Complete List of Hostels on the Appalachian Trail

Hostels on the Appalachian Trail are part of what makes a thru-hike such a unique experience. Here, we’ve listed ~70 places to stay from Georgia to Maine, including a few that aren’t necessarily hostels, but are popular enough with thru-hikers that they warranted a listing. All mileages are referenced from AWOL’s 2017 Northbound AT Guide. Rates and services found online / through other listings, and are subject to change. Note that the density of hostels decreases as you move north. Once you hit Pennsylvania, you’re likely to wind up in a motel more than once. If we missed a favorite spot, feel free to leave it in the comments.


Barefoot Hills (Formerly Hiker Hostel)

Address: 7693 US-19, Dahlonega GA, 30533
Phone: 470-788-8044
Mile: NOBO 20.6, 6 miles east of Woody Gap
Price Range: Bunks $42, standard guest room $115
Notes: The legendary Hiker Hostel was acquired by a “luxury destination boutique hotel.” Higher-end rooms are now available, and there is still a bunk house, though the prices have significantly increased from $19 to $42.

Mountain Crossings

Address: 12471 Gainesville Hwy, Blairsville GA, 30512
Phone: 706-745-6095
Mile: NOBO 31.4, on-trail at Neels Gap
Price Range: Hostel $18, shower without stay $4
Notes: Home of the infamous pack shakedown. Tenting, bunkhouse, friendly cat on site. Very good resupply, fully stocked outfitter with knowledgable staff.

Top of Georgia Hostel and Hiking Center


Address: 7675 US Hwy 76 E, Hiawassee, GA 30546
Phone: 706-982-3252
Mile: NOBO 69.3, Dicks Creek Gap
Price Range: Bunk $25, shower without stay $10, laundry $5
Notes: Shuttles, on-site laundry, resupply, and small outfitter options. Free continental breakfast with stay.
***Named one of the top hostels on the Appalachian Trail***

North Carolina

Baltimore Jack’s Place Hostel

Address: 433 E Palmer St, Franklin NC, 28734
Phone: 828-524-4403
Mile: NOBO 109.5, 10 miles east Winding Stair Gap
Price Range: Bunk $20, private room price not listed but rooms available
Notes: On-site coin laundry, bunks and private rooms, help with shuttles. Bikes to rent for a small fee. Honoring the legendary trail angel Baltimore Jack

Gooder Grove AT and Adventure Hostel

Address: 130 Hayes Circle, Franklin NC, 28734
Phone: 828-332-0228
Mile: NOBO 109.5, 10 miles east Winding Stair Gap
Price Range: Bunk $25, private room $43, tenting $13, laundry $6
Notes: Focus on the local ecosystem, serves as a resource for information and issues involving the natural habitat of western North Carolina. Serves boaters, cyclists, and backpackers.

Budget Inn of Franklin

Address: 433 E. Palmer Street, Franklin NC, 28734
Phone: 828-524-4403
Mile: NOBO 109.5, 10 miles east Winding Stair Gap
Price Range: Hiker rates at $40, pet deposit $50
Notes: Shuttles to and from the trail, laundry, guest mail drops, pet friendly

Nantahala Mountain Lodge

Address: 63 Britannia Dr, Aquone NC, 28781
Phone: 828-321-2340
Mile: NOBO 115.4, pickup from Wayah Gap
Price Range: Bunks $35, private rooms $70
Notes: Cabins for rent, no pets. Board games, free phone calls to US numbers.

Nantahala Outdoor Center


Address: 13077 Hwy 19 W, Bryson City NC, 28713
Phone: 828-785-4849
Mile: NOBO 137, on-trail at US  19 & 74
Price Range: Bunks $35, private rooms $70-80
Notes: Large outdoors complex with bunkhouse, cabins, small resupply, large-scale outfitter

Creekside Paradise on the AT

Address: Creekside Paradise on the AT
Phone: 828-346-1076
Mile: NOBO 158.1, just under two miles west from trail
Price Range: $60 private room, $45 per person shared room, $10 tenting
Notes: Pickup and drop off to Yellow Creek Gap crossing with stay. Laundry, shower, and free slackpack.

