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Highly-Rated And Very Popular Appalachian Trail Hostels

Updated on June 15, 2016

Uncle Johnny's Nolichucky Hostel

Located Directly On The Appalachian Trail In Erwin,Tennessee

The Uncle Johnny's hostel is located directly on the Appalachian Trail and the gushing Nolichucky river is directly across the street. Uncle Johnny's Nolichucky Hostel was founded by John and Charlotte Shores in the year of 1998. The hostel provides a weary hiker with great accommodations and even offers a reliable shuttle service for all hikers.They also gladly offer bike rentals for the hikers who prefer to cycle into town to purchase groceries for there hiking food sacks. A Laundry service is always available for only a small fee of five dollars. For twenty dollars each night a hiker can take a hot shower with clean towels provided, have the luxury of a thick matress to sleep on, and greatly enjoy the magnificent air conditioning system for a night. It is always perfectly fine with Uncle Johnny if a hiker prefers to simply pitch a tent out on his front lawn for the night. All that Uncle Johnny asks for in return is ten dollars to camp out on his front lawn. Uncle Johnny's hostel is located on the outskirts of the quite little mountain town of Erwin,Tennesee. All of the staff working inside of the hiker hostel are always very welcoming, extra friendly, and extrodinarily helpful to all hikers who step foot through there front doors. The majority of the staff members who work at all trail hostels have a great passion for hiking themselves and can typically be very helpful in informing a hiker of what to expect just up the trail after your departure.

Directions To Uncle Johnny's Hiker Hostel

A marker151 Unaka Springs Rd. Erwin,Tennessee 37650 -
151 Unaka Springs Rd, Erwin, TN 37650, USA
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Located directly across the street from the gushing Nolichucky River.

The Four Pines Hostel In Virginia

All The Fresh Eggs A Hungry Hiker Can Eat

Along the Appalachian Trail in Virginia a hiker might get the notion to take a weekend hike through the Catawba Mountain Range and then through the Beautiful Catawba Valley. Rest assured my fellow hikers because your about to meet and get introduced to Mister Joe Mitchell. Mister Joe is the current owner of the Four Pines hiker hostel near the tiny town of Catawba, Virginia and the hostel is located just off Virginia state highway 624. Never be afraid or intimidated due to Mister Joe's enormous size. He is a rather large man, a fairly burly type of fellow, and will normally boast out with a very deep tone of voice when he speaks. A hiker can not possibly miss mister Joe's presence whenever hiking through the general area. Actually mister Joe is simply a big teddy bear of a man who loves all of his hikers dearly and he is always going to be certain to feed his hikers plenty of his fresh free-range chicken eggs. The trail hostel mister Joe owns is a converted three car garage that sits directly behind his own personal residence. Inside of the trail hostel is a wood stove for heat, comfortable couches, beds, refrigerators, electric stove, hot showers, many sleeping cots, and all the fresh free-range eggs a hungry hiker could possibly care to eat.

Directions To Four Pines Hiker Hostel

A marker6164 Newport Rd. Catawba, Virginia 24070 -
6164 Newport Rd, Catawba, VA 24070, USA
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All the fresh free-range chicken eggs a hungry hiker can eat.

The Greasy Creek Friendly Hostel

The Hostel Owner Miss CeeCee

Southern Hospitality At It's Very Finest

While hiking through the southern portions of the Appalachian Trail a hiker will meet many great people who are very unselfish and will quite literally bend over backwards to help others out. Miss CeeCee is a pioneer women living very deep out in the backcountry of Appalachia. She is the current owner of the Greasy Creek Friendly hotels near Bakerville, North Carolina. A pleasant sounding mountain stream trickles through her backyard and a person can find great tranquility rocking in the rocking chairs on her back porch. Miss CeeCee is so hiker friendly that she actually directs hikers off the Appalachian Trail with her creative little signs and upon arrival a hiker must be ready to eat delicious homecooked soul food. Always respect Miss CeeCee's personal home space because she quite will litterly invite you right inside of her own house with open arms. Once inside just sit back, completely relax, watch her fire up that antique kitchen wood stove of hers, and have many great conversations in the process. The Greasy Creek Friendly hostel offers bunk houses for only ten dollars each night. If a hiker happens to be running low on cash then that is no problem because Miss CeeCee is always open minded to a work to stay type of arrangement. A hiker might have to chop some firewood to stay the night, but all the hard labor is well worth it for a warm place to stay for the night.

