This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in West Yellowstone. To help you make friends with West Yellowstone before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
West Yellowstone is a beautifully forrested town and is home to a portion of Yellowstone National Park. The city of West Yellowstone itself is a small town with a population of less than two thousand, but it has a rich history and the West Yellowstone hostels are a popular stop for backpackers on their way to Yellowstone National Park. It is mildly warm in the summertime and very cold winters, so be sure to bring an extra blanket!
When you stay in the West Yellowstone hostels, don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the largest national park! View Old Faithful and dozens of other geysers and hot springs. Watch the variety of wildlife, including elk, bison, bears, eagles, and moose. Walk an innumerable amount of hiking trails. Meet staff and tourists that have come from all over the planet. Visit museums and historical landmarks. Yellowstone National Park is a backpacker’s paradise!
Staying at a West Yellowstone hostel is a unique experience! Because it is a small town, there is not a variety of hostels to choose from, but you will still enjoy a cozy room in a historic building and friendly people from this close-knit town. It’s also just a short walk to all of the town shops and less than a mile to the Yellowstone park entry.
Written by local enthusiast for West Yellowstone hostelsJessica Lippe