Elmer’s Sunnybank Inn


Address: 26 Walnut St, Hot Springs, NC 28743
Phone: 828-622-7206
Mile: NOBO 273.4, trail goes through town on US 25/70
Price Range: $25 semi-private room
Notes: Home-cooked breakfast and dinner, private and shared rooms available, historic house

Hostel at Laughing Heart Lodge

Address: 289 US-25, Hot Springs, NC 28743
Phone: 828-622-0165
Mile: NOBO 273.4, trail goes through town on US 25/70
Price Range: Bunk $20, $30 private room, $25 semi-private
Notes: Bunk rooms, shared, private rooms available. Common area with wifi and DVDs.
***Named one of the top hostels on the Appalachian Trail***

Greasy Creek Friendly

Address: 1827 Greasy Creek Road, Bakersville NC, 28705
Phone: 828-688-9948
Mile: NOBO 367, .6 east at Greasy Creek Gap
Price Range: $10 bunk, $15 indoor, $7.50 tenting
Notes: Indoor beds and tenting available, shower without stay for a small fee. Small resupply with fuel.

Harmony Hostel

Address: 44 S. Beech Mountain Parkway Banner Elk, NC 28604
Phone: 828-898-6200
Mile: NOBO 393.7, will pick up from AT trail crossing at 19E
Price Range: $45 per night
Notes: Cancellation policy, 4-or-more group discount, private beds, wifi. Alcohol only allowed if entire hostel is booked by one group.


Standing Bear Farm

Address: 4255 Green Corner Rd, Hartford TN, 37753
Phone: 423-487-0014
Mile: NOBO 240.3, just west of trail crossing on gravel road
Price Range: $15 per person, $3 non-guest laundry
Notes: Dogs allowed, will also kennel and shuttle dogs for hikers in the Smokies. Resupply, tenting, treehouse, bunk room, shuttles.

Hemlock Hollow Inn

Address: 645 Chandler Circle, Greeneville, TN 37743
NOBO 288.1, Trail crosses Log Cabin Road at Mile Marker 288, hostel is 1/2 mile west
Price Range:
$25 bunk, $12 tent, $5 pets
Pets allowed for a small fee. Tents, private rooms, bunks, wifi available for a fee, small resupply.

Uncle Johnny’s Nolichucky Hostel

Address: 151 River Road, Erwin TN, 37650
Phone: 423-735-0548
Mile: NOBO 342.7, where AT crosses River Road
Price Range: $15 tenting, $22 bunk,$25-35 cabin, $65 condo rental
Notes: Dog-friendly, no charge for mail drops. Cabin and tenting options. Free town shuttle for guests, outfitter has solid selection of items.

Cantarroso Farm


Address: 777 Bailey Lane, Erwin TN, 37650
Phone: 423-833-7514
Mile: NOBO 342.7, about 1 mile west from Chestoah Bridge
Price Range: $25 cabin, inside suite $60
Notes: Free pickup from Chestoah Bridge (with stay). Offers slackpacking options, cabins, and mail drop. This is also a working bee farm!

Mountain Harbor B&B and Hiker Hostel

Address: 9151 Hwy 19 E, Roan Mountain TN,  37687
Phone: 423-772-9494
Mile: NOBO 393.7, Head west .3 where the AT crosses US 19
Price Range: $10 tenting, $25 single bed, $55 king bed semi-private
Notes: Farm with top-notch homemade breakfast for $12. Bunks, tenting, and private rooms available. Mail free with stay, $5 for non-guests. Coin-op laundry.
***Named one of the top hostels on the Appalachian Trail***

Doe River Hiker Rest

Address: 275 Old Railroad Grade Road, Roan Mountain TN, 37687
Phone: 575-694-0734
Mile: NOBO 393.7, 6 miles from where the AT crosses 19E
Price Range: $30 per night, $25 each additional guest
Notes: Provides shuttles to trailheads, as well as pick-up and drop-off from 19E with stay. Laundry and a small general store, as well as goats on site. Private rooms available.

Kincora Hiking Hostel

Address: 1278 Dennis Cove Road, Hampton TN, 37658
Phone: 423-725-4409
Mile: NOBO 418.4, head west for .3 where the AT crosses Dennis Cove Road.
Price Range: Donation-based, suggested $5
Notes: Owned by Bob Peoples, be sure to ask about trail crew opportunities. No pets, three-night maximum stay.

Black Bear Resort

Address: 1511 Dennis Cove Road, Hampton TN, 37658
Phone: 423-725-5988
Mile: 418.4, head east for .4 where the AT crosses Dennis Cove Road.
Price Range: $20 bunk, $25 upper bunk room, $10 tenting
Notes: Bunk house for AT hikers in a mountain resort setting. Shower with towel included with stay. Will hold mail for hikers, and has a small resupply.

