rental in Big Bear and includes a fenced in area for dogs to have fun. 

Regardless of the itinerary for your Big Bear vacation, the ITH Retreat Center is the ideal basecamp for your group’s mountain adventure.

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Private Rooms

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Single Bed in a Shared Dorm

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BREAKFAST INCLUDED
FREE WIFI
LOCAL TIPS
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CHECK-IN: AFTER 4:00PM
CHECK-OUT: BEFORE 11:00AM
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Where You’ll Be

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BIG BEAR LAKE

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GUEST REVIEWS

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Aziz ErmatovAziz Ermatov
19:55 22 Feb 24
I traveled from Florida to San Francisco for 2 days! I really appreciate the service provided by the hostel!The hosts were very helpful! I even checked in after 2AM, so I didn't have any trouble!Rooms, beds, restrooms and showers are very clean and no smell!Thank you for hosting me!
Anna WangAnna Wang
18:59 21 Feb 24
No privacy curtain, mattresses/pillows were thin, and bathrooms are not ensuite. There was no elevator and with my room on the fourth floor if was tiring to walk up and down every day. Only good thing is the location which was walking distance to Ferry Building and Chinatown.
Dmitry SukhanovDmitry Sukhanov
21:46 16 Feb 24
I drive a camper through SanFranciscoAnd I was looking for a place to have a shower. They didn’t let me to pay only for a shower but offered to stay for 40$. It was good and i met cool people there. We became friends with one of event organizers and he invited me for a dinner, but the main administrator told it’s not possible as I was already checked out which is understandable. So they do a good service and quite strict with rules which I think you have to if you wirk in a big city.
Mahmoud ABDALLAMahmoud ABDALLA
18:59 11 Feb 24
Great camping 🏕️ stay! Clean, humorous sign and friendly staff. Quite a few of stairs because that’s how the building is designed, skinny tall building with no elevator. If you’re in OK shape you will be fiend to climb up and down the stairs! Highly recommend for downtown SF central stay
N BN B
05:30 01 Feb 24
I enjoyed my week at this hostel. The staff was very welcoming. Easy to find and get situated. When I visit SF again I WILL be staying here!!! The dorms and bathrooms were clean. They let us leave our bags there before check in and after check out until we left. Very cute hostel and helpful staff.
Grant AndersonGrant Anderson
03:30 20 Dec 22
This hostel has outstanding customer service. The staff genuinely enjoy working there and always go out of their way to help guests and share travel stories.This is a safe and welcoming place, and there are always great weekly activities like Taco Tuesday and the Rooftop BBQ.
Ashish JhaAshish Jha
02:58 27 Nov 22
Oh man, this is by far my best ever hostel experience!The best location, the best staff, the best comfort, the best roommates, they have it all.Apart from the usual things like cleanliness, amenities and all where the hostel checks all marks, there were a few things I was concerned about before booking -=> I've 3 bags will it be comfortable or not.While I was staying only 2 - 5 beds out of 8 in my room were occupied, so there was plenty of room for me. Even when full it has huge lockers that can have your backpacks inside and you can keep your trolley bag besides your bed.=> There are too many stairs.The quiet dorm is on the third floor (second floor for me as I am used to having the ground floor as floor zero back home) which wasn't too many stairs at all. There are also chairs placed on every floor in case you need a breather before heading up.=> Being an introvert will I be able to talk to people and spend good time in the city since I know no one there.A great aspect of this hostel is that most of the staff are volunteers and they are world travelers themselves. Which brings about a totally different perspective and it makes it so easier to have conversations with them.=> What do I do in the cityThe hostel folks have so many interesting activities planned for each day of the week, that you'll definitely find something to do. They have an answer to almost all your touristy queries.=> I'm traveling in Thanksgiving week and I don't have friends here. What would I do?The hostel manager (who's a gem of a person himself) and the staff arranged an amazing Thanksgiving dinner for us all. Made me feel like I was sitting among friends that I've known for so long and made my stay memorable.If people at the hostel are reading this, thank you so much for all that you do!Hoping to run into you amazing folks someday somewhere soon!
Kat ieKat ie
04:24 13 Oct 22
Wonderful hostel! Extremely friendly and welcoming.Angelo was phenomenal as soon as we arrived, very kind and welcoming! There is free breakfast every morning and we were luck to be there on Tuesday for FREE Taco night. Great location, comfy beds and great value!
JJ
04:46 29 Sep 22
Lots of stairs when coming up and leaving hostel. The commons area has no windows which makes it a bit dark and dungeony as well as stuffy. Besides that I would describe the hostel as a 'family like vibe'. Open kitchen concept, and you can still speak/hang with other travellers while cooking. Very inclusive. The staff were very helpful and had recommendations for anything you were looking for. Bathrooms are cleaned regularly which is fantastic.
JeffJeff
05:36 27 Sep 22
The location is great as it’s near to financial district and 10 minutes walk from BART. But for check in, you need to climb up the stairs all the way up to 4th floor which is pretty tiring.However, the staff there is really nice and friendly. There’s activity for every night and free breakfast every morning. Extra Pros of this place is they even have a WhatsApp group which connect everyone and allow you to find a travel partner easier!Cons: Room hygiene really need to improve at some point 🙂
Angela ChuAngela Chu
19:33 03 Sep 22
Sublime location with parking garages just a five minute walk away. The owners were very nice! Although I had been up since 5 AM yesterday morning working, so I was a little exasperated when he made sure to show me every bathroom location, my room, the storage compartments, and the kitchen. I was ready to be like ya girl can figure it out herself, 'cause she's resourceful ... For a w o m a n (all my homies will understand). 😮‍💨🤗
Rhys PereiraRhys Pereira
07:53 31 Aug 22
