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Lost River Hostel

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Overview of Lost River Hostel

Lost River Hostel

2 out of 5

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • 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 LocationBig Splash Adventure5 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. Paoli Peaks Ski Resort and French Lick Winery are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Big Splash Adventure and Indoor Karting Track. 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
  • Big Splash Adventure - 5 min drive
  • Indiana Railway Museum - 6 min drive
  • French Lick Casino - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Louisville International Airport (SDF) - 89 min drive


  • Miquel's — 5 min drive
  • Rowboat Cafe — 5 min drive
  • Papa John's Pizza — 5 min drive
  • China Garden — 5 min drive
  • Chicago's Pizza — 5 min drive

About this property

Lost River Hostel

Hostel in West Baden Springs with free parking
This hostel features free self parking and free WiFi in public areas. All 7 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus stovetops and rainfall showerheads.
Lost River Hostel offers 7 accommodations with shared/communal kitchens. Full-sized refrigerators/freezers and microwaves are provided. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads. Housekeeping is provided daily.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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
  • Microwave


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Firepit


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

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

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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
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
The host will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Host will greet you


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

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • 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

We should mention

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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 19 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 19 reviews
4 - Good 11%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 19 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 19 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 19 reviews
1 - Terrible 26%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities
Good: I liked the effort to be especially eco-friendly. The folks there grow a lot of their own food and do a lot of communal meals. The staff were super nice and even helped me pack my luggage down the trail to the cabin. There were cool activities like an art room and a little library on site. Not great: I'm a heavy-set person (220 lbs) and I don't see so well at night. My room (gorgeous as it was) was on the second floor, which wouldn't have been a problem except I had to climb jagged stones up a steep hill to get there and cross a the wooden bridge that seemed to sag a bit under my weight. The outhouse was down the hill. I usually don't mind an outhouse, but this one had two high steps to the seat inside the outhouse itself. I could barely reach the top to sit. I traveled alone, so I was disappointed to see that the only security measure for my room was an eye-hook, which I could only latch from the inside.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Life-changing Experience
I can't say enough about how amazing this week was for me. The vibe of this place and the amazing staff and fellow guests were very fulfilling. I needed to unplug and shake things up from my usual roadside hotel stay when working out of town and this was exactly what I got. Somewhere between a camping experience and a crashing at your buddies house experience. Dinner starts with a gratitude circle and ends with a great hangout. Lost river is essentially a phone free dinner party every night with a rotating cast. This place draws in like minded folk and you will come a visitor but leave a friend. I definitely WILL be back!
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
My new favorite place
Amazing and much needed break from reality. Serene and relaxing environment with wonderful staff.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
It was terrible not what there web site said it was going to be very dirty no bathrooms or showers
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2020