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“Good. Could be better” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Whitney Portal Hostel

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238 South Main Street, Lone Pine, CA   |  
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“Good. Could be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

As far as hostels go this is average for the value. at $20 a bed it's a bit steep for a father and son climbing team at $40 (almost a motel 6 private room). Especially when having to share the bathroom with 8 others in the room. It's the only hostel in town so I guess the only competition are the tourist trap hotel rates..as always take slippers to stay off the bathroom floor/petri-dish..else beds seemed clean with a towel, sheet and comforter.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

A lot cheaper to stay here than any place else in Lone Pine. Not for everyone, as most of the rooms are "share",but you can still have a room to yourself. Some of the rooms have bunk beds. Property is fairly new, and owned by Doug, who also owns the Whitney Portal Store. Doug and his son built this by themselves, so it was done right! Sometimes they have shows on this area of the Sierra Nevada in the large lobby. Have a lot of books and stuff for sale too.
Worth dropping by to check out!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 238 South Main Street, Lone Pine, CA
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Lone Pine
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Ranked #3 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Lone Pine
Number of rooms: 15

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