Whitefish Montana Lodging, Dining and Official Visitor Information
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Whitefish Hostel
Affordable Downtown Lodging

Located 2 blocks from downtown Whitefish, MT, Whitefish Hostel is an affordable way to experience Northwest Montana. The Hostel includes a fun, funky, fresh organic juice, coffee and salad bar which is open to public. The cafe is strictly vegetarian and mostly vegan!
General Information
Dorm beds are $30/night, plus tax, and that includes bedding, bath towel, and a basic breakfast of drip coffee and a muffin.

Whitefish Hostel sign, designed and created by Mark Manning
Front View of Whitefish Hostel
Side View of Whitefish Hostel
Front Deck
The Hostel Cafe: Organic Juice and Coffee Bar To-Go Cooler and Salad Bar. Organic and Local as much as possible!
Juice, Smoothie and Coffee Bar menu
Salad Bar All ingredients are Organic and Local when available!
Salad Bar
To-Go Cooler Drinks: coconut water, kombucha, yerba mate, ginger ale, izze, pelligrino, rt beer, cream soda, and recharge sport drink. Food: Organic hummus, veggie sticks, salads, sandwiches and chocolate avocado pudding.
Lounge Area
View of Cafe From Lounge Area
Baked and Raw Goodies Going to the Sun protein bar and bites, Norma's Chocolate Chip Cookies, muffins and pita chips to compliment hummus from the cooler.
Lockers for Guests
6 bed dorm
4 bed dorm
Hostel Guest's bathroom includes 2 showers with changing rooms, toilet room and 2 sinks.
Hostel Guest's bathroom
More About this Business

Whitefish Hostel opened on June 30th, 2013. The hostel is owned and operated by sisters Lynon and Kirtlye Lohof. Lynon is the cafe manager and Kirtlye is the hostel manager. The cafe includes an organic juice and coffee bar. There is also a salad bar with as much local and organic ingredients as possible. Our to-go cooler offers beverages such as coconut water, ginger ale, kombucha and recharge sport drinks. Food to-go includes green salads, quinoa salads, sandwiches, hummus and veggies sticks and Lynon's famous chocolate avocado pudding. Baked and raw goods are also available such as cookies, protein bars, and muffins.
The hostel has ten beds total upstairs, one room with six beds and the other with four beds. The bathroom is located downstairs complete with two showers, changing rooms within the showers, two sinks and a separate toilet room. There is a back yard available for use, front deck and lounge area. The lounge area is small but comfortable and available for guests to watch DVDs and Netflix. The cafe has a separate bathroom for cafe customers and hostel guests to use. We are open year round!

Our Experience

Kirtlye Lohof has a degree in History from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR and a masters in teaching from Willamette University in Salem, OR. She studied abroad for a semester in Ecuador then moved back to the Flathead Valley to teach high school history for 7 years and was the head girls track coach for Flathead High. Her passions include; rivers, skiing, traveling, her pets and husband.
Lynon Lohof has a degree in Photography from MSU Bozeman. She studied abroad for a semester in Italy. She has worked for numerous restaurants and caterers as well a health food store for the last three years. She also makes and sells jewelry. Her passions include; photography, jewelry, food, hiking, skiing, biking and traveling.
Both Lynon and Kirtlye have traveled extensively around the world. They have stayed in dozens of hostels all over the world and are so excited to have created their very own hostel with all their favorite things!

Number of Rooms

Whitefish Hostel has 10 beds total. One room with six beds and another room with four beds. The entire hostel can be reserved for large or small groups. Each bed comes with sheets, comforter, pillow and bath towel. The mattresses are memory foam and everything is brand new!

What the Media and Critics Are Saying

"Travelers on a budget have a new lodging option in Whitefish. For about the same price as a campground spot, guests at the Whitefish Hostel are treated to comfy beds, a hot shower and even fresh coffee and baked goods in the morning...They've been remodeling the former Quickees restaurant in the Railway District into an upscale, yet economical, hostel and cafe...The hostel menu features an organic salad bar, a sandwich of the day, smoothies, baked and raw goods, and a coffee and juice bar. One of their specialties is a vegan chocolate avocado pudding." (Whitefish Pilot; 7/10/13)

Some Guest Comments

"I had such a great stay there on Saturday night. Both of you lovely ladies and your friends made me feel very welcome. Cheers to you both. I will recommend your hostel to whomever I can!! " Cheryl Kozak, Calgary AB

"Thanks so much for having us, we had an amazing time!! Best hostel ever!!!!" Amanda Taylor, Banff AB

"My latte yesterday was PERFECT. The espresso wasnt burnt or bitter and it had just the right amount of flavor. Thanks ladies!" Chelcie Reneé Hopper, Whitefish MT

Value Priced
Continental Breakfast Included
Restaurant On-Site
S*N*O*W* Bus Stops Nearby
Laundry On-Site
Daily Maid Service
Non-Smoking Facility
Historical Ambience
Great for Weddings
More Information

From Glacier International Airport:
Upon leaving the airport, turn left onto US Hwy 2 East. Drive 4.5 miles and turn left onto MT Hwy 40 W (at the Blue Moon Bar). Drive another 4.5 miles until you reach US Hwy 93 N, turn right and enter Whitefish, MT. Drive approximately 2 miles and turn left on US Hwy 93 N/ E 2nd Street. Take the 3rd right, after .2 miles, onto Lupfter Avenue. Whitefish Hostel is 1.5 blocks down Lupfer Avenue, on the left hand side of the street.

From Whitefish Amtrak Depot:
Leave the Depot via Central Avenue and take the first right, onto Railway Street. Go two blocks on Railway St, crossing Baker Avenue, and take a left onto Lupfer Avenue. Whitefish Hostel is the fourth building on the right.


28 Lupfer Ave, PO Box 1539, Whitefish, MT 59937

28 Lupfer Ave, PO Box 1539, Whitefish, MT 59937

Latitude: 48.411934000
Longitude: -114.340019000
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