Boots Off Hostel and Campground


Address142 Shook Branch Rd, Hampton Tennessee,
Phone: 239-218-3904
Mile: NOBO 426.9 on Shook Branch Road.
Price Range: $20 bunk, $50 private room for two people
Notes: Private rooms, shared rooms, tenting. Free continental breakfast with stay. Located in an old-growth forest, new in 2016.


Dave’s Place

Address: 110 Laurel Ave, Damascus VA, 24236
Phone: 276-475-5416
Mile: NOBO 468.7, trail goes right through Damascus
Price Range: $21 per person
Notes: Maximum stay is two nights, all rooms private or semi-private. No pets. Owned by Mt. Rogers Outfitters, check in there.

Crazy Larry’s

Address: 209 Douglas Dr, Damascus VA, 24236
Phone: 276-475-7130
Mile: NOBO 468.7, trail goes right through Damascus
Price Range: $40 per person
Notes: Rooms and tenting available. Cost of stay includes shower, laundry, breakfast, charging for your devices, and wifi.

The Place

Address: 203 E Creepers Way, Damascus VA, 24236
Phone: 276-475-3441
Mile: NOBO 468.7, trail goes right through Damascus
Price Range: Donation-based
Notes: Donation based, tenting and bunks available. Showers for guests with towels and soap. No pets.

Woodchuck Hostel


Address: 533 Docie St, Damascus, VA 24236
Phone: 406-407-1272
Mile: NOBO 468.7, trail goes right through Damascus
Price Range: $25 bunk, $45 cabin, $15 tipi, $12-14 tenting
Notes: Has bunks, private rooms, a tipi, tents already set up. Small fee for credit cards, has a small resupply with fuel.
***Named one of the top hostels on the Appalachian Trail***

Broken Fiddle Hostel

Address: 104 Damascus Drive, Damascus VA, 24236
Phone: 276-608-6220
Mile: NOBO 468.7, trail goes right through Damascus
Price Range: $25 bunk $10 tenting, $45 private room
Notes: Bunks, private rooms, and tenting/hammock space. Has on-site laundry, continental breakfast, and kitchen for hiker’s use.

Hikers Inn

Address: 216 East Laurel Ave, Damascus VA, 24236
Phone: 276-475-3788
Mile: NOBO 468.7, trail goes right through Damascus
Price Range: Bunk $25, private rooms $50-75
Notes: Variety of room and bed sizes, as well as hostel bed size options. Dogs allowed, groups can rent the whole hostel.

Troutdale Church Hostel

Address: 62 Sapphire Lane, Troutdale VA, 24378
Phone: 276-677-4278
Mile: NOBO 518.5, 2.6 miles east of crossing at Dickey Gap (VA 650)
Price Range: Donation-based
Notes: Hostel housed in a church. Hot showers, donation-based.

Sufi Lodge B&B and Hiker Hostel

Address: 67 High Country Lane, Troutdale VA, 24378 (Past Center of Town and Fire Station)
Phone: 276-677-0195
Mile: NOBO 518.5, 2.8 miles east of crossing at Dickey Gap (VA 650)
Price Range: $45  single room ($20 extra hiker). Includes bagged breakfast, shower, WiFi, trailhead shuttle. Additional hiker room is dog friendly with fenced yard, + $20 per Night. B&B rooms also available.

Relax Inn

Address: 7253 Lee Highway, Rural Retreat VA, 24368
Phone: 276-783-5811
Mile: NOBO 544, trail crosses at intersection of VA 683 and US 11.
Price Range: $45 for one person, pets 10. Additional people $5 each
Notes: Not necessarily a hostel, but does offer mail drops. Popular place to stay at the Atkin VA stop, as there aren’t a lot of other hiker options in town.

Quarter Way Inn 

Address: 4083 Old Rich Valley Rd, Ceres VA, 24318
Phone: 276-522-4603
Mile: 544, trail crosses VA 610. Hostel is .8 miles west of crossing.
Price Range: $30 bunk, $18 tenting, $12 breakfast
Notes: Offers resupply, shuttle to store, and slackpacking options. Tenting available, as well as bunk house with shower, pizza and cold drink for sale, has cats and a dog to play with.

