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  • 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.
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  • 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 4 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

There is a 48 hr cancellation policy. If no notice is given prior to 48hrs of expected arrival then full fare will be charged.

Additional Terms and Conditions

After made a booking, We will charge the remaining balance through your credit card.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports 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.


Yosemite International Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Yosemite International Hostel is a cozy destination located in Groveland, California. We are about 30 minutes from the park entrance, and 60 minutes from Yosemite Valley itself.
We are the only hostel located on the Northern Gateway of Yosemite, offering affordable accommodation for our top-notch facilities. This destination is perfect for young travelers and backpackers looking to meet new people and make new friends!
We offer both mixed dormitory rooms and private rooms, with different options, from a single queen-sized bed to four bunks. All dorms and private rooms have access to a shared bathroom. In addition to our facilities, we also have outdoor lounging areas where you can relax and enjoy the natural atmosphere of Yosemite.
Staying with us, you will have access to free WiFi, coffee and tea, a cooking area, refrigerator, etc. You will also be in within walking distance from the great local coffee shops and restaurants Groveland has to offer, including a grocery store, the YARTS bus stop, and the Iron Door Saloon, the oldest pub in California!

We do not provide the kitchen items. (Pots, pans, dishes, cups, spoons, knives, folks etc...)
but you can use the refrigerator, microwave and stove. (If you take your own kitchen stuffs, you can cook at the common kitchen)

Please note:
This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the whole reserved night of your stay.
- Check In: 3.00 - 10.00 pm (In the event you need to arrive after 10 PM, please let us know. There will be a late check-in fee $15).
- You would not be checking in after midnight.
- Method of Payment upon the arrival: Cash Only
* Cards are only accepted when booking on the website to confirm the booking and are not a valid method of payment for our hostel outside of the booking confirmation process.
- Breakfast is not included.
- Taxes is not included.
- Guests under the age of 18 are only allowed to check in with a parent or official guardian and must stay at Private room.
- Guests may only stay up to 7 days in a calendar year. Reservations do not have to be for consecutive dates.
- Guests booking from Groveland, Sonora , Jamestown, Coulterville and Tuolumne county residents are not permitted at this property.

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the whole reserved night of your stay. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    12 Oct 2021
    Great just needs some TLC but 8 bed dorm I stayed in was very nice!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    07 Aug 2021
    The staff is AWESOME!! We accidentally arrived after check-in hours, but were still greeted with a smile and shown our room. The atmosphere was quiet and peaceful as we slept in a "Little House on the Prairie". The hostel itself is still about and 1.5 hours away from the Yosemite Valley, but the price and cleanliness made it all worth it.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Jun 2021
    We checked-in past 10PM but the owner was very kind and waited for us. The facility was old but clean and well-maintained.
    Philippines, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 9.1


    25 Jun 2021
    The gentleman that showed us to our room was very professional. The house and room were very clean and in a great location along the way to Yosemite National Park. One thing I like about the hostel (I've stayed there once before) is that you can walk to restaurants - historical ones even. A bonus about the room is that there was an air conditioner in there and it was a very hot night so that was a real treat. The only down-side I can think of is that there was only one shower in the building...
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    06 Jul 2021
    I had a great stay here when I went to Yosemite. I checked in past 10 and the guy was super nice about it. Also the rooms where really nice and clean and it has a great shower for after hiking. The kitchen has appliances which I used and was overall a really peaceful experience
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    20 Sep 2021
    It is not a hostel but a little department with different rooms and shared bathroom and kitchen. Everything ok. Excellent location. Mind that they only want to receive cash. I had to insist to pay with credit card, and i couldn't get a receipt.
    Argentina, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    21 Jun 2021
    The location is great. However, I have 2 main complaints. First, the window air conditioner positioned right next to the headboard. This meant the fan adjusting itself constantly throughout the night, I didn't sleep well. Second, over a 4-night stay I only took ONE shower. The water was either freezing or scalding. The only time I DID get a decent shower is when the staff came & physically set the temperature. This was due to a broken faucet which the staff was aware of and did nothing about.
    USA, All Female Group, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    12 Aug 2021
    The hostel was very nice. It was quite. I was the only person in the dorm. It was great! The challenge I had was only one toilet for about 8 people (though this presented only a tiny bit of a problem since there were only 2 others in the cabin. The freezer was very small in width and did not accomodate much. Also, there were zero dishes, utinsels, and cooking dishes. This was un acceptable. Covid19 is not an excuse. Also, you had to hike a small bit to get to and from the parking area.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 6.3


    10 Jul 2021
    This hostel offers the bare minimum at a decent price. If you’re on a very tight budget I’d recommend it, but don’t expect any thrills. This place needs a renovation. Sider webs, dust, and grime are present in the bedrooms, bathroom, and kitchen area. Additionally, the bed was uncomfortable. As much as I’d like to leave this place a higher score, next time I’ll save up and dish out the big bucks for a more comfortable place to sleep.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 2.0


    22 Jun 2021
    They have a kitchen with nothing with to cook with and they charge $5 for towels. Place isn't very clean and really outdated. There was only cold water the first night, and then only hot water the second night. And this place is too far from Yosemite to really be called a Yosemite hostel (it's 1.5 hours to get to the valley). I would highly recommend avoiding this place.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Towels Not Included
  • Express check-in / out
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wi-Fi