Ohiopyle International Hostel (closed)

in Fayette County in South Western Pennsylvania

Ohiopyle Hostel

The Ohiopyle Hostel was located on the Ferncliff Peninsula in Ohiopyle State Park in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, and was a short 5-minute walk from the Youghiogheny ("Yough") River and the town of Ohiopyle.

The hostel had 24 beds available, including one private family room and also one semi-private room.  There were spacious grounds around the hostel with picnic tables and a bonfire ring.  Ample parking was available.  Inside, there was a hosteller's kitchen, dining room and a large common room equipped with games, puzzles, books and magazines.

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We were open from 5  to 10 pm Thursdays through Mondays for guests to check-in or make reservations. Our closed days were Tuesday and Wednesdays. Our check-out time was 9:30 am to allow our guests to see the areas attractions.  


Call,  fax or e-mail the hostel  for reservations (724-329-4476) . Your best chance of talking with someone was to call between 5 pm and 10 pm. If no one was there you may leave a message. 

Ferncliff Peninsula
Post Office Box 99
Ohiopyle PA 15470
724-329-4476 (phone and fax)
Kelly and Steve Miller, Manager


From Pittsburgh
Take the Pennsylvania turnpike to the Donegal exit. About 75 miles and 90 minutes.
From Washington DC
Take I-70 to the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the Donegal Exit. About 4 hours.
From the Donegal Exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike 
Turn left (east) after leaving the toll booth, and head east on Route 31. Turn right (south) on Route 711.  At the T intersection turn left (south) on Route 381. After entering the park, watch for the railroad tracks at the end of a long hill. Turn right after the tracks into a large parking lot (don't cross the bridge that goes into town).  Follow the chain link fence all the way back; our driveway was at the end of the parking lot on the right.
From the south
Take Route 40 (the National Pike) and turn north on Route 381. Drive through the town of Ohiopyle and turn left immediately after crossing the bridge over the Youghiogheny into a large parking lot.  Follow the chain link fence all the way back; our driveway was at the end of the parking lot on the right.

"To provide inexpensive educational travel, intercultural understanding, and an understanding of the natural environment through hostels, hostelling, and outdoor recreation."

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This page was last updated January 21, 2006