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“friendly people and a great place to stay”
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Hiker Hostel
Ranked #4 of 8 Dahlonega B&B and Inns
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Huntington Station
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34 reviews
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“friendly people and a great place to stay”
Reviewed November 1, 2011

This place is somewhat of a mix between a fancy hostel and a modest bed and breakfast. The building is clean, the grounds are well kept, the food is great and the owners are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. It felt like being a guest at someone's house. Guests have access to kitchen and laundry area. Transportation to and from the airport and to and from local hiking is available.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Jacksonville, NC
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

Don’t let the name fool you it is not a regular hostel. This is a cabin in the woods that has both private rooms and bunk rooms for people just wanting to relax in the wilderness to hikers passing through for a shower and a good meal. There is a kitchen downstairs to prepare meals or make hot water in preparation for cold weather hiking and they also provide a homemade morning breakfast with fresh eggs from their own chickens.

The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable having hiked the App Trail themselves.

There is free internet access and satellite TV with Netflixs.

The bathrooms are comfortable and they provide towels and linens for the beds.

They also provide transportation to the beginning of the App Trail at Springer Mountain.

I would be glad to stay here again even if I was not hiking if I am ever back in the area.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviewed June 18, 2011

For my 3rd night backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, I wanted a bed, shower, and toilet. One phone call, and the owner of the Hiker Hostel picked us up in 30 minutes, and transported us for free to his hostel. What a great place with friendly people, laundry, refrigerator, coffee, TV, air conditioning, Netflix and lots of VHS tapes. Super buffet breakfast is included. Fire pit and BBQ in the back yard. Quiet location. Sleeps 16, some bunk beds and some private rooms. What you see on the website is accurate. Owned by husband and wife who hiked the thruhiked the Appalachian Trail together in 2000, then built the hostel. My group of 3 were the only backpackers, and others were all bicyclists. Takes credit cards and the price was right. I usually stay at high end hotels, yet I really enjoyed the hospitality and accomodations of this simple hostel.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed August 30, 2010

We stayed even though we are not hikers for my aunts birthday. There were several ladies staying and we all had a blast. The hostel is a cute, clean cabin with a great deck and fire pit. You also have your own kitchen down stairs. The owners and very nice people who prepare a great breakfast in the morning. There is one private room that you can snag with its own bathroom. All the other rooms are open to the public so you might have to bunk with a hiker. We went to several wine tastings in the area during the fall time when the trees where beautiful. Check it out!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Hiker Hostel
Address: 7693 Highway 19 N, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1968
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 )
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Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Dahlonega
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7

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