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Whitney Portal Hostel

238 South Main Street, Lone Pine, CA
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#4 of 7 Speciality lodging in Lone Pine
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Golf course
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Lisa J wrote a review Aug. 2020
Bonita, California243 contributions110 helpful votes
Kind of a cross between a motel and hostel. We had a private room and bath. AC worked great (but noisy) which is important in July in Lone Pine. Staff was very nice. No housekeeping services or amenities (shampoo, etc.). I think my husband thought it was more of a motel but it’s truly a hostel with a few private rooms. It was very convenient to many things. Although it was fine for our needs in this trip, I’ll likely select another motel next time. Very little availability this time of year.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
natalie75 wrote a review Oct. 2019
Hamilton, New Zealand55 contributions79 helpful votes
Very basic accommodation but very clean, safe, and cosy. And in a great location. Room had everything we needed and really comfy beds, nice decor, and was warm. Great view from the balcony of the mountains, and right in the middle of town, with plenty of parking nearby, and restaurants. Pleasantly surprised, and would stay again if in Lone Pine.
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Date of stay: September 2019
2 Helpful votes
Delaney D wrote a review Jul. 2019
Los Angeles3 contributions
Had a rough experience arriving around 10:30 pm, door to room locked, no staff on-site, finally got inside and my assigned bed was taken. Overall clean hostel in good location right in downtown Lone Pine.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
James L wrote a review Jun. 2019
6 contributions
Centrally Located and clean, this hostel was a fantastic choice for budget travelers. I really enjoyed staying here. But staying in 8 beds male dorm did have a drawback. One guest was a very noisy sleeper and it was a challenging night to get good sleep. Previous reviewer was unhappy and wrote 'dirty- do not stay' opinion. I think he happened to stay with a messy guest and the dorm may have been unsatisfactory condition until the staff cleaned it up. In my case, the dorm was in very clean condition and I was totally happy about the room and the bathroom. But once again, I could not avoid the guest with the rough sleeping problem. It is a downside to bargain traveling....
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Rooms 1-4 have great mountain views.
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lapcjl wrote a review Jul. 2018
Barnoldswick, United Kingdom21 contributions19 helpful votes
When we first arrived here I was pleasantly surprised by how nice and quiet it seemed. The room was of a decent size and there was a coffee machine, fridge and air con. Then as I began to unpack and get ready for bed I started to notice how dirty the place actually was. There were dirty ring marks from mugs/glasses on the bedside table, hairs all over the place (including on the pillows) and either a headband or a pair of underpants (not sure which as didn't want to investigate) had been left behind the bathroom door. This place had quite obviously not been cleaned at all. Not even the bed linens had been changed! There were black marks, hairs and other such evidence on the sheets and they didn't feel clean at all. So after knowing this I didn't sleep well at all, obviously. Never again. OH also the wifi hardly worked.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
US$92 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whitney Portal Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Whitney Portal Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Museum of Western Film History (0.4 km), Inyo National Forest (0.3 km), and Lone Pine Rock & Gift (0.05 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Whitney Portal Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a golf course.
Is parking available at Whitney Portal Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whitney Portal Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alabama Hills Cafe and Bakery, Season's Restaurant, and Margie's Merry Go-Round.
Is Whitney Portal Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.02 km away from the centre of Lone Pine.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Whitney Portal Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Whitney Portal Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting California Historical Landmark 507 (1.8 km).