hostels

The Zen of Hostels, Hotels, and Homes and the Power of Protein Bars

The Zen of Hostels, Hotels, and Homes and the Power of Protein Bars

Besides shelters and the homes of friends and strangers, hostels and hotels form the trifecta of hiker refuges. Each hostel and hotel found along the Appalachian Trail is as different...

Jun 25, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
The Frugal Thru Hiker: A Few Tips on How to Stretch the Dollar on the Trail

The Frugal Thru Hiker: A Few Tips on How to Stretch the Dollar on the Trail

A short, fun guide on how to pinch pennies during a thru hike when it comes to getting clean, food resupply, gear, shelter, and more!

Dec 6, 2016 : Stubbs
Cool Places to Stumble Across on the A.T.

Cool Places to Stumble Across on the A.T.

Coolest spots not to miss on the A.T. Learn about some fun places to stay, the vistas worth visiting, and most importantly? Where can I find good beer? :D

Feb 15, 2016 : Clarity
Want to Work in a Trail Hostel? 4 Things You Should Consider First

Want to Work in a Trail Hostel? 4 Things You Should Consider First

You’ve finished your thru hike! Congratulations! Maybe you finished last week or last year or even 10 years ago, but regardless of the length of time it has been since...

Sep 23, 2014 : Sprinkles
What Are the Best Hostels on the Appalachian Trail? [POLL]

What Are the Best Hostels on the Appalachian Trail? [POLL]

To the uninitiated, a large room full of small, stacked beds populated by stinky people and their gear might not seem all that enticing. Don't be fooled. For thru-hikers and...

Apr 29, 2014 : Zach
Hostels are Magic – I’ll keep going

Hostels are Magic – I’ll keep going

Hostels are truly magical places. I'd heard that before. But you really have to experience it to understand it. I still cried a lot - I'm particularly weepy and homesick...

Mar 19, 2014 : Sarah (Ent)