Cloudcroft Mountain Park Hostel, New Mexico

31 Reviews
How to book...

Cloudcroft Mountain Park Hostel is listed at the following booking sites:


It is the only way to book Cloudcroft Mountain Park Hostel

So get the best deal, save money and travel longer.

How is Cloudcroft Mountain Park Hostel rated on booking websites?

Cloudcroft Mountain Park Hostel Reviews

Cloudcroft Mountain Park Hostel is between Alamogordo and Cloudcroft in New Mexico. It is just northeast of High Rolls. The hostel sign is very eye-catching and visible -- it is an old, round, elevated tube tank with “Hostel” artistically painted on both sides and the end next to the road is finished with a blazing sun. The hostel is located in a very small, isolated valley. It is great for backpackers, people who want to rest, or folks that would like to explore the area. The Wi-Fi works fine for this nonsmoking and no-alcohol facility. Pay by cash at the hostel or by credit card over the internet.

The Location

High Rolls, the community near the hostel, has an elevation of more than six thousand five hundred feet above sea level. Alamogordo, about twelve miles to the west at the bottom of the mountain, is more than four thousand three hundred feet. Cloudcroft, about eight miles to the east, is at more than eight thousand six hundred feet. If supplies or food are required, a selection of stores is located in Alamogordo; Cloudcroft has some stores also. Please be sure to bring your food or plan to drive to one of the nearby towns to eat. If you are planning to hike in the Lincoln National Forest Sacramento District, the ranger station is located at in Cloudcroft. There are many wonderful places to visit nearby if you have transportation, including White Sands National Monument and Lincoln National Forest.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel has five bedrooms with a large number posted on the interior door to denote each room. Each room has two doors -- one door allows access from inside the hostel, and the other door allows access to the exterior long porch with chairs. Rooms One and Two are called private rooms for up to two people in each room and they have a queen-size bed. Room Three is for girls, while Room Four is for boys; each of these rooms have bunk beds. Room Five is a family room that has a queen-size and a bunk bed.

There are two restrooms; one for the boys and one for the girls. Both restrooms are clean and large, with two sinks, many toilets, and several showers with dressing areas.

Common Spaces

The kitchen is open and very usable, with some condiments and a little food that can be used. The kitchen is also stocked with pots, pans, dishes, glasses, and utensils. The electric stove works just fine. One item that needs attention is the refrigerator -- it needs to be cleaned due to some old spillage in it.

The common area is just off of the kitchen. There is a television with a streaming Roku, but we did not use it. Several chairs and couches with tables are in the common area. A large, whimsical fish pillow here is good for starting conversations. A selection of books and puzzles are in the book case. Some dusting on least-used surfaces is needed.


The owners live on the second floor and are nice people. The check-in is by the front door; the owners may leave your sheets and towels with a note for you, if they are not available. It is a great location for hikers and people that want to get away form the city. The room rates are reasonable. While visiting, we met a nice couple; the husband had been to the hostel earlier that year with a friend and came back with his wife because he had enjoyed his earlier stay and conversions with the owners. We plan to stay here again when back in the area.
Photos taken by the reviewer — Genuine photos you can trust.
Cloudcroft Hostel
Long Porch
Looking at Entrance
Hostel Instructions
Room # 2
Common Room
Pots and Pans
Cactus Staff Reviewer
Published on 2016-08-01


Beautiful Location in the Sacramento Mountains, in Southwest New Mexico.
28 Acres of land backs up to the national forest with unlimited hiking.
Close to Ski Apache and Cloudcroft. 25 miles to White Sands, 10 miles to Alamogordo.
Free pick up from Alamogordo bus station.
Groups, Bikers and Dogs are also welcome.
Two bunk bed rooms, two private rooms, Family room, common room, a fully equipped kitchen and a big porch.
Nearest Bus station, Alamogordo New Mexico.

Video of Cloudcroft Mountain Park Hostel

Here is a video of Cloudcroft Mountain Park Hostel. The video gives you a better understanding of what you can expect.

Location and Contact




Address: 1049 Highway 82, High Rolls - Mountain Park, New Mexico, New Mexico, USA

Cloudcroft Mountain Park Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

Hostelworld Not listed at Not listed at HostelsClub


Website Cloudcroft Mountain Park Hostel New Mexico
Phone Number: +1 (575) 682-0555
To add or correct information for this listing, please use the Listing Correction Form.

Facilities and Amenities

+50 Traveller

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller


Luggage Storage



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers


Lounge Area

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Airport Pickup


Lockers in Rooms

Wheelchair Accessible


Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 1 month

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 8am -10pm (late checkin possible)

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)


Rate Cloudcroft Mountain Park Hostel

Have you stayed at this accommodation? Help your Hostelz Community by leaving a detailed review.

Create your free account to keep track of your hostel portfolio.

Unlock your Hostel Account to Freedom!

Unlock your Hostel Account to Freedom!

Sign up with and get access to exclusive hostel content and much more.

Do you already have an account? Login
Home Wishlists Login