About this listing
Join the fun! Big Bear Hostel ski lodge in village! Shared dormitory with 4 beds. (6-foot long adult size beds). Small shared sleeping room, but you have the whole house to use as well. Shared bathrooms, kitchen, lounge, deck. Best Downtown Village Location. Walk to restaurants, bars, nightlife, lake across street. Bike Kayak Ski Discounts!
You are able to stroll across the street and hang out by lake and then into the village to relax by a sidewalk fire pits, have a cocktail or a fancy dinner. Visit the Candy Factory or take in a movie. The ski resorts are a mile away. Discounted Ski and Snowboard Rentals next door. This listing is for 1 bed each person in one of our small co-ed 3 or 4 bed shared dormitory rooms. (Female only dorm may be available, please ask)
Free Fast WIFI. All linens, pillows, blankets and towels provided. Private locking bathrooms off main hallway. Lockers in room. Eat out or bring your own food to cook meals in shared kitchen.
Interaction with guests
We show you around the house and give you information about the town and then you are on your own.
Other things to note
Big Bear Hostel is a commercial lodge with private locking sleeping rooms and common living areas. Bathrooms are private (w/locking doors off main hallways just like a house). We can help arrange discount ski/board rentals on arrival. We have been solar powered since June 2015!
This is a communal lodge not open to the public.
For everyone's safety, only paying guests allowed in house.
Bringing unregistered people inside is not allowed. No extra visitors.
No pets allowed.
Check in is 4pm - 10pm unless arranged otherwise.
Bring toiletries and a towel or rent one from us for $1.
Pillows, sheets and blankets provided.
We are 5 minutes drive to Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. (There is free parking at the hostel and the resorts)
Every guest must show Passport or State ID at check in.
No Smoking in any of our buildings or rooms. Smoking area outside.
Common courtesy and consideration for other guests is required or you will be asked to leave.
Quiet Hours 10:30pm - 7am
Guests at Big Bear Hostel share our huge cabin with a beautiful view of the lake. The lodge has a full kitchen, living room, dining room, and picnic tables seat 50+ in the backyard. You can walk to restaurants, bars, shopping, lakeside park, and entertainment within 3 blocks of the hostel.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
I moved to Big Bear in 2000 after driving adventure tours to US National Parks and Baja Mexico to start an awesome home-style hostel.
Hostels were the cool way to travel before Airbnb and the sharing economy even existed!
The Big Bear Hostel on Knickerbocker Road hopes to become your "base camp" for outdoor adventures or relaxation in Big Bear Lake.
My friend and on-site manager Richard runs the day to day operations.
He answers the phones, checks guests in and lives on site.
We have 10 different room types. Private rooms with lake views for 1-8 guests or rent just a bed in a dormitory.
We will do everything we can to make your stay in Big Bear great!