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Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Dec, 5, 2019 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Nice but a bit too “rustic”
This place is the only real backpacker spot this close to Yosemite and it is clean enough with a good kitchen and cafe. The staff, however, are not friendly and seem to be missing that good American hospitality that this country is known for. That hill is a killer to walk up if you are taking the bus to the hostel. It’s a 10-12 minute walk which will be in the dark if you’re coming back from the park in winter or getting off the bus after 4:45pm. If you have the money just stay in the park.
Christopher M from:
Published Date: Nov, 30, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Lives up to its name of Rustic
When you drive in it has a dumpy feel. Grounds are not maintained and are basically in a wooded area. Our first room the AC didn't work. Went to the front desk and the girl gave me a lame excuse and told me to restart it and not run it at maximum temp. I know plenty about AC's so I knew her advise was a joke. Shje said she would stop by and after a second visit to the desk, she came over. Readjusted the temp and it did absolutely nothing. She was a real prize. Told me that there were no additional rooms where we could move. A lot of money for a room without AC. I went back to the office and another employee was there. He was awesome and got us into another room with great AC. The lodging is over priced but there isn't much competition. I'd have stayed in a tent if I could have gotten a site. The restaurant is really good and reasonable. Food and service excellent. Guys at the restaurant are very nice.
- Rooms: 3
- Value: 2
- Service: 4
Gonen2014 from: Haifa, Israel
Published Date: Nov, 28, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
A disappointing resort
We choose this 'resort' because it's location (about 40 minutes from the west entrance to Yosemiye Park), with intention to continue west the next morning. We booked one of the cabin tents (the last one in a row of 4 tents, called 'Chilnualna'). The tent is toiletless, and in order to use toilets we had to walk all the way to the parking lot, when at night most of the trail is dark and even scary, and that was very uncomfortable, to say the least. By the way, for 4 tents they offer only one shower and one toilet seat. The front desk was kind when we arrived, and the restaurant is okay.
- Value: 2
- Location: 4
- Service: 3
AnVi8890 from: Zurich, Switzerland
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 3, 2019 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
Good if you’re on budget
We stayed at these “resorts” for two nights and we booked one of the cabin tents. Make sure you confirm with the hotel beforehand that you have booked a heated cabin because it doesn’t mention it in your confirmation and we had such a bad surprise to find out that our cabin was unheated - it was freezing inside! I found the bed to be l comfortable and we were given enough blankets for the night (my husband claimed back pain in the morning though)
There are no private toilets in those and therefore you have to use the camp toilets which are at the end of a hill and it makes it such a long journey from the cabin (especially half asleep at night) - therefore If you can spend more I would rent a private room with toilet.
The location is conveniently located 40 minutes from the western entrance of the park and also 10 minutes from Mariposa.
A good perk is the kitchenette that can be used free of charge and is well equipped.
Hotel staff was friendly during check-in and checkout, but cannot say the same about the restaurant staff.
We had 3 meals at the camp restaurant and unfortunately none of them was good. We also felt like the hygiene wasn’t at a good standard and we also ordered some packed lunches to go and we ended up having rotten tomato in it.
I would probably not come back here and spend a bit more to stay inside yosemite valley since the only reason we stayed there was the convenient cost compared to hotel structures I would rather spend a bit more and have a better experience.
Thunbergia from: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Published Date: Oct, 25, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Convenient sleep option when visiting Yosemite
As we planned our trip to Yosemite very late there were not that many options left to stay overnight besides the very expensive ones. Eventually we managed to book one of the 4 person tents at this place for one night. Facilities are clean, but the tents could do with some attention and furthermore next time it would be nice if the reception would give more details what extra services they offer. As mentioned by others as well the restaurant is very different from the accommodation, friendly staff, nice selection of food and affordable.
- Value: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 3