Hipcamp host James B.,
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Camp at our hostels private hillside campsites with views to lake.  Campsites include space to layout your tent, bathroom access, hot showers and kitchen!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Walk to listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send James a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to ⛰Mountain Top Camp with Lake View🏕


1 Person Kayak

1 Person Kayak available. Must have your own car or truck to transport.

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2 Person Canoe available. Must have your own car or truck to transport.

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at ⛰Mountain Top Camp with Lake View🏕 in California.


The vibe at ⛰Mountain Top Camp with Lake View🏕

Places to see near ITH Big Bear Mountain Hostel

4 Reviews

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Hipcamper Amy

Easy campsite with a nice view

Amy Z.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2020

Overall a fun and easy camping experience! Our site had a nice partial view of Big Bear Lake and was surrounded by Indian paintbrush flowers, manzanita bushes, and oak and pine trees. There was partial shade during the day. The site was level and easy to set up camp in. Getting there did require walking about 500 feet up a steep path. The site was a little less private than expected, with a house right behind us and noises from the main road, but nothing unmanageable. The location near the main road makes it easy to get to town, hiking trails, beaches, etc. Also there is another tiny campsite immediately next to this one. Both campsites together would be ok for a group of 4, but are a bit too cramped for 2 groups of 2.

We had access to the hostel bathrooms, kitchen, and outdoor patio. Like other hostels the kitchen equipment is a random mix of secondhand items, but for the most part they functioned. The host was helpful and friendly. Since it is a hostel it was a little challenging to social distance inside compared to other campsites. Still, it is a luxury to be able to take a hot shower and have wifi while camping. They provide toast, cereal, fruit, etc. for breakfast. There is also an adorable Bernese mountain dog named Yogi. I would consider staying here again during my next camping trip to Big Bear.

View from the siteIndian paintbrush around the campsite
Hipcamper Marianne

A hidden treasure

Marianne J.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2020

This place was perfect! Loved the vibe with the music and energy of everyone there. I didn’t realize breakfast was included so that was a nice surprise. The staff were extremely welcoming and attentive to our needs. I am looking forward to going back very soon..

Hipcamper James

Great stay

James P.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2020

Great little camp spot to set up your tent. Host was extremely nice and welcoming!

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on September 8th, 2020

Great guest highly recommended! thank you for coming!

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Hipcamper Jenna
Jenna V.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2020

This stay was awesome! We only stayed one night, but will definitely come back for a longer trip.

The staff was so welcoming and informative (This was our first time camping, so it was so nice to have that campsite introduction)

The hostel was so comfortable. Awesome deck with chairs and hammocks with a view of Big Bear Lake. The shared spaces in general are great. lots of space and things to do (games, pool table, instruments, books, local attraction info)

Really loved it

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on October 28th, 2020

Thank you to stay with us. we wish to see you again.

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ITH Big Bear Mountain Hostel
United States
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