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  • Address

    657 Modoc Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

  • Phone

    909.866.2532

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Discover Big Bear Hostel and connect with nature

Nestled into the heart of mountains, our rustic Big Bear Hostel is the perfect place to escape from the city and into a cozy, natural, and peaceful space.  The hostel sits on a beautiful hillside facing the lake at the entrance of Big Bear Village.  The great location puts you within walking distance to great hiking trails, breweries, restaurants and lake activities like boating and jet skiing.

ITH Big Bear Hostel offers cozy beds, comfortable facilities and friendly hosts who have a passion for showcasing the local culture.  The Bear Mountain Resort and Snow Summit Resort are both nearby and easily accessible.

Built in the early 1900’s for the Bank of America family, the facility has spaces for all types of travelers regardless of your itinerary to create a social, friendly and fun atmosphere.  Whether you just want to relax and take in the scenery,  get in some outdoor play, or work in peace, we’ve created a variety of amenities both inside and outside the Hostel to provide guests with an incredible experience. 

Enjoy a social family vibe with extra privacy for good measure. Choose from renting private rooms with private or shared bathrooms, or dorm style rooms for single travelers and small groups. Bring your dog as our private rooms are pet-friendly.  Inside the hostel there are fireplaces, lounge areas and a billiards table.  The exterior of the property offers hammocks, meditation areas and picnic areas perfect for relaxing under the tall pine trees or practicing yoga.  

The Big Bear hostel is your basecamp for adventure when exploring the mountains. Our local hosts have highlighted all of the best things to see and do in Big Bear, so you can make the most of out of your time on the mountain.

Welcome Home.

CURRENT WEATHER IN BIG BEAR
46°
Clear
MonTueWed
72/43°F
72/41°F
75/43°F
Mountains
Mountain Vibe
Bear
wildlife
Forest
beautiful lake

EXPLORE THE BEST OF BIG BEAR

Private Rooms

Bed (1)
QUEEN BED
Pillows
cozy bed
Smart Tv
SMART TV
Bathtub
PRIVATE & SHARED BATHROOMS

SINGLE BED IN A SHARED DORM

Bunk Bed
4 - 8 Bed Dorms
Pillows
COZY BED
Bathtub
SHARED BATHROOM
Outlet
OUTLET PLUG

Camping

Travel
Sleep Outside
Sleeping Bag
Enjoy Alone time
Bathtub
SHARED BATHROOM
Moon
sleep under the moon

SUMMER IN BIG BEAR

WINTER IN BIG BEAR

Benefits and Amenities at the hostel

Pond
Fishing in The Lake
Sofa
LOUNGE
Food
coffee & tea
Wifi (2)
wifi
Billiard
BILLIARDS
Choreography
social events
Hotel
LOCAL TIPS
Locker (1)
lockers
Washing Machine (1)
laundry

GUEST REVIEWS

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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.”

Reviewed on Booking.com

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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. “

Reviewed on Hostelworld

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.

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

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