Located minutes off the Appalachian Trail and a short drive from downtown Dahlonega, our beautifully unique property is in an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts. With hiking, wineries, delicious restaurants, fly fishing, and creeks to float down - there is something for everyone!
The Hiker Hostel Bunk Beds are located on the bottom level of our main building. Having been a launching point for AT hikers over the last 13 years, guests from all over the world have come to stay with us. Come be a piece of history and spend the night with us before, during, or after you explore all the area has to offer!
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Hiker Hostel Bunk Bed
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What a fantastic spot! We stayed at the Hiker Hostel – recently rebranded as Barefoot Hills – after chasing the eclipse nearby. Miles of winding mountain road led us to the property, where general manager Jesse showed us around. There are a number of different accommodation types on site, but we stayed in the hostel-style bunkhouse. The space was expansive – a huge living room/lounge area with multiple couches, a kitchen, and a dining area with a beautiful wooden table. Our four-bunk bedroom had its own private bath. All of it was comfortable and immaculately clean.
There’s a pantry in the kitchen full of food items left behind by hikers trying to lighten their load before setting off on the Appalachian Trail (Springer Mountain, the southern terminus and starting point for most thru-hikers, is nearby). It worked out well for us, since we’d forgotten to stop and get something to make for dinner. Easy enough to find enough food to fill our bellies for the night. In the morning, Jesse was up early making coffee and setting out a continental breakfast spread in the dining area.
The property grounds were wooded and lovely, and my only disappointment is that we didn’t have time to do any hiking on the AT while we were there. If you’re into mountain biking though, check out the Bull and Jake Mountain trail systems nearby. Awesome! The town of Dahlonega, site of the first gold rush in the United States, is just down the road and is worth a visit, too: good restaurants and lots of antique shops to poke around in, if that’s your thing.