This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you 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 Minerva.
Named after the Roman goddess of wisdom, Minerva can be found in the southwest of the United States, in Essex County, New York. The tree filled town is a paradise for anyone looking for a wilderness to adventure in, or for anyone who wished to go to a camp as a kid - it is a popular destination for families and groups who like camping and being outside.
Minerva is famous for its maple syrup tours, parts of the Hudson River, and Minerva Lake, so it is no wonder that the town gives the impression of some all American homeliness that may seem more difficult now to find in other parts of the United States. The impressive scenery and outdoor adventure scene make it the perfect destination for an explore and an escape.
Hostels in this part of the state will bring the atmosphere of log cabins, and many are simply lodges and alpine-inspired accommodation, reminiscent of sharing a room at camp, right down to the bunk beds. From these hostels, you can look out into the beautiful wilderness of Adirondack and take advantage of the exciting activities available to you.
Most hostels in Minerva, especially those following up the Adirondack Mountains, have close links to companies providing entertainment in the form of white water rafting, alpine skiing, hiking and mountain biking. You will have endless opportunities, should you visit Minerva, to adventure the rugged countryside however you please.
Should you need a break from this, you need only go and sit by Minerva Lake’s shores and absorb the peaceful lake for you to feel relaxed. Hostels in this town are communal, built for comfort, and ideal for socialising with fellow adventurers. After all, it is not everyday you get to experience somewhere so different from the typical hustle and bustle of stereotypical New York.
Written by local enthusiast for Minerva hostelsJakob Lombardi