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 “We hope that all who pass through Lost River Hostel will be inspired to improve themselves and the world around them.” We accomplish this by providing a distraction-free, reflective space that is welcoming of people from all backgrounds and beliefs. We also host workshops and events related to music, writing, yoga, organic gardening, cooking, and environmental sustainability.
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
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6 ratings · 5 reviews
June 3, 2022
The Firefly Factory
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.
June 1, 2022
Esther's Secret Hideout
Fun in the sun
I went camping with my 4yr old, 1yr old, boyfriend and father in law. We had a ton of fun. The kids loved the frog pond, enjoyed the chickens. Loved the musical instruments that they had and all of the trails. The showers were to die for. Absolutely the coolest experience I've ever had. We 100% plan on returning again. Had a great time roughing it in the woods. All of the staff was great. Kim was awesome. Super friendly. Very informative. Had alot of fun
May 31, 2022
Bird's Nest (Lost River Hostel)
Bird’s Nest Joy
The Bird’s Neat was awesomely located in the woods overlooking the main path and shower house. The bed was big and comfy. The windows were the best part. Just up a rock stairway from the treehouse is an amazing lagoon we spent much of our time at.
Staff was incredible, welcoming, helpful. Kim was outstanding as a host.
April 11, 2022
Bird's Nest (Lost River Hostel)
Ramshackle in the best possible way - laid back, woodsy and farm like.
Roaming chickens, muddy frog pond, outhouses, outdoor bath, there is one guest indoor bathroom on the property.
If you have never been to a hostel before its a community environment helping out encouraged.
Great art room it was well stocked lots to use. Awesome bongo drums and fire circle. Walking is a big part of being on the property, roaming deer, squirrels, saw an eagle flying over.
October 2, 2021
Gem of a spot in southern Indiana
Wonderful little retreat hidden in the hillside. It feels like stepping into a community, with communal dinner and the general vibe. We had little kids with us and they enjoyed it too, with the lagoon swimming and outdoor showers.