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“Great Place to Start Your AT Adventure”
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Barefoot Hills
Ranked #4 of 8 Dahlonega B&B and Inns
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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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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!

Room Tip: For maximum savings, choose a bunk in the bunk-room. For maximum luxury, choose a double guest room...
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Larry K
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

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
2  Thank Geriwkr
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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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2  Thank batmaninsc
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Hiker Hostel one night as we were stopping through Georgia to do a day hike up Blood Mountain. We arrived later than planned due to traveling in the rain, but we were happily greeted and shown around the cabin. We stayed in a bunk room on the third floor, which was very clean and pleasant. The whole cabin has a clean and comfortable feel to it. A hearty breakfast of french toast, eggs, grits, and oatmeal was served at 7:30 in the morning, all personally prepared by Josh and Leigh. There was Wi-Fi throughout the cabin, and a full kitchen for guest use downstairs. All the other guests appeared to be hiking the Appalachian Trail so it made for interesting conversation. We are new to hiking and were definitely inspired by the people that we met and the general atmosphere of the hostel. We would like to return and spend multiple days hiking in Georgia.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank LovelyReverie
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

After all the great reviews we saw online, we wanted to check it out and it was as wonderful as everyone else said - maybe even better!!

We stayed in one of their private rooms so it felt more like a B&B than a hostel. Can't say enough nice things about the staff, the house, the location, the breakfast! Everything was beyond what you would expect for a hostel and for the price. Exceptional value!

Also we were traveling with our Australian labradoodle and they were not only pet friendly but didn't even charge a pet fee or deposit!

Room Tip: Book early!
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

I learned about slackpacking and I am glad I did. It sure beats sleeping in the woods. Lee and Josh provide a clean room and great breakfast to start the day. Shuttles to the trail made my trip easy and stress free. I will be back soon.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank boca_penguins
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Additional Information about Barefoot Hills

Address: 7693 Highway 19 N, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1968 (Formerly Hiker Hostel)
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
Number of rooms: 10

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