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Hiker Hostel

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7693 Hwy 19 N, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Hiker Hostel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A friend and I recently used the services of the Hiker Hostel to get on the trail for a hike of the GA section of the AT. We dropped my car at the ending trailhead and then stayed over to start the approach trail up Springer Mtn the next day. We had a very nice, clean room with private bath.... More 

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I did a mini road trip and found this treasure of a place! We felt right at home here, very comfortable, and VERY clean! We did some hiking and had an adventure finding waterfalls and quaint towns nearby. Lots of wonderful people! Can't wait to go back!

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Montgomery, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful hostel for thru hikers or for those who want to do some day hikes on the Appalachian Trail. There are bunks for $18, private rooms, a cabin, and my favorite: the container lodging for $55. The containers are compact but well equipped with microwave, frig, and coffee pot. There are 2 private decks as well as... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I visited the Hiker Hostel twice in April 2015. I feel as though I was the only person there who wasn't a hiker, but everyone I came into contact with was very friendly on both stays. My reason for visiting was because I had two major tests to take at the local university to finish grad school and I wanted... More 

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Windham, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Whether you are planning a thru-hike or are a section hiker this hostel second to none for its comfort and amenities. The moment you step into this rustic hostel you enter a portal into another realm of accommodations. The owners and staff are more than willing to put themselves out to insure every detail of your stay is not overlooked.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great find! Didn't know what to expect as my fellow hiker booked the hostel. WOW!! Beautiful place, deck, fire pit, supplies, clean sheets, great breakfast! Terrific staff runs the place with organization, helpfulness and friendly personalities. We chose to start our AT hike from here and it was a great decision. The price is fantastic and the value - better.... More 

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Jonesville, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

This place has everything a hiker would want. Beds are not just mats that you put your own sleeping bag on...real beds with sheets and pillow cases. Private rooms also available. They are extremely organized in their shuttle services, and are willing to shuttle day packers to and from the trail. Breakfast is served on time with many hot delicious... More 

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Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I stayed here for three nights while doing some slackpacking. They were awesome about shuttling my small group to the trail. They serve a wonderful breakfast, offering something different each morning we were there. The rooms were clean and the common areas were tidy. The mornings shuttles were very organized. I recommend this place to anyone and everyone. There's no... More 

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Kent, Ohio
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12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The Hiker Hostel, Dahlonega, is the <perfect> springboard to the Appalachian Trail. The hostel is the number one home-stay starting-point for the southern section of the A-T. It houses about 25 people in standard dormitories, private rooms, and log cabins around the property. The prices range, as you would expect, based on the luxury of the accommodation (from about $18-$30... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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97 reviews 97 reviews
20 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Had very good email communication made my arrival and start to the AT Trail very easy. Place is really nice staff was great. They have a good selection of last minute hiker needs. Also Walmart near by and they did late shuttles over for last minute needs.

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