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NOW is the perfect time to enjoy the North Georgia mountains: day hiking, backpacking, trail running, road riding, mountain biking…we’ve got it all! Come stay with us and explore the area!

We are your full service contact for ALL hostel, slackpack, shuttle and logistical needs for hiking the Appalachian Trail and Benton MacKaye Trail or cycling and trail running in North Georgia.

Whether a weekend, section or thru hiker, we have the information to answer your questions and facilities to meet your needs. We are able to accommodate the individual hiker, runner or cyclist, as well as groups.



More About Hiker Hostel

Hiker Hostel was founded by Josh & Leigh Saint and officially opened its doors in 2004.  After hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2000 the Saints realized that there was a lot more to starting the AT then most people would think.  And since they lived a short distance from the start of the AT, they decided to create Hiker Hostel.

13 years later and Hiker Hostel is going strong and part of the Barefoot Luxury™ collection.  Countless Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers visit Hiker Hostel each Spring to begin their journey North.  And beyond Thru Hikers, anyone is welcome to come and stay.  Section Hikers, Tourists, Cyclists, Mountain Bikers.  If you’re looking to spend some time with people who understand the outdoor enthusiast’s mentality, then you’ll be in good company.

If you’d like to hear how Hiker Hostel was founded, we invite you to watch the short video below!