Welcome to our overnight Malabar Farm Hostelling International.  The Hostel offers the perfect resting spot for vacationers, travelers, groups and families. This cozy hostel is located on the working farm of Malabar Farm State Park in rural northern Ohio.


This 1919 mail order catalog home was one of the four farms purchased by Pulitzer-prize winning novelist and screenwriter Louis Bromfield.  Naming the farm the "Fleming Place" in his first book about Malabar Farm (Pleas-ant Valley), the house is where the Bromfield family lived during the construction of the "Big House".


March - October

*Group Visits can be arranged for the off-season*

Check In and Out:

Check In: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM; Check Out: by 10:00AM ; closed during the day.


$22 per bed in a dorm
$25 per bed for non-members

One Private Room Available:
$35 for 1 Person
$60 for 2 People

Overnight rental for the entire hostel is available for $350, we offer a $75 day use fee in addition to the over night fee.

(*The day use fee is not available by itself.)


Office Hours:

Thursday  5-10 PM

Friday - Saturday  7-10 AM ; 5-10 PM

Sunday -7-10 AM


Parking: Across from Hostel in paved parking lot

Location: (Follow signs for Malabar Farm State Park.):

Exit I-71 (exit 169) at State Route 13; at Hanley Rd. turn east (right from south, left from north).  Go about 2 miles; turn right at 4-way stop at Little Washington Rd.  Go south about a half mile.  At fork in road bear left onto Pleasant Valley Rd.  Go about 6 miles; turn right at Bromfield Rd.  Hostel is first house on right.


Call 419-892-2055 for more information, or click here :  http://www.hiusa.org/malabarfarm



3954 Bromfield Road, Lucas, Ohio 44843


All bed linens, towels, and pillows are provided.


drg 8/16/11