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“Great food and wonderful lodging!!” 5 of 5 stars
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7693 Hwy 19 N, Dahlonega, GA 30533   |  
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Ranked #4 of 11 Dahlonega B&B and Inns
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“Great food and wonderful lodging!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

It's really and hostel and B&B under one roof. Delicious and hearty food. Very comfortable bunk rooms with shared bath, as well as, private rooms with private bath. Great hiking in the area and Leigh and Josh are happy to shuttle you. Dahlonega is a wonderful small town worthy of a couple hours of exploring.

Hands down the place to stay when in the area!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Maplewood, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We stayed at the Hiker Hostel for a workshop and had the whole place to ourselves for our group of 18. Leigh is a terrific host and the breakfasts are hearty and delicious. And i even slept well in my bunk bed! The setting on the hilltop is beautiful, looking out through the trees at the Georgia mountains. A great spot and no doubt I will be back.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This is the best place to stay when slackpacking the Appalacian Trail in Georgia. We stayed here for a week and it was like home away from home. It felt like a bed and breakfast but you share a room and bathroom with three other people. Leigh, Josh, and Willie were fantastic. The breakfast was hearty and delicious and the hostel was extremely clean and homey. It is well priced and the shuttle service was a fantastic feature. I will be back!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Nebo, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I have been using the Hiker Hostel as my launching point for several Appalachian Trail treks over the years now. Can’t say enough good things about Josh and his wife. They are the best. Shuttle service, laundry, will hold mail drops/resupply packages. It doesn’t get any better than this. Highly recommended for anyone hiking the AT, weather your are just starting, slack packing or a SOBO (south bounder) ending your adventure at Springer Mountain. Mega thumbs up all around!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Eight of my friends and members of the Virginia Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club (ODATC) were hosted by this combination hostel / B&B for a week while we hiked most of the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail. The hostel offers a very reasonably-priced package of "slackpacking" the AT that members of our club have taken advantage of twice this year. Our hosts carried us out to sections of the AT each day and then picked us up each evening to return to the hostel. Their hostel was very cozy and relaxing and included a wonderful large breakfast each morning before we left for the trail. The hosts were extremely accommodating and the bunk-rooms were sparse but comfortable with unlimited hot water. Each bunk-room held four people and had its own bathroom. The nearby town of Delonega included numerous excellent restaurants that we took advantage of each evening. However, tired hikers can bring their own groceries and use the guest kitchen to make their own dinner. I hardily recommend this package and hostel for the discriminating yet avid hiker!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the hostel prior to and after a 3day hike trip. Everything said is true. They were very accommodating with information, transportation to and from the area and with our rooms. Being a bit older I was a little concerned too that we would feel out of place, as hostels from my younger years definitely had a different "experience". This was like staying at a great B&B with a bunch of new friends. Highly recommend to hikers or cyclists coming to the area. We will see them next year for sure!

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

After a bunch of scary movies in the 90's the idea of staying in a hostel was not on the top of my list. What a wonderful surprise when i got there. It was like having your own log cabin that you share with some extended family members. This place was very comfortable to sleep at and breakfast was included. As long as you are not an introvert you will love the homestyle breakfast. Their is a guest kitchen down stairs and plenty of movies to watch if you have had enough hiking. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hiker Hostel

Address: 7693 Hwy 19 N, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Location: United States > Georgia > Dahlonega
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Dahlonega
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7

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