Appalachian Dreamer Hiker Hostel


Address: 502 Dotson Ridge Rd, Ceres VA, 24318
Phone: 276-682-4061
Mile: NOBO 556.5, 2.5 road miles West from where the trail crosses VA 42
Price Range: Donation-based
Notes: Donation-based hostel on a working farm. Farm animals! No alcohol on hostel grounds.

Saint Luke’s Hostel

Address: 1404 Banks Ridge Road, Tazewell VA, 24651
Phone: 276-472-2150
Mile: NOBO 574.3, four miles west of road crossing at VA623
Pricing: Bunk $20, tenting $15, private rooms available
Notes: Call for free shuttle from VA623 crossing. Private, semiprivate, bunks, and tenting available. Maildrops for guests.

Days Inn Hostel

Address: 2359 Byrnes Chapel Road, Bland VA, 24315
Phone: 239-285-4583
Mile: NOBO 590.1, four  miles east to hotels. Easy-ish hitch.
Price Range: $20 bunk $30 private room
Notes: Trailhead pickup for a small fee from multiple crossings. Laundry available for a small fee, maildrops accepted.

Lickskillet Hostel

Address: 35 Price Ridge Rd, Bland, VA 24315
Phone: 276-779-5447
Mile: NOBO 608.5, located .8 miles East of crossing on VA608
Price Range: $20 bunk, $15 tenting, private rooms $50-90
Notes: Church-owned hostel, donations accepted, shuttle runs to Bland. Mail drops for guests.

Woods Hole Hostel


Address: 3696 Sugar Run Road, Pearisburg VA, 24134
Phone: 540-921 3444
Mile: NOBO 623.7, .5 miles east of Sugar Run Gap
Price Range: Bunk $16, up to $55 for private room. Breakfast $9
Notes: Set on an organic farm, many snacks f0r sale, yoga offered. Tenting, bunk, and private rooms available, pay extra for home-cooked breakfasts and dinner. And milkshakes.
***Named one of the top hostels on the Appalachian Trail***

Angel’s Rest Hiker Haven

Address: 204 Douglas Lane, Pearisburg VA, 24134
Phone: 540-767-4076
Mile: NOBO 643.3, where trail crosses VA634. .7 miles east.
Price Range: Not listed, call for info
Notes: Full kitchen, tenting and bunk options, mail drops allowed, free shuttle to trailheads with overnight stay.

Holy Family Catholic Church Hostel

Address: 516 Mason Court Drive, Pearisburg, VA 24134
Phone: N/A
Mile: NOBO 643.3, close to Bluff City trailhead
Price Range: Suggested donation $10
Notes: Bunkhouse, kitchen, refrigerator, shower, laundry, tenting area, nice porch to chill and let clothes and gear dry on a rainy day. The hostel backs up to Giles Co. Hospital and a local, hiker-friendly physical therapist. WalMart five-minute walk from the hostel.

MacArthur Inn

Address: 117 MacArthur Lane, Narrow VA, 24124
Phone: 540-726-7510
Mile: NOBO 635.4, 3.6 miles west on VA 100.
Price Range: Not listed, call for rates. Thru-hiker rates available.
Notes: Historic inn, hiker rooms available that sleep 4, rides available from Pearisburg and trailheads for a small fee.

The Captain’s

Address: North of Pearisburg right off AT
Phone: None listed
Mile: 655.9, 30 yards east of AT at sign
Price Range: No charge
Notes: Take the zipline across the river, camping allowed even when no one home. Dogs bark but are behind electric fence. This isn’t really a hostel, but fun place for tenting right off the trail. Please do not go in house.

Four Pines Hostel

Address6164 Newport Rd, Catawba Virginia, 24070
Phone: 540-309-8615
Mile: NOBO 702.4, crossing on Newport Road
Price Range: Donation-based. Laundry is $3 to wash, $3 to dry
Notes: Donation -based hostel based out of a retrofitted garage. Allows pets, and will shuttle to the popular Homeplace Restaurant nearby.
***Named one of the top hostels on the Appalachian Trail***

Stanimal’s 328 Hostel 

Address: 1333 West Main Street, Waynesboro, VA 22980
Phone: 540-290-4002
Mile: NOBO 861.9 at Rockfish Gap. Wayneboro is 4.5 miles west
Price Range: $30 bunk
Notes: Close to amenities in town, pickup and dropoff included with stay. You must call ahead and speak to owners before showing up

Grace Hiker Hostel

Address: 500 S Wayne Ave, Waynesboro VA, 22980
Mile: NOBO 861.9 at Rockfish Gap. Wayneboro is 4.5 miles west
Price Range: Donation-based
Notes: Hostel run out of a Lutheran church. Showers, internet, DVDs.

