The Hungry Hippie Hostel is a cozy hostel built from a barn with private rooms and semiprivate lofts. They also have permanent tents to rent or you can bring your own. Close to Grand Mariais and many hiking, kayaking or boating opportunities. A spacious modern bathhouse is very clean and the water is hot. It's a great place to meet travelers from far away or to find some solitude if you prefer. Our family loved it.
We were a group of seven hikers on our way to Grand Portage. I was so happy to find this spot for our overnight stay. It was a perfect place offering private rooms and a small bunk room. The main hostel is a converted barn so the private rooms are 'in stalls' with sliding doors - so cool. There is a small kitchen with supplies for coffee -- we were able to heat up some dinner and make breakfast without a problem. The owner was super friendly and accommodating. The other guests were very friendly and we were able to sit around a campfire and chat. Definitely recommend
I cannot say a negative thing about this place. The hostel had everything we needed and the private rooms were clean and comfortable. Having the ability to sit around a fire pit at night was a great way to end the evening. The hosts were very nice and the check in and check out were quick, easy, and painless. The location and price were awesome. There are so many places to go this hostel makes a fantastic basecamp to go explore. I wish I had booked a second night. Next trip I will seriously consider staying two or more nights here to explore Grand Marais up to Grand Portage. Compared to the rundown and overpriced motels in Grand Marais this is an incredible bargain and a fun little adventure in itself. Two thumbs up from me!
A friend from the west coast wanted to see Lake Superior and experience the North Shore. My first instinct was to book a hotel or condo in town or Lutsen. Then I looked a little deeper and found the Hungry Hippie Hostel and saw the rates were so much more reasonable than other lodging. I was a little nervous about the "hostel" aspect since my experience with youth hostels in the 80s and 90s was ... grimy and a little sketchy. However, this place already had great reviews and I was able to secure a private room for us so I took the risk. We were delighted at first sight! What a clean, orderly, friendly place. It is a hostel in that the bathrooms and kitchen area are shared spaces. And, there's a bunk area (for $25/night!!!) above the private rooms, which I would recommend to my young adult kids any day. The un-hostel aspect is that the beds are made with high quality linens; the towels & soaps & lotions are provided; the proprietor greeted us and reassured us that those items were for us to use. The setting is physically gorgeous - a quiet farm with a beautiful view of Lake Superior. Very highly recommended!!!!…
This place is a wonderful gem, giving guests the gift of a room, tent or bunk depending upon your need! Also, the joy of fellowship/community which encourages communication and sharing!! Jeremy and Charlie(the dog) were perfect hosts!( wife and daughters also)! Do NOT pass this place by