We stayed at housekeeping Camp for 3 nights in late September 2012.
Check-in was friendly & efficient but it was all down hill from there.
Our stay coincided with the Hantavirus problems & we had been assured that extra cleaning had been done to minimise the risk of Deer Mouse faeces & urine being present. It was apparent that the only work done to reduce the risk of Hantavirus was to put up warning signs.
Our "tent" was disgusting. There was a thick layer of dirt & grit on the floor & when i dropped a torch under the bed I discovered a detritus of old tissues, napkins & opened condom packets. The wooden shelves in the tent were broken because somebody had used them as a step to get into the top bunk (no ladder supplied) & had the sharp points of fasteners exposed. The walls were dirty & the canvas was dusty & mouldy.
The "tent" flaps were secured by two ties & did not secure the door properly. There was no way this "tent" was secure from Deer Mice, in fact, during the night my daughter had to shoo a racoon out of the room that was trying to get into her bed.
The picnic tables outside were dirty as well, not just dusty but in-ground dirt & it's obvious they hadn't been wiped over for a long time.
The toilet block was in poor condition & was superficially clean but needed a deep clean & renovation.
The shower block was dirty. My daughter claimed that her feet came out of the shower cubicle dirtier than when she went in. Also, the drainage was poor so you were standing in several inches of water while showering.
During our stay at Housekeeping Camp we did not see a single maintenance or cleaning person. The only signs of employment were the college kids that studiously sat behind the counters of the shower block & the equipment rental block doing as little as possible.
Housekeeping Camp has one thing going for it, the location in the Yosemite Valley. Apart from that I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
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