Open Arms at the Edge of Town

Address: 1260 E Main St, Luray VA, 22835
Mile: NOBO 942 at Thornton Gap. Hostel is 8 miles miles west
Price Range: $30 bunk, $15 tent, $5 laundry, $2 maildrop without stay
Notes: Bunks and tent sites come with shower and kitchen use. Maildrops free for guests. Close to town amenities.

Front Royal Terrapin Station Hostel

Address: 304 Chester Gap Rd, Chester Gap, VA 22623
Phone: 540-539-0509
Mile: NOBO 965.9, hostel is .5 east
Price Range: Bunk $25, shower additional $3.
Notes: Offers multi-night and combo specials. Free town shuttle, others available for a small fee

Mountain Home Bed and Breakfast

Address: 3471 Remount Rd. Front Royal, VA 22630
Phone: 540-692-6198
Mile: NOBO 965.6, 120 steps east of the AT on Route 522
Price Range: $25 for bed in “The Cabbin,” $3 laundry
Notes: WiFi, fuel and snacks to purchase, shower, breakfast, and shuttle to/from town. Dog-friendly (limit 1 per day). Advance reservations are recommended.

Bears Den Hostel

Address: 18393 Blue Ridge Mountain Rd, Bluemont VA, 20135
Mile: NOBO 1003.2, Bears Den Rocks
Price Range: $12 tenting, $17 bunk, $60 private room, $3 laundry, $3 shower.
Notes: Owned by the ATC, operated by the PATC. Open year round. Hiker special includes food, bunk, shower, laundry for $30

Blackburn AT Center


Address: 34899 Appalachian Trail Rd, Round Hill Virginia,
Phone: 540-338-9028
Mile: NOBO 1011.2, hostel is on a side trail .25 east
Price Range: Donation based
Notes: Operated by the PATC and run by volunteers. May serve dinner depending on the day. Bunks in a log cabin, tenting on lawn.

West Virginia

Teahorse Hostel

Address: 1312 Washington St, Harpers Ferry WV, 25425
Phone: 304-535-6848
Mile: NOBO 1023.7, AT goes through town
Price Range: Bunk $35, laundry $6
Notes: No pets, offers shuttles to various locations. 1/2 miles from ATC Headquarters.


Harpers Ferry Hostel

Address: 19123 Sandy Hook Rd, Knoxville MD, 21758
Phone: 301-834-7652
Mile: NOBO 1026.6
Price Range: Bunk $22, tenting $10 laundry $4, indoor access $5
Notes: Indoor access includes full breakfast. Complimentary meals select days, wifi


Trail of Hope Hostel

Address: 7798 Lincoln Way, East Fayetteville PA, 17222
Phone: 717-360-1481
Mile: NOBO 1082.5, .3 west of trail crossing at US 30
Price Range: $22 bunk, $12 tenting
Notes: Small resupply including gas. Mail drop accepted.

Ironmaster’s Mansion Hostel

Address: 1212 Pine Grove Rd, Gardners, PA 17324
Phone: 717-486-4108
Mile: NOBO 1102.3, at Pine Grove Furnace State Park
Price Range: $25 bunk
Notes: Hostel housed in a historical mansion in the state park near the halfway point of the AT

Allenberry Resort

Address: 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs PA, 17007
Phone: 717-258-3211
Mile: NOBO 1121.6. AT goes through town of Boiling Springs
Price Range: Please call for hiker rates. Mail drop $5
Notes: Hikers are housed in a separate building, theater on site, store with beer, food, and drinks

The Doyle 


Address: 7 N Market St, Duncannon PA, 17020
Phone: 717-834-6789
Mile: NOBO 1147.2, AT passes straight through the town of Duncannon
Price Range: $25 single, $35 double, $10 additional person
Notes: Classic hiker hangout, sit at the bar or stay the night. Sells fuel for camp stoves. A working hotel that also caters to thru-hikers.

Rock N Sole Hostel

Address: Right off-trail at PA 183
Phone: 570-617-6432
Mile: NOBO 1203, trail crossing at PA 183
Price Range: $40 bunk with AC/heat
Notes: Stay includes dinner and breakfast in price. Smoke and drug-free. Offers shuttles and slackpack

John and Linda Stempa’s Home

Address: Unlisted, follow directions in AWOL Guide, from crossing at Smith Gap Road
Phone: 610-381-4606
Mile: NOBO 1270, one mile west. Follow blue blazes on telephone poles
Price Range: $10 tenting
Notes: Tenting available, outdoor shower during daylight hours. Shuttles for a fee.

