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Lost River Hostel

· West Baden Springs, Indiana
31 acres hosted by Lost River H.
6 lodging sites
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Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
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The Lost River Hostel is a nonprofit arts and cultural center located on a 29+ acre hillside in West Baden Springs, Indiana overlooking a section of the Lost River valley. Lost River Hostel strives to build and maintain an extraordinary space fueled by a constant cycle of generosity and creativity. We hope everyone who stays here will go back into the world refreshed and rejuvenated – wanting to be better people and do great things. Everything we do here is driven by our mission statement: "To provide a sandbox for exploration of goals and growth through nature and human connection." We accomplish this by providing a distraction-free, reflective space that is welcoming of people from all backgrounds and beliefs. A communal dinner with gratitude circle is included in every stay. We also host workshops and events related to music, writing, yoga, organic gardening, cooking, and environmental sustainability.
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West Baden Springs, Indiana, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Lost River H.Joined in July 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 5 hours
15 Ratings · 10 reviews
Robrt J.
August 13, 2023
Full Size Nest #2
HipCamp overbooked lost river hostel and was not able to stay so I don’t know what it’s like to stay there, but it look cool having troubles getting a refund though on my money
Emily T.recommends
June 30, 2023
Full Size Nest
I loved the weekend I spent at Lost River. The nest was delightful and it was really convenient to be able to use the refrigerator and kitchen. While I spent most of the daytime on my own, it was really lovely to be able to share some community time with staff and other guests in the evenings, when I chose to. Already planning another trip soon.
Lindsay G.recommends
June 25, 2023
Full Size Nest
Oasis of peace and community in IN
Lost River Hostel is a hostel with a mission, that the people who stay there are inspired to improve themselves and the world around them. The “nests” are well built and very cosy, and I was given a welcome tour of the property immediately when I arrived. As an introverted people person, I appreciated the communal dinner and gratitude circle to connect with the other residents, but there was plenty of space for my own alone time and relaxation. Lost River Hostel feels like a retreat that is close to home. Highly recommend!
Chenoa A.recommends
June 23, 2023
Full Size Nest #2
Peaceful, unique, beautiful!
I stayed in one of the king nests and I am in love. So cozy and such a unique experience! The outdoor showers are amazing, trails around the property are beautiful, and the company is fun. Dinner was an added bonus. Definitely worth more than $50 / night!
James P.recommends
May 30, 2023
Lost River Hostel Nest (w/dinner)
Quiet unique amd WORTH every penny
Unique, one of a kind, and definitely an end destination. Its 11 hrs drive for me but i still hope to be back …
Lauren P.recommends
June 3, 2022
Lost River Hostel Nest (w/dinner)
Camping For The Soul
This was genuinely an awesome overall experience. I chose this place for my girlfriend and I in hopes it would be something we both needed away from the every day stresses of life. It not only met my expectations but exceeded them. Every one of the staff members brought something unique to the table that made the experience that much more special. From the moment we got there, we felt welcomed and like we fit right in. The gratitude circle and communal dinner were wonderful to partake in. The outside shower house was so relaxing. When we woke up in the morning we took a 15 minute meditative walk to the labyrinth before cooling off with a dip in the lagoon and even took the kayaks out for a minute. It was wonderful.
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