One of the best hostels in San Francisco (doesn't have a lot of good ones to begin with). The rooms are tiny and the lack of a lift is a pain but the hostel culture makes up for it!
Nicolas CharpiéNicolas Charpié
04:09 26 Aug 22
Great location, you can meet lot of nice people there and the staff/volonteers are very friendly, thank you !
Solo TravellerSolo Traveller
21:03 27 Jun 22
I will it 6/10 Rating. Good things about this hostel is Guy Named TJ on the reception. He is super cool and nice guy. aother 02 ladies staff of hostel are also nice. Location is Ok. Wasrooms are super clean.Very small but ok.Negative Points. - Breakfast items are very limited. Hostel is located in 4th floor. And so many stairs you have to Climb.If they give you room on 5th floor than add some more stairs too.You should have to be Physically fit to climb many stairs.Not recomends to old age people. Its a very small hostel with Limited space in lobby. You may try if not have other option.
Teun KromwijkTeun Kromwijk
06:43 22 Jun 22
I really enjoyed my stay at the ITH Pacific Tradewinds Hostel in San Francisco. Apart from the clean rooms and beds, the experience as a solo traveler was great. Multiple suggested activities are offered by the hostel, such as the weekly rooftop barbeque! Also the staff is super friendly and will help you to the best of their abilities all the time. Kim-ly for instance was able to provide an early check-in for me which was super helpful! All in all a good hostel for solo travelers!
Cristian GarskeCristian Garske
15:04 14 Jun 22
Amazing place, near all the most famous places in San Francisco, with great amenities, kitchen for cooking, very cleaned beds, amazing bathroom with hot shower for the cold days, community events at the hostel and the staff is super generous and prestative
Alister SoubréAlister Soubré
08:54 03 Jun 22
Very nice and full of life ! The staff was great, breakfast is basic but it's free and that is very kind! Rooms are ok, I found the mattress to be perfect but it can be thin and uncomfortable for some. Bathrooms always found clean so that's great as well. Thanks to everyone there !
Lennart KleinLennart Klein
02:18 02 Jun 22
Great place to meet people. In-house events every day. Very communal and chill.
Raymond SinghRaymond Singh
05:15 17 May 22
Have stayed here both times I've come up to SF for more than a day. Nothing but positive things to say. Great location, warm and helpful staff, feels like a home away from home. They always have things to do, easy check-in and check-out - met a lot of great people there, as well. Also, the free PB&Js are useful. 🙂
Tom MacraeTom Macrae
20:13 16 Apr 22
Great hostel with great m, helpful staff - I left a jumper behind and the manager very kindly posted it on to me
Javier PachecoJavier Pacheco
04:38 12 Apr 22
It is a great hostel, the staff is helpful and chill, the location is very central to a lot of stuff and the rooms and bathrooms are clean.
OrestgreeceOrestgreece
01:55 24 Jan 22
Pacific Tradewinds met all expectations I had before the trip. Located in the heart of SF, nearby North Beach bars/restaurants area, next to Chinatown and on reasonable distance of main SF attractions.Staff of the hostel were all super friendly, room was clean and breakfast included in the price is an extra add-on!I originally was planning to stay in the city for 2 days but because of cozy conditions in hostel I prolonged it for 2 more nights.
Funky TooniesFunky Toonies
03:04 15 Dec 21
Very nice and comfy beds & rooms... Nice guy at the desk ! Welcoming crew ! ☕🧇🥐😊🍵
David DiazDavid Diaz
13:43 28 Oct 21
Great and straightforward hostel. Near Chinatown. The customer service is excellent, and there's a complimentary breakfast! If you are just passing by quickly like me through the city, check it out!
Azhi CobenAzhi Coben
14:17 27 Oct 21
Great owners and super conditionsThank you
JONATHAN FernandezJONATHAN Fernandez
00:37 27 Aug 21
Awesome place to stay perfect for travellers or if you just happen to find yourself in sf without a place to stay. U get free food, nice people, and a place that feels like a community
Jen FadigaJen Fadiga
04:03 13 Aug 21
Great people! There were three to meet all my needs and accommodating. It’s pretty affordable and my first time at a hostel in st. Would recommend~
Tzvi FinkelsteinTzvi Finkelstein
18:39 09 Aug 21
Spent one night.But needed to keep my bags for the one more day later while taking care of things before my flight.The staff and guestes where all great people and all in all great vibe.I recomend this hostel to any traveler who needs a place to stay in downtown SF.Thanks for the hospitality.
Kathryn HutchinsonKathryn Hutchinson
23:14 08 Aug 21
Loved my experience here, the people were kind and was able to get to sleep easily.
ZedZed
15:15 16 Jul 21
Great location, friendly people, would totally stay again!
Will never go back they look at color more than money... bro that was like a 100.000 years ago move on
Jephthah WoodsJephthah Woods
03:40 29 May 21
Doesn't answer door or phone wasted time going here
Jake Jhakra BorchardtJake Jhakra Borchardt
13:39 16 Mar 21
A 5 star is in order....it's my own personal setback that was accomadated.... Make sure that if you may not have a cellular signal through a carrier ( like me) exercise a bit of patience at the entry. There is a sweet spot to connect to the wifi after booking and then able to utilize the keyless entry.A very memorable experience I will hold dear. I was there on International affairs. Walking distance to many many excellent spots to see. Hit Chinatown on foot and grab some whole foods and experiment in the kitchen.Very functional shared kitchen, clean bathrooms.
Kristen BakerKristen Baker
21:09 25 Nov 20
My boyfriend and I stayed here in October during covid and we had a great experience! The staff had it set up so there was a no-contact check-in (but also were readily available on the phone in case we had any issues). We were very pleased with how clean the hostel was and the staff had sanitizer available to clean up yourself. Definitely sad we couldn't enjoy it as an open hostel and meet friends but we still loved it!
Andrey CalaAndrey Cala
13:53 10 Mar 20
True gem in the great city of SF. Excellent location all within walking distance of many significant places and neighborhoods. And the crew, wonderful folks who strive to give the best experience while staying there. 5 stars well deserved!
Soraya DjadjoSoraya Djadjo
04:30 30 Oct 19
Great, friendly and courteous staff. Clean hostel. Always looking for ways to make sure clients not only enjoy their stay but visit some of the historic places SF has to offer. Definitely recommend
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Mike from USA said:

