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AROUND THE BEND

HOSTEL, OUTFITTERS, SHUTTLE SERVICE
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Just Around the Bend from the Appalachian Trail
0.6 miles from Dicks Creek Gap (Mile 69.2 NOBO)
Hiawassee, GA

OUR HOSTEL, OUTFITTERS, AND SHUTTLE SERVICE ARE OPEN FOR 2023!

SERVICES

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LODGING

Bunks and Private Rooms
  • Pet-friendly options in select private accommodations.

  • Shower with towels and toiletries included with stay.

  • Free guest laundry with detergent

  • Free select guest shuttles included with stay.

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SLACKPACK

Go Further, Faster
  • Free slackpacking shuttles to Unicoi Gap, Indian Grave Gap, Dicks Creek Gap, and Blue Ridge Gap during  stay!

  • Other locations available for a fee.

  • Hikers not staying at the hostel can also use our for-hire shuttle service for slackpacking.

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SHUTTLE SERVICE

Guest & For-Hire
  • Free guest shuttle to/from town, Unicoi Gap, Indian Grave Gap, Dicks Creek Gap, and Blue Ridge Gap during stay. Fee without stay.

  • Paid-for shuttle service available to other locations with or without stay.

  • We can help you slackpack!

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MAIL SERVICES

Box Holding & Forwarding
  • Free box holding with stay, $5/box without stay.

  • We can also mail what you don't need back home or bounce it up the trail to your next stop.​

  • Click below for mailing instructions and additional information.

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OUTFITTER

Ultralight Gear, Resupply & More
  • On-site shop offering resupply, gear, apparel, and shoes.

  • Some of our retail partners: Darn Tough, Enlightened Equipment, Hyperlite, Lightheart Gear, Six Moon Designs, Topo Athletic, and others!

  • Fuel, water filters, freeze-dried meals, electrolytes, snacks, and more!

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PARKING

Short-term & Long-term
  • Parking is free for hostel guests during night(s) stayed at the hostel.

  • Short-term and long-term parking is available for $5/vehicle/day for guests of Hostel Around the Bend or our shuttle service who wish to leave their vehicle parked at the hostel.

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OUR SERVICES

OTHER AMENITIES

Food & Drinks for Purchase

Sodas, Frozen Pizzas, Burritos, and more available for purchase. Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options. All items subject to availability.

Free Wifi

Free Wifi and guest computer available. Print your Smoky Mountain permit here.

Art & Entertainment

Art supplies, puzzles, board games, books, and more available for guests to enjoy during their stay.

Showers

Shared full bathrooms with towels, soap, shampoo, etc. included with stay.​ ​$5.00/shower without stay. We have plenty of hot water!

Musical Instruments

Guests can play our variety of musical instruments including several different guitars, banjo, violin, cajon and more.

Relax Here

Massage guns, foot massagers, yoga mats are available for guests to relax their sore muscles.

Laundry

Self-service laundry. Free with stay, $5.00/person without stay. Detergent provided.​ Loaner clothes of all sizes available!

Guest Kitchens

Guests share use of 2 full kitchens with cookware and cooking supplies provided. Propane grill and griddle also available.

AT Passport Stamp Location

Get your "Hostel Around the Bend" stamp for your AT Passport here. AT Passports also available for sale.

Pet Blazing Location

Friendly hostel pets (2 small hypoallergenic dogs and 2 cuddly outdoor cats) make guests feel right at home.

GALLERY

GALLERY

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GUEST REVIEWS

Top notch hostel, perfect location & excellent people! Gordon & Lisa go above & beyond the call of duty to accommodate you during your visit. A must stay during your hiking adventures. Don’t forget to let Gordon show you the all new gear shop!

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