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NOTE:The content below is from the site's archived pages, as well as from other outside sources giving you a glimpse of what the Keene Valley Hostel offers.

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Reservations strongly preferred, but we will always accept walk-ins and/or last-minute explorers if we have the space!

Jake & Robin
1755 NYS Route 73
PO Box 541
Keene Valley, NY  12943

The Town of Keene, which is home to both the Hamlet of Keene and the village of Keene Valley, is an amazing mountain town that offers just about everything you need and some things better than you will find elsewhere.  With awesome places to eat, the best gear store, and  some nice views, Keene and Keene Valley really are great places. 


Our philosophy is to provide outdoor enthusiasts with a clean, friendly, and safe environment at a fair price. Whether you are here to hike, climb the rock or ice, paddle, ski, bike or run the Ironman circuit, the Keene Valley Hostel will provide you with an opportunity to meet some great people and enjoy your Adirondack experience.


2010 RATES

Bunk House
$25 per person
$15 per person
Showers For Non-Guests
$5 per person

Shuttle Services
From the Keene Valley Hostel to:
Garden parking area, $5
Adirondack Loj, $20
Newcomb, $40
Other destinations available.
Prior arrangements are strongly recommended for shuttle services


  • Comfortable Beds
  • Clean Linens included Towels Provided
  • Gear Room w/ Personal Cubbies
  • Full Kitchen w/ cooking and eating utensils
  • Two Full Bathrooms
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • CD Player with MP3 Player Hook Up
  • Phone available

Recommended Guiding Services

If you have ever had any interest in a more technical adventure beyond the great pleasures of hiking, we recommend you contact one of the listed guides for this amazing area.  Whether you want to try climbing for the first time and gain some basic knowledge or want to improve on your leading skills on rock or ice, or maybe the backcountry beckons you to come ski the slides, then these are the people that will make it happen.  All the guiding services listed are AMGA accredited guide services (ie they know there stuff).

Adirondack Rock & River
Contact Ed Palin @ 518.576.2041 or visit

Cloudsplitter Mountain Guides
Contact Jesse @ 518.576.9096 or visit

Alpine Endeavors
Contact Marty @ 877-GUNKS-NY or visit



**** YoukonCornelius wrote a review Oct 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania20 contributions1 helpful vote
Simple Accommodations / Superb Vibe
I’ve stayed at the Hostel with friends on multiple occasions, while exploring the ADKs during the winter months. It’s a cozy place, incredibly affordable, and interesting company is guaranteed. For $25 per night, you get a warm bed, gear storage, a hot shower, kitchen access, and friendly conversation with other outdoor adventurists. Location is perfect for backcountry access and even resort skiing at Whiteface. And with the coffee shop next door, along with the Noonmark diner across the street, you’re in a prime spot. Just remember to bring earplugs for a good nights sleep! (Snoring is a plenty amongst the tired and weary).
Date of stay: February 2017
Response from Jake R, Owner at Keene Valley Hostel
Responded Oct 8, 2017
Thanks so much! We appreciate your opinion and are glad you've enjoyed your times here! We look forward to seeing you on your next adventure! Be well, Jake and Jesse



***** Groucho wrote a review Apr 2016
Jersey City, New Jersey
Loved it!
The Town of Keene, home to both the Hamlet of Keene and the village of Keene Valley, is an absolute gem nestled amidst the mountains. With delightful dining spots, the premier gear store in the region, and vistas that are nothing short of breathtaking, Keene and Keene Valley have carved a niche for themselves as unparalleled destinations. During my recent stay, I had the pleasure of visiting the Keene Valley Hostel. Their philosophy to provide visitors with a clean, friendly, and safe environment at a reasonable price truly resonates with every aspect of their service. Whether you're in town to hike, scale the rocky terrains, paddle through the serene waters, or even run the Ironman circuit, this hostel ensures you have the most comfortable base to return to. While I was there, I met a fellow traveler who had just bought a beautiful set of cz rings from a local artisan. The gleam of those rings was much like the sparkle I saw in the eyes of every guest at the hostel - a testament to the joy and satisfaction of their stay. Those rings, in a way, symbolized the Keene Valley Hostel experience for me: authentic, radiant, and offering more value than what meets the eye. The hostel not only gives you a chance to mingle with incredible people from all walks of life but also ensures your Adirondack experience is truly memorable. Highly recommended!
Date of stay: March 2016



