Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 9.8

  • Security 7.8

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Feb 2019
    Awesome place to stay with a chill atmosphere. Free coffee and free WiFi. Only a 15 minute drive to the Happy's and sad's boulders
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    16 Sep 2018
    I love this place. I've stayed twice now, and each time was awesome. Good facilities and even cooler people. It's a classic backpacker/hiker vibe, not the newest, but definitely clean and definitely chill. Go hang out and get some hiking in!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Apr 2019
    Great place for meeting trail folks or transient travelers. Check in and out was easy. However, if you plan on staying at the dorm, expect shared place without locked door. Lockers are available, bring your own locks. I would come back again if work or vacation brings me back in town.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Mar 2018
    Excellent stay! Good vibe, clean room, and coffee in the morning.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    15 Apr 2019
    Great staff. Very friendly. They always said hello when we entered. Asked about our day and seemed genuinely interested in us.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    17 Oct 2018
    Fully stocked kitchen. Nice decor. My only complaint was the bathroom door would get stuck so we had to push hard to close/open it. It was really loud. Other than that, we had a wonderful stay.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    18 Sep 2018
    It was cheap AF so it was good! Really cozy areas in the hostel the only thing is, bathroom needs more attention, really dirty
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    22 Jul 2017
    A good hostel, except for that the beds sounded like a herd of cows everytime you moved just an inch. Otherwise clean, nice staff and nice facilities.
    Sweden, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 4.6


    20 Sep 2018
    Untidy, dirty, disgusting smell, unfriendly staff.
    Germany, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 4.3


    21 Aug 2017
    We arrived at 6pm, there were already people waiting at the front door because nobody from the staff was here, just a number on the door. The guy told us that he will be here in about 40 min! after 90 min we left for dinner to a bar, guess who was there having fun?? Yes, the guy from the hostel reception! Finally we got a bed in a 12person shared room although we booked a 4person room - it was absolutly not clean! Couldn't sleep because they were loud outside - especially the guy from the hostel
    Austria, 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