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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.
  • Perfect 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.

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 9.4

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Mar 2021
    We came a little after 10pm, but we called the hostel to let them know, and the man was very nice and understanding. Our room was very clean, and the bathroom and kitchen was very clean as well. The bedroom had a space heater which was nice. The main door had a lock, as well as our room, so everything was very safe. I would definitely stay again! Thank you so much, it added a nice memory to our Yosemite trip! :-)
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Mar 2021
    Stayed here for a night before heading up to Yosemite and it was great! Friendly staff & clean amenities
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Oct 2020
    The staff was super friendly! It was clean, quiet and perfect for our 1 night stay. Highly recommend as a cost effective alternative to a hotel. I would definitely stay again if I was in the area!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 Apr 2021
    I love this hostel, the staff is so welcoming, kind, and courteous. I met incredible people during my hostel experience and the drive from Yosemite Valley was about less than an hour. Surely it was worth it and I loved how I felt at home in the hostel.
    Vietnam, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 Apr 2021
    Beds were super comfortable! Wish I would have been able to pay in full online. The towel situation was a bit inconvenient, especially for $85 a night. I get for a cheap hostel, but no hand towel in the bathroom or paper towels for the kitchen, only one dish towel. The cooking area with nothing to cook with also doesn't make much sense even with covid. Expecting people to wash before or after seems reasonable if you're ok with booking shared spaces.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    18 Mar 2020
    I was on a roadtrip recently, and used Yosemite International Hostel as a rest-point between Joshua Tree and Yosemite National Parks. The attendant was overly kind and willing to wait up for my very late arrival time. He was sweet, generous, and positive, even though he waited in the snow all alone for me until 1 am. God bless him and his patience and great attitude! The rooms were sweet and bright: they are set up in multiple buildings on one property. I stayed in the 'Red House'. Great stop!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    02 Nov 2019
    I stayed with my friend in a 4 people room, it was clean and comfortable, the shared bathroom and kitchen were also clean and organized. The hostel is in a good location, next to stores, bars, restaurants and grocery store and it’s close to the Yosemite’s entrance. The staff were friendly.
    Brazil, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 6.6


    10 Oct 2019
    The town is cute and the hostel has what you need, however it could use some work. Staff was friendly and there was plenty of kitchen space for cooking, however the place really needs a deep clean. Most of the people here are going into the park so it’s no surprise you get some dirt coming in, however it seems it has collected for awhile, This place is certainly not glamorous but if you just need a place to crash after a long day of hiking it’s probably fine.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    26 Oct 2020
    Woke up in 45F room with no heat.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 4.0


    12 Sep 2019
    No security at all. The doors did not self lock, we came back from dinner and entered our dorm without using any keys. No lockers onsite to secure our belongings or valuables. Only one bathroom for three dorms in the building. Very expensive for what it was, the location in proximity to the national park was not enough justification for the price. Payment was by cash only which is a little bit suspicious nowadays. No access to facilities before check in/ after check out.
    England, Male, 18-24
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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