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!