***** kocallahan wrote a review Apr 2016
Jersey City, New Jersey3 contributions
It's a hostel with no hassle
Brought there by a forest ranger after being stuck in the garden. Nice place, clean, comfy, convenient. CHEAP. But cool, relaxing chairs good reads and games. Highly recommend thi place. Fire pit, washer dryer fridge shower towels and all the comforts of home. If you go in peak times don't complain about crowds duuuh!
Date of stay: March 2016
Responded Apr 4, 2017
Thanks so much for your review and your stay with us!



** Hikepaddleski wrote a review Aug 2015
Ontario, Canada33 contributions24 helpful votes
Not Staffed Properly
As a hostel it was not fine. There was no toilet paper in the bathrooms and although one of the guests told the son of owner, NOTHING was done about it. Sheets are included but most were dirty and other guests had to do several loads of washing in order for there to be enough clean sheets....never saw the owner.......apparently this place is going down hill according to guests who have stayed many times.....they better get their act together ! It was NOT clean at all.
Date of stay: July 2015
Responded Apr 4, 2017
We deeply apologize for your experience at the Hostel! We pride ourselves in providing a clean, quaint, affordable place to stay. We were transitioning with management and employees and it is evident that we dropped the level of care during your stay. Since 2015, we have settled our management issues and gained dedicated employees. We hope that you consider us again. We offer your next visit free of charge! We have made several improvements to the Hostel and are positive you'll find them up to high-quality standards and more! Please join us! We won't disappoint you again!


**** Kaptrekker wrote a review Jan 2015
Ottawa, Canada75 contributions13 helpful votes
Very relaxed place to stay
We were a group of hikers staying overnight one November weekend. This hostel was comfy, casual and felt like a student residence. The owners were very relaxed which made you feel at home. Ear plug supply so you can sleep in the dorm Room on the second floor, if you forgot to bring some. Equipped kitchen. Inexpensive stay. Good location for accessing trail heads.
Date of stay: November 2014


**** KSP Buffalo NY
Very affordable housing
Review of Keene Valley Hostel
Reviewed August 18, 2014
This was my first hostel experience. I went for three nights with a group of my friends to the Adirondacks for a hiking weekend. There were enough of us to fill every bed inside, so we had the place to ourselves pretty much...except for a variety of interesting individuals who stayed in the available tent outside, (or their own tent). They had use of the bathroom/shower/kitchen. All of the beds are upstairs, with the exception of a fold out couch downstairs...which left much to be desired. The beds were comfortable, the place was clean, and there was plenty of space downstairs to eat, play etc. There didn't seem to be very much silverware, but other than that, the kitchen was pretty well appointed. Our final day we had some plumbing issues, which was unfortunate. They have a nice fire pit in the back yard that we took advantage of. All in all, we had an exhausting hiking weekend, but had a warm, comfortable place to come back to each day.More

Date of stay: August 2014


2017: A Redesigned Web Site

And now in 2020, a New Web Site:

Welcome Travelers!

We provide clean, comfortable lodging at an affordable price.  Whether you're an avid climber, outdoor enthusiast, or on a weekend getaway, our quaint bunkhouse is a friendly space to relax, unwind, and regroup.  Located in the heart of town, you'll find us a solid match for beginning your next adventure!

Pricing (note that the rates have change very little since 2010)

The hostel is a co-ed, 10-bed bunk room.  There are two full bathrooms, kitchen, living room, gear room, and a washer and dryer. Guests can enjoy a large fire pit and backyard-style camping is available for those wishing for comforts that only a tent can provide.  Wifi is included, as well as linens and towels for showering (please bring your own swimming towels).

Bunkhouse:  $30 per person per evening 

Lawn Camping: $20 per person per evening

Showers: $5 for adventurers not staying with us