Big Bear Lake Adventure Hostel

About Big Bear Lake Adventure Hostel
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PO BOX 1951
Big Bear Lake, United States CA 92315
Our cozy hostel in the Village of Big Bear Lake has spectacular views of the lake and surrounding National Forest. Big Bear Lake at 2000m elevation is directly between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Escape the summer heat in our sky high mountain paradise as you travel from the beach to the desert!

We are closest hostel to Joshua Tree National Park!
1.5 hour drive
(see our Joshua Tree info at )

The hostel is within 5 minutes of Southern California's 2 best ski/snowboard resorts: (open NOV-APRIL)
1 mile from Snow Summit / Bear Mountain

Big Bear Lake, California is a mountain paradise 60 miles east of Los Angeles (2 hours drive) in the San Bernardino National Forest.
The hostel is centrally located downtown with a beautiful view of the lake across the street. The bus stops at the corner and you can walk to shops, pubs, movie theaters, visitor center, fast food, restaurants, tourist shops, arcade, the lake, kayak rentals, bike rentals, fishing, snowplay/slide hill, lakeside parks, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, pool hall, jet ski rentals, boat tours and more!

Chill out at our easy-going hostel after a day of play in the mountains and enjoy our huge party deck w/BBQ overlooking the lake, or take in some sun in our grassy backyard garden. We have free WIFI, coin laundry, no curfew, free linens, 2 kitchens, free parking and lots of good times. Come play with us!

(Limited Check-in hours during off season)

Bicycle Hire
Guest Kitchen
Internet Access
Linen Included
Security Lockers
Telephone/Fax Facilities
Payment Accepted:
Getting there:
Take the Greyhound bus, AMTRAK, or Metrolink to San Bernardino, Ca.
The mountain area bus "MARTA bus" ( picks up at the Greyhound, AMTRAK, and Metrolink stations daily (check schedule online or call MARTA (909) 878-5200) and with 1 transfer in Big Bear at the "Rite Aid" station to the "westbound" MARTA line toward the village, you can get off at the "Veteran's Park" bus stop which is across the street from the hostel.

In the summer the Backpacker Bus and Cali Experience tours bring you from southern California hostels directly to Big Bear Hostel!

Driving Directions:

From Los Angeles, take highway 10 East to
Highway 210 (30 on older maps) to
Highway 330 North to
Highway 18 East to Big Bear Lake.
Highway 18 turns into Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Blvd. intersects Knickerbocker Road
The hostel is at 527 Knickerbocker Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Driving times to Big Bear Lake:
- Los Angeles (beaches): 2 hours
- San Diego, CA: under 3 hours
- Palm Springs, CA: under 2 hours
- Joshua Tree National Park: 1.5 hours (highway 247)
- Las Vegas, NV: 3.5 hours (highway 15 to 247 to 18)
- San Bernardino, CA: 1 hour
- Barstow, CA: 1 hour (highway 247 to 18)
- Victorville, CA: 1 hour (highway 18)

The hostel is located at the corner of Big Bear Blvd. and Knickerbocker Rd. behind Getboards Ride Shop
(Bus stops on Big Bear Blvd. at Veteran's Park or Sandy's Sports Bar)

Metrolink Schedule 1 (909) 808-5465 (From LA)
OmniTrans 1 (800) 966-6428 (From LA)
Greyhound 1 (800) 231-2222 (From Anywhere)

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1 Reviews of Big Bear Lake Adventure Hostel  
First To Review: Marci S.
5.0 star rating
Feb 28, 2009
Beautiful, scenic, peaceful, entertaining.
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