Several beautiful busses to choose from. Each with their one unique off-the-grid experience.
Pets are allowed - please let me know ahead of time so that I can make sure you book the correct bus (not all buses allow pets).
Groups are more than welcome ! Ask me directly about booking additional buses.
- Check in: After 6AM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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We had such a fun time at the Bus House Hostel! It was within 15 minutes of Taos and some nearby hot springs that we wanted to check out. The buses were very easy to find even in the dark - Rachel gave us great directions! The accommodations are very rustic so be sure to bring all the essentials you'll need with you. That includes firewood, food, stove, sleeping bags, water, etc. There is an outhouse on the property which was awesome! We slept 4 people and a dog in the "pink" bus and two of us needed to use sleeping pads so don't leave those behind either if you have a bigger group. You have a great view of the mountains from the buses so we enjoyed walking around the property at sunset, soaking it all in. We cooked breakfast in the "courtyard" in the morning while the sun came up - it was wonderful!
I would not recommend this listing. We knew it would be a DIY experience, but out of the two busses we rented, one had a very dirty futon to sleep on while the other smelled like urine and was in an unacceptable condition. When we arrived after dark, there were no lights or numbers on any of the busses, so we had to try and guess which busses to stay in by process of elimination (some had people sleeping inside, while others were completely trashed and unusable). Later when the host arrived, she used a homophobic slur against my boyfriend for urinating in the bushes. In retrospect, we should have asked if/where an outhouse was, but what she said was completely unacceptable. My friend slept in our car since her bus smelled so bad, and she didn't feel safe sleeping alone. The next morning we left as fast as could. We didn’t use our second night of the booking, which we had to pay for since there is a two-night policy.
We had a great time here! My girlfriend and I stayed two nights during the spring so firewood for the stoves was a must but it kept us warm through the night. Very rustic but warm meals from the fire made it really fun and enjoyable. It also worked as a location close to skiing at Taos.
Rough at first, but very friendly!
The site was not what Hipcamp made it out to be, there were not “sites” as much as one grouping of busses. Rachel seemed unprepared for our arrival that we had reserved 5 days in advance, and it felt pretty unprofessional and unsteady, she had us knock and see if anyone was in the bus we had reserved. She was apologetic and willing to work with us after communicating our concerns. BE SURE TO CALL HER AHEAD OF TIME even if you’ve made a reservation! Otherwise everyone was extremely friendly and hospitable and the campsite was a great little Campsite. We had a great time!
I wouldn’t recommend staying here. The buses weren’t finished, most were basically junk. There was trash all over the place. Not a great stay and definitely not worth your money. We ended up leaving one night early.