Directions To The Greasy Creek Friendly Hostel

A marker1827 Greasy Creek Rd. Bakersville,North Carolina 28705 -
1827 Greasy Creek Rd, Bakersville, NC 28705, USA
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Southern Hospitality at its finest.

The Mount Rogers Hiker Hostel

Located In Downtown Trail Town, USA

A very nice hiker hostel sits directly in the middle of the quite little Appalachian Trail town of Demascus, Virginia. The trail town of Demascus holds a Trail Days festival once every year for all of the hikers and locals to freely mingle about. Demascus, Virgina is widely known and referred to as Trail Town, USA. The Mount Rogers hostel is currently owned by the Mount Rogers Outfitters store that is located directly across the street from the hiker hostel. A dreary and exhausted hiker can sleep there for the night at a very cheap rate. The hiker hostel offers a nice and simple two bunks in each room type of sleeping arrangement. They also offer piping hot showers for a hiker who has not had acess to a hot shower for an entire week. A short distance up the street from the hiker hostel is the Blue Blaze cafe and it offers a very hiker friendly type of atmosphere. Many free snacks and fresh fruit are also abundantly available at the hiker hostel.

Directions To Mount Rogers Hiker Hostel

A marker110 W.Laurel Ave. Damascus,Virginia 24236 -
110 W Laurel Ave, Damascus, VA 24236, USA
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Located directly across the street from Mount Rogers Outfitters store In downtown Damascus, Virginia.

The Troutdale Church Hostel

Located In A Tiny Rural Virginia Community

A small country community church offers all hikers with great hospitality on the trail. The church hostel offers a very nice sleeping cabin, free coffee, and a spotless shower house within a short walking distance. In fact, the hiker hostel is located in the tiny rural community of Troutdale, Virginia. Inside the tiny remote town of Troutdale, Virginia there is only one single red light, a post office, and absolutly no store of any type for many miles around. A church pastor named Ken Riggs is a very hiker friendly man who has hiked certain sections of the Appalachian Trail himself many years in the past, but he will always be sure to re-assure everyone about how much more healthier he was in his much younger years of life.

Directions To The Troutdale Church Hiker Hostel

A marker10148 Troutdale HWY. Troutdale, Virginia 24237 -
10148 Troutdale Hwy, Troutdale, VA 24378, USA
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A small rural community church hiker hostel.

The Old Jailhouse Hiker Hostel

Located In The Basement Of Palmerton City Hall

The former jailhouse in Palmerton, Pennsylvania sits directly underneath the Palmerton municipal building in the basement of downtown Palmerton. The old jailhouse was converted into a hiker hostel nearly forty years ago and stayed open for the entire forty years since being converted. It is a concrete bunker style hiker hostel that was quite cozy and very cool because of no windows being available to allow any sunlight inside of the basement. Directly up the street from the hiker hostel are many various stores for re-supply purposes.The very hiker friendly citizens in the city of Palmerton, Pennsylvania have since closed the hiker hostel down due to the many bad behaviors from the drunk and disorderly hikers who significantly ruined the plans for all of the many sober hikers.

Directions To The Jailhouse Hiker Hostel

A marker443 Delaware Ave. Palmerton, Pennsylvania 18071 -
443 Delaware Ave, Palmerton, PA 18071, USA
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A hiker hostel that operated for forty years that has recently been closed down due to the drunk hikers.

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