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"rough camping includes lots of dirt, dirty beds, open tents with only 2 strings to close it but animals still get into your tent (like racoons!!!!) I ... " More

By sandsmom, from Chula Vista, CA, USA on Tue 23 Oct 2012

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Hotel Description

Campground near Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park

In Yosemite National Park

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of LeConte Memorial Lodge and 2 miles (3 km) of Yosemite Valley with a stay here. Merced River and Ahwahnee Meadow are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free shuttle, parking

A convenience store, a picnic area, and express check-out are available at this campground. Enjoy free perks like free self parking and an area shuttle. The front desk is staffed around-the-clock and laundry facilities are on offer.

A simple home base

The accommodation offers a furnished patio and a dining area. The bathroom is shared.

Standard Tent

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Housekeeping Camp ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Housekeeping Camp

3 out of 5

it's rough camping

Pros: Quiet
rough camping includes lots of dirt, dirty beds, open tents with only 2 strings to close it but animals still get into your tent (like racoons!!!!) I guess it depends what you're into and how much you have to rough it. The raccoons getting into our tent throughout the night made it hard to enjoy. The rest of the camp is nice. Again, depends on how much you want to rough it.. as a mom, it's hard to overlook the super dirty beds that we had to scrub off before putting our sleeping bags and the tables, etc. Fearing the hantavirus was another thing to worry about as well..

Posted by , from Chula Vista, CA, USA on Oct 23, 2012

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2 out of 5

Not as nice as real camping

Pros: you get to stay in the park
Cons: Noisy, no privacy, dirty
This is beds on a dirty concrete patio with a partial curtain in front of them. You are given a dirty locker where you must store anything with a scent to it. I didn't even feel comfortable changing clothes because of the lack of a proper curtain. The community ladies bathrooms were not cleaned on a regular basis and the sanitary trash was overflowing for days. Almost impossible to get to the top bunk. The provided "ladder" was not very usable. Pesky squirrels are everywhere including in your dwelling.

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012

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4 out of 5

A unique experience right in the park.

The tents are very basic, but a step up from camping with mattresses plus electricity and lights. Great location in Yosemite Valley and beautiful views of the park.

Posted by , from Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA on Jun 27, 2012

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3 out of 5

This was a nice experience.

Pros: beautiful scenery
Cons: too cold
Glad I had a chance to stay back here in October 2010, but not sure if I would do it again. Next time I would like to stay in a yurt or regular cabin. Being that you are not really inside a room, the floor is very dirty and you are subject to the cold which was not comfortable for me. But I did enjoy Yosemite. I would only recommend staying here if you are really into camping. Guess I'm not.

Posted by on Apr 13, 2011

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5 out of 5

We had a great family experience and the view is gorgeous

We loved staying at Housekeeping! We found that we were able to experience all of Yosemite and feel as if we were camping without actually camping. The sites are large enough to store all the gear that you may use (bikes, inflatable boat, cooking gear, etc). Bedding is provided if needed, or you can use your own sleeping bags. There are plenty of bathrooms that are nearby and showers are all within walking distance. General Store is also within walking distance. From Housekeeping you can walk or bike to most point of interests. I would recommend staying at Housekeeping if you want to experience camping without having to setup tents.

Posted by , from California on Apr 13, 2011

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3 out of 5

Housekeeping Camp

My friends and I were happy to be in Yosemite, but I don't think I would ever stay in the Housekeeping Camp again. I would much rather be in a cabin with four walls. Or at least an enclosed tent. It was very cold and the beds were awful. I'm glad I had the experience to stay there but next time I will look for a yurt or cabin. Also it really isn't very private. It is like staying in a "duplex" with your neighbors just on the other side of a wall that has no ceiling. You can hear everything. So I would prefer more privacy. Also on the bunk beds be sure to bring your own ladder because unless you are a pole vaulter and very athletic you won't be getting up on the top bunk. Or unless you have a very strong person with you like one of my roommates who happened to find an enormous rock to step up on and get into bed.

Posted by on Oct 18, 2010

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3 out of 5

Noisy, smokey, like camping in the middle of a city

Few of the modern conveniences of standard hotels, none of the quiet expected of camping. The tents have many holes for mosquitoes to get in. The door appeared to be a heavy duty shower curtain. The deck area is nice. There were a lot of people camping here and we were near the top of the hill, so we were inundated with smoke. It was hard to breathe at night time. The showers here were public, so be prepared to wait in a long line, even for the men's showers. If you can get one of the tents near the river, it would probably be a lot nicer. The location was good and it was easy to hop on a bus to get around the valley.

Posted by on Aug 20, 2010

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Renovations + Closures

The property is closed between October 18 and April 17.

Property Features

This campground offers its guests a picnic area, laundry facilities, and a convenience store. A free area shuttle within 2 mi is available. Free self parking is available. You'll have access to the outdoor pool at a partner property.

  • 1 floor
  • 266 guestrooms or units
  • 133 buildings
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Convenience store
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Onsite shopping

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Free area shuttle
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area


Free self parking


  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 2 mi
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

This campground offers 266 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors. Rooms open to furnished patios. Accommodations offer separate dining areas. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Rollaway/extra beds are also available.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Private patio (furnished)
  • Dining room
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Connecting rooms available

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 5 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests driving to the property should be aware of seasonal road closures. Hwy 120 (Tioga Pass) closes October through late summer, restricting east-to-west travel across the park. Yosemite's eastern gate and Tuolumne Meadows are not accessible when Tioga Pass is closed. Guests are advised to check local weather and road conditions/closures with the California Department of Transportation before travel.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 2 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, Carte Blanche, and Eurocard.

  • Staffed front desk
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 2 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Camp Housekeeping
  • Housekeeping Camp
  • Housekeeping Camp Hotel
  • Housekeeping Camp Hotel Yosemite National Park
  • Housekeeping Camp Yosemite National Park
  • Housekeeping Camp Campsite
  • Housekeeping Camp Yosemite National Park
  • Housekeeping Camp Campsite Yosemite National Park

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.