4 Star Star Star Star - You don't have to climb to #loveWhitneyHostel
So remiss on my part for not penning this review sooner. Whitney Portal Store & Hostel was the perfect overnight location on my short visit to Lone Pine. I arrived later than expected and found the lobby open and staff waiting to check me in. A long day in Bishop, I happily climbed the stairs to my second-story private room and queen bed. Clean, quiet, TV, microwave and in-room coffee maker. I was a happy camper; minus the camping, of course. I was in Lone Pine for the annual Owens Lake Bird Festival. The hostel was conveniently located just a few blocks from the festival headquarters. Up just after dawn, it made for an easy morning commute.
For those on a budget, the dorm-style rooms (male and female) are the best deal and all rooms have private baths. Views of Mt. Whitney come at no extra charge. The hostel is downtown Lone Pine and an easy walk to local stores and restaurants.
I didn't have a chance to really check out all the hostel has to offer as I was up and gone so early - I would likely have give then that fifth star had I been there longer. Thank you to owners Doug and Earlene Thompson!
Next time a longer visit and that extra star!
If my Subaru can't get me there,
that's a good reason not to go!