Groups Love HI Malabar Farm Hostel
This cozy youth hostel, with a B&B atmosphere, is located on a working farm in Malabar Farm State Park in rural Ohio. Explore all that this state park has to offer with your group – including rolling hills and valleys – by foot or bicycle; or cross-country skis and snowshoes in the winter time! The hostel is open from March - October for all travelers but year-round for groups by prior reservation only.
Here’s what your group can expect at HI Malabar Farm Hostel:
21 total beds
Girl Scout “Ready” Facility
National, state, or city park land
Free pre-trip site visit available
From $25 per person in dorms (Based on season, room type, day of week, and exclusive dorm use)
3. Breakfast and Other Meals
Advance notice required
General guest kitchen
Off-site group dining coordination
4. Dorm Room Configuration – all hostels have dormitory-style rooms with bunk bed accommodations, designed to keep costs low and encourage interaction of guests from different cultures and backgrounds.
4 - 6 beds per dorm
Shared bathrooms separated by gender
Bed linens and towels provided
5. Exclusive Dorm Use
Available by request
Guaranteed for group participants under 18 years of age
6. Private Rooms for Chaperones and Bus Drivers
Private group leader rooms (No private bath)
8. Meeting Space
Off-site meeting space available
Community outreach and volunteer opportunities
50% deposit and signed contract required to secure reservation
Full payment due 30 days prior to stay
Hostelling International is a non-profit membership organization promoting international understanding and peace though hostelling since 1909. To maintain our ability to offer low-budget accommodations we charge additional fees to non-members.
However, a complimentary Group Membership is available to groups traveling with 10 or more people. A group membership entitles everyone in the group to member rates at all HI-USA hostels, as well as over 4,000 hostels worldwide. (Only the group leader can apply for this complimentary group membership.)
Click here to order your complimentary Group Membership today!
HI Malabar Farm Hostel Manager - for general and group inquiries for stays at HI Malabar Farm
HI-USA National Sales Manager - for group inquiries at any HI-USA hostel
For general information and FAQs about group stays with HI-USA please visit our main group page.
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> Total Beds 21
> March - October (Closed Nov - Feb) ** Open year-round for groups by prior reservation only, minimum stay requirements apply.
> Thursday: 5-10pm
> Friday: 7-10am & 5-10pm
> Saturday: 7-10am & 5-10pm
> Sunday: 7-10am