“I liked everything the place feels like a giant cabin. It was clean and relaxing and the staff was friendly. They also made us dinner and breakfast such a great value.”

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Jewel from USA said:

“Great place, great people, very comfortable and warm! Good breakfast and dinner and a very cozy feel that encourages a community atmosphere. “

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EXPERIENCE THE LOCAL SPOTS WITH OUR BIG BEAR TRAVEL GUIDE

Welcome to Big Bear Lake
Mountain and Nature just outside the city. Get out in the wilderness and explore the San Bernardino National Forest.
Four Seasons of Weather
Southern California's largest four season mountain town offers snow in the winter and sunshine on the lake in the summer.
A Lake In the Mountains
Hike trails around the lake and to the tops of mountains. Rent a boat at the Big Bear Marina and go for an adventure.
Two Ski Resorts
Strap on your boots and board and hit the slopes. Big Bear ski resorts offer unique trails and parks for all skill levels.
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HOSTEL FAQ’S

Is the Hostel pet-friendly?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your pet as long as your are staying in a Private Room.

What is the weather like in Big Bear?

Big Bear offers an amazing climate consisting of four seasons! Temperatures range from around -5 degrees Celsius (15 degrees Fahrenheit) in the winter to 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer. When traveling in the winter, be sure to brings tire chains in case of snow fall.

What can you do for free in Big Bear?

1. Hike to Castle Rock