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  • 6 Jul 2017
    “First hostel experience, not bad. Better than expected.”
  • 16 Mar 2017
    “Absolutely terrifying”
4592 Bessemer Rd, Nelsonville, OH 45764-9527 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
1.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

This was my first experience at a hostel, and it was a lot different than I thought it would be. If you're thinking this is like a hotel where everything is immaculate and quiet, then you probably aren't the type of person who wants to...More

2  Thank Morgan H
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Went on a vacation with my best friend and was looking for cheap lodging. The pictures are extremely misleading. To give you an idea, we both tested our mace to make sure it wasn't expired before walking to the door. Some creepy foreign guy came...More

6  Thank Morgan L
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Okay I've stayed at hundreds of hotels and quite a few hostels in the US. This place seemed a bit hidden and eerie at first but it was charming in its own way. The local people in this town seem like very nice farmers and...More

6  Thank Jack R
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Looking forward to my next stay. If you're looking for a polished room near some amenities, there are plenty of hotels that cost more than $20. If you want to be in the forest and save some money, check out this Hostel.

5  Thank BPlain
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We paid this creepy owner and left about an hour after checking in when we heard creepy sounds coming from the basement like someone was tied up! All I have to say is, most horror movies start out this way. Creepy, dirty, not at all...More

23  Thank gabgab133
Response from Chad K, Owner at Bessemer HostelResponded 9 June 2016

There are no sounds that sounds like someone is tied up. This is made up by government terrorists trying to get a job to search me. I have stayed in more than a hundred hostels around the world, and mine is by far the cleanest...More

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The Bessemer Hostel offers quality lodging in a rustic hostel with great views of the Wayne National Forest. I have stayed in more than a hundred hostels around the world and mine is by far the cleanest and most ...More quiet. A hiking trail goes from the hostel into thousands of acres of forest. A pool table is in the south porch with great views of the forest and sunsets. The house itself is very historic, having been built in the mid 1800s. The owner is the author of 4 environmental books, and he has a large library in the hostel as well. Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Self-Serve Laundry
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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US$29 - US$41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Ohio > Nelsonville
Hotel class
Room types
Number of rooms
Price range
US$29 - US$41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Ohio > Nelsonville
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