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What is a Hostel? - The History of Hostels
Hostels started in Europe as a way for young people to travel cheaply and "see the world". These days most hostels are open to all ages and aim to provide a warm bed, shower, kitchen access, and camaraderie all for less than a budget hotel costs! In a hostel you rent a bed (usually a bunk-bed) in a dormitory or private room and share common bathrooms, kitchen, and lounge rooms. The Big Bear Hostel offers private rooms for 1-8 people (Many rooms have incredible lake and mountain views.) and we are a hop, skip and jump away from the all the attractions Big Bear Village has to offer. The main benefit of a hostel is that you get to meet other travelers from all over the world and the hostel staff can usually provide you with local travel tips and discounts. Group activities are often planned throughout the week or happen spontaneously. Hostels are centrally located so travelers can take public transportation and walk to local attractions...
About The Big Bear Hostel Staff
(Grayson and Chief on the PCT)..... The hostel is on the far side of the lake next to the marina and village.
I moved to Big Bear to start the hostel in 2000. I wanted to live in a place where I could do all the outdoor activities I loved. The hostel is the ultimate base camp for people looking to chill out and have fun in Big Bear. We can help you plan everything from a good book to snowboarding, 4x4 trips, boating, hiking, mountain biking trails, or back country ski / snowboard / snowshoe adventures. . .
Come play with us!
-- Grayson McNeill