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Jackass Hostel

· North Fork, Madera, California
1 acre hosted by Heather & Kim L.
1 tent site
Heather & Kim is a Star Host
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Near Yosemite National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the South Entrance.
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home in nature — including real toilets, showers, and kitchen.
Located 23 miles (45 min drive) to the southern entrance of Yosemite, minutes from Bass Lake and a short walk to the sleepy town of North Fork where you'll find food, coffee and grocery stores, Jackass Hostel offers comfortable backyard style camping on .3 acres with a communal fire pit and views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Bring your tent and throw down in our backyard. This is a great location if you are looking for a rest between adventures where you can shower, use a kitchen and rest. Please note that this is backyard style camping. If you are looking for a remote campground in the woods, this isn’t it. Outdoor adventurists, backpackers and campers welcome! This is an adult only location please ages 18 and up only. This location is not suitable for children.Pitch your tent outside the Jackass Hostel located 23 miles (37 km) from Yosemite National Park and just minutes from Bass Lake. Conveniently located by downtown North Fork, (the exact geographic center of California), a short walk will take you to coffee shops, the Gnarly Carrot local food market, the Buckhorn Bar with music and pool tables, food options and cute shops. Outdoor enthusiasts can look forward to a wide variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, kayaking, climbing, mountain biking and more, all just a short drive away. Enjoy the use of the hostel shared kitchen, bathrooms and showers, smoker/bbq as well as a seasonal veggie garden. Please note that there will likely be guests staying in the hostel. You will be sharing the social areas with these guests. We host a social, inclusive and communal environment with our guests and locals inside and out. If you would like hanging with travelers from around the world, this is the place for you.
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North Fork, Madera, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Nyyhmy (Western Mono/Monache) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Heather & Kim L.Joined in May 2022
15 ratings · 12 reviews
Mostafa A.recommends
October 23, 2023
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I had a very nice stay with Heather and Kim, 10/10 would recommend and come back again. Very clean and comfortable facilities and lots of amenities.
Anne C.recommends
September 7, 2023
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We really enjoyed our time here. Great location, easy to find, and plenty of space!
Bri C.recommends
September 6, 2023
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Great stay
We loved camping at Jackass Hostel! Super clean and easy. The hosts were in great communication with us too. Would definitely stay here again
Alejandra L.recommends
July 1, 2023
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My husband and I enjoyed the relaxed feel of the hostel and the land. After camping in the woods for the previous few days, it was wonderful to have such a clean and accessible kitchen and bathroom. We especially liked reading through the guide books that were provided, and being greeted by the friendly neighbor cat. The instructions were all helpful and clear on using the house and land. We had a great stay!
Christy S.recommends
June 26, 2023
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Tent camping
Tent camping at the Jackass was great! I never met the hosts directly but their instructions and signage at the property was plenty enough! Flat ground perfect for the tent. I even had a little bit of Wi-Fi at the tent site so that was nice. Cabin was fully stocked and clean! Was great to be able to use a real bathroom!!
Miguel A.recommends
May 21, 2023
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Felt very safe through out my stay. Host checked in on us to Ensure everything was fantastic. Place was clean and welcoming, would definitely recommend and come back in the future if I’m in the area.
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