Church of the Mountain Hiker Center

Address: Main and Church, Delaware Water Gap PA, 18327
Phone: 570-476-0345
Mile: NOBO 1293.6, AT goes through town
Price Range: Donation-based
Notes: Hostel operated out of a church. Bunks and tenting available, hiker common area and large lawn

New Jersey

Mohican Outdoor Center

Address: 50 Camp Mohican Road, Blairstown NJ, 07825
Phone: 908-362-5670
Mile: NOBO 1204.4, .3 west of where AT crosses Camp Road
Price Range: Thru-hiker rates around $34.50 bunk, $13 tenting
Notes: Resupply, including fuel. Full outdoor recreation facility operated by the AMC.


Bearded Woods Bunk and Dine

Address: Private location, must call
Mile: NOBO 1490.3, call/text Hudson for pickup
Price Range: $45 in-house bunk
Notes: Includes shuttle from/to trail & town resupply, shower, laundry & breakfast. Free slackpack with 2-night stay. No pets.

Maria McCabe’s House

Address: 4 Grove Street, Salisbury CT, 06068
Phone: 860-435-9577
Mile: NOBO 1500, Salisbury is .8 west of trail
Price Range: $35 in-house bunk
Notes: Lovely home, make-your-own-breakfast, shuttle to laundry and town resupply

Vanessa Breton’s House

Address: 7 The Lock Up Road, Salisbury CT, 06068
Phone: 860-435-9577
Mile: NOBO 1500, Salisbury is .8 west of trail
Price Range: $40 in-home bunk, $5 pet, $5 laundry
Notes: Offers shuttles, non-guest maildrops for a fee.


Jess Treat

Address: 95 Maple Ave, Sheffield MA, 01257
NOBO 1520.6, town is 3 miles east of US 7 crossing
Price Range: $40 single, $55 shared bed, $15 tenting, $5 laundry
Stay includes pickup and drop-off, shower, and nice private home. Reservations required


Green Mountain House

Address: 2480 Richville Rd, Manchester Center, VT 05255
NOBO 1650.7, Manchester Center is 5.4 W of VT 11 & 30
Price Range: Bunk $35 per person 
Full kitchen, make your own breakfast, free laundry for guests. Free morning shuttle back to the trail. Reservation for stay highly recommended.

 Hiker Hostel at the Yellow Deli

Address: 23 Center Street, Rutland VT, 05701
NOBO mile 1700.8, Rutland is 8.5W from trailhead at US 4
Price Range:
Pricing not listed online
Run by a spiritual community, can help on their organic farm. No alcohol, free showers with or without stay.
***Named one of the top hostels on the Appalachian Trail***

New Hampshire

Tigger’s Tree House

Address: Call from trailhead at Etna-Hanover Center Road
NOBO mile 1753.5, near Hanover NH
Price Range:
Donations accepted, can also work for stay
Call from trailhead for pickup, reservations required. No partying. Pets allowed.

Hikers Welcome Hostel


Address: 1396 NH-25, Glencliff NH, 03238
Phone: 603-989-0040
Mile: NOBO mile 1791.1, .3 E of the AT at NH 25
Price Range: Bunk $25, camping $18.50, shower only is $3
Notes: Snacks and soda for sale, popular slackpack location. Shower included with stay. Non-guests welcome to hang out and have a snack and watch DVDs. Pets welcome.

The Notch Hostel

Address324 Lost River Rd, North Woodstock, NH 03262
Phone: 603-348-1483
Mile: NOBO 1816.7, 4.8 miles South of Franconia Notch
Price Range: Bunk $30, bike rental $5
Notes: Popular slackpack area, free shuttles at certain times of day, pizza and snacks for sale, no liquor
***Named one of the top hostels on the Appalachian Trail***

Hiker’s Paradise at Colonial Fort Inn

Address: 370 Main St, Gorham NH, 03581
Phone: 603-466-2732
Mile: NOBO 1870.4, 4 miles west of AT, easy hitch to Gorham from where trail hits US 2
Price Range: Bunk $24
Notes: Private rooms available, coin-op laundry, kitchen. No pets or maildrops

