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Overview of Lost River Hostel

Lost River Hostel

2.0 star property

3.7/5 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
  • Housekeeping
2393 N County Rd 960 W, West Baden Springs, IN, 47469

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationIndoor Karting Track5 min drive
  • Popular LocationFrench Lick Winery5 min drive
  • Popular LocationFrench Lick Casino6 min drive
  • AirportFrench Lick, IN (FRH-French Lick Municipal)18 min drive

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About this area

West Baden Springs

Located in West Baden Springs, Lost River Hostel is in a rural area and near theme parks. French Lick Winery and Paoli Peaks Ski Resort are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Indoor Karting Track and Indiana Railway Museum. Relax and indulge in the area's winery tours, or seek out an adventure with ziplining and cave exploring nearby.

What's nearby

  • Indoor Karting Track - 5 min drive
  • French Lick Winery - 5 min drive
  • Indiana Railway Museum - 6 min drive
  • French Lick Casino - 6 min drive
  • Big Splash Adventure - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Louisville Intl. Airport (SDF) - 89 min drive


  • Rowboat Cafe - 5 min drive
  • Papa John's Pizza - 5 min drive
  • Chicago's Pizza - 5 min drive
  • Shotz - 5 min drive
  • Dairy Queen - 5 min drive

About this property

Lost River Hostel

Hostel in a rural location
Consider a stay at Lost River Hostel and take advantage of a terrace, a firepit, and a garden. Free WiFi in public areas is available to all guests, along with a library and a business center.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Free self parking
Room features
All guestrooms at Lost River Hostel offer comforts such as air conditioning.
Other amenities include:
  • Communal kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, ovens, and stovetops
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils and daily housekeeping



Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails

Family friendly

  • Full-sized refrigerator


  • Library

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Business services

  • Business center


  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop

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64% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Late check-in fee: USD 20.00 for check-in between 10:00 PM and midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
The host will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Late check-in fee: USD 20.00 for check-in between 10:00 PM and midnight

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Lost River Hostel West Baden Springs
Lost River Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Is Lost River Hostel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Lost River Hostel?

As of Sep 28, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lost River Hostel on Oct 5, 2022 start from $54.45, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Lost River Hostel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Lost River Hostel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Late check-in is available from 10:00 PM– midnight for a fee of USD 20.00.

What time is check-out at Lost River Hostel?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Lost River Hostel located?

Situated in a rural location, this hostel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Indoor Karting Track and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from French Lick Winery. Indiana Railway Museum and Big Splash Adventure are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Lost River Hostel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Lost River Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Lost River Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 22 out of 42 reviews
5 - Excellent 52%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 42 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 42 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 42 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 9 out of 42 reviews
1 - Terrible 21%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
We stayed in the birds nest it had a great view and was the perfect place if you just need a reset we will definitely be back!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

evan, Cincinnati
Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Very unique property. We wish there were more “indoor plumbing” bathrooms and fewer outhouses. We did not spend the night because we decided to drive home after our activity ended. Lost River Hostel would be a very good choice for more adventurous travelers
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved the place the minute we saw it. Very nice friendly people. The place is well taken care of. As close to camping without having to do all the work of setting up a tent. Pathways are nice,just everything is great. Good campfire company.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

MARK, Greenwood
Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Open wiring in room. No chair or table in room. Friendly accomodating staff. Room was clean and bed was comfortable
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

2/5 Poor

Verified traveler
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort
I think that the hostel would be a nice place to go in the summer or early fall. The have air conditioning but no heat. The space heater in the room they put us in didn’t work so I went out and bought a new one and we still froze all weekend. They also have a lot of issues with the plumbing. Be ready to leave your stuff in your car because the doors don’t lock.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great place
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

2/5 Poor

Heather, Washington
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Definitely not what I thought. Bunch of hipsters run it. They made me & my bf feel uncomfortable. Even got sculded for having phone in quite room of the house upon arrival. Shower outside! Choice of tub on top or shower below. 2 diff.couples before me on morning of check out, so Got only COLD WATER for shower. They don't offer towels. No trash can in room, drafty, cob webs, huge doors that didn't shut all way. NOT PRIVATE. Can hear everyone else in the other rooms. Clothing optional in section of the woods too if u into that. DEFINITELY room for improvements.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with group, Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
IS NOT what is advertised literally a 6x6 room with bunk beds had an outhouse about 100 yards away and a Shower house about 30 yards away literally walked to the room just to turn around and leave
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021