A long (4-8 hours) on the South Kaibab Trail brings you to Phantom Ranch: a quaint collection of stone cabins, four 10 bed 'dormitory' buildings and a central 'canteen' (dining hall/store/ gathering place). BEST OPTION: a cabin w/ 9 of your best friends!
We stayed in the dorms. Due to a late start (8 a.m.) bottom bunks were taken. One toilet, one shower, one sink per cabin. Bedding and towel provided.
Your dinner reservation will be hiker-stew or steak. Both are delicious but hiker stew will save you $12. Opt for the 5 a.m. breakfast so as to be on the outbound trail as early as possible.