White Mountain Lodge and Hostel


Address: 592 State Route 2, Shelburne NH, 03581
Phone: 603-466-5049
Mile: NOBO 1870.4, right where the AT crosses US 2
Price Range: $35 bunk
Notes: Breakfast and laundry included. Large lawn and pack porch. Resupply shuttle free with stay.
***Named one of the top hostels on the Appalachian Trail***


Pine Ellis Lodging

Address: 20 Pine St, Andover ME, 04216
Phone: 207-392-4161
Mile: NOBO 1932.9, Andover is 8 miles east of E B Hill Road
Price Range: $25 bunk, $45-60 private room
Notes: Pricing includes shower, loaner clothing. Will pickup from trailhead for a small fee, must have advance notice.

The Hiker Hut

Address: 2 Pine Grove Ln, Rangeley ME, 04970
Phone: 207-897-8984
Mile: NOBO 1969.4, .3 W of road crossing at ME 4
Price Range: $25 bunk, $5 non-guest maildrop
Notes: Stay includes shower, trailhead shuttle, tea, coffee, donuts. Maildrops free for guests

Farmhouse Inn

Address: 2057 Main St, Rangeley, ME 04970
Phone: 207-864-3113
Mile: NOBO 1969.4
Price Range: $30 bunk, $5 laundry
Notes: Free shuttle several times per day, offers slackpacking options

Stratton Motel

Address: 162 Main Street, Stratton ME, 04928
Phone: 207-246-4171
Mile: NOBO 2001.6, Stratton is 5 W from road crossing at ME 27
Price Range: $30 bunk, $70 private
Notes: Cash only, shuttle from trailhead if available

Sterling Inn


Address: 1041 Route 201, Caratunk ME, 04925
Phone: 207-672-3333
Mile: NOBO 2038.6, 1 mile east of AT crossing at US 201
Price Range: $27.50 bunk, $50-$85 private depending on room and bed size
Notes: Free breakfast with stay, fast wifi, multi-night discount. Pets welcome. Free shuttle to local resupply, fee shuttle for other locations.

The Caratunk House

Address: 218 Main St, Caratunk ME, 04925
Phone: 207-672-4349
Mile: NOBO 2038.6, just steps from the AT at US 201.
Price Range: $20 bed, up to $40 for private room, $7 breakfast, $5 laundry and shower for nonguests
Notes: Close to ferry crossing, not a party house. Mail drops welcome

Lakeshore House

Address: 9 Rennet Hill Road, Monson ME, 04464
Phone: 207-997-7069
Mile: NOBO 2075.3, 3.6 miles east of AT crossing at ME 15
Price Range: Bunk $25 cash, $50 private one-person, $70 two-person room
Notes: Pub and restaurant directly downstairs. Breakfast and LT resupply next door. Kayaks and paddle boats free for guests. Live music Thursdays and Sundays.


Shaw’s Hiker Hostel

Address: 17 Pleasant Street, Monson ME, 04464
Phone: 207-997-3597
Mile: NOBO 2075.3, 3.6 miles east of AT crossing at ME 15
Price Range: Bunk $25, room $45-60, $5 shower and $5 laundry to non-guests
Notes: Last town before the 100 Mile Wilderness, food to buy, rec rooms, shuttles, quiet hours after 10pm

***Named one of the top hostels on the Appalachian Trail***

Appalachian Trail Lodge

Address: 33 Penobscot Avenue, Millinocket, ME 04462
Phone: 207-723-4321
Mile: Off the AT. Millinocket is the closest trail town to Katahdin.
Price Range: Bunk beds: $25, Private room: $55, Family suite: $95 plus $10 each extra person
Notes: Last town for NOBOs, probably the first stop for SOBOs. Check out their SOBO special, and they also offer meals, gear, and shuttle services.

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Comments 30

  • Kim : Mar 12th

    Missing a great place to stay.
    Braemar castle hostel in Hampton TN.

  • Juliet : Mar 13th

    Missing a few more… Notably Lakeshore House in Monson, Maine and Three Springs Hostel in Vesuvius, Virginia (under renovation).

    • Momma T : Jun 23rd

      I was also going to mention Three Springs Hostel Bunk & Breakfast. According to the interactive map, this is their info:

      Phone #
      (434) 922-7069
      612 Wiggins Spring Rd.
      Operating Season
      Apr-Jun & Sep 15 – Nov 15
      Serves Food?
      AT Passport?

  • Scott Jenkins : Mar 14th

    Hey! You missed Mountain Home in Front Royal, VA.

