When looking at staying in Yosemite it can be hard to find somewhere within the park that isn't booked up miles in advance.
The Yosemite Bug is located around a 45 min drive (or shuttle bus ride which stops outside the hostel by the main road) in to the park and is a great alternative to staying in the park. The drive is beautiful so was never really a concern for us.
We stayed in the Mono Lake private room with 2 double beds and wow the beds really were the most comfortable ones I have slept in. The room itself was large with more than enough room for 2 people and the bathroom/shower was clean and well kept.
The hostel has a cafeteria area which serves great food (but be quick as some menu options sell out quickly during the evening) and it also has some great local beer on offer. They offer take-away lunches as well if you plan on spending the day hiking etc. Breakfast is also offered. The food is tasty and portion sizes are generous and reasonably priced.
The cafeteria area also has wifi and a wide range of books and board games and some nights there is also live music so it is a good place to chill out and meet some new people.
There is also a spa on offer although we didn't use that during our stay.
Staff were friendly and helpful and the laundry facilities were good also.
I really enjoyed my stay at the Bug and would most certainly be back next time I am in the area. My only suggestion to improve would be wifi in the rooms but I understand why they don't offer it (same as why they don't offer TV - they want people to get out and interact with each other!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked away on its own bend along the stream, perched under a grove of black oaks, the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort has a magical feel. Located only 26 miles away from Yosemite Valley along California's scenic, open all year Highway 140. The Bug offers a relaxed and social atmosphere where families, backpackers and international travelers all find welcome and a variety of affordable accomodations and amenities an old time mountain resort would have. At the Bug we feature a variety of lodgings to suit any budget. From well appointed private rooms in cabins, vacation rentals, to tent cabins and Hostelling International licensed hostel dorms. Our guests find our facilities to be anything but a corporate hotel or motel setting. In fact, we are on a sloped hillside so be prepared to walk far up and down to your accommodations and parking. Our guests are welcome at the June Bug Cafe offering fresh comfort and international foods. The Cafe features an daily crafted dinner menu, highlighting our garden, local or organic ingredients. There are always vegan, vegetarian options and holiday feast menus. Breakfast & lunch are solid choices for your active day. Or, enjoy the fully equipped guest kitchen. Both have free wi-fi and are well stocked with board games, darts, ping pong, books and lively conversation with diverse guests and locals. The Yosemite Health Spa is located below the cafe with its own garden deck overlooking the valley below. There, our guests will find a yoga studio, massage therapy, essential oil baths, hot rocks sauna and a huge H2O2 UV spring fed stainless steel hot tub. With asian decor, world music and complimentary tea, the spa offers a calm yet social environment. Groups, weddings and courses will find varied accomodations and $50+ inclusive packages here at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort. Both the Bodie Room and the fireside redwood amphitheater are the perfect places to host gatherings and meetings ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Hotel Midpines