Rainforest Hostel is a private home with hostel beds available.
This hostel is located on a main highway and a car is necessary to get around as there is no public transportation in the area. The location is beautiful but not convenient for those without a vehicle. The town of Forks is not within walking distance -- it is located approximately twenty-five miles north of the Rainforest Hostel. There is plenty of parking in the hostel driveway. There is an RV Park within two miles that has a gas station with a minimal amount of convenience supplies for sale.
Rooms and Bathrooms
This hostel has two rooms for guests -- one is the women's room with three bunk bed sets and the other room for men contains one full-size bed. The men's room is probably also used as a private room since it contains a full-size bed. You have to rent the sheets. There are no lockers and the rooms do not lock. There is plenty of room for changing in the bedrooms.
The bathroom has a shower and the conditions are ok, but there is some mold in the shower stall. Overall, this is not a very clean facility.
There is no TV. The living room has two sofas as well as one computer station that is rented by the minute for internet users. The kitchen is shared with the regular facilities. There is also a small dining table for guests to use. There is no laundry facility, pay phone, or wireless internet.
In addition to the reasonable room rate, each guest must complete a household chore the following morning. Check-out time is 11 a.m. In order to access the hostel, guests must check in for the evening by 9:30 p.m. Guests are not given keys to entrance and the bedrooms don't lock. We do not recommend this hostel for someone that has allergies as the level of cleanliness is not high. There is a musty smell in the bedroom and the place just seems dirtier than normal.
Also, the owner likes to talk politics and we do not think that is a good way to do business. If opinions differ on politics, that can cause an argument. Our opinions on politics happened to differ from the owners -- we did not argue over them, but it is not the best subject to communicate in a business setting.
by Sonja Anderson
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
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