    • Trek Editors : Mar 14th

      Thanks Scott, we just added their listing!

      • Lisa Jenkins : Mar 15th

        Thanks for adding Mountain Home! Could I make a few suggestions?

        Let’s use Mountain Home Cabbin as the name, and put it in the same large font with space above and below the name, as the other places. It will simplify pricing to $25/bed, laundry $3.

        “Notes” could read: WiFi, shower, town shuttle, breakfast and fresh linens included. Lemonade and cookies for anyone. Fuel, snacks, pizza and ice cream to purchase. Hiker box. Resupply packages accepted. Historic home tour optional. Dog-friendly (1/night). Open year-round.

        Just FYI: We actually get awesome reviews, many people saying we are one of their top places to stay on the trail. Cozy, clean, friendly and safe. Come by sometime for lemonade or tea and cookies.

        Thanks again!!!

        • Jim Lynch : Jul 23rd

          I’ve been to Mountain Home Cabbin several times. Can’t rave about it enough! Scott and Lisa are great hosts and hikers themselves!

  • At Lodge and Café Paul and Jaime Renaud : Mar 16th

    The AT Lodge and Café has been operating since the 80’s. PLEASE explain why we are not on this list. In the last 10 years we have served thousands of hikers and have become a destination for hikers. We also serve the hikers down at the Hiker Hostel with Josh & Leigh for 4 years.
    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Ole Man

  • Jeff G : Mar 16th

    For the record, I believe Mohican Outdoor Center in NJ would be 1304.4 NOBO rather than 1204.4 NOBO. Nice article thank you.

  • Doc Peppa : Mar 19th

    The correct phone number for Angels Rest Hiker’s Haven is 540-787-4076. Prices for lodging is $10-45.00.

  • Hydro : Mar 20th

    Top of Georgia ( Dicks Creek Gap) has never offered a continental breakfast ( ad says a ‘hearty breakfast ” ) Last year it was dry rolls – This year its cereal. Better get your breakfast meal the night before at Ingle’s in Hiawassee . Other than the misrepresentation of the breakfast T.O.G. IS Ok. Very clean !! Nice shower

  • Lil' Santa : Mar 21st

    Cantarroso Farms was LIT

  • Ed England : Mar 25th

    This information is wonderful! Thank you for sharing! Ed

  • Doc Peppa : Apr 20th

    The correct number to Angels Rest Hiker’s Haven is 540 767 4076. The number listed is to the post office.

    Thanks for the listing.

  • Rebekah Anderson : Apr 26th

    Wonderful list, but why are we not on it? Lakeshore House has been serving hikers for 12 seasons! Please include us?

  • Teej : Oct 24th

    Has anyone at “The Trek” ever been to Maine? Add the AT Lodge in Millinocket.

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  • Moose : Jan 7th

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  • Adam Stanley : Jan 23rd

    Stanimal’s Hostel & Shuttle Service Waynesboro, VA has moved to 1333 West Main Street, 22980.

    Stanimal’s Hostel & Shuttle Service Glasgow, VA is located at 1131 Rockbridge Rd, 24555. 540-480-8325

  • Ben : Feb 13th

    Is there a list like this for the PCT?

  • Jim Lynch : Jul 23rd

    Are the hostels on this list chosen by any criteria? Do you vouch for them?

  • Jim Lynch : Jul 23rd

    Bearded Wood in CT has a note on their web page that they’re closed for the 2018 season.

  • Walkabout John : Aug 8th

    This is a great hostel. Friendly, good laundry, spacious, separate male/female restroom/shower area. I’m a non drinker but I enjoyed a nice meal in the pub. It is a great hostel.
    The Station at 19E
    9367 HWY 19E, Roan Mountain, Tennessee 37687, United States

    (575) 694-0734

  • Wes McGee “The Patriot” : Aug 29th

    Human Nature Hostel
    463 Horseshoe Valley Rd
    Roxbury, Me 04275
    (207) 408-8216

    I can send pictures!

  • Ozzie Guitierez : Oct 20th

    I don’t understand the dismissive tone of the first post about Barefoot Hills. The Hiker Hostel is still there, they just have upgraded the place for others.

    I have stayed at BH twice now, and it is really nice. The people who run it are very knowledgeable about the AT. Bunks are $35 and that includes breakfast and access to the rest of the property. I never stayed there before but from I heard it used to be a real dump.

    Just an FYI to other readers here.


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