Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


The Hostel California

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

At The Hostel California guests have access to our fully equipped kitchen, fully furnished living room, dining room, and refrigerators. Guests also have access to our extensive climbing library, bicycles for exploring the town, ping pong table, musical instruments and outdoor patios. WiFi is available at no cost, 24 hours a day.

The Hostel California is conveniently located in downtown Bishop, a 5 minute walk from the local grocery store, gear shops, restaurants, and bars. We are also 15-20 minute drive away from several world-class hiking, fishing, and climbing destinations including the Buttermilks, Owens River Gorge, and Lake Sabrina, as well as several access points for the Eastern Sierra.

We offer private bedrooms as well as dorm beds at The Hostel California. Our private rooms include a private bathroom. All beds include pillows, linens, and towel as well as shampoo and soap.

The Hostel California's Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash (US Dollars), credit cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express).
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 .
Check out at 11:00 .

The Hostel California is restricted to adults 18 and over.
No pets. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2021
    I truly enjoyed the Buttermilk private room + bathroom, this was my first time in a private room so now I’ll never return to a dorm style again👍🏼
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    09 Jul 2021
    What an incredible hostel. Very cool People, very communal loved the whole vibe of it.
    Sri Lanka, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 May 2021
    This is a good stop or basecamp for your outdoor, or just passing activities.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    23 Oct 2020
    My stay was as cozy and enjoyable as ever. Friendly and cool staff and nice amenities.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    19 Nov 2019
    Super friendly staff. It was warm in the bunk while it was freezing outside. I checked in past the time allowed and they were helpful with giving me instructions on doing an after hours check in. I’d come here again if I’m going to bishop or mammoth lakes.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Jul 2021
    The 1 private room with sink, bathroom and 2 bunkbeds was very comfortable for 4 adults. Our trip was mainly for trout fishing at the nearby Lakes and creeks near Bishop. We would definately come stay again.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    17 Jul 2021
    Chill place to cruise through on your way to hike. I love bishop. If you're not into the hippie/backpacker thing, look elsewhere. Walkable location for groceries/beer. They have bikes you can use. I'd go back!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    09 Jan 2021
    I booked a private room over the weekend to take an avalanche safety class in the area. Everything was very clean and the room had character which was nice. The best was also very comfortable. I’m not sure whether it was the state of the situation (Covid), but everyone was a bit apprehensive to interact past “hello”. This is totally understandable given the situation and I imagine it is quite different in normal times.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    20 Jul 2021
    I had to cancel as it was a smoking place not meant for family.
    India, Male, 41+
  • 5.1


    15 Aug 2021
    The property was littered with cigarette butts and drug paraphernalia. The rooms were moderately clean but pillows were stained and there was food and dirty dishes left from previous guests in the dorm rooms.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi